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  1. Updates on Thursday, 9 June 2016
  2. Body of missing British climber Aiden Webb found in Vietnam
  3. Mr Webb, 22, from Norwich, went missing nearly a week ago on a solo ascent of Fansipan, Indochina's highest mountain at 10,312ft
  4. His body was found by park rangers at 06:50 UK time today
  5. Updates resume at 08:00 on Friday

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By Katy Prickett

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Goodbye from BBC Cambridgeshire Local Live on a day dominated by the news of the discovery of the body of the missing British climber Aiden Webb in Vietnam.

We also reported concerns over plans to close up to 33 level crossings in Cambridgeshire, news of a stand-off in Cambridge and the rejection of a plan to increase park and ride ticket prices.

Until tomorrow, if you have any pictures, stories or comments you want us to feature, get in touch via emailFacebook or Twitter.   

Weather: Plenty of sunshine tonight, set to continue tomorrow

Julie Reinger

BBC Look East weather

Plenty of sunshine to end the day and then a dry night with some patchy mist and fog. Temperatures no lower than 9C (48F) and very light winds.

Weather graphic

Tomorrow is looking largely dry with spells of sunshine. Temperatures could reach 21C (70F).

Plans to tackle Cambridge congestion

Nic Rigby

BBC News

Proposals to tackle congestion in Cambridge will go to public consultation after being approved by the Greater Cambridge City Deal executive board.


The plans include some peak time road closures and charging larger companies for commuter parking spaces.

A congestion charge has been ruled out for now. The group have been meeting this afternoon.

Watch: Tutor's memories of Aiden Webb

Aiden Webb studied drama at Anglia Ruskin University, graduating in 2014. 

Dr Nigel Ward was one of his tutors, and says he remembers him as "a really nice guy... popular and well-liked.. with huge enthusiasm".

In pictures: Wisbech Camera Club get snapping

Look East has had a base in Wisbech all week as part of its coverage of the European Union Referendum.

Members of Wisbech Camera Club have signed up as BBC Weather Watchers and here are some of their latest efforts.

Weather Watchers: Shutterbug's wind turbines

Cambridge park and ride 'remains a success story'

Julia Greenaway

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

The Cambridge park and ride scheme "remains a success story for Cambridge" and is used by 3.2m passengers a year, according to a leading county councillor.

Trumpington park and ride

Ian Bates, chairman of the council's economy and environment committee, was defending its decision to reject bus company Stagecoach's proposals to scrap parking charges and free concessionary bus passes, as well as increase ticket prices, to help it cope with falling passenger numbers.

He said it was "not acceptable" to remove the free concessionary bus and with "government funding dwindling to nothing" and that the £1 parking fee was necessary to stop the council having to "cut frontline services such as care of the most vulnerable".

Park and ride ticket increase rejected by county council

Julia Greenaway

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

A proposal to scrap the parking charge at the Cambridge park and ride car parks and increase bus ticket prices has been rejected by Cambridgeshire County Council.

Babraham park and ride

Bus company Stagecoach made the suggestion, after passenger numbers dropped 14%, following the introduction of a £1 parking fee by the county council.

The company wanted to increase ticket prices by 80p - and start charging people who currently travel  for free.

Man arrested after stand-off at house in Cambridge

Julia Greenaway

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

A man has been arrested after a stand-off in Cambridge.

Police, including trained negotiators, were called to a house in Central Avenue, Orchard Park at 12:30 today.

Central Avenue, Orchard Park, Cambridge

Cambridgeshire Police said a 29-year-old man from Cambridge had been arrested and would be taken to Parkside Police Station.

Aiden Webb: 'I'm a very safe climber and I know my limits'

In a post on Aiden Webb's Facebook profile, he said he had recently been "soloing" - rock climbing without a rope.

Aiden Webb

On 28 May, he wrote: "So today, I completed my first official free soloing rock climbs.

"Never had so much fun and never had my mind so clear and empty. Definitely no 'El Capitan', but regardless. This is something I've felt I've needed to do in a long time."

He said locals watching his climb called him "both crazy and spiderman", adding: "(Apologies in advance to all family members who think I'm loco, and reckless I'm actually a very safe climber and know my limits)."

