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Northampton marks 'International Women's Day' early

Event at the Guildhall in Northampton marks International Women's Day Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Guildhall in Northampton has hosted a drop in event to mark 'International Women's Day' which takes place on Sunday March 8th.

Northampton Borough Council and Northampton's Women's Forum have organised the event and have invited groups to exhibit along with workshops for people to join in with.

The Guildhall in Northampton Credit: ITV News Anglia

"There will be chance for women to network and find out about what's happening around the town and what services and opportunities there are."

– Cllr Anna King, Northampton Borough Council

International Women's Day has been marked since the early 1900s.

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Thousands of jobs could be under threat due to dramatic reduction in North Sea oil and gas revenue

There is a warning that thousands of jobs are under threat because of a dramatic reduction in North Sea oil and gas revenue.

It is likely to have more of an effect on oil production off Scotland, but firms in our region will not be immune from the economic decline.

They are calling on the Government to provide tax breaks to help make the UK energy industry more competitive.

Click below to watch Malcolm Robertson's report:

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Prime Minister will claim his economic plan 'is working in the East of England" during second visit to region

David Cameron at the Vauxhall factory in Luton on Tuesday. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

The Prime Minister will be back in the region today to set out his long-term economic plan for the East of England.

David Cameron will make a speech to business leaders in Felixstowe during his visit to Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.

He will claim the government's plan has worked so far in the East of England - making it the fastest growing economy outside of London.

Yesterday, the Prime Minister met automotive industry workers in Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire.

"We will keep working through our plan to secure a brighter future for hardworking people across the East of England by making the most of the region’s strengths in science, defence and energy, ensuring we have world-class infrastructure and backing business to create more jobs.”

– David Cameron.

Tesco offers communities £20k after stores 'mothballed'

Tesco is offering a £20,000 'community fund' to residents in Chatteris and Whittlesey to say sorry for not opening new stores earmarked for the towns.

Empty Tesco store to remain closed Credit: ITV News Anglia.

The deal has been struck by Fenland District Council and follows an earlier Tesco donation to Chatteris groups of £4,000 agreed with MP Steve Barclay after the store was mothballed.

The crisis-hit retailer announced last month it would close 43 stores, putting 2,000 jobs at risk.

Multimillion pound dementia research centre opens in Cambridge

A new multimillion pound research centre dedicated to developing dementia treatments is opening at Cambridge University today.

Dementia affects more than 800,000 people in the UK Credit: ITV News, Anglia

90 scientists will be based at the centre over the next five years, it's being funded by the Alzheimer's Research charity.

Dementia affects more than 800,000 people in the UK and costs the UK economy £23bn a year.

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