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  1. Updates on Monday, 6 June 2016
  2. A hotel blaze in Cambridge was caused by a chip pan, the fire service says
  3. Passers-by have spoken to the BBC about how they threw stones at the windows to alert hotel residents
  4. The number of IVF cycles couples can receive on the NHS in Cambridgeshire has been reduced to one
  5. Updates resume at 08:00 on Tuesday

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By Mark Williamson

All times stated are UK

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We'll be back tomorrow at 08:00 for more live news, sport, weather and travel updates for Cambridgeshire.

Until then, if you have any pictures, stories or comments you want us to feature, get in touch via emailFacebook or Twitter

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Weather: Dry overnight and warm tomorrow

Julie Reinger

BBC Look East weather

The evening will be clear, sunny and warm. The night will stay dry. Minimum temperature: 10C (50F).

Weather map

There will be some early mist and low cloud tomorrow, but this will quickly clear to leave a warm and sunny day. Maximum temperature: 24C (75F).

Head to BBC Weather for more details.

Woman found dead in submerged car named by police

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

I'm afraid we've got some really sad news to tell you about now...

A woman who died when the car she was driving entered a river near Christchurch has been named by police as Tina Keys, 41, of Pymoor, near Ely.

Tina Keys
Cambridgeshire Police

Police say she was driving a black Honda Civic between Saturday night and Sunday morning when it left the road at Sixteen Foot Drain.

Anyone with information, or who saw the vehicle, is asked to contact police on 101.

Watch: Missing climber's girlfriend tells how he sent her a map of his location

Missing climber Aiden Webb sent his girlfriend a location map of his whereabouts, she has told the BBC via Skype.

Aiden Webb, 22, from Norwich and a former student in Cambridge, became injured while trekking on Fansipan Mountain in Vietnam on Friday and lost his way.

Bluebell Baughan, who is also travelling in Vietnam, said she was able to give the map to police searching for Aiden, but neither him nor his belongings have been found.  

Fenland boxing hero pays tribute to Muhammad Ali

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

Cambridgeshire's former champion boxer Dave 'Boy' Green has paid tribute to Muhammad Ali, who died over the weekend aged 74.

Dave 'boy' Green

The former British Welterweight Champion, who lives near Chatteris, told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire he met Ali a number of times.

"In 1977 he came to England and I was with him for five days, he was a very nice man... a great man," he said.

The body of the boxing legend, who died on Friday, has arrived in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, where his funeral will take place on Friday.  

In the papers: Three people in critical condition after crash... 'Fears growing' for former Cambridge student

Mousumi Bakshi

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Here's a quick round-up of what is in the local papers today:

The Peterborough Telegraph is reporting that three people are in a critical condition in hospital after a car struck a roundabout.  

Meanwhile, the Cambridge News says fears are growing for former Cambridge student Aiden Webb missing in Vietnam.

BBC Weather Watchers: Cabbages soak up the sunshine

BBC Weather Watchers

A bit of sunshine was just what this crop of Cabbages needed after all the rain last week.

BBC Weather Watchers

BBC Weather Watcher "WCC Pix-L" took this near Wisbech. 

The temperature this afternoon has been reaching 24C (75F) in Cambridge.

For more images captured by our volunteers in Cambridgeshire, head to the Weather Watchers website.

Blazing hotel guests turn to social media to thank man who raised the alarm

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

Guests at Lovell Lodge have thanked passer-by Keith Chambers, who raised the alarm, after the hotel caught alight on Sunday.

Ali Glass posted on Facebook: "I have to say a big thank you to this man who risked his own life... Some of us owe him our lives especially because within minutes of us escaping our room collapsed, thanks to you my children have their mummy home." 

Fire at Lovell Lodge
Cambs Fire and Rescue

As we reported earlier, Keith was treated for smoke inhalation after entering the burning hotel to alert people after realising guests were still inside.

EU Referendum: MP hits back after Sir John Major labels Leave campaign 'deceitful'

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

There has been angry reaction today after former Tory prime minister and Huntingdon MP Sir John Major accused the Leave camp of conducting a "deceitful, misleading" EU referendum campaign.

He told Andrew Marr on Sunday he was "angry about the way the British people are being misled", accusing Vote Leave of putting out "inaccurate information".    

Conservative MP Boris Johnson stood by Vote Leave's figures, saying so-called "blue-on-blue" conflict should end. 

But today Tory backbencher Jacob Rees-Mogg told Radio 4's Westminster Hour the former prime minister "destroyed hundreds of thousands of jobs with his failed European policy".

He said Sir John Major "ought to know how to behave better" and it was "all to do with his bitterness over his failings".

