Police forces and councils across the Anglia region are facing up to a big reduction in the funding they get from central government of up to 14%. It means they face tough choices on how to save money and cut services in the coming year.
Plans for a 130 metre tall wind turbine near Ipswich have been turned down by councillors.
The group, Partnership for Renewables, wanted to build on farmland at Wherstead, but residents in neighbouring villages, said it would dominate their lives.
Babergh District Council's planning committee voted unanimously against the plans.
The head of the East of England Ambulance Service is to step down in the coming months as the search for his sucessor begins less than a year after he started the job.
Anthony Marsh became interim Chief Executive of the Trust in January, tasked with improving ambulance response times. Also Chief Executive of the West Midlands Ambulance Service, he faced criticism over his quarter of a million pound salary.
His appointment was meant to last for up to two years, but the trust has already advertised for a replacement. Mr Marsh will stay until a successor is found.
A man has died after a flat fire in Norwich which happened at around 12pm today.
The man was discovered in the flat in West Pottergate in the city.
Emergency services tried to resuscitate him, but he died at the scene.
An investigation has begun into the cause of the fire.
Essex County Council is facing the biggest cut in government funding in the Anglia region with nearly £49 million lopped off its budget.
Early assessments of the Local Government finance settlement, which sets out how much money each local authority will receive from the government in 2015/2016, indicate the Essex could be facing a cut of around 13 per cent on its funding.
Bedford Hospital has told people not to come to its Accident and Emergency department unless it's absolutely necessary.
The hospital is struggling to cope with what it's calling "exceptionally high demand" and cancelled all routine operations on Thursday 18 December to free up beds.
Hospital bosses say they're working hard to resolve the issue but have warned that patients with serious and life-threatening conditions will take priority in the meantime.
Essex police have begun a murder enquiry after a man believed to be in his late teens was stabbed in Oaklands Park in Chelmsford.
It happened at 3.15pm on Moulsham Street. The man who is believed to be from Chelmsford, was taken to Chelmsford's Broomfield Hospital where he later died.
The murder investigation has been launched by the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate.
A police cordon has been put in place at the scene.
The suspect is described as white, 6ft tall, of medium build and wearing a dark coloured top.
Anyone with information should contact Chelmsford CID on 101.
Custody cells at a police station in Northamptonshire were left open on Thursday to try to encourage criminals to hand themselves in before Christmas.
Officers have already posted special Christmas cards to offenders who're wanted in Wellingborough but they want them to come forward now or face being arrested on the day itself.
Click below for a report from Wellingborough police station by ITV News Anglia's Sarah Cooper
Police have caught one of the UK's most wanted fugitives trying to fly into East Winch airfield in Norfolk in a light aircraft.
Paul John Scott, 32, from Liverpool was arrested as part of a National Crime Agency investigation into a Merseyside gang which plotted to smuggle up to 40 tonnes of drugs into the country.
Officers from Norfolk Police and Border Force were waiting for the aircraft to touchdown after reports from a member of the public about activity on the airfield ten days earlier.
Scott will appear in Liverpool Crown Court in January charged with conspiracy to import cocaine. The pilot of the aircraft was also arrested.
Two bars in Northampton will remain closed for the foreseeable future after a fight on Friday 12 December which left eight people in hospital.
The licensing committee for Northampton Borough council has met to decide the fate of NU bar and Faces, both on Bridge street. They both had their licences suspended.
The council says it will keep the suspension in force until a review of the licences again in January.
Cambridge academic Professor Stephen Hawking is famous the world over for his book A Brief History of Time. He's also the subject of a new film called The Theory of Everything to be released in cinemas on New Year's Day. It's based around of the memoirs of his first wife and their life in Cambridge.
The film explores the couple's love story and how Professor Hawking was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. The role of Jane is played by the actress Felicity Jones.