An MP says he's concerned about the safety of the region's schoolchildren after figures showed a large cut in the number of lollipop ladies.
MP Peter Bone insists he is "totally innocent" of allegations of benefit fraud, after his home was raided by police.
The Former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, says we are becoming a society which judges, rather than helps, the poor.
Damage caused by the recent tidal surge is still being repaired along the East coast.
The Snettisham and Heacham defences saved about 3000 properties although not everyone was so lucky.
The government recently admitted it hasn't actually spent more on flood defences than the previous government, as had been claimed by the environment minister. With budget cuts it is unlikely to.
On a visit to the beaches at Snettisham and Heacham, local MP Henry Bellingham suggested those living by the coast may have to pay a flood tax.
He said, "What we must now do is find ways to pay for additional flood defences. It's not just for government or for councils, it's other organisations and local people as well."
"I believe that the people who are most seriously affected should pay more by way of a levy. And indeed the parishes in the area should be part of that programme of funding"
In an area where holiday homes dominate the shoreline that could become a tricky prospect. And those who live here all year round may take some persuading to dig even deeper to live by the sea.
Councils in Norfolk and Suffolk have revealed the cost of the recent storm surge as they continue to clean up and repair the damage.
Of those revealing their figures, North Norfolk District Council - whose Cromer Pier was battered by the sea - has been hardest hit.
It estimates the cost of the clear-up at £3.1 million.
King's Lynn and West Norfolk Council has spent nearly £97,000 while Waveney and Suffolk Coastal estimates the damage at £130,000.
It comes as a major operation to clear hundreds of tonnes of waste washed up on beaches in Norfolk by the storm surge began in Scratby, near Great Yarmouth.
A row has broken out among Cambridgeshire county councillors over plans to celebrate the Tour De France.
The authority has £20,000 available to mark the arrival of the well-known cycling race to the county.
UKIP says it is a bad move when frontline services are being axed.
Paul Bullen, UKIP group leader at Cambridgeshire County Council, said: "It is a commercial enterprise. It's coming to Cambridge, and that's brilliant, but the people have the choice as to whether they attend that event."
But supporters say the cash comes from existing funds.
County council leader Martin Curtis said: "What we've done is take a one-off little pot of funding for community use and we've applied it to something that's a big celebration for Cambridgeshire."
Conservative backbenchers from our region are calling for a national veto on EU laws - and insisting the party needs to do more to combat the challenge from UKIP.
Bernard Jenkin, MP for Essex North, said his party had allowed UKIP to "steal" the Conservative's policies.
Senior Conservative MPs from the East are urging the Prime Minister to extend border controls to stop thousands of Romanians and Bulgarians travelling to Britain.
Peter Bone, MP for Wellingborough is among those calling on David Cameron to amend the immigration bill.
The MP, who is part of the Conservative Grassroots group, fears thousands will enter the country seeking work when Britain's borders open to Bulgarians and Romanians on 1 January.
The group, which also has support from Philip Hollobone, MP for Kettering, say a large influx could put a strain on public services. The Government says it will be business as usual.
Blundeston Prison in Suffolk will lock its doors for the final time today.
The Ministry of Justice says the category C jail is not fit for purpose and wants to replace it and a number of others with "super prisons".
The government says it is considering options for the future use of the site.
Essex peer Lord Hanningfield, who served nine weeks of a nine-month sentence in 2011 for falsely claiming £28,000 in parliamentary expenses, has defended regularly "clocking in" to claim a £300 daily attendance allowance despite spending less than 40 minutes inside the House of Lords.
He told The Daily Mirror it was normal practice and that as many as 50 others did the same.
The money went on "entertaining, meeting people, employing people", he said, adding that he was a "full-time peer" who needed to be able to pay his electricity bill and buy food.
There is no suggestion that the former Conservative broke any rules.
The newspaper said that on 11 of 19 days that it monitored the peer's movements in July, he travelled to Westminster from his home in Essex but spent less than 40 minutes in the Lords before returning.
The shortest attendance during the month was 21 minutes and the longest more than five hours, it said - with a total of #57,000 claimed in attendance allowance over the month and #471 in travel costs.
Confronted about the claims by the newspaper, Lord Hanningfield said: "Lots of peers go in and check in for their expenses, but they are using their expenses for a lot of things, entertaining, meeting people, employing people."
The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg came into the ITV News Anglia studio to explain why City Deals would benefit the region.
Click below to watch his chat with Becky Jago.
You can see Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg talking to ITV News Anglia just after 18:00 tonight.
Last week's tidal surge and a couple of exciting city deals concerning our region are just two of the topics on the agenda.
The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is visiting Norwich this afternoon to announce plans worth millions of pounds to help support new businesses and create thousands of jobs across the region.
In Norwich, a deal worth £4 million will be signed with local authorities and the local enterprise partnership, which is expected to create nearly 20,000 jobs.
This morning, Mr Clegg also visited Cambridge to announce a £1 billion project of investment in the city.
The money will be spent improving transport links around the proposed new railway station at Cambridge Science Park, building thousands of new homes, and creating hundreds of apprenticeships over five years.
It's hoped the investment will boost economic growth across the city.
"What places like this (Cambridge) need is just more freedom and more flexibility to make their own luck to create jobs locally, to boost business locally and to have more freedom about how money is used and borrowed to build more houses," said Clegg.
"There's a real shortage of housing, particularly affordable housing in the Cambridge area."