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  1. Updates on Wednesday, 6 July 2016
  2. Sister of serviceman killed in Iraq calls Tony Blair "world's worst terrorist" after publication of Chilcot report
  3. Police hunt man who posed as police officer and stabbed woman at her home
  4. Amazon to create up to 1,000 new jobs in London, Cambridge and Edinburgh
  5. More news, sport, travel and weather updates from 08:00 on Thursday

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By Alex Pope

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And as we say goodnight, here's a cake you wouldn't want to burn...

Alex Pope

BBC Local Live

What you can see isn't just any old model of Linton Fire Station, but a cake made to look like it. 

It was created by Bex Jacklin and won the Star Bake award in The Fire Fighters Charity's national Bake a Difference.

Linton Fire station made out of cake
Cambridgeshire Fire Service

The fire station was also awarded the Golden Rolling Pin for raising £1,250, the most raised by an organisation for its bake sale. 

We'll be back at 08:00 tomorrow. We hope you can join us.

Pub offers potatoes as well as pints

Johnny Dee

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

A pub is normally the hub for local gossip and a good pint, but at The White Hart in Alconbury Weston it's all about fruit and vegetables.

The "local" has become a hub for the village's community food scheme which encourages people to grow their own food and share it. 

Anthony Davidson, head of the Alconbury food project

So far a stall has been set up outside the pub giving away seeds, and plans are in place to create an area for people to sell their surplus wares at prices cheaper than the supermarkets.

Amazon to create up to 1,000 new jobs

Mousumi Bakshi

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Amazon has confirmed it will create up to 1,000 new jobs in the UK at its centres in London, Cambridge and Edinburgh.

The company said the roles would include software engineers, computer programmers and corporate managers.

Weather: A dry, mild night

Alex Dolan

BBC Look East weather

After a dry and fine evening with hazy sunshine, it'll be a mild night. Minimum temperature: 12C (54F).

Weather map

Thursday will be a cloudier day, but with some bright or sunny spells. A few showers are possible. Maximum temperature: 20C (68F). For the the latest weather where you live, go to BBC Weather

Sex abuser Benjamin Morris 'showed no remorse'

Det Con Jo Nicholson from Cambridgeshire Police said Benjamin Morris "abused his position of trust and showed no remorse for his actions, blaming the victims for what happened".

Cambridge Crown Court
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The 32-year-old was jailed for 16 years at Cambridge Crown Court (above), after being found guilty of serious sexual assaults on two boys he befriended when they were just eight and nine. His crimes came to light when he was accused of assaulting a 14-year-old in the USA. 

Det Con Nicholson said: "I hope this sentence will provide some form of closure for the victims and allow them to move on with the rest of their lives."

Man jailed for sex assaults on boys

A man who sexually assaulted two boys he befriended at an after-school club has been jailed for 16 years.

Benjamin Morris
Cambridgeshire Police

Benjamin Morris, 32, of Bourn Road, Cambridge, pleaded guilty at Cambridge Crown Court to sexual assaults on the two boys when they were under 13.

Cambridgeshire Police investigated him after he was accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl while visiting friends in Vermont in the United States. He was also found guilty of that offence.

Cambridgeshire man first in country jailed for coercive control offences

A Peterborough man has started a six-year jail sentence after becoming the first person in the country to be jailed for coercive control offences

Valerijs Pudovs, 49, of Deene Court, was found guilty of coercive and controlling behaviour, attempted grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent and false imprisonment at Huntingdon Crown Court on June 13. 

Valerijs Pudovs
Cambridgeshire Police

He was sentenced yesterday. 

The offences related to threats and attacks on his former partner. Pudovs has also been made the subject of a lifelong restraining order.

Cambridgeshire children's hospice gets 'outstanding' rating

Emma Maclean

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

A children's hospice in Cambridgeshire has been given the highest possible rating by the Care Quality Commission.

The Milton branch of East Anglia's Children's Hospices has been ranked as "outstanding" following an inspection carried out in February. 

