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Our local coverage for today

It's cheerio from the team on the day that Prime Minister David Cameron bowed out to make way for Theresa May. 

We thought we'd leave you with what's possibly his last tweet as PM: 

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 Have a good evening.   

Our live coverage across the day

Nic Rigby

BBC News

That's it from all of us here at Cambridgeshire Local Live. You can read all the news stories today by scrolling through the news feed.

Today we have been covering the Queen's visit to Cambridge to open the East Anglian Air Ambulance's new base at Cambridge Airport. 

We also reported the claim that Cambridge is the best place in the country to work.  

We'll be back at 08:00 tomorrow with all your news, sport, travel and weather.

Our live coverage across the day

That's it from us at BBC Suffolk Live today. Don't forget you can recap on what's made the news today by scrolling down on this page. 

We look forward to your company tomorrow - it's going to be a big day in Suffolk!

Setting up for the Latitude Festival

Authority says flood defence offer being coordinated

Mariam Issimdar

BBC Local Live

Earlier we told you about some residents of Strumpshaw who were claiming their offer of free land for flood defences had not been taken up by the county council. 

Flooding in Strumpshaw

Last night the Huntsman pub which adjoins the land in question, was severely damaged by water and sewage after the ditches overflowed. 

But in a statement the county council said the matter was not straightforward and a number of factors were responsible for the flooding, including changes to climate and alterations to land use. 

"Given this, and that a number of different parties would need to be involved to resolve the problems, our role to date has been try to co-ordinate further investigative work which would need to be supported by all parties, including the occupants of the Huntsman," said a spokesman. 

"Unfortunately, it has so far not been possible to secure agreement. We understand that the owners have now employed drainage consultants and we will be meeting with them shortly to discuss any proposals they may have."

Free land offer claim over flood preventation

Mariam Issimdar

BBC Local Live

People affected by flooding from last night's torrential rain in parts of the county are claiming Norfolk County Council has so far failed to respond to an offer of free land to improve flood defences.   

The Huntsman pub, Strumpshaw which was flooded last night

The Huntsman in Strumpshaw was flooded following torrential rain yesterday evening. 

Richard and Toni Pailer own a field next door to the pub. Mr Pailer said they offered it to the council free of charge to expand a drainage ditch two years ago but it wasn't taken up. 

Christine Hall, landlady at the Huntsman,says she warned the the county's highways department yesterday that the ditch was overflowing. The pub will now have to close while it dries out before deep cleaning takes place. 

"It was coming through the drains, through the cellar. It's not a big enough problem for the authorities but it's a big problem for the village as we can't use the highway when it floods," she said. 

Norfolk county council response to follow. 

Key to managing loans is to 'set reasonable, realistic repayments'

Kate Williams

BBC Local Live

Setting reasonable repayment targets will help people to avoid falling out with friends and family who have lent them money, says Ipswich Citizens Advice.

Research by financial firm Paym revealed almost 30% of people have fallen out with friends or family over money loans.

Nelleker Van Helfteren, from Ipswich Citizens Advice, said: "Setting reasonable, realistic repayments is important - things that you can sustain. 

"It's all very well to say 'Can I borrow £1,000 and I'll give you £500 next month and £500 the month after from my new job' - actually you're not going to be able to afford to pay that money out because you need that money for your bills, and your home and the other things."

Research shows troubles lending can bring

Kate Williams

BBC Local Live

Research by a financial firm Paym says almost 30% of people have fallen out with family and friends due to lending money. 


Nelleker Van Helferen, from Ipswich Citizens Advice, said: "It would be perfectly reasonable if somebody is asking you to borrow money for you to have a look at what it's for and why you are lending it and what the options are, really," she said.

Canos fee £2.5m with £2m in add-ons

Phil Daley

BBC Radio Norfolk sport

Norwich City's new winger has cost the Canaries an initial £2.5m, but that could rise to £4.5m.  

Sergi Canos
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BBC Radio Norfolk understands the add-ons relate to Norwich being promoted back to the Premier League, Canos representing Spain and him playing a set number of games.

Liverpool would also be given an opportunity to buy the winger back, if the Canaries agree a fee with another club.

Canos chooses Carrow Road over Anfield

Nineteen-year-old winger Sergi Canos is Norwich City's first summer signing.

He spent the majority of last season on loan at Brentford, making 39 appearances and winning the club's goal of the season award.

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The Canaries also beat off competition from Bristol City, Fulham and Brentford for his signature.  

