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  1. Updates on Thursday, 28 April 2016
  2. The prime minister addresses 2,000 people in Peterborough about the EU referendum
  3. MPs call on the government to think again about plans for a new elected mayor for Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Norfolk
  4. Estate agents report house price boom in Ely
  5. Updates resume at 08:00 on Friday

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By Alex Pope

All times stated are UK

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That's it for today. We'll be back tomorrow with the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates for the county between 08:00 and 18:00.

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Illegal rave fears for Cambridgeshire as police put public on alert

Cambridge News

Fears of a huge illegal rave in Cambridgeshire over the bank holiday weekend have prompted police to put the public on alert.

Weather: A wet evening followed by dry, cold night

Alex Dolan

BBC Look East weather

Tonight will be cloudy at first with outbreaks of rain, locally heavy at times. It will then become dry later with clear spells. Minimum temperature: 0C (32F).

Weather map

Friday should be dry at first with sunny spells, but cloud will increase during the morning with the odd shower possible in the afternoon. Maximum temperature: 11C (52F). 

For the latest weather where you live, head to BBC Weather.    

Stewart Jackson: Peterborough's economy would do better outside the EU

Katy Prickett

BBC News

Stewart Jackson "very strongly challenges" Prime Minister David Cameron's claim on a visit to Perkins earlier where he told workers that "50% of what you make in Peterborough goes to the EU".

Stewart Jackson

The city's Conservative MP, who is campaigning to leave the EU, said he didn't know where the PM got his figures from because he wasn't sure it was possible to break down export figures to constituency level.

Mr Jackson added he was sure manufacturing in Peterborough would do better trade outside the EU - and there was a great opportunity for the UK as the fifth largest economy to create its own bilateral trade agreements. 

Headlines: David Cameron visits Peterborough to campaign for EU Remain... Woman who died on A142 named

Emma Maclean

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Here's the main stories in Cambridgeshire this evening:

  • The prime minister tells Peterborough workers why he wants them to vote to stay in the EU
  • Woman who died on the A142 at Sutton has been named by Cambridgeshire Police
  • Fen waterways are the perfect habitat for voles, a study has shown

U's play-off challenge still alive as they await fitness of Legge

Peter Swan

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire sport

Cambridge United are waiting on the fitness of defender Leon Legge ahead of Saturday's match against Plymouth in League Two.

Legge has been struggling with a hamstring problem. Mark Roberts will continue to deputise should Legge be unavailable.

Leon Legge
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Ryan Ledson is also a doubt with a leg injury. Ryan Haynes is definitely sidelined.

The U's must beat Plymouth and hope AFC Wimbledon fail to win at Stevenage if their play-off challenge is to continue into the final week of the season.

Everything but the kitchen sink?

Helen Burchell

BBC News

This is what happens when you try to move the entire contents of your house in one go...

Lorry load at Sawtry
BCH Road Policing

Police stopped this lorry in Sawtry as it was over the weight limit.

So they took everything out, lined it all up, and this is all that was legally allowed back in the vehicle.

That pot plant and barbecue are going to have to wait for the next truck to come along.

Woman killed on A142 named by police

Alex Pope

BBC Local Live

Police have named the woman killed on the A142 at Sutton, near Ely, yesterday afternoon.

She was 43-year-old Nicola Manning from Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk.

She died when the black Jaguar X Type she was a passenger in crashed with a black Ford Transit. 

Inquiry concerns for McCann ahead of Posh game on Saturday

Peter Swan

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire sport

Peterborough caretaker manager Grant McCann says he'll name the "strongest side possible" against Shrewsbury in League One on Saturday.

Grant McCann
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Michael Smith should be fit following a tendon problem, but Ben Alnwick is still struggling with a stomach injury.  

Michael Bostwick will pick up a three-match ban should he receive any further yellow cards this season, so could again be rested. Jermaine Anderson, Jordan Nicholson, Joe Gormley and Tom Nichols are long term injury concerns, but Chris Forrester is available after suspension.

Cameron's visit to Peterborough described as 'scare-mongering' by MEP

Alex Pope

BBC Local Live

The Conservative MEP for the Eastern Region, Patrick O'Flynn, has responded to David Cameron's visit to Peterborough to gain support for the remain Europe campaign.

Mr O'Flynn believes Britain would be better out of Europe and accused Mr Cameron of "yet more scare-mongering".

