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  1. Updates for Friday, 22 December 2017

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A1123 Cambridgeshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A1123 Cambridgeshire both ways severe accident, at the level crossing.

    A1123 Cambridgeshire - A1123 Newmarket Road in Stretham closed and queuing traffic in both directions at the level crossing, because of an accident.

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

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    Severe accident: A1307 Cambridgeshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A1307 Cambridgeshire both ways severe accident, between Horseheath Road and Linton Road.

    A1307 Cambridgeshire - A1307 in Linton closed and heavy traffic in both directions between the Horseheath Road junction and the Linton Road junction, because of an accident and an oil spillage.

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

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    Severe accident: A1123 Cambridgeshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A1123 Cambridgeshire both ways severe accident, between B1090 Sawtry Way and Hill Rise.

    A1123 Cambridgeshire - A1123 Houghton Hill Road in St Ives closed and slow traffic in both directions between the B1090 Sawtry Way junction and the Hill Rise junction, because of an accident involving two vehicles.

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

  4. Video content

    Video caption: Primary school uses Minecraft to teach Bronze Age history

    Primary school pupils are playing a popular computer game in the classroom to learn about the Bronze Age.

  5. Waste treatment plant would have taller chimney than Ely Cathedral

    waste treatment works plan

    Environmental services firm Amey has submitted plans for a waste treatment plant that, when finished, could end up taller than Ely Cathedral.

    The plant at Waterbeach would cost £200m and its chimney stack would be 80m (262ft) - 14m higher than Ely Cathedral.

    Chris Smiles, from Amey, said the company wanted the plant to have the "least impact on the surrounding area" but admitted the stack height was "significant".

    Plans will now be fully reviewed by the county council, and a decision made next year.

  6. 'Step up' campaign launched to prevent sexual assaults

    Orla Moore

    BBC Local Live

    A campaign has been launched by Cambridgeshire Police to reduce sexual assaults in bars and clubs.

    The 'Step up' initiative is encouraging people to intervene if they see a situation where they see inappropriate behaviour that could lead to a sexual assault.

    A recent poll from the force revealed that seven in 10 people would be prepared to intervene.

    The campaign follows initiatives like "Ask for Angela", aimed at putting preventative measures in place to stop people becoming victims of sexual assault.

    Step Up campaign

    Det Insp Kate Anderson, who leads the force's Rape Investigation Team, said: "This campaign is about empowering bystanders to 'step in' if they are concerned for someone's welfare.

    "Everyone has the right to go out and enjoy themselves without fear that they will be subjected to sexual violence, assaults and sexualised comments."

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    Severe accident: M11 Essex southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M11 Essex southbound severe accident, between J9 for A11 Saffron Walden and J8 for A120 affecting J10 for A505.

    M11 Essex - One lane closed, queuing traffic and delays on M11 southbound between J9 A11 Saffron Walden and J8, A120 (Bishop Stortford), because of a multi-vehicle accident. Travel time is around 45 minutes. Congestion to J10, A505 (Duxford).

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

  8. Ice rink work delayed after WW2 grenades found

    Cambridge News

    Work on a new ice rink in Cambridge has been delayed after 40 unexploded grenades dating from World War Two were found and detonated.

  9. Council makes U-turn over Rhubarb Bridge plans

    Peterborough Telegraph

    Rhubarb Bridge, Peterborough

    The city council has guaranteed that Peterborough's ailing Rhubarb Bridge - at junction 17 of the A47/A15 - will be repaired and eventually replaced - despite the £30m price tag.

  10. Pedestrian killed at Haddon services named

    Police have named a pedestrian who died in a collision involving a lorry near Peterborough earlier this month.

    Daniel Guillaume, 54, from France, sadly died on the A605 by the A1 Haddon Services on 12 December.

    Police have renewed an appeal for witnesses.

    A605 at Haddon Services
  11. Driver seriously hurt in roundabout crash

    Orla Moore

    BBC Local Live

    A motorist has been seriously injured after his Jaguar car "went airborne over the roundabout" in Peterborough last night.

    It happened on the A15 Lincoln Road at Dukesmead, just before midnight.

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    A spokesperson for Cambridgeshire Police said: "The driver of the vehicle, a man, had to be released from the vehicle by the fire service. He was taken to hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries."