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  1. Updates for Friday, 5 January 2018

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Jack Marriott

League One Peterborough score three goals in the final 15 minutes to knock Championship side Aston Villa out of the FA Cup.

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Corrie Mckeague video shared 'to make people smile'
Footage of the missing airman ice-skating with friends is released to "make people smile".

'Significant' amount of waste fly tipped at Duxford

A "significant" amount of illegal waste has been fly-tipped in Cambridgeshire.

The Environment Agency say they are "investigating" after it was left on farmland close to Duxford.

They are asking people to contact Crimestoppers with any information.

Illegal waste
Environment Agency

Police cordon removed from graveyard

Cambridgeshire Police has confirmed that a cordon is no longer in place in the graveyard of All Saints Church in Cottenham.

Officers sealed off the area after receiving a call from a member of the public to reports of a grave being "disturbed".

A spokesperson said: "We are confident that a body has not been removed from the grave."

Police are now investigating the incident as "criminal damage to the grave".

All Saints Church
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Police at scene of 'grave disturbance'

A police cordon remains in place in the grounds of All Saints Church in Cottenham after officers were called to reports of a grave being disturbed.

Cambridgeshire Police was called by a member of the public at about 16:45 on Thursday.

All Saints Cottenham
John Salmon/Geograph

A spokesperson said: "Investigations are under way to determine the extent of the disturbance and a police cordon is in place. We would appeal to anyone with information about this incident to contact us."

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Addenbrooke's cancels non-urgent operations

All non-urgent operations at Addenbrooke's Hospital have been cancelled until the beginning of next month.

The hospital says it is "a result of winter pressures, aggravated by high levels of people attending A&E with flu-like symptoms".

They will continue to perform cancer, clinically urgent and paediatric surgery, and day cases.

Outpatient appointments are continuing as normal, although this will be kept under review, they say.

Ambulances
Cambridge University Hospitals

CCTV images released after Peterborough stabbing

A series of CCTV images have been released by Cambridgeshire Police, after the stabbing of a 15-year-old boy in Peterborough.

They are keen to talk to two people shown below.

The teenager was seriously injured at the recreation ground in Fulbridge Road at about 15:30 on 28 December.

He remains in hospital, but his condition is no longer serious.

CCTV images
Cambridgeshire Police

A 17-year-old boy has been charged with attempted murder and appeared before Cambridge Magistrates yesterday.

He's been remanded to appear at Peterborough Crown Court on 1 February.

13-year-old boy flees home after masked men force entry

Cambridge News

The teen answered a knock on his door in Fairfields, St Ives, at about 19:00 on Wednesday 3 January, to receive a nasty surprise.

Richard Musgrave

Misconduct hearing of PC Richard Musgrave relates to two incidents on consecutive shifts, panel told.

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Severe accident: A14 Cambridgeshire westbound

BBC News Travel

A14 Cambridgeshire westbound severe accident, at J31 M11 Northbound.

A14 Cambridgeshire - A14 Link Road closed westbound at J31, M11 (Girton), because of accident investigation work. Diversion in operation - Traffic advised to follow Hollow Triangle symbol via the A428 (St Neots Road). Continue to A428/A1198 Caxton Gibbet Rbt. Join A1198 (northbound) then re-join the A14 at J24. Congestion to J33, A10 (Milton Interchange).

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

Kieffer Moore

Peterborough boss Grant McCann advises the club not to sign Ipswich striker Kieffer Moore as it would "cost a lot of money".

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Empty fire control centre may get tenant after nine years

Stuart Bailey

BBC News

A fire control centre which cost £23m to build but has never been used could be on the verge of being occupied, nine years after it was completed.

The government has confirmed negotiations are ongoing with a possible tenant to fill the building at Waterbeach in Cambridgeshire, which is now listed online as being "under offer".

Empty fire control centre building in Cambridgeshire.
BBC

It was finished in 2009 and would have been used to answer emergency fire calls from across the East of England but, a year later. plans for it were scrapped and it has been available for lease ever since.

A spokesman from the Department for Communities and Local Government said the building has remained empty this long because of its "specialist nature" and the "relatively small market for such a property".

Rise in ambulance delays at A&E in the East of England

Stuart Bailey

BBC News

Nearly 3,000 ambulance patients had to wait more than half an hour outside hospitals in the East of England between Christmas and New Year's Day, figures show.

Of those, about a third were delayed for over an hour, waiting for A&E staff to become available, and preventing paramedics from attending other emergencies.

Essex was the worst-affected county in the region with 827 ambulances having to queue outside hospitals, while there were 500 cases in Norfolk and 422 in Cambridgeshire.

The worst individual hospitals were Broomfield in Essex with 243 delayed ambulances waiting to offload patients, Kettering General with 240 over the same period and Colchester with 233.

Ambulance in transit.
GORGIOS

Across England as a whole there has been a sharp rise in the number of A&E patients facing delays on arrival in ambulances. Theresa May has apologised for the problem.

Kebab

PC Richard Musgrave's manager was so concerned for him an emergency response team was despatched.

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Yellow weather warning issued for the East

A yellow severe weather warning for wind has been issued for the East of England for between 08:00 and 19:00 on Thursday.

A spell of strong and gusty winds is expected to move eastwards during the day.

