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  1. Updates for Monday, 21 December 2015

Live Reporting

By Mark Williamson

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Mark Williamson

    BBC Local Live

    That's all from the Cambridgeshire Live team for today. We'll be be back on Tuesday from 08:00 with the latest news, sport, travel and weather in the county.

    You can send us your stories and pictures at any time via emailFacebook or Twitter.

    Have a good evening.

  2. Weather: Tonight will be clear at first with rain arriving later

    Dan Holley

    BBC Look East weather

    The cloud and rain will clear most parts during the evening, however further rain will return after midnight.

    Minimum temperature: 6C (43F).   

    For a more detailed forecast for where you live, head to BBC Weather.  

  3. Headlines: Crash involving lorry and car on A14 near Bar Hill... Joseph Valente describes 'pride' at winning The Apprentice

    Kerry Devine

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    Here are the top stories in Cambridgeshire this evening:

    • Crash involving a lorry and a car on the A14 westbound near Bar Hill
    • Government minister Matthew Hancock calls for more trains between Cambridge and Ipswich
    • You're hired - Peterborough's Joseph Valente describes his "pride" at winning BBC's The Apprentice
  4. Minister call for more trains between Cambridge and Ipswich

    Mousumi Bakshi

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    Conservative minister Matthew Hancock says there must be a commitment for more trains on the Ipswich-Cambridge line as part of the bidding process to run services across the region.  

    Matthew Hancock

    Three companies are bidding to win the government contract, which would start in October 2016.

    Matthew Hancock, Conservative MP for West Suffolk, said: "The fact there are more passengers and more expected is going to be reflected in how much more money the train companies can make from these routes - so we need to squeeze as much as possible out of that in terms of commitment."

  5. Travel: Two lanes closed on A14 westbound following crash

    BBC Travel

    Two lanes are closed on the A14 westbound between junction 31, Girton, and junction 30, Oakington Road, following a crash involving a lorry and a car.

  6. Video: Apprentice winner Joseph Valente on hearing the words 'you're hired'

    Mark Williamson

    BBC Local Live

    The Apprentice winner Joseph Valente, from Peterborough, has been talking about how "proud" he is to be chosen by Lord Sugar

  7. Apprentice winner will use investment to expand Peterborough business across UK

    Mark Williamson

    BBC Local Live

    The winner of The Apprentice says Lord Sugar won't be involved in the day-to-day running of his Peterborough-based business.

    Joseph Volente

    Joseph Valente, 25, won £250,000 for his business, Impra-Gas, which specialises in installing gas appliances.

    He asked for the investment to expand the business across the UK and to include the use of smart technology.

  8. Travel: Five vehicle crash on M11 southbound near Duxford

    BBC Travel

    There has been a five vehicle crash on the M11 southbound near junction 10 for Duxford, according to police.

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  9. Firefighters investigate cause of Cambridge house fire

    Mark Williamson

    BBC Local Live

    Fire officers are investigating the cause of a house fire in Cambridge last night.

    Fire in Chesterton

    Three crews were called to the blaze in Kendal Way, Chesterton at 01:30. No-one was hurt.

  10. Peterborough's Joseph Valente was the right winner of The Apprentice, according to rival

    Peterborough Telegraph

    Apprentice runner-up Vana Koutsomitis thinks that Peterborough's Joseph Valente was a "better choice" to win the show.

  11. Football: Cambridge manager praises fightback against Mansfield

    Peter Swan

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire sport

    Cambridge boss Shaun Derry told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire he was "delighted" with the team's performance after they fought back to secure a draw against Mansfield.

    Cambridge United ground

    Ryan Donaldson guaranteed a point for Cambridge United after they had fallen behind with a deflected shot from the edge of the box.  

  12. Joseph Valente - 'The moustache served its purpose'

    Mark Williamson

    BBC Local Live

    "The moustache served its purpose," says The Apprentice winner Joseph Valente, who became known for his pencil-thin facial hair on the show.

    Joseph Valente

    The 25-year-old from Peterborough told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire the moustache helped give him a "persona" and that shaving it off halfway though the series showed he was willing to "adapt and improve". 

  13. Your pictures: Barbecue in December

    Mark Williamson

    BBC Local Live

    Barbecues in December might be common in Australia, but they aren't what you'd expect in Cambridgeshire just before Christmas. 

    Barbecue in December

    Jackie Bashford has made the most of the unseasonably warm weather cooking sausages outside in the town of March.

    You can send us your pictures at any time via emailFacebook or Twitter.

  14. Weather: Sunshine and scattered showers

    BBC Weather

    Cambridgeshire is enjoying a dry and bright start as this picture, from Horningsea, by BBC weather watcher 'Peter's place' shows - but rain is on the way.

    Blue sky over Horningsea

    Maximum temperature: 13C (55F).

    For a more detailed forecast for where you live, head to BBC Weather.

  15. Thousands of godwits flock to fens from Iceland

    Mark Williamson

    BBC Local Live

    Aerial displays by thousands of black-tailed godwits can be seen in the sky over the Ouse Washes, as they arrive from Iceland. 

    Flock of Gotwits

    The birds migrate annually to winter at the WIdfowl and Wetland Trust at Welney.

    Dr Jennifer Gill, from the University of East Anglia, says: "Sightings of individual godwits that we have marked over the last 20 years have contributed hugely to our understanding of how migratory birds select sites."

  16. Apprentice winner says school 'wasn't for him'

    Mark Williamson

    BBC Local Live

    The Apprentice 2015 winner Joseph Valente says his victory shows "you don't need a university education" to succeed.

    Joseph Valente

    The 25-year-old was expelled from school before getting a plumbing job aged 15. He started his own business three years ago.  

    He told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire school "wasn't for him", but admitted that being expelled "hadn't made his business life easier".

  17. Volunteers 'gutted' after village Christmas tree vandalised

    Sam Edwards

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    Volunteers in Warboys have been left "gutted" after the village Christmas tree they put up was vandalised.

    Boken Christmas tree in Warboys

    Chris Chatfield from the Warboys Christmas Lights Group, told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire that someone had snapped the top off the 28ft (8.5m) tree and ripped down decorations.

    He described the actions as "despicable".

  18. Headlines: Increase in illegal car 'drifting' in county... Peterborough plumber wins The Apprentice

    Sam Edwards

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    Here are the top stories in Cambridgeshire so far this morning:

    • Illegal "drifting", where drivers show off high-performance cars, is on the increase in Cambridgeshire, say police
    • Volunteers "gutted" after vandals break village Christmas tree 
    • You're hired - Peterborough plumber wins BBC's The Apprentice
  19. Prickwillow's 'ultimate bling' festive phone box

    Katy Prickett

    BBC News

    A Cambridgeshire village's telephone box has been turned into a giant toffee in an "ultimate bling" makeover for Christmas.

    Phone box covered in giant sweet wrapper

    This is the fifth year that artists from Ouse Life Drawing Group have decorated the box in Prickwillow in Cambridgeshire.

    Artist Cary Outis says: "I just really love those Quality Street toffees so I couldn't resist it - and who doesn't love eating too much sweet stuff at Christmas?"