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Summary

  1. New football season fixtures released
  2. Police continue to search Peterborough house after "hand-made explosives" found
  3. Large rise in Cambridge rough sleepers
  4. Politicians on final day of EU referendum campaign
  5. Updates on Wednesday, 22 June 2016
  6. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume on Thursday at 08:00

Live Reporting

By Mark Williamson

All times stated are UK

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That's it for today

That's it for our coverage from Cambridge, on the last day of campaigning in the EU referendum.

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

Until then you can contact us with your pictures, stories or comments via emailFacebook or Twitter.

Naked punting prompts police action in Cambridge

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

And finally, we recently mentioned the council in Cambridge is looking at taking action against nuisance punt touts... but at least they keep their clothes on - unlike some punters.

An incident of naked punting was reported to police yesterday, according to the Cambridge News

A Cambridgeshire police spokeswoman told the paper: "We received a call at about 2.30 reporting around a dozen people punting while naked on the River Cam near to Quayside."

Probably not what you expect to see when taking in the sights along The Backs... 

Weather: Warm and humid, with possible heavy showers overnight

BBC Weather

It'll still be warm and humid this evening with some hazy sunshine. 

However, heavy, thundery showers could affect some parts around dawn, with torrential downpours possible. Minimum temperature: 15C (59F).

Weather map
BBC

Heavy showers or thunderstorms remain a risk during rush-hour tomorrow, but these will clear during the morning to give a cloudy, warm and humid day for most of us, with some brighter spells. 

Maximum temperature: 22C (72F).   

Council punts proposals to tackle nuisance touts

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

Punting on the River Cam is on the to-do list of many visitors to Cambridge, but councillors in the city are set to discuss new proposals to tackle "nuisance punt touts".

It follows the publication of a report today recommending a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) be agreed to prohibit touting for punt tours within specified areas of the city centre.

Punting
Geograph/Ian Fleming

The PSPO would make it a criminal offence to tout for punt tours within the designated areas, with fixed penalty notices of £75 for anyone found to be in breach.

The report says the council received 941 responses to its public consultation - 54% of respondents were in support of a PSPO, 7% partially in support and 39% opposed.

Cambridgeshire artist wins top portrait prize

This is the painting that won Cambridgeshire artist Clara Drummond one of the UK's top art prizes.

Winning portrait
Clara Drummond

The painting of friend and fellow artist Kirsty Buchanan has won the BP Portrait Award, worth £30,000.

Judges praised the portrait for "its subtle, enigmatic nature, and for the indelible impression the artist's skill makes on the viewer".

Man taken to hospital after van and lorry collide on A47

Tom Horn

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

A man suffered serious leg injuries in a crash involving a lorry and a van on the A47.

The East of England Ambulance Service says the man was flown to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge after it happened on the A47 near Wisbech at 12:40.

The road remains closed in both directions.

Archaeologists look for evidence of fish pond at cathedral dig

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

Volunteers who signed up to take part in the community archaeological dig outside Peterborough Cathedral will help with excavating, metal detecting, sieving, recording and washing finds.

They'll also look for evidence of a large fish pond that records show was on the site.  

Dig
Peterborough Cathedral

Archaeologists expect to dig six trenches in the area being excavated after a ground penetrating radar (GPS) survey indicated some "intriguing features".    

Every day at 15:00 archaeologists will take a break to talk to visitors about how the dig is progressing and discuss any finds. Everyone can attend the free 30 minute talks on site.

Tributes mark MP Jo Cox's birthday

Mousumi Bakshi

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Cambridge is one of the places where events are taking place to mark the birthday of killed MP Jo Cox.

Organisers said the global events, on what would have been her 42nd birthday, would "show the world we have more in common than that which divides us".

Jo Cox
Brendan Cox

The Labour MP and mother of two was shot and stabbed in Birstall, West Yorkshire, on Thursday.  

Her former supervisor at Pembroke College will be leading tributes outside the Guildhall at 16:00

Tributes are also planned in New York, Paris, London and in Mrs Cox's Batley and Spen constituency.  

150 volunteers to help community archaeology dig at Peterborough Cathedral

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

Archaeologists leading the dig outside Peterborough Cathedral will be working with 150 volunteers and local pupils.

It is taking place in the north-west corner of the cathedral precincts, which was previously a monastery.

Dig
Peterborough Festival

"It is possible that we may find the wall built around 1000AD to enclose the monastery, perhaps as a precaution against Viking raiders," says cathedral archaeologist Dr Jackie Hall.    

The dig is part of the Peterborough Heritage Festival and is being carried out by Access Cambridge Archaeology (ACA) and the Cambridge Archaeological Unit.

