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Warning of possible road closures after fire burns for 12 days

A fire in Cambridgeshire that's been burning for 12 days could force road closures. Credit: Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service

There are warnings of potential road closures on the A505 in Cambridgeshire near a fire in a recycling centre that's been burning for 12 days.

The blaze at the Bridge Foot Quarry at Flint Cross between Duxford and Royston started on 13 November and could burn for another 10 days.

The road was closed in the early hours of Tuesday morning as a mixture of smoke and fog obscured the carriageway.

The Fire Service says it's possible further that short notice closures may be needed in the future.

A considerable quantity of the material has now burnt, however, the fog and rain have considerably slowed down the burning process. We therefore anticipate the fire will continue to burn in a similar way to how it has been for the next seven to 10 days. We then predict the fire will progressively subside over a period of time.

– Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service

Libyan soldiers seek asylum

It's emerged a "handful" of Libyan soldiers who were being trained at the Bassingbourn army base in Cambridgeshire have claimed asylum to remain in the UK.

More than 300 troops were sent home after five cadets were charged in connection with a string of sex attacks in Cambridge last month. The Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has now confirmed that some of the soldiers have refused to return to Libya, despite the Prime Minister insisting that none should be granted asylum.

Watch below to see Michael Fallon make his announcement in the Commons

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Peterborough United swoop for non-league star Beautyman

Harry Beautyman has been in fine form for Welling United. Credit: Keith Gillard

Peterborough United have signed highly-rated Welling United midfielder Harry Beautyman on loan until January, with a view to a permanent deal in the new year.

The 22-year-old has been in fine form for the Conference side this season, scoring 11 goals in 21 games.

He joins a host of players at London Road who have made the jump from non-league football, including Marcus Maddison and Aaron McLean.

Beautyman has rebuilt his career after being released by Leyton Orient, and could make his Posh debut in Friday's game against League One leaders Bristol City.

NHS workers say they're worse off than in 2010

Health workers from across our region have been taking part in a four hour strike as part of an ongoing dispute with the Government over pay.

Many NHS staff including ambulance crews and midwive at the top of their pay bands, say they haven't had a pay rise in five years and are now far worse off in real terms than they were in 2010.

Staff on strike outside Addenbrookes Hospital Credit: ITV News Anglia

In a statement though the Department of Health told us no-one would see their pay frozen.

"The 55% of NHS staff not receiving a 1% increase will get an incremental increase - the average incremental increase is 3% and the highest is 6%. The remaining 45% of staff will get a 1% increase this year and a 2% increase next year."

– Department of Health
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