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New Lib Dem leader speaks to ITV News Anglia on first visit to region since appointment

The threat of closure to some of Cambridgeshire's children's centres prompted a visit from the Liberal Democrats' new leader Sir Vince Cable.

The county council is consulting on plans to scrap 19 centres across the county in the hope of saving a million pounds.

One of them is the Romsey Mill children's centre where the Lib Dem leader was today.

Watch what Sir Vince had to say about those plans - and his party's chances in the region - by clicking the link above.


Business Secretary announces boost for motor industry

News of a £1 billion investment in the motor industry has been welcomed by companies across our region today.

Britain's motor business supports more than 700,000 jobs, with Vauxhall in Luton alone employing nearly two thousand people.

With the East home to manufacturing plants, high tech engineering companies and 3 Formula One teams, it's hoped the money will help create long-term economic security. Serena Sandhu reports.

Motor industry to get £1bn innovation fund

Vince Cable at Ford's research centre at Basildon this morning Credit: ITV

£1 billion is to be spent on developing a new generation of car engines aimed at improving fuel efficiency and reducing carbon emissions.

Business Secretary Vince Cable is at Ford's research centre at Basildon in Essex today to announce joint government and industry funding for the work. It's expected the project could secure 30,000 UK jobs linked to producing engines.

Vince Cable visit

The Business Secretary Vince Cable will continue his visit to Norfolk today. He's due to visit the Lotus car factory near Norwich where he's expected to announce a deal to provide the Malaysian owned company with 10 million pounds from the Regional Growth Fund.

He'll also be taking a helicopter tour of the East of England to see the region's nuclear, wind and gas production facilities.


Vince Cable visits Cambridge

Business Secretary Vince Cable Credit: PA

The Business Secretary Vince Cable has been in Cambridge to meet business leaders. During the visit Mr Cable has been celebrating Cambridge's success in industry, technology and manufacturing. He's announced a new partnership with UK banks designed to help small businesses.