Peterborough also sign Hughes and Tafazolli

Nick Fairbairn

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire sport

The new appointments don't end there... Newport County left-back Andrew Hughes and Mansfield Town centre-back Ryan Tafazolli have also joined Posh.

Andrew Hughes and Ryan Tafazolli
Getty Images

Hughes (left), 24, agreed a two-year deal after rejecting an offer from the Welsh side, for whom he played 151 games.

Twenty-four-year-old Tafazolli (right) also declined a new contract at his previous club, where he made 118 appearances, to sign a three-year deal at Peterborough.

He told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire: "It ticked all the boxes for me and it was a no-brainer."

Andrew Hughes and Ryan Tafazolli

Peterborough sign Hughes and Tafazolli

Peterborough United sign Newport County left-back Andrew Hughes and Mansfield Town centre-back Ryan Tafazolli.

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Posh reveal new assistant manager

Nick Fairbairn

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire sport

Peterborough United has appointed Lee Glover as its new assistant manager.

The former Nottingham Forest Player has coached at Derby, Burton and Coventry, as well as managing Corby Town in the non-league ranks.   

Lee Glover
Getty Images

Masterpiece displayed at museum following 10-year restoration

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

A Renaissance masterpiece is going on display in Cambridge on Wednesday following a 10-year restoration.  

Adoration of the Shepherds
Fitzwilliam Museum

The Adoration of the Shepherds by 16th Century Italian artist Sebastiano del Piombo was almost completely destroyed while owned by the French royal family in the 1700s.

The painstaking restoration work was carried out by conservators from the Hamilton Kerr Institute, based at the Fitzwilliam Museum.

It is being exhibited as June's "Object of the Month". 

Weather: Warm sunshine this afternoon

BBC Weather

This is a lot more like it, isn't it...

This afternoon will be very warm and sunny with the highest temperatures in Cambridge. Maximum temperature: 24C (75F). 

Church at Papworth Everard
Sunny chap / BBC Weather Watcher

BBC Weather Watcher "Sunny chap" captured this summery scene at Papworth Everard this morning.

Missing Aiden Webb: Fansipan Mountain

Helen Burchell

BBC News

Fanispan Mountain, where former Cambridge student Aiden Webb has gone missing, is in the Lao Cai Province in north-west Vietnam. 

Graphic showing mountain
Mountain graphic
  • At 10,312 ft (3,143m) above sea level, it is the highest peak in all of Indochina, made up of Vietnam, Lao and Cambodia
  • It is some way off Everest at 29,029ft (8,848m) and the world's 100 highest mountains
  • Known as the Roof of Indochina, it is a popular eco-tourist spot in the region
  • Hikes arranged by tour companies usually take two to three days, with a small village at almost the halfway point and an overnight camp about 1,000ft (304m) from the summit 
  • The nearest township, Sa Pa, is five-and-a-half miles (9km) away

Missing Aiden Webb: Statement from Anglia Ruskin

Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge has sent us this statement about former student Aiden Webb, who went missing while trekking in Vietnam.

"Aiden graduated from Anglia Ruskin in 2014 and was a very popular and hard-working student, known for his wonderful sense of humour. Along with all his friends and family, we hope for his safe return."

Aiden Webb

Missing Aiden Webb: Trekker set off alone

Helen Burchell

BBC News

I've been speaking to the girlfriend of missing former Cambridge student Aiden Webb who has gone missing while trekking in Vietnam.

Bluebell Baughan, who is travelling with Aiden in Vietnam, said the 22-year-old went to Fansipan Mountain alone without a guide at 06:00 local time on Friday.

Bluebell Baughan and Aiden Webb
Bluebell Baughan

She says Aiden, an experience climber, spoke to her on his mobile phone saying he was injured and lost, but his battery then died and he hasn't been seen since.

"Aiden said a rock had cut his arm open and he had hurt his knee," said Miss Baughan.

The pair, who are on a four-month trip in Vietnam, met while students at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge.

Woman found dead in Fenland waterway

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

The body of a woman has been found submerged in water near the Fenland village of Christchurch.

16 Foot Bank near Christchuch

She was found in a black Honda Civic that left the road at Sixteen Foot Drain and entered the river.

Cambridgeshire police say the woman was in her 40s and believes the car hit the water between 23:45 on Saturday and 05:00 yesterday.

Hotel fire: 'I couldn't see anything, just feel the heat'

Sam Edwards

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

I've been speaking to Keith Chambers, who rushed into the burning Lovell Lodge Hotel to warn guests.

"I couldn't see anything, just feel the heat," he said. 

Lovell Lodge Hotel fire
Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service

Mr Chambers was treated for smoke inhalation and says he has been thanked on social media for his quick actions by people who were in the hotel at the time.

