Trees in parts of the country have been infested with millions of caterpillars.
University of Cambridge researchers say Facebook users' online behaviour reveals intimate details about their personality.
The Duke of Cambridge was given his first baby present today - a home-made romper suit.
Treasury Chief Secretary Danny Alexander has confirmed that the long-planned upgrade to the A14 between Cambridge and Huntingdon will be funded by the Government, rather than a toll.
Speaking to BBC Breakfast he said there would be "no delay to the delivery of that project," which is due to start in 2016.
A tribute has been paid to Steve Morton from his former employers, international exams group Cambridge Assessment, after he died in a white-water rafting accident in Alaska.
– Cambridge Assessment spokesman
It is with great sadness that we heard of the tragic death of Steve Morton in a white-water rafting accident in Alaska.
Steve, who worked with Cambridge Assessment on major IT projects over many years, set out on a trek early in May to climb Mount McKinley in Alaska and despite adverse conditions he made it to the summit.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Steve's wife Vanessa and their children.
Mr Morton and his wife Vanessa Langlois are said to have married in 2012, but had known each other for 10 years before that.
The couple had five children - three girls aged between 24 and 17, a 12-year-old stepson and a seven-year-old boy.
An Alaska State Troopers spokesman told Sky News Steve Morton, who is reported to have died following a white-water rafting accident, was on a trip arranged with NOVA River Runners.
The company described the risks of the route on their website, saying the risk of injury to swimmers was "moderate to high", whilst water conditions "may make self-rescue difficult."
It added that the route could include "obstructed or very violent rapids which could expose a participant to above average endangerment."
47-year-old Steve Morton, who is reported to have died following white-watering accident in Alaska on Tuesday, was an experienced and careful climber, according to his wife.
Mr Morton has just scaled Mount McKinley, the highest mountain in the USA.
Vanessa Langlois told Sky News her husband had told her he was planning to go white-water rafting on a notoriously difficult route in the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. She said:
"He told me the people in his climbing team had suggested he go white-water rafting and that he would be given a test to make sure he was competent before he went."
"His climbing colleagues knew him to be really strong and careful. They were experienced in rafting and must have felt he was able to handle the activity."
A British man has died following a white-water rafting trip in America, it has been reported.
Steve Morton, 47, from Cambridge, fell from a boat while exploring the rapids and canyons of Six Mile Creek in the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska, Sky News said.
He was reportedly pulled from the water unconscious and was airlifted to hospital in Anchorage where he died.
His wife Vanessa Langlois told Sky News that her husband had been on a climbing holiday and just days earlier had reached the summit of the nearby Mount McKinley, the highest mountain in the United States.
She spoke to him shortly before his fatal adventure.
Research by Cambridge scientists could lead to routine tests for patients genetic risk of cancer within five years.
The study compared the DNA of more than 100,000 cancer patients with a similarly sized sample from the general population.
They used microchip technology capable of identifying more than 200,000 genetic variants, some of which were suspected of being linked to cancer.
More than 1,000 scientists from 130 institutions in Europe and the US took part in the Collaborative Oncological Gene-environment Study (Cogs).
– Professor Doug Easton - Cancer Research UK
We're on the verge of being able to use our knowledge of these genetic variations to develop tests that could complement breast cancer screening and take us a step closer to having an effective prostate cancer screening programme
Dr Harpal Kumar, chief executive of Cancer Research UK, which co-funded the research, said:
This groundbreaking international work highlights how complex cancer is.
Hundreds, if not thousands of genes are likely to play a role in how cancers start.
But by understanding why some people seem to be at greater risk of developing cancer we can look towards an era where we can identify them and take steps to reduce their chances of getting cancer or pick up the disease at its earliest stages."
A car driver who took a wrong turning in Cambridge ended up driving over a bridge for bikes and pedestrians.
The driver of the Jaguar car nudged his way on to the covered bridge in Cambridge city centre and drove all away along it. The man in his fifties eventually realised his mistake and reversed all the way back down the bridge near Cambridge station.
Cyclist Ruth Platt was on her way home when she spotted the man and cycled back to offer help. She says other cyclists were annoyed with him but that he was very apologetic when he realised the mistake he had made.
Ms Platt also said she could hear the bridge creaking under the weight of the car and that she hoped the bridge had been built to withstand such an unexpectedly heavy load.
Prince William has told a new mother, who made him a romper suit in anticipation for his first child, that he would keep the home-made gift.
The royal couple have been visiting Cambridge today - their first time as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
ITV News royal correspondent Tim Ewart reports: