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  1. Motorist walks away from horror crash
  2. Cambridge vigil for US nightclub shootings
  3. Suicide verdict at teen's inquest

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By Mark Williamson

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That's it for today. We'll be back tomorrow at 08:00 to bring you more live news, sport, weather and travel updates for Cambridgeshire.  

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Parents not told of son's suicidal thoughts, inquest heard

Duncan Maxwell, one of the mental health trust workers involved, said Edward Mallen had given consent for his parents to be told about his suicidal thoughts though this had not happened. 

In retrospect, he said, such a conversation might have been beneficial.

Doctors said Edward Mallen should have been seen sooner

Edward Mallen's doctor recommended he be seen within 24 hours but a mental health nurse extended this to five days. 

The doctor told the inquest Mr Mallen was depressed and had experienced suicidal thoughts - something the GP said was "alarming". 

The GP contacted Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust crisis intervention team, the inquest was told, recommending Mr Mallen was seen within 24 hours.

After a phone conversation with Edward Mallen, though, a triage mental health nurse said a five day wait was appropriate as he did not think there was a significant risk. 

Teenager 'slipped through the cracks'

Edward Mallen, 18, died at Meldreth railway crossing on 9 February 2015.

An inquest in Huntingdon heard how the teenager, who had been offered a place at Cambridge University, had seen a GP two weeks before his death and had been having suicidal thoughts.

The coroner accepted Edward felt he "slipped through the cracks" and that had added to his stress, but because of his high intelligence he had the ability to hide his true intention.

Edward Mallen
The Minded Trust

BreakingEdward Mallen inquest: Coroner records verdict of suicide

A coroner has recorded a verdict of suicide at the inquest into the death of teenager Edward Mallen who was hit by a train at Meldreth rail crossing near Cambridge.

More to follow.

Weather: More heavy showers

Alex Dolan

BBC Look East weather

Showers will become lighter into the evening, but may well continue off and on through the night in the north of the county.  Minimum Temperature: 11C (52F).  

Weather map

Wednesday will be another day of heavy showers. However, there will be more sunshine between the showers than there has been today. Maximum temperature: 19C (66F).  

Would Brexit compromise the future of science in Cambridge?

"Infectious diseases spread across borders and we need to work together, but also develop policies together...and that can only be done within the EU."  

In his lab at the Department of Veterinary Medicine in Cambridge epidemiologist Dr Olivier Restif explains why he wanted to come and work in the UK.

Scientists in Cambridge lab
Dan Kitwood

More than a third of the research scientists working at Cambridge are overseas nationals. 23% are from other EU countries. A reflection of the international nature of modern scientific collaboration.  

Remain campaigners in Cambridge

But chemical engineering student Charles Perez-Storey believes the university's future is a global, rather than narrowly European approach:

"The group-think in Cambridge is that we need to be in the European Union. But I view Brexit as a way to liberate Britain from a sclerotic organisation and open up our frontiers to the rest of the world."

Read more about science and the EU referendum here.

Thieves make off with church silverware worth £90k

Helen Burchell

BBC News

Thieves have taken £90,000 of antique silverware stored in a safe in St Mary’s Church in Fowlmere.

A silver saucer and ewer were taken, along with a silver chalice and lid inscribed with “For the town of Fowlmer 1569” - and marked with a fish.

Stolen silverware
Cambridgeshire Police

They disappeared from the safe in the church’s community room sometime between 29 May and yesterday.

There was no sign of the safe being forced open, and Cambridgeshire Police think the thieves had a key, but it’s not known how they got hold of it.

Duke and Duchess sign condolence book for Orlando shooting victims

Mousumi Bakshi

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

This is the message left by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in a book of condolence for Orlando shooting victims at the US Embassy today. 

Message left by the Duke and Duchess
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Bells toll in Cambridge for Orlando shooting victims

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

The bells of Great St Mary's Church, in the centre of Cambridge, will toll 49 times this evening, for the victims of the Orlando gay nightclub shootings. 

