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  1. JFK murder tip-off to the Cambridge News? Really?

    David Keller

    BBC News

    I know!

    Many of you no doubt had exactly the same reaction when you read this story first thing this morning.


    Us and many other media organisations have since been in touch with the Cambridge News to stand up the claim that emerged from the declassified documents around the ex-US president's death.

    And from the looks of things, it's even bamboozled the paper's existing and former staff.

    You couldn't hold on to a scoop and half like that, could you?

    A fascinating read.

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A428 Bedfordshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A428 Bedfordshire both ways severe disruption, between A1 and A1198 Ermine Street South.

    A428 Bedfordshire - A428 blocked and stationary traffic in both directions between the A1 junction in Wyboston and the A1198 Ermine Street South junction in Caxton Gibbet, because of an overturned vehicle.

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

  3. Weekend weather forecast

    Julie Reinger

    BBC Look East weather

    Tonight will be fine and dry with long clear spells.

    With temperatures falling as low as 3C (37F), a touch of ground frost is possible in rural areas.

    After a chilly start, Saturday will be fine and dry with some sunny spells.

    Cloud will thicken from the north, with some outbreaks of rain and drizzle during the night.

    The temperature is expected to climb to about 15C (59F).

    Weather graphic for Saturday 05:00

    Sunday will be mostly dry, with an odd shower likely in eastern parts of the region.

    It'll feel colder, with temperatures reaching 13C (55F).

    There's likely to be a widespread frost on Sunday night, with temperatures falling as low as -2C (28F) in some areas.

    BBC Weather has more.

  4. Video content

    Video caption: JFK assassination: Memo reveals call to Cambridge News

    The call to the Cambridge paper was made 25 minutes before the assassination of John F Kennedy.

  5. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A428 Cambridgeshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    A428 Cambridgeshire eastbound severe accident, between B1428 Cambridge Road and Abbotsley Road affecting B1040.

    A428 Cambridgeshire - A428 in St Neots blocked and queuing traffic eastbound between the B1428 Cambridge Road junction and the Abbotsley Road junction, because of an accident. Congestion to Eltisley turnoff and to the A1 junction.

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

  6. Praise for fans as Peterborough Panthers take trophy

    Team manager Carl Johnson has issued a public thank you to everyone who played a part in Peterborough speedway's double-winning season.

    The Panthers lifted the SGB Championship Knock-out Cup last night after a 92-88 aggregate triumph against East Anglian rivals Ipswich.

    Carl Johnson

    It's a second piece of silverware to follow up the Fours triumph back in August.

    Johnson told the team's website: "Picking up two major trophies in the same season is a huge achievement from everyone involved.

    "I want to place on record my thanks to our riders, mechanics, management and fantastic supporters, as it wouldn't have been possible without them.

    "Ipswich certainly didn't deserve to lose the way they did after seeing Rory Schlein and Danny King get hurt during the final.

    "But, on the other hand, I feel we deserved the trophy for our fantastic form in the last part of the season."

  7. Cyclist in hospital after crash with lorry

    A male cyclist has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after being struck by a lorry in Peterborough.

    It happened on the A15 Bourges Boulevard at just after 11:30.

    The road has recently reopened, but long queues remain in the area.

  8. Clean Bandit miss you

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    Especially you.

    The countdown is over, Clean Bandit are back with new track I Miss You and this time their guest vocalist is Julia Michaels.

    They look set to clean up on the charts yet again with the catchy track but have only released a snippet of the promo video so far.

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  9. Video content

    Video caption: JFK assassination: Memo reveals call to Cambridge News

    The call to the Cambridge paper was made 25 minutes before the assassination of John F Kennedy.

  10. Files now reveal Grimsby tip-off before JFK killing

    Harry Parkhill

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    It's emerged that a phone call from Grimsby may have tipped-off a local newspaper just minutes before President John F Kennedy was murdered in 1963.


    The details of the call to the Cambridge News have come to light in a batch of declassified documents about the assassination.

    The chief reporter at the Cambridge News says no one now working at the paper knew the exchange had happened, until it was discovered in the CIA files.

    Quote Message: In that document it was mentioned that a call had been made to the Cambridge News warning that something big was going to happen and it would be good if the Cambridge News rang the American embassy in London for news." from Chris Elliot Chief Reporter, Cambridge News
    Chris ElliotChief Reporter, Cambridge News
  11. Blue Planet II films with British Antarctic Survey

    BBC nature documentary Blue Planet makes a return to our screens this weekend.

    One of the episodes will feature the work of Cambridge-based British Antarctic Survey (BAS) on the UK overseas territory of Bird Island in South Georgia.

    The final episode of the series focuses on the people studying our oceans and the wildlife that depend on it and features Lucy Quinn, a former zoological field assistant at BAS.

    Blue Planet

    The island contains diverse populations of seabirds and is home to four species of albatross, 50,000 breeding pairs of penguins and 65,000 fur seals.

    Athena Dinar from the organisation said: "The BBC wanted to film albatrosses but they also filmed one of our bird biologists doing her work and especially how we collect plastic from around the albatrosses' nests.

