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Prince William gets to work in his new role as air ambulance pilot

The start of a new week and the start of a new job for Prince William as he began his role as an air ambulance pilot.

The Duke of Cambridge has been training for months to work with the East Anglian Air Ambulance, and while he admitted to having a few nerves, he was delighted to finally get down to work.

Matthew Hudson was in Cambridge to see him clock on:

Full interview with Prince William on his new job as air ambulance pilot

The Duke of Cambridge has started his first shift as a pilot for the East Anglian Air Ambulance based at Cambridge Airport.

Prince William will work shifts in his new job and said today he was 'looking forward to getting started'.

Click below to watch a full interview with Prince William on his first day:


Could studying the flight of owls hold the key to silencing wind turbines?

Barn owls are known for their silent flight which allows them to hunt for prey, but a Cambridge University engineer says that the bird's 'stealth mode' can also be applied to wind turbines.

Professor Nigel Peake has studied owl feathers to find a way of making turbine blades quieter, which could mean they can generate more power.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Stuart Leithes


Scientists finally able to recreate one of world's most bizarre fossils

A new study in Cambridge has uncovered more details of a bizarre fossil. Credit: Left: Jean-Bernard Caron Right: Danielle Dufault

Scientists at Cambridge University have finally completed a reconstruction of one of the most bizarre fossils ever found.

The Hallucigenia lived half a billion years ago and is related to modern insects and crustaceans.

For the first time, experts have been able to identify features of Hallucigenia's head, including its simple eyes and needle-like teeth.

The video above shows a recreation of how the creature would have walked.

Cambridge house prices increase five-fold in two decades

House prices in Cambridge have risen faster than any other part of the UK outside London. Credit: ITV News Anglia

House prices in Cambridge have risen five-fold in since 1995 according to new figures released by the Office of National Statistics.

The median sale price of a house in the city in 2014 was £350,000, up from £70,000 in 1995. That is a 400% increase and the biggest rise of any area of the country outside London.

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