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Summary

  1. Updates on Tuesday, 28 June 2016
  2. Huntingdon school pupils screened for tuberculosis
  3. Huge response to Huntingdon man's 'Polish people welcome' campaign
  4. East Anglian devolution plans to go out to public consultation
  5. Woman due in court following Christmas Eve bus crash
  6. More news, sport, travel and weather updates from 08:00 on Wednesday

Live Reporting

By Mark Williamson

All times stated are UK

Our live coverage through the day

Thanks for joining us, take a scroll down the page to catch up on the stories we've covered today.

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

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

People gather in the rain for 'Cambridge Stays' rally

It's a case of brollies against Brexit this evening as people gather in the rain for the Cambridge Stays rally.

It has been organised to promote a strong relationship with Europe following the vote to leave the EU.  

Cambridge Remains
Edward Anderson

Cambridge's Labour MP says he didn't take part in no confidence vote

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

Cambridge's Labour MP Daniel Zeichner says he didn't take part in the vote of no confidence in Jeremy Corbyn.

He told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire earlier that it lacked legitimacy.

Daniel Zeichner
BBC

The 172-40 vote, which is not binding, follows resignations from the shadow cabinet and calls on Mr Corbyn to quit.  

Weather latest: Rain... and then a bit more rain

Alex Dolan

BBC Look East weather

Tonight will be turning cloudy with outbreaks of rain. Some heavy, with lows of 9C (48F).

weather
BBC

It will be dry at first tomorrow with sunny spells, but turning cloudy with rain pushing in from the west. Highs of 18C (64F).

BBC Weather has the latest.

County council backs devolution plans

Hannah Olsson

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire political reporter

Councillors on Cambridgeshire County Council have voted to back the East Anglian devolution deal.

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They will now hold a public consultation on plans, which include an elected mayor for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough overseeing planning, housing and transport decisions.

Cambridge rally in support of Jeremy Corbyn

Another rally has been organised in Cambridge - this time as a show of support for Jeremy Corbyn.

Labour MPs have just overwhelmingly backed a motion of no confidence in the party leader.

Corbyn in Cambridge
BBC

The rally is set to take place outside Great St Mary's Church at 17:30 tomorrow.  

It is the same spot where Jeremy Corbyn addressed several hundred supporters just a week before he was elected leader in September.

He has issued a statement this afternoon saying: "I was democratically elected leader of our party for a new kind of politics by 60% of Labour members and supporters, and I will not betray them by resigning. Today's vote by MPs has no constitutional legitimacy."

Jonathan Djanogly: 'The divorce is planned – but not in haste'

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

Huntingdon MP Jonathan Djanogly says now "is not the time to bury our heads in the sand" over Brexit.

The Conservative supported the Remain campaign, but in a statement released today writes: "We politicians need to negotiate the best Brexit deal we can get for the UK."

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He says the two-year negotiating period, after which the UK will cease to be a member of the EU, may not be enough to conclude future trading arrangements. So there could be "transitional arrangements", resulting in some kind of free trade area. 

Now it's the turn of Cambridgeshire County Council to discuss devolution deal

Hannah Olsson

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire political reporter

This afternoon it's been the turn of councillors on Cambridgeshire County Council to debate the devolution deal for East Anglia.

Cambridgeshire County Council
BBC

The deal has to be ratified by 23 councils across East Anglia before it can pass.

Council leader Steve Count told the meeting at Shire Hall it would be "good for people of Cambridgeshire, good for businesses in Cambridgeshire, and good for the future of Cambridgeshire".    

You can watch the debate live here.

'Lots of emotion' in European parliament

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

Eastern region Tory MEP Vicky Ford said there was "lots of emotion" at the European parliament in Brussels today.

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There have been bitter exchanges between MEPs during a debate on the UK's vote to leave the EU.

In particular, UKIP leader Nigel Farage was booed, called a liar and accused of using "Nazi propaganda". 

But not one to back down, Mr Farage said: "When I came here 17 years ago and said I wanted to lead a campaign to get Britain to leave the European Union you all laughed at me.

"Well I have to say you're not laughing now are you?"

About St Peter's School

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

Coincidentally, St Peter's School in Huntingdon, where a pupil is being treated for TB, is the same school that had anti-Polish cards left outside it at the weekend.

St Peter's School
Google

As we reported earlier, the school, which has over 1,000 pupils, issued a statement about the hate mail, saying it found it "abhorrent".

About 20% of its students were born outside the UK, coming from more than 20 different countries. 

It is also currently hosting 45 students from China and Spain.

TB case at Huntingdon school: County council 'aware'

Mousumi Bakshi

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire County Council has got back to us about the case of TB at St Peter's School in Huntingdon.

