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No woman, no hi-tech: Exhibition on women's role in computing

A major new exhibition has opened in Cambridge - highlighting the often untold story of women in computing and technology.

Called Where Did All the Women Go? the exhibition at the Museum of Computing History in Cambridge runs until the end of the month.

As well as highlighting hidden figures there's also a major events programme. It's hoped it might encourage girls to consider a career in computing.

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Teacher has fractured skull re-built with 3D printer

Francesca Burr fractured her skull in five places but had it re-build by 3D printer.

There were fears that a primary school teacher from Essex who fell downstairs and fractured her skull in five places would not survive.

The horrific fall left Francesca Burr, from Halstead, with part of her head missing.

But surgeons at Addenbooke's Hospital in Cambridge managed to rebuild her skull using a 3D printer.

It has been a long and painful road to recovery but Francesca says the surgeons' incredible work has given her back her life.

  • Click to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Serena Sandhu

Boost for region after multi-million life science investment announced

Experts in Cambridge say this region could get a boost worth billions of pounds thanks to the government's latest life sciences strategy.

Ministers today announced plans to turn the UK into a world leader in bio-medical research.

And with this region already seeing huge investment in pioneering centres - including the proposed Public Health Laboratory in Harlow in Essex -scientists here believe they are ready to take advantage of the opportunities.

Sentinel satellite heads to Russia for rocket launch

The Sentinel 5P satellite Credit: Airbus Defence and Space

A Stevenage built satellite is heading to Russia for launch. The Sentinel 5P Satellite was designed and made at Airbus in the town.

Europe’s pollution monitoring satellite Sentinel-5 Precursor is heading to the launch site at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome.

The probe is part of the global monitoring programme “Copernicus”, a joint European Commission–ESA undertaking which aims to acquire continuous and accurate Earth observation data and provide services to improve the management of the environment, understand and mitigate the effects of climate change.

"This mission will give Europe new way to measure global pollution levels in much greater detail.”

– Colin Paynter, Managing Director of Airbus Defence and Space in the UK

More on the Copernicus project.

Dashcam detectives looking out for dangerous drivers

It's hoped dashcam footage can be used to prosecute more careless drivers.

A driving instructor from Peterborough has launched a campaign to install dashcams into as many learner cars as possible to improve the driving standards of other motorists.

The 'Dash Cam scheme' was set up to highlight incidents of careless and dangerous driving on the roads and to help prevent serious crashes.

They are hoping it will encourage police to find and prosecute bad drivers.

  • Click to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Liz Summers
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