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Watch: Cambridge Ebola survivor shares an embrace with the doctor who helped to save her life

A military medic from Cambridge who has overcome Ebola has been thanking the doctors who saved her life.

Anna Cross was treated at London's Royal Free Hospital, and she shared an embrace with Dr Michael Jacobs at a press conference today.

The 25-year-old contracted Ebola while volunteering in Sierra Leone.

Cpl Cross is the first person in the world to be treated with the experimental drug MIL 77.

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"Thanks to them, I'm alive. A huge thank you from me and my family."

– Anna Cross, Ebola survivor


Organiser: "Having the Rugby World Cup tour here will be fantastic for the growth of the sport"

The Webb Ellis Trophy will be touring the region in August. Credit: Rugby World Cup 2015

The organiser of the Eastern Leg of the Rugby World Cup Trophy tour says the event will be fantastic for the growth of the sport in the region.

Andrew Sarek is an RFU council member based in Essex.

The Webb Ellis trophy will be displayed at several venues when the tour reaches the Eastern Counties in August, including Colchester Rugby Club.

Andrew Sarek. Credit: ITV News Anglia

"Rugby is a growing sport, it's got a great ethos, and it attracts an awful lot of people.

To actually have the World Cup here in the region will really help to make people feel part of it. It will be fantastic."

– Andrew Sarek, Regional World Cup tour organiser


Post mortem results reveal that Cambridge death wasn't suspicious

The body was found at a property in Keynes Road. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Post mortem results have confirmed that the death of woman in Cambridge earlier this week wasn't suspicious.

The woman's body was found at a house in Keynes Road on Wednesday, and police had searched the drains around the property as a precaution.

However, officers say that they will now no longer be investigating the incident and have passed the case on to the coroner.

Addenbrooke's "pleased and relieved" as former nurse is declared free of Ebola

Anna Cross used to work at Addenbrooke's. Credit: PA

A former Addenbrooke's nurse, who contracted Ebola while in Sierra Leone, has become the first person in the world to be treated with an experimental drug.

Anna Cross was successfully treated with the experimental Ebola drug MIL 77 at the Royal Free Hospital in London.

The 25-year-old worked at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge before going on to join the Army Reserves.

She then volunteered to help with the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone, where she was taken ill.

Anna Cross from Cambridge. Credit: ITV News

Addenbrooke's say that they're "relieved" that she is now OK.

“We are very proud of the contribution that Anna has made in West Africa.

We are pleased and relieved that she has been successfully treated for Ebola by our NHS colleagues at the Royal Free and we are grateful to them.

There is always a place for Anna if she decides she wishes to return to work at Addenbrooke’s. We’d love to have her back on the wards.”

– CUH spokesman

Cambridge military medic Anna Cross declared free of Ebola

Anna Cross from Cambridge. Credit: ITV News

A military medic from Cambridge who tested positive for Ebola has been declared free of the virus.

25-year-old from Corporal Anna Cross is the first person in the world to be treated with the experimental drug Ebola drug MIL 77.

She contracted the virus in while volunteering in Sierra Leone, and was treated at the Royal Free Hospital in London.

Former Bedfordshire care home owner told to pay £250,000 after resident is dropped on her head

The Meppershall Care Home in Bedfordshire. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A former Bedfordshire care home owner has been told to pay £250,000 after a 100-year-old resident who was dropped on her head from a hoist by staff, died from her injuries.

May Lavinia Ward had lived at Meppershall Care Home for 6 years when the accident happened in August 2010.

She suffered a fractured skull in the fall but staff but her to bed and waited at least 40 minutes before calling an ambulance.

Mohammed Zarook was a Director at GA Projects which owned the home.

He was fined £150,000 plus £100,000 costs.

GA Projects was fined £50,000 plus £36,000 costs.

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