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University students take top prizes at Illustration awards

Prize winning students from ARU, Silje Nilson, Shu-Ti Liao and Sarah Finan Credit: Anglia Ruskin University

Illustrators from Anglia Ruskin University are celebrating sweeping the board at one of the industry's most prestigious awards ceremonies.

The students from the Children's Book Illustration course there took home the first, second and joint third prizes at the MacMillan prize.

The Prize was established in 1985 to stimulate new work from young illustrators in art schools, and to help them to take the first steps in their professional lives.

Shu-Ti Liao won first prize for her tale of an explorer's 'Adventure at Night' Credit: Anglia Ruskin University
Sarah Finan's Credit: Anglia Ruskin University
Silje Nilsen's 'city Break' shared third prize with a Kingston University student Credit: Anglia Ruskin University

"With 245 submissions, once again the entries for the Macmillan Prize have shown there is a wealth of new talent out there showing a passion for illustration and storytelling. The winners all showed that they could weave words and images together elegantly to put their visions across.”

– Chris Inns, Chair of judging panel


Dentist took her own life says husband

Body of Dr Helen Nicoll found at her home Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man arrested then released over the death of his wife has said she took her own life as he spoke of "the worst days" of his life.

The body of dentist Dr Helen Nicoll, 53, was found at her house in Frog End, Great Wilbraham, Cambridgeshire, by police last Friday.

Her husband and business partner Stephen Nicoll, 53, was arrested on suspicion of murder but later released without charge by Cambridgeshire Police.

A post-mortem examination found Mrs Nicoll died from asphyxiation. Today Mr Nicoll issued a statement, saying:

These last few days have been the worst of my life. Nobody can understand the true loss that my children and I have experienced following the discovery that my wife Helen has taken her own life. We have fully co-operated with the police investigation and the matter has now been referred to the coroner. Whatever questions remain surrounding the circumstances of Helen's death, I would ask everybody, particularly the media, to respect our privacy and allow us to come to terms with our devastating loss and to begin the grieving process as a family following this tragedy."

– Stephen Nicoll

His solicitor Paul Oliver said police have confirmed Mr Nicoll is not a suspect and he and his family now ask that their right to grieve in private be respected.

Investigation into death of Cambridge dentist: full report

A post mortem has been carried out and Police say Helen Nicoll from Great Wilbraham died as result of asphyxiation.

A 53 year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder, but her death is still being treated as unexplained.

Click below to watch the latest report from ITV News Anglia's Elodie Harper


Murder inquiry following shock death of dentist

Police are investigating the sudden death of a Cambridge dentist. Dr Helen Nicoll was found dead by police at her home in Great Wilbraham on Friday.

A 53-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of her murder and has answered bail pending the results of a post mortem examination.

Helen Nicoll shared the home with her husband Dr Stephen Nicoll, who is also a dentist, and their three children.

15 years ago the family were filmed by ITV News Anglia after Helen Nicoll gave birth to their youngest child in the back of the family car, The baby was delivered by her husband by the A14.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Elodie Harper

Great Wilbraham: Dead woman named locally as Cambridgeshire dentist

The woman's body was found at a house in Great Wilbraham. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A woman found dead at a house in Cambridgeshire has been named locally as Helen Nicoll - a dentist in the area.

Her body was found at Frog End in the village of Great Wilbraham near Cambridge on Friday after neighbours alerted emergency services.

Flowers have been laid down outside the house. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A 53-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder has been released on bail until tomorrow.

A post mortem is also due tomorrow.

Man arrested on suspicion of murder after woman's body found in Cambridgeshire village

The woman was found dead in Great Wilbraham. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A 53 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was found dead in Cambridgeshire.

Officers discovered the body at Frog End in the village of Great Wilbraham.

Police say the dead woman is also in her 50s.

They are currently questioning the man at Parkside Police station in Cambridge.

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