The plans for the A14 improvements will hardly change as a result of the decision to drop the toll. A spokesman said there may be "a few tweaks" to the plans which were published in the summer "but nothing serious".
The Highways Agency will publish the results of its consultation into the toll road plans before Christmas. Early in the new year it will publish its "slightly tweaked" plans for the road, which will then go out to consultation again. The intention is for no delays and that work will start as planned in 2016.
What a week for Tim Yeo. No sooner was he given the all clear by the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards following a Sunday Times undercover sting than he was given his marching orders by his own constituency association.
After 30 years as an MP, the former Environment Minister and current chairman of the influential Energy and Climate Change Select Committee will have to stand down in 2015, unless he wins an appeal.
As the party conference season gets underway it's become very clear to us that all the parties have moved into general election mode.
There may still be 600 or so days to go and there are important European elections next year, but with all the main spending decisions for this parliament now taken - the politicians are focussing their attention on 7 May 2015.
How long should parents be allowed off work when one of their children dies? It's a question that will be debated in parliament over the next couple of months and it's a discussion in which three of the region's MPs will play a leading role.
Labour's Andy Sawford (Corby) and the two Conservative MPs, Stewart Jackson (Peterborough) and Iain Stewart (Milton Keynes), are co-sponsoring a bill by the Labour MP Tom Harris which would give parents statutory entitlement to leave following a bereavement.
Matthew Hancock is a happy man now racing's offshore gambling loophole appears to have been closed.
The MP whose constituency includes Newmarket - the home of British horse racing- has been arguing that millions of pounds have been lost in tax and betting duties simply because bookies have relocated offshore.
Labour's win in the Thetford West by-election will not make any difference to the running of Norfolk County Council but it contains some interesting pointers to the state of the parties in our region.
The seat, which the UK Independence Party took in May with a majority of one after four recounts, was won this time by Labour with a majority of 171. And with a higher turnout of almost 25%, there's no usual by-election excuses about lower than normal voter participation.
If a peaceful pastoral scene conjures up an image of farming in your mind, think again, for the farming of the future is anything but.
High-tech farming has just had a boost of £160m with the east tipped to get a large share of the money. It's all part of a government strategy to make the UK a world leader in farming technology and science.
The Rosmini centre in Wisbech is used to having visitors. Every week as many as 1,000 migrant workers pass through its doors.
Some are in desperate need of help. Others want to take part in the centre's language classes. Many just want to have a coffee and a quiet chat but the visit from the the EU delegation was quite another affair.
The former MP for North Norfolk likes a challenge - and he's certainly got one on his hands at the moment.
David Prior became chairman of the health watchdog the Care Quality Commission in February. His brief: to demonstrate strong leadership in an organisation that has not had the best of press. In the words of the health secretary, he appointed him "to relentlessly drive up quality".
A toll road and lots of money for science. Those were the Chancellor's gifts to the region in his spending review.
We will also benefit from the extra money for flood defences, repairing pot holes and grants to local enterprise partnerships (although they're not getting as much as they'd been hoping for) but it will be users of the A14 and members of the science community who'll be the most happy.
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