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  1. Updates on Friday, 19 May 2017
  2. A47 closed 'due to police incident'
  3. Jeremy Corbyn visits Peterborough
  4. Resident 'waiting weeks' for bin collection
  5. Scorer of fastest football hat-trick dies
  6. Posh appoint Oldfield as assistant boss

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By Adam Jinkerson

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye

    Well, that's the end of another week here on the Local Live news feed for Cambridgeshire.

    The team won't be here this weekend, but we will be back on Monday morning bringing you more news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00.

    Whatever your doing this weekend, we all hope it's a good one.

  2. Overnight weather: Further showers but some clear spells too

    Julie Reinger

    BBC Look East weather

    This evening and overnight we'll see a mixture of showers and clear spells, with mainly light winds.

    Temperatures will drop to about 7C (45F).

    Overnight weather map

    There'll be a chilly start to the day on Saturday, with a few overnight showers lingering, but many parts will start dry with some sunshine.

    More showers will eventually push in from the south-west, some of which could be heavy and thundery.

    Highs of about 16C (61F).

    Sunday should be largely dry, and feel a bit warmer.

  3. Video content

    Video caption: Corrie Mckeague's brother speaks of pain of search

    Corrie Mckeague's brother Makeyan says he will never give up searching for the airman.

  4. No sign of 'man in river'

    Adam Jinkerson

    BBC Local Live

    Police say they were unable to locate a man who reportedly jumped into a river near the A47 earlier.

    The road was closed between Guyhirn and Rings End while a search was carried out.

    It's now re-opened, but queues remain.

  5. Jeremy Corbyn visits Peterborough

    Ben Stevenson

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been in Peterborough this afternoon to gather support for his party ahead of next month's general election.

    Jeremy Corbyn

    He addressed the public at Peterborough United, where he set out his plans for if he wins, starting by saying that he would "revamp mental health care".

    He also vowed to "protect winter fuel payments" and "triple-lock pensions" - something he said "no other party is promising".

    On Conservative plans to introduce a means test for the winter fuel allowance, Mr Corbyn said it would cause "great hardship" and anxiety for millions of pensioners.

    Jeremy Corbyn

    The politician was also quick to criticise many more of the Conservative pledges that came out in their manifesto yesterday, describing the document as "extraordinary in its extraordinariness".

    He claimed the Tories were "under funding schools", which was "holding individuals and the country back".

    Afterwards the Labour leader met with supporters. He told the BBC he was confident Labour would win seats in the east of England.

  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A47 Cambridgeshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A47 Cambridgeshire both ways severe disruption, at A141 March Road.

    A47 Cambridgeshire - A47 Fen Road in Guyhirn closed and slow traffic at the A141 March Road junction, because of a police incident.

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

  7. A47 closed due to 'man in river'

    Adam Jinkerson

    BBC Local Live

    Cambridgeshire Police says the A47 is closed between Guyhirn and Rings End following reports a man jumped into the river.

    A search is under way.

    Officers are advising drivers to avoid the area.

  8. A47 closed

    Adam Jinkerson

    BBC Local Live

    Expect delays if you're heading on the A47. It's currently shut between Guyhirn and Rings End.

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    We've got calls in to the emergency services and will update you when we know more.

  9. Waiting for a parcel today?

    ...You might not get it.

    Luckily no-one was hurt when this delivery van ended up in a ditch near Great Gransden, police say.

    Officers can't guarantee you'll get your parcels today though. They don't do deliveries.

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  10. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A47 Cambridgeshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A47 Cambridgeshire both ways severe disruption, between A141 March Road and B1187 affecting Crooked Bank.

    A47 Cambridgeshire - A47 Fen Road in Ring's End closed and queuing traffic in both directions between the A141 March Road junction and the B1187 junction, because of a police incident. Congestion to the Crooked Bank junction and to the Black Drove junction.

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

  11. Resident 'waiting weeks' for bin collection

    A resident living in Great Shelford has told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire her black bin has not been emptied for about six weeks.

    It comes as news that three months since new rubbish collection rounds were introduced across Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire, pick-ups are still bring frequently missed.

    The first three days of this week saw collections missed on 75 streets in total.

    Black bins

    The two councils combined bin services back in February to cut 20,000 miles and save £700,000 over three years. The changes in February saw bin days change for 130,000 households across the area.

    But Robin - one of the residents affected by the change - says her blue bin is being collected, but her black bin isn't.

    "The council say they're going to recollect but they never do," she said.

    "The rubbish is just piling up outside the house. What else are we supposed to do?

    "The blue bin has been collected like clockwork, so it's not like they can't find the house."

    Mike Hill, who oversees the joint council collections, said "99.5% of bins are collected", but said there was "room for improvement".

