The Cambridge-based British Antarctic Survey has been given £100 million to upgrade its Rothera Research Station and build its latest research ship the RRS Sir David Attenborough.
The Government investment will allow the BAS to attempt more ambitious expeditions and experiments.
"We have a new ship, Sir David Attenborough, we have aircraft, so we can investigate oceans, we investigate the air, we send people deep into the continent."
NERC, the UK's main agency for funding and managing research, training an knowledge in environmental sciences, has welcomed the funding.
"This is an exciting moment for polar science. We are about to embark on a partnership to deliver a modernised Antarctic capability, which will involve changes to all five of our Antarctic research stations. This crucial work will enable our scientists to continue addressing issues of global importance. This investment means also that we can continue to improve our operational capability in the polar regions and in the UK."
Scientists in Norwich have found UK ash trees could have a fighting chance against a disease that threatened to wipe out 90% of the population.
Ash dieback was first discovered in 2012 and has rapidly spread.
But research by the Earlham Institute and John Innes Centre has identified genetic markers of tolerance which could help breed new varieties which can survive the infection.
Cloud parted at times in the skies of East Anglia allowing a tantalising glimpse of the brightest supermoon in near 70 years.Read the full story ›
Viewers can expect to see a moon about 14% larger and about 30% brighter than it will look for another 18 years.Read the full story ›
The brightest moon in nearly 70 years has lit up the sky.
Known as the supermoon - it appeared above the UK just after 5pm yesterday.
Described by Nasa as "undeniably beautiful", the moon is at its brightest this week because it is coming closer to Earth along its elliptical orbit than at any time since 1948.
Despite the cloud many people got a good view in this region. This video shows the view from Norfolk.
The moon will be closer to Earth tonight than it has been in nearly 70 years and we've been asking you to send us your pictures of the phenomenon.
With cloudy skies expected, it's anticipated that it will be difficult to catch a glimpse, but Tasha Marie Beswick from Rushden in Northamptonshire has managed to find a break.
The best chances of seeing the moon are expected to be in Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire later tonight.
If you have a picture of your own, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our weatherman Aidan McGivern looks at when and where you will be able to see tonight's 'supermoon' in the Anglia region.Read the full story ›
It's worth taking a look at the moon tonight. For the first time since the 1940s - there will be a 'supermoon'.
It will appear around 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter, according to Nasa.
We would love to see your pictures - email us at email@example.com.
Smoking 20 cigarettes a day for one year racks up 150 genetic mutations in every cell in the lungs, a study has found.Read the full story ›
Councils across the Anglia region are seeking Government help to pay for the millions of pounds it'll cost to fell trees suffering from ash dieback.
Trees that are near roads, schools and parks could be a danger to the public if branches drop off.
The situation's so serious there may not be enough tree surgeons to cope with the problem.
It was in 2012 that ash dieback was first detected in the wild in a wood at Ashwellthorpe in Norfolk. It is now estimated that just about every ash tree in that wood is affected.
It's likely to cost the region's councils well over £20 million to bring down trees that are regarded as a danger to the public.
Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Malcolm Robertson