Five arrests for firearms offences

Five people have been arrested in Norwich for firearms offences at an incident in London.

Officers stopped two vehicles in Hall Road on Sunday and also searched a house in Costessey.

The men, all in their mid-20s, were later released on bail while investigations continue.

One from the vaults: Foxhound Show in Peterborough in July 1927

Here's a photograph from 89 years ago, showing the Foxhound Show in Peterborough.The event was founded by the Peterborough Royal Foxhound Show Society in 1878.

Foxhound Show, Peterborough
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Now called the Peterborough Festival of Hunting, its next meeting is on 20 July.

The photograph taking in July 1927 showed Mrs Barbara Miller and Col Mosele Leigh, two attendees at the event.

Further tests to establish cause of death of Mary Taylor

Kate Williams

BBC Local Live

Further tests will be required to establish the cause of death of Beryl Mary Taylor, who died suddenly at her home in Rattlesden on Monday and who was this afternoon named by Suffolk Police.

The force says Mrs Taylor, 70, died at an address in Birds Green and that a post-mortem examination has already been carried out. 

The house at Rattlesden

However, further tests will be required to establish the cause of death.

A 73-year-old man arrested on suspicion of her murder has been bailed to return to police on 24 August.

Rattlesden death: Mary Taylor had campaigned against executive homes

Kate Williams

BBC Local Live

Mary Taylor, who died on Monday, was a former local campaigner who previously opposed new homes being built in her village.

Mrs Taylor, 70, had been in poor health in recent years but was interviewed for BBC Look East back in 2000.

Mary Taylor

She was campaign co-ordinator for a group which opposed six new executive homes in the village, which Mrs Taylor said forced young people out, as they were unable to find small, three-bedroomed homes. 

Her 73-year-old husband Ian Taylor was arrested on suspicion of murder. He was bailed this morning pending further inquiries.

Mental health trust gets £118,000 to help tackle suicide in males

Nanette Aldous

BBC Radio Norfolk

Norfolk and Suffolk's mental health trust has been given extra funding to help it reduce male suicide rates.

Man in subway

The £118,00 has been awarded by the Burdett Trust for Nursing to the Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust.

It will also be spent on making it easier for men to ask for help with mental health problems. 

Dr Roger Kingerlee, senior clinical psychologist with the trust, said: "We know from both research and day-to-day clinical experience that males of all ages often find it difficult, to begin with, to ask for psychological help. 

"However, once they do, they can very often quickly learn new skills and increase their emotional repertoire to enable them to recover from the issues they were facing."

Suffolk MPs pay tribute to David Cameron

Kate Williams

BBC Local Live

Suffolk's MPs have been paying tribute to David Cameron, who will finish his role as prime minister later this afternoon.

Jo Churchill

Bury St Edmunds MP Jo Churchill said: "I would like to thank the prime minister for his leadership he's shown, in particularly his support of women within the Conservative party. 

"The prime minister's legacy for me, however, and for fellow cancer survivors is the personal support that he has shown for the cancer drug fund."

Pressure on to ensure little tern colony survives predators

Mariam Issimdar

BBC Local Live

The East Anglian coastline is home to around half of the UK's little tern breeding population each summer, with some of the largest colonies regularly found in Norfolk. 

Little tern 3
Kevin Simmonds

However, life for the birds is not easy, and their fortunes can quickly change.

For example, Winterton-on-Sea has been a popular location with little terns in previous years but, after 96 pairs of birds began nesting at the site, in early July the majority abandoned their nests due to disturbance caused by the overnight presence of a deer and fox.

Fabienne Fossez, from the RSPB, said: "Whilst saddened by the issues faced at our Winterton colony, we are taking comfort from the success at Sea Palling and Scolt Head.

"But the pressure is now on, as our birds have just a few weeks to raise a healthy family before they make their long flight home to West Africa in August."

Peterborough MP organising whip round for outgoing PM

Peterborough MP Stewart Jackson is organising a collection for outgoing PM David Cameron.

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Encouraging news for little terns in Norfolk

Mariam Issimdar

BBC Local Live

Norfolk has become home to the largest UK breeding colony of little terns, a rare seabird which travels from West Africa to breed on the UK coast each summer, according to the RSPB.

Little tern and chick
Kevin Simmonds

Monitoring at the weekend revealed that the little tern colony has formed on an area of beach near Sea Palling. This site is relatively new to the birds, and this year’s colony comprises an impressive 169 nests, many of which have broods of chicks. 

