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Cambridge United boss Shaun Derry leaves the U's following a goalless draw against Lincoln City in League Two.

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Sam Mechelewski, 20, from Huntingdon

Sam Mechelewski, 20, from Huntingdon, was found dead in Hinchingbrooke Country Park on 1 February.

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Sally Chidzoy

An employment tribunal which struck out a claim by a BBC TV reporter did not properly consider how it would affect her evidence, an appeal has heard.

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E-Luminate: Buildings shine for Cambridge light festival
E-Luminate in Cambridge lights up the city's landmarks.

Severe accident: A428 Cambridgeshire westbound

BBC News Travel

A428 Cambridgeshire westbound severe accident, between A1198 Ermine Street South and B1040.

A428 Cambridgeshire - A428 Cambridge Road in Caxton Gibbet closed and queuing traffic westbound between the A1198 Ermine Street South junction and the B1040 junction, because of an accident.

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

Abbey Stadium

Former Cambridge United chairman Paul Barry becomes the club's new owner, while Jez George resigns as chief executive.

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Cambridge University

A spokesman said plans were in "active development" but would get under way in the next academic year.

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Ely slavery suspects released under investigation

A Romanian couple arrested on suspicion of modern slavery offences after six workers were found in a house in Ely have been released under investigation.

The man, 30, and woman, 32, were detained on Monday on suspicion of modern-day slavery and gangmaster offences by officers from the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA).

They were released under investigation later that night.

The six people found in the house had been brought to the UK to work in a salad factory, the GLAA said.

A spokesman was unable to give further details about the conditions of the workers, but said at the time they were being supported by the British Red Cross.

Loan fund to help south Cambridgeshire go green

Orla Moore

BBC Local Live

A loan fund of £200,000 has been set up to help people in south Cambridgeshire become more energy efficient.

Householders, voluntary groups and small firms will be able to borrow cash from the district council's Green Energy Loan Fund to pay for everything from solar panels to insulation.

They can apply for loans of £1,000 to £10,000, the council said.

It'll be launched in the summer.

solar panels

Simon Edwards, cabinet member for finance, said: "The cheapest unit of energy is the one you never use.

"We’ll be doing our bit by looking at ways we can be greener."

Union welcomes university's 'living wage' pledge

Orla Moore

BBC Local Live

The University of Cambridge has signed up to the living wage for its technical and support staff, Unite the union has confirmed.

King's Cambridge

Unite has about 500 members at the university in mainly technical, laboratory, estates and maintenance roles.

The payment - currently £8.75 an hour - will come into force in the summer and cover all staff including contractors who will have to offer the living wage by 2020.

The Living Wage Foundation recommends the rate which is voluntary for employers, unlike the lower 'national' living wage - which is compulsory.

Unite regional officer Ian Maidlow said: "This must be a milestone on the journey towards paying everybody a real living wage wherever they work and live."

Flying Scotsman returning to Peterborough

Peterborough Telegraph

The Flying Scotsman will visit Peterborough and the Nene Valley Railway for three days from 29 September as part of a nationwide tour.

Cyclists wear masks against pollution in London

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Adonis calls for Cambridge South station

Orla Moore

BBC Local Live

Labour peer and former transport minister Lord Adonis is calling for an immediate start of work on a proposed railway station for the south of Cambridge, serving Addenbrooke's and the new biomedical campus:

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CCTV image of Sam Mechelewski

An image of murdered Sam Mechelewski shows him shortly before he was found dead in a country park.

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Severe disruption: A605 Cambridgeshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A605 Cambridgeshire both ways severe disruption, between Funtham's Lane and Crossway Hand.

A605 Cambridgeshire - A605 King's Dyke in King's Dyke, Whittlesey closed in both directions between the Funtham's Lane junction and the Crossway Hand junction, because of a level crossing failure.

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

Guided busway to undergo half term emergency repairs

Orla Moore

BBC Local Live

guidd bus

Emergency repairs will be carried out on the Cambridge guided busway over the coming weekend - with the closure of some stops and diversions in place.

The work - replacing bearings - will be carried out between Swavesey and Longstanton between midnight on Friday and 05:00 on Monday, and again the following weekend.

Both stops at Swavesey will be closed off.

Work will also be carried out between Longstanton and Oakington on 23 February - from midnight until 05:00 on 26 February.

Police van in Cambridge collision

Orla Moore

BBC Local Live

police car

A police van has been involved in a collision in the centre of Cambridge this afternoon.

Officers had been taking a woman into custody at Parkside police station when the crash happened on Hills Road at about 13:45, a spokesperson confirmed.

No-one was injured and the cause is still unclear, police say.

Cambridgeshire mayor pushes for city metro

The mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough says he wants to plough ahead with plans for an underground system for the city.

Under the proposals from James Palmer, 6km (3.7 miles) of underground tunnels would be created for dedicated tramlines.

He told the BBC that "going underground is the path of least resistance" to ease the city's transport congestion.

£600,000 is going to be spent developing a business case for the project.

However, Liberal Democrat city councillor Rod Cantrill - who represents Newnham in Cambridge - said the plans need to consider the county.

