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Adam Jinkerson

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  1. That's all from us

    Nic Rigby

    BBC News

    Live updates for Cambridgeshire, including the election coverage, have now finished. Thanks for joining us.

    The day's shock election result was the Conservatives' loss of the Peterborough seat.

    The election also saw Labour's Daniel Zeichner (pictured) hold on to Cambridge..

    Daniel Zeichner

    The remaining seats - Huntingdon and Cambridgeshire North West, South, South East and North East - remain in Conservative hands.

    If you want to follow any breaking news, 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. It's getting busy out there...

    Crashes are slowing up the usual Friday rush to get home, so if you're stuck in queues, this could be why...

    Six vehicles were involved in an incident on the A1 northbound near Wansford earlier, and while police have cleared the scene, Highways England is warning of long delays.

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    And further south, two vehicles collided between the junctions for Cambridge Services and Bar Hill on the A14 westbound.

    One lane was initially closed and although Highways England says that has now reopened, it's still warning of delays there as well.

    Safe journey home, everyone!

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  3. Five days to claim £1m Huntingdonshire lottery ticket

    There are just five days left to claim a winning lottery ticket in Huntingdonshire, worth £1m.

    The National Lottery

    The ticket was bought in the district for the draw on 16 December 2016. It expires on Wednesday, 14 June.

  4. UKIP 'did not have time to prepare', says Huntingdon candidate

    The UK Independence Party candidate for Huntingdon has said the party needs time to reflect on the "disappointing" campaign before rushing to choose a new leader.

    Paul Bullen

    Paul Nuttall has stepped down as UKIP leader after a disastrous night for his party.

    Paul Bullen, who came fourth for UKIP in Huntingdon, with a vote-share down by 13%, said: "The election was sprung upon us and we did not have enough time to prepare an election stance and get out our publicity."

    He said the party must reflect on the campaign.

  5. Cambridge MP dubs PM a 'loser'

    Nic Rigby

    BBC News

    The newly-returned Labour MP for Cambridge Daniel Zeichner has called Prime Minister Theresa May a "loser" who should accept the consequences of the election result.

    Daniel Zeichner

    Mr Zeichner held the seat with a majority of 12,661 over Liberal Democrat rival Julian Huppert.

    He told BBC Look East: "I think Jeremy Corbyn has had a good campaign and has inspired people.

    "It was a big rejection for Theresa May. I think in politics if you set yourself up and then you are rejected and lose, you should accept the consequences of that.

    "She is a loser."

  6. Cloud makes way for dry weather and warm temperatures

    Julie Reinger

    BBC Look East weather

    Once the last of any showers have cleared it’ll be a largely dry night, although we could have some thicker cloud in to the west of the region by morning and possibly some outbreaks of rain too.

    The winds overnight will turn form a light south-westerly to the south and temperatures falling to around 12C (54F).

    The greatest risk of some rain will be in the west of the region on Saturday morning but for many of us it’ll be a dry day with some long sunny spells developing.

    The winds will pick up to a moderate south to south-westerly and temperatures reaching around 23C (73F). However, there is the potential for highs of 26C (79F) in some spots.

    Weather map for Saturday, 10 July
  7. Woman threatened with a knife

    A woman was threatened with a knife and told to handover cash.

    The incident took place between 23:15 and 23:20 on Wednesday at the pathway known as the Yellow Brick Road in Newmarket.

    Suffolk Police said the woman in her 20s was approached by another woman who had a small knife and threatened to hurt her if she did not handover money.

    When she said she did not have any, another woman arrived and the two culprits started walking the victim towards a cash machine on Fred Archer Way. Two men then followed at a distance.

    The victim managed to get away and call the police from a nearby business.

    Fred Archer Way, Newmarket
  8. Huntingdonshire UKIP councillor says 'collapse predicted'

    Nic Rigby

    BBC News

    UKIP Huntingdonshire district councillor Peter Reeve has talked about the disintegration of his party's vote.

    Peter Reeve

    "We were pointing out our votes would collapse at this election. It was not a normal general election," he said.

    "UKIP stood down in some of its best seats in the country and where we did stand down, UKIP voters were the kingmakers."

    "It certainly has been a dramatic night. This prime minister did not need to call this election. It started off on Brexit and it was all Brexit at the beginning.

    "As soon as the manifesto was published it went way off the Brexit agenda with our kind of voters finding it difficult to support even Brexit MPs when their manifesto was so bad with dementia tax, uncertainties over income tax rises, the end of free school meals."

