A council has backed plans for a permanent memorial to Stephen Hawking following a regional daily-backed campaign.
Now Cambridge City Council has unanimously supported a motion in favour of the idea, although it is not yet known what form such a tribute would take.
The News ran several special editions following Professor Hawking’s death and his funeral, and a front page backing the campaign on Saturday.
Editor David Bartlett said: “I’m delighted Cambridge City Council voted unanimously to move forward with the idea of a permanent memorial to Prof Hawking.
“I committed the support and involvement of the Cambridge News ahead of the vote because I believe the professor’s huge impact on the world should be recognised.
“I also believe it is an opportunity to do something truly special that can become a world-class artwork.
“We will work with the council to help ensure the public are fully consulted and has the widest possible support.”