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Investigation team will look at homelessness in Cambridge

Rough sleeping is rising significantly faster in the East of England than anywhere else in the country, new figures have shown.

In Cambridge councillors want to do more to tackle the problem - which cost the region's local authorities more than £63 billion last year alone.

The city council is launching an investigation which will canvass residents' views on rough sleeping.

ITV News Anglia reporter Elodie Harper spent the day in Cambridge where she met 18-year-old Archie Kinlock.

Watch her report above.


Luke Berry joins League Two rivals Luton Town

The 25-year-old has signed a three-year contract, with potential for a further year Credit:

Cambridge United midfielder Luke Berry has joined League Two rivals Luton town on a three-year contract, for an undisclosed fee.

The 25-year-old could be eligible to make his debut tomorrow when the Hatters take on Mansfield at the One Call Stadium.

Berry was The U's leading scorer last season with 22 goals.

But the 25-year-old, who has netted 59 times overall in his two spells at the club, handed in his transfer request earlier this week.

Speaking to the club's website, Manager Nathan Jones said: "Luke's a player who has been prolific goalscoring wise at this level and he fits the mould of what we want here.

"He's young, he's ambitious, he's technically good, he gets goals – and he's a little bit like Cameron McGeehan in terms of the way he played, so we are delighted to have him."


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
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