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31,700 government-funded trees planted ​in Huntingdonshire in eight years

​There have been 31,700 government-funded trees planted in Huntingdonshire between 2010 and 2018, Forestry Commission data shows.

​This works out at 179 trees per 1,000 people.

​Between 2010 and 2018 the government funded about 15 million trees in England. Figures for trees planted with private funds or by local councils are not included and the data only covers new trees, not replacements for any that were cut down.

Overall tree planting rates across the UK would need to more than double to combat rising temperatures and climate change, according to official figures.

Last year 13,400 hectares of new trees were planted across the UK, most of them in Scotland, but the Committee on Climate Change says this should rise to at least 30,000 hectares a year.

Campaign group The Woodland Trust said more trees were needed to provide summer shade, reduce air pollution, improve water quality and manage flooding.

The government said it had made it "much easier" to apply for planting grants.

Find out about tree planting across the UK here.

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

Facebook Live: Punting in Cambridge

Struggling to keep cool on this scorcher of a day? Take five minutes to appreciate the serenity of the River Cam from a mode of transport that's quintessentially Cambridge - the punt.

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UK heatwave: Rail companies urge passengers not to travel

With temperatures predicted to soar to an unprecedented high of 39C (102F) today, many train companies in the eastern region are urging people not to travel unless absolutely necessary.

Network Rail has announced that speed restrictions will be in place for most of the day because of fears that rail tracks could buckle.

Thameslink, Great Northern and Southern have said there will be delays and cancellations to services across the whole network.

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East Midlands trains are not calling at Bedford and Southern trains to Milton Keynes are not running.

Greater Anglia has advised people against travelling unless its urgent.

John Halsall, from Network Rail, said: "I've been working on the railway for 10 years - I've never encountered temperatures like this or put in the level of blanket speeds that we're talking about.

"We're not making this decision easily but it is essential in terms of passenger safety."

Severe disruption: A14 Cambridgeshire eastbound

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A14 Cambridgeshire eastbound severe disruption, from J23 A141 to J24 A1198.

A14 Cambridgeshire - One lane blocked and it's slow on A14 eastbound from J23, A141 (Spittals Interchange) to J24, A1198 (Godmanchester), because of a break down.

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

Severe disruption: A14 Cambridgeshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

A14 Cambridgeshire eastbound severe disruption, from J23 A141 to J24 A1198.

A14 Cambridgeshire - One lane closed on A14 eastbound from J23, A141 (Spittals Interchange) to J24, A1198 (Godmanchester), because of a break down.

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

Severe disruption: A14 Cambridgeshire westbound

BBC News Travel

A14 Cambridgeshire westbound severe disruption, from A14 J23 to B1043.

A14 Cambridgeshire - A14 Alconbury Spur closed, long delays and queues for eight miles westbound from Spittals Interchange to The Stukeleys, because of a lorry on fire. Congestion to J27 (Fenstanton). Diversion in operation - traffic to continue along the main A14 route to A1 (BRampton Hut) then northbound up the A1 to join the A1(M).

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