Travel: A47 to remain closed for some time following crash

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

Police say the A47 near Wisbech is likely to remain closed for sometime following a crash involving a lorry and a van.

The van has gone into a ditch.

The emergency services were called to the scene at 12:40.

Archaeological dig begins in grounds of Peterborough Cathedral

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

An archaeological dig has begun in the grounds of Peterborough Cathedral, in the run up to the city's heritage festival.

It's only just begun, so no big finds yet, but we'll keep you up-to-date with any progress.

Dig in cathedral grounds
Peterborough Cathedral

Travel: Crash closes A47 near Wisbech

BBC Travel

The A47 is closed between Guyhirn and Wisbech following a crash involving a lorry and a van.

View more on twitter

Weather: Warm and humid

BBC Weather

This afternoon will be dry with some sunny spells. It'll turn warm and increasingly humid. 

Chesterton near Peterborough
BBC WEATHER WATCHERS

Maximum temperature: 23C (73F). Head to BBC Weather for more details for where you live.

EFL Cup ties drawn

David Keller

BBC News

The draw for the first round of the EFL Cup has taken place.

Peterborough have been drawn at home to AFC Wimbledon, with Cambridge taking on Championship opponents Sheffield Wednesday at the Abbey.

Matches will be played in the week commencing 8 August.

See the full list of matches on Twitter.

Vote Leave if you 'want to end UKIP', says UKIP MEP

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

UKIP's MEP for the Eastern region, Patrick O'Flynn, is advising voters who don't like his party to vote Leave in the EU referendum. 

"All the Cambridge 'trendies', if they want to end UKIP and marginalise Nigel Farage, they should vote Leave," he told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.

Patrick O'Flynn
BBC

He qualified the comment by saying he believes if Britain votes to leave it would leave UKIP "without its unique selling point".

Cambridge is predicted by polling experts to be one of the most pro-remain cities in the UK.

Police: Discovery of explosives not being linked to terrorism

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

The discovery of "hand-made explosives" at a house in Stokesay Court, Longthorpe, is not being linked to terrorism, police say.

The Peterborough Telegraph reports police are continuing a search at the property this morning, following the arrest of a 23-year-old man on suspicion of assault yesterday.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Police says it is being treated as an "isolated incident".

Cordon remains in place after explosives found at Peterborough property

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

A cordon remains in place today following the discovery of "hand-made explosives" at a property in Longthorpe, say police. 

As reported by the Peterborough Telegraph, officers made the discovery after being called to a house in Stokesay Court at about 11:00 yesterday following reports of a domestic incident.

A 23-year-old man from Peterborough was arrested on suspicion of assault.

EU referendum: Lib Dem Remain bus rolls into Cambridge

Tom Barton

BBC Look East political reporter

The Liberal Democrat Remain bus has rolled into Cambridge on the last day of campaigning in the EU referendum.

Scientists and academics in the city are "vociferously positive" about membership of the European Union, reports the Cambridge News.

Meanwhile, polling experts predict people in Peterborough are more likely to support Brexit. 

Lib Dem bus
BBC

Leader of the Lib Dems, Tim Farron, says jobs could be lost if Britain votes to leave tomorrow.

tIM farron
BBC

Boris Johnson told the BBC earlier that the EU has cost the UK about 300,000 trade jobs "because our whole trade policy is dictated by Brussels".  

'We're all getting excited,' says Cambridge chairman

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

We've a bit of reaction coming in to the new season's fixtures.

Cambridge United's chairman Dave Doggett says it's nice to have a home game to start the season, with the U's set to take on Barnet on 6 August.

"We are all getting excited... We can start planning now for six weeks' time," he told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.

Dave Doggett
BBC

EU referendum: Remain is 'Project information', says Major

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

Former prime minister and Huntingdon MP, Sir John Major, has made another intervention in the EU debate this morning, stating "Remain isn't peddling Project Fear, but Project Information".

He claims the UK would be "diminished" if it leaves the EU, with "less importance in the world".

Sir John Major
BBC

Meanwhile, Boris Johnson has been giving his advice to voters ahead of polling day arguing that outside the EU the UK can "take back control" of its taxes, democracy, immigration and the "huge sums of money" spent on EU membership.

Head to the BBC referendum live page for the latest on the last day of campaigning.

In the papers: Homeless 'given one-way tickets to Cambridge'... Two arrested after March drugs raid

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

  • The Cambridge News reports homeless people are being given one-way tickets to Cambridge by neighbouring areas because its lucrative to beg in the city
  • The Peterborough Telegraph says new dates for the city's Willow Festival are to be announced soon
  • And the Wisbech Standard is reporting two people have been arrested after a large quantity of cannabis was seized by police in March last night

A look back at last season

Last season Posh finished almost bang-on mid-table in 13th place in League One after a very mixed season.

