Got a TV Licence?

You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.

Find out more
I don’t have a TV Licence.

Summary

  1. Man airlifted to hospital after car struck by train on level crossing between Cambridge and Ely
  2. Rise in illegal tattooists 'down to reality TV', artist claims
  3. Firearms stolen in Stibbington burglary
  4. Virgin Trains East Coast strikes to be held
  5. Funeral of dancing teacher and Len Goodman's 'mentor' takes place
  6. Weather: Sunny and dry, peaking at 26C (79F)
  7. Live updates for Friday, 12 August

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

Our live coverage across the day

Adam Jinkerson

BBC Local Live

That's all for our live updates from the county today. We'll be back bright and early from 08:00 tomorrow.

The Cambridgeshire representation in Rio continues this evening with Hannah Macleod (right), as Team GB take on Spain in the hockey quarter-final.

Teram GB's Hannah Macleod tackles an opponent in hockey
Getty Images

You can follow all the action on the BBC Sport website.

Have a great evening and enjoy the sunshine.

Ruth Bagnall Court, Cambridge

A woman dies in an accident involving an automatic car park door at a block of flats.

Read more

England's worst speeders

Adam Jinkerson

BBC Local Live

Earlier we brought you news that police had clocked a motorist travelling at 160mph during a speed check in Cambridgeshire at the weekend.

Police said the speed was one of the highest it had recorded in the county, but is it the highest in England?

Graphic shows some of the highest speeds ever recorded.
BBC

Weather: A sunny end to the day - much of the same tomorrow

Julie Reinger

BBC Look East weather

There'll be plenty of sunshine to end the day and then a dry night with some isolated mist and fog patches. 

Light winds and temperatures down to about 10C (50F).

Map of the East of England
BBC

Tomorrow will be another fine and dry day with plenty of sunshine.

Temperatures are expected to climb to about 23C (73F). It will be a few degrees cooler on the coast with an on-shore easterly wind, light to moderate in strength.

You'll find your local forecast at BBC Weather.

Statement from housing group regarding car park door death

Adam Jinkerson

BBC Local Live

We've just had a statement from housing group Luminus, which manages the Ruth Bagnall Court in Cambridge.

Earlier we reported a woman died yesterday after being involved in an incident with an automatic car park door.

The statement says: "Staff were on site within 30 minutes to assist the police with their enquiries.

"While the investigation by the police and Health and Safety Executive is under way, it would be inappropriate to comment any further.

"Luminus Group wishes to express its deepest sympathies to the family of the person who sadly died yesterday."

UKIP leadership hopeful doesn't 'fear' a Farage comeback

Adam Jinkerson

BBC Local Live

UKIP leadership contender Lisa Duffy has responded to hints that Nigel Farage may want to take charge of UKIP once more.

"Nigel will always want to pull the strings, but the next leader will have to be someone very different," said the Ramsey councillor.

UKIP Councillor Lisa Duffy
BBC

Ms Duffy insisted she has the political experience to take on the party's top job, having been its director for five years, and says she wants to give UKIP members the "grassroots option".

'It's good to know the guy is off the streets'

Adam Jinkerson

BBC Local Live

A footballer who lost both legs in a hit-and-run crash has spoken out about the driver responsible. 

Newmarket Town's Shaun Whiter was helping friend Joey Abbs, a Soham Town Rangers player, change a tyre near Newmarket when his legs were crushed by an oncoming vehicle.

Amputee footballer Shaun Whiter speaks of relief at hit-and-run driver conviction

Jan Adamec, 40, of Haverhill, admitted causing serious injury by dangerous driving. He is on remand and will be sentenced in September.

Mr Whiter also told BBC Look East about his hopes of reaching the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.  

Woman dies in car park door incident

Helen Burchell

BBC News

A woman has died in an accident involving an automatic car park door.

The woman, in her 40s, died at about 19:30 on Sunday at a block of flats at Ruth Bagnall Court, Cambridge.

