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Addenbrooke's "pleased and relieved" as former nurse is declared free of Ebola

Anna Cross used to work at Addenbrooke's. Credit: PA

A former Addenbrooke's nurse, who contracted Ebola while in Sierra Leone, has become the first person in the world to be treated with an experimental drug.

Anna Cross was successfully treated with the experimental Ebola drug MIL 77 at the Royal Free Hospital in London.

The 25-year-old worked at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge before going on to join the Army Reserves.

She then volunteered to help with the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone, where she was taken ill.

Anna Cross from Cambridge. Credit: ITV News

Addenbrooke's say that they're "relieved" that she is now OK.

“We are very proud of the contribution that Anna has made in West Africa.

We are pleased and relieved that she has been successfully treated for Ebola by our NHS colleagues at the Royal Free and we are grateful to them.

There is always a place for Anna if she decides she wishes to return to work at Addenbrooke’s. We’d love to have her back on the wards.”

– CUH spokesman

Cambridge military medic Anna Cross declared free of Ebola

Anna Cross from Cambridge. Credit: ITV News

A military medic from Cambridge who tested positive for Ebola has been declared free of the virus.

25-year-old from Corporal Anna Cross is the first person in the world to be treated with the experimental drug Ebola drug MIL 77.

She contracted the virus in while volunteering in Sierra Leone, and was treated at the Royal Free Hospital in London.


Cambridge among the "healthiest" High Streets in the UK, while Northampton doesn't fare so well...

Cambridge city centre. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Cambridge has one of the "healthiest" High Streets in the country according to the Royal Society for Public Health.

It came 7th out of 70 major towns and cities. Researchers looked at whether their High Streets encouraged a healthy lifestyle by measuring how many health centres, museums and leisure centres were there.

The "Healthiest" High Streets in the UK

  • 1.) Shrewsbury
  • 2.) Ayr
  • 3.) Salisbury
  • 4.) Perth
  • 5.) Hereford
  • 6.) Carlisle
  • 7.) Cambridge
  • 8.) Cheltenham
  • 9.) York
  • 10.) Bristol

In contrast, Northampton was named as the 5th "unhealthiest" High Street.

Preston came out on top in that particular list.

Click below to watch a report from ITV's Wesley Smith

Police search drains in Cambridge after woman's body is found

The body was found at a property in Keynes Road. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police have been searching drains around a property in Cambridge where a woman's body was found this morning.

Crime scene investigators have been at the property in Keynes Road after police were called just before 7am.

Police have been at the scene since 7am. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A spokeswoman said details of how the death occurred were "sketchy" and added that suspicious circumstances had not been ruled out.


Councillors to vote on whether to put alcohol drinking ban in parts of Cambridge

Cambridge City Council wants to bring in a public spaces protection order for Mill Road Credit: ITV News Anglia

A vote will take place tonight to decide whether or not to ban drinking alcohol in certain parts of Cambridge after concerns about anti-social behaviour.

Cambridge City Council wants to ban excessive drinking in three areas of Mill Road in attempts to stop bad behaviour which they say is fuelled by alcohol in the area.

Opponents sat the ban could infringe people's human rights.

The City Council would put in a 'public spaces protection order' for Mill Road cemetery, Petersfield Green and the front garden of Ditchburn Place.

"These are the only public spaces in this area of the city, we've got people visiting graves, we've got parents taking their children to the park and we've got elderly people, they just don't feel it's their space."

– Cllr Lewis Herbert, Leader of Cambridge City Council

Thieves steal 87-year-old woman's purse

Police are appealing for information after thieves stole a purse belonging to an 87-year-old woman in Cambridge.

The victim only realised it was missing when she received a phone call from her bank about irregular activity on her account.

"We believe the victim’s card was used in Asda in the Beehive Centre on February 13, between 1pm and 1.20pm, to purchase a Samsung TV worth £459 and household items amounting to £117.50.

"Three hundred pounds in cash was also withdrawn from NatWest in Fitzroy Street at about midday the same day."

– PCSO Gemma Newton.

Police particularly want to talk to three people seen in this CCTV footage who they believe could help their investigation.

Councillors call for Cambridge cyclists to registered and insured

Councillors in Cambridge have called for cyclists to be registered and insured. Credit: PA

Councillors in Cambridge have called for cyclists to be registered and insured.

Tory and UKIP county councillors say that cyclists should be forced to wear helmets to try and bring the number of people injured in the city down.

A council report on cycling safety in Cambridge showed that the number of serious accidents involving cyclists is up by 30 per cent since 2005.

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