The Prime Minister has been in Essex to talk about the latest part of the Conservative election pledges.
David Cameron has announced plans to build 200,000 new discounted starter homes. Prices would be capped at £250,000 outside London.
Labour have said the homes will be built far from amenities and close to industrial areas.
"Some of the UK's biggest property developers have signed up - including Barratt and Taylor Wimpey," said Mr Cameron in a speech in Colchester.
"I can announce today that the next Conservative government would build not just 100,000 starter homes, but 200,000 starter homes, giving more young people the security of owning a home, rewarding hard work, making this a country where if you put in, you will get out."
Labour is committed to increasing the number of new homes being built each year to 200,000 by 2020 by threatening to take land from developers who fail to use it, doing more public sector building and building a new generation of garden cities.
Five days to go now until Norwich play Ipswich in the East Anglian derby, and among the celebrity fans bound to be at Carrow Road on Sunday is Shadow Chancellor and Norwich supporter, Ed Balls.
It's Mr Balls' birthday today, and he was given a football related gift from David Cameron at Prime Ministers' Question Time - albeit one he can't unwrap for a little while yet...
Listen to their exchange in the Commons:
The next rail operator on the Norwich to London line is being asked to reduce journey times by nearly 30 minutes.
The government has launched the search for the company who will take over the East Anglia franchise in October 2016.
Bidders are being asked to look into reducing the journey time to 90 minutes, as well as cut the number of delays and cancellations.
Abellio Greater Anglia currently runs the franchise.
"East Anglia has a thriving economy and I want it to be served by the best train services possible.
"Giving the region train services fit for the 21st century is vital to connecting people with jobs and businesses with customers.
"Good transport is central to our long-term economic plan."
Progress is being made on the second phase of the Bedford Western bypass.
These pictures show the scale of the project between the A421 and the A6.
The work should be completed in 2016.
The Prime Minister will be back in the region today to set out his long-term economic plan for the East of England.
David Cameron will make a speech to business leaders in Felixstowe during his visit to Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.
He will claim the government's plan has worked so far in the East of England - making it the fastest growing economy outside of London.
Yesterday, the Prime Minister met automotive industry workers in Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire.
"We will keep working through our plan to secure a brighter future for hardworking people across the East of England by making the most of the region’s strengths in science, defence and energy, ensuring we have world-class infrastructure and backing business to create more jobs.”
Campaigners fighting plans to build seventy holiday cabins in woodland in Northamptonshire are celebrating tonight - after councillors decided to reject the application.
Forest Holidays wanted to build a new retreat at Fineshade Wood near Corby.
But, following strong local opposition - including from the Wildlife Trust - the plans were this evening turned down on ecological grounds.
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With the General Election drawing ever closer ITV News has teamed up with schools across the region as part of our 'Election 2015 Schools Debate'.
One of the big challenges is getting more young people interested and involved in politics.
Sarah Beecroft has been along to Prince William School in Oundle where the NHS is on the agenda.
Click below to watch the report:
A pink minibus is being used by Labour to attract more women voters.
Critics have labelled it the "Barbie Bus" - but the party denies the choice of colour for its "woman-to-woman" initiative is patronising.
Today it rolled into Stevenage, its first stop on a national tour, along with Deputy Labour Leader Harriet Harman.
Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Emma Hutchinson
The countdown to the General Election in May is well underway - but one of the big challenges is getting more young people interested and involved in politics.
To do that our Election 2015 School Debate for years eleven and above is underway.
If your class is doing anything to mark the election - we'd like to see you in action and maybe include you in our programme. You can get more details here
Sarah Cooper has been listening in on a debate organised by St Thomas More Catholic School in Bedford and you can see her report below