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Cambridge campaigners vow to protect city's international reputation after Brexit

Video report from ITV Anglia's Matthew Hudson.

A new group has come together in Cambridge to press for the city's place in high tech research and development to be maintained after Britain withdraws from the EU.

The Cambridge Declaration includes leaders from politics, business and academia - many of whom were prominent Remain campaigners. They're particularly concerned that the skilled foreign workers the city relies on should still be made welcome.

It comes as the Northamptonshire MP Andrea Leadsom, who's in the race to become the next Prime Minister, says Brexit should be seen as an opportunity for businesses.

Images revealed of new Chelmsford leisure centre

The artist impression from company Pick Everard Credit: Chelmsford City Council

Images of Chelmsford's new leisure centre have been released. The complex which will be built on the existing Riverside Ice & leisure Centre site will have a ten lane pool, two teaching pools and pool with flumes.

There'll also be a gym and fitness studios.

The work will start in summer 2017 and is expected to be finished by the end of 2018.

The current leisure centre will stay open through the build.

How the new leisure centre in Chelmsford will look Credit: Chelmsford City Council

"The new Leisure Centre will be designed to provide access to the widest possible cross-section of the community under the principle 'The Best Leisure Offer for the Most People', providing an affordable family-friendly attraction suitable for all. Later this year we will be able to see the designs coming together and I hope at this point people will be inspired at the thought of having this fantastic facility in our city centre."

– Councillor Julia Jeapes, Chelmsford City Council


Luton South MP gives his reaction to 'disappointing'

MP gives his reaction to Ukip leader's reported concession

Harwich and North Essex MP Bernard Jenkin has given his reaction to the reports that Ukip leader Nigel Farage had conceded that Remain may have edged the EU Referendum. Mr Jenkin, who campaigned for Leave, tweeted this rather bemused response...


Turnout 76.4% in Kettering

Northamptonshire Brexit MP backs David Cameron to stay on as PM

South Northamptonshire MP Andrea Leadsom has backed David Cameron to stay on a Prime Minister whatever the result of the referendum.

The Energy Minister was one of the prominent Leave campaigners standing alongside Boris Johnson in two of the main TV debates.

She told ITV News Mr Cameron did "an amazing thing by giving us this referendum" although she admitted he might possibly have regretted that decision.

Prominent pro-Brexit Tories including Boris Johnson and Michael Gove have signed a letter backing David Cameron remaining as Prime Minister after the referendum.

The letter - which was signed by 84 MPs - said: "We believe whatever the British people decide you have both a mandate and a duty to continue leading the nation implementing our policies."

The effort to show a united front comes at the end of a sometimes brutal campaign that saw deep Tory divisions over Europe lead to highly-personalised "blue-on-blue" attacks.

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