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New medical suite named after colleague killed in helicopter crash

A new medical suite has been opened at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge - named after a member of staff who died in a helicopter crash.

Kath Walker was 51 when she and her partner were killed in New Zealand in 2015 during a sight-seeing trip. The helicopter they were travelling in crashed into Fox Glacier on South Island.

Today, her daughter Rebecca Walker unveiled a plaque to officially open the Kath Walker Radiosurgery Suite.

It will provide cutting-edge medicine and help save lives.

Watch Matthew Hudson's report for ITV News Anglia to find out more.


Report: Mental health patients 'isolated from family'

The father of a teenager from Cambridgeshire who took his own life says more needs to be done to ensure mental health patients get the treatment they need closer to home.

Edward Mallen was killed when he laid down in front of a train at Meldreth near Cambridge in February 2015.

A CQC report has found that thousands of patients are spending too much time locked in rehabilitation wards up and down the country - meaning they're often isolated from friends and family.

When we look at many modern facilities, whilst standards have improved, and we've got nice curtains and nice wallpaper, at the end of the day, a lot of mental institutions in this country remain under lock and key with facilities that are hundreds of miles away from family and loved-ones.

That is something that cannot be allowed to sustain.

– Steve Mallen, The MindEd Trust

New £5m innovation centre to open in Cambridge

The Aurora centre Credit: British Antarctic Survey

A new centre which will help develop polar research into new ways to tackle climate change and challenging environments will be officially opened today.

The British Antarctic Survey will open its new Aurora Innovation Centre in Cambridge later this morning. The centre cost five million pounds and it's hoped will help lead to more scientific breakthroughs.


Jonnie Peacock: 'It's a huge honour to compete in the UK'

Cambridgeshire sprinter Jonnie Peacock has described the prospect of competing in London again as a "huge honour" as he prepares to try and win back his World Para-athletics Championship title.

The 24-year-old was forced to sit out the Games in Doha two years ago through injury, but is now back to full fitness.

Peacock won T44 100m gold in 2013 in Lyon, and will be hoping to replicate that success at the London Stadium on Sunday evening.

The way the Brtish public get behind Para sport is unlike anywhere else in the world.

It's a huge honour every time you get to compete in front of them and when you have thousands of people screaming - it just makes the whole thing ten times better.

– Jonnie Peacock
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