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Two people die in A16 crash

The A16 crash left two people dead Credit: ITV Anglia

Two people, a woman in her 70’s and a man, have died in a crash on the A16 between Crowland and Cowbit near Peterborough.

The collision between a silver Peugeot 206 and a HGV happened just after 4.30am on February 13th. Police say family members are being informed.

Police say the road's likely to be closed for much of the morning.

Any witnesses should call 101 quoting incident 30.

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Feel the Force: giant piece of movie action in inventor's back garden

Colin's AT AT dominates the landscape Credit: ITV Anglia

The new Star Wars film 'Rogue One' is released on Thursday - and one keen inventor has brought a bit of the movie action to a back garden in Stamford. In fact it's not so little - Youtube star Colin Furze has built a giant model of the four legged Imperial attack vehicle known as an 'AT AT'. And our reporter Stuart Leithes has been to see it.

Colin's inventions are an impressive size Credit: ITV Anglia

Teenager Murderers' sentencing "unduly lenient"

Tributes left outside a house in Spalding, Lincolnshire. Credit: PA

The 20-year minimum terms handed to a teenage couple for the brutal "executions" of a mother and her daughter have been referred to the Attorney General for being "unduly lenient".

Believed to be Britain's youngest double-murderers, the boy and girl - both 14 at the time of the murders - had sex, shared a bath and watched four Twilight vampire films as they "revelled" after the stabbing of dinner lady Elizabeth Edwards, 49, and 13-year-old Katie Edwards.

Now both 15, the couple were handed life sentences by Mr Justice Haddon-Cave, who said the pair had a "toxic" relationship and acted in a "grotesque" way.

"Had you been adults you may have been facing the whole of your lives in prison for this double murder."

– Mr Justice Haddon-Cave

The case was referred to the Attorney General under the unduly lenient sentence scheme and law officers have 28 days to decide if any action should be taken.

A statement from the Attorney General's office said: "The threshold to refer cases to the Court of Appeal is very high."

A sentence can only be regarded as unduly lenient if there has been a gross error and it is significantly below the level that any judge could have reasonably imposed after considering the facts of the case."

– Attorney General's office

Two fifteen-year-olds given life for Spalding double murder

Video report by ITV's Peter Bearne.

49-year-old Elizabeth Edwards and her 13-year-old daughter Katie Edwards.

Two 15-year-olds have been given life sentences, both with minimum terms of 20 years, for the murders of a school dinner lady and her daughter in Spalding, Lincolnshire.

The boyfriend and girlfriend, who cannot be named for legal reasons, were both 14 when they murdered Elizabeth Edwards and her daughter Katie, 13.

The boy stabbed them both in their beds while they slept at their home in in April. He pleaded guilty to the murders ahead of a trial last month.

The girl, who had admitted manslaughter, was also found guilty of murder, after the court was told she was the "driving force" behind the killings, because she held a grudge against the victims.

The judge said the case had "defining and particularly chilling" features, including the young age of the defendants and that the offence was carefully planned.

As both teenagers remained composed in the dock, flanked by security guards, the judge condemned their conduct after the killings as "grotesque."

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Inquest opens into the deaths of Spalding mother and daughter

Charlotte and Claire Hart were killed in July.

The inquests into the deaths of a mother and daughter shot dead in Lincolnshire are taking place this morning.

50-year-old Claire Hart and her 19-year-old daughter Charlotte were killed near the Castle Sports Complex in Spalding on 19 July.

Lance Hart is believed to have shot the pair before turning the shotgun on himself.

Lance Hart

Teenagers admit to killing Spalding mother and daughter

49-year-old Elizabeth Edwards and her 13-year-old daughter Katie.

Two 15-year-olds have pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of a mother and daughter from Spalding.

The boy and girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, are accused of killing 49-year-old dinner lady Elizabeth Edwards and her 13-year-old daughter Katie at a property in Dawson Avenue in April.

Tributes were paid to the mother and daughter Credit: PA

Relatives of the victims paid tribute on social media sites - with a teenage friend of Katie describing her as being "like a sister" and Ms Edwards as a second mother.

The two teenagers pleased guilty to manslaughter at Nottingham Crown Court this morning, but denied murder.

The trial is due to begin on October 5.

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