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Mixed turnout across Cambridgeshire for Mayor vote

The turnout was above 40% in Cambridge. Credit: ITV News Anglia

There's been a mixed turnout to decide the new mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, with some residents choosing to stay away from the polls.

There was a fairly strong showing in Cambridge where more than 40% of people cast a vote, but the figure was far lower in Peterborough.

Percentage turnout for mayoral vote

  • South Cambs: 42.4%
  • Cambridge City: 42.2%
  • East Cambs: 34.02%
  • Huntingdonshire: 32.8%
  • Fenland: 26.9%
  • Peterborough: 24.7%

The winner won't be revealed until much later on Friday, with an announcement due at around 5pm.

The 'metro mayor' will head up a new devolved authority with greater power over transport, housing and investment.

Safety concerns raised after Cambridge student fell to his death

Thomas Millward who died after a fall at his college in Cambridge

The parents of a student who died after a fall at a Cambridge University college have raised concerns about the height of safety railings during a pre-inquest review in Huntingdon today.

Thomas Millward was found badly injured at the bottom of stairs at Girton College in March last year and died later in hospital.

A three day jury inquest in the autumn will aim to establish how the 19-year-old student came to die, including whether he had been taking drugs beforehand.


AstraZeneca 'tops out' new £500m Cambridge HQ

  • Video report by ITV News Anglia's Sarah Beecroft

Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca has marked a major milestone with the 'topping out' of its new headquarters in Cambridge.

The £500 million investment will bring hundreds of new jobs and see drugs company AstraZeneca's HQ move to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus near Addenbrooke's Hospital.

Cambridge engineer still in the race for space

Dr Jenni Sidey still in the hunt for space role

An engineer from Cambridge has made it through to the next stage of a competition to find two new astronauts for the Canadian Space Agency.

Last year 3,772 applications were received by the Canadian Space Agency after its announcement that it would add two new astronauts to its roster.

Dr Jenni Sidey has made the shortlist following a rigorous selection process which lasts almost a year and involves several interviews, written exams and a range of physical and mental fitness tests.

The University of Cambridge and the Institute of Engineering and Technology congratulated her.

The station now approaching completion at Cambridge North will open in 26 days

Cambridge's newest railway station - Cambridge North - is to open next month.

It'll open on the 21st May and will serve Cambridge science and business parks and the suburbs and villages north of Cambridge city centre. Trains from both Greater Anglia and Great Northern will call there.

The station includes a 1,000-space cycle park and a car park for 450 cars.

Details of train times and fares for both Greater Anglia and Great Northern are now available.

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