Cameron at Caterpillar plant in Peterborough

He told me Mr Cameron "knows only too full well that our trading access to the EU is protected by the World Trade Organisation".

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David Cameron answers question on immigration concerns

Hannah Olsson

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire political reporter

The prime minister answered tough questions from an audience of about 2,000 workers at the Caterpillar plant in Peterborough this afternoon.

He spoke on topics such as the accountability of the EU and the effect Europe has on small businesses.

Caterpillar plant in Peterborough

The biggest applause came after one worker asked if enough was being done to control immigration due to the pressure on schools and hospitals. 

David Cameron responded by referring to the deal he'd just done on restricting access to the welfare system.

Fenland vegetation helps stop water vole decline in Cambridgeshire

Johnny Dee

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

It seems like the Fen drainage system has many benefits. 

Water vole
Cliff Carson

I've been finding out how the drains maintained by the Middle Level Commissioners in the county are good news for the water vole population. 

Water vole
Cliff Carson

Cliff Carson is its environmental officer and told me the vegetation around the Fens created a very healthy environment for water voles to live in. Also, because of the diversity of the area, the animals are no longer in decline. 

Fen drains providing good home for water voles

Johnny Dee

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

They're small, furry, sometimes confused with rats, and I've been on the look-out for them!

Water vole
Cliff Carson

It's all because a survey by the Wildlife Trust for Beds, Cambs and Northants has found that the Fen ditches are a perfect habit for the animals. 

Water vole
Cliff Carson

Compared to some parts of the country where the animal is in decline or "functionally extinct", in the Fens the numbers are stable and have not diminished over the past 10 years.

Water voles
Cliff Carson

Although I didn't spot any myself, luckily Cliff Carson from the Middle Level Commissioners did, and kindly sent us these pictures. 

Ely housing market has never been so buoyant, claim estate agents

Tom Horn

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

I've been in Ely finding out what the housing market is like, following Rightmove figures showing house prices have risen by nearly a quarter in three years. 

Estate agents in Ely

Estate and letting agents have told me they've never seen the market so buoyant. 

Mike Stubbins from David Clark and Co Estate Agents says it's down to Ely being an "attractive" place to live and planned developments meaning facilities will just "get better and better". 

PM talks to 2,000 workers in Peterborough

Andrew Sinclair

BBC Look East political correspondent

The prime minister is currently addressing about 2,000 workers at the Perkins plant in Peterborough. 

He's told them that "50% of what you make in Peterborough goes to EU. That could be at risk if we leave."

David Cameron at the Perkins plant in Peterborough

He's come to the city to support the UK staying in the EU ahead of the vote on 23 June. 

MP arrives at Perkins in Peterborough

Hannah Olsson

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire political reporter

I'm in Peterborough waiting to ask David Cameron questions about why he's so keen for us to stay in the EU. 

He's come to the city to join forces with the ex-TUC boss Sir Brendan Barber. 

David Cameron in Peterborough

He's visiting Perkins. More updates to follow.

Weather: Wet and windy later

BBC Weather

Although the afternoon may start dry, it will eventually cloud over and there will be frequent outbreaks of rain and perhaps hail at times.

Wickenwoman/Weather Watcher

Maximum temperature: 11C (52F).

Headlines: PM in Peterborough to push for Britain to remain in Europe... Housing market in Ely never been so busy say estate agents

Emma Maclean

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Here are the main news stories making the headlines this lunchtime: 

  • Peterborough prepares for a visit by the PM to make his case for Britain to remain in the EU
  • A woman in her 40s has been killed after a two-vehicle crash on the A142 close to Sutton
  • A housing boom is being experienced in Ely, with house prices rising by almost a quarter in three years

Warning to motorists to take extra care after seven-vehicle crash

Sam Edwards

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire Fire Service has advised drivers to take extra care in fluctuating weather conditions after it attended a seven-vehicle accident on the A1.

One car ended up on its roof after the crash on the southbound carriageway near Haddon yesterday evening.

Emergency services at scene of car accident in Haddon
Cambridgeshire fire and rescue

The road was closed for several hours and one person was taken to hospital. 

House prices on the rise in Ely

Tom Horn

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

The housing marking in Ely is experiencing a boom time.

Stour Green, Ely
Geograph/Hugh Venables

Figures released by Rightmove show the average price of a house has risen by 24% in three years, to almost £280,000. 

The most popular homes are terraced properties selling for £240,000 on average. 