Ruth Bagnall Court, Cambridge
Google

As reported in the Cambridge News, she got into difficulty with the automatic shutter doors at the entrance to an underground car park. The woman died at the scene, the ambulance service said.

Housing group Luminus, which manages the block, has not yet commented on the incident.

Police said the accident had been referred to the Health and Safety Executive.

Amputee footballer Shaun Whiter speaks of relief at hit-and-run driver conviction
A footballer who lost both legs in a hit-and-run crash says he is pleased the driver responsible is "off the streets".

It's a warm one

Adam Jinkerson

BBC Local Live

It's been a pretty nice day weather-wise already, with temperatures in the county sitting around a comfortable 23C.

This photo was captured in Cambridge by Weather Watcher 'ebb&flow' a short while ago.

A combine harvester drives through a field leaving a dust trail
BBC Weather Watchers / ebb&flow

We'll have a full forecast for tonight and tomorrow soon.

Posh will 'put things right'

Peter Swan

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire sport

Away from the Olympics, Grant McCann is confident Peterborough will "put things right" against Millwall tomorrow night.

Posh suffered a 1-0 defeat to Bradford on Saturday, ensuring that Grant McCann tasted defeat as manager for the first time in his seventh game at the helm.

Ryan Tafazolli on the pitch for Peterborough United
Getty

Ryan Tafazolli (above) is continuing to struggle with a hamstring problem, however Posh have no fresh injury concerns.

You can listen to full commentary of tomorrow's game on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire - 95.7FM and 1026MW.

Louis Smith responds to criticism

Adam Jinkerson

BBC Local Live

Peterborough's silver medal-winning Louis Smith has responded to claims he refused to congratulate his team-mate after being pipped to gold in the pommel horse.

Louis Smith embraces team-mate Max Whitlock after the pommel event
Getty Images

Speaking to BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, Smith said he "didn't want to react too quickly to anything that was going on" and that he needed a moment to himself.

This was a real chance for me to try and get that Olympic medal. When it was denied, I definitely needed to take that moment and reflect and make myself believe that what I've done is incredible, and I should be happy with what I've done."

Louis SmithSilver medal, men's pommel

Police to talk to level crossing crash man

Helen Burchell

BBC News

A man seriously injured when his vehicle was hit by a train on a level crossing remains in hospital, police have told us.

The driver of a 4x4 was airlifted to Addenbrooke's Hospital after the accident near Stretham on Friday afternoon.

Level crossing accident
BBC

British Transport Police said the man was in a stable condition and his injuries are not thought to be either life-threatening or life-changing.

Officers said they are planning to speak with him. Statements from the train driver and witnesses have already been taken.

Smith wants to perform in Tokyo, despite admitting it's 'back end' of his career

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

Louis Smith, who trains at Huntingdon Gym, says he has taken some time to get his head around yesterday's result.

Louis Smith
Getty Images

The 27-year-old won silver on the pommel horse in Rio, beaten to gold by team-mate Max Whitlock. 

"I'm coming to the back end of my career, and it's unlikely that I'll be in better shape in future competitions," he told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire. But added he still wanted to "carry on for Tokyo".

UKIP leadership hopeful Lisa Duffy gains support of London MEP

Adam Jinkerson

BBC Local Live

UKIP leadership contender Lisa Duffy has won the backing of Gerard Batten, one of the party's London MEPs. 

He said the Ramsey councillor will have a wider appeal among ordinary voters and the party needs a leader who can concentrate on winning Westminster elections.

Lisa Duffy in front of a sign.
PA

Ms Duffy made headlines last week after she made comments regarding the banning of Islamic full-face veils in shopping centres, public buildings and on public transport.

Louis Smith wants to 'carry on for Tokyo'

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

We've just heard from gymnast Louis Smith that he would like to "carry on for Tokyo". 

