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Researchers given £1.5 million to help tackle aggressive brain tumours

It'll be overseen by Dr Colin Watts, a consultant neurosurgeon and clinical scientist. Credit: ITV Anglia.

Researchers in Cambridge have been given £1.5 million to find a way to treat aggressive brain tumours.

The team got the grant from The Brain Tumour Charity - they will now research drugs that more effectively target what's known as glioblastoma.

Cells from patients will be harvested and prepared in a University of Cambridge laboratory at Addenbrooke's Hospital.

These will be passed to the VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam to identify the most effective cancer-busting drug-combinations.

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M1 northbound reopens after more than eight hours

Parts of the M1 have been deserted all day Credit: ITV Anglia

The M1 northbound has finally reopened after more than eight hours.

It was closed while police and emergency services investigated a suspicious object under a bridge at Newport Pagnell.

The object was discovered not to contain explosives.

Thousands of drivers were stationary in queues for hours. The southbound carriageway is still closed.

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