A scientist giving evidence to a committee of MPs looking at the Boaty McBoatface saga admitted he voted for the comical research ship name.Read the full story ›
More than 20 firefighters in Cambridgeshire are tackling a large house fire in Girton.
The blaze, at Thornton Road, has been described as "well-developed" and has spread into the attic.
Crews from Cambridge, St Neots, Huntingdon, Papworth and Burwell are at the scene.
The billionaire entrepreneur James Dyson has been in Cambridge to open a new centre for the University's budding inventors.
The £8m Dyson Centre for Engineering Design will provide 1,200 students with the space and equipment to build prototypes, test inventions and collaborate on cutting edge research.
The government has announced an underwater support vessel on a new research ship will be called Boaty McBoatface.Read the full story ›
Labour have increased their grip on Cambridge City Council which they wrested from Lib Dem control in 2012.
Labour has now had an overall majority of its own since 2014. It has increased its majority from six to ten.
The Conservatives lost their own seat on the council.
Scientists at Cambridge university have developed a controversial technique which allows them to keep an embryo growing in a laboratory for up to 13 days.
The legal limit in the UK is 14 days after fertilisation.
Two international teams of scientists, including British researchers, were able to maintain living embryos under lab conditions for up to day 13 of development.
They say it'll allow them to study the development of an embryo more closely.
"Implantation is a milestone in human development as it is from this stage onwards that the embryo really begins to take shape and the overall body plan are decided.
This new technique provides us with a unique opportunity to get a deeper understanding of our own development during these crucial stages."
Scientists say they've discovered a gene that might explain why Labradors have a tendency to become rather portly pooches.Read the full story ›
A man has been charged with robbery following an incident in Cambridge bank last week.
The Natwest branch in Market Street was targeted last Wednesday afternoon by a man who threatened staff and demanded money.
52-year-old Brian Murphy has been remanded in custody until his case can be heard in the Crown Court.
Parents have been keeping their kids out of school in protest over controversial tests for six-year-olds. But how difficult are the SATs?Read the full story ›
Parents have been keeping their children out of school today in protest over controversial tests for six and seven-year-olds.
The "Let Our Kids Be Kids" campaign argue children shouldn't be tested at such a young age, and should instead focus on developing "essential" skills such as reading, writing and grammar.
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Many schoolchildren in Cambridge and Norwich among other places have missed class today as part of the protest against the SATs tests.