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  1. That's all from us

    Live updates for Cambridgeshire have now finished.

    If you want to follow any breaking news, or the weekend's football action, make sure you follow us on Twitter .

    We will be back on Monday from 08:00 with all the news, weather, travel and sport you need.

    Have a good weekend and we'll see you then.

  2. That's all from us

    Live updates for Northamptonshire have now finished.

    Don't forget Northampton Saints take on Sale tonight in the Premiership. If you want to follow that, there is live commentary on BBC Radio Northampton .

    Meanwhile if you want to follow Northampton Town taking on Charlton at Sixfields tomorrow in League One, head to our Twitter feed .

    We'll be back on Monday at 08:00.

    Have a good weekend.

  3. Goodbye for now

    Alex Pope

    BBC Local Live

    That's another week of news, sport, travel and weather on BBC Local Live for Beds, Herts and Bucks done and dusted. 

    We'll be back with more on Monday from 08:00. 

    But before we go, it's going to be a busy weekend for some, as events are planned all over the three counties to mark the Great British Spring Clean

    It means people are being asked to do their bit to tidy up their communities. 

    Volunteers with bags of litter

    Luton got in on the act early and launched its campaign today. 

    So far more than 100 bags of rubbish have been collected thanks to more than 45 volunteers. As this picture shows, they were very proud of their work!

    Hope your weekend is rubbish - in a good way!

    See you again on Monday.

  4. Corr still an injury doubt for Cambridge United

    Nick Fairbairn

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire sport

    Cambridge United will give striker Barry Corr until the last minute to prove his fitness, ahead of their home clash with Colchester this weekend. 

    Corr, who has just returned to action having recovered from a long-term knee injury, missed the midweek defeat to Doncaster with a sore groin. 

    Barry Corr

    U's boss Shaun Derry said: "We couldn't gamble on Barry's fitness. It was the right call to rule him out for Tuesday night and we'll have to wait right until the very last minute to see how he is for this weekend."   

  5. Posh's uphill challenge to make the play-offs

    Nick Fairbairn

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire sport

    Peterborough head to Bradford this weekend needing a win to boost their play-off chances. 

    Posh boss Grant McCann insists no-one at the club is giving up on the season, but his side have an uphill task to make the top six - they're currently five points off those coveted positions. 

    Grant McCann

    "We are 11 games away until the end of the season, we've still got a lot to play for," said McCann.

    "We need get close to that 70-point bracket as soon as possible, no-one in our changing room is writing the season off."   

  6. Young talent on its way to Watford

    Geoff Doyle

    BBC Three Counties Radio sport

    Colombian youngster Jorge Segura will join Watford in the summer.

    The 20-year-old centre back is considered one for the future, according to manager Walter Mazzarri. 

    "It's an investment that the club is doing for the summer not in the immediate moment. He's a very young player with lots of potential," he said.

  7. Arthur Brumhill trial: Jury sent home until Tuesday

    Mike Cartwright

    BBC Look East

    The jury in the trial of Stuart Jenkins, accused of murdering Arthur Brumhill (pictured) at a Northampton pet shop in 1993, has been sent home for the weekend.

    They will return to Northampton Crown Court on Tuesday to continue their deliberations.

    Mr Jenkins, 41, of Ossett, West Yorkshire,  denies killing the 76-year-old shop worker , who body was found in the basement of Denton's pet and garden shop on Wellingborough Road.

    arthur brumhill
  8. Eventing competition abandoned on Saturday

    Laura Cook

    BBC Radio Northampton

    The British Eventing competition at Aston-le-Walls, between Daventry and Banbury, which was scheduled for tomorrow has been abandoned due to heavy rain.

    The event, which includes dressage, show jumping and cross country, was due to run all weekend.

    The organisers say a decision on Sunday's competition will be made at 15:00 tomorrow.

  9. Saints' trip to Sale 'good fun' against 'tough team', says Mallinder

    Graham McKechnie

    BBC Radio Northampton sport

    Northampton Saints take on Sale in the Premiership this evening.

    Director of rugby Jim Mallinder, who spent 15 years at Sale as a player and coach, told me that going back is "always good fun".

    Mallinder said it's "a difficult place to play" and the 20:15 kick-off was "quite unusual".

    Jim Mallinder

    Mallinder warned that even though Sale "do not have many household names" they are a "tough team to beat... because they all play for each other".

    He's also predicted some running rugby, despite the forecast wind and rain, saying Sale bring their backs into the game, and "they don't just play kicking rugby".

  10. Beds police show 'influx of support' after damning government report

    Just a day after Bedfordshire Police was rated as the worst force in England by the HMIC , it has come out to show the praise it's been receiving on social media. 

    Even though the findings showed it had failed to keep people safe and reduce crime, it says it's had "an influx of support" from members of the public, and made a video of some of the comments...

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  11. Drunk driver who crashed into police car given suspended sentence

    Alex Pope

    BBC Local Live

    A man who was more than twice over the drink-drive limit when he hit an unmarked police car has been given a suspended sentence. 

    Kiran Jayanti Panchal, 30, of Aston Close, Yaxley, pleaded guilty at Cambridge Crown Court to dangerous driving and driving with excess alcohol.

    Officers said he was driving a white Mercedes when he hit the police car head-on, on Thrapston Road, Brampton, on 4 December. 

    Thrapston Road in Brampton

    Panchal was given an eight month prison sentence, supended for a year. 

    He was also disqualified from driving for two years and ordered to undertake 150 hours unpaid work. 

