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Summary

  1. Great British Bake Off finalist Ian Cumming says he's working on his "best ever" creation to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday
  2. Primal Scream pull out of Secret Garden Party
  3. Updates resume at 08:00 on Monday

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By Adam Jinkerson

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Adam Jinkerson

BBC Local Live

Thanks for your company today and indeed throughout the whole of this week.

We'll be back on Monday morning from 08:00 with the latest news, sport and weather from around Cambridgeshire.

Happy Birthday Ma'am and come on England! Maybe a message from this man may spur the Three Lions on! We can only hope.

Weather: Mainly dry with some rain possible

Dan Holley

BBC Look East weather

If you're having a Euro 2016 party or celebrating the Queen's 90th birthday at the weekend, be prepared for a spot of rain.

Weekend weather forecast
BBC

A few isolated showers will be possible tonight, but most places will be dry with rather cloudy skies and just a few clear intervals. Mild and humid, with temperatures only dipping to 11C (52F).

Some bright or sunny spells on Saturday, but it'll often be cloudy with a few scattered showers developing. These could be heavy and locally thundery. 

However, some places will stay dry and in the breeze temperatures will reach highs of 22C (72F).

Watch: Reporter looks back at 'gentlemanly' 1975 referendum

In 1975, Michael Cole was one of the BBC's referendum correspondents, and 41 years later he's gone back on the campaign trail to see how things have changed.

You can see more of his report in Sunday Politics at 11:00 on BBC One.

'Yellow warning' of rain for East of England

Adam Jinkerson

BBC Local Live

You'd hardly believe it at the moment (it's rather lovely here in Cambridge), but the Met Office has issued a "yellow warning" of rain over the next few hours around the north of the county.

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We'll have a full weather update coming shortly.

To do: Dance with Bruce ✓

Adam Jinkerson

BBC Local Live

When Lizzie Pardon from Chatteris took the trip to a Bruce Springsteen concert last week, we're not sure if this was the kind of photo she expected to see after the gig!

The 19-year-old was called up to the Hampden Park stage in Glasgow after "The Boss" caught a glimpse of the banner she was waving. 

Bruce Springsteen with Lizzie Pardon
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Speaking to The Big Conversation, it was clear she couldn't quite believe the position she'd found herself in.

I couldn't believe I was in that moment. It was so hard to wake up and realise that was me and I was playing with him on stage.

Lizzie PardonBruce Springsteen megafan

Polling cards wrongly sent out across Cambridgeshire

Adam Jinkerson

BBC Local Live

Last week it was reported a software "issue" led to at least 3,462 people being wrongly sent polling cards ahead of the EU referendum.

Today we've seen local figures that show:

  • 32 cards wrongly sent in south Cambridgeshire
  • 4 cards in Huntingdon
  • 4 cards in Peterborough

The Electoral Commission said the software provider had since "resolved the issue", saying any postal votes wrongly issued would be cancelled and none of those affected would appear as an eligible voter on the electoral registers at polling stations.    

Primal Scream forced to pull out of Huntingdon festival

Adam Jinkerson

BBC Local Live

I've just spoken to the organisers of the Secret Garden Party who have confirmed that Primal Scream have pulled out of headlining this summer's festival.

It's after singer Bobby Gillespie fell off stage in Switzerland last week.

Bobby Gillespie
BBC

A statement from the festival says: "We can confirm that due to injury and on subsequent doctors' advice Primal Scream have been forced to cancel SGP as well as all their live shows up until the end of August. 

"We are currently looking for a replacement artist. It is disappointing but these things happen and we heartily wish Bobby Gillespie a speedy recovery."

Queen's 90th birthday: Celebrations in Peterborough

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

We've been sent this photo of a party in Peterborough to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday.

More than 100 guests, including fifty 90-year-olds born in the same year as Her Majesty, tucked into a three course meal yesterday cooked by City College catering students.

Party to celebrate Queen's 90th
Peterborough City Council

At a National Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral today, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said the Queen had reigned through "war and hardship, turmoil and change".

If you're doing something to celebrate the Queen's 90th you can send us your photos via emailFacebook or Twitter

Making a top bake for the Queen

Adam Jinkerson

BBC Local Live

Great British Bake Off finalist Ian Cumming (left), from Great Wilbraham, says he's working on his "best ever" creation to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday.

It's going to be a five-tiered strawberry and elderflower cake, fit for 150 people. Blimey.

Great British Bake Off finalist Ian Cumming baking a cake
BBC

You can see his progress on BBC Look East at 18:30 tonight on BBC One.

Weather: Lunchtime update

BBC Weather

After a slightly unimpressive morning, it's set to warm up through the afternoon with highs reaching 21C. A few showers could develop, but many places likely to remain dry.

Longthorpe
Mr Mark/BBC Weather Watchers

This photo of a slightly dull-skied Longthorpe came in from BBC Weather Watcher "Mr Mark" earlier today.

'Abax2Ajax' cyclists set off on charity bike ride

Adam Jinkerson

BBC Local Live

What's the longest bike ride you've been on? Can you beat 160 miles?

