Schools in the East who fine parents for taking their children away in term time say they believe a fairer system could be found.
There are fears that many of the region's distinct dialects are changing, evolving and - in some counties - disappearing altogether.
More than two fifths of parents in the East would consider taking their children out of school for a holiday - despite the threat of fines.
A parent from Essex is spearheading a campaign calling for a cap on holiday price hikes outside term times.
Peter Higgins from Southend says the difference in price is vast and he simply cannot afford to take his family away during the school holidays.
He wants to raise awareness so travel firms offer fairer prices in future.
Serena Sandhu reports.
The East of England Ambulance Trust's been told it must improve 999 response times as well as increasing staffing levels in a new report.
An inspection carried out by the Care Quality Commission in December found the trust did not meet the correct standards of care for people on life-threatening calls.
They were also critical of low staffing levels. But the CQC also said that the Trust had made significant progress in other areas, with the number of complaints against them reducing.
– Darren Neave, Arnolds Keys Estate Agents
"It's fantastic at the minute, what we're finding is that the supply isn't strong enough for the demand of people that are looking. We listed three houses last Thursday and all of them had sales agreed within 24 hours. One of them in particular had fifteen viewings and six offers from that and it achieved over the asking price."
New figures show the East is in the grip of a building boom that will create almost 26,000 new jobs over the next 5 years.
The Construction Industry Training Board says it will make the region one of the strongest performers in the country with private housing, industry and infrastructure projects fuelling the growth in jobs.
The figures come as Estate agents in the region say they are seeing an increase in buyers in the housing market.
Disruption on all East Coast routes between Kings Cross and Doncaster due to person hit by a train at Hatfield. Delays expected to continue into the afternoon.
More than half of people in the East believe family life is tougher than it was twenty years ago. The report by the charity 4Children shows that 52% of people think life is tougher now than it was in 1994.
37%, that's nearly four out of ten people, believe their children will have a worse life than theirs, and 60% of parents want more public services aimed at families.
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The number of homes being sold in the East of England has reached its highest level in more than four years.
The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors said sales are at their highest since September 2009. The organisation says demand in the housing market is still outstripping supply.