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Cameron takes up role as president of Cambridge charity

David Cameron is the new president of the Cambridge-based charity. Credit: PA/ITV News Anglia

The former Prime Minister David Cameron has announced he's to become president of Cambridge-based charity Alzheimer's Research UK.

Mr Cameron revealed the news in The Times today, and will take up the position immediately.

He wrote that there needs to be greater funding for dementia research, as well as a more open discussion around the condition.

"We must win the battle for priorities," he said.

"Cancer research and stroke research deserve all their funding - but dementia shouldn't be so far behind."

"Dementia steals people's lives, turns their relationships upside down, destroys their hopes and dreams. We owe it to them, their families and their carers to find a solution."

The role is the second that Mr Cameron has taken since standing down following the EU referendum last year.


Prime Minister asks Northamptonshire prison for 'secret' to transforming inmates' lives

David Cameron at HMP Onley. Credit: Christopher Furlong/PA Wire

The Prime Minister has visited one of the region's top prisons where he was told ex-convicts needed more support once they had been released.

David Cameron talked to prisoners and staff at HMP Onley on the Northamptonshire border.

He asked for "the secret" of transforming inmates into contributing members of society once they leave jail.

It comes on a day the government unveiled a sweeping programme of prison reforms.

Election 2015 - your issues raised

Today marks 100 days to go until the General Election Credit: ITV News

With 100 days to go until the General Election, an exclusive poll commissioned by ITV News has highlighted the top concerns for voters.

Nationally, the NHS came out as the biggest issue.

But here in the East, immigration is the top priority - 55% of those questioned said it should be a main focus for the government - compared to 49% nationally.

Managing the National Health service is a very close second for our region, with 53% saying it should be a priority issue.

And the cost of living rounds out the top 3 - with 25% citing it as a concern.

ITV News Anglia's Political Correspondent Emma Hutchinson has been talking to all the main party leaders about what they're doing to convince voters.


PM announces jobs boost for region

Prime Minister David Cameron at the Festival of British Business Credit: PA

The Prime Minister David Cameron has announced the creation of around 400 new jobs for the region.

Speaking at the launch of the International Festival for Business (IFB) he announced that UK companies have agreed new deals worth over £200m which will create or safeguard more than 800 UK jobs.

Volkswagen Financial Services - which provides finance and insurance services to customers -are creating 340 jobs in Milton Keynes

Multimatic motorsports are creating 232 R&D and manufacturing jobs in Coventry and Norfolk.

The IFB is the biggest trade fair in the UK in over 60 years and will be the biggest festival of business events globally in 2014.

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) has organised the British Business Embassy which will launch the festival and showcase what Britain has to offer to international business leaders and decision makers.

Man charged after Cameron protest

Protestors gather during David Cameron's visit to Norwich Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man has been charged with a public order offence after a disturbance during the Prime Minister's visit to Norfolk. 53 year old Andrew Peel will appear in court next month.

Protestors threw placards at David Cameron's car as he arrived at the Forum in Norwich last night.

More than sixty people had gathered to voice their anger over Government cuts.

Cameron says scheme will get thousands on property ladder

A new scheme help people buy their own home was launched today in Weston Favell in Northampton by the Prime Minister.

The Help-to-Buy mortgage guarantee means that buyers will only need a deposit of as little a 5 per cent.

The Prime Minister said that too many hardworking people were finding it impossible to buy their own home because they "haven’t got rich parents and can’t pay the deposit up front".

There is a need for Government to act. Buying your first home is about far more than four walls to sleep at night.

It’s somewhere to put down roots and raise a family. It’s an investment for the future. Above all, it’s a sign that everything you’ve put in has been worth it.

So from today, thousands of people will be able to get a foot on the housing ladder by applying for the new Help to Buy mortgage guarantee.

If you've got 5 per cent of the funds for a mortgage deposit, we’re providing a guarantee to the banks to help you get the rest.

– David Cameron
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