National treasure David Attenborough came to Cambridge to film a sequence for an episode of his new series, The Green Planet, that will air on SundayAlex Parnham-Cope

Content note: This article mentions sexual violence 

Universities told to stop using NDAs to silence the victims of sexual violence 

Universities’ Minister Michelle Donelan called for the “shabby practice'' to be eliminated from university campuses.

She said the victims of sexual harassment should never be “bullied into silence” to protect universities’ reputation. Six vice-chancellors from universities including Cambridge have signed the pledge.

The website #Can’tBuyMySilence lists those that have signed up and she hopes this scrutiny will encourage more to  follow.

David Attenborough spotted in the Cambridge Botanical Gardens 

Clare College alumnus and national treasure David Attenborough has visited Cambridge’s Botanical Gardens to film an episode of The Green Planet that will air on Sunday. 

The documentary series explores the remarkable ways in which plants adapt to their environment to endure harsh and changing conditions. Attenborough uses technology to reveal the secrets of their world and to highlight their role in sustaining human life. 

Previous episodes of the show have been filmed in the tropical rainforests of Costa Rica and the freshwater ways of Brazil.

‘False Alarm’: Prince Charming mannequin mistaken for dead body 

Drivers on the M11 were alarmed to see feet protruding from a roll of carpet in a passing car on Saturday afternoon (15/01).

Police stopped the vehicle and found the driver blissfully unaware that his Prince Charming mannequin was being mistaken for a corpse. Officers advised the driver to be more careful next time he heads to a themed birthday party.


Mountain View

The Mormon farm in Cambridgeshire

Bad taste

A bakery and a kebab shop have been forced to closed after Cambridge Council made an unannounced inspection on 5th January.

The inspection came after a customer complained about, Hi, Sweety!, a bakery located at 71a Regent street.

During the inspection, a cockroach infestation was found near to where food was being prepared. Another precautionary inspection was then made at City Kebab next door where a similar infestation was also discovered.

Both businesses were then forced to close under Hygiene Emergency Orders while the infestation was treated. City Kebab then reopened only four days later on the 10th while Hi, Sweety! reopened on the 17th.