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Sailor who carried out daring sea rescue nominated for award

A sailor from Cambridge who carried out a daring rescue off the coast of Australia - during a round the world yacht race has been nominated for an award.

Gavin Reid and his crew responded to an SOS from another yacht. He volunteered to swim to their boat and then climbed the mast to help a man who was tangled in the rigging.

Watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Stuart Leithes.

Terraced house with grand interiors set to open doors

The ordinary terrace with the extraordinary interior in Cambridge. Credit: ITV Anglia

An ordinary terraced house in Cambridge with an extraordinary interior is to be restored and opened to the public, after receiving a £625,000 heritage grant.

David Parr's house on Mill Road was entirely decorated and hand painted by the artist painter between 1886 and 1927.

He used to paint stately homes, churches and colleges all around the country. It has survived so well because the property has remained in his family.

Some of the hand-painted wall paper at the David Parr house in Cambridge. Credit: ITV Anglia

British Antarctic Survey gets £100 million funding boost

The Government is giving them £100 million. Credit: The Rothera Research Station.

The Cambridge-based British Antarctic Survey has been given £100 million to upgrade its Rothera Research Station and build its latest research ship the RRS Sir David Attenborough.

The Government investment will allow the BAS to attempt more ambitious expeditions and experiments.

"We have a new ship, Sir David Attenborough, we have aircraft, so we can investigate oceans, we investigate the air, we send people deep into the continent."

– Tim Stockings, Operations Director
An image of the new research ship, RRS Sir David Attenborough Credit: BAS

NERC, the UK's main agency for funding and managing research, training an knowledge in environmental sciences, has welcomed the funding.

Work on the Sir David Attenborough research ship Credit: BAS

"This is an exciting moment for polar science. We are about to embark on a partnership to deliver a modernised Antarctic capability, which will involve changes to all five of our Antarctic research stations. This crucial work will enable our scientists to continue addressing issues of global importance. This investment means also that we can continue to improve our operational capability in the polar regions and in the UK."

– Professor Duncan Wingham, NERC CEO

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The mini sculptures made from waste found on the street

David Kefford putting some of his pocket sculptures on display in Cambridge. Credit: ITV News Anglia

An artist from Cambridge has put on an exhibition of miniature sculptures made entirely from objects he found on the city's streets.

Twenty of David Kefford's 'Pocket Sculptures' have gone on display at Cambridge University's Alison Richard Building.

Artist David Kefford says he likes the ambiguity in the sculptures. Credit: ITV News Anglia

"They're kind of humorous, quite playful and colourful and I like to bring that to them.

"I quite like the ambiguity of them, that people can see all sorts of characters or personalities in them.

"I would like them to have some kind of human feel to them but it's open to your own interpretation as to what they actually are."

– DAVID KEFFORD, Artist

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Victoria Mayo

Cambridge busway blocked after driver makes wrong turn

The Cambridge guided busway was blocked by a car stuck on the tracks. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A driver has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after a car blocked the Cambridge guided busway.

Cambridgeshire Police were called to the Trumpington Park and Ride at about 7am after reports that a car was stuck on the tracks.

Buses were disrupted until around 10am

Elderly pedestrian in critical condition after being hit by bike

A man in his 70s is in Addenbrooke's Hospital with critical injuries. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man in his 70s is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after being hit by a bicycle in Cambridge city centre.

Police are appealing for witnesses after the pedestrian collided with a cyclist at about 2.30pm on Wednesday 28 December in St Andrew’s Street.

The pedestrian is in a critical condition in Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. The cyclist, a man in his 30’s was uninjured.

Anyone who was in the area at the time and witnessed the collision is asked to call the Road Policing Unit on 101.

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