Woman jailed over blackmail plot

A former soldier who underwent a sex change has been jailed for her part in a conspiracy to blackmail an animal testing company.

Rome 'larger than first thought'

Researchers from Cambridge have discovered a new section of the boundary wall of the river port of ancient Rome.

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Two men stabbed in Cambridge

Police in Cambridge are appealing for witnesses after two men were stabbed in the city this morning.

The men suffered serious injuries in Milton Road just before 4.30am.

Four men, aged 19, 20, 21 and 22, all from Cambridge, were arrested on suspicion of assault and are currently in custody.

Police say they're treating it as an isolated incident and they're appealing for anyone who saw anything to get in touch.


There are delays and cancellations on trains passing through Cambridge because of signalling problems.

Greater Anglia says some lines are blocked and services through the station may be subject to disruption on all routes at short notice.

The 06:17 King's Lynn - Liverpool Street service terminated at Cambridge, and the 08:33 Liverpool Street - Cambridge service is cancelled.

Network Rail engineers are en route to Cambridge.


Call for improvements to Cambridge pavements

There are calls for a major investment to improve pavements in Cambridge.

Paralympic hopeful, Claire Connon has organised a petition which will be handed over to the county council next week.

She's also received support from her local MP who went out in a wheelchair to see the difficulties for himself.

The petition calls on the council to take urgent action on the state of the city's pavements.

It comes just days after the government announced it was making an extra two hundred million pounds available for highway maintenance across the country.

The petition will be handed over on Tuesday.

Thousands turn out for Science Festival

Thousands of youngsters in Cambridge have been finding out how they can use science in their everyday lives as part of a drive to get more of them interested in the subject. The annual University of Cambridge Science Festival allows children to take part in a range of activities.

Last weekend alone more than 20,000 people attended events around the City and it's hoped that figure will be beaten this weekend.

Thousands expected at science festival closing weekend

Children take part in Science in Sport at Cambridge Science Festival. Credit: Russell Hookey

The Cambridge Science Festival is expecting thousands of visitors on its closing weekend.

The festival started on March 10 and finishes on Sunday (March 23).

On its opening weekend more than 20,000 visitors attended events in the city.

Events on Saturday include Amazing Animals at the Cambridge Science Centre and Laser Bunny Hop at the Institute for Manufacturing.

Event on Sunday include Anitbody Angling at the Clinical School and the Plant Pattern Hunt at the Botanic Garden.

For a full programme of events visit the Cambridge Science Festival website.

Former manager speaks out over depression in sport

The subject of depression in sport has gained an increasing profile with more sportsmen coming forward and talking about their difficulties.

The latest is former Cambridge United manager Martin Ling who was diagnosed with depression in 2010.

Since leaving his last club Torquay United, Ling hasn't been able to get a job managing again despite insisting that he is able to do so.

For more information about mental illness you could visit the charity Time to Change.

Click below for the full interview with Martin Ling.


Cambridge University community centre approved for north west development

Artist impression of plans. Credit: Cambridge University

A community centre on the north west development at the University of Cambridge has been approved by local planning authorities.

The joint venture with trustees from the University and Cambridge City Council, will serve the new community and the wider Cambridge public.

Heather Topel, of the North West Cambridge Development said: “The development is very much a joint venture that brings together Cambridge City Council and the University to provide a quality facility for the community, and we look forward to delivering this aspect in partnership.”

Works on the North West Cambridge Development infrastructure will start in 2014 with phased completions from late 2015-16.

Newnham in Cambridge named second best place to live in Britain

Spring day in Newnham, Cambridgeshire Credit: ITV News Anglia

A residential area of Cambridge has been named one of the most desirable places to live in the country.

Newnham came second in The Sunday Time's list of '101 Best Places to Live in Britain'. It was praised for offering “country living in the heart of Cambridge”, and retaining a genuine village atmosphere.

It narrowly missed out on first place to Skipton in North Yorkshire.

The Sunday Times said: "The places were selected for offering the best quality of life to the widest number of people, and combining desirable features such as a positive community spirit, good local shops, services and attractive outdoor spaces."

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