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Aerospace company fined £600,000 over death of Cambridge man

Paul Bowers. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

An international aerospace company has been fined £600,000 following the death of a contractor working in Cambridge.

Paul Bowers was working for CAV Aerospace at a building within Cambridge Airport.

He died when several tonnes of aircraft grade aluminium fell on him.

The Health and Safety executive says CAV Aerospace ignored repeated warnings about the metal being stacked too high without restrains.

The company was found guilty of corporate manslaughter and must also pay £125,000 costs.

"CAV Aerospace failed to listen to repeated warnings about the dangers they were exposing workers to when metal billets were stacked too high and without restraints.

The CAV Aerospace board did not act on requests from their local managers or an independent health and safety consultant’s advice that a new stacking system was needed, as well as reducing the amount of metal billets stored, before someone got hurt.

Paul Bowers paid the ultimate price for the company’s senior managers ignoring that advice and his death was entirely preventable.

Company directors and senior managers need to learn from this tragic case and take the right steps to protect their workers.”

– Health and Safety Executive Inspector, Graham Tompkins

Sell-out crowd packs in for Cambridge Folk Festival

Crowds gather for the Cambridge Folk Festival. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The 51st Cambridge Folk Festival is well underway and organisers say the event has sold out.

Over the course of the weekend, 14,000 people will enjoy music from the likes of Joan Armatrading, Passenger and Joan Baez.

Passenger will perform at this year's festival. Credit: PA

"People are very attached to the Cambridge Folk Festival.

There are some people who have been coming right from the very first one in the 60s and they would have some amazing stories to tell you about all the ones over the years."

– Neil Jones, Cambridge Live

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Monitor investigate financial concerns at Addenbrooke's Hospital

Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A health watchdog has launched an investigation into financial concerns at the Trust which runs Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.

Monitor said it was looking into the amount of money spent on a new electronic patient-record system.

The Trust said it would work closely with Monitor and was doing everything possible to improve its financial position.

Iggy Pop: University's rare musical tribute to its iguanodon

A song which was almost as extinct as its subject matter has been brought back to life by the University of Cambridge.

Jolly Old Beast was first sung in 1853 in praise of a set of concrete dinosaurs at the famous Crystal Palace exhibition.

The university revived the song as part of an online campaign showcasing its connection with animals.

‘I is for Iguanodon’ appears on 31 August 2015.

Iggy the Iguanodon

The song is a tribute to the university's own iguanodon (nicknamed Iggy) on display at the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences.

Iggy was given to the Museum by the King of Belgium and is a plaster replica of a skeleton found in a mine in 1878. The original creature lived some 120 million years ago and would have measured 11 metres from nose to tail.

Cambridge scientists uncover crucial breakthrough in Prostate Cancer treatment

It's the second most common cause of death for men. In fact every hour a man dies from prostate cancer in the UK.

But in a breakthrough, Cambridge scientists have now discovered that the disease can be divided into five different genetic groups.

This knowledge could one day allow patients to find out how aggressive their form of cancer is, and help them decide whether or not they need to be treated with radical surgery.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Elodie Harper

Prostate cancer is five different diseases

Cancer Research identify five types of prostate cancer

Scientists from Cambridge have identified five distinct types of prostate cancer which they say will help in the fight against the disease.

The researchers from the Cancer Research UK institute in Cambridge say the findings could have important implications for how doctors treat the cancer in the future by identifying tumours that are more likely to grow and spread aggressively through the body.

The researchers, from the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute and Addenbrooke's Hospital, studied samples of healthy and cancerous prostate tissue from more than 250 men.

Study author Dr Alastair Lamb, from the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, said:

Our exciting results show that prostate cancer can be classified into five genetically-different types. These findings could help doctors decide on the best course of treatment for each individual patient, based on the characteristics of their tumour.

– Dr Alastair Lamb

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Last bastion of traditional high street struggles against influx of chain stores

Mill Road in Cambridge trying to maintain its independent shops against an influx of chains. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Mill Road in Cambridge is one of the last bastions of independence in the High Street.

It has an eclectic mix of retailers, proudly trying to keep the big players at bay.

But there's concern an influx of chains and multinationals could spoil the character of this bohemian borough.

There are more than 20,000 independent shops in the East of England. Credit: ITV News Anglia

There are currently 20,375 independent stores across the Eastern region. In the last 12 months 2,133 have opened while 2,241 have closed.

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

Rail delays between London, Bishop's Stortford and Cambridge

There are rail delays between Cambridge, Bishop's Stortford and London Liverpool Street. Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Archive

There's rail disruption on Abellio Greater Anglia trains between London Liverpool Street and Bishop's Stortford and between Liverpool Street and Cambridge due to overhead line problems at Broxbourne.

The issue is also affecting the Stansted Express serving the airport.

Services may be cancelled or delayed by 60 minutes. Disruption is expected until midday.

Fans reminded to act respectfully at Chris Turner memorial derby

Chris Turner.

Cambridgeshire Police are reminding fans to act respectfully at the forthcoming Chris Turner memorial game involving Cambridge United and Peterborough United.

The former Peterborough United and Cambridge United Manager passed away in April following a battle with dementia.

The game will be played at Peterborough's ABAX Stadium on August 1 (3pm kick-off).

Football fans can expect friendly and fair policing at the forthcoming derby match.

The police operation has been developed to ensure everyone has a great day out and the vast majority of fans will enjoy the event in the right spirit.

We can no doubt expect passionate and healthy rivalry between these two family-friendly clubs and their supporters and our focus will be on those whose behaviour has the potential to spoil everyone else's enjoyment.

– Chief Inspector Karen Newton

Cambridge scientists working on the secrets of the universe

British scientists are working around the clock in Geneva to try to recreate the high energy conditions similar to those at the start of the universe.

The power at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland was recently increased and research has just restarted at the site.

Among those working at the world's largest particle accelerator are scientists from the University of Cambridge.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News correspondent David Wood

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