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  1. Updates on Friday, 1 September 2017

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Weather: Drier and brighter after dull start

Sara Thornton

BBC Weather

After a dull and damp start with cloudy skies and some light rain and drizzle the afternoon will be drier and brighter across the BBC East region.

Weather chart
BBC

It will become warmer as sunny spells develop across the west of the region.

Maximum temperature: 20C (70F)

More details from BBC Weather:

Kitten called Angus

Enough cat food to last about two years has been donated after the charity's entire stock was stolen.

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Football

Uche Ikpeazu's goal secures Cambridge their second League Two win of the season as they beat Colchester.

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'Butterfly' child Phoebe Crowson speaks about her rare skin condition
Phoebe Crowson's skin is so delicate it can blister at the slightest touch.

Severe accident: A14 Cambridgeshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

A14 Cambridgeshire eastbound severe accident, after J36 A1303.

A14 Cambridgeshire - Queuing traffic on A14 eastbound in Swaffham Bulbeck after J36, A1303 (Nine Mile Hill), because of an accident involving two lorries and car earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Travel time is around 35 minutes. Congestion to J35, A1303 (Stow Cum Quy) and on A1304 to Six Mile Bottom.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Chris Turner statue unveiled at Peterborough United
Chris Turner played for Peterborough United in the 1970s and went on to own and manage them.

Our live updates across the week

Kris Holland

BBC News

I'm afraid our live updates for Cambridgeshire are coming to a close.

Scroll down to see any stories you may have missed, but we'll be back once again with the latest news updates from 08:00 on Monday.

Have a great weekend.

Man dies and child hurt as car flips over into ditch

A man has died and a child taken to hospital with serious injuries after a crash near Eye.

Police said the man was driving a black Range Rover on Crowland Road this afternoon when it was believed he lost control of the vehicle.

It then left the road and ended up on its roof in a ditch. He died at the scene.

A child passenger received "serious injuries" and was taken to Peterborough City Hospital, a spokesman said.

Anyone who saw the crash has been asked to get in touch with police.

Severe accident: A142 Cambridgeshire westbound

BBC News Travel

A142 Cambridgeshire westbound severe accident, at Sir James Black Road.

A142 Cambridgeshire - A142 Angel Drove in Ely blocked and very slow traffic westbound at the Sir James Black Road junction, because of an accident involving lorry and van. Congestion to the Quanea Drove junction.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: A1198 Cambridgeshire northbound

BBC News Travel

A1198 Cambridgeshire northbound severe accident, at A14 J24.

A1198 Cambridgeshire - A1198 blocked and queuing traffic northbound at Godmanchester, because of an accident involving three vehicles. Congestion to the B1040 St Ives Road junction.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Chris Turner statue unveiled in Peterborough

So... the big moment has arrived, complete with balloon release...

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The statue of Posh legend Chris Turner has been unveiled outside the Abax Stadium.

Tens of thousands of pounds were raised by fans to make the artwork of the former player and manager, who died in 2015 aged 64.

Potential new busway routes revealed

Alex Pope

BBC Local Live

Routes that a proposed new busway link between Cambourne and Cambridge could take have been revealed.

The proposals by the Greater Cambridge Partnership include two on-road routes and one off-road route south of the A428 - which they say will avoid the West Fields.

Plans for new bus routes
Greater Cambridge Partnership

Amanda Fuller, from the Coton Busway Action Group, said "the off-road busway is hugely unpopular and is going to cost hundreds of millions of pounds - it is a big white elephant".

Rachel Stopard, the chief executive of the Greater Cambridge Partnership, said it was "listening" to worries and had "already removed one of the options that had most concerns".

The proposals will be considered by the partnership on 13 and 20 September.

If the plans are supported, a public consultation will take place between November and December.

Severe accident: M11 Cambridgeshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M11 Cambridgeshire northbound severe accident, at J10 for A505.

M11 Cambridgeshire - Queuing traffic on M11 northbound at J10, A505 (Duxford), because of an accident earlier on. Travel time is 30 minutes.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

A chilly night marks the start of autumn

Dan Holley

BBC Look East weather

Today marks the start of meteorological autumn... and this was reflected in the overnight temperatures.

Santon Donwham, on the Norfolk-Suffolk border, had the coldest night since 15 May, as this tweet from Weatherquest's Dan Holley shows.

How cold was it where you live?

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Football deadline deals

BBC Sport

Cambridge United completed their final summer signing just minutes ahead of Thursday's 23:00 transfer deadline.

George Taft
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Defender George Taft has rejoined on loan from Mansfield until January.

The 24-year-old had a previous three-month loan spell with the U's in 2015, where he scored once in 13 appearances.

Peterborough United's only piece of deadline day business involved a contract extension. Midfielder Marcus Maddison signed a new three-year deal and will stay with the Posh until 2020.

This weekend the U's are hosting Colchester in League Two, while Posh are heading to Doncaster in League One.

Chris Turner statue to be unveiled

A statue of former Peterborough United player and manager Chris Turner is due to be unveiled today.

The sculpture will be revealed at the club's London Road stadium at 15:00.

Chris Turner died in April 2015, aged 64, after being diagnosed with a form of dementia in 2006.

He also had spells at Cambridge United as a player and manager.

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Weather: A mostly dry and bright day

Elizabeth Rizzini

BBC Look East weather

A cool start to the day, with early morning mist patches soon clearing.

Sunny spells, with the risk of showers in eastern areas.

Feeling pleasantly warm, with temperatures peaking at 20C (68F).

BBC Weather has a more detailed forecast for where you are.

Elizabeth Rizzini has the forecast for the east of England

Good morning

Kris Holland

BBC News

Pinch, punch and welcome back to live updates for Cambridgeshire on Friday, 1 September.

