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Summary

  1. Updates on Wednesday, 29 June 2016
  2. Hundreds attend Cambridge Stays rally in support of European Union
  3. Cambridge councillors sign letter calling on Jeremy Corbyn to quit
  4. Huntingdon pupils screened for tuberculosis
  5. Company 'reeling' after £100k theft of construction vehicles
  6. More news, sport, weather and travel updates from 08:00 on Thursday

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By Mark Williamson

All times stated are UK

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Tributes to 'formidable' four-legged crime-fighter

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

Finally for today, tributes have been paid to a "formidable" four-legged crime-fighter, who died at the weekend

Retired police dog Yeoman, was called "the most trusted and loyal dog I have ever worked with," by handler PC Paul Rogers, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Dog Unit.

Yeoman
Cambridgeshire Police

In his time with the unit, the 13-year-old German Shepherd "tracked and detained countless suspects" and even managed apprehend a Roman soldier at Peterborough Museum.

"Yeoman was sent to search the premises in order to ascertain whether or not any intruders were on site. He soon detained someone – a mannequin dressed as a Roman soldier," explained PC Rogers.

"I didn’t realise he still had the soldier’s arm in his mouth until we left the museum," he added.

That's all for Cambridgeshire Live today, thanks for your company.Take a scroll down the page to catch up on the day's news - including the latest local reaction to the Brexit decision.

We'll be back tomorrow from 08:00 - have a good evening.

School TB screening results will take three weeks to come back, say Public Health England

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

We've heard back from Public Health England (PHE) about the screening of pupils from St Peter’s School, in Huntingdon, following the case of tuberculosis.

They say 21 staff and students were identified for screening today and the initial test results will take up to three weeks to come back. 

Xray of lungs with TB
BBC

Dr Bernadette Nazareth, consultant in communicable disease control with the PHE East of England says: "We will continue to liaise closely with the TB Service and members of the school over the coming weeks to assess whether any further advice or action is necessary."

Weather: Heavy rain at times tonight

Alex Dolan

BBC Look East weather

Much of the evening will remain wet with heavy rain at times and strong winds, especially across The Gog Magog Downs and other areas of high ground.  Minimum temperature: 11C (52F).   

Weather map
BBC

After a bright start tomorrow with some sunshine, cloud will thicken through the day with showery outbreaks of rain through the afternoon. 

Despite this, the rain will be much lighter and less persistent than of late. Maximum temperature: 19C (66F).

Get the latest forecast where you live from BBC Weather.

University working group considers nationality issues following Brexit vote

Mousumi Bakshi

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

The University of Cambridge says a working group is already meeting to consider staff, students, post-doctoral research, partnerships and nationality issues following the Brexit vote.

King's College Cambridge
Andrew Sharpe

The university has confirmed that undergraduate and graduate EU students who are already studying at Cambridge, who already have an offer, or apply to start their studies in 2017, will continue to be charged the applicable UK fee rate.

The university will work closely with the government to ensure it takes steps to guarantee that staff and students from the EU can continue to work and study in this country, and that the higher education sector has a strong voice in ongoing negotiations."

Prof Sir Leszek BorysiewiczVice-chancellor, University of Cambridge

Cambridge councillors sign letter calling on Jeremy Corbyn to quit

Mousumi Bakshi

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

A rally in support of Jeremy Corbyn is taking place in Cambridge this afternoon, but four Labour councillors from the city have added their signatures to a letter calling for him to quit.

The letter, signed by 77 Labour councillors from across the country, calls for "new leadership at the top of our party".

Jeremy Corbyn
AFP

It has been signed by Cambridgeshire county councillor Ashley Walsh, and three Cambridge city councillors Carina O'Reilly, Richard Johnson and Ann Sinnott.

For the latest on calls for Jeremy Corbyn to quit head to BBC Politics.

Company 'reeling' after theft of construction vehicles worth £100k

Helen Burchell

BBC News

The director of a company that had construction vehicles worth about £100,000 stolen near Peterborough, hopes the public can help recover them. 

Thieves used a large digger to move concrete blocks, allowing a getaway vehicle – presumed to be a low-loader – to take a 15-tonne digger, three-tonne digger and a seven-tonne forklift truck from Autec Training Ltd on 23 June.

Digger
Autec

Autec’s director Mike Ferguson said the company was “still reeling” from the theft.

"These are big bits of kit and it can’t be an easy thing to hide, so it’s probably in a farmer’s field, or a barn," he said.

Forklift
Autec

The police are investigating but they did say they were expecting a ram-raid at some point in the near future as this type of equipment is exactly what would be used for that."

Mike FergusonDirector of Autec

Call to mark centenary of the Somme

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

Local residents are invited to a commemorative service to be held on the 100th anniversary of the first day of the Battle of the Somme, to remember the part played by men from Cambridgeshire.  

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The event at Ely Cathedral will commemorate the men of the 11th Battalion Suffolk Regiment, the Cambridgeshire Volunteer Battalion (Cambridgeshire Pals), who suffered heavy losses when they went over the top on 1 July 1916.

On this day alone, 186 soldiers of the battalion were killed and a further 505 were wounded. 

Setting aside Brexit vote would lead to 'civil unrest', says MP

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

Any move by politicians to "set aside" the vote to leave the EU Referendum would lead to "civil unrest" according to Peterborough MP Stewart Jackson.

He told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire that people calling for the Brexit vote to be re-run were taking a  "dangerous and extreme position".

Stewart Jackson
BBC

For the latest on Brexit head to BBC Politics Live.

Weather: Rain turning persistent through the afternoon

BBC Weather

Rain will turn increasingly persistent through the afternoon bringing drizzly outbreaks and some heavier bursts in places. Maximum temperature: 17C (63F). 