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said the "quick-thinking decisions" by those first at the scene meant all residents and staff were safe.

BreakingCambridge hotel fire 'accidental'

Sam Edwards

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue has just said the cause of the blaze at Lovell Lodge in Cambridge yesterday was "accidental" and started in a chip pan.

Lovell Lodge Hotel fire
Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service

Fire investigator Pete Jones said: "This fire started in the kitchen flue. A cook lit a chip pan to start preparing breakfast, but the pan caught fire. 

"He attempted to put the fire out but it was too late as the flames had spread to the kitchen flue, and then into the roof. It is likely that years of build up of fat and grease in the extractor flue fuelled the fire." 

Passers-by describe raising alarm at burning hotel

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

Three passers-by have described how they alerted people to a fire at a Cambridge hotel.

Scene of fire
Jamie Adams

Keith Chambers, James Brown and Gareth Evans were driving along Milton Road when they saw smoke coming from the roof of Lovell Lodge.  

Mr Chambers told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire: "We jumped over a fence and started chucking stones at the windows... then we realised there were more people in there, in all the rooms, so we ran in and started banging on doors."

NHS IVF cuts in Cambridgeshire a 'travesty'

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

The chair of the Association of Clinical Embryologists (ACE) says cuts to IVF treatment on the NHS in Cambridgeshire are a "travesty".


Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG has reduced the number of IVF cycles funded by the NHS from two to one, because of "serious financial challenges".

Stephen Harbottle from ACE told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire: "A lot of people will end their NHS care pathway without conceiving a child".

More on former student reported missing in Vietnam

Helen Burchell

BBC News

Here's some more information on a former Cambridge student missing in Vietnam.

The Eastern Daily Press reports Aiden Webb, 22, had recently been living in Cambridge, where he studied drama at Anglia Ruskin University.

According to posts being shared on social media, he has not been seen since falling while hiking in mountains in the northwest of the country on 3 June. 

The Express says the Foreign Office has confirmed he is missing.

More updates as we get them.

In the papers: Calls to build on Cambridge greenbelt... Cambridge student missing in Vietnam

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

Here's a quick look at what's in a couple of the papers this morning:

The Cambridge News is reporting on calls from a housing expert to build on "the less beautiful parts" of the greenbelt to ease the shortage of houses in the city.

The Eastern Daily Press is leading with news that a recent Cambridge student has gone missing while travelling in Vietnam. It says Aiden Webb's family, from Norfolk, has flown out to join the search for him

Travel: Broken down bus causing delays on A14

There are delays on the A14 eastbound near St Ives due to a broken down bus.

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Weather: Cloud breaking to reveal warm sunshine

Kate Kinsella

BBC Look East weather

A warm and sunny day is in store with the highest temperatures likely around Cambridge. 

Maximum temperature: 24C (75F). For more, head to BBC Weather.

Firefighters tackle Cambridge hotel blaze

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

Here are some photos taken at the scene of a hotel fire on Milton Road in Cambridge on Sunday morning.

Firefighter tackling hotel blaze
Jamie Adams

An investigation has begun into the cause of the blaze at Lovell Lodge, which started at about 07:30.

Fire at Lovell Lodge
Cambs Fire and Rescue

The road remained closed until about 14:00.

Smoke billowing across Milton Road
Nigel Gray

Cambridge hotel gutted by fire

Julia Greenaway

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

This is the scene at a Cambridge Hotel gutted by fire at the weekend.

Six crews from Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue were called to Lovell Lodge, on Milton Road at about 07:30. Between 30 and 40 people at the hotel were led to safety.

Lovell Lodge

The fire service says six casualties were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation. One person was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital.

Cambridgeshire sees cuts to IVF on the NHS

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

Couples having difficulty conceiving in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough can now have only one cycle of IVF treatment on the NHS.

IVF treatment

Susan Seenan, from campaigning group Fertility Fairness, said she is "totally appalled" by the move.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG said the decision followed a review "of the cost and effectiveness of funding two cycles of IVF treatment", adding it is "in line with other CCGs".

Good morning and welcome to Cambridgeshire Live

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

Morning - here we are at the start of another week of live news, sport, weather and travel updates for Cambridgeshire.

Couples in the county will now be able to have only one cycle of IVF treatment on the NHS after the county's Clinical Commissioning Group reduced the number from two, blaming "serious financial challenges". More on this coming up.

Plus we'll look at how the Tour of Cambridgeshire went this weekend. And was the warm weather yesterday just a one day wonder? We've got a full forecast coming up next.

If you have any pictures, stories or comments you want us to feature, get in touch via emailFacebook or Twitter