Hopes boosted for the reopening of the Wisbech line
Whitehall, it seems, now realises that rural parts of the country have been neglected when it comes to spending on infrastructure.
The latest transport route in the region to be declared by a minister to be a "strategic priority" is the eight-mile branch line that used to run between Wisbech and March in the Cambridgeshire Fens.
Closed to passengers in 1968, it has been the focus of a long-running campaign to restore the line.
After listening to a presentation by local business leaders and politicians, Stephen Hammond, the transport minister, told them: "I recognise that reopening this line is considered a strategic priority."
Welcome words indeed to those who attended the summit and who left with a spring in their step.
Spreading the UKIP message
There are still two and half months to go before this year's elections but one party is already off the blocks. The UK Independence Party has launched its campaign with a series of public meetings around the region.
After last year's success in the county council elections and with opinion poll support stronger in the east than anywhere else in the country, it's trying to keep the momentum going.
Gummer's plea to rename National Insurance
After championing transparency on your tax bill, Ben Gummer's new plan is to rename National Insurance.
Brought in by the indomitable Lloyd George in 1911, National Insurance contributions were introduced to provide insurance against illness and unemployment and it's often said that 'it pays for the health service'.
Norfolk Greens push budget talks to the line
There were a good number of fevered brows on the faces of Norfolk councillors as the Green Party played hard ball over the county budget.
After five months of tip toeing around negotiations in this delicate "Rainbow" coalition, the Green Party lobbed in a grenade.
Essex MP Sir Alan Haselhurst fights to stand aged 77
It seems another of the east's MPs is having to fight his corner. This time it's Sir Alan Haselhurst in the firing line, facing questions about his future.
Like the recently deselected Conservative MP Tim Yeo, he's been a member of the House of Commons for decades, like Mr Yeo he's been returned with large majorities but unlike Mr Yeo there do not seem to be concerns about his visibility as Saffron Walden's MP.
Tim Yeo loses his fight to remain MP for South Suffolk
Well it's happened. After 30 years in the job Tim Yeo will no longer represent South Suffolk after the next general election.
He's been turfed out by his own local party following a ballot of its 600 members. Apparently almost 500 of them took part in the poll, a turnout of 82%.
Ballot begins as Tim Yeo fights to keep Suffolk seat
The gloves appear to be off in Tim Yeo's battle to remain in his seat of South Suffolk.
Ballot papers have gone out to 600 local party members, while supporters and detractors are squaring up to one another.
Roads will drive growth in the East, says David Cameron
The Prime Minister, David Cameron, has been visiting the region with the message that more is being spent on transport here than any other region outside of London.
He went to see the road works on the A11, a nine-mile stretch of improvements.
Tory candidate confirmed despite election controversy
It may seem a little odd that the new Conservative candidate for South East Cambridgeshire may not have actually won the race.
Trumpeted as a way of reviving the democratic process, the replacement for retiring MP Sir James Paice was selected at an open primary last month. Anyone on the electoral roll who attended the meeting could vote, not only Conservatives, and a couple of hundred did just that.
Government urged to help victims of the tidal surge
Nearly two weeks after the tidal surge devastated parts of his constituency, Peter Aldous has urged the government to guarantee the clean up costs.
All along the east coast people suffered as the rising sea flooded homes, shops and pubs. Many lost their possessions, others their businesses and few will be able to return for many months.