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What the East of England expects from the Chancellor's Budget

What the Anglia region wants from the Chancellor's Budget on Wednesday Credit: ITV News

The Chancellor Philip Hammond will deliver his Budget on Wednesday outlining the Government's plans for tax and spending.

We already know some of what he'll say in his speech; there will be measures to see thousands more homes being built, including social housing.

And we can expect a few announcements on transport such as an investment in driverless cars and cheaper travel for under 30s.

The Budget is the second one this year and will mark the first time since November 1996 the financial address has been given in the autumn.

  • Click to watch a preview of the Budget from ITV News Anglia's Political Correspondent Emma Hutchinson with a report by Dani Crawshaw


Zoo keeper picks up deadly disease saving animals abroad

Rebecca Willers has a rare disease which may have been picked up while help save tigers in Indonesia. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A zoo owner who's dedicated her life to saving animals is left with a deadly disease after she was bitten by an insect in the jungle.

It is thought Rebecca Willers's condition was triggered while she was helping to combat tiger poaching on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.

It's left the director of Shepreth Zoo in Cambridgeshire with a disease that could kill her and which is already having a major impact on her life.

  • Click to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Matthew Hudson

An untreatable medical condition which is likely to end, or at least shorten, her life.

Probably triggered by an insect bite or parasite Diffuse Systemic Sclerosis causes Rebecca's immune system to attack healthy cells.


Profits nosedive for Luton based EasyJet but business picking up

easyJet profits drop by 17% Credit: ITV News Anglia

Luton based easyJet's seen its profits nosedive by 17 per cent after taking a hit from the weak pound.

Bosses say it's been a difficult year for the industry as the company announced pre-tax profits of £408 million, down from almost £500 million the year before.

But easyJet say it performed well in the final three months because of Ryanair's problems with flight cancellations.

Trading in this financial year is up though due to the recent collapse of Monarch airlines.

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