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By Adam Jinkerson

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  1. Goodbye for now

    Adam Jinkerson

    BBC Local Live

    That's it for us today, and indeed this week. Thanks for your company.

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

    Keep an eye on BBC Cambridgeshire for any news over the weekend, plus match reports from both Cambridge United and Peterborough United.

    Scroll back through today's feed for anything you may have missed, including how the county cleared up after Storm Doris.

    Have a great weekend.

  2. Residents clear up after building damage

    Helen Burchell

    BBC News

    The clear-up began today in Chatteris after the side of a building toppled down in strong winds.

    Side of building damaged

    Luckily, no-one was hurt when the bricks fell on Old Station Place.

    Some cars, however, didn't get off as lightly...

    Damaged car

    Locals were out in force earlier, clearing up the bricks and rubble that remained...

    Fallen bricks
  3. Watch: Driver describes tree car crush

    Here's the story of David Keene, who describes his miraculous escape after a tree crashed down on his car in Witcham...

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    Video caption: A driver escapes unhurt after a tree falls on his car during Storm Doris.
  4. Driver relives tree crush escape: 'A few more inches and...'

    Adam Jinkerson

    BBC Local Live

    As we mentioned earlier, David Keene had a very lucky escape yesterday in Witcham.

    A tree fell on the 41-year-old's car during Storm Doris.

    Tree on car

    "I was driving to work and heard the crack and saw the tree coming towards me," Mr Keene (pictured) told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.

    David Keene

    "I managed to squeeze myself in-between the passenger and driver seats and just watched the top of the car come in above me.

    "I was very glad it stopped. A couple more inches and I would've been a lot thinner than I am now!

    "It was an incredibly lucky escape."

  5. Overnight weather: Dry at first with patchy rain later

    Julie Reinger

    BBC Look East weather

    A dry start to the night across the BBC East region with clear spells, but patchy rain will eventually spread in from the north-west. 

    The winds will pick up to a moderate-to-fresh south-westerly, and temperatures will drop to 3C (37F).

    Overnight weather map

    Saturday will be blustery with a fresh, occasionally strong, south-westerly wind. 

    Early rain will clear eastwards and it should then become drier and brighter, before more rain spreads in from the north-west. 

    Highs of 10C (50F).

    Get the full forecast where you are from BBC Weather .

  6. Helen Bailey: Bowls club member describes killer and his first wife

    Tony Fisher

    BBC Three Counties Radio

    Bill Manley is a member of Bassingbourn Bowls Club and knew Helen Bailey's murderer Ian Stewart very well.

    He told me Mr Stewart "did a good job" as the club's treasurer for several years, but said he "could be a bit stand-offish".  

    "You could say he was a little bit of an odd bird", he said, adding he was a "ferocious player" who "did not like to come second". 

    Bill Manley

    Asked what he thought when he heard about the death of Stewart's first wife - Diane - from an epileptic fit in 2010, he said: "Everyone was just pole-axed by it because she was a youngish, fit, healthy woman." 

    He added that she was "dynamic" and got involved with club's events and "she'd never even had a cold". 

    After her death, Stewart dropped out of running the bowls club.

    After Stewart was found guilty of Helen Bailey's murder, he said: "You can never forgive that kind of thing and I hope I never, ever see him again.

    "It's horrific what he's done." 

  7. Helen Bailey: Fake kidnapper 'Joe' wants his name cleared

    Tony Fisher

    BBC Three Counties Radio

    Seventy seven year old Joe Cippullo unexpectedly found himself in the middle of a high-profile murder trial.

    Ian Stewart, the killer of Hertfordshire author Helen Bailey, described his appearance when making up two fake kidnappers who allegedly murdered his bride-to-be.

    Mr Cippullo ended up in court as part of the prosecution case, which explained it was all a lie.

    Speaking exclusively to me, Mr Cippullo said he knew murderer Ian Stewart from when they played bowls together in Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire.

    Police searching Helen Bailey's home

    He told me he last saw Stewart six years ago.

    Mr Cippullo, who didn't want to be photographed, said he "doesn't understand why he went to court", and that Helen Bailey's murderer was "stupid to say all those lies".

    He said he was "disappointed" by what had happened to him, as he only knew Mr Stewart from saying "hello".

    He explained he was happy to go to court as he "respects the law", but now wanted his named "cleared". 

    He told me some people now think he was involved in the case and he wants that to be struck from the record.

    "Clear my name, that is all," he said. 

  8. Exclusive: The real 'Joe' in the Helen Bailey murder case speaks out

    Tony Fisher

    BBC Three Counties Radio

    During his murder trial, Helen Bailey's killer Ian Stewart made up an elaborate lie and  said two men called Nick and Joe  kidnapped and killed his fiancée.

    Today I spoke exclusively to Joe Cippullo - the man the prosecution team brought into court because he resembled Stewart's description of "Joe".  

    And now he wants his name cleared...

    Ian Stewart, Helen Bailey and Boris

    Stay posted for more.

  9. Norwich bookshop nominated as top independent

    Nic Rigby

    BBC News

    Shops in Norwich, Bedford, Huntingdon and Suffolk have been nominated for the title of top independent bookshop in the country.

    The Book Hive in London Street, Norwich, which opened about eight years ago, has been named with four others in the East category of the British Book Awards.

    The Book Hive, Norwich

    The bookshop's owner Henry Layte said: "It's always nice to be be on this list. The only reason I decided to set up an independent bookshop in Norwich was that there wasn't one in the city."

