Can we build our way out of the housing shortage? Developers clash with those who want to protect the East's rural way of life.
Increasing numbers of commuters are driving Eastwards to escape London prices, but in the process are they driving up property prices?
Head of Housing at Cambridge City Council calls on the government to take action and prevent investors buying homes and leaving them empty
Cleaners working on the East Coast line, running through Stevenage and Peterborough, are to stage a fresh strike in a row over pay, but action in a separate dispute over jobs has been suspended.
The Rail, Maritime and Transport union said cleaning staff employed by contractor ISS on the East Coast line will walk out for two days from Friday over pay.
Acting general secretary Mick Cash said ISS cleaners had not received a pay rise since 2011.
A planned 48 hour walkout from Friday by cleaners working on Interserve contracts for the Eurostar, over jobs, was called off after new proposals were put forward.
A study by The Children's Society has revealed that hundreds of thousands of children in the East of England are living in families crippled with debt, and it's having a massive impact on their lives.
The Children's Society and StepChange Debt say children in families which are failing to keep up with bill and loan repayments miss out on essentials, suffer from anxiety, and many experience bullying as a result of their family's problems.
- In total, more than 130,000 families in the East of England are in problem debt, owing over £240 million in bills and loans.
- Norfolk has the biggest number, with 45,346 families across the county struggling to keep up with repayments.
- In Clacton in Essex and Great Yarmouth in Norfolk, 30% of all families are affected.
Russell Hookey spoke to Dr Sam Royston from The Children's Society, and began by asking him, why is this happening?
A cancer patient from Essex has attacked a decision not to fund a new life-prolonging drug on the NHS - because it's too expensive.
Kim Mawby was told she only had six months to live three years ago when she discovered her breast cancer had spread. After being taken onto a trial for Kadcyla, she saw amazing results.
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence or NICE hasannounced it would not fund the drug.
A mother from Essex whose life has been extended thanks to a new cancer drug has criticised the news it's to be blocked by a health watchdog.
Kim Mawby from Nazeing in Essex was told three years ago she had 6 months to live. Her breast cancer had spread to the chest wall and lung.
The mum of two was accepted onto a trial for the drug Kadcyla. After just nine weeks on the medication she went for a scan at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London.
– Kim Mawby
"We went up there with my partner and sister, we were all quite nervous and she said to me the results are more than fantastic, they're brilliant, the cancer we can't see it. That was after three treatments of Kadcyla, the cancer in the chest wall and the lung, they couldn't see anymore. Three years on it's been the same result so it's been working wonderfully for me."
The National Institute for Clinical Excellence has announced it would not supply the drug on the NHS because £90,000 per patient per year, it is too expensive.
Kadcyla's manufacturer Roche says it's already reduced the price and other European countries have no problem funding it.
– Dr Jayson Dalla, Roche Products Ltd
"Despite Roche offering a significant discount we are once again disappointed that NICE has not shown any flexibility on access to Kadcyla... Refusing patients access to this drug is an incredible injustice and tantamount to turning the clock back in cancer research and development."
Parking charges are to be introduced at Cambridge's park-and-ride sites.
The £1 fee - which is on top of the bus fare - will apply at Babraham Road, Madingley Road, Milton, Newmarket Road and Trumpington.
The council said it had to find an extra £1 million to cover the running costs of the scheme.
Luton's multi-million pound inner ring road's being officially opened by the Transport Minister this morning after a wait of more than 40 years.
The link road which runs from the junction of Old Bedford Road and Hucklesby Way to St Mary's roundabout completes the inner ring road.
The region's to get hundreds of millions of pounds to help provide new roads, more homes and encourage small businesses start up.
It's part of a Government scheme aimed at stimulating growth away from London. It's hoped it will create thousands of new jobs.
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