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General Election news

Friday, September 15, 2017

It’s the most popular quiz show in the country, screening five times a week throughout most of the year – taking a break only for the Wimbledon fortnight and Christmas. But what’s it like taking part? Last night millions watched PAUL GEATER and his daughter CHARLOTTE walk off with the jackpot. This is how it all happened.

Nigel Burgoyne, headteacher at Kesgrave High School, said only growing student numbers is keeping afloat his “painfully tight” budget for 2017/18.

Employment prospects in the East of England have rebounded strongly despite the continuing economic uncertainty over Brexit, according to a new report.

One of the most influential figures in the Tory party of the 1970s, Sir Edward Du Cann, has died at the age of 93.

Children have become strong readers and inspirational role models at an Ipswich primary school which has overturned its below-standard Ofsted rating.

Could UKIP go where no party has gone before and elect a leader literally aiming for the stars?

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.

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