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By Adam Jinkerson

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  1. Our live coverage for the week

    Adam Jinkerson

    BBC Local Live

    I'm afraid that's it from us today and indeed this week.

    Keep an eye on this BBC News live feed for the latest on the NHS cyber attack.

    We'll return with the latest news, sport, weather and travel for Cambridgeshire on Monday from 08:00.

    Have a great weekend.

  2. NHS attack 'could have been prevented', says security expert

    Adam Jinkerson

    BBC Local Live

    Dr Mils Hills, who is an associate professor of risk, resilience and corporate security at the University of Northampton, has told the BBC the cyber attack on the NHS "could have been prevented".

    "It's most certainly going to have come from a user clicking something they shouldn't have, whether it's in an email or on an internet browser tab," he said.

    "Hospitals should have measures to prevent this.

    "It will be fixed and removed, but it will cost a lot. The task to fix it won't be difficult, but will be time-consuming.

    "The problem is this is a pretty low-level attack and it's causing such chaos."

    An NHS Digital statement said: "NHS Digital is working closely with the National Cyber Security Centre, the Department of Health and NHS England to support affected organisations and ensure patient safety is protected."  

  3. General election 2017 nomination papers in

    With all the general election 2017 candidates' nominations papers in, we've collected together links to where you can find full information from the returning officers in the 18 Essex constituencies:

    The election takes place on Thursday, 8 June.

  4. From the archives: Children watch the races for free

    Back on 13 May 1955, this group of children were snapped watching the horse racing through a fence at Newmarket:

    Children watch horseracing through gaps in the fence
  5. Overnight weather: Largely dry and frost-free

    Julie Reinger

    BBC Look East weather

    Most of this afternoon's showers should quickly move away to leave a largely dry and frost-free night with clear spells across the BBC East region.

    Temperatures in some spots will remain in double figures.

    Overnight weather map

    It’s spells of sunshine and scattered showers for Saturday, and while we can’t rule out an odd heavy downpour, there will be some places that stay dry throughout the day. 

    The winds will be a light to moderate south to south-westerly with temperatures possibly reaching 20C (68F).

  6. Hospitals cyber attack: No Cambridgeshire hospitals affected

    Adam Jinkerson

    BBC Local Live

    Neither Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, Peterborough City Hospital nor Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon have been affected by a nationwide cyber attack.

    However, Peterborough says it has taken down its emails and website as a "precautionary measure".

  7. First residents move in to Northstowe

    Adam Jinkerson

    BBC Local Live

    The first residents have finally moved in to the new South Cambridgeshire town of Northstowe - almost 20 years after it was first planned.

    New homes at Northstowe

    Five years after the first planning application was approved, the first 92 of the 10,000 planned homes have been completed. 

    Eventually the site on the old RAF Oakington base will have 24,000 people living there. That'll make it the UK's biggest new town since Milton Keynes. 

    Two primary schools, a secondary school and a sports hall will also be created as part of the development.

    First residents at Northstowe

    It was opposed by some local people who cited concerns over noise and traffic congestion.

  8. Hospitals 'cyber attack': Is it affecting Cambridgeshire?

    Adam Jinkerson

    BBC Local Live

    You may have seen the breaking news in the last few moments that hospitals across England have been affected by what's believed to be a cyber attack, leading to serious IT failures.

    Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge says it is not affected and everything there is running as normal.

    Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon and Peterborough City Hospital (PCH) have yet to confirm whether they have been affected, although PCH's website appears to be down.

    We'll bring you the latest when we get it. 

  9. Man arrested after van collides with parked vehicles

    A man in his 20s has been arrested after a collision involving a van and a number of stationary vehicles in Newmarket.

    Police received a number of calls from members of the public at about 01:40 reporting the collision in Churchill Court.

    Officers arrived shortly afterwards, and discovered a silver Ford Transit van had collided with five parked vehicles - three cars and two vans.

    A 27-year-old from the Cambridge area was subsequently arrested on suspicion of driving with excess alcohol. 

    He was initially taken to hospital for a check-up and then brought to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre, where he currently remains for questioning. 

    Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre
  10. Checkatrade Trophy: Under-21 teams to remain in revised competition

    Phil Shepka

    BBC Sport

    League One and Two clubs have voted to retain invited under-21 teams in the Checkatrade Trophy for two more seasons, along with an increase in prize money and changes to selection rules.

    In a one-season trial, 16 Premier League and Championship under-21 sides were added to this term's competition.

    Clubs voted on three options: keeping academy teams, reverting to the old 48-team format or ending the competition.

    Two-thirds of clubs lent their support to the 64-team format.

    Darragh MacAnthony

    Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony said "it's a trophy we need to keep".

    "I personally love the trophy. We've won it before and we want to win it again. We certainly don't want it to stop," said MacAnthony, whose club voted to retain under-21 teams.

    "I think they're adjusting the things that irritated fans and clubs last year. Common sense has to prevail.

