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Scheme set up in Cambridge to get more people into engineering

The Launchpad scholarship has been set up by aerospace company Marshall. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A scheme has been set up in Cambridge to get more young people into engineering.

The Launchpad scholarship has been set up by aerospace company Marshall, and is open to children from 8 to 18.

The aim is to provide support, experiences and opportunities in the field.

Candles to be lit to mark 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz

A special memorial evening was held at the Cambridge Corn Exchange. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Candles will be lit across the region later to mark 70 years today since the liberation of the Nazi Death camp - Auschwitz..

A special memorial evening was held at the Cambridge Corn Exchange, as part of the build up to today's commemorations.

Survivors of the Nazi death camps were invited to the event to see a mixture of dance and readings.

Candles will be lit in Cambridge, Northampton, Lowestoft, Norwich, Southend and Colchester later to represent each of the 70 years since the end of Auschwitz.

Emotions were running high at the service. Credit: ITV News Anglia

"I couldn't possibly find words to convey what it's like in Auschwitz, to be there, how scared we were. It was terrible.

It's not so important, what is important is that people behave like human beings now."

– Anita Lasker-Wallfisch, Auschwitz survivor


Cambridge's Coulson: It will be "an honour" to face Man Utd

Cambridge United's longest serving player Josh Coulson says it will be "an honour" to play against manchester United when the clubs meet in the FA Cup tonight.

It's no doubt one of the biggest games of Coulson's career, although two wins at Wembley in the same season will certainly rank high on his list of 209 club appearances.

But the 25 year old says it's the draw every club wants.

When you're in the hat and man United are in there, you want Man United. Its just a pleasure and it'll be an honour to play against them.

– Josh Coulson

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Princess Royal visits region today

The Princess Royal who visits the region today Credit: ITV News Anglia

Her Royal Highness, Princess Anne, will visit a school in the region today.

She'll arrive by helicopter on a visit to Neale-Wade Academy in March before officially opening the new Fire and Rescue station at Parkside Place in Cambridge this afternoon.

Public to contribute to UK constitution

King College, Cambridge Credit: PA Images

People in Cambridge are being asked to draft a new UK constitution.

It's to mark the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta. The event is part of a 10-week internet project to give people a direct say on how the country should be run. It takes place at Cambridge University later today.

Human rights lawyer and IPA Director Professor Conor Gearty says the lack of a formal Constitution in the UK is the basis for the crowd sourcing project.

"With the public's help, we have already agreed on a set of values which will underpin a new Constitution. It is crucial that we get the views of ordinary people and not rely on academics or politicians to dominate the debate."

– Conor Gearty

Why Milton Keynes and Cambridge are creating more jobs and businesses faster than anywhere else

Milton Keynes has seen the largest growth in new jobs and businesses over the last decade, according to a study by the economic think-tank Centre for Cities.

Cambridge was also in the top three - just behind London.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Sarah Cooper

Click below to hear from Senior Economist, Paul Swinney


Milton Keynes leads the way in economy growth list

The Centre MK shopping centre. Credit: PA

A report out today has found that two of our region's cities have been named in the top three places to see the biggest growth to their economies.

Milton Keynes has come out on top as the best performing city in the UK over the last 10 years, with the highest increase in the number of jobs at 18%.

Cambridge has been placed third. Credit: PA

Cambridge has been placed third behind London with a 16% increase in its job market.

Daughter of Stephen Hawking congratulates The Theory of Everything Oscar nominees

Stephen Hawking's daughter has congratulated the cast and crew of the biopic The Theory of Everything following a series of Oscar nominations.

Lucy Hawking also tweeted a picture of her and her brother in 1975 - calling them "the original" cast and crew.

The Theory of Everything tells the story of the Cambridge scientist and his wife Jane.

Eddie Redmayne nominated for Best Actor Oscar

Eddie Redmayne at the Golden Globe awards where he won Best Actor. Credit: PA wire.

Former Cambridge student Eddie Redmayne has been nominated for the Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of scientist Stephen Hawking.

The Theory of Everything is also nominated for Best Picture with Felicity Jones, who plays Hawking's wife, nominated as Best Actress.

The film, which was shot in locations across Cambridge, tells the story of the university's celebrated cosmologist.

Redmayne will go up against Benedict Cumberbatch in the Best Actor category. He is nominated for his role as Alan Turing in The Imitation Game about the Bletchley Park codebreakers.

The movie is also up for Best Picture, with Keira Knightly nominated as Best Supporting Actress.

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