Live updates

Watch: Cambridge Ebola survivor shares an embrace with the doctor who helped to save her life

A military medic from Cambridge who has overcome Ebola has been thanking the doctors who saved her life.

Anna Cross was treated at London's Royal Free Hospital, and she shared an embrace with Dr Michael Jacobs at a press conference today.

The 25-year-old contracted Ebola while volunteering in Sierra Leone.

Cpl Cross is the first person in the world to be treated with the experimental drug MIL 77.

Click below to watch the video

"Thanks to them, I'm alive. A huge thank you from me and my family."

– Anna Cross, Ebola survivor

Advertisement

Post mortem results reveal that Cambridge death wasn't suspicious

The body was found at a property in Keynes Road. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Post mortem results have confirmed that the death of woman in Cambridge earlier this week wasn't suspicious.

The woman's body was found at a house in Keynes Road on Wednesday, and police had searched the drains around the property as a precaution.

However, officers say that they will now no longer be investigating the incident and have passed the case on to the coroner.

Addenbrooke's "pleased and relieved" as former nurse is declared free of Ebola

Anna Cross used to work at Addenbrooke's. Credit: PA

A former Addenbrooke's nurse, who contracted Ebola while in Sierra Leone, has become the first person in the world to be treated with an experimental drug.

Anna Cross was successfully treated with the experimental Ebola drug MIL 77 at the Royal Free Hospital in London.

The 25-year-old worked at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge before going on to join the Army Reserves.

She then volunteered to help with the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone, where she was taken ill.

Anna Cross from Cambridge. Credit: ITV News

Addenbrooke's say that they're "relieved" that she is now OK.

“We are very proud of the contribution that Anna has made in West Africa.

We are pleased and relieved that she has been successfully treated for Ebola by our NHS colleagues at the Royal Free and we are grateful to them.

There is always a place for Anna if she decides she wishes to return to work at Addenbrooke’s. We’d love to have her back on the wards.”

– CUH spokesman

Cambridge military medic Anna Cross declared free of Ebola

Anna Cross from Cambridge. Credit: ITV News

A military medic from Cambridge who tested positive for Ebola has been declared free of the virus.

25-year-old from Corporal Anna Cross is the first person in the world to be treated with the experimental drug Ebola drug MIL 77.

She contracted the virus in while volunteering in Sierra Leone, and was treated at the Royal Free Hospital in London.

Cambridge among the "healthiest" High Streets in the UK, while Northampton doesn't fare so well...

Cambridge city centre. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Cambridge has one of the "healthiest" High Streets in the country according to the Royal Society for Public Health.

It came 7th out of 70 major towns and cities. Researchers looked at whether their High Streets encouraged a healthy lifestyle by measuring how many health centres, museums and leisure centres were there.

The "Healthiest" High Streets in the UK

  • 1.) Shrewsbury
  • 2.) Ayr
  • 3.) Salisbury
  • 4.) Perth
  • 5.) Hereford
  • 6.) Carlisle
  • 7.) Cambridge
  • 8.) Cheltenham
  • 9.) York
  • 10.) Bristol

In contrast, Northampton was named as the 5th "unhealthiest" High Street.

Preston came out on top in that particular list.

Click below to watch a report from ITV's Wesley Smith

Advertisement

Police search drains in Cambridge after woman's body is found

The body was found at a property in Keynes Road. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police have been searching drains around a property in Cambridge where a woman's body was found this morning.

Crime scene investigators have been at the property in Keynes Road after police were called just before 7am.

Police have been at the scene since 7am. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A spokeswoman said details of how the death occurred were "sketchy" and added that suspicious circumstances had not been ruled out.

Councillors to vote on whether to put alcohol drinking ban in parts of Cambridge

Cambridge City Council wants to bring in a public spaces protection order for Mill Road Credit: ITV News Anglia

A vote will take place tonight to decide whether or not to ban drinking alcohol in certain parts of Cambridge after concerns about anti-social behaviour.

Cambridge City Council wants to ban excessive drinking in three areas of Mill Road in attempts to stop bad behaviour which they say is fuelled by alcohol in the area.

Opponents sat the ban could infringe people's human rights.

The City Council would put in a 'public spaces protection order' for Mill Road cemetery, Petersfield Green and the front garden of Ditchburn Place.

"These are the only public spaces in this area of the city, we've got people visiting graves, we've got parents taking their children to the park and we've got elderly people, they just don't feel it's their space."

– Cllr Lewis Herbert, Leader of Cambridge City Council
Load more updates