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General election 2017: Ipswich-born Conservative minister David Gauke appointed as work and pensions secretary

David Gauke, who has been appointed Works and Pensions Secretary, leaves 10 Downing Street in London. Picture: DAVID MIRZOEFF/PA Wire

David Gauke, who has been appointed Works and Pensions Secretary, leaves 10 Downing Street in London. Picture: DAVID MIRZOEFF/PA Wire

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

David Gauke, who was chief secretary to the treasury, has been appointed the new work and pensions secretary by Theresa May this afternoon.

Mr Gauke, who is widely regarded as one of the Government’s most effective performers, was called in to 10 Downing Street along with many other Tory MPs.

Following the news of his promotion, Mr Gauke smiled and thanked reporters as he left Number 10.

South West Norfolk MP Elizabeth Truss has been appointed as chief secretary to the treasury.

Mrs Truss was previously justice secretary and lord chancellor, and political commentators say the move could be viewed as a demotion.

Elsewhere in the reshuffle, Greg Clark has been reappointed as business secretary, Liam Fox has been reappointed as Secretary of State for International Trade and Damian Green is the first secretary of state, in effect, deputy prime minister.

Babies and toddlers from Sudbury, Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich took part in a Peppa Pig-themed danceathon to raise money for charity.

A climber from Ipswich has helped the first British blind man to reach the summit of Europe’s highest mountain.

Do you recognise these overnight intruders at the Ipswich Food Centre in Chevallier Street, Ipswich?

A national charity is calling for greater awareness of blindness in East Anglia.

David Kindred takes a look back at Ipswich Cox Lane and The Convent of Jesus and Mary in Woodbridge Road. Does this article bring back memories for you?

The Suffolk Show is happening today at Trinity Park in Ipswich, offering 5,000 young people the chance to find out more about the apprenticeships, courses and career pathways on offer in the county.

House prices in Suffolk crept up by 0.4% in August, contributing to a 3.6% rise over the last 12 months.

A post-mortem examination is due to take place tomorrow into the sudden death of a woman in her 50s.

A Felixstowe man who wanted to have sex with the 11-year-old daughter of an undercover police woman who was posing as a 32-year-old mum in an internet chat room “sting” has been jailed for two years.

Rail services on Greater Anglia have effectively received an £80m subsidy over the last year - from Dutch taxpayers.

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