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Future generations will never own their "forever" home

73% of people in the East of England fear future generations will never have a 'forever home' Credit: ITV News Anglia

Nearly three quarters of us in the East fear future generations will never own their "forever" home.

The charity Shelter says the housing shortage means millions are facing a lifetime of instability.

73% of younger people felt it was harder for them to get a home to settle down in, than it was for their parents.

“The fact that vast numbers of people fear their grandchildren will never have a home to put down roots in, highlights the sad truth that this country is once again at the mercy of a housing crisis.

Our current housing shortage means millions are facing a lifetime of instability and, understandably, people are giving up hope".

– Campbell Robb, Shelter’s CEO


'Eastern Powerhouse' devolution deal expected on budget day

Chancellor George Osborne outside Downing Street. Credit: Press Association.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer is expected to announce a devolution deal for a so-called Eastern Powerhouse today as he delivers his budget.

It will mean more powers for Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire and the chance to make important decisions in areas like road, rail and digital infrastructure.

But the deal has met opposition. Cambridge councillors have previously said they do not believe a combined deal for the three counties was in the best interests of Cambridgeshire tax payers.

East Anglian chocolate businessmen set to make millions from sell-off

Hotel Chocolat is set to float on London's Alternative Investment Market (AIM). Credit: ITV News Anglia

Its name hinted at origins in a Parisian back street but Hotel Chocolat actually began life in Royston in Hertfordshire and has become an international success with shops in many of our towns and cities.

The company now boasts revenues of £81 million a year and when it is floated on the stock market its founders stand to make a fortune.

Huntingdon-based company Hotel Chocolat will be floated on the stock market raising capital to fund expansion of the business.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Claire McGlasson


Great Yarmouth’s most historic buildings transformed

St George’s Theatre is now a jewel in Great Yarmouth’s cultural crown

A four million pound project to restore some of Great Yarmouth's most historic buildings is complete.

The work started in 2012 and included the repair of five listed buildings.

The centrepiece of the project was the renovation of St George's Theatre, a Grade I listed former chapel dating from 1714.

The initiative has significantly regenerated the King Street area

“The initiative has significantly regenerated the King Street area, saving several historic, formerly empty buildings for new viable uses, including Skippings Gallery, a neighbourhood centre and new homes.

It is also a fantastic showcase of Great Yarmouth’s ability to deliver on conservation and sends a very positive message to potential funders and investors.”

– Cllr Bernard Williamson

Tourism campaign begins to promote 'Cambridgeshire'

King's College, Cambridge Credit: ITV News Anglia

A new way of promoting the county of Cambridgeshire as a tourist destination officially starts today.

Called 'Visit Cambridge and Beyond' it aims to encourage people to look further than just the city for days out.

Corpus Christi college, Cambridge Credit: ITV News Anglia

More than five million tourists visit Cambridge each year which is worth £583 million to the city's economy. It accounts for 17 per cent of local employment.

86 per cent of people visiting Cambridge usually on come on day trips. The idea is to encourage people to stay longer and look further than just the city.

Feeling lucky? Many queue for chance to win £57.8m

We're just hours away from finding out who's won the biggest ever Lotto jackpot. Nearly £60m is up for grabs in tonight's big rollover. Although the odds suggest you're more likely to be struck by lightning than match 6 numbers, lots of people were out and about buying last-minute tickets today.

To see what some people in Northamptonshire are planning to spend their potential winnings on, watch Sarah Cooper's report below:

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