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Prostate cancer is five different diseases

Cancer Research identify five types of prostate cancer

Scientists from Cambridge have identified five distinct types of prostate cancer which they say will help in the fight against the disease.

The researchers from the Cancer Research UK institute in Cambridge say the findings could have important implications for how doctors treat the cancer in the future by identifying tumours that are more likely to grow and spread aggressively through the body.

The researchers, from the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute and Addenbrooke's Hospital, studied samples of healthy and cancerous prostate tissue from more than 250 men.

Study author Dr Alastair Lamb, from the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, said:

Our exciting results show that prostate cancer can be classified into five genetically-different types. These findings could help doctors decide on the best course of treatment for each individual patient, based on the characteristics of their tumour.

– Dr Alastair Lamb

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Village near Milton Keynes without phones and internet for a week

Some homes in Woburn Sands near MIlton Keynes have been with phones and internet for a week. Credit: ITV News Anglia

People living in Woburn Sands near Milton Keynes say they've been left without their landline phones for a week because of a faulty underground cable.

On certain streets internet access has gone too and, for some, it's proving more than a little inconvenient.

Tony Armstrong's garden is currently his office. His home phone is out of action, and he only gets mobile reception on the lawn. He's worried the situation's losing business for his private car hire company.

BT say they've had reports of problems at about 100 properties, including on Chapel St and The Leys, but that more roads may be affected.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Olivia Paterson

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Woman taken to hospital after attack by herd of cows

A woman was taken to hospital after attack by herd of cows. Credit: Rainer Jensen/DPA/Press Association Images

A woman has been taken to hospital after she was attacked by a herd of cows in a field at Clapham near Bedford.

The East of England Ambulance Service was called to Green Lane in Clapham at 11.28am on Wednesday 29 July.

"The patient, a woman in her 60s, was taken to Bedford Hospital by land ambulance with head and neck injuries, which are not believed to be life threatening."

– East of England Ambulance Service

White coats return for doctors so patients can spot them

Northampton Hospital now has doctors in white coats so patients can can spot them. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Two out of three patients at one of the region's major hospitals say they've no idea whether or not they've seen a doctor during their visit.

It's prompted managers at Northampton General to have a rethink and turn back the clock to the days when doctors wore white coats.

They've been updated to allay fears about hospital infection rates and are being introduced alongside a new policy where staff introduce themselves to patients.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Wesley Smith

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Day of transport misery as Northamptonshire town named as best value for commuting

Traffic jams and rail delay across the region. Credit: ITV News Anglia

It's been a day of misery for commuters using road and rail links across the region after a series of incidents caused huge delays for thousands of people.

On the roads, some of the worst congestion was seen on the M1 after a crash at Milton Keynes. Problems too on the A14 near Cambridge, which also led to congestion on the M11.

Meanwhile trains stopped running between Milton Keynes and London after a person was hit by a train. And services from Cambridge and Bishop's Stortford to London were affected by problems to overhead lines.

It came on the day that a new survey named Wellingborough as the town which offers the best deal to commuters when comparing factors such as house prices and the cost and time of travelling to London.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Olivia Paterson

Watch the moment a little girl comes face to face with royalty - almost

A young girl hides behind her mother after she handed a bouquet of flowers to the Duchess of Cornwall Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

As the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall arrived at the Sandringham Flower Show this morning, well-wishers lined up to greet them.

One little girl was waiting, bouquet in hand, ready to hand it to the royals.

But five year old Pleasance Allen was a little overwhelmed by the Duchess of Cornwall - after handing the bouquet to Camilla she hid behind her mother.

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Last bastion of traditional high street struggles against influx of chain stores

Mill Road in Cambridge trying to maintain its independent shops against an influx of chains. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Mill Road in Cambridge is one of the last bastions of independence in the High Street.

It has an eclectic mix of retailers, proudly trying to keep the big players at bay.

But there's concern an influx of chains and multinationals could spoil the character of this bohemian borough.

There are more than 20,000 independent shops in the East of England. Credit: ITV News Anglia

There are currently 20,375 independent stores across the Eastern region. In the last 12 months 2,133 have opened while 2,241 have closed.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Matthew Hudson

Norwich tourist who escaped Tunisian massacre launches appeal for holiday industry

A Norwich man who was on holiday in Tunisia when a gunman ran amok killing 38 people has launched an appeal to help the tourist industry there.

Nathan Priestley has started an appeal to help the Tunisian tourism industry. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Among those who died was Philip Heathcote from Felixstowe in Suffolk and Stuart Cullen, who lived in Lowestoft. With tour operators taking holidaymakers there from all over the region, hundreds from the east flew back in the days that followed.

Nathan Priestley was one of those but he initially gave up his flight to allow others to come home first. The extra time he spent there gave him an insight into just how tough it was going to be for the Tunisian Hotel workers who rely on the tourism trade.

Click below to watch an interview with Nathan Priestley in the ITV News Anglia studio

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Thousands joins Royals at Sandringham Flower Show

The Duchess of Cornwall sniffs roses as she and the Prince of Wales toured the annual Sandringham Flower Show in Norfolk. Credit: Richard Pohle/The Times/PA Wire

More showers across the Anglia region in what seems to be turning into a bit of a soggy summer but that is good news for the garden.

Thousands of gardening enthusiasts from across the country have been descending on the Queen's Norfolk estate for some top tips at the Sandringham Flower Show

Prince Charles and The Duchess of Cornwall also turned out for what's become an annual occasion in the diary of the royals.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Liz Summers

Man jailed for 18 years for string of child sex offences

Clint Gilbert Credit: Bedfordshire Police

A man has been jailed for 18 years for a string of child sex offences.

Clint Gilbert, who is 21 and from Bedford, groomed families in order to gain unsupervised access to their children.

Gilbert sexually assaulted young children and shared images of his victims across the internet for two years.

Links to Gilbert were made when files he shared on the internet were discovered as part of another investigation.

Gilbert pleaded guilty to 14 charges last month, including nine sexual assaults on five young children in the town and a further five charges relating to possessing and distributing indecent images.

This significant sentence shows the gravity of offences committed by Gilbert. The trauma he inflicted on his victims and their families is despicable and we are pleased that he has received such a long stretch behind bars.

Nothing can ever undo the harm he has caused however we hope this gives the families some closure."

– Detective Constable Tanya Shotbolt

Gilbert is due to be put on the Sex Offenders’ Register.

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