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Police investigate after shots fired at a house in Cambridge

An investigation has been opened by Cambridgeshire Police after shots were fired at a house in Akeman Street in Cambridge at about 10pm on Wednesday.

The occupants of the property were in the house at the time but were not injured.

"Scenes of crime officers are at the house and we are carrying out house-to-house enquiries in the area.

"We would urge anyone who saw anything suspicious or has any information to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111."

– Cambridgeshire Police


New research reveals significant pay gap between Luton and Cambridge

Luton town centre. Credit: PA

A new report has revealed a significant gap in what people are earning in Luton and Cambridge.

The research from the Centre for Cities says that there's been a rise in low-pay positions in Luton over the last decade, while the opposite's true in Cambridge.

It's being blamed on a decline in mid-level jobs such as admin, which experts say could make it harder for people to progress into better paid roles.

"The towns and cities that have been most affected by globalisation and technological change have seen quite significant falls in those intermediate level jobs.

They've seen shifts towards low pay, rather than high-pay occupations and that's the case in Luton."

– Naomi Clayton, Senior analyst, Centre for Cities

High-profile Cambridge role could be filled by a woman for the first time

Cambridge city centre. Credit: PA

A ceremonial role which dates back three centuries could be filled by a woman for the first time.

A vacancy has arisen to be one of Cambridge City Council's five mace bearers, responsible for carrying the authority's civic regalia at official events.

The council says it'll welcome applications from women this time around.

People start to arrive at Sundown Festival

Over the summer the East hosts some of the biggest festivals going. From Latitude in Suffolk, to the Cambridge Folk Festival and of course there's the V-Festival in Chelmsford.

Now with the nights drawing in its time for the grand finale with the appropriately named Sundown Festival taking place in Norwich this weekend with, among the line up, some of the biggest names in British music.


The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge takes part in 'ALS Ice Bucket Challenge' after Stephen Hawking's nomination

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge has become one of the latest names to take part in the 'ALS Ice Bucket Challenge' to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Stephen Hawking nominated the Vice-Chancellor and Chancellor of Cambridge University, along with the director of the Science Museum, Ian Blatchford.

On a YouTube video the the Vice-Chancellor thanks the world-renowned scientist for his nomination.

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