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Mixed picture as unemployment statistics released

Mixed news on unemployment in the Anglia region. It rose in the East Midlands which includes Northamptonshire. Now standing at 98,000 jobless people, an increase of 8,000 on the previous quarter. More than four percent are without work.

Unemployment figures in East Midlands

In the East of England, the figures are down by 5,000. Nationally, the jobless figures are the lowest for 12 years.

Unemployment figures in East Anglia


Stop the Press: A look at the changing face of local media

Over the last few years many communities have lost a valuable voice - their local newspaper.

The internet and changing habits lead to falling sales and eventual closure. Among the papers to have ceased to go to print are the Newmarket News, Beds on Sunday and Norwich Citizen.

More than 200 have closed throughout the country since 2005 - But could there be a fightback? While many have shut some new titles have started. In the first of a two part special report into the changing face face of our region's media Matthew Hudson looks at the fall and rise of the local paper.

More reasons to shop at Morrisons after aristocrat loses emerald pendant in store

The lost heirloom Credit: Somerleyton family

An aristocrat has been left devastated after she lost a family heirloom pendant on a trip to a Morrisons supermarket in Lowestoft.

Lord and Lady Somerleyton have offered a cash reward for the safe return of the 18ct gold pendant, encrusted with an emerald and diamonds, which was lost at the store in Pakefield on October 9.

Lady Somerleyton had been wearing the pendant, which is in an art deco style and attached to a chain measuring around 18ins, and noticed it was missing at about 5pm.

Lord Somerleyton said he and his wife were devastated to have lost the heirloom and had decided to offer a cash reward for its safe return, should someone find it.

A Suffolk Police spokesman said: "It has been reported missing to us. The reward is separate to us."


Severe problems on rail due to signalling fault

Liverpool Street Credit: PA Images

There are major problems with train services to and from London Liverpool Street tonight.

Due to a fault with the signalling system between London Liverpool Street and Colchester all lines are blocked.

Greater Anglia say train services to and from these stations may be subject to disruption on all routes. Disruption is expected until at least 8pm.

More details are available here.

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