Prime minister comes to Peterborough

Mousumi Bakshi

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

David Cameron is in Peterborough this afternoon making the case for Britain to remain in the EU. 

He's being joined by the former leader of the TUC trade union, Sir Brendan Barber, to argue that workers' rights would be harmed if Britain voted to leave.

We'll bring you more on this during the day.

Cambridge MP says plans to elect a mayor for the Eastern region should be 'ignored'

Andrew Sinclair

BBC Look East political correspondent

There were angry scenes in parliament yesterday as MPs got their first chance to debate plans for East Anglian devolution.

Daniel Zeichner

Under the proposals Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk will have an elected mayor with new powers over things like transport and strategic planning. 

Daniel Zeichner, the Labour MP for Cambridge, isn't for the idea, saying "no-one really wants your mayor and if we have to have it, I dare say we can safely ignore it".

Travel: Delays on Fen Causeway due to emergency gas works

Emergency gas works on Fen Causeway are causing delays in Cambridge city centre.

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Cambridgeshire MP opens debate on future of devolved government for the East

Hannah Olsson

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire political reporter

The Conservative MP for Peterborough, Stewart Jackson, opened a parliamentary debate calling on the government to think again about plans for devolution and a new elected mayor for East Anglia.

Stewart Jackson

He said the idea just "doesn't stack up".

He told the BBC the "numbers are not great" as devolution will only bring in an extra £13 funding per head compared to £20 per head that areas like Sheffield get, adding it could turn into a "bureaucratic muddle".

Bank robbed in Cambridge

A bank has been robbed in Cambridge, with a man making off with thousands of pounds of cash.

Staff were threatened at the NatWest on Market Street at about 14:00 yesterday.

CCTV images of man in bank
Cambridgeshire Police

Police said no weapons were seen, but said the robber told staff he would hurt them if they didn't listen. CCTV images (above) have been released of the man police want to question.

Woman in her 40s killed on A142

Sam Edwards

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

A woman in her 40s has died after a two vehicle crash on the A142 near Sutton yesterday afternoon. 

She was a passenger in a black Jaguar X Type that hit a black Ford Transit, close to the Mepal Road roundabout, at about 14.30. 

A man in his 40s who was also in the Jaguar has "serious, but not life-threatening injuries" and a baby girl was taken to hospital as a "precaution", police said.

The driver of the Ford Transit, a man in his 30s, received minor injuries.

Tactile map unveiled for visually impaired travellers

Johnny Dee

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

A new tactile map has been installed at Peterborough Railway Station to help visually impaired passengers.

Tactile map

It provides information on location of platforms, toilets, shops and cafes by using a mixture of raised large print, Braille and tactile symbols. 

Virgin Trains says it worked closely with charity RNIB to create the aid. 

MPs call for government to re-think plans for mayor in East Anglia

Hannah Olsson

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire political reporter

A number of MPs have called on the government to think again about plans for a new elected mayor for East Anglia. 

The chancellor announced in March the government would offer devolved powers and a mayor for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, with elections due next year.

Parliamentary debate

Local authorities will vote on whether or not to accept proposals for a new combined authority for the three counties in June.

We'll bring you what two of our MPs said shortly. 

Man detained in Wisbech for stealing plants

Fenland police detained a man last night after he "helped himself to plants".

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Travel: Delays on A1301 in Great Shelford

Delays are expected on the A1301 in Great Shelford this morning because of roadworks.

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Headlines: Cambridgeshire devolution plans questioned by MPs... Housing boom in East Cambridgeshire

Sam Edwards

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Here are main new stories for Thursday morning: 

  • A number of MPs have called on the government to think again about plans for a new elected mayor for Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Norfolk
  • A housing boom is being experienced in Ely as estate and letting agents say properties are in high demand and there's a shortage of rental properties
  • Watervoles are thriving in the Fens, according to The Wildlife Trust for Beds, Cambs and Northants

Weather: Scattered showers developing today

Elizabeth Rizzini

BBC Look East weather

After a cold and mainly dry start with some sunny spells, scattered showers will develop through the morning and then die out again later in the afternoon.

Thickening cloud will bring outbreaks of rain to most parts during the evening. 

Maximum Temperature: 11C (52F).

Welcome to Local Live for Cambridgeshire

Alex Pope

BBC Local Live

Good morning and welcome to the Local Live news feed for Cambridgeshire. 

We'll be bringing you all your news, sport, travel and weather between now and 18:00. 

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