A total of £1.8 million will be used to help improve people's health and wellbeing in East Anglia.
A new study paints a bleak picture for the region's wildlife.
Experts from the University of East Anglia have helped put together a report looking at how extreme weather is affecting our countryside.
A new Roman Catholic Bishop of East Anglia has been announced.
69-year-old Bishop Alan Hopes was a former Anglican priest, before converting to Catholicism in 1994.
His predecessor Bishop Michael Evans was hugely popular. He died two years ago aged just 59 after a long battle with cancer.
Bishop Alan Hopes will be installed as the 4th Bishop of East Anglia in a special mass on 16 July in front of a congregation of 2,000 people.
Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Natalie Gray:
The new Roman Catholic Bishop of East Anglia Alan Hopes says he's nervous, surprised and delighted.
He said: "May I say how nervous I am. I have never been put in this position before! I never expected the post and it came as a great surprise.
"However, I am really delighted."
Nearly two years after the death of the previous incumbent, the Roman Catholic church has appointed a new Bishop of East Anglia.
Alan Hopes replaces Bishop Michael Evans who died in July 2011. Bishop Alan was an Auxillary Bishop in the Archdiocese of Westminster.
The new bishop will be installed at St John's Cathedral in Norwich on 16 July.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of East Anglia covers Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire including Peterborough.
A "state of nature" report by scientists from the country's leading conservation organisations reveals Britain's plant, mammal, insect and bird life is in trouble - with numbers falling for more than 60 per cent of species.
Among the more startling predictions is that the hedgehog could be extinct within 15 years.
View Malcolm Robertson's report...
The region's hedgehogs could be extinct within 15 years - that's the shock warning from one wildlife expert.
Sandra Craske, of AFA Hedgehog Rescue at Fakenham in Norfolk, said slug pellets were being used to kill beetles, bugs and worms - the staple diet of the hedgehogs. She believes they could die out in the next 10 to 15 years.
Just seven of the region's beaches have managed to hold on to their Blue Flag awards this year - down from 11 in 2012. Keep Britain Tidy says the drop is due to a tough new EU directive.
Cromer, Sea Palling and Sheringham in Norfolk, Lowestoft in Suffolk, and Clacton, Dovercourt Bay and Brightlingsea in Essex all successfully met the new "excellent" standard required. Mundesley and Hunstanton in Norfolk and Shoebury in Essex are among those to lose their flags.
Farmers have been told today that a vaccine has been developed to protect sheep and cattle from the Schmallenberg virus.
Hundreds of animals died in the region last year, either still born or with severe deformities. The animals died after midges brought the virus from the continent.
Claire McGlasson reports...
Thirty three advice services in East Anglia will benefit from a share of a support package worth more than £9 million which aims to provide help to projects during challenging times.
Across England, some 226 frontline services will benefit from a total of £67m from the Big Lottery Fund's (Big) Advice Service's Transition Fund, while the Cabinet Office is providing half of the funding.
The aim of the funding is to help address immediate needs, but it is also hoped the fund will help strengthen organisations for demands that lay ahead.