Oscar-nominated actor becomes university chancellor
John Hurt says he hopes to make a new university in Norwich the envy of the world.
The BAFTA winning star of films such as Harry Potter, Tinker, Tailor Soldier, Spy and the Elephant Man was appointed the first chancellor of Norwich University of the Arts at a ceremony last night. ITV News Anglia's Emma Burrows reports.
Call for more vocational skills as jobless total rises
Unemployment figures show that the number of jobless in the East of England is rising - bucking the national downward trend. The latest figures for our region show 207,000 people out of work between September and November, a rise of 1,000 on the previous quarter.
But compared the same period last year, unemployment in the East is down by 12,000.
On the day the government announces changes to make A-levels more academic, education leaders in our region are saying more needs to be done to promote vocational training.
They say students are being steered towards gaining academic qualifications, and argue that vocational skills are just as valuable to the economy
The BA Games Art and Design degree course at Norwich University College of the Arts has been highlighted by the games industry as one of the best courses in its field.
The course has received formal accreditation from Creative Skillset, the industry body that supports skills and training for people in the creative industries, becoming only the fourth accredited BA course in the country and the first offered by a specialist institution.
Teenagers who fall just short of their predicted A-level grades next week are set to face a scramble for the last remaining top university places.
Many leading universities have already declared they are full, and will not be entering clearing this summer, while others expect to have just a handful of places available, a survey by the Press Association suggests
The University of Cambridge will not be taking part in clearing.
The University of East Anglia said it would have a limited number of places available, but added it was currently seeking "well-qualified applicants" through adjustment.
A study centre which had been facing closure due to budget cuts has had its future secured by Silverstone Circuit.
The home of the F1 British Grand Prix has moved to ensure that the study centre's work can continue.
The Centre - developed in conjunction with Northamptonshire County Council and the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DfES) in 2007 – had been faced with closure following removal of public sector funding.
The centre provides educational support for primary and secondary school children.
Pupils at Woodlands School have brought flowers to school in memory of 12-year-old Leonie. She died after being hit in the chest by a rugby ball during a PE lesson at her school in Basildon in Essex on Tuesday 13 March.
Children lay flowers for girl killed by rugby ball
At least sixty children have taken floral tributes to Woodlands Comprehensive School in Basildon to remember Leonie Nice. The parents of children who knew her told ITV Anglia that she was kind and funny, and that they've been left devastated and shocked by her death.