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Summary

  1. Updates on Friday, 11 August 2017
  2. Police car rammed as illegal hare coursing starts early this year
  3. Grabarz leaps into high jump final at World Champs
  4. New mayoral authority looks at wage bill
  5. University Challenge star 'flattered' by romantic proposals
  6. Giant Lego animals seen in Great Ouse washes

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By Alex Pope

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the week

    That's it from the Local Live team for this week, so goodbye and enjoy the weekend whatever the weather brings us.

    We'll be back from 08:00 on Monday, bringing you the news, sport, travel and weather updates as they happen.

  2. Weather: Dry night ahead

    Chris Bell

    BBC Look East weather

    The weather for this evening and tonight will be mainly dry at first across the BBC East region, but cloud thickening from the west will bring the chance of some patchy light rain.

    There will be light to moderate southwesterly winds, which will turn more westerly later.

    The temperature will dip to 13-15C (upper 50sF).

    Weather map

    Tomorrow it will mainly dry with a mixture of sunny spells and patchy cloud, but thicker cloud could bring one or two isolated showers, mainly across Norfolk.

    Highs around 20-22C (near 70F).

  3. Combined authority wages bill to be reviewed

    Waseem Mirza

    BBC Look East

    The wage bill paid to staff of the new Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority could be reassessed.

    Five councillors on the Overview and Scrutiny Committee want the £1.8m annual wage bill to be reviewed and want to provide residents with the "best value for money".

    Their signatures were sufficient to "call-in" the controversial decision, as they are worried the wage bill is nearly 25% higher than what was originally budgeted for.

    James Palmer, the Mayor of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, says they are "committed to being a lean authority and will still be in comparison to other combined authorities".

    He claims for every £1 the authority costs, the county will give £30 back in investment.

  4. University Challenge star turns down romantic proposals

    Emma Maclean

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    A University Challenge contestant from a Cambridge college has revealed how he received a "flood" of romantic proposals following the BBC TV show.

    Bobby Seagull shot to fame earlier this year after taking Emmanuel College to the semi-finals.

    He says after the show "a lot of people tried to message me through Facebook and Twitter and it was very flattering... they said I was really positive and they loved my personality.

    "But I am always juggling lots of different things at the same time, so I think I would be a terrible boyfriend.

    "For now I am a bit too busy to be a good dater, but maybe when everything dies down I will have time to date again."

    Bobby Seagull

    Seagull, and his University Challenge rival Eric Monkman have their own BBC Radio 4 programme coming up...

    Monkman And Seagull's Polymathic Adventure will be broadcast 20:30-21:00 on Monday, 21 August.

  5. Video: The moment Grabarz jumped to success

    BBC Sport

    This is the moment that St Neots' Robbie Grabarz made it into the men's high jump final at the World Athletics Championships.

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    Video caption: GB's Grabarz clears 2.31m to make final

    He admitted he got a bit carried away with the support of the home crowd at the London Stadium.

    "Dealing with that crowd - it's going to be bigger, it's going to be more exciting in the final and I was too excited and ran too fast at the beginning, didn't control it enough and nearly made a total mess of it," he said.

    "To come out there in front of a crowd just screaming my name is so exciting, and it really doesn't happen that often.

    "I've just got to keep calm and jump higher in the final."

    Follow the championships with BBC Sport.

  6. Giant Lego animal invasion alert!

    Helen Burchell

    BBC News

    Enormous birds and animals have invaded a nature reserve on the Cambridgeshire and Norfolk border.

    Lego frog

    But don't panic... they're made of Lego and are currently touring all Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust reserves in the UK.

    At the moment they're at Welney in The Fens and they're staying there until 3 September.

    As well as this massive 1.5m (5ft) frog, there's a Bewick's swan, an emperor dragonfly, a kingfisher, an otter and more.

    Lego otter

    Watch this timelapse video below to see how they were made or pop along to Welney and see them in the flesh, so to speak.

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  7. Robbie Grabarz jumps into World Athletics final

    Sam Edwards

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    There's good news for St Neots athlete Robbie Grabarz.

