Families basked in the sunshine on the River Cam in Cambridge as England enjoyed temperatures of TWICE the normal average for this time of year.
Many went punting on the historic Backs as temperatures hit double figures in parts of the country, with highs of 13C in London. The average temperature for February is usually 6C, but many Brits stepped out without a coat for the first time after weeks of storms and flooding.
A ROAD SWEEPER who usually cleans up after the honorary degree ceremonies at Cambridge University is now receiving the prestigious award himself.
Over the past 500 years many great historical figures have been honoured by the university, including Albert Einstein, Mother Theresa, Nelson Mandela and Professor Stephen Hawking.
A student DOCTOR at prestigious Cambridge University has won a place in the Miss England final.
Carina Tyrrell, who is in her fifth year of medicine at Murray Edwards College, gained a place in the final after she was crowned Miss Cambridgeshire.
The 24-year-old, who hopes to become a global health doctor at Addenbrooke’s Hospital when she graduates, will now compete in the national beauty contest in June.
A SANTA hat put on a Cambridge University college roof as a prank had to be removed by THREE fire engines because it was considered a health and safety risk.
Students fastened the red hat to the spire of the famous Gate of Humility at Gonville and Caius College as an end of term joke.
But college authorities failed to see the funny side and phoned the fire brigade to remove the hat from the top of the 60ft building in case it fell on someone’s head.
A woman who was born into a family of travelling showmen has amazed her family by gaining a FIRST in her final exams at Cambridge University.
Zoah Hedges-Stocks, whose family has been working the fairgrounds since the early 1800s, is graduating from the prestigious university this week. The 23-year-old, who never completed a full school year and grew up in a caravan, spent every summer term working on her mum’s food van selling burgers, toffee apples and candy floss to fairgoers.
Cambridge University was illuminated with images of galaxies, fruit flies and plant cells during a spectacular light show to celebrate the end of the institution's 800th birthday year.
Thousands are expected to watch the specially commissioned show as it is repeated over the next three evenings.
Passers-by were shocked to see more than 1000 drunken Cambridge University students STRIPPING OFF and VOMITING at a riotous summer term party in a PUBLIC park in the historic city centre.
A King’s College chorister battling a terminal disease defied doctor’s orders to stay in hospital so he could sing at the choir’s world-famous carol service.
Musical prodigy Alex Stobbs, 20, suffers from a virulent form of cystic fibrosis and his lungs and digestive system are gradually collapsing.
A girl who has spent her life working with a travelling fair and never completed a full school year has won a place at Cambridge University.
Zoah Hedges-Stocks, 20, was born into a family of travelling showmen, who have been working the fairgrounds since the late 1800s.
After three centuries this will be the last year students at Cambridge University learn their exam results from a public notice board because it is too stressful for them.
The 300-year-old tradition of publicly posting exam results outside the Senate House for everyone to see is to be radically changed after a lengthy student campaign.