Rome 'larger than first thought'

Researchers from Cambridge have discovered a new section of the boundary wall of the river port of ancient Rome.

The Cambridge Royals are gearing up to the new season.

Baseball popularity on the rise

Spring normally signals the start of the cricket season, but another sport involving a bat and ball is proving just as popular.

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Call for new garden cities on land between Oxford and Cambridge

Three new garden cities could be built on land between Oxford and Cambridge under government plans to relieve the housing shortage.

Local authorities are being encouraged by the government to submit plans to build new garden cities, like Letchworth and Welwyn.

Launching the scheme, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said it could help people get on the property ladder sooner.

"They must be locally supported, they must be a mixture of public and private investment, but most importantly of all they must be planned such that it is not just building homes on a sufficiently large scale but they must have schools, amenities, transport links, that is what garden cities have done in the past - that is what they can do again in the future,"

– Nick Clegg MP, Deputy Prime Minister


Council bids to stop unlicensed punts

Part of the River Cam in Cambridge could be fenced off to try and put a stop to unlicenced punts, and the touts that sell trips on them.

The City Council is considering blocking access to the river at Garrett Hostel Lane after previous efforts to stop illegal punting there were unsuccessful. Russell Hookey reports.

Two-thirds of men in East Anglia don't know how to check for signs of testicular cancer

by Sarah Beecroft

New research has revealed that two thirds of men in East Anglia don't know how to check themselves for signs and symptoms of testicular cancer.

It's Male Cancer Awareness Week and the cancer charity Orchid is encouraging young men to learn how to check for vital signs.

Click here for information on how to check yourself for testicular cancer

Click below to watch a report by Sarah Beecroft who went to meet the former Cambridge United player Adam Tann to find out why the charity is so important to him.

Experts gather in Cambridge in fight to save the swift

by Claire McGlasson

Swifts are becoming an increasingly rare sight in the skies of the UK.

Concerned about the declining numbers, specialists from around the world have met in Cambridge to discuss ways to save them.

The small birds are said to herald the arrival of the British summer when they arrive on these shores on their annual migration from Africa.

Swifts spend nearly all their lives in flight. They eat, mate, even sleep on the wing. Only when it's time to have their young do they settle down for a while.

But after flying 3,000 miles from Africa, in just five days, many are struggling to find a place to stay here.

Dick Newell from Action for Swifts said: "The reason is thought to be mainly loss of nest sites, because roofs and houses and walls get repaired. New buidings are impervious to any living creature and so it's just a one-way street of decline and we have to do something about that."

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Claire McGlasson

Cambridge to benefit from MedCity plan

London mayor Boris Johnson has launched a £4 million bid to exploit a "golden triangle" of life science linking the capital, Oxford and Cambridge.

The MedCity initiative will bring together leading medical research centres in the three cities to produce healthcare applications that can benefit patients and the economy.

Boris Johnson launches MedCity Credit: PA Wire

The aim is to build a cluster of practical scientific excellence that will rival financial services in its importance to the UK.

MedCity has been awarded a £2.92 million grant from the Higher Education Funding Council for England, and £1.2 million from the mayor of London's office.


Nick Clegg visits Cambridge to promise millions of pounds of investment... but do the sums add up?

After facing a grilling over Britain's place in Europe last night, today the deputy Prime Minister was on more solid ground, promoting a new billion pound deal in Cambridge.

Nick Clegg has been the driving force behind the City Deals scheme which he says will invest millions in jobs, housing and transport in the area.

But as Matthew Hudson's been finding out not everyone in the business community is impressed.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Matthew Hudson

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