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AstraZeneca 'tops out' new £500m Cambridge HQ

  • Video report by ITV News Anglia's Sarah Beecroft

Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca has marked a major milestone with the 'topping out' of its new headquarters in Cambridge.

The £500 million investment will bring hundreds of new jobs and see drugs company AstraZeneca's HQ move to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus near Addenbrooke's Hospital.


Cambridge engineer still in the race for space

Dr Jenni Sidey still in the hunt for space role

An engineer from Cambridge has made it through to the next stage of a competition to find two new astronauts for the Canadian Space Agency.

Last year 3,772 applications were received by the Canadian Space Agency after its announcement that it would add two new astronauts to its roster.

Dr Jenni Sidey has made the shortlist following a rigorous selection process which lasts almost a year and involves several interviews, written exams and a range of physical and mental fitness tests.

The University of Cambridge and the Institute of Engineering and Technology congratulated her.

The station now approaching completion at Cambridge North will open in 26 days

Cambridge's newest railway station - Cambridge North - is to open next month.

It'll open on the 21st May and will serve Cambridge science and business parks and the suburbs and villages north of Cambridge city centre. Trains from both Greater Anglia and Great Northern will call there.

The station includes a 1,000-space cycle park and a car park for 450 cars.

Details of train times and fares for both Greater Anglia and Great Northern are now available.


New bike-sharing scheme rolled out in Cambridge

One of China's biggest bike sharing companies has launched in Cambridge.

Ofo is a multi-billion dollar company started only two years ago with bikes in cities as far flung as Beijing and Singapore.

Users will pay 50 pence per half hour journey. But there are fears the system could be abused.

Watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Claire McGlasson to find out more about how it will work.

New bike sharing scheme to launch in Cambridge

Ofo bikes have gone down well in China

A new bike sharing scheme, that is already a big success in China, is being launched in Cambridge.

The 'Ofo' system is similar to London's Boris Bikes but there is no docking station.

When cyclists finish their ride they find a legal parking spot for their bikes and leave them for the next user.

Users receive a message on their phone with a code to unlock the bike

Children with brain tumours enjoy Cambridge Easter egg hunt

Activities included face painting and balloon modelling Credit: ITV News Anglia

A charity which supports children with brain tumours held an Easter Egg hunt in Cambridge.

The grounds of Anstey Hall were transformed into an Alice in Wonderland party.

Brainbow helps families cope with the physical and psychological effects of tumour treatment.

The event gave children with brain tumours and their families and opportunity to meet others who have been along a similar journey, as well as have some fun.

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