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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.


Husband admits smothering his wife in Cambridge

A husband has admitted smothering his wife at their home in Cambridge - after initially refusing to enter a plea at court.

Muhammad Malik, 36, contacted police on November 22 saying he had attacked his wife.

Police and paramedics attended the property in Perne Road, Cambridge, and 32-year-old Asia Tufail was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital but later died. A post mortem examination found she died of asphyxia.

Malik, of Perne Road, was arrested at the scene.

Today, he appeared in court charged with the mother-of-two's murder but repeatedly refused to enter a plea. He later admitted the lesser charge of manslaughter, on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

Urgent appeal to find missing Cambourne woman

Angel Jones is missing. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

Police in Cambridgeshire have asked for the public's help to find a missing woman who discharged herself from hospital.

43-year-old Angel Jones was last seen outside her home in School Lane in Cambourne this afternoon after leaving Addenbrooke’s Hospital earlier in the day.

Officers say they're growing increasingly concerned for her welfare and have urged anyone who knows where she may be to contact them as soon as possible.

Angel is described as white, 5’7”, slim, with very long brown hair. She was last seen wearing black leggings, brown cardigan and ‘Ugg’ style boots. She also walks with a stick.

Anyone who has seen Angel, or knows of her whereabouts, is asked to contact police immediately on 101.

Man sentenced after 'acting indecently' with horse in front of children

A man’s been sentenced to four months in prison after ‘acting indecently’ with a horse in front of a group of children in Cambridge.

Steven Richard Cuff, 54, from Swavesey, pleaded guilty on Monday, March 27 at Cambridge Crown Court, to the offence which took place in Jesus Green, Cambridge, last year.

The sentence has been suspended for 18 months, he has also been ordered to pay £200 costs and given a 30 hour rehabilitation requirement.

This offence took place on one of the hottest days of the year and there were many people on Jesus Green at the time which makes this incident all the more inappropriate.

– Detective Sergeant Tanya Mutch, Cambridgeshire Police.


Engineer in race to become Space Agency astronaut

An engineer from Cambridge has made the final 32 people competing to be part of a Canadian Space Agency drive to find new astronauts.

Watch a video report by ITV News Anglia reporter Chloe Keedy

Dr Jenni Sidey. Credit: Dr Jenni Sidey

An engineer from Cambridge has become one of 32 people competing for two positions as part of a Canadian Space Agency initiative to find new astronauts.

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.

It feels great to have progressed this far in the selection process, I'm so pleased to be a part of something with so many incredible Canadians.

I'm looking forward to spending more time with them, regardless of the outcome.

– Dr Jenni Sidey
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