EACH Children's hospice, Milton

Inspectors said the staff were caring and compassionate and people were provided with safe, caring and effective care.   

Ipswich Town pledges support for hit-and-run footballers

Ipswich Town has pledged its support to two footballers injured in a hit-and-run crash in Newmarket on Friday.

Newmarket Town's Shaun Whiter had both legs amputated and Soham Town Rangers' Joey Abbs was seriously injured.

Ipswich Town says a team featuring former players will take on Newmarket Town in a benefit match on 31 July.

Ipswich Town badge
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Sentencing in Jeff Henry case due tomorrow

Mousumi Bakshi

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

I've just spoken to the clerk at the Old Bailey who's informed me the judge will now sentence the three men for their roles in the killing of Cambridge man, Jeff Henry, tomorrow. 

In May, Martin Saunders from Huntingdon, and Anthony Kenny, from St Ives, admitted manslaughter. 

A third man, Ben Maguire, will be sentenced after he admitted conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm and assisting an offender.

Two people taken to hospital with neck injuries after A11 accident

Two people have been taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital with suspected neck injuries after an accident on the A11 near Babraham this lunchtime

East of England Ambulance Service Trust was called just after 12:30. 

The injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

All lanes have now reopened on the southbound A11 between the A505 junction at Babraham and the M11 junction at Great Chesterford, but traffic is still slow. 

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Huppert hoping to make a Parliamentary comeback

Julian Huppert, the former Liberal Democrat MP for Cambridge, has this afternoon confirmed he's hoping to get back into mainstream politics.

He has announced he has applied for reselection as the Lib Dems' Parliamentary candidate. 

He lost his seat to Labour's Daniel Zeichner in the 2015 general election. 

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Parts of A11 in Babraham remain closed after earlier accident

Firefighters and police are currently at the scene of an accident between two vehicles on the A11 at Babraham

Cambridgeshire Fire Service have told us there are two casualties. 

There are severe delays in the area and congestion to Six Mile Bottom.

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Footballer who lost his legs vows to walk down the aisle

Kate Williams

BBC Local Live

Footballer Shaun Whiter, who had to have both his legs amputated after being hit by a car on Friday, has vowed to "walk down the aisle" next year when he gets married, his cousin says.  

Charlotte O'Brien said he had been in an induced coma.

"He was only meant to wake up on Tuesday, but he was so fit that he actually woke on Saturday, 24 hours after the accident, and the first thing he said was 'Am I still getting married?'," she said.

Shaun Whiter

"So obviously Charlotte (his fiancee, Charlotte Way) said 'Yes, you try and stop me', so he said, 'Well, that's my target then - I'll be walking down the aisle'.

Mr Whiter's friend Joey Abbs, a Soham Town player, was also seriously injured. 

Cambridgeshire police are searching for the driver who left the scene without stopping

'Come forward - we are a forgiving family', cousin urges hit-and-run driver

Kate Williams

BBC Local Live

The cousin of a footballer who lost both of his legs after a hit-and-run in Newmarket has urged the driver of the car to come forward.

Friends and family are rallying round Shaun Whiter, who was hit after stopping to help friend Joey Abbs, a Soham Town footballer, change a tyre on Friday.

A car crashed into both men but then drove off, leaving Mr Whiter with injuries so severe he had to have both legs amputated. 

Shaun Whiter
David Lee

His cousin Charlotte O'Brien says: "Shaun was left for dead. The doctors have told us they can't believe he's alive. 

"He just can't get his head around the fact that he was left, but we are a forgiving family.

"We totally understand that in some circumstances you may panic and drive away, but just to make things a little bit easier for Shaun's recovery, we'd like the person to come forward."

Crowds gather for unveiling of poppies

Alex Pope

BBC Local Live

Crowds have gathered in the Queensgate Shopping Centre in Peterborough to see the unveiling of an art installation of 1,000 poppies. 

