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Wedding business to rise from the ashes after £250,000 of vintage cars destroyed in fire

The owners of a wedding car company say they're determined to re-build their lives after their home and business were destroyed in a garage fire.

12 vintage and classic cars, including Rolls Royces and Bentleys, were burnt out after a fire at the Classic Wedding Cars company in Thorney near Peterborough.

It's left up to 200 wedding couples looking for other ways of getting to the church on time.

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


Stansted corridor growing 20% faster than the rest of the country

A meeting at Stansted Airport has been hearing how the corridor along the M11 from London to Cambridge could be the key to unlocking massive economic growth for the region.

Experts say, with the right support, it could attract enough high-tech firms to rival anything anywhere else in the world.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Matthew Hudson

Public asked for views on plans for the future of Norwich Market

Norwich Market. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A formal consultation has begun on plans to rejuvenate Norwich Market.

It's part of the City Council's ten-year strategy to keep the market a vibrant place to shop.

The plans were put together after two months of discussions with stall holders and businesses last summer.

The idea is create more jobs and boost the city's economy.

"At each stage in this process we have really wanted the traders and the wider public to be involved and to give us their views.

Nearly 1,000 people responded to last year's survey, which was fantastic, and we separately consulted businesses, traders and other groups to make sure that as far as possible we reflected everyone's voice in the shaping of our strategy.

Now this formal consultation seeks to make sure that our strategy is right before it is formally adopted."

– Cllr Paul Kendrick

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Malcolm Robertson

Business experts to discuss how region can cash in on airport's success

Stansted recently announced BA would move some flights to the airport. Credit: PA.

Business experts from around the world will meet at Stansted Airport today to discuss how companies in the surrounding area can cash in on its growing popularity.

The corridor from London, past Stansted and onto Cambridge, is thought to be an important growth area for the region - with the potential to compete on a global scale.


How important is the region's manufacturing industry?

All this week we've been looking at the state of our region's manufacturing industry - from the traditional skills that are still managing to survive in today's world to the niche products that are doing well.

Dr Jag Shrai from the Institute for Manufacturing has been talking to us about the importance of manufacturing to our region.

Click below to hear from Dr Jag Srai

Stallholders on Cambridge market face rent hike

Cambridge market. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Market traders in Cambridge have urged councillors to re-think plans to raise rents for their pitches.

The city council insists it would bring prices into line with other markets and should only effect about a third of the 100 licence holders.

But stallholders are warning it could hit their trade and make every day more of a struggle.

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