£46 million has been handed out to a number of businesses in the region to help create jobs and promote growth.
Solway Foods has confirmed that it is to close its food processing plant in Corby, Northamptonshire with the loss of 930 jobs.
Unemployment in the East of England increased by 6,000 in the three months to January, official figures have revealed.
Supermarkets are being criticised for buying pubs and turning them into convenience stores.
The Campaign for Real Ale says that on average two pubs a week were converted to supermarkets during the past year.
CAMRA is calling on the government to change the planning laws.
The supermarkets say they're only buying buildings which aren't commercially viable as pubs and whose owners are prepared to sell them.
Bosses at a food processing factory in Corby, where more than 900 jobs are under threat, are holding talks about the future of the site.
Solway Foods says closing the factory is a very real possibility as it is no longer viable.
The company has entered into a 45 day consultation with staff, but the Borough Council and MP Andy Sawford have set up a task force to try to save the site.
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The MP for Corby, Andy Sawford and the leader of Corby Borough Council have met with bosses of Solway Foods, where 900 jobs are at risk.
The MP and Corby Borough Council are working together to set up a task force to try to save the jobs at the company's Corby site.
A Northamptonshire food processing factory, which is under threat of closure, has started talks about its future.
Solway Foods in Corby announced on Friday that it's begun a 45 day consultation period, putting more than 900 jobs at risk.
Company bosses met with the local MP Andy Sawford and the leader of Corby Borough Council, Tom Beattie, this morning.
A task force is now being set up by Andy Sawford MP and the Council to try to help the factory stay open.
Andy Sawford MP, said. "We aim to do anything we can to keep Solway here in the town and obviously we want to talk to them about their decision making process, about time scales for any changes."
A food processing factory in Northamptonshire is due to hold 'urgent talks' this morning after it emerged 900 jobs are at risk.
Solway Foods, which produces fresh salads and sandwiches, will discuss its future with Corby MP Andy Sawford.
"My thoughts are with the 900 strong workforce who will now all be very worried about the future of their jobs. Solway operate in a very competitive market, they have recently lost some customers and they tell me the Corby site is ageing.
Solway have told me that they will consider all possibilities, including options for staying in Corby, and I have offered to help in anyway I can."
Andy Sawford MP
More than 11,000 people have applied for jobs at a new holiday village in Bedfordshire.
Centre Parcs is due to open its Woburn Forest site in the spring.
Bosses say most of the applicants live in the local area but they have had interest from as far afield as the Isle of Man and Inverness.
Half the 1,500 roles have now been filled, with two out of five new recruits aged between 16 and 24.
Judi Leavor, human resources director at Center Parcs, said: "It's fantastic to have received so many job applications for the new site already... This recruitment drive should have a tremendous impact on the local community in terms of economic growth, both in the short and long term."
It's emerged that 900 jobs are under threat at a food processing factory in Northamptonshire.
Solway Foods, which produces fresh salads and sandwiches, has confirmed that it may have to close its site in Corby.
The company has entered into a 45 day consultation period with staff.
Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Olivia Paterson
The first stage of an £11 million project to bring super-fast broadband to Northamptonshire will be completed this morning.
The Minister for Culture, Ed Vaizey, will be in Towcester as the new fibre-powered cabinets go live. They, along with other cabinets in Weedon and Paulerspury, will provide fast internet to 4,000 homes and businesses in the local area.
The new service is due to be rolled out across the county by next month.
A father from Essex has spearheaded a campaign against school holiday price hikes.
Peter Higgins says parents are being "ripped off" by holiday companies who are taking advantage of the high demand and threat of fines during the school breaks.
His e-petition, begun with the help of an Essex mother, already has more than 150,000 signatures but he says it's been ignored by government.
Mr Higgins wants a cap imposed on holiday companies so they can only increase prices by a certain amount during school breaks.
His petition explains: "Family time is so much more essential in the current working world, but so many people cannot afford holidays in school holidays.
"It's time to stop the holiday companies cashing in on school holidays and let parents have some guilt free family time!"
New figures suggest the East's in the grip of a building boom that will create thousands of new jobs.
One industry training group says more than 25,700 new building jobs will be created here in the next five years, making the region one of the strongest performers in the country.
The Construction Industry Training Board says private housing, industry and infrastructure projects will fuel the growth in jobs.