Curcumin, key chemical in turmeric, protects against Alzheimer's Scientists believe it blocks beta amyloid proteins that form plaques These plaques are the most common sign of the disease, experts say.

Eating curry at least once a week may help ward off dementia, according to scientists. The study shows that a spice commonly used in the dish boosts brain power and protects against memory loss in old age. Curcumin, the key chemical in turmeric used in everything from mild Kormas to the hottest Vindaloos, is believed to delay or prevent dementia symptoms. Read more

The director of the inaugural SME Cambridgeshire Business Awards has hailed the response from the region’s small businesses after announcing the shortlist.

Winners of the awards, which are supported by media partner Cambridge Independent, will be announced at a gala ceremony and black-tie dinner at the Huntingdon Marriott Hotel on April 5. Read more