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Security measures reviewed ahead of Strawberry Fair

Police say there is no intelligence to suggest there is any threat to Cambridge's Strawberry Fair. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Security for the 43rd Strawberry Fair in Cambridge has been reviewed following the Manchester terror attack, police have said.

The annual fair returns to Midsummer Common today, and is expected to run until 7 June. The theme for this year's event is 'fairy tales'.

Police say there is nothing to suggest there is any threat to the event, but they have made "appropriate adjustments" to the number of officers on patrol.

The theme for this year's fair is fairy tales. Credit: ITV News Anglia

"Right from the planning stages we have worked with partners and the event organiser to ensure a safe event.

"There will be a police presence at Strawberry Fair. This presence has been reduced over recent years, recognising the organiser's responsibility to deliver a safe event.

"All event security staff were briefed by police officers... Following recent events in Manchester all events in the county have been reviewed and our response has been modified appropriately.

"With regards to Strawberry Fair, appropriate adjustments have been made have been made to policing numbers, but there is no intelligence to suggest there is any threat associated to this event."

– Supt Laura Hunt, Cambridgeshire Police



Cambridge among world's most expensive cities for student housing

Cambridge has been ranked as the eighth most expensive city in the world for student housing. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Cambridge has been ranked as one of the top ten most expensive cities in the world for student housing.

It has the eighth highest weekly rental spend, with students having to pay $272 on average.

The research was conducted by the website, which surveyed students from 92 cities across the world.

New York was named as the most expensive city. London and Oxford also made the top ten, in second and sixth place respectively.

The findings came from research conducted by the website Credit: ITV News Anglia

"It's evident that the big urban centres around the world remain huge magnets for both international and domestic students.

"On average, students pay more to live in these cities, but that's not to say that there aren't more affordable options available.

"Cities with larger supplies of purpose-built student accommodation tend to be, on average, more affordable than cities that are under supplied.

– Luke Nolan, Chief Executive,

Stephen Hawking: 'We should start seeking other planets'

Professor Stephen Hawking has warned the human race must colonise a new planet or face dying out.

The Cambridge scientist was in London previewing a science and arts festival festival in Norway next month.

He believes overpopulation and climate change are threatening human survival and the search for other planets to live on should start now.

I strongly believe we should start seeking alternative planets for possible habitation.

We are running out of space on Earth and we need to break through the technological limitations preventing us living elsewhere in the universe.

– Professor Stephen Hawking
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