Milton Keynes will tomorrow play host to its first game for this year's Rugby World Cup.
In the first of three games taking place at the venue, France will look to take on Canada. The other two will feature Samoa against Japan and Uruguay facing Fiji.
With more than thirty thousand fans expected at each game the tournament is worth more than 50 million pounds to the town.
The MK Don's chairman said;
Ten years ago you would not have imagined milton keynes hosting a worldwide event, a big international sporting event but the stadium has helped put us on the map.
Whether it was finding a first time job or changing career thousands of people have been taking advantage of Milton Keynes annual Job Show.
Now in its fourth year the two day event was the biggest yet.
The council says it's symbolic of the town's booming economy.
Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Russell Hookey.
It's the biggest sporting event in Britain since the Olympics, and this region is playing a vital part in it.
The Rugby World Cup is expected to boost the economy by a billion pounds. Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Liz Summers.
A major event aiming to drive forward growth across our region will take place in Milton Keynes today.
The Milton Keynes jobs fair will see 90 top employers, including the Army, and businesses like John Lewis and Ikea, offer around 10,000 jobs to people in the area.
The event will take place at the Centre MK today and tomorrow and organisers are expecting 105,000 people to attend over the two days.
It takes place between 10am and 6pm.
You've probably never heard of Maris Otter barley but chances are, if you like a decent pint of beer, you've most certainly drunk it.
It's a particular type of barley that is grown in North Norfolk and is celebrating its 50th anniversary this weekend with a beer festival at Open in Norwich.
Click below to watch Kate Prout's report.
Stansted Airport is consulting people living under the flight-path on a new take-off procedure which could reduce the effects of aircraft noise.
The airport's management want to know what people think of the 'Performance Based Navigation' technology, which uses GPS to allow planes taking off to keep to their flight paths more accurately.
Results from a trial on two of Stansted's existing departure routes (Clacton 22 and Detling 04) apparently show that 85% fewer people are directly overflown by aircraft using the new procedure.
The airport has been working on the initiative with its consultative committee (STACC), easyJet and NATS (air traffic provider) for more than two years. It is now seeking views from the local community to help shape its final proposal before submitting it to the Civil Aviation Authority for approval.
"We feel the noise and environmental benefits from this project are considerable and urge our local communities to look at the achievements and facts provided in the consultation materials and make their responses accordingly."
Luton Airport has also just started trialling the technology. From this month flights leaving the Bedfordshire airport and heading west will be guided by Area Navigation Technology, known as ARNAV, which draws flights away from more densely populated areas.
The Prime Minister's visit to the East to unveil plans to create millions more apprenticeships.
David Cameron said they would be paid for by a "levy" on large companies that aren't investing enough in staff training.
The Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin - also in the region today - said around 30 thousand of those new apprenticeships would be in road and rail industry.
Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Matthew Hudson.
The Prime Minister has visited Norwich to unveil plans to create millions more apprenticeships.
David Cameron said they would be paid for by a "levy" on large companies that aren't investing enough into staff training.
Kate Prout joined him as he met young workers at KLM in Norwich. Click below to watch her report.
The Prime Minister's been in Norwich to announce plans for 3 million apprentices in the next Parliament. 270,000 will be in the east.Read the full story ›
Plans to create more than 30,000 apprenticeships in the road and rail industry have been unveiled at an event in Northampton.
The Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin, was visiting the National Training Academy for Rail, which is due to open in six weeks time.
The minister said it would create a larger workforce for the transport industry that was highly skilled and more diverse.
It comes as the Prime Minister David Cameron has been visiting Norwich airport to launch the plans which will see 270,000 apprentices created in the East of England.
- More than 30,000 apprenticeship places will be created across the road and rail industry.
- More than £70 billion to improve transport infrastructure.
- 'Most ambitious' investment in rail since Victorian times.
- Most extensive improvements to roads since 1970s.
Click below to watch a short clip with the Transport Secretary.