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Government seeking 'thorough' investigation into death of Cambridge student

Cambridge University student Giulio Regeni was found dead in Egypt in February.

The government says it has raised concerns about the death of a Cambridge University student in Cairo with the Egyptian authorities.

It comes after a petition to parliament demanding a full investigation into how Giulio Regeni died reached more than 10,000 signatures.

Mr Regeni's body was found by the side of a road in February. There were signs he'd been tortured.

Campaigners have drawn up a 10,000 name petition to parliament calling for action. Credit: ITV News

The British Government wants to see a "full and thorough investigation" taking place into the death of Cambridge University student Giulio Regeni, the Europe minister has said.

David Lidington told MPs that the Government remained in "very close contact" with the Italian government and authorities, and were "giving every possible assistance to try and secure an outcome that gives some answers to Mr Regeni's family".

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Victorian student's diary reveals exam stress hasn't changed in 150 years

The diary of Victorian student Francis Hutton has gone on display at St John's College. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The diary of a young man who was a student at Cambridge University in the Victorian period is being put on public display for the first time.

It reveals that the stress of exams certainly hasn't changed in the past 150 years.

The notebook can be viewed at St John's College library as part of Open Cambridge week.

Student Francis Hutton's handwriting is suitably spidery and the diary is complete with amusing doodles. It gives a fascinating insight into life at the college in the 1800s.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Stuart Leithes

Iggy Pop: University's rare musical tribute to its iguanodon

A song which was almost as extinct as its subject matter has been brought back to life by the University of Cambridge.

Jolly Old Beast was first sung in 1853 in praise of a set of concrete dinosaurs at the famous Crystal Palace exhibition.

The university revived the song as part of an online campaign showcasing its connection with animals.

‘I is for Iguanodon’ appears on 31 August 2015.

Iggy the Iguanodon

The song is a tribute to the university's own iguanodon (nicknamed Iggy) on display at the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences.

Iggy was given to the Museum by the King of Belgium and is a plaster replica of a skeleton found in a mine in 1878. The original creature lived some 120 million years ago and would have measured 11 metres from nose to tail.

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Cambridge student speaks out over assault

A student from the University of Cambridge has told ITV News Anglia that young people are being put at risk of sexual assault because of a sexist drinking culture.

Victoria says she was assaulted just two weeks after she started university. Her claim follows a damning survey by the Cambridge University Student Union which found worrying levels of sexual violence and harassment.

Click below to watch Elodie Harper's report:

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