Other significant little tern colonies in Norfolk can be found at Scolt Head and Holkham, 

Goldie Sayers misses out on Rio place

Newmarket-born athlete misses out on place in Team GB for the Olympics.

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Robbie Grabarz confirmed for Rio

Congratulations to Robbie Grabarz.

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Peterborough MP praises outgoing prime minister

Nic Rigby

BBC News

The Conservative MP for Peterborough, Stewart Jackson, believes that departing Prime Minister David Cameron has plenty to be proud of.

Stewart Jackson MP

Mr Cameron will tender his resignation to the Queen at Buckingham Palace later this afternoon.

Theresa May will then take his place this evening, when she will begin to announce who is in her cabinet.

Mr Jackson has been an outspoken critic of Mr Cameron in the past - but has offered an endorsement of his leadership.

"He has been enormously successful," Mr Jackson said. "Remember in 1997 the Conservative Party had its worst electoral defeat in 100 years. He gave the party a dressing down and modernised it."

Rattlesden murder inquiry: Wife was sensitive to noise from church bells

Kate Williams

BBC Local Live

A 73-year-old man arrested and then bailed on suspicion of the murder of his wife would put up sound proofing when the church bells rang, as his wife was sensitive to noise.

BBC Radio Suffolk interviewed Mary Taylor several years ago about the noise from St Nicholas Church in Rattlesden, and how husband Ian Taylor took action to suppress it.

The house at Rattlesden

David Ward, tower captain at the church, said: "He had a lot of sound-proofing. When he knew the bells were going to ring, he put the sound-proofing up so it would limit the effect on Mrs Taylor. 

"If there was going to be ringing outside the standard times, I would telephone him and tell him when it was likely to start and when it was likely to finish.

"He was always very grateful and very polite. He was always a really nice guy." 

Duke of Cambridge has a mug

Nic Rigby

BBC News

The Duke of Cambridge is a fan of dance music and now he has the mug to prove it - emblazoned with the name of music mogul

Will I Am
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Prince William's air ambulance colleagues clubbed together to buy the aptly-named cup for their royal pilot, but it was not on show when the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh visited their grandson's flying base earlier today. 

The royal couple toured the new centre of the East Anglian Air Ambulance at Cambridge Airport, where the Duke has been flying helicopters on emergency call-outs for a year. 

The prince was on duty during the royal visit and was deployed with his crew - co-pilot, doctor and critical care paramedic - to a medical incident just over 90 minutes before his grandparents arrived. sleep to go

Guy Campbell

BBC Radio Suffolk

Thousands of festival-goers will arrive at Henham Park tomorrow for the start of Latitude.

I've been there today, and there's lots of people putting final touches to the stages and stalls around the site.

Latitude tent
Latitude Festival
Latitude Festival prep

Managers move to reassure EU staff at hospital

Jill Bennett

BBC Radio Norfolk

Managers at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn have reassured staff from abroad that they will not be sent home. 

Queen Elizabeth hospital, King's Lynn
Geograph/Andy Parrett

More than a third of hospital staff are from abroad and the trust chairman Edward Libbey says they are essential to the working of the hospital. 

After the referendum vote, managers met them to stress that they were needed and welcome at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, and that the trust would do all it could to support them. 

Mr Libbey has also lobbied the North West Norfolk MP Sir Henry Bellingham to make sure politicians understand how essential their staff from the EU and elsewhere are to the NHS.

Crowe continuing trial at Pompey

Goalkeeper Michael Crowe remains on trial with League Two Portsmouth and is set to feature in this evening’s friendly against Havant and Waterlooville at Westleigh Park. 

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A1(M) near Alconbury reopened

The A1(M) near Alconbury has been fully reopened following a four-vehicle crash earlier today.

North Suffolk schools recognised in their drive for road safety

Diss Express

A number of north Suffolk schools have won praise in their efforts to drive forward road safety.

Eye, Suffolk. St Peter and St Paul Primary School
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Stuck hedgehog saved by school children

Mariam Issimdar

BBC Local Live

A hedgehog which became stuck in a school fence has been saved by children.

Stuck hedgehog

The animal got jammed in a fence at North Wootton Primary School last week.

Alison Charles, manager of the nearby RSPCA East Winch Wildlife Centre, said: "It was a pretty tight squeeze for this little lady.

"Her legs were very swollen, and we think she must have been there for some time - at least since the night before. By finding her and calling us, the children definitely saved her life."

