Trouble is, "East Anglia" (government "economic regions" aside) does not traditionally include Bedfordhire and Hertfordshire (some would say that East Anglia is really only Norfolk and Suffolk, though most would nowadays admit Cambridgeshire and Essex too). What the BBC calls "The Eastern Counties" encompasses the counties included here (plus Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire, though I think that has more to do with transmitter coverage than anything else) -- might that not be a better name for the present article? -- Picapica 14:37, 3 Oct 2004 (EDT)
Well, for me East Anglia is only Norfolk, Suffolk, (the new, well really Cambridgeshire) Huntingdonshire and probably Cambridgeshire. Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Essex are part of the South East. They have only been included in the government's / EU's new "Eastern England" region to make it bigger and more equal with the others (as well as doing the reverse to the South East). -- DanielC 17:11, 6 Jun 2005 (EDT)
This article needs to be moved back to its original "East England" name. ~ 220.127.116.11 15:30, 24 March 2007 (EDT)
I concur with both the conclusions and the reasoning of the two contributions above this one.