    He's cleared 2.31m to get through men's high jump qualifying at the World Athletics Championships in London, on his third attempt.

    The 29-year-old will now take part in the final on Sunday from 19:00.

    Robbie Grabarz
  8. Pitch perfect start to the season

    Peter Swan

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire sport

    Final preparations are being made for Cambridge United's first home game of the season.

    They've got two away games under their belt and Carlisle United are the first visitors to the Cambs Glass Stadium tomorrow for a 15:00 kick-off.

    Shaun Derry’s men will be looking to pick up their first three points of the season.

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  9. Robbie Grabarz prepares to jump for glory

    Sam Edwards

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    The London 2012 bronze medallist - Robbie Grabarz of St Neots - is about to start his campaign for a medal at the World Athletics Championships this morning.

    Qualifying for the high jump starts about now.

    He's hoping for a medal, but Qatar's Mutaz Essa Barshim is the man to watch having won four Diamond League competitions this year.

    Robbie Grabarz
  10. Weather brings forward illegal hare coursing 'season'

    Josef Hall

    BBC Look East

    Illegal hare coursing has already begun in the county and and it's all down to the weather according to Cambridgeshire Police.

    Hare in a field of harvested field of rapeseed

    Hare coursing involves hares being chased by dogs and bets are also placed on the outcome. It was banned in 2004.

    Cropped fields are often the land of choice for the coursers because crops stop the dogs from running.

    This year's early harvest has seen the coursing "season" increase from the usual six months (October to March) to 10 months, with a July start.

    The coursers themselves are employing more desperate tactics than ever, the force has said.

    Ch Insp James Sutherland said: "The coursers are becoming more and more determined with their methods - more violent.

    "Just yesterday one of our Rural Crime Team vehicles was rammed whilst out."

  11. Video weather forecast: Mainly dry, but cloudy

    Lucy Martin

    BBC Weather

    Sunshine this morning will give way to cloud and rain this evening across the BBC East region.

    The weekend will be cloudy, but dry with temperatures peaking at 20C (68F).

  12. A1 glass clear-up: All lanes re-opened

    Katy Lewis

    BBC Local Live

    Yesterday we told you about a clean-up operation on the southbound carriageway of the A1 at Water Newton near Peterborough after a car transporter left glass on the road.

    The good news is that all lanes re-opened at about 20:30 on Thursday.

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  13. Today's weather: Dry and bright

    BBC Weather

    It's due to be dry and sunny for most of the day, but there's a chance of it becoming cloudier later this afternoon with some patchy rain coming in from the west.

    Maximum temperature: 22C (72F).

    For a full forecast where you are, visit BBC Weather.

    Sunrise at Felixtstowe
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    BBC Local Live

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  16. Video: Sweeping operation on the A1 near Peterborough

    The police have now posted footage of the team trying to clear glass off the A1 on the southbound carriageway at Water Newton near Peterborough:

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  17. Weather: Dry overnight

    Alex Dolan

    BBC Look East weather

    Staying dry this evening - any cloud in the BBC East region will thin and break to bring clear spells and some chilly temperatures overnight as it dips to 8C (46F) in light westerly or south westerly winds.

    There will be a chilly start to Friday, with sunny spells and highs of 22C (72F).

    BBC East weather map

    It will gradually turn cloudier during the afternoon with patchy rain by the evening, spreading across the region overnight in light to moderate south westerly winds.

    For a more detailed forecast of where you are, visit BBC Weather.

  18. Watch 'phenomenal' Edwards run out Luff

    BBC Sport

    Watch Southern Vipers captain and Pidley's very own Charlotte Edwards' superb run-out of Western Storm's Sophie Luff during their victory in the opening T20 Women's Super League match at Southampton.

  19. Glass closes lanes on A1

    There are heavy delays on the A1 near Peterborough this afternoon.

    One lane of the road between the A47 and A605 (Oundle Road) remains closed after a car transporter left glass on the road.

    There are delays of an hour and a half.

    The BCH Road Policing team has been clearing it up and commented on Twitter that they "just need a better road sweeper than us!!!"

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