Well, that's the gruelling task facing a bunch of fundraisers today. 

About 20 cyclists set off from the Abax Stadium in Peterborough this morning, heading for the Ajax Arena in Amsterdam.

Its called the Abax2Ajax charity bike ride, and its all in aid of local charity The Free Kicks Foundation.

Local paper round-up

Adam Jinkerson

BBC Local Live

Here's what the local papers are talking about this Friday:

  • The Peterborough Telegraph is leading with a story about a missing lady, last seen in Cornwall, who police say may be in the Peterborough area
  • The Cambridge News has an update on the plans to deal with Cambridge congestion, with news that the City Deal board backs peak-time road closures and a workplace parking levy

Travel: A14 partially blocked westbound near Godmanchester following lorry fire

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

There are long delays on the A14 westbound which is partially blocked near Godmanchester due to a lorry fire.

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Creating a buzz in Peterborough

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This was spotted this morning by a Peterborough Telegraph reporter. 

If that's your bike, you might want to invest in a beekeeping suit!

Huntingdon GP contemplates retirement over work pressures

Katy Lewis

BBC Local Live

A doctor in Huntingdon has said a lack of money and a shortage of new staff is having increasing pressures on general practice.

As mentioned earlier, the British Medical Association has published a "heat map" which shows how GPs are coping with workload. It suggests the whole of Cambridgeshire is "often unmanageable", with Huntingdon the worst affected.

Dr Ian Sweetenham, who's in his early 50s, says he's contemplating retirement: "We have enormous amounts of work to do and we don't have the resources to cope with it.

"I just spend my days and my evenings working."

Cambridgeshire Police step up patrols for Euros

Katy Lewis

BBC Local Live

As news comes through that there has already been some trouble in Marseille ahead of the first Euro 2016 games, Cambridgeshire Police is preparing to step up patrols across town centres throughout the county.

The force says visible officers will be increased during the tournament.

England flag
PA

Wisbech family divided by EU referendum vote

A Wisbech family which owns an interior design shop has been split by which way to vote in the EU referendum.

Rakesh Ganger, 44, feels it is time to leave the union as he feels public services have been struggling and they need to be improved.

However, his daughter Ayesha, 18, believes in the "stronger together" argument and will vote for the UK to remain so it can maintain economic stability.

Her mother Kam, 45, and brother Gorav, 21, are still undecided, with the vote just days away.

Happy Euro 2016 - we want to see your patriotic pictures

The wait is finally over... Euro 2016 kicks off in Paris tonight, and in honour of the tournament we want to feature your patriotic pictures online and on BBC Look East

Pub
The Plough

Whether you run a pub or have decked your living room head to toe with the flag of St George, the Welsh dragon or are cheering on any other nationality, share your photos with us on Twitter using:

#EssexEuro2016

#NorthantsEuro2016

#NorfolkEuro2016

#CambsEuro2016

#3CREuro2016

#SuffolkEuro2016

...you can also send them to us via email, by posting them on your local radio station's Facebook page, or post them here.

Remember to give us your name, where you live and tell us about anything you're getting up to to celebrate the tournament.

If you need your footballing fix in the meantime, you'll find everything you need to know on the BBC's Euro 2016 page

Man killed in A1 crash near Peterborough

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

A man in his 40s died in a crash on the A1 at Water Newton last night.

Police say he was driving a blue Toyota Corolla that left the northbound carriageway and struck a tree at about 21:00.

Today's weather: Mainly dry and bright

Elizabeth Rizzini

BBC Look East weather

Phew, what a scorcher yesterday turned out to be!

Well, today is due to be dry and bright through the morning with some warm, hazy sunshine. The odd shower could develop this afternoon, however most places are likely to stay dry.

Maximum temperature: 22C (71F).

Get the detailed forecast for where you live at BBC Weather.

Cambridge scientists to continue MS research for four years

Research into multiple sclerosis (MS) will continue to take place in Cambridge for another four years. 

MS attacks the nervous system, and the MS Society has committed to raising £1.6m for scientists to look into repairing myelin - which surrounds nerves.

Nervous system
Thinkstock

When it's damaged it can cause a delay in messages sent from the brain.

About 100,000 people in the UK have MS, which is an incurable neurological disease.

'Heat map' shows pressure faced by Cambridgeshire GPs

Julia Greenaway

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

I've been having a look at data about the demand for GP services in Cambridgeshire, provided to us by the British Medical Association.

GP pressure map
BMA

The so-called online "heat map" is colour coded to show how much pressure doctors are under in certain places across the UK.

It shows that throughout Cambridgeshire, Huntingdon is most under-pressure, with workload verging on being "unmanageable" - the worst rating. 

Elsewhere across the county the workload is rated as being "often unmanageable" - a step down from the most serious grade.

Welcome to today's Cambridgeshire Live page

Jodie Smith

BBC News

Morning, and welcome to today's live page for Cambridgeshire.

We thought it might be nice to kick things off today with a picture of sunny Cambridge, sent to us by BBC Weather Watcher "Ebb & Flow".

We'll bring you some news on the stories we'll be covering shortly.

Weather picture
BBC