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Postcode lottery decides your good or bad life chances

A report on social mobility suggests that where you live has a huge impact on your future. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A new report has highlighted a stark postcode lottery across the Anglia region in your chances of getting on in life.

The State of the Nation report on social mobility suggests that where you live has a huge impact on your future.

Rural, coastal and former industrial areas are said to offer some of the most limited opportunities - with lower pay and fewer top jobs.

Corby in Northamptonshire comes fourth worst in the country with Wellingborough's at seventh and Waveney in Suffolk at 11th from bottom.

East Hertfordshire and neighbouring Uttlesford in Essex are among the best areas - near the top of the table at 14th and 20th respectively.

  • Click to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Sarah Byrd who has been to Corby

Memories of the brick makers who re-built Britain after the war

A history project has been started to record the memories of brick makers who came from Italy to work in Bedfordshire. Credit: ITV News Anglia

After the Second World War thousands of Italian men came to Britain to take up jobs in the brickworks around Bedford. They came to work in brickworks like the one at Stewartby which closed in 2008

Many stayed and made new lives for themselves in the area.

The John Bunyan Museum in Bedford has launched a project to record the memories of those workers who came from Italy and other nations - and made the bricks used to re-build Britain after the war.

  • Click to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Stuart Leithes
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