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British actress tipped for Hollywood success in her role as Stephen Hawking's wife

Cambridge academic Professor Stephen Hawking is famous the world over for his book A Brief History of Time. He's also the subject of a new film called The Theory of Everything to be released in cinemas on New Year's Day. It's based around of the memoirs of his first wife and their life in Cambridge.

The film explores the couple's love story and how Professor Hawking was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. The role of Jane is played by the actress Felicity Jones.


Double yellow lines less than a foot long could be the shortest in Britain

Double yellow lines measuring 11 inches have been painted on a road in Cambridge. Credit: ITV News Anglia / Chris Warner

Double yellow lines less than a foot long have been painted on a road in Cambridge and are likely be the shortest in Britain.

The lines, at 11 inches long, in Hamilton Road separate a pay and display parking bay from residents' parking.

The city of Cambridge was already vying for the UK's shortest parking restriction with double yellow lines measuring 13 inches in nearby Humberstone Road.

Cambridge: Fight against dementia handed boost as scheme to trial new drugs is unveiled

The fight against dementia has received a significant boost as a scheme to trial new drugs is unveiled.

Alzheimers Research UK, which is based in Cambridge, has launched a new fund which it hopes will help speed up new treatments for the disease.

With the number of people with the condition in the UK expected to top 1 million by 2025, the charity hopes the new initiative will help make £20m available for drugs research over the next five years.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Matthew Hudson


Hawking film to premiere in London

A film about the renowned physicist, Stephen Hawking, gets its UK premiere in London this evening.

Professor Stephen Hawking Credit: PA Images

It Is set against the backdrop of Cambridge in the 1960s and stars Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones.

It Is about the the relationship between Hawking and his future wife, Jane Wilde. Many of the scenes were shot in Cambridge.

The film goes on general release next year.

New technology detects genetic disorders faster


A company in Cambridge has developed technology which could detect genetic disorders in children in minutes rather than years. Congenica, based on the city's Wellcome Trust Campus, say the Sapientia system makes it easier to support families whose children have rare conditions. The NHS are currently testing the system and it could be available to patients within six months

Vote for 'Cambridge Rules' designs


People in Cambridge have until midnight to comment on four designs shortlisted for a new public artwork on Parkers Piece.


One of the concepts will be commissioned by the city council to celebrate the 'Cambridge Rules' and the role they played in the formation of the Football Association rules more than 150 years ago.


You can vote for your favourite here

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