Mother of girl killed at a level crossing defends closure plans

A mother whose daughter was struck by a train and killed in 2005 has defended Network Rail's proposal to close 33 level crossings in Cambridgeshire because of the "absolute risk" they pose to people. 

Olivia Bazlinton, 14, died with her friend Charlotte Thompson, 13, on the station level crossing at Elsenham in Essex.  

Tina Hughes

Tina Hughes (above) is now a Network Rail User Champion and said: "When you get hit by a train the result is devastating; Olivia was carried for half a mile."

She urged people to take part in Network Rail's consultations, as the company needs to know if its alternative routes "aren't sufficient".

Level crossing plans 'deny access' to countryside

Plans to close up to 33 level crossings in Cambridgeshire will "deny access to the countryside", according to a spokeswoman for the Fenland Bridleways Association.

Black Horse Drove crossing
Evelyn Simak/Geograph

Joy Fuller, who attended a Network Rail consultation on its plans, says downgrading byways will mean "cyclists walkers and carriage drivers will be diverted onto main roads".  

The company says removing the crossings like the one at Black Horse Drove (above) is about safety and improving train service speed and reliability.

BreakingPolice stand-off as man refuses to leave house in Cambridge

Officers are trying to arrest a man at a house in Central Avenue in Cambridge - but he's refusing to leave the house, Cambridgeshire Police has said.

Police say they were called 12:30. Negotiators are at the scene and a cordon is in place. 

Cyclist says Network Rail's level crossing plans are 'ludicrously dangerous'

Jozef Hall

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

On to some other news now.

Keen cyclist Barry Garwood says Network Rail's plans to close up to 33 level crossings in Cambridgeshire will greatly increase the distance he has to travel.

Ely North Junction at Queen Adelaide
Evelyn Simak/Geograph

I met him in Littleport, at one of Network Rail's consultations into the proposals, which include closing the Ely North crossing at Queen Adelaide (above). The company says its plans "make the railway safer by removing the point where people can come into contact with trains".

Mr Garwood said a plan to add a mile to a footpath between Burwell and Fordham would "force me on to the A142 which is ludicrously dangerous".

Aiden Webb's body to be retrieved from ravine tomorrow

The body of 22-year-old Aiden Webb was spotted by rescue teams at the bottom of a deep valley near Fansipan, Vietnam's highest mountain in the tourist hotspot of Sapa, according to district communist party chief Nguyen Trong Hai.

Aiden Webb
Bleubell Baughan

"Our rescue workers confirmed the body is the British man. We will try our best and hope to be able to bring his body up early Friday morning," Hai added, explaining that the area is difficult to reach. 

Vietnamese authorities launched a search operation after Webb went missing last week, combing dense mountainous jungles for any clues. 

Death on mountain comes 15 years after school trip tragedy

This is Fansipan mountain where Aiden Webb's body was found this morning. 

Fifteen years ago, 17-year-old schoolgirl Amy Ransom, from Bryants Bottom, near High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, died after falling 500m (1,640ft) when she slipped off a path on the same mountain

Fansipan mountain

She was part of a school party, accompanied by two Vietnamese guides, and had been trekking up the mountain near the village of Sa Pa when the tragedy happened.

Shocked supporters send love to Aiden Webb's family

Aiden Webb's girlfriend Bluebell Baughan had used Facebook to rally support after he first went missing.

Now friends and supporters are using the social media site to send their condolences to his family.

Maria Jose Sanchez-Higgins posted: "So sad to hear this outcome. My heart goes with the family" while James Machin said: "Heartbreaking news, sending love to his friends and family."

Watch: Search for Aiden Webb covered by Vietnamese TV

The search for Aiden Webb has been covered by Vietnam's main state broadcasting channel VTV1.

The station broadcast footage of rescue teams as they searched an area of mountainous jungle.

Climber had 'got lost' on another Vietnamese mountain

Aiden Webb had previously got lost when hiking on another mountain in Vietnam, according to this post from his Facebook page on 21 May.

He wrote: "Just trekked Liang Biang mountain. (2169m in ft 7116 feet) Highest mountain in Da Lat in two hours thirty. Not bad considering I didn't use any of the routes recommend.. (Not on purpose I got lost in the forest/jungle) and had to improvise my way up.

