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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·

Changeable weather leaves limited picking time for asparagus growers

A recent warm spell as ripened the region's asparagus. Credit: ITV Anglia.

Asparagus farmers in the region are racing to harvest their crop at the moment

The limited picking season had been delayed because of the cold weather earlier this year - but the recent warm spell has ripened it and supermarkets are about to be inundated with abundant supplies.

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Tourist attractions get ready for early Easter

Now this weekend is of course a bumper bank holiday and that means thousands of us will be heading out for day trips and short breaks.

But Easter this year is early and that has brought a few complications for some businesses in our tourism industry as they rush to get ready for the start of the season.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Emily Knight.

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