The East has seen its biggest ever increase in foodbank users. Over the last year there's been a 230% rise in numbers asking for help.
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors says trend of house sales increases was found to be flattest in East Anglia and East Midlands
House prices rose nationally in February according to one analyst - but not in East Anglia.
Nearly 1 in 3 children in Norwich are living in poverty.
Figures released by the Campaign to End Child poverty found that the Tendring district of Essex and Luton also have a high proportion of children living without the essentials.
South Cambirdgeshire and Uttelsford district of Essex have some of the lowest levels in our region.
The property market in Southend is ending the year on a high. The Essex seaside town has recorded the country's biggest rise in house prices this year according the Halifax.
And Cambridge is home to seven of the most expensive streets in the region.
Shoppers in the region say the post Christmas sales seem quieter than in previous years.Retailers usually offer big savings after Boxing Day but fewer people seem to be looking to spend in tough economic conditions.
The Prime Minister David Cameron admitted the last year had been tough but insisted austerity measures are working. In Cambridge yesterday the City Centre was busy but not packed. Businesses there described trading as acceptable rather than exceptional.
Department stores across the East have said sales this Christmas have been the best ever with takings up considerably despite the economic downturn.
It was a gloomy start to December for retailers, but the last week has provided a much-needed boost before what experts say will be an 'ongoing endurance test' in 2013.
Thousands of bargain hunters have descended on the region's shopping malls and high streets for the post-Christmas sales. Experts say sales records are being smashed as shoppers look to make big savings.
It was a gloomy outlook for retailers throughout December with many people waiting for the last weekend before Christmas to do their shopping.
The British Retail Consortium says Christmas trading hasn't been exceptional but when sales figures come out in January they're predicted to show a modest rise compared to last year.
The communities secretary Eric Pickles has announced the government's local authority spending in England for next year.
One of our region's most deprived areas - Great Yarmouth in Norfolk - is the hardest hit, while Uttlesford in Essex gets the biggest funding increase in the region.