It's to commemorate the Battle of the Somme and remember the 131 Peterborough soldiers who lost their lives in it.

Poppies hanging for shopping centre ceiling
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Crows in shopping centre
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Service personnel and poppies in shopping centre
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The Sky of Poppies installation will stay in place until 18 November, the historic end of the Battle of the Somme.   

Poppies take pride of place in Peterborough

A thousand handmade poppies have been unveiled in the Queensgate shopping centre in Peterborough today.

The Sky of Poppies art installation is the idea of local artist Charron Pugsley-Hill and since March hundreds of volunteers have made the individual felted flowers to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. 

Here's some footage of poppies before they were put in place.

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Travel: A11 in Babraham blocked after oil spillage

BBC Travel

The A11 in Babraham is blocked and there's slow traffic southbound at Fourwentways, because of an accident involving two vehicles and an oil spillage.  

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Chilcot report: Families say report 'worth the wait'

Alex Pope

BBC Local Live

Sarah O'Connor today agreed that the Chilcot report took too long but had been worth the wait.

Families who lost loved ones in the Iraq war held a press conference this lunchtime.

They agreed that it would take take time to read through it all and it could be days or weeks before they knew what would happen next. 

Sarah O'Connor on right
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Chilcot report: 'Why is Tony Blair not here?' asks bereaved sister

Alex Pope

BBC Local Live

At a press conference held by the families of those killed in the Iraq war, Sarah O'Connor (pictured far right), from Cambridge, rolled her head in response to the reading-out of former prime minister Tony Blair's statement.

Ms O'Connor, who lost her brother Sgt Bob O'Connor, said of Mr Blair: "Why is he not here looking at our eyes and actually seeing our faces?"

In his statement, Mr Blair said he would take "full responsibility for the failing made in the build-up to the invasion of Iraq", but Ms O'Connor was unhappy that families had not had the chance to meet him personally. 

"Our voices need to be heard and we will be heard," he said.

Press conference Sarah O'Connor on the far right.
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Chilcot report: Sister of airman killed in Iraq calls Tony Blair a 'terrorist'

The sister of airman Sgt Bob O'Connor, from Cambridge, who was killed in the Iraq war, has called former prime minister Tony Blair the "world's worst terrorist" at a press conference this lunchtime.

She was speaking after the long-awaited Chilcot report was published this morning

She says she's "angry" and that "there is one terrorist in the world that the world needs to be aware of and that is Tony Blair".

Sarah O'Connor

Police search for Ford Focus after footballer loses legs in hit-and-run

Kate Williams

BBC Local Live

Cambridgeshire police say they are looking for a 10-year-old Ford Focus believed to have been involved in a hit-and-run in Newmarket on Friday night, which resulted in a footballer having both legs amputated.  

Shaun Whiter
Shaun Whiter

Newmarket Town player Shaun Whiter (pictured) needed the surgery after he was hit having stopped to help his friend, Soham Town player Joey Abbs, with a puncture on Dullingham Road. Mr Abbs sustained a "serious" leg injury.

PC Ian Masters said: "Subsequent inquiries have nailed the car down to be a Ford Focus, likely to be registered in the 2006 sort of region."

Sentencing due over killing of Cambridge man Jeff Henry

Sam Edwards

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Three men are due to be sentenced today for their roles in the killing of Cambridge man Jeff Henry

Mr Henry, 39, was attacked in Campkin Road in June last year. He was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital but his life support machine was switched off a few days later. 

Jeff Henry
Cambridgeshire Police

In May, Martin Saunders from Huntingdon, and Anthony Kenny, from St Ives, admitted manslaughter at the Old Bailey. 

A third man, Ben Maguire, will be sentenced after he admitted conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm and assisting an offender.

Chilcot report: Former Cambridge MP says Tony Blair 'believed the intelligence'

The former Labour MP for Cambridge, Anne Campbell, says she believes Tony Blair went to war in Iraq for legitimate reasons and that he "believed the intelligence" at the time. 

