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  1. Updates on Friday, 30 June 2017
  2. Cambridge's MP resigns from shadow cabinet
  3. Syd Barrett to be honoured by orchestra
  4. 'Large diesel spill' on A14 cleared
  5. Cambridge-designed computer wins top award

Live Reporting

By Stuart Bailey

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our coverage across the week

    Stuart Bailey

    BBC News

    That's the end of our regular updates for Cambridgeshire for another week. Thanks for joining us.

    You can scroll down to see any stories you may have missed, including:

    We'll be back with more news, sport, travel and weather for the county at 08:00 on Monday.

    Have a great weekend.

  2. Jail for men over trench wall collapse death

    A site manager has been jailed for four years after a grounds worker died when a trench wall collapsed on top of him.

    Shane Wilkinson (pictured), 33, of Crowland, Lincolnshire, died on 4 September 2014 at a building site in Collyweston, Northamptonshire.

    Shane Wilkinson

    Andrew Winterton, 52, of High Street, Collyweston, was convicted of gross negligence manslaughter at Northampton Crown Court.

    Trench digger driver Dean Wortley, 48, of Market Deeping, was jailed for 12 months for health and safety breaches.

    Northamptonshire Police said it was the first case of corporate manslaughter successfully tried in the county, after a joint investigation with the Health and Safety Executive.

    The court heard Mr Wilkinson was standing next to a deep trench, which had been incorrectly excavated by Wortley.

    When the unsecured trench wall collapsed, the father-of-five was completely buried in the rubble and he died at the site.

    You can hear more from the case on BBC Look East tonight, at 18:30 on BBC One.

  3. Vladimir Bukovsky to face retrial in child abuse images case

    Alex Pope

    BBC Local Live

    A judge has ruled a Russian dissident accused of possessing hundreds of indecent photographs of children should face a retrial.

    Vladimir Bukovsky, 73, of Gilbert Road, Cambridge, denied 11 charges while on trial at Cambridge Crown Court in December last year.

    The case had to be halted after Mr Bukovsky was diagnosed with pneumonia and admitted to hospital.

    The trial will now go ahead at Cambridge Crown Court on 24 July.

    Judge Gareth Hawkesworth said the risk to Mr Bukovsky's health could be mitigated by allowing him to appear by videolink from his home, for medics to be in the room with him and for him to have a medical examination two days ahead of the trial.

    Vladimir Bukovsky
  4. Weather: Cloudy with some showers expected

    Dan Holley

    BBC Look East weather

    Cloudy with outbreaks of showery rain but becoming drier later with a few clear intervals.

    Weather chart

    Temperatures will only fall to 12C (54F) in a strengthening northwesterly wind but Saturday may start cloudy.

    Any patchy rain will soon clear to leave a mostly dry day with sunny spells and areas of cloud but just the small chance of an isolated light shower.

    Maximum Temperature 23C (73F).

    More details from BBC Weather.

  5. A1 shut northbound after vehicle hits pedestrian

    David Keller

    BBC News

    There's long delays on the A1 near Wittering after a male pedestrian was struck by a vehicle.

    Police said he was hit at about 15:15 and the northbound carriageway has been closed.

    The air ambulance has been called to the scene.

    There's no information yet as to when the road will re-open, but we'll try and find out more when we can.

  6. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A1 Cambridgeshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1 Cambridgeshire northbound severe accident, between A47 and A43 Kettering Road Wothorpe affecting A605 Oundle Road Alwalton.

    A1 Cambridgeshire - A1 Great North Road closed, stationary traffic and long delays northbound between the A47 junction in Wansford and Wothorpe in Wittering, because of an accident involving lorry and a van. Diversion in operation - Follow the 'Hollow Diamond' diversion route. Congestion to Alwalton.

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

  7. Newspaper round-up: Cow death; 'rowdy behaviour' by pensioner and charity hair chop

    Here's what's on the local news sites today:

    • The Cambridge News says one of the city's cows died of internal injuries after it got "spooked" by fireworks and charged through a fence in the city centre.
    • A man in his 80s has been arrested after reports of "nuisance/rowdy behaviour" in a Peterborough street this morning, writes the Peterborough Telegraph.
    • And the Royston Crow reports a Bassingbourn Community Primary School pupil has finally had her hair cut after growing it out for two long years so it could be donated to a children's cancer charity.
  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A605 Cambridgeshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A605 Cambridgeshire both ways severe disruption, at Funtham's Lane.

    A605 Cambridgeshire - A605 King's Dyke in Whittlesey blocked and queuing traffic in both directions at the Funtham's Lane junction, because of railway barrier malfunction.

