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800 families contacted over abuse doctor

Dr Myles Bradbury. Credit: PA

It's emerged that the families of 800 children treated by a doctor who's admitted sex assaults have been contacted by authorities.

Paediatrian Dr Myles Bradbury, from Suffolk, preyed on children as young as eight.

He pleaded guilty to 25 sex offences against children at Cambridge Crown Court yesterday.

Dr Bradbury worked at Addenbrooke's Hospital and also held clinics in Ipswich and Colchester.

The families of children who attended these have also been contacted.

Meningitis: What vaccines are available?

Vaccines can protect against some strains of the disease, but not all. Credit: PA

Vaccines can protect against some strains of the disease, but not all.

Children are currently vaccinated against Hib, MenC and 13 strains of pneumococcal Meningitis. A MenB vaccine (Bexsero) was recommended for infants in the UK in March 2014 and is available privately but a timetable for use by the NHS is yet to be confirmed.

The UK Government has also introduced a new MenC booster campaign aimed at students starting university. GPs can administer the vaccine free of charge until 31 October 2014. The booster campaign will be repeated every year until 2017.

New students are at increased risk of encountering the bacteria that cause Meningococcal disease because they are often living in busy halls of residence and in close contact with other new students during fresher’s week.

Students should get immunised at least two weeks before they go away to study.


University of Cambridge rated as the joint-second best university in the world

The University of Cambridge. Credit: PA

The University of Cambridge has been ranked as the joint-second best university in the world, according to the latest QS World University Rankings.

Four of the top ten universities are now based in the UK, with Cambridge sharing second spot with Imperial College London.

The University of Cambridge was rated as the third best university in last year's league table.

The rankings cover a number of factors, including graduate employment and teaching standards.

QS World University Rankings 2014

  • 1.) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)
  • 2.) University of Cambridge (UK)
  • 2.) Imperial College London (UK)
  • 4.) Harvard University (USA)
  • 5.) University of Oxford (UK)
  • 5.) University College London (UK)
  • 7.) Stanford University (USA)
  • 8.) California Institute of Technology (USA)
  • 9.) Princeton University (USA)
  • 10.) Yale University (USA)


Sex abuse doctor: 'I'm so sorry'

Dr Myles Bradbury uttered just three words when he left court after pleading guilty to a string of sex offences against young boys he was treating at Addenbrooke's Hospital.

As he left Cambridge Crown Court, Bradbury told reporters: "I'm so sorry." He refused to answer further questions.

Bradbury was bailed and told he would have to sign the sex offenders register. No date for sentencing was given but the judge said Bradbury could expect a "substantial" custodial sentence.

VIDEO: Dr Bradbury faces a barrage of questions from reporters after leaving court

Cycle theft CCTV released

British Transport Police have released an image of a man they would like to talk to after a bike was stolen at Peterborough station.

CCTV showing a man leaving the cycle park Credit: British Transport Police

Anyone with information about the man's identity is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

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