Unemployment in East Anglia increased by 1,000 in the three months to October, official figures have revealed.Read the full story ›
The plunging price of world oil could soon see the cost of a litre of petrol dipping below £1, the RAC has said.Read the full story ›
There won't be any trains running in the region on Christmas Day.
East Coast, London Midland, C2C and Greater Anglia trains say they will remain closed on Boxing Day. But the Stansted Express will run services on the 26th December with trains departing from London every 30 minutes.
There will then be a revised timetable until the New Year.
Trophies stolen from the Red Bull Formula 1 team's factory during a ram-raid earlier this month, have been found in a lake.
Around 20 of the 60 trophies which were taken during the smash and grab robbery have now been recovered from Horseshoe Lake in Sandhurst, Berkshire.
Many of the trophies won over the past 5 years have been damaged.
Police believe 6 men were involved in the raid in Milton Keynes on the 6th December, using two cars with foreign number plates.
"We estimate about 20 trophies have been recovered, but we are liaising with Red Bull to establish the exact number as some of the trophies were damaged."
Night staff at the factory during the raid were not injured and the Red Bull team said some of the trophies were replicas.
Average December temperatures so far are keeping 2014 on course to be the hottest year on record in the Anglia region.Read the full story ›
Transport Minister Patrick McLoughlin says he has asked for a full explanation for Friday's "simply unacceptable" aviation disruption caused by a problem at the NATS air traffic control centre in southern England.
Thousands of passengers at Stansted and Luton airports faced delays and cancellations, after London airspace closed for more than an hour on Friday afternoon. The disruption carried on well into the evening.
A spokesperson for NATS said: "We are investigating the cause of this fault but can confirm that it was not due to a power outage."
A 12-year-old girl has died after a collision with a car in Milton Keynes.
The girl was crossing Marlborough Street when the accident happened and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the VW Golf wasn't hurt. The police are appealing for witnesses.
It's a breezy start to Friday in the Anglia region although winds are set to die down through the morning.
The winds have been gusting close to 50 mph.
Highest gusts in the Anglia region between 5am and 7am on Friday 12 December
- 47 mph at Weybourne, Norfolk
- 46 mph at Wittering, Cambridgeshire
- 43 mph at Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex
- 39 mph at Wattisham, Suffolk
The highest wind gust in the UK at 7am was 77 mph at The Needles on the Isle of Wight.
The Country Land and Business Association is urging dog owners to keep their pets on leads while walking near livestock in the countryside.
It's because the number of dog attacks on sheep have gone up. The CLA says it's a criminal offence for a dog to chase or attack livestock.
Emergency services across the county are urging people to stay safe while out and about celebrating the festive season.
The advice comes ahead of what is predicted to be a busy weekend for the emergency services as people flock to town centres for festive drinks and Christmas parties.
Each person arrested for being drunk and disorderly costs the taxpayer approximately £950.
Suffolk Police have issued the following tips for a safe night out:
- Drink plenty of water.
- Eat well before you drink.
- Don’t be tempted to drink too much before the night begins.
- Stick with friends, look out for one another.
- Pre-book safe transport home and do not accept lifts from strangers.
- Avoid walking home alone.
- Keep an eye on your drinks and never leave them unattended.
- Don’t drink and drive.