The silver medal winner told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire he thinks he can maintain his current level of fitness for the next Olympics in four years' time.

We'll bring you more on this shortly.

Motorcyclist clocked travelling at 160mph on A47

Adam Jinkerson

BBC Local Live

We've got more details on this picture that the Beds, Cambs & Herts Roads Policing Unit tweeted yesterday.

View more on twitter

Police were carrying out speed checks when they recorded the motorcyclist travelling at more than twice the speed limit.

They say 160mph is thought to be one of highest speeds ever recorded in the county.

PC Dave Black said: "The motorcyclist was travelling horrendously fast. There is absolutely no reason for anyone to be travelling at such speeds on public roads."

Weather: Sunny spells and feeling warm

Georgina Burnett

BBC Weather

It's staying fine and dry day for the rest of this afternoon. 

Feeling pleasantly warm, with a maximum temperature of 22C (72F).

Get the latest forecast at BBC Weather.  

Rikki Neave

A man suspected of murdering a six-year-old boy more than 20 years ago is back in the UK after leaving the country while on bail.

Read more

Cambridgeshire makes the medals: How local papers reported it

Adam Jinkerson

BBC Local Live

Here's how the local papers reported on the historic weekend for Team GB, including medals for Cambridgeshire Olympians.

  • Both the Peterborough Telegraph and the Cambridge News gave their take on Louis Smith's silver medal-winning performance
  • There was also silver success for Nick Dempsey, with the Peterborough Telegraph calling it an 'impressive display'
  • And with the news that Huntingdon's Giles Scott is guaranteed a gold medal in the men's Finn class, the Cambridge News reflect on what they call a 'domination' of the event

'To be here is such an incredible achievement'

Adam Jinkerson

BBC Local Live

I think it's safe to say that Louis Smith looked very emotional as he spoke to our cameras last night, after taking silver on the men's pommel horse at Rio 2016.

Smith's silver 'fantastic', says coach

Johnny Dee

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

I've been spending a bit of time at Huntingdon Gym this morning, where silver medal-winning Louis Smith trains. 

His coach Paul Hall was on hand to lend some encouragement to the gymnast, after being pipped to the post by team-mate Max Whitlock on the pommel.

Paul Hall stands in front of gymnastics equipment
BBC

I think silver medal is an absolutely fantastic result for Louis. I'm sure he was a little bit disappointed for not getting the gold, but he has to be very proud at such a fantastic result. His third Olympic medal in three successive games."

Paul HallLouis Smith's coach

And Smith was very complimentary towards his coach on Twitter last night...

View more on twitter
How long is too long to wait for a driving test?
Learner drivers are having to up to four months to take their practical test, figures show.

Rikki Neave murder suspect returned to the UK

Adam Jinkerson

BBC Local Live

Just to interrupt our Olympic coverage this morning, we have news that James Watson (below), arrested in connection with the 1994 death of six-year-old Rikki Neave, has been returned to the UK.

After appearing in court in Portugal, the 35-year-old, from Peterborough, has now been extradited.

James Watson standing on a beach
Facebook

Mr Watson was initially bailed until June and re-bailed until September, but last month Cambridgeshire police confirmed he had left the country.

He was traced to Portugal where local police detained him in the capital about a fortnight ago. He appeared in court where police said he was "not fighting extradition".

He will now be dealt with by the probation service, Cambridgeshire police said.

Rio 2016: Louis Smith highlights

Adam Jinkerson

BBC Local Live

Louis Smith, who trains at Huntingdon Gym, finished second in the men's pommel horse yesterday, being squeezed out of the gold medal slot by team-mate Max Whitlock.

It was an emotion night, with Smith left in tears as he received his medal on the podium.

Watch his and Max's performances below.

Rio 2016: Nick Dempsey highlights

Adam Jinkerson

BBC Local Live

Peterborough's Nick Dempsey made history over the weekend, becoming the first British male windsurfer to win three Olympic medals.

