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Millions heading to the polls in the EU referendum in the Anglia region

Voting has started in the historic referendum to decide Britain's future in the European Union.

Voting is under in Britain's historic referendum on membership of the European Union. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Archive/Press Association Images

More than 5 million people are registered to vote in the Anglia region in the European Union referendum.

The UK is being asked if it wants to remain a member of the European Union or leave the institution after 43 years.

Polling stations are open until 10pm with the votes being counted overnight. The result of the historic vote is expected to be known in the early hours of Friday.

There are 56 voting districts across the Anglia region based on local council areas. Most polling stations are located where they usually are for General Elections.


Business leaders demand better performance by new rail franchise

The successful bidder will be announced in the coming weeks. Credit: ITV Anglia.

As the Government prepares to announce the successful bidder for the East Anglia rail franchise in the coming weeks, a letter's been written to the government demanding a better rail service for the region.

The Great Eastern Mainline Taskforce, which is made up of local business leaders and MP wrote to the transport secretary to ask any new tender includes new rolling stock, and better journey times·


600 jobs could be created in new Suffolk business park

An artist impression of the Suffolk Business Park Credit: Curzon De Vere, Developers

600 jobs could be created if plans for a new business park are approved in Suffolk.

The development at Great Blakenham near Ipswich would be eco-friendly and if given the go-ahead would be opened by 2019.

"This exciting ground breaking development will give the local economy a major boost and help Mid-Suffolk meet its commitment to find land for an additional 8000 jobs by 2026. Because of its unique position it will attract both local and international businesses and will provide jobs for local people and reduce levels of out-commuting from the district."

– Nick Davey, Partner of The JTS Partnership LLP and planning consultant for the build

Stansted-based Ryanair to cut fares by 7%

Michael O'Leary was delighted with the company's results. Credit: PA

Stansted-based airline Ryanair has revealed it plans to cut fares by 7% this year as annual profits soared.

The budget airline wants to reduce its prices in a bid to keep passengers flying despite concerns following terror attacks in Paris and Brussels.

The impact of the recent EgyptAir plane crash may further weaken the appetite for international travel over the coming months.

Ryanair's profits last year.

The cuts came as Ryanair posted profits after tax up 43% to £959 million in the year to March compared with a year ago.

The full-year to 2016 was a year in which we delivered significant traffic and profit growth in all four quarters.

– Michael O'Leary, Ryanair Chief Executive

Campaigners to fight plans to build waste incinerator in Bedfordshire

Campaigners say they'll keep fighting renewed plans to build a waste incinerator near a village in Bedfordshire.

An American company has permission to build a 24-acre facility at 'Rookery South Pit' near Stewartby. It says the site could generate enough energy to power 65,000 homes.

But some people living nearby have been campaigning against it for nearly a decade and they say they're not backing down now.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Sarah Cooper.

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