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Children in East Anglia get lowest pocket money in Britain - but still outstrip their parents' wages

Children's pocket money has risen more than twice as fast as their parents' wages since 1987.

Research by Halifax has found that pocket money has risen four fold with the average child in Britain receiving £6.35 per week. Meanwhile their parents' wages have only risen by 188% in the same 27 year period.

Two thirds of children do chores to earn their pocket money, and nearly 9 out of 10 of the youngsters surveyed understood that adults get money from working.

But whilst children in London get the most pocket money, with an average of £8.26 per week, East Anglian pocket money is only £5.15, the lowest in Britain.

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English Heritage money to help 'At risk' buildings

Denver Mill, Norfolk Credit: ITV News Anglia

A selection of historic buildings from across the east are to be preserved thanks to money from English Heritage.

74 new sites in the East of England have been added to the At Risk Register.

Denver Mill, near Downham Market in Norfolk is on the at risk list. The building is suffering from sever damp which is threatening its structure.

A number of town centre buildings in Wisbech will also receive money for repairs, along with the Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome in Essex and a grade one listed church in Bedfordshire, the St Peter and All Saints in Battlesden.

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