Public Health England have made Cambridgeshire County Council aware of this case and we are working with them and the school. We fully support the approach they are taking on this issue."

Dr Liz RobinDirector for public health at Cambridgeshire County Council

What is tuberculosis?

In light of the news that pupils at a Huntingdon school are being screened for TB, here are some facts about the illness:  

Tuberculosis lungs
BBC
  • It is a bacterial infection that usually affects the lungs, but it can attack any part of the body
  • It is caught by being in close, prolonged contact with an infectious person who is coughing and sneezing
  • TB was rife in this country until the advent of antibiotic treatment, better housing and improved nutrition
  • A vaccine was introduced in 1953 and until 10 years ago children were routinely vaccinated
  • Now only babies and children considered at high risk are vaccinated
  • In the last decade cases of TB have risen dramatically in Britain, increasing almost 50% between 1998 and 2009
  • Last year there were 6,520 cases in England

Parents of pupils told TB screening 'a precaution'

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

We've been sent a copy of a letter addressed to the parents of affected pupils at St Peter's School in Huntingdon after a child was diagnosed with TB.

In it, Public Health England says: "Your child has been identified as one of a small number who has sufficient close contact with the TB case... as a precaution we are recommending they are tested."

It is not known how many families have received the letter, but Public Health England is seeking to reassure them that the risk of contracting TB is "low".

Public Health England statement on Huntingdon school TB case

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

Dr Bernadette Nazareth, consultant in communicable disease control with Public Health England, says"As a precaution, we have been working with local TB service nurses and St Peter's School to arrange screening for those who have had sufficient close contact with the individual while infectious."

Here's the statement we've been sent:

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TB case confirmed at Huntingdon school

Mousumi Bakshi

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Public Health England has confirmed it is working with St Peter's School in Huntingdon following confirmation of a case of tuberculosis (TB).

The pupil receiving treatment is "no longer infectious", the health body said, and the risk of other pupils receiving the infection were "low".

However, a number of pupils who were in close contact with the child are due to be screened at Hinchingbrooke Hospital tomorrow.

BreakingPupils screened for tuberculosis

Pupils in Huntingdon screened for TB after case confirmed at St Peter's School. 

More to follow.

Weather: A wet afternoon, but becoming drier overnight

BBC Weather

Cloud will continue to build through the afternoon with outbreaks of rain arriving into western parts such as St Neots later. Turning heavy at times as it continues to spread eastwards.

Clouds at Great Stukely
BBC Weather Watchers

Maximum temperature: 19C (66F). Head to BBC Weather for more details for where you live.

Peterborough United goalkeeper signs new contract

Nick Fairbairn

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire sport

Peterborough United goalkeeper Ben Alnwick has signed a new three-year contract with the League One side.

The 29-year-old had a year left on his previous deal. He has made 92 appearances for Posh since joining in July 2014 from Leyton Orient.

He has recently returned to training after missing the last part of the 2015-16 season with injury.

Ben Alnwick
BBC

Next Tory leader needs to be a 'Brexiteer', says MEP

The next leader of the Conservatives needs to be a "Brexiteer", says Leave-supporting eastern region MEP David Campbell Bannerman.

It comes after chancellor George Osborne confirmed he will not be standing as a candidate in the Tory leadership race.

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Meanwhile, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has suggested Britain could hold another vote on the EU.

He said a deal should be made allowing UK access to the single market and a compromise on free movement of workers.

For the latest developments, head to the Politics Live page.

Your comments on anti-Polish cards

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

We're still getting reaction from you to the "No more Polish vermin" cards distributed in Huntingdon following the EU referendum.

This comment was emailed from a supporter of Brexit:

I am horrified by the appalling reaction of a few ignorant ill-mannered bullies who have taken the Brexit vote as an excuse to insult the Polish community. The Poles are the best thing to happen to this country in years. The work ethic, good manners and intelligence of the young people who journeyed here years ago to work in hotels, cafes and a multitude of jobs have made them a pleasure to have around, and it would be devastating if they decided to up sticks and return to Poland. I devoutly hope that many will decide to take British citizenship and continue to inject their values into the UK.

Anon

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'Cambridge Stays' organisers hoping for reassurance about the future

Mousumi Bakshi

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Organisers of the "Cambridge Stays" rally say they are hoping local politicians can "reassure us about the future of our city which relies so much on EU funding".

Daniel Zeichner, the Labour MP for Cambridge, and his Lib Dem predecessor Julian Huppert will be among the speakers.

It starts at the Guildhall at 17:00.

Hundreds expected at 'Cambridge Stays' rally

Mousumi Bakshi

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Hundreds of people are expected at the "Cambridge Stays" rally in the city this evening, to promote a strong relationship with Europe following the Brexit vote.

