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  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Tuesday

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By Mark Williamson

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Our live coverage across the day

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

Scroll down to see what we've been covering today including reaction from the founder of Raspberry Pi to Brexit,one month on from the EU Referendum.

And the latest developments in the investigation into the attack on Cambridge United fan Simon Dobbin.

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

Weather: Dry with sunny spells, but some showers possible

Julie Reinger

BBC Look East weather

This evening there'll be some sunny spells and a few isolated, light showers but tonight will be dry, with the skies clearing at times, and lows of about 13C (55F).


Tuesday is looking a similar day to today with sunny spells and a few light showers, although many of us are likely to stay dry. Highs of 23C (73F).

There are more details on the BBC Weather website.

Wyton crash: No hands-free kit in lorry, court hears

Mousumi Bakshi

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Peterborough Crown Court heard lorry driver Danny Warby opened a text message on his phone exactly one minute and six seconds before a crash in which an off-duty policewoman was killed.

Det Con Sharon Garrett, 48, died after her Renault Clio landed on its side in a ditch off the A141 near Wyton in June 2014.  

The precise time of the crash was established by tracking data from the lorry, the court was told.

The jury heard Mr Warby's lorry crossed the white line in the centre of the road and clipped an oncoming lorry, showering two cars in debris, before crashing into Mrs Garrett's car, which was also in the oncoming line of traffic.

Prosecutor Helen Guest said there was "no hands-free kit or cradle for the phone in the lorry" and despite taking evasive action, Mrs Garrett was "unable to prevent a collision".

Mr Warby, 28, of Runcton Holme, King's Lynn, denies one count of causing death by dangerous driving. 

The trial continues.

Court hears lorry driver opened text message shortly before fatal accident

Mousumi Bakshi

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

A lorry driver opened a text message seconds before he veered into oncoming traffic and caused a crash which killed a police officer, Peterborough Crown Court heard today.

Danny Warby, 28, was driving the 13.6-tonne LGV along the A141 near RAF Wyton when he opened a message on his phone, according to prosecutors.

Sharon Garrett
Cambridgeshire Police

Sharon Garrett, a married mother-of-two who was on her way home from work, was pronounced dead at the scene on 6 June 2014. 

Mr Warby, of School Road, Runcton Holme, King's Lynn, denies a single count of causing death by dangerous driving.

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Would you Adam and Eve it? Team reveals bare truth hidden in historic manuscript

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

A team at Cambridge's Fitzwilliam Museum have used technology to reveal Adam and Eve naked, as they originally appeared in a 16th Century manuscript.

As reported in several of today's papers including the Daily Telegraph, the figures were censored at a later date by someone who drew "crude" skirts and veils on them. 

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The image in the Primer of Claude will go on show as part of Colour - an exhibition about the art and science of illuminated manuscripts.   

Pokemon Go warning after players halt grass cutting

With the Pokemon Go craze showing no sign of abating, Jason Lunn at Peterborough Arena has been talking about safety concerns over players wandering around with "their heads down and not looking where they are going".

Pokemon Go

In one instance this had led to grass cutting having to be halted, the head of operations told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.

As reported in the Peterborough Telegraph last week, it has contacted the makers of the Pokémon game to ask them to switch-off the content on the East of England Showground site.

IOC has 'shirked' responsibility, says Goldie Sayers

Peter Swan

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire sport

More now from Cambridgeshire's Goldie Sayers, on the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) refusal to completely ban Russia from the Rio Games.

The Olympic javelin thrower has told the BBC the IOC has "shirked their responsibility" over the doping scandal.

Goldie Sayers

The IOC will leave it up to individual sports' governing bodies to decide if Russian competitors are clean and should be allowed to take part.

I hope people watch the Olympics... athletes cheating are definitely a minority, not a majority."

Goldie Sayers

Brexit and farming: 'We really need access to the single market'

A bit more on now on the Brexit vote's impact on local farmers.

John Shrophire employs 2,500 people from eastern Europe in the high season and doesn't think Brexit will change the labour supply.

"We've had access since long before we joined the EU to people from eastern Europe. There was a seasonal agricultural workers scheme that was brought in in 1948. We need foreign workers to come," he told the BBC.  


His company is huge - G's Fresh, based near Chatteris, has a turnover of £420m-a-year, employing 6,000 people worldwide.

As well as growing salad produce in the Fens, he owns farms growing lettuce in Spain, spring onions in Senegal, beetroot in the US and celery in Poland.

His concern is retaining access to the European single market. "In 1992 we embraced the single market - we had a proper bonfire of regulations. We really need access to the single market. If we lose that efficiency we are going to hammer the economy," he said.

Brexit uncertainty causing problems, says Cambridge scientist

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

A Cambridge scientist says the uncertainty created by the Brexit vote is causing problems.

Prof Alison Smith leads a project at Cambridge University to harness the power of algae to develop new products, such as medicines, more efficiently.

Prof Alison Smith

She told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire 70% of her funding comes from the EU.

"There's a very long lead time to apply for funding... it's not clear what we should be doing at the moment," she said. 