We'll be here until 18:00 keeping you up-to-date with the latest news, sport, weather and travel as it happens.

Holme
BBC

As always, if you want to get in touch you can by email,Facebook or Twitter.

Lifting her way to success. Camille Holland has gone from boot camp to British champion
After becoming British champion, Camille Holland has a European title in her sights.
Adam McGurk

Morecambe sign Cambridge United striker Adam McGurk, while forward Callum Lang joins on loan from Wigan Athletic.

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Marcus Maddison

Peterborough United midfielder Marcus Maddison signs a new three-year contract with the League One club.

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Our live coverage across the day

That's it for Thursday's live updates for Cambridgeshire.

Scroll down to see any stories you may have missed, but we'll be back once more with the latest news updates from 08:00 tomorrow.

Have a good evening.

Overnight weather: Chilly with showers, clearing by midnight

Alex Dolan

BBC Look East weather

It will be a bright end to the day for many areas.

Heavy, slow-moving showers will affect some parts of the region, although these will clear by midnight.

It will be chilly tonight, with lows of 7C (45F).

Friday's weather map
BBC

Friday will start cold, but bright.

Showers will develop later - some heavy and thundery.

Top temperature: 22C (72F).

Get the full forecast where you live at BBC Weather.

Tour of Britain: Mark Cavendish returns from injury

Mark Cavendish will return to action in the Tour of Britain for the first time since fracturing his scapula in a high-speed crash at the Tour de France in July.

He's to lead Team Dimension data at the OVO Energy Tour of Britain, which begins on Sunday in Edinburgh.

Mark Cavendish suffers injury at the Tour de France
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Mark Cavendish gets injured at the Tour de France

Stage 5 of the race comes to Essex on Thursday, 7 September, with Tendring hosting an 16km (10 mile) individual time trial with riders racing against the clock. The route starts and finishes in Clacton-on-Sea.

Route of Clacton time trial
Google/Tour of Britain

Stage 6 of the race will take place (almost) entirely within Suffolk on Friday, 8 September.

The 183km (113 mile) stage will head east from Newmarket to finish in Aldeburgh, via a brief excursion through Fordham in Cambridgeshire, and then onto Mildenhall, Bury St Edmunds, Eye, Framlingham, Ipswich, Woodbridge, Saxmundham and Leiston.

Route of Suffolk Stage 6 race
Google/Tour of Britain
Otter 'social learning' observed in Anglia Ruskin University study
Researchers observe smooth-coated otters watching and learning from each other.

Severe disruption: B1099 Cambridgeshire both ways

BBC News Travel

B1099 Cambridgeshire both ways severe disruption, at A141 Isle Of Ely Way.

B1099 Cambridgeshire - B1099 Wisbech Road in March blocked and queuing traffic in both directions at the A141 Isle Of Ely Way junction, because of an overturned lorry. Congestion on A141 to the Knight's End Road junction.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Flames now out after recycling centre fire

Alex Pope

BBC Local Live

I've just had an update from the company that manages the Waterbeach recycling centre after 500 tonnes of waste caught fire yesterday morning.

A spokesman from Amey said: "All of the flames are now out, which has reduced the smoke levels.

"The hot waste will continue to be damped down."

Once it is safe and cooled down, the waste will be transferred to landfill.

Smoke from fire at recycling centre
Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue is no longer dealing with the incident and it's not being treated as suspicious.

Man killed in ditch crash named

A man who died in a crash in Ailsworth has been identified by police.

Erikas Markovas, 37, of Crown Street, Peterborough was the front seat passenger in a BMW that crashed into a ditch on Station Road at about 13:50 on Monday.

The driver of the vehicle remains in a critical condition. The rear seat passenger suffered serious injuries and also remains in hospital.

Anyone who witnessed the crash has been asked to call police.

Weather: A bright morning with showers later

Elizabeth Rizzini

BBC Look East weather

Early morning mist patches will quickly clear, leaving a bright morning.

It'll turn cloudy later, with showers developing and these could be heavy at times.

Feeling warmer than yesterday, with temperatures reaching 19C (66F).

There's a more detailed forecast for where you are on BBC Weather.

Elizabeth Rizzini has the regional forecast for Thursday, 31 August 2017

Good morning

Kris Holland

BBC News

Welcome back to live updates for Cambridgeshire on Thursday, 31 August.

We'll be here until 18:00 keeping you up-to-date with the latest news, sport, weather and travel as it happens.

Cambridge
BBC

As always, if you want to get in touch you can by email, Facebook or Twitter.

Our live coverage across the day

That's it for Wednesday's live updates for Cambridgeshire, we'll be back at 08:00 on Thursday.

Scroll down to see any stories you may have missed.

Have a good evening.

Weather: Rain becoming patchy later

Alex Dolan

BBC Look East weather

There's not much change this evening as it'll be staying cloudy and cold with further outbreaks of rain, though this will gradually ease to become lighter and more patchy later.

Mist and fog patches are possible during the night. It'll also feel chilly as temperatures dip to between 5-10C (41-50F).

Weather map
BBC

Thursday will see a fresh start to the day with some good spells of sunshine, but scattered showers are expected during the afternoon, some heavy and thundery.

Feeling warmer than today with highs of 21C (70F).

In the papers: Waterbeach fire, fundraising concert, lorry hits weighbridge

Here is what else is making the news around Cambridgeshire today:

  • Cambridge News have the latest on the Waterbeach fire with people urged to close windows and doors
  • Meanwhile, the Cambs Times say a fundraising concert is being held to raise money to fix the roof of St. Andrew’s Church in Walpole St Andrew
  • And the Wisbech Standard report that a lorry smashed into historic weighbridge in Soham after the driver followed his satellite navigation system