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Work due to start on multi-million pound academic centre in Milton Keynes

An artists impression of the new £8.5 million academic centre Credit: Milton Keynes University Hospital

Work's due to start on an £8.5 million academic centre at Milton Keynes University Hospital.

It'll include a simulated operating theatre, video link for live procedures and lecture theatre.

Medical students and staff will seal a time capsule which will be opened on 19th September 2116.

The state-of- the-art building is the result of a partnership between the hospital and the University of Buckingham Medical School, who are funding the project.

The new Academic Centre will provide an outstanding resource for medical education and training for students, doctors, nurses and health professionals throughout the hospital.

Shocking scale of sexual harassment of schoolgirls

A new report has highlighed what it describes as a shocking scale of sexual harassment and violence towards girls in some schools in the Anglia region.

The report suggests incidents are often under reported or not taken seriously.

A new report has highlighed what it describes as a shocking scale of sexual harassment and violence towards girls in some schools in the Anglia region. Credit: ITV News Anglia
  • Almost a third (29%) of 16-18 year old girls say they have experienced unwanted sexual touching at school.
  • Nearly three-quarters (71%) of all 16-18 year old boys and girls say they hear terms such as "slut" or "slag" used towards girls at schools on a regular basis and
  • 59% of girls and young women aged 13-21 said in 2014 that they had faced some form of sexual harassment at school or college in the past year.

Nene Park Academy in Peterborough take a very different approach.

ITV News Anglia has been taking to pupils at the school about their experiences.

Click below to watch a report by Matthew Hudson


Corbyn attends anniversary of Burston school strike

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was among hundreds of people in Norfolk this afternoon, to mark the longest strike in British history.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was among those to gather in the village Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Burston School strike, which began when two progressive teachers at the village school were sacked, is seen as a key moment in the Labour movement and lasted from 1914 to 1939.

Unions now gather in the village annually to mark it's significance.

Some schools in east buck national trend in GCSE results

There's been a fall in A* to C grades at GCSE as thousands of students from across the region pick up their results.

Nationally the pass rate has declined sharply following government reforms which forced many teenagers to re-sit exams in English and maths.

However, some schools in the East have bucked the national trend and recorded some of their best results.

Watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Claire McGlasson.


Record number of students gain university places

Video report by ITV News' Dani Crawshaw

Teenagers across our region have been celebrating, or not, after finding out their A-level results this morning.

Nationally the gap between the top performing boys and girls at A level has narrowed while the number of A stars has dropped.

Meanwhile Childline say they've seen a 20% increase in counselling for teenagers worried about their exams.

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