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Cambridge campaigners vow to protect city's international reputation after Brexit

Video report from ITV Anglia's Matthew Hudson.

A new group has come together in Cambridge to press for the city's place in high tech research and development to be maintained after Britain withdraws from the EU.

The Cambridge Declaration includes leaders from politics, business and academia - many of whom were prominent Remain campaigners. They're particularly concerned that the skilled foreign workers the city relies on should still be made welcome.

It comes as the Northamptonshire MP Andrea Leadsom, who's in the race to become the next Prime Minister, says Brexit should be seen as an opportunity for businesses.


Investigations to begin into guided busway crash in Cambridge

No passengers were on board and the driver was not hurt. Credit: Kevin Pettengell
No passengers were on board and the driver was not hurt. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The operator of the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway, Stagecoach, has confirmed it'll be carrying out its own investigation following the derailment of a guided bus in Cambridge this morning.

It happened around 07.40 on the Hauxton Road, between Addenbrooke's and Trumpington.

There were no passengers on board at the time, apart from the bus driver who is uninjured.

As a result of the incident, services are currently diverted between Trumpington & Addenbrookes.

All stops are still being served with the exception of Foster Road.

As well as carrying out our own investigation, and accessing on-board CCTV footage, we will work with the police and other relevant bodies to establish the cause of this incident as quickly as possible.

– Andy Campbell, Stagecoach East Managing Director

Guided bus comes off tracks in Cambridge

A guided bus has come off its tracks in Cambridge this morning.

It happened around 7.30am on the Hauxton Road.

Credit: ITV News Anglia

The driver was the only person on board at the time and escaped without injuries.

There were no other passengers on board as the bus derailed into the hill beside the track.

Cambridgeshire police say the bus is due to be recovered in the next few hours.

In February, another bus came off the tracks in Trumpington, injuring five passengers.

Cambridge man jailed for sexually abusing two boys

Benjamin Morris

A man who sexually assaulted two boys in Cambridge and a girl in the USA has been jailed for 16 years.

Benjamin Morris, who is 32, was arrested in December 2014, after allegations were made of him sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl while visiting the USA earlier that year.

During the investigation into the offences committed against the girl, officers identified two Cambridge boys who had also been victims.

Morris, of Bourne Road in Cambridge, befriended the boys at an after school club in 2004 when they were aged eight and nine. He began to babysit and sexually abused them on numerous occasions over a six year period.

Morris was sentenced to 16 years in prison and placed on the sex offenders register for life.

Morris abused his position of trust and showed no remorse for his actions, blaming the victims for what happened.

I hope this sentence will provide some form of closure for the victims and allow them to move on with the rest of their lives.

– Detective Constable Jo Nicholson


Woman stabbed in her home by man posing as police officer

Efit of the suspect Credit: Cambridgeshire police

Police are appealing for information after a woman in her 40s was stabbed and burgled in her home in Cambridge.

It happened around 5pm on Sunday (July 3) in St Matthews Gardens.

A man knocked on the door of a property and told the victim he was a police officer.

The man then assaulted and threatened her, stealing bank cards and a bicycle.

The woman was seriously hurt and was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital for treatment.

CCTV of a man police would like to speak to Credit: Cambridgeshire police

This was a terrifying ordeal for the victim and I would appeal to anyone who has information, recognises the efit or person in the CCTV image to get in touch.

– Detective Constable Ray Case, Cambridgeshire police

Two men to be sentenced for death of Cambridge man

39-year-old Jeff Henry died in June 2015 Credit: Cambridgeshire police

Two men who admitted killing a Cambridge man by seriously assaulting him will be sentenced today.

Martin Saunders and Anthony Kenny both pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of 39 year old Jeff Henry who died in June last year.

Martin Saunders (left) and Anthony Kenny Credit: Cambridgeshire police

A third man had already admitted conspiracy to commit GBH and assisting an offender.

Cambridge to hold National Spelling Bee final

104 schoolchildren will take part in the final of the competition. Credit: ITV Anglia

Children from across the country will have just 60 seconds to correctly translate and spell as many words as possible in the final of the National Spelling Bee competition in Cambridge today.

The field has been whittled down from 75,000 to just 104, who will compete in French, Spanish and German at the city's Anglia Ruskin University.

Multi-million pound cycle park opens in Cambridge

The brand new 'Cycle Point' is 3 storeys high Credit: ITV News Anglia

A new multi million pound cycling park is officially opening in Cambridge today.

The CyclePoint at the station is the largest of its kind in the UK and has almost trippled the capacity for commuters on two wheels.

The multi-storey park can hold almost 3,000 bikes and will open 24 hours a day for commuters to park their bikes for free.

It'll be opened by the Transport Minister Robert Goodwill.

The superb new CyclePoint here in Cambridge will undoubtedly help get people out of their cars and make cycling the natural choice for short journeys, improving health, air quality and cutting congestion.

The number of people cycling to catch trains has increased by 40 per cent since 2010, so secure cycle spaces at rail stations are critical.

We have provided £29m to improve facilities at hundreds of railway stations across England since 2012 and will continue investing in dedicated routes and better infrastructure to make cycling safer and easier for people across the country.

– Robert Goodwill, Transport Minister
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