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Seeing red: residents say new road markings are 'overkill'

Maltings Lane Credit: ITV News Anglia

Bright red road markings have caused anger in Cambridge with residents living near Maltings Lane saying they're tantamount to "casual vandalism".

The signs have been painted on the roads as part of the city council's 20 mile per hour project. The council says setting the speed limit is a critical priority, but campaigners say the signs are "ludicrous".

" We new that the 20 limit was going to be introduced here and most people supported that, but we had no idea that it was going to result in signs like this. It's a complete eye-soar and it's happened throughout the whole area. This is complete overkill and a waste of money."

– Jean Glasberg, Resident
Maltings Lane, Cambridge Credit: ITV


Cambridge based technology company set to be sold to Japanese company

A Cambridge based technology firm is likely to be sold to a Japanese company for 24 billion pounds.

ARM Holdings make microchips for various smartphones including those made by Apple and Samsung. SoftBank, who want to take it over, say it'll double the number of staff.

The Prime Minister has welcomed the investment but the local MP is more cautious.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's David Wood.

ARM Holdings takeover: Founder says 'It's a sad day for technology in Britain'

Hermann Hauser is the founder of ARM Holdings Credit: Hermann Hauser

The founder of ARM Holdings says the takeover of the Cambridge company by a Japanese firm is a 'sad day for technology in Britain'.

Hermann Hauser says the creation of ARM Holdings has been the 'proudest moment' in his life.

The company makes chips for smartphone brands such as Apple and Samsung and employs 3,000 people in Cambridge at the Science Park.

ARM Holdings, Cambridge Science Park Credit: ITV News Anglia

"ARM has been the proudest achievement in my life and so it's a very sad day for me personally and for technology in Britain."

– Hermann Hauser, ARMS founder

Japanese internet giant SoftBank has said it will double the number of staff in the UK. While the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has welcomed the sale, calling it a 'vote of confidence' in Britain.

But the MP for Cambridge Daniel Zeichner is not convinced, raising concerns about what happens in the long term.

Watch a short clip with Hermann Hauser.

Cambridge MP cautious over ARM Holdings takeover

Daniel Zeichner MP, Cambridge, Labour Credit: ITV News Anglia

A technology company based in Cambridge is being bought by a Japanese firm for more than 23 billion pounds.

ARM Holdings, which makes chips for smartphone brands including Apple and Samsung, employs around 1,200 people in the city.

Its new owners, the Japanese internet giant SoftBank has said it will double the number of UK staff.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, welcomed the sale calling it a "vote of confidence" in Britain.

However, the MP of Cambridge Daniel Zeichner isn't convinced.

ARM Holdings Credit: ITV News Anglia

"Well of course the promises are great, but how are those promises going to be guaranteed? Do we know what will happen in 6 months or a year? Do we know much about SoftBank? And they seem to be making some pretty big deals across the world. This is a Cambridge success story upon which the future of the United Kingdom is probably depends because this is what we're good at."

– Daniel Zeichner MP, Cambridge, Labour

Man jailed after boasting about car chase on social media

There were no injuries during the high speed chase Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man has been jailed for six months after leading police on a high speed car chase through Cambridge in January.

20-year old Connor Lloyd drove at speeds of up to 100mph through the city streets. Going the wrong way at roundabouts, he also repeatedly ran red lights.

Police first followed him after clocking him driving in excess of 80 mph on the wrong side of the road heading to the M11.

Officers eventually stopped their pursuit because of fears for public safety and put out appeals with details of the car.

Lloyd was eventually tracked down after someone recognised the car on Facebook. Lloyd had posted a map of his route with the label 'speeding' and signed off with 'Lol'.

Lloyd pleaded guilty to dangerous driving at Cambridge Crown Court. He was also disqualified from driving for 12 months.


Cambridge tech firm takeover could double UK workforce

The £24bn takeover of Cambridge technology company ARM Holdings could see its UK workforce doubled. Credit: Bay Area News Group/ABACA/PA Images

The £24bn takeover of Cambridge technology company ARM Holdings could see its UK workforce doubled. It employs more than 3,000 people in Cambridgeshire.

The British company is a major presence in mobile procession, with its processor and graphics technology used by Samsung, Huawei and Apple in their in-house designed microchips.

The deal has been welcomed by the new Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond who said it shows that Britain had lost "lost none of its allure to international investors" following Brexit.

The Chancellor Philip Hammond says the deal guarantees to double the number of jobs in the UK. Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

"This £24 billion investment would be the largest ever from Asia into the UK.

"It would guarantee to double the number of jobs in ARM in the UK over the next five years and turn this great British company into a global phenomenon.

"Britain is open for business - and open to foreign investment. Softbank's decision confirms that Britain remains one of the most attractive destinations globally for investors to create jobs and wealth. And as ARM's founders will testify, this is the greatest place in the world to start and grow a technology business."

– Philip Hammond, Chancellor

Open day to go ahead at French school despite Nice attack

Staff at the Alliance Française language school in Cambridge say they will be going ahead with their planned open day tomorrow despite the deaths of so many in the Nice attack.

They have invited members of the public to go along to an open day tomorrow to show solidarity with those killed in last night's attack.

The school is a meeting place for French nationals living in the region.

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