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Summary

  1. Updates on Friday, 22 July 2016
  2. New movie scenes being shot at Ely Cathedral
  3. Rumours it's the new Assassin's Creed movie being shot
  4. Meeting to discuss Wisbech rejuvenation
  5. New pictures released of Prince George of Cambridge
  6. Secret Garden Party music festival gets under way

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By Adam Jinkerson

All times stated are UK

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Live updates for Cambridgeshire have now finished.

We'll be back on Monday from 08:00 with all the news, weather, sport and travel for the county.

Have a good weekend.

Weather: Dry with sunny intervals tomorrow

BBC Weather

Any showers will ease off this evening, leaving a dry and warm night for many with a low of 15C (59F).

weather
BBC

Tomorrow we'll see a dry start, with some sunny periods and it'll still feel warm - with a high of 26C (79F).

More details on the BBC Weather website.

'Momentous discovery' in 2,000-year-old toilet

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

And finally... Cambridge researchers have made a "momentous discovery" on 2,000-year-old "personal hygiene sticks", used instead of toilet roll.

2,000-year-old personal hygiene sticks
Hui-Yuan Yeh

The centuries-old evidence from an ancient toilet in north-western China has revealed the first archaeological evidence that travellers along the Silk Road -  the most famous trade route of the ancient world - were responsible for the spread of infectious diseases.

Read more about the research here

Tom Nichols: 'Delighted' to be fit for Peterborough

Adam Jinkerson

BBC Local Live

This interview is well worth a listen...

Peterborough's Tom Nichols is convinced he'll deliver in front of goal this season. 

The 22-year-old, who joined from Exeter back in January, has recently recovered from a knee injury.

Tom Nichols
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He says he is now "injury free" and that he is "delighted to be in pre-season".

The striker also says he believes that if he's "given the game time" he can score goals for Posh.

You can hear his chat with BBC Radio Cambridgeshire here.

Barrel rolls and loop-the-loops

Mike Cartwright

BBC Look East

If you want to become a pilot for the RAF, where do you start?

Funnily enough, not with the fastest, most expensive jets. You start with an aircraft called the Grob Tutor. 

But don't think these pilots hold back... I was taken for a ride in one of the planes at RAF Wittering - and it certainly was a ride.

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You can watch more tonight on BBC Look East.  

Driver 'fed up' with waiting for electric car charge point assaulted man

Waseem Mirza

BBC Look East

The BBC has learned the first case of "charge rage" - where electric car owners argue over public charging equipment - has ended up in a Peterborough court.

Philip Coates, 56, of Park Avenue, Cudworth, Barnsley, west Yorkshire, received a 12-month conditional discharge and was made to pay the victim £100 compensation at the city's magistrates last week, after pleading guilty to assault by beating.

It happened at Peterborough Services on the A1(M) in May, when he punched the driver of a Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in-Hybrid (PHEV) vehicle in the face. He felt the driver had overstayed the charging bay and prevented him from getting a charge, when the car could have used petrol instead.

"Charge rage" has become more and more commonplace in the US particularly in recent years, as electric vehicles have become more widespread. You only have to search #ChargeRage on Twitter to see how it's becoming the new "road rage".

Electric car experts have told me the case highlights why the public infrastructure of car charging points in the UK needs to be improved.

Shepreth Wildlife Park in prickly situation

Adam Jinkerson

BBC Local Live

We've just seen in the Cambridge News staff at Shepreth Wildlife Park's Hedgehog Hospital have been inundated with hedgehogs, brought into the hospital due to dehydration in the recent hot weather - and being abandoned in the nest by their mother.

Shepreth are currently looking after 67 hedgehogs – with the smallest baby hedgehog weighing in at just 48g.

Follow the link to look at them wrapped in their blankets... enough to make a grown man weep.

Drug arrests at Secret Garden Party

Emma Howgego

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire police officers have seized drugs and made arrests on the first official day of The Secret Garden Party.

Four arrests were made after a car full of suspected drug dealers was stopped and searched as it tried to enter the Abbots Ripton site.

Police say they were alerted to the suspicious car when it was picked up by their automatic number plate recognition system.

Secret Garden Party
BBC

Meanwhile, security searches of festival-goers have resulted in 187 other drug finds involving 89 individuals. A number of people were also reported making attempts to get on site for free during the night by jumping the security fence - those resulted in two arrests for assault.

There have also been two reports of thefts from tents. Police told us this is a big reduction from previous years.

