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.
At least ten railway stations across the East of England are set to see protests this morning against the latest round of national rail fare increases. Organised by the Green Party the protests are against a average 3.1 per cent rise in fares
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According to RICS, regional prices will rise by the following percentages in 2014:
- London - 11%
- East of England - 10%
- East Midlands - 10%
- North West 7%
- Scotland 7%
- South East 7%
- South West 7%
- Wales 7%
- West Midlands 7%
- Yorkshire and Humberside 7%
- North East 5%
- Northern Ireland 4% .
The new Chief Executive of the troubled East of England Ambulance Trust says he plans to invest in new ambulances and recruit more graduate paramedics.
Anthony Marsh will start his new post in January, but will still continue to lead the West Midlands Ambulance Trust.
Unions have raised concerns that he won't be able to devote his full attention to the role. The Trust has been heavily criticised in the last year for poor response times. Mr Marsh will be working four days a week in the east, and says improvements will come through team work.
– Anthony Marsh, Chief Executive
"The four days a week that i'll be spending here, it's really important that once we've set out the very clear objectives that everybody in the organisation, not just me, all 4000 staff and volunteers that work regularly that, we're all signed up to those priorities and working together as a team."
The embattled East of England Ambulance Trust has announced the arrival of a new chief executive. Anthony Marsh will take up his new post at the start of January.
The Health union UNISON today welcomed the announcement, but says it's concerned that Mr Marsh will also continue to lead the ambulance trust in the West Midlands and not devote his full attention to the service in the East - one of the worst-performing in the UK.
Rail services in the East of England are the worst in the country for service quality and network accessibility according to the Campaign for Better Transport.
The campaign group has published a report today saying the number of people using the network is growing in line with other areas but criticised the East because it says services inaccessible to many people.
– Stephen Joseph, Campaign for Better Transport
"It's the lack of successive Governments prioritising funding for the East Anglian Rail Network. Essentially East Anglia's had to make do with the remains from other parts of the country, trains and with bits of funding, we need to see a step change of the funding going into East Anglia."