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Talking trade in MK: Chinese delegation visits post-Brexit

Milton Keynes is home to the development of the driverless car Credit: ITV News Anglia

A group of businessmen from China will visit Milton Keynes to talk trade links with the town in the wake of Brexit. In particular they'll be focusing on futuristic technologiessuch as the driverless car.

The delegation from the Shenzhen region of China will tour the town which recently celebrated its 50th Birthday.

They'll visit to Bletchley Park and the home of the driverless car.

The visit it being hosted by local business interest group MKBusiness Leaders Partnership.

Shenzen in south eastern China has a population of 18 million and in 2016 its GDP was worth $294 billion.

New business venture in Ely as floating hotel opens

One of the first floating hotel in the East of England opens in Ely Credit: ITV News Anglia

One of the East of England's first floating hotels has opened up in Ely, Cambridgeshire.

The Hotel Waternimf is owned Donna Spence and Stuart Fowler who have spent eleven months renovating the Dutch Barge.

Inside the floating hotel Credit: ITV News Anglia

"There comes a stage in life when you want more of a lifestyle kind of business and this has been my dream now for a number of years, it's been two years in the planning, eleven months in the construction and here we are."

– Stuart Fowler, owner
Donna Spence and Stuart Fowler inside the hotel Credit: ITV News Anglia


New push for more people to visit Northamptonshire

Credit: ITV News Anglia

A new campaign to attract more people to Northamptonshire is being launched.

It's being backed the former Saatchi advertising supremo James Lowther.

As part of the push, bosses will promote the county's credentials as having more stately homes than any other.

The beautiful village of Oundle in Northants. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The new tourism campaign - Northamptonshire: Britain's Best Surprise! - will be launched at Boughton House.

Figures show tourism brings in around 2 billion pounds a year to Cambridgeshire while Hertfordshire earns around the same but trailling behind is Northamptonshire with 1 billion generated by tourism.

Mobile visitor centre for A14 updates will tour towns & villages

Work has already begun on the A14 upgrade between Cambridge and Huntingdon Credit: ITV News Anglia

A mobile visitor centre with information about the upgrade of the A14 between Cambridge and Huntingdon, is being launched.

Highways England say it will visit towns and villages affected by the work on the road and will have information on how to plan journeys as well as updates on its progress.

Highways England want to be able to visit local communities along the route with information that will benefit more people, rather than asking them to come to a static visitor centre.

With this mobile visitor centre, the team will also head to business premises, local events, libraries, community and support groups as in particular over the next few years.

After today's launch, the mobile visitor centre will have its first outing at Tesco Bar Hill on Wednesday 15th March.

Read more about the start of work on A14 upgrade.


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