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Severe disruption: A1139 Cambridgeshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A1139 Cambridgeshire both ways severe disruption, between J5 Carr Road and A1139 Frank Perkins Parkway J8.

A1139 Cambridgeshire - A1139 Frank Perkins Parkway in Peterborough closed in both directions between J5 Carr Road and the A1139 Frank Perkins Parkway J8 junction, because of a police incident. Also affecting Oxney Road between Eye Road and Franklin Crescent.

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

Storm Eleanor high winds cause traffic disruption
High winds from Storm Eleanor cause road and rail problems across the East of England.
Callum Chettle has made two appearances for Peterborough United this season

AFC Fylde sign midfielder Callum Chettle from League One side Peterborough United on loan until the end of the season.

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Shaun Derry

Boss Shaun Derry says he is "delighted" with Cambridge United's Christmas results during a "testing time" at the club.

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Conington level crossing 'Britain's most haunted'
Local legend claims a level crossing in Cambridgeshire is the "most haunted in Britain".

'Long waits' for A&E patients

Patients are at risk in overcrowded hospitals as the NHS struggles to cope with the deluge of patients seen in recent weeks, a senior doctor has said.

Prof Suzanne Mason, from the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, described it as a "huge tragedy".

NHS bosses have responded by cancelling non-urgent care en masse.

In Cambridgeshire, Addenbrooke's, Hinchingbrooke and Peterborough hospitals say they are facing "busy" and "challenging" days, with "long waits for patients".

They are advising people to only attend with emergencies and for non-urgent care, to see a GP, call NHS 111 or visit a pharmacist for advice, instead.

Hospital corridor with gurneys
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Storm Eleanor: Conifers in power line to be cut back

Disruption is expected to continue until the end of the day on the Great Northern line between Cambridge and Hitchin after the rail company said a "large Conifer tree" fell on to overhead electric wires.

Network Rail said one conifer tree fell, but other trees alongside the track are now tangled into overhead wires.

The firm is now working in Meldreth, to get the trees out of the way, and once this is done it can repair the wires.

The workers are hoping for good weather, as they say if the winds pick up again they will have to "stop work".

Rail lines and conifers
Network Rail

Pictured: The broken wires causing train delays

Kieffer Moore

Peterborough's Barry Fry says they have agreed a fee for Ipswich striker Kieffer Moore, while Jonathan Bond extends his loan.

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Expect long travel times on trains

Passengers who want to travel between London and Norwich can go via Cambridge, according to Greater Anglia, but it will take a lot longer than normal.

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'Poor decision' by driver to 'overtake in high winds'

Alex Pope

BBC Local Live

The driver of the lorry pictured below has been taken to hospital after police say they "overtook on a narrow bumpy road in high winds".

The BCH Road Policing team says it happened near Peterborough and the driver has "minor injuries" after making a "poor decision".

Lorry in a field
BCH Road Policing

Officers are warning motorists to "take extra care when driving today" because of high winds left by Storm Eleanor.

Storm Eleanor: 'Large conifer' causes train delays

It's just been confirmed that a "large Conifer tree" fell onto overhead electric wires causing delays on the railway line between Cambridge and Hitchin.

Great Northern say lines were blocked between Cambridge and Royston.

Trains are currently suspended and distruption is expected till 12:00.

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Storm Eleanor: 'Strong winds' still expected

The Met Office is warning that "strong winds" will continue throughout the day.

It says Storm Eleanor is now over the North Sea, but it has left a swath of strong winds in its wake.

Delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are expected to continue, with some journeys taking longer than normal.

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'Incident' causing train delays

Virgin Trains says an "incident" at St Neots is causing train delays on the Peterborough to Stevenage line.

Delays are expected to continue until 10:30.

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Severe disruption: M11 Essex both ways

BBC News Travel

M11 Essex both ways severe disruption, between J9 for A11 Saffron Walden and J10 for A505.

M11 Essex - M11 blocked and slow traffic in both directions between J9 A11 Saffron Walden and J10, A505 (Duxford).

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

Flooding alerts issued after Storm Eleanor

The Environment Agency has issued flood alerts for parts of Cambridgeshire and the Norfolk border in the light of Storm Eleanor.

There is currently about 46cm (18in) of water on the causeway at Sutton Gault near Ely, although because of the uneven surface of the road, the agency's warning that the water could be deeper in some places.

The causeway at Welney has approximately 60cm (2ft) of water on the road, and again, officials say it could well be deeper in some areas.

The agency is also warning that river levels are rising steadily in parts of Cambridgeshire after heavy rain over the past 24 hours.

Locations most at risk of flooding are Alconbury and Ellington Brooks and officials will be monitoring levels throughout the day.

Train disruption between Sandy and Peterborough

Great Northern Railway says there are currently no trains running between Sandy and Peterborough.

We'll bring you more when we have it.

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Storm Eleanor: Tree down cleared

An obstruction in the road caused by Storm Eleanor in Cambridgeshire has been cleared.

There were delays on the A1307 in Little Abington earlier, but the road is now clear.

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Storm Eleanor: Rail disruption until midday

Disruption on Great Northern railway lines between Cambridge and Kings's Lynn is expected until about midday after Storm Eleanor caused an object to be caught in the overhead electric wires.

Buses are now replacing services between Cambridge and Royston.

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