Debbie Woods, from the primary school, said: "Our children showed huge compassion and were very relieved when the hedgehog was released."

The hedgehog was very dehydrated so is receiving treatment at the wildlife centre. She will eventually be released back to the wild.

Prince William on Norfolk mission before returning for royal opening

Earlier today the Queen opened the new base of the East Anglian Air Ambulance in Cambridge, where her grandson works as a helicopter pilot.

The Queen visits the EAAA

It was a busy day for Prince William.

He was on call for the ambulance service, making a stop at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn, before dashing back to meet his grandparents!

Closing speeches in trial of optometrist

Kate Williams

BBC Local Live

The case of an eye specialist, charged with gross negligence which led to the death of an 8-year-old boy, is nearing its final stages. 

Vinnie Barker, from Ipswich, died five months after being examined by Honey Rose in February 2012.

It's claimed the optometrist should have spotted he was suffering from an eye condition. She denies the charge.

Ipswich Crown Court was adjourned until 14:00. This morning the court listened to closing speeches.

Post-mortem examinations to take place tomorrow on Magdalen couple

Mariam Issimdar

BBC Local Live

Post-mortem examinations will take place tomorrow on Stephen and Allison Muncaster, whose bodies were found at a house in Magdalen, near King's Lynn, yesterday.

crime scene
Paul Tibbs

Det Supt Paul Durham said: "We are continuing our investigation today and are beginning to obtain a good understanding of what happened during that tragic evening.

"I can confirm that a Home Office post mortem will take place tomorrow morning, when the cause of death should be confirmed and formal identification of the bodies progressed.

"We continue to collate information regarding the incident and once this process is complete, we will prepare a file for the coroner."

One from the vaults: Cambridge University Air Squadron formed

Nic Rigby

BBC News

This photo comes from 78 years ago, in July 1928, and shows two students from the Cambridge University Air Squadron.

Cambridge University Air Squadron
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The squadron was founded in 1925 by the Air Ministry, with the assistance of the university authorities, to develop "national aviation and aeronautical skills for those considering related professions or airforce commissions". 

Rattlesden death: Ian Taylor had been caring for wife

Vanessa Baffoe

BBC Local Live

Ian Taylor, 73, named locally in Rattlesden as the husband of 70-year-old Mary Taylor, who died suddenly earlier in the week, had been caring for his wife.

Neighbour Pat Batte, pictured below, said she had known the couple since she moved to the village in 1996, and they were the first to welcome her.

Pat Batte

The 81-year-old said: "He had been caring for her for many years now, about 15 years. Mary hardly came out of the house. She was always indoors."

Mr Taylor was arrested initially on suspicion of assisting a suicide, but this was later changed to suspicion of murder. He has been bailed pending further inquiries.

Man pleads guilty to four counts of rape against a child

A man has admitted four counts of rape following incidents involving a girl under the age of 13 in Great Yarmouth, between June and September 2014.

Lee Ornstein, 29, from Castle Town on the Isle of Man, pleaded guilty on the first day of his trial at Norwich Crown Court on Monday.

He will be sentenced in September.

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Cambridgeshire enclave in London

The Flickering Lamps historical website brings us the story of Ely Place in London, which for many years was part of Cambridgeshire.

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Cambridge 'prime spot for hi-tech firms'

We've been covering the news that Cambridge is the best place in the country to work, according to jobs site Glassdoor.

Cambridge college

Dr Andrew Chamberlain, Glassdoor's chief economist, said: "Cambridge has long had a reputation for one of Britain's most loved cities.

"But now it's emerged as a prime spot for high-tech companies, which is clearly having an impact on where people decide to live and work."

Rattlesden murder inquiry: Arrested man 'adored' wife

Vanessa Baffoe

BBC Local Live

A 73-year-old man arrested and then bailed on suspicion of murder was devoted to his wife, a neighbour has said.

Police were called to the home of Mary Taylor, a former local village campaigner, and pictured here, when filmed by BBC Look East in 2000, who died suddenly earlier in the week.

Mary Taylor

Her husband Ian Taylor was arrested on Monday first on suspicion of assisting a suicide and later, while in custody, on suspicion of murder. Today he was bailed by police, pending further inquiries.

Neighbour Pat Batte, 81, said: "I moved here in 1996. Ian and Mary were already living here.

"They were the first people to come and introduce themselves and welcome me to the village. They'd been married for years and Ian was completely devoted to Mary. He adored her."