Dempsey, 36, finished second in the RS:X class, following a bronze in 2004 and a silver in London four years ago.

Watch the final stages of his silver medal performance below.

And the medals don't stop there...

Adam Jinkerson

BBC Local Live

What a situation to be in.

Huntingdon's Giles Scott will definitely be adding to Team GB's gold medal tally too, after already securing the number-one spot in the men's Finn class.

He's opened up such an unassailable lead that he cannot be caught during tomorrow's medal race. 

Cambridgeshire's silver lining

Adam Jinkerson

BBC Local Live

In case you missed it (where on Earth have you been?!), it was a historic weekend for Team GB in Rio over the weekend - with Cambridgeshire featuring on the podium twice.

Cambridgeshire Olympians Louis Smith and Nick Dempsey
BBC

Huntingdon's Louis Smith (left) took silver in the pommel horse, after being pipped to the post by team-mate Max Whitlock.

It was also silver for Nick Dempsey (right), who grew up in Orton Wistow, with the feat making him the first male windsurfer to win three Olympic medals.

Will we see more medals for the county as the week goes on?

An Olympic-sized welcome

Adam Jinkerson

BBC Local Live

What a weekend it was for Team GB - including Cambridgeshire's Louis Smith and Nick Dempsey (pictured), winning medals in gymnastics and windsurfing.

Nick Dempsey
PA

Today we'll bring you more on their achievements, plus the rest of the day's news, sport, weather and travel until 18:00.  

Olympics Rio 2016: Usain Bolt wins gold.
A round-up of all the action from day nine of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
Shaun Whiter and Joey Abbs

Ex-England player Kieron Dyer captains a charity match team to raise money for two players seriously hurt in a car crash.

Read more
Image of the bus on the causeway

The driver of a bus that came off a guided track system in Cambridge "did not follow procedures" and was subsequently dismissed , the operator confirms.

Read more
Football

Brennan Dickenson and Denny Johnstone score on their home debuts as Colchester beat Cambridge United.

Read more
Cyril Banks and charity representatives

A World War Two veteran whose life savings were stolen gives thousands of pounds to charity after an online campaign helped him raised £18,000.

Read more
Photo of rail crash site

A rail investigation is launched after a train hit a 4x4 in Cambridgeshire, leaving a man with a severe head injury.

Read more

Thank you for joining us today

Sue Dougan

BBC Local Live

That's it for regular updates from us for today. We'll be back from 08:00 on Monday. 

In the meantime you can scroll down through the page to read all the days news... any big updates will be posted here overnight and over the weekend.

These are our big stories of the day:

Nick Dempsey in action in Rio
Getty Images

In the meantime keep an eye out for Nick Dempsey who's due on the water this evening in the RS:X windsurfing class. He leads going into day three. Don't forget that gymnast Louis Smith is also in action over the weekend in Rio. Follow it all here.

We'd like to hear from you, too.

View more on twitter

Level crossing latest: Pictures from the scene

Sue Dougan

BBC Local Live

We've been bringing you news of a collision on a level crossing near Stretham, in which a man sustained serious head injuries. He was airlifted to Addenbrooke's Hospital earlier this afternoon.

Image of rail accident
BBC

A total of 115 passengers were on board a King's Cross-bound service, but were safely disembarked from the train around 17:00.

Rail crash scene
BBC

It's understood the man's injuries are not life-threatening and rail services will remain disrupted for the rest of the evening.

View more on twitter

Weather: Mainly dry with clear spells tonight

Chris Bell

BBC Look East weather

Staying mainly dry with clear spells this evening, but it will turn increasingly cloudy with an odd spot of light rain possible as it dips to about 14C (57F).

Map for weather
BBC

A rather cloudy Saturday with the small chance of light rain, but most places will stay dry and the cloud will break to allow for some bright or sunny spells.

Maximum temperature: 24C (75F). 

Get your local forecast from BBC Weather.