The government says new economic figures are a sign that the recovery is on track.
The economy has grown for the third successive quarter - and figures show the East of England is one the main forces behind the upturn.
With construction up, more new businesses starting and one of the lowest levels of unemployment anywhere in the UK, could the feel-good factor be returning? Our Business Correspondent Matthew Hudson's been finding out.
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