Organiser Cecilia Sandrini told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire: "What we need is positivity, I don't think what we need is more anger or aggression, we need to come together."

"Cambridge Stays" sign
BBC

The event starts at the Guildhall at 17:00.

Woman due in court following Christmas Eve bus crash

A woman is due in court to face a charge of driving without due care and attention following the Christmas Eve bus crash in Peterborough.

Bus crash
Cambs Fire and Rescue

At least 13 people were hurt when a bus hit the offices of a guide dog charity in the city following a crash with a car.

The woman is due to appear at Peterborough Magistrates' Court on 19 July.

Huge response to Huntingdon man's 'Polish people welcome' campaign

Mousumi Bakshi

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Meanwhile, a Huntingdon man who posted a picture of himself holding a note saying "Polish people welcome here" on social media says he had a "crazy day" after it went viral.

Thomas Norman posted the picture to counter anti-Polish hate mail in the town.

Thomas Norman
Thomas Norman

The post has since been shared over a thousand times and appeared in international media, including on Polish radio. 

Lena Sudnikowicz was one of dozens of people who responded to his campaign on Facebook, saying: "It takes courage to come forward and speak on behalf of a targeted part of your community... I have a lot of respect to you, you conveyed a brilliant message during your TV appearance."   

Anti-Polish leaflets - reaction from school

A Huntingdon school has described anti-Polish cards found outside its gates as "abhorrent".

Yesterday we reported Cambridgeshire police is investigating after cards containing the words "No more Polish vermin" were distributed around the town following the EU referendum.  

St Peter's School
BBC

The school says it "embraces" students from more than 20 different countries speaking almost 30 languages, and it employs staff from six countries.

The whole St Peter's community finds such attitudes abhorrent. Staff, as educators, believe implicitly in students upholding British values of respect, responsibility, democracy and harmony while highlighting the benefits of living in a multicultural society."

Christopher BennetHeadteacher

In the papers: Cambridge car parks rake in £4m... Law firm warning over illegal workers

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

  • The Cambridge News reports the city council raked in almost £4m last year from car parks, leading to calls for a review into whether they help tackle congestion
  • As hysteria continues over Brexit, a law firm has warned businesses about hefty penalties they will face for employing illegal migrants when new legislation begins next month, says the Fenland Citizen
  • Meanwhile, the Peterborough Telegraph is running with the news that the city council has given its backing to a devolution deal with authorities in Cambridgeshire

Devolution deal 'unaffected by changes at Westminster'

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

One of the big questions for Cambridge councillors discussing the East Anglian devolution deal last night was whether it will be affected by the Brexit vote.

But Lewis Herbert, leader of Cambridge City Council, says he is confident it will remain on the table.  

East Anglia
BBC

Last night councillors met to discuss revised proposals from the government which include £70m for council housing in the city. They voted unanimously to put it out to public consultation.

"I believe there will be a devolution deal even if there is a lot of change at Westminster," Mr Herbert told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.

Peterborough councillors vote 48 to 7 in favour of devolution deal

Last night councillors on Peterborough City Council voted 48 to 7 in favour of the East Anglian devolution deal, which would see powers including house building and transport transferred from the government.

It will now progress to the next stage where the public will have their say.

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If the deal goes through, elections for a mayor for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough will take place in May next year.

East Anglian devolution plans to go out to public consultation

Hannah Olsson

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire political reporter

We may have just made the biggest political decision of our lifetime, but last night devolution for East Anglia also became a step closer to reality.

The city councils in Cambridge and Peterborough agreed to put the proposals out to public consultation.

East Anglian flag
Norfolk CC

This deal, if ratified, would see two elected mayors in the region - one for Norfolk and Suffolk, and one for Peterborough and Cambridgeshire.

It also contains a a big carrot for Cambridgeshire - the promise of £25m a year for the next 30 years to support economic growth in the county, plus £170m over the next five years for new homes.

Travel: One lane blocked on A14 eastbound

BBC Travel

One lane is blocked on the A14 eastbound near junction 27 for Fenstanton because of a broken down lorry.

Weather: Dry at first, outbreaks of rain later

Kate Kinsella

BBC Look East weather

This morning will start off on a bright note, with spells of sunshine across the county. However, cloud will build from the west through the day.

Maximum temperature: 19C (66F). 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 everyone. We're here for live news, sport, weather and travel updates between now and 18:00.

Councils in Cambridge and Peterborough voted in favour of the East Anglian devolution deal last night, which will now go out to public consultation. We'll bring you more on this soon.

Plus, we'll have more reaction from the county on the vote to leave the EU.

But before that, we'll find out what the weather is doing.

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