The tolling will begin at 18:20, and will coincide with a vigil taking place outside the Guildhall. 

Great St Mary's

In the latest developments, witnesses say the man behind the worst mass shooting in recent US history visited the Pulse nightclub where he carried out the massacre several times.   

Your Pictures: This is how they throw a party at the Univesity of Cambridge

Here's a sneak preview of what awaits guests at the lavish May Ball at St John's College later.

University researcher Angelo Di Bernardo shared these photos of the preparations in the grounds last night.

St John's College
Angelo Di Bernardo

The group Basement Jaxx were announced as the headline act last week in student newspaper The Tab.

St John's College
Angelo Di Bernardo

Getting ready for the ball in Cambridge

It's May Ball week in Cambridge when students (and staff) let their hair down at the end of term, and preparations are in full swing for tonight's bash at St John's College.

The headline act is Basement Jaxx.

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The Sun and the Daily Mail are among the papers featuring pictures of students making there way home this morning after a night of partying at the Trinity May Ball last night.a little worse for wear, as commuters head to work.

Law firm apologises for offensive tweets

Dani Bailey

BBC Local Live

A Milton Keynes-based law firm specialising in challenging claims for children with special educational needs  has apologised after a series of tweets gloating about winning its latest case.


Baker Small tweeted an apology letter after the tweets were published on Sunday. The offending tweets have since been deleted.

The firm, which works with local authorities in Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire, has already been dropped by Cambridgeshire County Council.

The team here are looking into the story and we will bring you more as we get it, but in the meantime you can read The Guardian's article here.

Weather: Sunny intervals and heavy, thundery showers

BBC Weather

Heavy, perhaps thundery showers will spread further south this afternoon, and there could be some temporary surface flooding. 

Field near Cambridge

Maximum temperature: 19C (66F). For more, head to BBC Weather.

Mind the bumps: Volunteers herd swans to safety for annual river race

Helen Burchell

BBC News

We’ve been sent these photos of volunteers taking a family of “vulnerable” swans to safety during the May Bumps in Cambridge.

River managers Cam Conservators moved swans to a garden in Fen Ditton for the annual university river races, which finished on Saturday.

Swans on Cam
Cam Conservators

The plan was put in place to protect the birds and their young from rowers’ oars during the furiously-fought races

Swans on Cam
Cam Conservators

Despite the efforts by volunteers, the Cambridge News said one cygnet had been killed, along with five ducklings during the races.

The Conservators of the River Cam said they were looking into the reports.  

Watch: Russian supporters 'attacked anyone', says Peterborough fan

BBC Look East

Craig Buckley, from Peterborough, was with other England fans outside a bar in Marseille, when he says they they were charged by Russian supporters, who "attacked anyone". 

He told BBC Look East's Jonathan Park he and a friend "pleaded" with French riot police to help a badly injured fan. 

England fan Craig Buckley speaks of Russian attacks in Marseille

Russia now faces disqualifcation from Euro 2016 if there is further crowd trouble at their remaining matches.

Uefa, European football's governing body, has given Russia a suspended disqualification and a 150,000 euro (£119,000) fine for disorder at the game against England in Marseille.

Concern for driver of car found overturned near Wisbech

Julia Greenaway

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Police say they are concerned for the welfare of the driver of a car found overturned near Wisbech this morning.

Car upside down in ditch

The silver Jaguar was discovered upside down across a ditch on the A1101 between Leverington and Newton, at 06:45. 

The engine was cold, leading officers to believe it had not happened recently.

Orlando shootings: Vigil for 'fallen brothers and sisters' in Peterborough

Mousumi Bakshi

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

A vigil for victims of the Orlando gay nightclub shootings is also being held in Peterborough later.

Organisers from the Peterborough LGBT Equality Council say the 'respectful' gathering is to to show solidarity with "our fallen brothers and sisters". 

