Live updates

Suffolk science festival could become an annual event

Hundreds of budding scientists have been in Bury St Edmunds this weekend as part of Suffolk's first science festival.

From making your own racing car and robots, to a pop-up planetarium, the show's organisers want to inspire more children to take up science later in life.

They hope it will help to fill a big skills gap in the STEM subjects - science, technology, engineering and mathematics - across both Norfolk and Suffolk.

Brexit could harm science in the East, committee hears

The debate on how Brexit might effect the country's science and research sectors has been raging in our region.

Cambridge, which is world-renowned for its cutting edge medical research, hosted Parliament's Committee on Exiting the European Union.

The experts came from the space sector, academia, life sciences and medical research.

Their concerns included whether Brexit would make it harder to recruit the best staff, participate in Europe-based projects such as the Gallileo space programme and attract investment.

Meanwhile, pro-Brexit MPs insist that leaving the European Union will provide new opportunities for the science and research sectors.


Cambridge scientists working on the secrets of the universe

British scientists are working around the clock in Geneva to try to recreate the high energy conditions similar to those at the start of the universe.

The power at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland was recently increased and research has just restarted at the site.

Among those working at the world's largest particle accelerator are scientists from the University of Cambridge.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News correspondent David Wood


Load more updates