    Mr Layte has also started publishing books with Propolis Books, which is due to publish the new collection by celebrated poet Simon Armitage. 

    Other shops in the East category to be nominated are: Niche Comics in Huntingdon,  Lindum Books in Lincoln,  Harris & Harris in Clare in Suffolk (pictured below) and  Rogan’s Books in Bedford.

    Harris & Harris, Clare

    Tom Tivnan, features and insight editor of The Bookseller, said: “We have really been astounded this year by the sheer breadth, depth and quality of the entries. Whittling them down to the shortlists has been an extremely difficult process. It’s still tough out there for indies, but these shops are showing how resourceful, creative and passionate booksellers can not only survive, but thrive in today’s market.”

    Customers can say share their views on the bookshops with The Bookseller Magazine online  here.

  10. Driver in 'miracle' escape from tree car crush

    Adam Jinkerson

    BBC Local Live

    If you were following us yesterday, you were probably left speechless by this jaw-on-the-floor moment we featured...

    Fallen tree

    Dave Keene was driving through Witcham, near Ely, when he spotted a tree about to collapse onto the road.

    Luckily, he anticipated it would fall and tucked himself between the seats, and escaped unharmed.

    Fallen tree

    Lisa Stubbs, a Fenland district councillor, was one of the first people on the scene. She said it was "a miracle the driver got out alive".

    Fallen tree
    Car being towed away

    The council worked tirelessly into the evening to get the tree moved...

    Workers move tree in the dark

    And this was the scene a short while ago. You'd never know there was even any commotion.

    Road where tree fell
  11. Wisbech striker signs for Premier League team

    Phil Shepka

    BBC Sport

    Top flight Burnley have signed young striker Harry Limb from ninth-tier side Wisbech Town.

    It comes after the 17-year-old scored 22 goals for the United Counties League Premier Division side this season.

    Harry Limb

    Limb also had a trial at Swansea City earlier this year.

    Although Burnley were not obliged to pay the Cambridgeshire side for the player as he was on non-contract terms, they have given a donation to the club and arranged for a "strong" XI to play Wisbech in a pre-season friendly.

    Wisbech boss Dick Creasey said: "He's certainly got the desire to play in the Premier League, and the willingness.

    "He's willing to learn and listen, but step five of non-league football to the Premier League is quite a journey."

  12. Doris does damage

    Adam Jinkerson

    BBC Local Live

    Although Storm Doris caused some major damage and disruption yesterday, like this tree down in Folksworth...

    Fallen tree in Folksworth

    And this fallen tree in Winwick...

    Fallen tree in winwick

    It seems many of you saw the lighter side of it all...

    Bins knocked over
    Fence knocked down
    Fence knocked down in Great Wilbraham

    Have you been affected by the storm? Get in touch by email , or tweet us using #cmblive.

  13. Storm Doris: Aftermath continues

    Adam Jinkerson

    BBC Local Live

    If you were hoping to get your running shoes on for a brisk Saturday lap of Wimpole, you'll be sad to hear that Storm Doris has caused havoc with the Park Run route, and tomorrow's event is off.

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  14. Storm Doris: Multiple power cuts remain across the county

    Adam Jinkerson

    BBC Local Live

    We've heard multiple power cuts remain in Cambridgeshire due to Storm Doris.

    In Aldreth near Haddenham, 258 properties remain without power, while in Shepreth 110 are experiencing power cuts.

    UK Power Networks  expects most of the power in those places to be restored between 14:30 and 15:30.

    Power cut map

    Sawston, Comberton, Whittlesey and Bassingbourn are some of the other places where a number of homes have been affected by loss of power.

    A statement from the electricity company said: "Engineers continue to work hard to restore power supplies.

    "It was the worst storm across our networks this winter and the severe weather conditions damaged overhead power lines."

    How is it where you live? Have you had to boil your tea with a gas stove?  Email us here.

  15. Storm Doris: 'Investigation' to be held over toppled bus

    Adam Jinkerson

    BBC Local Live

    First Bus says it is "conducting a full investigation" after one of its double-deckers overturned in strong winds just outside Wisbech yesterday.

    Fifteen people were treated at the scene and 11 taken to hospital in King's Lynn with minor injuries.

    Toppled bus

    Steve Wickers, the company's managing director, said safety of staff and passengers was its "top priority".

    "We were in constant contact with our drivers as the day went on," he told BBC Radio Norfolk. 

    "Due to worsening weather conditions we suspended the service until the conditions improved," he said.

  16. Cambridgeshire clears up after Doris

    Adam Jinkerson

    BBC Local Live

    It's been a morning of re-openings after Storm Doris forced roads and schools across the county to close.

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    The A141 at Rings End closed after a plethora of lorries toppled in the winds, including this one...

    Lorry toppled on A141

    Fortunately no-one was severely hurt in the incident above, but three people were taken to hospital following this crash below at Westry...

    Lorry crashed into truck

    And the driver of this van escaped serious harm when it left the A141 near Chatteris...

    Van in a field

    Sawtry Village Academy also reopened this morning after high winds forced its closure.

    And just in time for the day every pupil looks forward to...

    View more on twitter

    Say cheese!

  17. A47 closed after crash

    Adam Jinkerson

    BBC Local Live

    The A47 at Wansford is currently closed eastbound due to a crash involving two lorries and a car.

    It happened at about 08:00 between the Sutton roundabout and Love's Hill.

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    Police say there don't appear to be any injuries.