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It is taking place by the Holocaust Memorial outside St John's church.

EU referendum: Not enough focus on effect on disabled people, says charity

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

With only nine days until the referendum, a Cambridgeshire charity has prepared its own report on how voting to leave or remain in the European Union could affect disabled people. 

Papworth Trust logo
Papworth Trust

The Papworth Trust says almost nothing has been produced so far about the potential impact of the vote on the 12 million people with a limiting long-term illness, impairment or disability who live in the UK.  

Chief executive Vicky McDermott, told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire neither side has included disabled people in their campaigning.

Book of condolence opened in Peterborough for Orlando victims

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

A book of condolence for the Orlando nightclub shootings, has been opened at the town hall in Peterborough, by the city council.

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Flag flown at half-mast for victims of Orlando shooting

Mousumi Bakshi

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire Country Council is flying a LGBT rainbow flag at half-mast, at Shire Hall today as a mark of respect for the victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting,

It comes as a vigil is set to be held in the city outside the Guildhall at 18:00.

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Members of the UK's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities turned out in force in London's Soho district, and other towns and cities last night.

For more images from the vigils head to BBC News.

'Miracle' crash woman recovering in hospital

Helen Burchell

BBC News

The ambulance service has told us a driver who walked away from a crash on the A1 on Alwalton, last night, received multiple cuts and bruises, and a head injury.

The woman, "believed to be in her late teens", was taken to Peterborough City Hospital for further treatment, where she remains in a stable condition.

'Miracle' escape for Alwalton crash driver

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

Fire officers have called it a "miracle" that the driver of a silver VW Polo walked away from this crash on the A1 near Alwalton last night. 

Alwalton crash
Cambs FIre and Rescue

Cambridgeshire FIre and Rescue say the vehicle left the roadway, collided with trees and uprooted a tree.

The woman climbed out and walked  60 yards (54 metres) to a layby, assisted by passing motorists, where firefighters gave her first aid until paramedics arrived.    

Only one vehicle involved in Alwalton crash, say police

Helen Burchell

BBC News

I've been in touch with Cambridgeshire Police about the driver who had a lucky escape when his car left the road and ended up smashed on a verge near Peterborough.

They say the crash involving a silver VW Polo happened at about 20:10 on the southbound carriageway of the A1 at Alwalton. No other vehicles were involved.

Police at the scene tweeted that the driver "walked away" from the crash. 

Picture: Incredibly, the driver walked away from this crash

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

This is all that that was left of a car following a crash on the A1 southbound near Alwalton yesterday evening.  

Incredibly the driver walked away unharmed, police say. 

Car following crash at Alwalton
BCH Road Policing Unit

We've been in touch with Cambridgeshire Police. More updates soon.

Orlando shooting: Vigil organised in Cambridge

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

A vigil is set to take place in Cambridge later today for the victims of Sunday's deadly gun attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando.

Vigil in Orlando

More thjan 100 people are expected to gather outside the city's Guildhall at 18:00.

Similar gatherings have been held around the world in countries including France, Australia, Germany and the UK.

Travel: Nene Parkway partially blocked following crash

BBC Travel

The A1260 Nene Parkway in Peterborough is partially blocked at the junction with Longthorpe Parkway following a crash

Weather: Sunny intervals and occasional heavy showers

Kate Kinsella

BBC Look East weather

A day of sunny intervals and showers, with some showers becoming heavy and thundery by the afternoon.

Maximum temperature: 19C (66F). For more, head to BBC Weather.

Welcome to Cambridgeshire Live

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

Stay with us until 18:00 for live news, sport, weather and travel updates for Cambridgeshire.

Coming up we'll have more on the vigil organised in Cambridge to pay tribute to the victims of the Orlando nightclub shootings.

And Cambridgeshire-based Papworth Trust says there has not been enough on what the effects of voting to remain or leave the European Union could mean for disabled people.

But coming next we've got the weather for the county.

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