  12. Cat's amazing!

    Alex Pope

    BBC Local Live

    They say a cat has many lives and Sootie seems to be the living, breathing epitome of that. 

    This gorgeous black cat had been missing since 27 December after escaping from his "holiday home" in Bedford. 

    He was staying at his grandparents while on a small vacation from his home in Hemel Hempstead.

    His family regularly came back to Bedford to try and find him, but had no luck. 


    Then yesterday he was spotted by Tom Hawking, who saw a poster about a lost cat who matched Sootie's description.

    He made contact with the owners, and now for the "purrfect" ending, Sootie is back home and being looked after by his owner, 10-year-old Cody, who's overjoyed... and I'm sure is giving him lots of cuddles. 

  13. Workman loses arm as car hits him and he falls down manhole

    Jane Killick

    BBC Three Counties Radio

    A workman has had his arm amputated in hospital after he was knocked down a manhole by a car.

    Police say he was working on the manhole on the roundabout between Marlowes and Combe Street in Hemel Hempstead on Thursday night.

    He was hit by a "small white Kia-type car" at about 22:25 but the driver failed to stop, officers said.

    A spokeswoman said it resulted in "life-changing" injuries, but he's stable in hospital.

    Combe street and Marlowes

    Officers believe the car drove along Leighton Buzzard Road, and has a possible oil leak and damage to the bodywork.   

    Police want to hear from anyone who's been asked to repair a similar car. 

  14. BBC Weather Watchers: Wild(ish) Northamptonshire

    BBC Weather Watchers

    The weather hasn't been baa'rilliant, but our BBC Weather Watchers have been busy capturing the wildlife of Northamptonshire this week.

    Here's a selection of the pictures that made us smile...

  15. Lego champs heading to the US

    Dotty McLeod

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    This is the team of six smart Lego-mad pals, celebrating the fact they didn't "brick it" when it came to knocking out the competition at the Institution of Engineering and Technology's First Lego League UK and Ireland challenge (that's a mouthful).

    Lego team members

    They also look like this because, as champs of the whole thing, they're off to St Louis in the US, upping the stakes as they compete in the First Lego League World Festival next month (slightly shorter).

    This is their trophy and winning Lego robot , which won a knock-out competition.

    The team, from schools in Comberton and Royston, Hertfordshire, showed off their skills in robotics, computer programming, teamwork, research, problem-solving and communication.

    Lego trophy and robot

    Part of the competition also involved using a motorised Lego robot to solve various tasks, pre-programming it to complete them.

    The competition was "brilliant", team member Iona Berry, aged 12, said.

    And are they fazed by the trip to America, where they'll represent the UK and Ireland against more than 100 other teams?

    "It's going to be awesome," she said. "We can't wait!"

  16. On this day: Saints' Edgar Mobbs captains England against France

    Graham McKechnie

    BBC Radio Northampton sport

    In 1910, on this day, Northampton Saints legend Edgar Mobbs captained England to an 11-3 win over France in Paris.

    It would be his final England cap.

    Edgar mobbs

    Mobbs retired from rugby aged 30 and later joined the Army to fight in World War One.

    He was mentioned in dispatches twice and awarded the Distinguished Service Order, but died while charging a German machine gun in the battle of Passchendaele on 31 July 1917.

  17. Local paper round-up: Concerns over development clearance work and tea party for homeless pets

    Pete Cooper

    BBC Local Live

    Elsewhere in Northamptonshire:

  18. A marathon 'mare for motorists

    Sam Edwards

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    About 8,000 runners are expected to take to the streets of Cambridge on Sunday for the city's annual half marathon.

    Runners in Cambridge

    And about 6,000 people will line the streets to cheer them on, so if you're planning to drive into the city for a spot of retail therapy, they're going to get in your way.

    Visit Cambridge is warning motorists of a number of  road closures and diversions .

    Map of road closures

    The course takes in the city centre and passes through Trumpington and Grantchester.

    A number of roads including Victoria Avenue and the Trinity Street areas will be closed from 04:00 with others closing at various times throughout the morning. Everything should be back to normal on the roads by 16:00.

  19. 'Noisy' manhole cover keeping people awake in Dunstable

    Ollie Bayliss

    BBC Three Counties Radio

    For weeks now a loose manhole cover on the A5 in Dunstable has been driving local people to distraction. 

    It makes a loud banging noise every time a vehicle drives over it, and this is what it sounds like...

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    Matthew Radford lives in a flat directly overlooking the road and told me it's been getting worse and it's affecting his sleep.   

    But now for some good news...

    Man hole in road

    We found out Anglian Water was responsible for the cover and the company inspected it on Wednesday.

    It's hoping to have it fixed by the end of this weekend.

  20. Lego champions crowned in robot games

    Now, who doesn't love a bit of plastic brick action on a Friday?

    Guess what this is?

    Lego trophy

    Well, it's what you win if you make this:

    Lego model

    A team of young engineers from the county has been crowned national Lego champions - beating off 47 other teams to become little Lego legends in their own lifetime.

    The school children, collectively known as B6 Berrellium, won the Institution of Engineering and Technology's First Lego League UK and Ireland competition in Bristol.

    Teams of nine to 16-year olds had to build a robot to tackle a series of missions, and come up with a creative solution to a problem they had identified through research. 

    This year both the robot games and research project looked at the subject of animal-human interaction.

    As they're clearly smarter than us, we'll see if they can explain exactly how they did what they did, shortly.