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Tesco stores in Peterborough trial 'friendlier' self-service checkout voice

It's got to be up there as one of the most annoying sounds in modern life - the voice at a self-service check out - telling you there's an unexpected item in the bagging area.

To try and improve things, some Tesco stores in Peterborough are trialling a different voice - which is supposedly "friendlier and more helpful".

This time it's a man, rather than a woman - and it's got mixed reviews...

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Sarah Cooper


Aerospace company fined £600,000 over death of Cambridge man

Paul Bowers. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

An international aerospace company has been fined £600,000 following the death of a contractor working in Cambridge.

Paul Bowers was working for CAV Aerospace at a building within Cambridge Airport.

He died when several tonnes of aircraft grade aluminium fell on him.

The Health and Safety executive says CAV Aerospace ignored repeated warnings about the metal being stacked too high without restrains.

The company was found guilty of corporate manslaughter and must also pay £125,000 costs.

"CAV Aerospace failed to listen to repeated warnings about the dangers they were exposing workers to when metal billets were stacked too high and without restraints.

The CAV Aerospace board did not act on requests from their local managers or an independent health and safety consultant’s advice that a new stacking system was needed, as well as reducing the amount of metal billets stored, before someone got hurt.

Paul Bowers paid the ultimate price for the company’s senior managers ignoring that advice and his death was entirely preventable.

Company directors and senior managers need to learn from this tragic case and take the right steps to protect their workers.”

– Health and Safety Executive Inspector, Graham Tompkins

Sell-out crowd packs in for Cambridge Folk Festival

Crowds gather for the Cambridge Folk Festival. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The 51st Cambridge Folk Festival is well underway and organisers say the event has sold out.

Over the course of the weekend, 14,000 people will enjoy music from the likes of Joan Armatrading, Passenger and Joan Baez.

Passenger will perform at this year's festival. Credit: PA

"People are very attached to the Cambridge Folk Festival.

There are some people who have been coming right from the very first one in the 60s and they would have some amazing stories to tell you about all the ones over the years."

– Neil Jones, Cambridge Live

Monitor investigate financial concerns at Addenbrooke's Hospital

Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A health watchdog has launched an investigation into financial concerns at the Trust which runs Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.

Monitor said it was looking into the amount of money spent on a new electronic patient-record system.

The Trust said it would work closely with Monitor and was doing everything possible to improve its financial position.

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