An Conservative MP from Essex says Harlow has been living 'under siege' for over a year because of illegal travellers' sites around the town.
Robert Halfon says the number of travellers parking illegally in Harlow has left the town at crisis point.
It's thought up to 79 unauthorised camps have sprung up in and around Harlow over the past year. Mr Halfon wants the police to start taking direct action to move the travellers.
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The Eurosceptic Conservative MP for Peterbrough, Stewart Jackson, has tweeted that any Tory MP would be 'completely insane' to defect to Ukip.
It follows the victory by Mark Reckless in the Rochester and Strood by-election after he defected to Ukip.
Any Tory MP who defects to UKIP on the basis of the result in Rochester and Strood (whatever it is) would frankly be completely insane
Congratulations to Mark Reckless for his victory last night after a tough fight in #RochesterandStrood He'll be gone in May
Stewart Jackson has a majority of just under 5,000 votes in Peterborough and it is one of the constituencies being targeted by Ukip in the East of England.
A Norfolk landlady is urging MPs to back changes which she believes could help stop the growing number of pubs closing.
Dawn Hopkins, landlady at The Rose Inn, said: "Pubs are getting turned into supermarkets, being developed for housing. Licencees are struggling and, if you have a pub company involved, it's even harder to make a living with the rents they charge and charging you double the amount for your beer that you would pay if you went directly to the breweries."
The House of Commons is due to debate an amendment to the Small Business Bill. It could help to secure fair rents and cheaper beer prices for licencees tied to big pub companies.
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Around 2,000 trees will be planted in Peterborough today as a tribute to people from the city who lost their lives in the First World War.
The project was the brainchild of Peterborough City Council cabinet member Nigel North who thought that it would be a good way to mark the First World War centenary.
1,914 native woodland trees are due to be planted in total on the site between Swanspool and Raleigh Way in Ravensthorpe.
Volunteers are now being urged to help plant the trees between 10am and 4pm today.
“The tree planting is a fitting and lasting way for people now and in the future to recognise and remember the sacrifices made by hundreds of men and women from Peterborough.
Peterborough was greatly affected by the war. In 1914 the city had a population of around 30,000 people, of which 1,177 lost their lives. Around one in six of the city’s working age men did not return from the front. That is staggering to contemplate.”
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One of the region's major trunk roads is included in what the Government has described as the biggest programme of investment for decades.
The Prime Minister says the A47, which runs from Great Yarmouth to the Midlands, will be part of a multi-billion pound scheme to upgrade some of the country's most notorious roads.
But Labour claims today's announcement is a con, and is just the Government repeating plans already revealed in the past.
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The news was greeted positively by Great Yarmouth MP Brandon Lewis, who says that investment has been a long time coming.
"For us in East Anglia, and particularly for me in Great Yarmouth, it gives us a real opportunity now to see money being spent on the A47.
Many people across Norfolk will have been campaigning for this for decades, and yet it was actually downgraded by the last Labour government."
The Prime Minister has promised major investment in the A47 as part of what he has described as the "biggest programme of road-building since the 1970s."
The Thickthorn Interchange near Norwich is one part of the road which is thought to be earmarked for improvement.
In a speech to business leaders, David Cameron said he wanted to speed up journey times.
Labour have described the announcement as "a pre-election con trick" but the Prime Minister says he wants to spend £15billion before the end of the decade.
"This would lead to an extra 100 schemes being undertaken on our roads and we're looking specifically at those pinch points, those problem areas that businesses and people have talked to us about.
Looking at the A47 in the East of England, it's a high growth region that needs better transport links."
A Cambridgeshire MP says Libyan soldiers should no longer be trained at Bassingbourn Barracks following a string of sex attacks.
Three Libyan men, who are undergoing training at the barracks, were charged with sexual assault after three women were attacked in Cambridge last Sunday.
The South Cambridgeshire MP Andrew Lansley says the Ministry of Defence should end the training programme at the base.