Today Sir John Chilcot's inquiry into the war is published. 

A total of 179 UK service personnel were killed in six years, including three from Cambridgeshire. 

Mrs Campbell voted against the Iraq war but said Mr Blair was not dishonest in his reasoning for military action and "would not have done it if there was any element of doubt about it".

British troops in Iraq

Police describe 'terrifying ordeal' of woman stabbed in own home

Cambridgeshire police are appealing for information after a woman in her 40s was stabbed and burgled in her home in Cambridge on Sunday. 

Det Con Ray Case said: "This was a terrifying ordeal for the victim and I would appeal to anyone who has information, recognises the e-fit or person in the CCTV image to get in touch."

The woman was seriously hurt and was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital for treatment.

CCTV image
Cambridgeshire Police

Woman stabbed in Cambridge home by man pretending to be police officer

Alex Pope

BBC Local Live

A woman in her 40s has been stabbed in Cambridge by a man pretending to be a police officer

It happened at about 17:00 on Sunday afternoon in St Matthew's Gardens. 

The man knocked on her door, then restrained, assaulted and threatened her, stealing bank cards and a bicycle. 

Efit picture
Cambridgeshire Poilice

The woman was left with serious, but not life-threatening injuries. 

The police have released an e-fit picture of the man.

Chilcot report: Families of Cambridgeshire servicemen killed in Iraq await findings

More than seven years after it was set up, the Chilcot inquiry into the Iraq War will publish its findings this morning. 

It's more than 13 years since Tony Blair committed British forces to the US-led invasion

In total three men from Cambridgeshire were killed in the Iraq conflict. 

Corporal Lee Fitzsimmons

Cpl Lee Fitzsimmons (pictured), from Peterborough, was one of two SAS soldiers killed in a helicopter crash in 2007. 

Fusilier Kelan Turrington, 18, from Haslingfield, was at the time the youngest soldier killed during the conflict. He was killed by so-called friendly fire. 

RAF engineer Sgt Bob O'Connor, 38, from Cambridge, died when the Hercules plane he was travelling in was shot down.

Chilcot report: Sister of dead airman wants 'accountability and responsibility'

Chris Mann

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

"I've been on a journey with many bumps in the road.. some almost crevices, some almost an abyss." 

These are the words of Sarah O'Connor, whose brother Sgt Bob O'Connor was killed in action, aged 38, when the Hercules plane he was travelling in was shot down in Iraq.

The main thing she wants from today's long-awaited Chilcot report is "accountability and responsibility".

She says she has a disbelief in the establishment and "instead of transparency and truth being at the forefront, they almost become in the background".

Sister of serviceman killed in Iraq War 'keeping an open mind' about Chilcot report

Chris Mann

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

The long-awaited Chilcot inquiry into the Iraq War will publish its findings this morning. 

It was set up seven years ago to look into the decisions that led to the invasion of Iraq in 2003, and the events that unfolded afterwards. 

The report is 12 volumes long and contains 2.6 million words.

Sir John Chilcot

Sarah O'Connor from Cambridge lost her brother Sgt Bob O'Connor, who was killed when the Hercules plane he was in was shot down 2005.

She told me that her faith in Chilcot had slowly eroded but that she was keeping an "open mind" about today.

Weather: Mostly dry with sunny spells

Kate Kinsella

BBC Look East weather

It will be a mainly dry and sunny morning with light winds. Through the day cloud will develop across most areas, but it will remain dry and bright. 

It will feel warm in the sunshine, especially in urban areas such as Cambridge. 

Maximum temperature: 20C (68F).

Good morning

Alex Pope

BBC Local Live

Good morning and welcome to Local Live Cambridgeshire. 

Between now and 18:00 we'll be bringing you all your news, sport, weather and travel. 

The main stories we'll be looking at this morning include local reaction to the long-awaited Chilcot report on the Iraq War, which is published this morning.

We'll also be covering the story of a woman being stabbed in Cambridge by a man pretending to be a police officer.