The University of Hertfordshire has developed robots which could help older people stay living independently.Read the full story ›
The world's largest container ship is heading for the Suffolk coast. 395 metres long and 58 metres wide, the MSC Oscar is due to dock at the Port of Felixstowe this afternoon.
In January the world's previous largest container the CSCL Globe, which carries up to 19,100 containers, docked at the Suffolk port. With a maximum capacity of 19,244 containers the MSC Oscar, owned by the Mediterranean Shipping Company, is even bigger.
Hundreds of ship-spotters are expected to be at the harbour to see The Oscar arrive. She is due in between one and two o'clock this afternoon.
Street traders in Colchester say they'll go out of business if the local council forces them to leave their current site.Read the full story ›
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.
"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."
International Women's Day has been marked since the early 1900s.
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn is one of only two hospitals in the UK to trial germ-fighting robots from America.
The machines use high intensity ultra violet rays to kill infectious bugs such as Norovirus and C.Difficile in less than 15 minutes.
The trial will focus on deep-cleaning isolation rooms.
A man from Northamptonshire has begun an epic journey, to walk 5,500 miles from his home town of Kettering to Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa.Read the full story ›
The Stevenage built LISA Pathfinder Science Module is ready for transportation to Munich for final testing before launch in September.Read the full story ›
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.
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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.”
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.
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.