"Luckily i came to a dry(ish) stream full of boulders, which I scrambled for over an hour while ascending up the mountain.. All in preparation for the highest mountain in Indochina, Fansipan."

Earlier today, rescue teams found Mr Webb's body at the bottom of a deep valley near Fansipan, six days after he was last seen.

Foreign Office statement on Aiden Webb

The Foreign Office has just issued the following statement: “Vietnamese authorities have this morning confirmed they have found a body in the same area that British national Aiden Webb went missing.

"A formal identification of the body has not yet been conducted. Our staff have been supporting Mr Webb’s family and friends since he went missing and our thoughts are with them at this difficult time.”

'Awesome guy with talent to match': University friend's tribute to Aiden Webb

Alistair Dutton, a university friend of Aiden Webb, has posted on Facebook: "Heart broken by this. 

"He was an awesome guy with the talent to match and more importantly he was just so friendly and easy to talk to. 

"My deepest condolences go to his family and to those who knew him even better than I did. Everything you have given us with who you are thank you now and forever from the bottom of my heart." 

'Remembered for his cheerfulness and positive attitude': Head teacher pays tribute to Aiden Webb

Jim Nixon, headteacher of City of Norwich School, has paid his own tribute to Aiden Webb.

He said: "Aiden was a much-loved and valued student who was at CNS from 2005 to 2009 and is remembered for his cheerfulness, positive attitude, creativity and willingness to do well.

"One particular memory was a school trip to the Lake District where he was already showing his love of challenge and the outdoors."

City of Norwich Scgool logo

Facts about Fansipan mountain

Aiden Webb fell while solo climbing on Fansipan. Here are some facts about the mountain:

  • It is in Lao Cai Province in north-west Vietnam.
  • It is the highest peak in Indochina (Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia) and stands 10,312 ft (3,143m) above sea level.
  • It is a popular eco-tourist spot and called the Roof of Indochina. 
  • Organised hikes to the summit usually take two to three days.
  • The nearest town, Sa Pa, is five-and-a-half miles (9km) away.

Rescue teams first 'found footprint and missing shoe'

The Vietnamese rescue team searching for missing climber Aiden Webb said they first "found a footprint which we managed to match with a shoe left by the missing man".

search party

Mr Webb's body was finally recovered at 06:50 UK time today. He had been missing for nearly a week.  

Aiden Webb's death 'A truly tragic outcome'

Pat Forrest is one of many who has reacted to the "awful news" of the discovery of Aiden Webb's body, after an intensive five-day search by authorities in Vietnam.

She's used the Help us Find Aiden Facebook page to say how sorry she is and sent her thoughts to his family and friends, while Caroline Little said: "I am so sorry, this is a truly tragic outcome."

Aiden Webb 'remembered very fondly' by former university

Anglia Ruskin University has joined others in issuing condolences to the family and friends of Aiden Webb whose body was found earlier this morning.

Anglia Ruskin University
Geograph/N Chadwick

A spokesman said: “We are deeply saddened by the news and our thoughts are with Aiden’s family, friends and girlfriend Bluebell, who is also a former student, at this very difficult time.

“Aiden graduated from Anglia Ruskin in 2014 and is remembered very fondly, particularly by members of the Drama department, where he was a popular and hard-working student, known for his wonderful sense of humour.”

How Vietnamese site is reporting the death

This is how Vietnamese site Tuoi Tre News is reporting Aiden Webb's death.

It says his body was discovered at an altitude of 2,800m (9,200ft) above sea level and about one kilometre (0.6 miles) away "from the T4 beam of the cable car system".  

'A great lad who everyone liked': Tributes paid to Aiden Webb

undefined"A great lad who everyone liked" - just one of the tributes being paid to Aiden Webb on Facebook, in the wake of confirmation the missing climber's body has been found in Vietnam.

That comment was made by Laura Marsh, manager of fashion store Superdry in Lion Yard in Cambridge. She said the former Anglia Ruskin student had worked at the shop "for a very long time".    

Aiden Webb: More from national media

The Daily Star is also reporting news of the discovery of Aiden Webb's body.