    "What's interesting is that Bird Island is very far away from the cruise ships and a lot of society and yet still a lot of plastic is being found by the albatrosses and is coming back into the food chain.

    "Sir David Attenborough himself highlights that plastic is really a problem that we have to deal with."

    David Attenborough

    Speaking of the filming, Sir David said: "There's a shot of the young being fed fish and what comes out of the mouth of the beak of the adult? Not sand eels, not fish, not squid - which is what they mostly feed on. It's plastic, and it's heartbreaking."

    Blue Planet II begins on Sunday at 20:00 on BBC One.

  12. 'Burning bodies' to mark the Reformation

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    They'll be burning bodies in Cambridge tomorrow...

    But don't be alarmed - not real ones, but facsimiles of people.

    It's part of an event at the Church of Great St Mary's to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

    As historian and author Matthew Ward explains, the Reformation of 1517, which changed Catholicism, had its groundings here in Cambridgeshire.

    The Reformation came about when Martin Luther, dissatisfied with the way the church was being run, nailed his 95 Theses - or criticisms - to the door of Wittenberg Church, Germany.

    Statue of Martin Luther in Wittenberg

    "This lit the blue touch paper beneath the Reformation", explains Matthew.

    "It spread like wild fire across Europe, straight here to Cambridge... and the Reformation was very much made in Cambridge by Cambridge people... it's our very own story," he says.

    Luther's ideas and some of his followers came to Cambridge, with one becoming Professor of Divinity.

    They shared their ideas, including with Thomas Cranmer - who became the Archbishop of Canterbury and wrote the Book of Common Prayer.

    Memorial plaque to Thomas Cranmer, in Jesus College
    Image caption: Memorial plaque to Thomas Cranmer in Jesus College

    Along with other Bishops, they promoted the idea of reforming the Catholic religion into a more Protestant form.

    "Amazing events took place at the Church of Great St Mary's, in the heart of Cambridge... tomorrow we're going to be recreating those events with a family activity day, and a play in the evening," says Matthew.

    The church of Great St Mary's in Cambridge
    Quote Message: We'll have Martin Luther nailing his Theses to the door. We've got a Henry VIII - he's the size of Henry VIII, so you'll get to meet him and see what an imposing figure he was... he was a giant of a man." from Matthew Ward Historian
    Matthew WardHistorian
  13. Large straw fire allowed to burn out

    Stuart Bailey

    BBC News

    Firefighters have spent the night checking on a stack of baled straw which caught light yesterday.

    Two crews were called to Great Stukeley, near Huntingdon, at 14:00 where a stack - measuring about 30m by 30m (98ft by 98ft) - was on fire.

    They managed to stop it spreading further and carried out regular checks while it was allowed to burn itself out.

    Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service said the cause of the fire was accidental.

    Stack fire in Great Stukeley.
  14. Friday's weather: Bright and sunny after a chilly start

    Lucy Martin

    BBC Weather

    After a chilly start, any early mist patches will clear to leave a mostly dry and sunny day, feeling pleasant in light winds.

    However, the odd light shower is still possible along the coast during the morning.

    Top temperature: 14C (57F).

    Afternoon weather chart

    Remaining dry overnight with clear spells and light winds, although it will become chilly, with a grass frost forming in some rural parts and local fog patches.

    Lows of 6C (43F).

    Get a more detailed forecast for wherever you live, from BBC Weather.

  15. Weather: Drizzly tonight, but clearing

    Alex Dolan

    BBC Look East weather

    Cloudy this evening with some patchy drizzle across the BBC East region.

    Clear spells inland bringing temperatures down to 5C (41F), but coastal cloud will hold the temperatures to a low of 11C (52F).

    Friday will see a few light showers in north east Norfolk, and elsewhere will stay fine with bright or sunny spells, but feeling colder with highs of 14C (57F) in moderate to light north and north westerly winds.

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

  16. Builders merchant answers DIY SOS appeal

    In March 2015, Cambridge United supporter Simon Dobbin was left permanently brain damaged after he was attacked by rival football fans following a match in Southend.

    He spent a year in hospital before returning home to Mildenhall, but is unable to walk or talk and needs 24-hour care.

    The BBC programme, DIY SOS, is stepping in to help the family modify their home to Simon's care needs and has enlisted the help of local trades people and businesses.

    The building work is yet to begin and filming is to due start next month.

    Black and white photo of Simon Dobbin with his daughter and wife
    Image caption: Simon Dobbin, with daughter Emily and his wife Nicole

    One of the first to announce its support for Simon and his wife Nicole was Bussens & Parkin, the builders merchants and DIY store in Mildenhall.

    Its manager Alex Highton says the shop is "very much part of the community".

    "A lot of staff and customers know Simon's family... lots of suppliers got in touch and said they'd like to be involved, everybody wanted to help in every way they can".

    Quote Message: We said to the show, whatever you need from us, we're happy to do, we always get involved in stuff in the community, and we only survive on the back of the community because we're a family business". from Alex Highton Bussens and Parkin
    Alex HightonBussens and Parkin