Tory defector Douglas Carswell said "I stab people in the front, not the back" as he defended his decision to quit the party.
A city-wide 20mph speed limit in Cambridge is a step-closer after it was announced the next stage of limits could be in place by March.
People in Hethersett near Norwich are fighting plans to build homes on land they say is sacred to the village.
He has been100% loyal to leadership over last 12 months which for @douglascarswell was very fishy!
Douglas Carswell has said he is leaving the Conservative Party because too much of the leadership "aren't serious about the change that Britain so desperately needs".
The Clacton MP says too many Conservatives "talk the talk" on key issues at elections but have not done enough to make change happen.
Tory MP Douglas Carswell revealed he had not told David Cameron he was defecting to Ukip.
Carswell "I've not yet spoken to the Prime Minister...if I'd phoned him up beforehand you'd have heard about it in another way"
The Prime Minister and Mr Carswell's relationship has not always been friendly, with Mr Cameron once telling the Clacton MP he needed to "get a sense of humour".
ITV News Political Correspondent Paul Brand is following updates from the special Ukip press conference at which Mr Carswell is speaking.
Carswell says he thinks members of his local party will come with him. But feels sad to be leaving them.
Clacton MP Douglas Carswell has said he will stand down as an MP and then stand for Ukip in the resulting by-election following his defection from the Tories.
He today announced that he would be leaving the Conservative Party, claiming the party's leadership are "not serious" about the change the UK needs.
If successful, Mr Carswell would become the eurosceptic party's first Westminster MP.
he Conservative MP for Clacton, Douglas Carswell, has used a press conference this morning to announce he is defecting to Ukip.
Mr Carswell, long a strong eurosceptic voice on the Tory back benches, made the announcement alongside Ukip leader Nigel Farage.
All this week we have been reporting on some of the key issues facing homeowners and would-be homeowners in this region in our 'Home Truths' series.
We put some of the issues to Housing Minister and Norfolk MP Brandon Lewis.
Click below to watch the full interview:
In the latest in our reports on housing in the East, we look at the Government's 'Help to Buy' scheme.
It was launched by the Prime Minister in our region and it seems we've embraced the scheme more enthusiastically than anywhere else in Britain.
Bedfordshire, Milton Keynes and Peterborough have been among the biggest users of Help to Buy - which enables people to buy a home with a 5% deposit.
But critics of the scheme say that, by backing up people's mortgages, the government is encouraging us to get into debt - and will push up house prices.
Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Elodie Harper
In the latest in our 'Home Truths' investigation series, we continue our look at housing in the East - the conflict between the need for more homes, and the desire to protect the environment.
The government's laid out plans to build up to three new garden cities to deal with the chronic housing shortage in the South East, calling for local councils to volunteer for development.
Click below to watch a report for the West of the region
Click below to watch a report for the East of the region
The East of England is becoming an increasingly popular place for commuters to live.
From Northampton to Chelmsford, more people are moving here and then travelling into London, either by rail or by car, to escape the city's high prices.
That maybe good news for people selling their homes who are seeing house prices rise, but what impact is this having on the way we live in the East?