"We need an integrated transport plan for the whole region," he said.

"A third of people in the region don't live in large urban areas like Cambridge - but in villages and small towns.

"We are not going to rely on a metro system for that."

Addenbrooke's radiotherapy service gets £1.9m boost

Orla Moore

BBC Local Live

Cambridge University Hospitals is to become the first NHS trust in the country to take delivery of an advanced radio therapy system for cancer sufferers.

The £1.9m machine - a "Radixact radiotherapy delivery system" - will help people with breast, prostate, colo-rectal, head and neck cancers.

The system will allow doctors to treat tumours more precisely.

It will be installed during an upgrade of the Addenbrooke's treatment room and is expected to be up and running by June.

A second machine - funded by the Trust - will arrive in January 2019.


Professional head of radiotherapy, Jemma Chapman, said: "The Radixact system is significantly more advanced that the one it replaces and, when combined with the other equipment we have, offers clinicians a wider choice of treatments for patients."

245 new homes for Cambridge's Ridgeons site

Orla Moore

BBC Local Live

Cambridge City Council has approved plans for 245 new houses on the soon-to-close Ridgeons site on Cromwell Road, according to the Cambridge News.

Ridgeons store

The building merchants recently announced a series of changes to its Cambridge branches, with the creation of a new branch in Norman Way and the closure of the existing Cromwell Road branch in April 2018.

The current buildings on the eight-acre site will be demolished and replaced with "affordable housing", a nursery and/or a community centre, a planning agenda revealed.

Cambridge scientists develop 'TruthBrush'

Orla Moore

BBC Local Live

A Cambridge company is developing technology to make brushing your teeth a little more effective.

The Cambridge Design Partnership (CDP) has developed a "TruthBrush" - which apparently turns the humble cleaner into a "sophisticated monitoring device".

"Miniaturised sensor technology" captures data about the way we brush our teeth - from how long we spend at it, to working out which bits we routinely miss - the CDP says.

It could mean, for example, a better toothbrush handle for elderly people struggling with dexterity issues - or a children's brush that lights up.


"It's a practical alternative to investing millions of pounds developing a fully connected brush with a whole host of features that consumers don't actually need or want," said George Bostock of CDP.

"A manual toothbrush in the right hands is as good as an expensive electric toothbrush. The challenge is getting people to clean their teeth properly with whatever device they use."

Liverpool Street station

National Rail expects the disruption to last into the rush hour at London's Liverpool Street station.

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Track defect causing disruption for Liverpool Street trains

Lines in and out of London's Liverpool Street to parts of Cambridgeshire, Essex and Hertfordshire have been blocked by a track defect just outside the station.

A spokeswoman for operator Greater Anglia said trains between Norwich and London were not affected by the problem.

Engineers from Network Rail are at the scene, she added.

A list of trains affected by the disruption is available here.

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Falling asleep

Sean Coughlan

BBC News education and family correspondent

Researchers investigate the creative and confusing moments between waking and sleeping.

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Reported crime up in Peterborough

Peterborough Telegraph

Latest police crime figures reveal that home burglaries in Peterborough have increased by more than a third in just 12 months.

Severe disruption: A14 Cambridgeshire westbound

BBC News Travel

A14 Cambridgeshire westbound severe disruption, at J23 A141 Spittals Way affecting J26 A1096 London Road.

A14 Cambridgeshire - A14 lane closed on exit slip road and slow traffic westbound at J23, A141 (Spittals Interchange), because of a broken down lorry. Congestion to J26, A1096 (St Ives).

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Severe accident: A47 Norfolk northbound

BBC News Travel

A47 Norfolk northbound severe accident, between A1101 Elm High Road and B198.

A47 Norfolk - A47 in Wisbech closed and slow traffic northbound between Elme Hall roundabout and the B198 junction, because of an accident.

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

Sam Mechelewski, 20, from Huntingdon

Sam Mechelewski's body was found in a country park after what police believe was a "targeted attack".

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Severe disruption: Cambridgeshire both ways

BBC News Travel

Cambridgeshire both ways severe disruption, near Mill Lane.

Cambridgeshire - Hinxton Road in Hinxton closed near the Mill Lane junction, because of flooding.

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

Olive the dog

After thousands joined the hunt for the stolen cavapoo, Olive was located more than 100 miles from home.

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Women step out to commemorate #Vote100

Orla Moore

BBC Local Live

Some of the most influential women in Cambridgeshire gathered on the steps of Shire Hall this morning to commemorate the centenary of the first British women to get the vote.

County council staff and members were joined by Prof Mary Beard, Norah Al-Ani from Cambridge Rape Crisis, Lily Cheng from the Rising Network and Lara Jaffey from the Kite Trust, for a special #Vote100 photo.

Cambridgeshire County Council

Council chief executive Gillian Beasley said: "I was proud to stand on the steps of Shire Hall with so many inspirational women.

"80% of our staff are female, including 77% of our senior managers."

Darkest Hour: Praise for Peterborough make-up artist
The man responsible for Gary Oldman's Darkest Hour transformation has been nominated for an Oscar.