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Universities 'will have to look at investments'

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Oxford University is not the only UK educational institution to have accepted funding from Huawei.

It has worked with over 20 universities over the last five years. They include the University of Surrey which has accepted £5m from the Chinese telecoms equipment maker while Huawei has invested £1m into a lab at Cambridge University.

MP Tom Tugendhat says: "I'm sure that each of these universities will have to look very carefully at the investments that [China] is making."

Cambridge student 'fell to death in Lakes running game'

A Cambridge University student probably fell to his death during an unofficial Lake District running game, Cumbria's senior coroner has concluded.

John Grenfell-Shaw, 25, from Bristol, was taking part in a game of hares and hounds, with the latter chasing the former over rough ground.

The inquest in Cockermouth heard that on Haystacks, a fell nearly 2,000ft (600m) high, he went down a gully which runners had been advised was dangerous and to be avoided.

About 25 people were taking part in the game.

1:25000 map of Hay Stacks showing the steepness of its northern side
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Mr Grenfell-Shaw, described as a fit and capable runner and climber, was last seen at 11:30 on 5 July, and a search began involving mountain rescue volunteers and his friends after he was reported missing.

His body was found in the gully and the coroner, Sally Cheema, concluded he had died from a traumatic head injury having fallen a considerable distance as a result of an accident.

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Fancy a flavour of FA Cup drama?

#FAPeoplesCup

If the thrills and spills of the FA Cup third-round action has got you excited - how about getting a flavour of it yourself?

The 2019 FA People's Cup is now open for entries.

There's no experience required, it's free and you get the chance to play at St George's Park and lift a trophy during the FA Cup final in May.

Don't take out word for it - have a look at how these players felt about taking part in 2018...

FA People's Cup: The winners' 'outstanding' day at Wembley

Find out more about the competition and how you can get involved here.

Football

Colin Calderwood's reign as Cambridge United manager gets off to a losing start as the U's are beaten by fellow strugglers Morecambe.

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Christmas' most terrifying solo

The solo you only know you're singing seconds before
The choirboys at King's College Chapel in Cambridge have a more nerve-wracking Christmas than most. 

One of them will be picked to sing the solo for Once in Royal David's City in the Nine Lessons in Carols service that gets broadcast around the world on Christmas Eve - but they will only find out seconds before they're supposed to sing.

The choirmaster judges who is in good voice on the day - and points at his selected soloist as the broadcast starts.

Rupert Peacock is one of the only boys to have sung the solo so often as a choirboy - twice on the radio and once on the television. Hear him speak about Christmas' most terrifying solo.

Producer: Sophia Smith Galer
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Learner driver's 100mph police pursuit in Cambridgeshire
The 21-year-old led officers on a pursuit so dangerous they eventually called it off.