Dog in puddle
Ebb&flow

At least its good weather if splashing in puddles is your thing?

Picture by BBC Weather Watcher ''Ebb&Flow'.

'Corbynomics' economist calls for Labour leader to quit

Mousumi Bakshi

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

The adviser to Jeremy Corbyn on his economic policy, dubbed "Corbynomics", has joined the chorus of voices calling for the Labour leader to quit.

Economist Richard Murphy endorsed Mr Corbyn at a rally in Cambridge for hundreds of Labour supporters shortly before he was elected leader in September.

Corbyn rally on Cambridge
BBC

More than three-quarters of Labour MPs yesterday backed a motion of no confidence in Jeremy Corbyn's leadership, but he is refusing to stand down

Prof Murphy told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire: "If he doesn't resign and a ballot is called he will automatically get on the ballot paper, so this is a tactic."

Membership of Lib Dems jumps following Brexit vote

Mousumi Bakshi

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

The political fall out following the vote for Brexit appears to be good news for the Liberal Democrats locally.

The chairman of the Peterborough branch has told me that membership had jumped by 24% since last Friday. It brings their total number of members in the city to 124.

The part has vowed to campaign to take the UK back into the EU. 

Public meeting to discuss Brexit in South Cambs

Following the Cambridge Stays rally last night, a public meeting on Brexit has been organised in South Cambridgeshire by MP Heidi Allen.

She says it will be a chance to discuss the "worries, opportunities and way forward" following last week's vote to leave the EU.

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In the referendum last week 60% of voters in South Cambridgeshire voted for the UK to remain in the European Union... it was one of only four areas in the East of England to do so.

EU Referendum results in East of England
BBC
EU Referendum result in Cambridge: Leave 50.5%, remain 49.5%
BBC

Cambridge robber makes off on bike with £10,000

Helen Burchell

BBC News

Police are looking for a man who made off on a bicycle with £10,000 after robbing a Cambridge bookmakers.

Officers say he threatened staff in a "terrifying ordeal" before stealing the cash from the Coral shop in Emmanuel Street at about 21:25 on Sunday.

Another man, in his 20s, has already been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to rob and has been bailed.

Et tu, Mary: Classics professor backs calls for second EU referendum

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

Prof Mary Beard has taken a break from the power struggles of Ancient Rome to back calls for a second EU referendum. 

As reported in student newspaper Varsity, the Cambridge classicist says she has signed a petition demanding a re-run of the vote.

Professor Mary Beard
BBC

Prof Beard wrote on her blog that she didn't think it had "much of a chance" but hoped it would "put iron in the soul of some MPs who might be minded to try to sort the Brexit mess out".

In the papers: Chamber of Commerce 'declares war' on city deal... Mary Beard backs second EU referendum

Sam Edwards

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Here's a quick look at what's in the local papers:

  • Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce "declares war" on City Deal, because it thinks proposals to tackle congestion discriminate against drivers, report the Cambridge News
  • The Peterborough Telegraph leads with "police act to reassure residents" after a man was reported wandering through Welland with a knife on Tuesday
  • And Cambridge University student paper Varsity is reporting that Classics Professor Mary Beard is endorsing calls for a second EU referendum

TB screening of pupils 'a precaution,' say Public Health England

Mousumi Bakshi

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

The screening of pupils from St Peter's School in Huntingdon for TB begins at Hinchingbrooke Hospital this morning. 

Public Health England (PHE) describe the move as "a precaution" after they were in close contact with a child at the school diagnosed with the disease. 

St Peter's School
BBC

In a statement PHE say: "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."    

Screening gets under way of pupils for TB gets under way at Huntingdon school

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

The screening of pupils at a Huntingdon school starts today, following a case of tuberculosis (TB).

This is a letter addressed to the parents of affected pupils at St Peter's School in Huntingdon after a child was diagnosed with the condition.

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."

TB letter
Public Health England

Cambridge Stays rally: Supporters turn to musician Rick Astley for inspiration

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

The image of musician Rick Astley was providing inspiration at the Cambridge Stays rally, last night.

Among the hand-made banners being waved was this one saying "never gonna give EU up", based on his 1987 Brit Award-winning hit single produced by Stock Aitken Waterman.

An estimated 400 people gathered outside the Guildhall to call for a "positive relationship" with Europe following Brexit.  

Banner
Edward Anderson

Watch: About 400 people joined 'Cambridge Stays' rally

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

About 400 people gathered outside the Guildhall for the Cambridge Stays rally, esitmated BBC Radio Cambridgeshire's Dotty McCleod.

The city's Labour MP Daniel Zeichner and his Lib Dem predecessor Julian Huppert were among the speakers calling for a positive relationship with the EU.

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Brollies against Brexit: People gather for 'Cambridge Stays' despite the rain

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

It was a case of "brollies against Brexit" last night as people gathered in the rain for the Cambridge Stays rally.

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

Cambridge Stays rally
Edward Anderson

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."

Weather: Bright at first, turning wet and windy later

Kate Kinsella

BBC Look East weather

Today will see a bright start, with some early morning sunshine. However, the skies will quickly cloud over as rain spreads in from the west through the day, bringing drizzly outbreaks and some heavier bursts in places.

Maximum temperature: 17C (63F). Head to BBC Weather for more details for where you live.

Welcome to Cambridgeshire Live

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

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

It was a case of "brollies against Brexit" last night for people gathered in the rain for the Cambridge Stays rally - more on that shortly.

Plus, screening begins today of pupils at a Huntingdon school who have been in close contact with a child diagnosed with TB.

But before that, we'll find out what the weather is doing - a sunny start, but will it last?

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