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Mixed picture as unemployment statistics released

Mixed news on unemployment in the Anglia region. It rose in the East Midlands which includes Northamptonshire. Now standing at 98,000 jobless people, an increase of 8,000 on the previous quarter. More than four percent are without work.

Unemployment figures in East Midlands

In the East of England, the figures are down by 5,000. Nationally, the jobless figures are the lowest for 12 years.

Unemployment figures in East Anglia

Stop the Press: A look at the changing face of local media

Over the last few years many communities have lost a valuable voice - their local newspaper.

The internet and changing habits lead to falling sales and eventual closure. Among the papers to have ceased to go to print are the Newmarket News, Beds on Sunday and Norwich Citizen.

More than 200 have closed throughout the country since 2005 - But could there be a fightback? While many have shut some new titles have started. In the first of a two part special report into the changing face face of our region's media Matthew Hudson looks at the fall and rise of the local paper.


Flying Scotsman's travel plans hit the buffers

Flying Scotsman grounded

Fans of the iconic Flying Scotsman who were hoping to see the legendary locomotive might be disappointed.

The engine was supposed to visit Peterborough, Ely and Norwich today but has developed a technical problem.

It'll stay in Peterborough to try and rectify the issue, with a view to travelling up the line tomorrow.

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