Since the EU referendum, Prof Smith has decided to step down from leading a research collaboration with scientists on the continent, which will now be led by a colleague in France instead.

Andrew Lansley: Cambridge 'integral' to Brexit negotiations

Former South Cambs MP Andrew Lansley, who heads the Cambridgeshire Development Forum, says he is talking to members of the government about the best Brexit deal for Cambridge.

He told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire: "It's tremendously important for the United Kingdom and we think it needs to be an integral part of their thinking of what we need out of the negotiations."

Andrew Lansley

Baron Lansley has been involved in drawing up the The Cambridge Mandate - a blueprint for how Cambridge expects the next government to approach its negotiations for leaving the EU - which is being promoted by Cambridge Ahead

Travel: One lane closed on A14 eastbound near Godmanchester

BBC Travel

One lane closed on the A14 eastbound near Godmanchester.

There is debris on the road following an accident involving two vehicles.

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In the papers: Coach parking 'utter madness'... Queensgate Centre puts in second cinema application

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

Here's what's in the local papers today:

  • 'Utter madness' as 17 coaches park on the side of the road on a key route into Cambridge, reports the Cambridge News
  • The Peterborough Telegraph says the city's Queensgate Centre has put in a second application for a "£30 million cinema-led development"

The Guardian: Secret Garden Party pioneers drugs testing service for festival-goers

Mousumi Bakshi

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

About 200 people at the Secret Garden Party used a pioneering drugs facility offered by charity The Loop, police and council to promote safer drug use, reports the Guardian

It says the independent music festival was the first UK event of its kind to offer people the chance to have illegal drugs tested to establish their content, in a bid to reduce potential health problems.

Secret Garden Party

Secret Garden Party: BBC Introducing showcases new talent

Adam Jinkerson

BBC Local Live

Meanwhile, BBC Introducing was at the Secret Garden Party at the weekend - showcasing live sets from some of Cambridgeshire's best unsigned and undiscovered acts.

Presenter Tom Simkins seemed to take a shine to Cambridge electro band Hoshino.  

BBC Introducing presenter Tom Simkins with one of the bands

You can find more images from the BBC Introducing sets at BBC Music.

Weather: Mainly dry this afternoon with sunny spells

There will be some sunny breaks this afternoon and a moderate westerly breeze. It will feel a bit fresher than recent days, though still quite warm when the sun shines. 

Weather map

Maximum temperature: 22C (72F). Get your local forecast at BBC Weather.

Secret Garden Party: Festival-goers return home

Adam Jinkerson

BBC Local Live

After four days of partying, 30,000 festival-goers at The Secret Garden Party at Abbots Ripton, near Huntingdon, have headed home.

Secret Garden Party

Can you spot yourself in our gallery?

Secret Garden Party

Meanwhile, I'm sure many of you in the area saw or heard the fireworks on Saturday, even if you weren't at the festival. You can relive them here.

Fireworks at Secret Garden Party

And listen below as BBC Radio Cambridgeshire's Nick Carter recaps the festival.

Peterborough boss Grant McCann backs new signing after broken leg

BBC Sport

Peterborough United manager Grant McCann has backed Brad Inman to recover from the broken leg he suffered with "six seconds left of training".

Brad Inman in hospital

The 24-year-old midfielder sustained the injury just 26 days after joining Posh from League Two side Crewe.

He had an operation on Saturday and is expected to be out until November.

"I haven't seen a grown man cry like that for 15 years so I feel for him, but we'll just have to pull together," McCann told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.

Simon Dobbin investigation 'thorough and complex'

The investigation into the attack on Simon Dobbin had been "thorough and complex", Essex Police says.

Thirteen people now face charges but we are continuing our inquiries

Men to appear in court over Simon Dobbin football attack

Details have been released of the men who are to face charges linked to the attack on football fan Simon Dobbin following a nil-nil draw between Southend United and Cambridge United in March last year.

Mr Dobbin, 41, from Suffolk, suffered a serious head injury during the fracas between fans outside the Railway Pub in East Street, Southend.

Simon Dobbin
Nicole Dobbin

Eleven men have been summonsed to face charges of affray. They are:

  • Lewis Courtnell, 33, a fence installer, of Stadium Road, Southend
  • Jamie Chambers, 22, unemployed, of Coleman Street, Southend
  • Thomas Randall, 21, a consumer credit employee, of Seaforth Avenue, Southend 
  • Michael Shawyer, 30, a tiler, of Belgrave Road, Leigh-on-Sea 
  • Matthew Petchey, 24, a labourer, of Lascelles Gardens, Rochford 
  • Alexander Woods, 24, of Fairmead Avenue, Westcliff
  • Philip McGill, 31, an electrician, of Hornby Avenue, Westcliff
  • Greg Allen, 28, a painter, of Wellington Avenue, Westcliff
  • Rhys Pullen, 20, a telecommunications engineer of Bridge Road, Wickford 
  • James Woods, 24, a chef, of Fairmead Avenue, Westcliff 
  • Scott Nicholls, 40, a construction worker, of Sherwood Close, Langdon Hill

Ryan Carter, 20, who is unemployed, from York Road in Southend, has already been charged with affray after answering bail on Friday.