  9. Ex-MP says Tories 'underestimated' Corbyn

    Nic Rigby

    BBC News

    The former Conservative MP for Peterborough Stewart Jackson, who lost his seat to Labour by 607 votes, says the Tories underestimated Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

    Stewart Jackson

    Mr Jackson, who had represented the seat for 12 years, lost to Labour's Fiona Onasanya.

    He told the BBC said a number of factors contributed to the Conservative losses.

    “We underestimated the campaigning of Jeremy Corbyn”, he said.

    Mr Jackson added that the campaign “lost the opportunity to portray the party in a positive way” and "focused on Brexit when people were concerned about a range of public services”.

    Asked if Prime Minister Theresa May should resign, Mr Jackson replied: “It’s for her and the parliamentary party – it’s too early to draw conclusions."

  10. Labour 'have momentum' says Cambridge academic

    Nic Rigby

    BBC News

    An expert on politics at Anglia Ruskin University says despite the Conservatives winning in terms of number of seats, the momentum seems to be with the Labour Party.

    Jeremy Corbyn

    Dr Sean Lang, of the Cambridge-based university (pictured below), told the BBC: “The idea of having this election was to strengthen the government’s hand – but it had the opposite effect.

    “The Conservatives did win, especially in the East, but it doesn’t feel that way; it has produced a paradox.

    “There is a feeling of momentum with Labour, if you look at Ipswich or Cambridge. It’s possible the youth vote made that possible.”

    Anglia Ruskin University

    He said the young voters made a difference in university towns and cities, like Norwich and Cambridge.

    “There’s a big age difference between them [young people] and Jeremy Corbyn (pictured top) but he has captured their imagination, and they have given him their hearts," he said.

  11. Election special

    BBC Look East

    BBC Look East is coming live very shortly on BBC One with an election special, featuring all the fallout from the general election.

    Labour's Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner will be giving his thoughts on the extraordinary night, along with Stewart Jackson who lost his Tory seat to Labour in Peterborough.

    Mohammad Yasin, the new Labour MP for Bedford, and UKIP's Peter Reeve will also feature, along with analysis from Dr Sean Lang from Anglia Ruskin University.

    Remotes at the ready!

  12. South Cambridgeshire MP 'proud'

    Adam Jinkerson

    BBC Local Live

    Conservative Heidi Allen, who held her South Cambridgeshire seat, has taken to Twitter to thank her supporters.

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    Ms Allen won with 33,631 votes.

    However, Labour added almost 10% to their share compared with the 2015 vote and Ms Allen's majority was cut by nearly 5,000.

    After the results were announced, she said that she expected "a threat from the Liberal Democrats, but Labour have done very well".

  13. How did Labour take Peterborough?

    Hannah Olsson

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire political reporter

    As you may have already heard, the big shock of the night was Conservative Stewart Jackson losing his seat to Labour in Peterborough.

    Fiona Onasanya won by just 607 votes, so how did she do it?

    Candidates in Peterborough

    Clearly the national support for Labour played its part, but there wasn't a significant increase in turnout in Peterborough as we've seen in other areas that have been won over by Labour.

    What is interesting is the decision by UKIP not to field a candidate in Peterborough. Prominent UKIP party member Peter Reeve said himself that the message was to lend their support to pro-Brexit MPs - in this case, Stewart Jackson. However, that may have just backfired.

    The parties may seem like unlikely bedfellows, but there were 8,000 UKIP votes up for grabs and it seems some at least opted instead for Labour.

    Whatever the reason, Peterborough is entering a new political realm this morning.

  14. How's the election being reported elsewhere?

    Adam Jinkerson

    BBC Local Live

    We're not the only weary-eyed journalists in Cambridgeshire... our local newspapers have been hard at work too covering the election overnight.

    • The Peterborough Telegraph has the latest on "how a seismic night in Peterborough's politics unfolded" after Labour gain a seat from the Conservatives.
    • In the Cambridge News there's more on how Labour won in Cambridge, plus how South Cambridgeshire MP, Heidi Allen, is celebrating after holding on to her seat. It involves something we'd all like right now.
    • The Hunts Post has more on Conservative Jonathan Djanogly's win in Huntingdon, but how his share is cut by Labour.
    • Finally, the Wisbech Standard reports that "even an increased majority for Stephen Barclay, who has been the area's MP since 2010, could not wipe the grim expressions from the local Tories' faces as they watched the unfolding story nationally on a giant TV screen in the sports hall".
  15. Newly-elected Peterborough MP Fiona Onasanya feels 'honoured'

    Labour's Fiona Onasanya won the seat from Conservative Stewart Jackson.

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    Video caption: Election results 2017: Peterborough MP Fiona Onasanya feels 'honoured'