There are nearly 600 Women's Institute groups in the east and it's reported that women have been queuing for hours just to sign up.
Unemployment has fallen across the region, new figures released today have revealed.
With Autumn around the corner, Neil Bradford rounds up a summer of extreme weather.
Scattered sometimes heavy showers will soon develop, merging into areas of rain at times, especially this afternoon. Some limited bright or sunny intervals, but still it will be rather cool. Maximum Temperature 18 °C.
Showers or longer spells of rain this evening, often heavy, and moving away east overnight. Generally cloudy conditions, with some clear intervals but also isolated showers, will follow. Minimum Temperature 11 °C.