    "There's a lot more money in it this year for League One and League Two clubs. That's something that's always attracted us.

    "Our fans will call us sell-outs, but the reality is we lose a lot of money every year, so a chance to get some of that back, we're never going to say no.

    "That's the reality of the game."

  11. Work of wartime 'modest' mathematician to be remembered

    Dani Bailey

    BBC Local Live

    A Bletchley Park mathematician is being recognised this weekend, 100 years after his birth. 

    Bill Tutte, a Cambridge graduate from Newmarket, helped to unravel the Lorenz machine, which was a more complex system than the Enigma and used by the German high command.

    Dr David Kenyon, the research historian at Bletchley Park near Milton Keynes, said his role was "important and little known" as he was such a "modest man". 

    He explained that he came to the park from Cambridge University aged 24 and worked as a codebreaker in a department that had so far been unable to crack the code. 

    In Tutte's memoirs he wrote "as an act of desperation, they gave it to me", and just a few months later he broke it. 

    Bill Tutte

    After the war he was appointed a fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge, before emigrating to Canada. 

    He died on 2 May 2002, aged 84. 

    Lorenzo machine

    The Bill Tutte Symposium is on Sunday (his birthday) at Bletchley and Bill Tutte: Mathematician + Codebreaker opens to the general public on Monday. 

  12. Midwife shaves head to support terminally ill youngster

    A midwife is shaving her head to help raise money for a terminally-ill boy.

    It will be the second time that Shona Simpson, who works at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn, will lose her hair to help four-year-old Jac Coffey.

    Shona Simpson in a maternity ward

    In 2015, the little boy was diagnosed with a rare brain tumour, which was removed in a 17-hour operation at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge.

    Last month, his parents Kayleigh and Jay were told their son's cancer had returned. 

  13. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A1(M) Cambridgeshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1(M) Cambridgeshire southbound severe accident, between J15 for B1043 Old North Road and J14 for A14.

    A1(M) Cambridgeshire - Very slow traffic on A1(M) southbound between J15, B1043 (Sawtry) and J14, A14 (Alconbury), because of an accident involving a car and a trailer and a rolling road-block.

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

  14. Despite overnight rain, the dry spell continues

    After one of the driest Aprils - just 41% of the monthly average rainfall - it was refreshing to see that rain has fallen overnight.

    But by how much? Dan Holley's tweet shows the dry spell continues;

    View more on twitter
  15. UK virtual reality firm Improbable raises $500m

    Rory Cellan-Jones

    Technology correspondent

    A tech firm set up by Cambridge graduates which creates virtual reality simulations has secured one of the largest investments in a British technology company in recent years.

    Japan's Softbank is investing $500m (£388m) in Improbable, but it will continue to be run by the two students who founded it.

    Virtual reality

    Improbable was founded just five years ago by Herman Narula and Rob Whitehead, who had studied computer science together at Cambridge University.

    Their aim was to build large-scale virtual worlds and simulations - mainly for games developers but also for other clients who could use them in applications such as modelling transport systems.

    Softbank is backing the firm in a funding round that values the business at more than $1bn.

    The deal is said to be further evidence that the UK's technology sector can now compete with the best.

  16. White van man crosses the white line

    Adam Jinkerson

    BBC Local Live

    It's safe to say the driver of this van was lucky not to have sustained more serious injuries after rolling the vehicle in the early hours of this morning.

    Van on its roof

    Police said it happened at 02:00 on Wilburton High Street. 

    The driver tested positive at the roadside for cocaine, but refused to provide a blood sample.

    They were reported for refusing to provide a sample, driving while disqualified and driving without insurance.

  17. Like a duck to... no water?

    John Devine

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    I've been to meet a couple from March who are concerned that a family of ducklings, which are expected to hatch from these eggs imminently, won't survive given they don't live near any water.

    Duck eggs

    Brenda and Phillip Smith discovered the nest while weeding in their garden.

    "All of a sudden there was this big scuffle noise and something went up in the air," said Mr Smith.

    "When we did a bit of investigating, we found there was a nest under one of the shrubs with 11 eggs in it.

    "We don't know what to do as they need water."

    Duck on eggs

    I'm off to the Welney Wetland Centre to seek advice.

    Do you have any advice? You can email us here.

  18. New mayor announces 100-day plan

    Adam Jinkerson

    BBC Local Live

    The new Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough insisted there was "money in the budget" as he announced his priorities for his first 100 days in the role.

    His plans include commissioning business cases for dualling the A47 and upgrading the A10, plus launching feasibility studies into a light rail and underground for Cambridge.

    James Palmer

    Conservative James Palmer, who was elected last Friday, also announced his commitment to building a University of Peterborough.

    "We've been given some money by government - £170m for housing development and £600m for infrastructure and skills," he said.

    "I wouldn't be putting forward these feasibility plans if we couldn't pay for them, and we will.

    "I've spoken to the Prime Minister and she, like me, wants to invest in this county."