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Cambridge: 'Uninsured' Lamborghini driver told to appear in court

The Lamborghini Huracán seized by police in Cambridge. Credit: BCH Road Policing

A driver caught using a high performance sports car without proper insurance has been ordered to appear in court.

The Lamborghini Huracán's top speed.

A Lamborghini Huracán was seized by police in Cambridge on Sunday (9 August) after the driver was found to be incorrectly insured.

The car was put on display outside one of the city's police stations.


Aerospace company fined £600,000 over death of Cambridge man

Paul Bowers. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

An international aerospace company has been fined £600,000 following the death of a contractor working in Cambridge.

Paul Bowers was working for CAV Aerospace at a building within Cambridge Airport.

He died when several tonnes of aircraft grade aluminium fell on him.

The Health and Safety executive says CAV Aerospace ignored repeated warnings about the metal being stacked too high without restrains.

The company was found guilty of corporate manslaughter and must also pay £125,000 costs.

"CAV Aerospace failed to listen to repeated warnings about the dangers they were exposing workers to when metal billets were stacked too high and without restraints.

The CAV Aerospace board did not act on requests from their local managers or an independent health and safety consultant’s advice that a new stacking system was needed, as well as reducing the amount of metal billets stored, before someone got hurt.

Paul Bowers paid the ultimate price for the company’s senior managers ignoring that advice and his death was entirely preventable.

Company directors and senior managers need to learn from this tragic case and take the right steps to protect their workers.”

– Health and Safety Executive Inspector, Graham Tompkins

Sell-out crowd packs in for Cambridge Folk Festival

Crowds gather for the Cambridge Folk Festival. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The 51st Cambridge Folk Festival is well underway and organisers say the event has sold out.

Over the course of the weekend, 14,000 people will enjoy music from the likes of Joan Armatrading, Passenger and Joan Baez.

Passenger will perform at this year's festival. Credit: PA

"People are very attached to the Cambridge Folk Festival.

There are some people who have been coming right from the very first one in the 60s and they would have some amazing stories to tell you about all the ones over the years."

– Neil Jones, Cambridge Live


Monitor investigate financial concerns at Addenbrooke's Hospital

Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A health watchdog has launched an investigation into financial concerns at the Trust which runs Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.

Monitor said it was looking into the amount of money spent on a new electronic patient-record system.

The Trust said it would work closely with Monitor and was doing everything possible to improve its financial position.

Iggy Pop: University's rare musical tribute to its iguanodon

A song which was almost as extinct as its subject matter has been brought back to life by the University of Cambridge.

Jolly Old Beast was first sung in 1853 in praise of a set of concrete dinosaurs at the famous Crystal Palace exhibition.

The university revived the song as part of an online campaign showcasing its connection with animals.

‘I is for Iguanodon’ appears on 31 August 2015.

Iggy the Iguanodon

The song is a tribute to the university's own iguanodon (nicknamed Iggy) on display at the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences.

Iggy was given to the Museum by the King of Belgium and is a plaster replica of a skeleton found in a mine in 1878. The original creature lived some 120 million years ago and would have measured 11 metres from nose to tail.

Cambridge scientists uncover crucial breakthrough in Prostate Cancer treatment

It's the second most common cause of death for men. In fact every hour a man dies from prostate cancer in the UK.

But in a breakthrough, Cambridge scientists have now discovered that the disease can be divided into five different genetic groups.

This knowledge could one day allow patients to find out how aggressive their form of cancer is, and help them decide whether or not they need to be treated with radical surgery.

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

Prostate cancer is five different diseases

Cancer Research identify five types of prostate cancer

Scientists from Cambridge have identified five distinct types of prostate cancer which they say will help in the fight against the disease.

The researchers from the Cancer Research UK institute in Cambridge say the findings could have important implications for how doctors treat the cancer in the future by identifying tumours that are more likely to grow and spread aggressively through the body.

The researchers, from the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute and Addenbrooke's Hospital, studied samples of healthy and cancerous prostate tissue from more than 250 men.

Study author Dr Alastair Lamb, from the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, said:

Our exciting results show that prostate cancer can be classified into five genetically-different types. These findings could help doctors decide on the best course of treatment for each individual patient, based on the characteristics of their tumour.

– Dr Alastair Lamb

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