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Natalie Bennett of the Green Party on the campaign trail in the Anglia region

Natalie Bennett of the Green Party.

Natalie Bennett of the Greens says her party is targeting a dozen seats nationally and two of them are in the East of England.

Norwich South and Cambridge were the Greens' second and third best results in the country at the last election.

The Greens have around 35 councillors around the region and are the main opposition party in Norwich. After her visit to the city, the leader of the Green Party, Natalie Bennett, came into the ITV News Anglia studio.

Click below to watch the full interview:

Women gear up to make boat race history

Women's Boat Race Credit: CUWBC

For the first time this year women will be allowed to take part in the annual Cambridge Oxford boatrace.

Traditionally, over the past 161 years, it's only been the men's teams who've battled it out for glory.

But this coming weekend women's teams will race the same course.

Tanya Mercer's been following the preparations for the big race and we'll have more on this story throughout the day and on tonight's programme at 6pm.


Experts hail genetic cancer test breakthrough

Checking a mammogram Credit: PA

A new genetic test pioneered by scientists at Cambridge University could soon mean earlier diagnosis of breast cancer.

A study of 65,000 women showed that screening for differences in their DNA could help doctors work out how likely they were to develop the disease.

Experts are calling it the most definitive test of its type conducted so far.

Scientists' research into one of the most gruelling tests for runners

It's billed as the toughest footrace on earth: 150 miles over five days in the Moroccan desert.

The Marathon de Sables is one of the world's most gruelling endurance tests.

Now scientists in Cambridge are researching how competitors can cope with the demands of such an event.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Donovan Blake

Broadcasters recreate the golden age of pirate radio

Cambridge 105 presenters recreated a pirate radio station on the River Cam. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

In the 1960s, pirate radio stations were a vital part of every teenagers' evening, and the bane of every politicians' life.

Broadcasters from East Anglia were at the heart of the movement and now, 50 years on, a station in Cambridge has taken to the waters to recreate that golden age.

Russell Hookey went to see how they got on.

X Factor's audition pod arrives in Cambridge

The X Factor's mobile audition pod has been in Cambridge. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Hundreds of people have spent the day queuing today to get their chance to prove they could be the new One Direction or Ella Henderson.

The X Factor's mobile audition pod rolled into Cambridge, following a visit to Northampton yesterday.

The performances were filmed and will be sent to the show's producers for them to judge.


'Purr-fect' ending for homeless cat with problem purr

'Bluey' the homeless cat found in Cambridge has been given the 'purr-fect' ending, after someone came forward to give her a home.

The 12-year-old tortoiseshell cat was taken to the Blue Cross Centre on Newmarket Road because her purr was too loud at over 90 decibels.

Now after an appeal, someone has offered to take her in despite her problem purr.

Click below to hear her purr.

Medieval hospital grave found under University College

Medieval cemetery discovery Credit: Cambridge University

Archaeologists have unearthed a medieval hospital graveyard underneath a Cambridge University college.

It's thought to be one the largest of its kind in the country containing over 1,000 human remains.

It was found during excavations at Old Divinity School on the site of what is now St John's College.

The bodies, which mostly date from a period spanning the 13th to 15th centuries, are burials from the medieval Hospital of St John the Evangelist which stood opposite the graveyard until 1511, and from which St John's College takes its name.

Discovery was made at the old Divinity School, St John's College Credit: Cambridge University

"The vast majority of burials were without coffins, many even without shrouds, suggesting the cemetery was primarily used to serve the poor. There were very few bodies belonging to women and children - probably because its main purpose was to cater for poor scholars and other wretched persons."

– Craig Cessford, Department of Archaeology and anthropology
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