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

  9. Syd Barrett to be honoured by orchestra

    Stuart Bailey

    BBC News

    Syd Barrett and Pink Floyd are to be honoured with new piece of music by the Cambridge Concert Orchestra.

    As reported in the Cambridge News, the composition will get its world premiere at a special concert at West Road on 8 July, to mark the orchestra's 50th anniversary.

    Syd Barrett

    Cambridge Concert Orchestra's chairman, Jan Mentha, said: "Whether the audience is familiar with Pink Floyd or not, the piece stands on its own as a great modern composition.

    "But for fans of the early Floyd, it will conjure up the Grantchester Meadows spirit of nature, mystery, progress and searching for meaning in everything."

    Having grown up in Cambridge, Barrett performed with Pink Floyd in the earliest days of the band, but drug issues resulted in him leaving in 1968.

    He returned to Cambridge in the 1970s as a semi-recluse.

    An artwork commemorating his life and work was unveiled at Cambridge Corn Exchange in October.

  10. 'See you there' tweets Olly Murs

    Pop pin-up Olly Murs has been tweeting about his show tonight at Thetford Forest.

    X Factor winner Louisa Johnson will be warming up the crowd, ahead of Olly's appearance on stage at 20:40.

    Elbow put on a thrilling show last night, according to our man Andrew Woodger, with Rick Astley and Clean Bandit set to entertain woodland-bound gig-goers on Saturday and Sunday.

    View more on twitter
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    Video caption: Swifts return to their space-age home in Cambridge

    Hundreds of birds make it back to their nests in a specially built Cambridge tower.

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    Video caption: One man's grand tour of Europe on a three-wheeled tuk-tuk

    Callam Fairhurst from Soham is about to visit all 28 European Union countries in a tuk-tuk.

  13. Your pictures: Hints of summer

    BBC Weather Watchers

    It's not quite blazing hot sunshine today but it's an improvement on what we've had so far this week.

    And, as ever, Cambridgeshire has been beautifully captured by our BBC Weather Watchers...

    Canal in Cambridge.
    Field and flowers in Babraham.
    Field and blue skies in Histon.
    A cat in Hardwick.
  14. If you're going to crash somewhere...

    Helen Burchell

    BBC News do it near a hospital.

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    OK, we all know parking at Addenbrooke's is a nightmare, but this is taking things to the extreme.

    Luckily for the driver, no-one was injured.

  15. Afternoon weather: Mostly dry and bright

    BBC Weather

    One or two showers can't be ruled out this afternoon, but for most it will stay dry with some warm sunshine.

    A top temperature of 20C (68F).

    Weather forecast for Cambridge.

    More at BBC Weather.

  16. It's time to celebrate cricket!


    With the return of live cricket to the BBC TV in 21 years, why not find out how YOU can get involved with game.

    We've got all you need to know with our Get Inspired guide or, if you have/know any five- to eight-year-olds who would like to try the game then the All Stars Cricket might be for them.

    Just ask England bowler Stuart Broad.....

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    Video caption: Stuart Broad surprises children with an All Stars Cricket kit
  17. Oh deer

    Stuart Bailey

    BBC News

    Here's a little animal story for your Friday lunchtime.

    Don't worry, it's got a happy ending.

    Somebody in the Dogsthorpe area of Peterborough was woken up by a strange barking sound in the early hours of yesterday morning.

    Turns out it was a young deer who'd become trapped in a gate.

    Deer stuck in gate

    The fire service came to the rescue with a hydraulic door opener and were able to spread the railings and free the animal.

    We're told it was released back into the wild, unharmed.

  18. Cambridge-designed computer wins top award

    Stuart Bailey

    BBC News

    The Raspberry Pi, a tiny computer developed in Cambridge, has won the UK's top engineering award.

    The device (pictured below) is fairly basic - users have to put in a bit of effort to make it do anything useful.

    Its designers hoped it would help introduce children to writing computer programmes.

    More than 14 million have been sold since it was originally launched in 2012.


    The team behind it, which is supported by the University of Cambridge, was awarded the Royal Academy of Engineering's MacRobert Prize at a ceremony in London last night.

    They beat two other finalists - cyber-security company Darktrace and radiotherapy pioneers Vision RT, to win the prize.

    You can hear more from Eben Upton, one of the co-founders of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, on Look East tonight at 18:30, on BBC One.

  19. 'Large diesel spill' on A14 cleared

    Stuart Bailey

    BBC News

    There's been some disruption on the A14 through Cambridgeshire this morning after a "large diesel spill".

    It happened at about 09:00 on the eastbound side, near junction 21 for the A1.

    There were about three miles of tailbacks, but Highways England said the clean-up operation was completed and all lanes had reopened.

    Diesel spillage on A14.