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Driverless cars: Cambridge University model cars 'talk' to avoid jams
Researchers say it shows driverless cars working together could improve traffic flow by at least 35%.

How is your local A&E doing?

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs Addenbrooke's Hospital, missed its A&E waiting target of seeing patients in less than four hours last month.

Hospitals are meant to treat, assess or discharge 95% of patients in that time. Cambridge Hospitals Trust saw 82% according to figures released for April. This is down on the figure for 12 months ago, which was 89.6%.

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At Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust a total of 2,524 patients were not seen within the four-hour window in April.

The trust was ranked 69 of 129 trusts of hospital trusts in England.

As a whole, the NHS has failed to meet this target since July 2015. A hospital trust's performance figures include the main accident and emergency department and any minor injuries or care centres it runs.

NHS England has asked patients only to attend A&E department with "genuine life-threatening emergencies".

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This story has been generated using NHS data, BBC analysis and some automation.

How is your local A&E doing?

North West Anglia NHS Trust, which runs Hinchingbrooke Hospital, missed its A&E waiting target of seeing patients in less than four hours last month.

Hospitals are meant to treat, assess or discharge 95% of patients in that time. North West Anglia NHS Trust saw 76.7% according to figures released for April. This is down on the figure for 12 months ago, which was 82.3%.

How is your local A&E performing?
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At North West Anglia NHS Trust a total of 3,242 patients were not seen within the four-hour window in April.

The trust was ranked 106 of 129 trusts of hospital trusts in England.

As a whole, the NHS has failed to meet this target since July 2015. A hospital trust's performance figures include the main accident and emergency department and any minor injuries or care centres it runs.

NHS England has asked patients only to attend A&E department with "genuine life-threatening emergencies".

Check NHS cancer, A&E, ops and mental health targets in your area.

This story has been generated using NHS data, BBC analysis and some automation.

Severe accident: A1139 Cambridgeshire westbound

BBC News Travel

A1139 Cambridgeshire westbound severe accident, from Boongate to A605 Stanham Way.

A1139 Cambridgeshire - A1139 Fletton Parkway in Peterborough blocked and queuing traffic westbound from the Boongate junction to Aldi Roundabout, because of a multi-vehicle accident. Congestion to J7 (Oxney Road).

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'Tories take a hit while Lib Dems gain ground'

Ben Schofield

Political Reporter, BBC Look East

With more councils being declared, two trends are emerging: the Conservatives taking a hit and the Liberal Democrats gaining ground.

Unlike in other areas of England, Labour are – so far – more or less holding their ground in the East.

Peterborough slipped from Tory control. Their slender majority of one was wiped out. They’re still the biggest party but are three short of overall control.

It’s likely they’ll continue running the council as a minority administration, backed by votes from the hyper-local Werrington First group, who hold all three seats in their ward. The only UKIP councillor in the East lost his seat here.

Labour held Cambridge City while the Greens lost their seat. But the party did gain a seat in Peterborough.

Tories lose power at Peterborough City Council

Katy Lewis

BBC Local Live

Peterborough City Council has gone to No Overall Control after the Conservatives lost five seats, three to Labour, one to the Lib Dems and one to the Greens, but also gained one from Labour.

Labour also took one seat from the Lib Dems, who gained two seats - one from the Tories and one from UKIP - and the Greens gained one.

UKIP lost the only seat it held.

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Peterborough City Council: No Overall Control gain

In Peterborough, the Conservatives have lost power as the council goes to No Overall Control.

Peterborough City Council: Tories think they are losing seats

Sam Read

BBC Radio Northampton politics reporter

At the Peterborough count senior Conservative councillors think they have lost anywhere between one and five seats.

The Tories have an overall majority of one at the moment.

Local elections 2019: The view from Peterborough, Milton Keynes and Bedford

Ben Schofield

Political correspondent, BBC Look East

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Most of these council seats were last contested in 2015. If a week is a long time in politics, then four years is a lifetime.

Back then, the Conservatives won a surprise majority in the General Election and the party’s national popularity helped local Tory groups pick up dozens of council seats.

It means that while Labour and the Liberal Democrats are defending around half their total number of seats on our councils, the Conservatives are defending three quarters of them. That’s a huge ask, even before policies or the public’s mood come into it.

Peterborough will be closely scrutinised. Anger remains over the former Labour MP Fiona Onasanya’s criminal conviction and refusal to quit. Conservatives hold the council with a majority of just one – a small shift could lead it into no overall control or further strengthen their standing.

Labour has minority control of Milton Keynes Council, supported by Liberal Democrats. But the Tories are the largest party. Will Labour pick up enough seats for an outright majority? They would need to pick up eight, which will be tough.

Elsewhere, Bedford will elect a mayor. Can the Liberal Democrat incumbent Dave Hodgson secure a fourth term?