It's what I go to Newmarket for

Adam Jinkerson

BBC Local Live

If like me you were a massive fan of "What I Go To School For" and "Year 3000" (I have no shame), you'll be pleased to hear teenage heart-throbs Busted will be joining us on the Suffolk-Cambridgeshire border tonight.

Charlie, Matt and James will be playing at Newmarket Nights, no doubt performing their best-known hits.

Charlie, Matt and James from Busted hold Pudsey bear
BBC

Matt Willis (centre) from the band spoke to BBC Radio Cambridgeshire ahead of the gig, which you can listen to here.

Fatima Manji complains over Kelvin MacKenzie hijab remarks

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

Channel 4 News reporter Fatima Manji, who grew up in Peterborough, has complained to the press watchdog over comments made by a Sun columnist about her wearing a hijab while reporting the Nice terror attack.

Fatima Manji
Channel 4

Writing on Monday, Kelvin MacKenzie questioned whether the Muslim presenter, who previously worked as a reporter for BBC Look East, should have appeared on the bulletin.

In his latest column, the former paper editor said his views were "reasonable".

The Independent Press Standards Organisation (Ipso) said it received some 1,700 complaints over the remarks.

Bells ring for George's third birthday

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

Birthday celebrations have been taking place for Prince George of Cambridge who's three today.  

In London, the bells of Westminster Abbey were rung to mark the occasion.

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Pokemon No

Adam Jinkerson

BBC Local Live

Another day, another Pokemon Go story it seems...

Today it comes from the East of England Showground, with the Peterborough Telegraph reporting the Peterborough Arena has asked for the game to be switched-off on site due to safety concerns.

Pokemon Go
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Police officers released from hospital

Adam Jinkerson

BBC Local Live

I've just got off the phone to Cambridgeshire police which has good news regarding the three officers admitted to hospital after the A1(M) crash earlier this week.

A spokesman confirmed all officers have now been released from hospital and are recovering.

Shot of the A1(M) including a sign for Peterborough services
Julian P Guffogg / Geograph

Parts of the motorway were shut for seven hours after a police pursuit led to a collision on Wednesday night. A man was arrested but currently remains in hospital. 

Travel update: Delays on A14 eastbound

BBC Travel

You'll need to give yourself extra time if you're heading eastbound on the A14. 

Traffic is very slow around junction 23 as people make their way to The Secret Garden Party. There's also a broken down car at Godmanchester.

Currently there are delays between J24 and J22.

Google map show delays around Huntingdon
Google

CCG statement: Challenges facing health and care system are of an 'unprecedented scale'

Tom Horn

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

In response to Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group being rated 'inadequate' by NHS England, a spokesman for the CCG said it is "fully committed to returning the CCG and the health system to a sustainable financial position".

2015/16 was a very difficult year for the CCG as we have dealt with a number of significant financial and contractual issues. The CCG has made many changes... but there is still a lot more for us to do to address our underlying recurrent deficit."

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group

CCG rated 'inadequate'

Tom Horn

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

An annual rating system has scored the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group as "inadequate".

The CCG is responsible for planning, organising and purchasing NHS funded healthcare for residents of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. 

The latest report from NHS England has criticised its leadership and finance and has been told to improve performance and planning.

We'll bring you more on this story as we get it.

Lunchtime weather: Rain warning issued for Cambridgeshire

BBC Weather

Today hasn't quite lived up to the beginning part of the week...

In fact, a yellow warning of rain has been issued by the Met Office for Cambridgeshire.

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Heavy showers and thunderstorms may break out during the afternoon before slowly fading this evening.

The Met Office says to be aware of the potential for flooding and disruption to travel.

As ever, you can stay up-to-date at BBC Weather.

Look what we found in the bin

Adam Jinkerson

BBC Local Live

Sometimes you can find news in the most unexpected places...

Earlier we mentioned a movie is being shot at Ely Cathedral, with lots of trucks currently parked outside.  

Well, this morning BBC Radio Cambridgeshire reporter Johnny Dee found this letter to local residents and businesses in the bin outside the cathedral.

Letter to residents of Ely outline filming schedule
BBC

It states a new feature film called Time Out Of Mind - confusingly, the same title as a 2014 Richard Gere flick - is being shot there next week. 

However, it's been widely rumoured by residents and the local press that the new Assassin's Creed movie is being shot there.

A quick Google search finds a lot of online talk about Time Out Of Mind being the on-set name of Assassin's Creed.  

Ely Cathedral filming
BBC

To try and clarify things, we called the number on the letter. The spokeswoman wouldn't give us any details, but instead gave us a couple of email addresses for Fox - which is, of course, making the Assassin's Creed movie.

