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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.
"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."
House prices in Cambridge have fallen considerably since the UK voted to leave the European Union.
Prices dropped by 4.7% between June 2016 and March 2017, according to Land Registry findings.
The average property is estimated to be worth around £420,000.
- For our special General Election 2017 features, our reporter Chloe Keedy went to Cambridge to test the political mood there.
There are five candidates standing in Cambridge:
- Keith Garrett, Rebooting Democracy
- John Hayward, Conservative
- Julian Huppert, Lib Democrats
- Stuart Tuckwood, The Green Party
- Daniel Zeichner, Labour
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Employers in Cambridge say they are struggling to fill job vacancies in the science sector.
The shortfall has been blamed on a lack of skilled applicants.
Some positions still remain unfilled despite being open for more than 90 days.
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 Student.com, 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.
"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.
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.