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Children in East Anglia get lowest pocket money in Britain - but still outstrip their parents' wages

Children's pocket money has risen more than twice as fast as their parents' wages since 1987.

Research by Halifax has found that pocket money has risen four fold with the average child in Britain receiving £6.35 per week. Meanwhile their parents' wages have only risen by 188% in the same 27 year period.

Two thirds of children do chores to earn their pocket money, and nearly 9 out of 10 of the youngsters surveyed understood that adults get money from working.

But whilst children in London get the most pocket money, with an average of £8.26 per week, East Anglian pocket money is only £5.15, the lowest in Britain.

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University of Northampton sees more than 100 members join Credit Union in first year

The University of Northampton.

The University of Northampton says more than 100 members have joined its Credit Union in the first year.

It's among a handful of educational unions in the UK - and lets students, staff and graduates borrow at rates of just 1%. It's aimed to help students avoid high-interest loans.

Click below to watch Olivia Paterson's report:

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FA boss in Suffolk to talk sport

The chairman of the Football Association Greg Dyke has been touring sports facilities in Lowestoft which he hopes will ultimately help protect the future of the game.

He was looking around the new pavilion at Dip Farm and the all weather pitch at Kirkley and Pakefield Community sports and social club.

The FA says it is committed to investing in grassroots football and that these two projects are examples of the work that is going on to improve standards.

Click below to watch a clip with Greg Dyke.

Scandinavia-bound ferry on final trip

The DFDS ferry leaves Harwich Credit: ITV News Anglia

The UK's only ferry link from our region to Scandinavia is making its final crossing.

The last passengers boarded the DFDS Seaways ship bound for Denmark yesterday. It is due to arrive in Esbjerg early this afternoon.

The route between Harwich in Essex and the Danish port had been in operation for nearly 140 years, but DFDS says new European laws on what fuel they use mean the route is no longer sustainable. Passenger numbers have dropped from 300,000 to about 80,000.

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