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Aiden Webb: Timeline of events

Aiden Webb's family and friends are coming terms with the news that the 22-year-old's body has been found in Vietnam. Here's a recap of events:

  • April: The Norwich backpacker sets off travelling with girlfriend Bluebell Baughan, of White Notley, Essex.
  • 3 June: The Anglia Ruskin University graduate, an experienced climber, starts his solo climb of Vietnam's highest mountain, the 3,100m-high (10,300ft) Fansipan in Vietnam at about 06:00. He falls, cuts his arm open, hurts his leg and loses his bearings.
  • 4 June: He talks on his mobile phone to Miss Baughan and they agree she should call rescue teams for help at 06:00. His phone then stops working.
  • 5 June: His father Trever Webb and uncle Michael fly from the UK to help for the search, arriving early on Tuesday.
  • 6 June: Ms Baughan tells of her concern for her boyfriend, saying it's "cold and wet".
  • 7 June: Rescuers fear he's wandered into a valley with a large waterfall and fallen in.
  • 8 June: His father gets permission to use drones in the search and say he will not leave Vietnam without his son.
  • Today: Mr Webb's body is found by park rangers in Sin Chai village at 12:50 local time (06:50 BST).

Aiden Webb's body found: How national media are reporting the news

Here's what the Daily Mirror has reported:

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How other media are reporting the discovery of Aiden Webb's body

The Eastern Daily Press is also covering the story of the discovery of the former Norwich schoolboy's body.

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Mr Webb was an Anglia Ruskin University graduate and the Cambridge News reminds readers the experienced climber initially didn't want help...

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Map of area where climber found

Aiden Webb was on a four-month trip with his girlfriend Bluebell Baughan when he had his fatal accident in Vietnam.

The map below shows the location of Fansipan mountain where he went missing. His body was found by park rangers this morning.   


His Facebook page shows that he'd already successfully completed several solo climbs in the area.

More details on discovery of climber's body

The head of the Hoang Lien National Park in Lao Cai province has told the BBC Vietnamese Service that park rangers discovered Aiden Webb's body in Sin Chai village at about 13:00 local time today (07:00 BST). 

Aiden Webb
Bluebell Baughan

Climber disappeared during solo ascent in Vietnam

Backpacker Aiden Webb, 22, from Norwich, set off to climb Vietnam's highest mountain, Fansipan alone last Friday. 

He fell and hurt himself but managed to call his girlfriend, Bluebell Baughan, to tell her about his accident and the fact he'd fallen down a ravine. Soon afterwards the mobile signal was lost.

Bleubell Baughan and Aiden Webb
Bluebell Baughan

Miss Baughan, who had been on the trek with him, has spent the last week, alongside Mr Webb's father Trever, trying to get more people involved in the search for him.

The couple met while at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge.

Missing Briton's body found two hours ago

The body of the missing British climber Aiden Webb has been found in Vietnam. 

Aiden Webb
Bluebell Baughan

BBC Vietnamese colleagues in Bangkok said his body was discovered about two hours ago. 

The general manager of the Hoang Lien National Park said: "It is very sad that we found the British tourist body today at 12:50. 

"The position is quite near the location that his girlfriend gave us, in Sin Chai Village." 

BreakingBody of missing Briton found in Vietnam

The body of the missing British climber Aiden Webb has been found in Vietnam. More details to follow.

Weather: More warm, sunny weather

Elizabeth Rizzini

BBC Look East weather

Some early cloud and any mist will gradually clear leaving another warm dry day with plenty of sunshine. 

Maximum temperature: 21C (70F). For more the latest weather where you live, go to BBC Weather.

Welcome to Cambridgeshire Live

Katy Prickett

BBC News

Good morning. We're here until 18:00 for live news, sport, weather and travel updates for Cambridgeshire.

Network Rail's proposal to close up to 33 level crossings across the county is proving contentious. The company says it's about improving safety and access for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers - but we'll be hearing from people in Littleport who say it'll force walkers, cyclists and horseriders onto busy roads like the A10. 

And the company running Cambridge's park and ride buses say passenger numbers on the buses have fallen 14% since the county council decided to start charging people £1 to park.

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