Ian Young, 40, an electrician, of Brightwell Avenue, Westcliff, has been summonsed to face charges of assisting an offender and possession of a weapon for the discharge of a noxious liquid or gas or an electrical incapacitation device

All of the men are to due to appear at Southend Magistrates' Court on 2 September.

BreakingSimon Dobbin: Thirteen men face charges over football fan attack

Thirteen men are to face charges after a football fan was left brain damaged following an attack at a Southend United match last year. 

Simon Dobbin

Cambridge United supporter Simon Dobbin, 44, from Mildenhall, in Suffolk, was assaulted in East Street at about 19:15 on 21 March. 

More to follow...

Travel: Latest on disruption to rail services

BBC Travel

Due to a fault with the signalling system at Spooner Row, all rail lines remain blocked.

Disruption to services between Norwich and Cambridge via Ely will now last until 13:00.

Goldie Sayers: 'IOC have missed the biggest moment in their history'

BBC Sport

Cambridgeshire Olympic javelin thrower Goldie Sayers has criticised the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) refusal to completely ban Russia from the Rio Games over doping.

She tweeted on Sunday: "The IOC have missed the biggest moment in their history to honour the dedication & sacrifice clean athletes make to compete at the Olympics."

Goldie Sayers

Sayers came fourth at the 2008 Beijing Olympics as Russia's Mariya Abakumova took silver.

Abakumova was named as one of 14 Russian athletes to have tested positive after urine samples from Beijing were retested - meaning Sayers was denied a chance of being on the podium.

She told the BBC there is enough evidence to suggest that doping by Russian athletes is "systemic" - and not limited to just athletics.

IOC president Thomas Bach said: "We have set the bar to the limit by establishing a number of very strict criteria which every Russian athlete will have to fulfil if he or she wants to participate in the Olympic Games Rio 2016."

Last week, Russian president Vladimir Putin said: "The official position of the Russian authorities, the government and the president, all of us, is that there can be no place for doping in sport."  

Car hits house in Whittlesey

Helen Burchell

BBC News

A driver ran off after crashing into this house in Whittlesey on Sunday afternoon. 

Car crashed into house
BCH Roads Policing

Police tweeted to say a search was under way.

We've been in touch with Cambridgeshire Police to get an update.

Raspberry Pi founder discusses visa 'challenge'

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

Continuing his discussion on Brexit, Eben Upton - founder of Cambridge's Raspberry Pi computer - told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire: "I'm in the process of trying to recruit someone from Australia... we are aware how challenging it can be to get a visa for someone outside the EU."

Raspberry Pi
Raspberry Pi

He also spoke about how in the past month the Pi had benefited from the fall in the value of the pound, following the UK's decision to leave the EU.

"The currency movement recently has improved our already very very competitive UK manufacturing," he said.

The Pi has proved hugely popular with electronics hobbyists and many children using the devices to get a taste of computer coding.

In April 2016, the Pi became the most popular British computer ever made.

Travel: Disruption to rail services

BBC Travel

Due to a fault with the signalling system at Spooner Row all rail lines are blocked.

Services between Norwich and Cambridge via Thetford will be suspended between Ely and Norwich.

Disruption is expected until 11:00.

Brexit: 'We need to focus on the upside', say Raspberry Pi founder

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

Eben Upton, from Raspberry Pi, has been reflecting on the Brexit vote one month on.

The founder of the cut-price computer, based in Cambridge, told the BBC: "We need to focus on the upside. 

"There are places where Raspberry Pi is weak, such as South America, where good trade deals would allow us to take it into new places."

Eben Upton

More than 80% of Raspberry Pi computers are sold abroad.

Mr Upton said the decision to leave to EU had not affected its work "so far", but says "there is potential for effect in the future" with Germany being the Pi's third largest export market.

Cambridgeshire farmer says production could 'move to the continent'

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

A month on from the EU referendum, farmers in Cambridgeshire are calling on the government to make sure the availability of foreign workers remains after Brexit.

Robert Law, who farms near Great Chishill, says farmers could switch production to the continent if it isn't handled correctly.

Robert Law

The National Farmers Union has written to Brexit minister David Davis, saying overseas workers are "integral" to "delivering great British food, flowers and plants".

Farming minister George Eustice says the government has got to work out a "UK-wide framework for an agriculture policy".

Weather: Mainly dry today with bright or sunny spells

Georgina Burnett

BBC Weather

There will be some sunny breaks through the day and a moderate westerly breeze. It will feel a bit fresher than recent days, though still quite warm when the sun shines. 

Maximum temperature: 22C (72F). Find out more at BBC Weather.

A new week on Cambridgeshire Live

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

Hello again all - hope you had a lovely weekend.

We're here once more with live news, sport, weather and travel updates for the county between now and 18:00.   

In the news today... One month on from the Brexit vote, farmers, businesses and scientists in Cambridgeshire have been reflecting on the effects of voting to leave the European Union. We'll find out what they've been saying shortly.

But coming up next, after another fine weekend we'll find out what the weather's doing for the start of the school holidays. 

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