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Live reaction as Cambridge children’s hospital gets approval

Cambridge's long-awaited children's hospital has got the go-ahead from Health Secretary Matthew Hancock.

The Government minister – who is also MP for West Suffolk – spoke on Good Morning Britain about Government plans for £1 billion worth of building projects, including the hospital.

He said the hospital would "use cutting edge technology to make sure that we give the very best treatment available in the whole world to very sick children".

ITV reports that the hospital would be a £100million project, and would likely be based at the Addenbrooke's/Papworth site.

The report says that funding for the project isn't part of the Government's £963 million allocation, but this go-ahead means Cambridge University Hospitals can start raising cash by selling off land.

There have been plans in the works for a children's hospital in Cambridge since 2005 , but the project has been repeatedly pushed back.

We'll be bringing you live reaction to the news throughout the day.

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