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Princess Royal visits region today

The Princess Royal who visits the region today Credit: ITV News Anglia

Her Royal Highness, Princess Anne, will visit a school in the region today.

She'll arrive by helicopter on a visit to Neale-Wade Academy in March before officially opening the new Fire and Rescue station at Parkside Place in Cambridge this afternoon.

Public to contribute to UK constitution

King College, Cambridge Credit: PA Images

People in Cambridge are being asked to draft a new UK constitution.

It's to mark the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta. The event is part of a 10-week internet project to give people a direct say on how the country should be run. It takes place at Cambridge University later today.

Human rights lawyer and IPA Director Professor Conor Gearty says the lack of a formal Constitution in the UK is the basis for the crowd sourcing project.

"With the public's help, we have already agreed on a set of values which will underpin a new Constitution. It is crucial that we get the views of ordinary people and not rely on academics or politicians to dominate the debate."

– Conor Gearty


Why Milton Keynes and Cambridge are creating more jobs and businesses faster than anywhere else

Milton Keynes has seen the largest growth in new jobs and businesses over the last decade, according to a study by the economic think-tank Centre for Cities.

Cambridge was also in the top three - just behind London.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Sarah Cooper

Click below to hear from Senior Economist, Paul Swinney

Milton Keynes leads the way in economy growth list

The Centre MK shopping centre. Credit: PA

A report out today has found that two of our region's cities have been named in the top three places to see the biggest growth to their economies.

Milton Keynes has come out on top as the best performing city in the UK over the last 10 years, with the highest increase in the number of jobs at 18%.

Cambridge has been placed third. Credit: PA

Cambridge has been placed third behind London with a 16% increase in its job market.

Daughter of Stephen Hawking congratulates The Theory of Everything Oscar nominees

Stephen Hawking's daughter has congratulated the cast and crew of the biopic The Theory of Everything following a series of Oscar nominations.

Lucy Hawking also tweeted a picture of her and her brother in 1975 - calling them "the original" cast and crew.

The Theory of Everything tells the story of the Cambridge scientist and his wife Jane.

Eddie Redmayne nominated for Best Actor Oscar

Eddie Redmayne at the Golden Globe awards where he won Best Actor. Credit: PA wire.

Former Cambridge student Eddie Redmayne has been nominated for the Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of scientist Stephen Hawking.

The Theory of Everything is also nominated for Best Picture with Felicity Jones, who plays Hawking's wife, nominated as Best Actress.

The film, which was shot in locations across Cambridge, tells the story of the university's celebrated cosmologist.

Redmayne will go up against Benedict Cumberbatch in the Best Actor category. He is nominated for his role as Alan Turing in The Imitation Game about the Bletchley Park codebreakers.

The movie is also up for Best Picture, with Keira Knightly nominated as Best Supporting Actress.


What's the best way to keep fit and healthy after Christmas?

It happens to most of us.

Despite the determination not to over indulge, Christmas can often see a tightening of the waistband and the New Year started with a resolution to shed those extra pounds.

But with so many different DVD's promising to be the best at fighting the flab, what is the best way to get fit and healthy, and make sure the motivation lasts beyond January?

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Victoria Lampard

Redmayne's Hawking triumph boosts Oscar chances

Eddie Redmayne's Golden Globe triumph for his portrayal of Cambridge scientist Stephen Hawking has fuelled expectations that he will soon have a matching Oscar to go with it.

Eddie Redmayne studied at Trinity College, Cambridge Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Academy Award nominations have not been issued yet, but Redmayne is already among the favourites to be named best actor.

His performance as Hawking has already picked up nominations for a Bafta and a Screen Actors Guild award.

He will be hoping to repeat US actor Matthew McConaughey's feat last year, when he won the Golden Globe for leading actor for Dallas Buyers Club and a month later walked off with the Oscar as well.

The same thing happened the year before, when Daniel Day-Lewis picked up both gongs for his performance in the title role of Lincoln.

Warning over spate of Cambridge burglaries

There have been more than 60 burglaries in Cambridge in less than three weeks. Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Police in Cambridge have issued a warning to homeowners following more than 60 burglaries in less than three weeks.

Most have taken place in the CB1 and CB4 areas of the city.

The monthly average for burglaries in Cambridge is around 40.

Six people have been arrested in connection with the break-ins but police say homeowners should still be vigilant.

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