Another record high for house prices in the East

House prices have hit a record high in the east. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

House prices in the East of England have hit another record high.

The average cost of a home in this region is now £263,000, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

In the East, the House Price Index - which measures how house prices change from one sale to the next - is now above its pre-financial crisis peak.

The charity Shelter has warned prices are "spiralling out of control".