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Rally to take place in memory of Cambridge student killed in Egypt

Giulio Regeni Credit: ITV News Anglia

A rally will take place today in memory of a Cambridge PhD student murdered in Egypt.

Giulio Regeni's body was found by the side of the road in Cairo last February.

His remains showed signs of torture that human rights campaigners say was committed by the country's security forces, something they deny.

Friends are campaigning for answers about the student's death Credit: ITV News Anglia

This afternoon his friends and fellow students will join the local MP for a march calling for a more thorough investigation into his death.


Returning jihadists pose 'high risk' to parts of our region

Video report by ITV News Anglia's Liz Summers

The head of an influential group of MPs has today warned parts of our region are at risk from attacks by Britons returning home from fighting in Syria.

Keith Vaz was speaking at an international counter-extremism conference being held in Cambridge.

We are still puzzled why ordinary, law abiding citizens suddenly turn into killers and decide they want to go to Syria to fight for Daesh.

Figures out today reveal 70 out of the 350 returning Jihadists are high risk. This is a worry, not just to places like London but to Cambridge and to other places in this country.

– Keith Vaz MP, Chairman, Home Affairs Select Committee

It is part of the Home Affairs Select Committee's inquiry aiming to understand how to promote tolerance and prevent radicalisation.

Funeral of eight-year-old Tommi Miller takes place today

Tommi Miller's funeral will take place in Cambridge today Credit: ITV News Anglia

The funeral of an eight-year-old boy from Cambridge who died after a five year battle with leukaemia will take place today, after Chelsea football star John Terry offered to pay for it.

Tommi met his idol, footballer John Terry, last year. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Tommi Miller, who was 8-years-old met some of the players on a visit to his beloved football club last year.

Tommi died nearly a fortnight ago after an unsuccessful attempt to carry out a bone marrow transplant.

After hearing the news on social media, Chelsea defender Terry decided to call the funeral director and pay the £1,600 costs.

Those attending Tommi's funeral will be asked to wear either Chelsea or Cambridge United strips.

Government seeking 'thorough' investigation into death of Cambridge student

Cambridge University student Giulio Regeni was found dead in Egypt in February.

The government says it has raised concerns about the death of a Cambridge University student in Cairo with the Egyptian authorities.

It comes after a petition to parliament demanding a full investigation into how Giulio Regeni died reached more than 10,000 signatures.

Mr Regeni's body was found by the side of a road in February. There were signs he'd been tortured.

Campaigners have drawn up a 10,000 name petition to parliament calling for action. Credit: ITV News

The British Government wants to see a "full and thorough investigation" taking place into the death of Cambridge University student Giulio Regeni, the Europe minister has said.

David Lidington told MPs that the Government remained in "very close contact" with the Italian government and authorities, and were "giving every possible assistance to try and secure an outcome that gives some answers to Mr Regeni's family".


Green Party leader to launch local manifesto in Cambridge

Green Party leader Natalie Bennett. Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire.

The leader of the Green Party will be in Cambridge this afternoon to launch its local election manifesto.

Natalie Bennett will join candidates at the Memorial Church Cambridge for the event at 5pm.

She will outline the policies she hopes will help her party win seats on Cambridge City Council in the local election next month.

Construction sites targeted by thieves in Cambridge

17 thefts have taken place in two weeks. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Police say thieves targeting construction sites in Cambridgeshire have struck 17 times in just two weeks.

The thefts - which have happened on construction sites in and around Grange Road, Mill Road, Cherry Hinton Road, Hills Road, Trumpington, Arbury and near Addenbrooke's Hospital - have mainly happened between 10.30am and 2.30pm.

Officers want construction site workers in Cambridge to keep a look out.

The thieves - thought to be two men wearing high-visibility clothing to blend in - have been stealing electrical tools from unattended vans.

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