    "Operation problems like vehicle breakdowns and bad traffic are some of the reasons why bins may not be collected," he said.

  12. Steven McKenzie

    BBC Scotland Highlands and Islands reporter

    Tommy Ross at Wigan

    Steven McKenzie

    BBC Scotland Highlands and Islands reporter

    Highlands-born Tommy Ross entered the Guinness World Records for his three goals in 90 seconds in 1964.

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  13. BBC Election Panel: Your thoughts on transport

    The BBC is running an election panel, asking voters for their thoughts ahead of 8 June.

    We asked:

    Labour has proposed the railways should be re-nationalised. What are your views? What other transport or infrastructure issues need tackling, in your view, if any?


    And you said:

    Amanda, Peterborough: "I do not really have an opinion on this as I never use the railways. However, if it lowers the price for commuters and travellers then it may be a good thing."

    Marilyn Samuel, Luton: "I agree to Labour's policy to propose to re-nationalise the railways and I agree to keep fares down and at a fair price, more affordable and a reliable transport system."

    Barbara, Chelmsford: "I think that railways are great as they're now. No changes needed."

    Jonathan, Norwich: "It would take billions to overhaul the railways, maybe the money would be better spent on trams going into major cities at affordable prices."

    Jade, Southend: "Buses and trains need upgrading and a better service. If they want less people to drive cars, public transports need a lot of improvement."

    Malcolm Younger, Ipswich: "If a nationalised railway could work cheaply and efficiently I would be for it. But don't think that they can so should be left as they are."

  14. Scorer of fastest hat-trick Tommy Ross dies

    BBC Sport

    The scorer of the fastest hat-trick in football, Tommy Ross, has died, one of his former football clubs has said.

    Ross, who spent a spell at Peterborough United, held the Guinness World Record for three goals scored in 90 seconds while he was playing for Scotland's Ross County against Nairn County in November 1964.


    His death has been announced by Tain club, St Duthus FC, which he managed. He was 70.

    Inver-born Ross also played for English clubs including Wigan Athletic and York City.

    St Duthus posted tributes to the hat-trick hero on social media.

    The club tweeted: "Everyone at St Duthus Football Club wishes to extend their deepest and most heartfelt sympathies to Tommy's family and close friends at this difficult time."

    Ross County has retweeted the tribute.

  15. Corrie: I'll never stop searching for my son

    The mother of missing serviceman Corrie Mckeague, who was last seen in Bury St Edmunds on the morning of 24 September, says she will never give up searching for her son.

    Nicola Urquhart

    Speaking days after police said they'll extend their search for him at the landfill site in Cambridgeshire for at least another three weeks, Nicola Urquhart said: "It's my son. I'll never ever stop searching for him.

    "That doesn't mean I expect the police to search forever. I'm realistic, I know there will come a time when they have to stop but it doesn't mean that I'll ever stop.

    "Until they've either found him, or I've got every answer I could possibly get and just now there's still far, far too many unanswered questions for us.

    "It's almost like we've not let ourselves lose him yet. We're still looking for him - we're realistic but we've not lost him yet. We're still looking for him."

  16. Corrie: 'You become paralysed by the idea this person's not in your life any more'

    The brother of Corrie Mckeague, the RAF Honington airman who disappeared after a night out in Bury St Edmunds last September, says the continuing search of the landfill site at Milton is tough on the family.

    Makeyan Mckeague

    Makeyan Mckeague (pictured) said: "The hardest time is when it floods back to you that your brother is missing.

    "You focus on it 24/7, you can't do anything.

    "You just become paralysed by the idea that this person's not in your life any more, you're not going to have them at the big events.

    "It's very difficult to try and actually think about [the fact] that Corrie's missing."

    Police have said they'll continue to search the site for at least three more weeks.

  17. Weather: Wet and windy

    Elizabeth Rizzini

    BBC Look East weather

    Today will see plenty of cloud with outbreaks of rain and it will turn more showery in the afternoon. Some brighter intervals may develop later.

    It will be rather breezy, although winds will ease through the afternoon.

    Watch my full forecast below...

    Video content

    Video caption: Weather: weather_east.avi

    For more where you live, visit BBC Weather.

  18. Good morning

    Adam Jinkerson

    BBC Local Live

    Good morning and welcome to live updates for Cambridgeshire on Friday, 19 May.

    We'll be here with live updates on the latest news, sport, weather and travel until 18:00.

    With just two days to go before trains stop at a new station in Cambridge, we'll be looking ahead to its opening. We'll also look at calls for safety improvements on the A605.


    As you can see from this BBC Weather Watcher's picture, it's still a bit murky and rainy around the county.

    A full weather forecast for the day is on the way shortly.

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