With a new manager in Grant McCann at the helm, the aim is very much Championship football – so anything less than the play-offs this season will leave fans frustrated.

Peterborough / Cambridge
Getty Images

Meanwhile, the U's finished two places off the play-offs last time around in League Two.

They finished strongly with an eight-match unbeaten run, which included the 7-0 drubbing of Morecambe, so they'll be looking to continue the next season in the same vein.

Cambridge United full fixtures

Nick Fairbairn

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire sport

The full fixture list for Cambridge United's season is also at BBC Sport. A preview of the first three months is below.

We're expecting to get some reaction from both the U's and Posh - we'll bring you that a bit later.

Fixtures list
BBC Sport

Festive fixtures

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

While it may seem a little early to be talking about Christmas, here are the festive fixtures for Posh and the U's. 

Peterborough United are at home on Boxing Day to Gillingham.

Festive fixture
BBC

Cambridge United will be away on Boxing Day at Stevenage, so not too far for fans to travel.  

Festive fixtures
BBC

Full fixture list for Posh

The full fixture list for Peterborough United has been published at BBC Sport - here's a snippet. We'll be getting reaction from the club soon.

The League One season begins on Saturday, 6 August, and will conclude on 30 April - one weekend before the final fixtures in the Championship and League Two.

Fixtures list
BBC Sport

More fixture details for Cambridge United

Nick Fairbairn

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire sport

Cambridge United's opening match of the new season against Barnet will be followed by Colchester away, on 13 August, and home against Carlisle United on 20 August.

Cambridge United face Barnet at home for first match of new season

Nick Fairbairn

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire sport

In League Two, Cambridge United are playing Barnet for the opening match of the new season on 6 August.

It is the third year in succession their first fixture has been at home.

When the two sides last met in December, the U's scored twice in 90 seconds to win 2-1.  

Posh take on Rochdale, Bradford and Millwall in first matches of new season

Nick Fairbairn

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire sport

Following the open match against Rochdale, Posh will take on Bradford City at home, on 13 August, and then travel to Millwall on 20 August.

This will be the first full season in charge for Peterborough United's new manager Grant McCann.

The 36-year-old had been in caretaker charge following Graham Westley's departure on 23 April, leading the Posh to victories in each of their final two League One games of the season.

Posh take on Rochdale in opening match of new season for third year running

Nick Fairbairn

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire sport

Peterborough United travel to Rochdale on 6 August for the first match of the new season in League One.

This is the third year running the two teams have faced each other in the opening fixture. Last year Rochdale won 2-0, the year before Posh won 0-1. 

BreakingNew football season fixtures revealed

Nick Fairbairn

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire sport

Peterborough United will take on Rochdale away in the opening match of the new season, while Cambridge United face Barnet at home.

The matches will take place on 6 August.

We'll bring you the rest of the fixtures shortly.

Council 'doing all we can' to tackle homelessness in Cambridge

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

"We're doing all we can to improve the situation," says the Labour councillor in charge of housing at Cambridge City Council, as the number of people sleeping rough in the city reaches a 10-year high.

Figures released by the council show there has been a 12% rise in the last year.

Speaking on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, Kevin Price blamed changes to the benefits system.

Rise in Cambridge rough sleepers

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

The number of people sleeping rough in Cambridge is at a 10-year high according to the city council.

The city may be world famous for its historic university buildings, but the number of people who have no roofs over their heads has risen by 12% in the past year. 

King's Parade
BBC

Councillors met last night to discuss the rise, and how it is affecting services.

Weather: Warm and humid with heavy showers overnight

Kate Kinsella

BBC Look East weather

It'll be a rather cloudy day, with some outbreaks of rain possible at first. The rain will then clear with some hazy sunshine developing for many of us. Maximum temperature: 23C (73F).

Maximum temperature: 23C (73F). Watch my forecast or head to BBC Weather for more details for where you live.

Welcome to Cambridgeshire Live

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

Morning all. Stay with us for live news, sport, weather and travel updates between now and 18:00.  

In the news this morning, the number of people sleeping rough in Cambridge is at a 10-year high according to the city council - more on this coming up.

We've got this season's football fixtures being released at 09:00 - we'll bring you updates on that as soon as we get it.

And it may feel hard to believe, but this the last day of campaigning for the EU referendum. We'll bring you the latest developments as both sides battle it out to the finish line to win over undecided voters in the county.

But coming up next we'll find out what the weather is doing.

Feel free to contact us with your pictures, stories or comments via emailFacebook or Twitter.