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PUBLISHED: 11:29 22 November 2017 | UPDATED: 11:30 22 November 2017

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond, prepares his speech in his office in Downing Street, London, ahead of his 2017 Budget announcement. Picture: CHRISTOPHER FURLONG/PA Wire

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond, prepares his speech in his office in Downing Street, London, ahead of his 2017 Budget announcement. Picture: CHRISTOPHER FURLONG/PA Wire

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond is today unveiling his first autumn budget with predictions that it could be one of the most interesting for years.

He’s already said housing will feature and there could be further eases to the government’s austerity programme as he tries to deliver a budget to shore up his own position in the cabinet and put his party back on track after the disappointment of the general election.

Follow what happens here and take part in the discussion as Mr Hammond tries to re-establish the government’s position in the country as elsewhere Brexit talks continue.

This feed should bring the headlines from the House of Commons and instant reaction from our readers as Mr Hammond unveils a budget that many are seeing as make or break for an increasingly beleaguered government.

The region’s mental health trust has pledged to eradicate the use of out of area beds by 2021.

An Ipswich resident whose 
street was targeted by car vandals says she has found it hard to sleep through fear they will return.

The jury in the trial of four men accused of murdering father-of-five Dean Stansby has been hearing how evidence was collected during the investigation.

Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Tim Passmore, and Chief Constable Gareth Wilson are staging a series of public meetings across the county through the coming months – and are encouraging Suffolk residents to attend.

Violent crime rose almost a third in Suffolk last year, according to latest figures.

An Ipswich man was banned from driving when he ploughed a BMW into a tree leaving his wife with possible life-long injuries.

Kare Plus had their new branch on Queen’s Street opened by Ipswich mayor Sarah Barber on Wednesday afternoon.

The incident took place on Wellington Street, near Norwich Road, this afternoon.

Average speed cameras are now operating on both lanes of the A14 Orwell after a camera was finally replaced – four months after it was damaged in an accident.

Just short of 100 Ipswich locals are set to come together this weekend to “finish” the London Marathon in memory of 29-year-old Matt Campbell, who collapsed on Sunday with 3.7 miles left to run.

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