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Peanut allergy research has life-changing results

Researchers have hailed a scientific breakthrough that could help cure one of our deadliest allergies

Experts in Cambridge have discovered they may be able to cure children who suffer from a potentially-lethal peanut allergy by feeding them the very things which could kill them.

Medical trials at Addenbrooke's Hospital have focused on building up a patient's resistance to peanuts, and as Matthew Hudson reports, the results can be life-changing


Cambridge University releases unseen footage of wartime city

Rare footage has been released for the first time of life at a Cambridge University college during the early years of the second world war.

The film was shot by student Philip Malcolm Shaw and shows undergraduates punting, dancing and generally managing to enjoy themselves despite the anxieties of the time.

But as the students make the most of city life, the film - found in the St John's College archive - shows war planes over head

Stuart Leithes has this report.

Cambridge students "appalled" and "shocked" at police spy accusations

Students at Cambridge University say they're "appalled and shocked" to discover that police have been attempting to infiltrate and spy on their activities.

An undercover video has emerged of a student being asked by an officer to feed information on politically active campaigns and protest groups.

Cambridgeshire Police says its tactics are within the law, but civil liberty groups say it's an infringement of fundamental rights and covert operations on innocent groups should be banned.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Tanya Mercer


Director calls for change in how police surveillance is authorised

The Director of the civil liberties organisation 'Big Brother Watch' has called for a change in how police surveillance operations are authorised.

Nick Pickles wants the police to have to get a judge to authorise secret operations, instead of the current framework which allows forces to sign off their own decisions.

He was responding to the news that some Cambridge University students were allegedly subject of a secret undercover operation from Cambridgeshire Police designed to collect intelligence on student demonstrations and protest groups.

Cambridge University students allegedly subject of secret police spy operation

A secret police operation to spy on students at Cambridge University has been uncovered. Credit: The Guardian

A secret police operation to spy on students at Cambridge University has been uncovered by the Guardian newspaper.

A covertly recorded film appears to show an unidentified Cambridgeshire officer attempting to recruit an activist in his 20s, to collect intelligence on student demonstrations and protest groups.

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