As the General Election approaches in May, ITV News Anglia is working with schools to get young people involved in the political process.Read the full story ›
A former UKIP candidate is appearing in court on charges of electoral fraud in a district council election.Read the full story ›
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Bedfordshire says victims of crime in the county are missing out because of a lack of funding.
Olly Martins has written to the county's MPs calling for a change in the way money from the Ministry of Justice is divided up.
He says the current formula is unfair and victims in Bedfordshire get less support than those in neighbouring counties.
Councillors in Cambridge have called for a government report into a series of alleged sexual assaults by Libyan soldiers to be made public.
Five cadets who were training at Bassingbourn Barracks were charged in connection with the attacks against men and women in Cambridge in October.
The city council wants an independent inquiry and has called on the Ministry of Defence to publish the findings of its review "immediately after Christmas".
Essex County Council is facing the biggest cut in government funding in the Anglia region with nearly £49 million lopped off its budget.
Early assessments of the Local Government finance settlement, which sets out how much money each local authority will receive from the government in 2015/2016, indicate the Essex could be facing a cut of around 13 per cent on its funding.
“Every successive round of cuts makes the challenge harder. We have already secured so many efficiencies. We will continue to work creatively with our dedicated and innovative officers to find new solutions but make no mistake – it will be tough.”
Councils are examining their budgets and deciding where savings and cuts can be made as government funding is to be cut by 14% next year.Read the full story ›
Councils have warned that local authorities across England are being "pushed to breaking point" after the announcement of a new round of Government cuts which will force them to slice an estimated £2.6 billion from their budgets for next year.
The main grant from the government to local councils in the Anglia region is being cut by £323 million next year - a reduction of nearly 14%.
However the government says that the overall reduction in spending power for English councils will be 1.8%, with no council facing a loss of more than 6.4%.
The "spending power" figure includes other income that local councils receive like NHS grants, council tax and business rates and local fees and charges.
The Local Government Association said that the provisional finance settlement for 2015/16 amounted to an 8.8% cut in core central Government funding, bringing to 40% the total reduction in support since the coalition came to power in 2010.
Police forces across the Anglia region are facing cuts of £47 million in funding from central government.Read the full story ›
Three County Councils are teaming up to create an 'economic powerhouse' in our region.Read the full story ›
Three County Councils are teaming up to try to boost economic growth in parts of our region.
Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire County Councils want to form a new alliance. It's hoped it will mean the authorities get more control over things like transport and infrastructure.
The new 'Combined Authority' model will look to get more devolved powers from the Government by creating their own economic region, made up of the three counties.
The three leaders of each council, made the announcement at the Silverstone circuit today.