So can we definitely say you'll see actors Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard having a pint at the Albert, or a lamb bhuna and naan at Le Spice next week? No. But the evidence is stacking up.

Goes without saying... if you do spot any big celebs in the local coffee shop, get in touch via emailFacebook or Twitter.

Wisbech is 'great lost gem'

Adam Jinkerson

BBC Local Live

Talks are under way today to discuss the best way to rejuvenate Wisbech - which some say is a neglected part of Cambridgeshire.

One of the ideas is to turn it into a garden town, something that would see an extra 10,000 homes built.

Wisbech museum exterior
Dave Hitchborne / Geograph

David Rudlin, the director of urban design firm Urbed, will be at the Wisbech 2020 summit meeting. He told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire the town is "a beautiful place but a little bit isolated and overlooked".

"The key thing for the people of Wisbech is the rail connection," he said.

"I think what we will be able to get is a very good transport connection. I'm hoping it's rail. If it's not rail it will be a tram system or a very good bus system."

Travel update: No major incidents to report

BBC Travel

As always, we're keeping you up-to-date with traffic information, especially around Huntingdon where The Secret Garden Party is taking place.

And to put it simply... so far, so good.

However, as we saw yesterday, we expect delays as the day goes on so take care around the area - and expect your journey time to be a little longer than usual.

We'll have more updates as the day goes on.

Google map showing Huntingdon traffic information
Google

Cambridgeshire's worst kept secret

Adam Jinkerson

BBC Local Live

One of the county's biggest music festivals officially kicks off today, with 30,000 revellers expected to attend.

The Secret Garden Party is a three-day festival, tucked away in Abbots Ripton just outside Huntingdon. This weekend features well-know acts including Air, DJ Shadow and Caribou.

Panomramic shot of Secret Garden Party
BBC

Although the official opening is today, much of the site was open yesterday. 

Last night BBC Introducing in Cambridgeshire took over the Living Room stage.

Oscar Corney on stage in the Living Room
BBC

Seven local acts performed, showcasing some of the best under-the-radar music coming from the county right now. Highlights of the takeover will be on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire tomorrow night from 20:00.

Prince George celebrates third birthday

Adam Jinkerson

BBC Local Live

Doesn't time fly...

Prince George of Cambridge is celebrating his third birthday today.

Kensington Palace has just released some new pictures to mark the occasion, which were taken at the family home on the Queen's Sandringham Estate.

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In the papers: 'Fury' as fairer funding for Cambs schools is postponed... MP's bid to make dig site tourist hotspot

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

Here's a look at what's making the news in the local papers this morning: 

RAF Wittering: Safety 'our top priority'

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

I've just been on the phone to RAF Wittering to see if it has heightened security following the attempted kidnapping of an off-duty serviceman from RAF Marham in Norfolk.

A spokesman told me: "The safety of our personnel is our top priority and we keep our security arrangements under constant review."

Head to BBC Local Live for Norfolk, for the latest updates in the incident at Marham. 

Cathedrals to get cash boost

Adam Jinkerson

BBC Local Live

In other cathedral-related news, Ely and Peterborough Cathedrals are set to receive a chunk of a new fund set up to mark the centenary of the First World War.

Ely Cathedral will get £150,000 for emergency rewiring, while Peterborough Cathedral will get £15,000 for window repairs.

Exterior shot of Ely Cathedral
bbc

In launching the fund, Culture Secretary Karen Bradley said the buildings were "powerful symbols" of British history.

Hollywood back in Fenland?

Adam Jinkerson

BBC Local Live

Filming for another movie is under way at Ely Cathedral.

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There are unconfirmed reports that scenes of Assasin's Creed, based on the popular video game, are being shot there.

Ely Cathedral has featured in a number of films over the years, including The King's Speech and The Other Boleyn Girl.

Have you spotted any of the latest movie being shot? Why not email us your pictures.  

Today's weather: Still warm with showers

Elizabeth Rizzini

BBC Look East weather

Today is due to see a mixture of sunshine and thundery showers and it will continue to feel humid.

Maximum temperature: 24C (75F).

East of England weather on Friday

Welcome to Local Live for Cambridgeshire

Adam Jinkerson

BBC Local Live

Good morning and thanks for joining us for live news, sport, weather and travel updates. We'll be here until 18:00 keeping you up-to-date throughout the day.

Shortly we'll be bringing you the latest on Wisbech's £1.9m regeneration plans.

Firstly, the latest update from the skies - it's not looking too good at the moment here at our Cambridge offices...

Remember, if you'd like to get in touch, you can email us, find us on Facebook, or tweet us using #cmblive.