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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Today he’s one of the world’s top theatre directors – but Ipswich-born Sir Trevor Nunn has admitted that in his youth he would thrown stones at the Conservative candidate’s car in his home town seat!

New Ipswich MP Sandy Martin has made his maiden speech in the House of Commons following his victory in last month’s general election – and used it to praise his two most recent predecessors.

MP Bernard Jenkin has called the Conservative Party a failing organisation that is in “crisis” following a disastrous general election campaign.

Recruiters are reporting the number of available jobs across East Anglia remaining stable – but available candidates have decreased.

The government must invest “a little bit more” in key public services, a Suffolk Tory MP has warned putting him at odds with the Prime Minister.

Ipswich council leader David Ellesmere has defended his authority’s decision to invest millions in commercial property around the town despite a warning from a senior MP that this could be gambling with public money.

Colchester MP Will Quince is to take over as chairman of the Great Eastern rail taskforce as it continues to press for more investment in the main line to London.

It is two years since the Ipswich Vision was launched with considerable fanfare and the promise to “turn the town around” – but how successful has it been in changing the heart of the town?

Ipswich is ranked 292 out of 324 local authority districts for social mobility based on data from 2014 and 2015; a social mobility index that is being used by the government to identify the areas in most need of ‘opportunity funding’.

Businesses in the East of England are feeling more confident than those in some areas of the county, but lag behind others in Wales, the North East and South East, according to a study.

Nothing was taboo or off limits, everything was original and witty, and if anyone was offended then, well, as they said, they didn’t come to see you.

Headteachers in Suffolk have welcomed the scrapping of key pledges over controversial education reforms by Theresa May’s minority government in the Queen’s Speech.

Suffolk Police Federation has warned the ongoing slashing of funding for the county’s force is not sustainable if it is to continue to provide an effective service.

New MP Sandy Martin thinks Labour should concentrate on being a “strong, solid opposition” on Brexit rather than entering into cross party talks.

It feels as if the world has been rather stood on its head over the last seven days, following the indecisive result in the 2017 General Election, writes Paul Geater.

Suffolk County Council has written to cabinet ministers in Whitehall urging them to maintain their support for the Upper Orwell Crossings in Ipswich.

The former Co-op department store in Ipswich’s Carr Street is to become a new primary school which should open in September 2019.

Incoming environment secretary Michael Gove has been urged to provide certainty to the UK farming industry as the country gears up for Brexit talks.

When Sandy Martin unexpectedly won the Ipswich seat in last week’s general election, it left one of his strongest supporters with a serious problem.

Newly-elected Ipswich Labour MP Sandy Martin will bring a very different style to his predecessor as he heads off to his new job in the Palace of Westminster.

A senior Conservative minister born in Ipswich has been promoted in the prime minister’s cabinet reshuffle.

Newly-elected Conservative MPs from Suffolk and Essex seem set to back the Prime Minister and a deal with Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party in the wake of the general election disappointment.

Former Ipswich MP Ben Gummer has bid farewell to the town after being defeated in last week’s general election by Labour’s Sandy Martin.

A former minister ousted in the General Election had been appointed as Theresa May’s new Downing Street chief of staff.

Theresa May’s two closest aides have quit in the wake of the disastrous General Election result.

The outcome of the 2017 General Election has resulted in a hung parliament - but what does a hung parliament mean and what happens now?

Video: General Election 2017: In numbers

Friday, June 9, 2017

With a record-breaking number of women MPs elected, and Labour gaining more seats than thought possible, this General Election has been one to remember.

A Suffolk academic has described how young voters angry at leaving the EU and buoyed by the promise of free tuition – may have swung the election towards a Labour resurgence.

The East of England’s energy sector is hopeful of continuity and solid parliamentary support following the general election.

The executive director at the region’s tourism lead organisation Visit East Anglia has called for “a quick and mutually-advantageous withdrawal from the EU” and “a resolution to the issue of migrant workers” following the election result.

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