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Hard-hitting play to raise awareness of child sex exploitation

'Alter Ego' production company are behind the drama. Credit: Chelsea's Choice.

A play is to be performed across Cambridge next month to raise awareness about the sexual exploitation of children.

Chelsea's Choice, which is supported by Cambridge City Council, is being staged at community centres over the next few weeks, and is free to over 13s in the hope of letting them know how to protect themselves.


Cambridge University failing in attempts to achieve equality

Only one in ten students at Cambridge come from poorer backgrounds. Credit: ITV Anglia.

The proportion of poorer students going to Cambridge University has fallen in the past decade despite attempts to boost numbers.

New figures show that of the country's top 24 universities Cambridge was one of the worst when it came to admitting disadvantaged teenagers.

Only one in ten students there come from poorer backgrounds.

The findings come weeks after Prime Minister David Cameron warned educational institutions they need to do more to tackle social inequality.

Learning in school 'harder' for those with autism

The study was undertaken by Anglia Ruskin University. Credit: ITV Anglia.

Children with autism find it harder to learn at school because they are more affected by 'sensory discomfort' than their classmates.

According to a study by Anglia Ruskin University, 88% of autistic students are affected by issues like an inability to concentrate due to noise or anxiety caused by walking along corridors full of people pushing into each other.

Drive to arrive; reminding youngsters of the dangers of driving

A crash reconstruction scene like the one at the event today. Credit: ITV Anglia.

Emergency services in Peterborough will be giving young drivers a reminder of the dangers of being behind the wheel by staging a crash reconstruction.

The 'Drive to Arrive' day at Peterborough regional college is an interactive way of teaching young people about safer driving and how to deal with peer pressure.

Young male drivers are more at risk on the road and have a tendency to drive too quickly and overestimate their driving ability.

Volunteers to read to primary school children

The borough council is joining up with literacy charities to deliver the initiative. Credit: PA.

People in Luton are being asked to volunteer to help read to local primary school children.

The borough council is joining up with literacy charities to train people up and is looking for people to visit schools for two 90-minute sessions a week.


Teenagers arrested over school minibus graffiti

Two teenagers have been arrested after a school minibus was sprayed with graffiti in Norfolk.

The vehicle was at Stalham High School when the damage was done some time between 4pm on Saturday January 30 and 10am on Sunday January 31 2016.

Two boys - aged 16 and 17 years old, from the Potter Heigham and Happisburgh areas - have been interviewed in connection with the incident and have since been reported for the offence to be dealt with in due course.

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