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Conservatives in Ipswich have added their voice to calls on the prime minister to stand down and hand over to a new party leader.

Ipswich Conservatives have been accused of hypocrisy by the town’s Liberal Democrats over their controversial “Local Houses for Local People” housing slogan.

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage is due to hold a rally outside Clacton Pier on Wednesday lunchtime in a bid to stir up support for his new party according to its Twitter account.

Colchester Mayor Peter Chillingworth has officially unveiled a plaque recording the town’s claim to fame as the epicentre of Britain’s most destructive earthquake in 1884.

With a late Easter and local council elections just 10 days away, candidates and their supporters will carry on campaigning over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Rail fares in the UK are notoriously complex – with walk-on fares, advance purchase tickets and a variety of options – and a commission is currently looking at ways of simplifying the system.

As the sun shone and weather forecasters promised a glorious Easter, it looks as if youngsters are set to have fun in Ipswich Cornhill’s new fountains.

The wife of a Suffolk tourist who suffered a collapsed lung during a family holiday to Cape Verde has revealed it is a relief to have him back in the UK after he was flown home by air ambulance.

Nearly a quarter of a century after it called last orders, the site of an Ipswich pub is set to be redeveloped into a riverside housing development.

The starting pistol has been fired for elections many politicians in the UK insist they don’t want and shouldn’t be having – the poll for British MEPs.

Rail company Greater Anglia has recorded the best punctuality figures on the region’s trains for nearly two decades.

Last summer’s Caribbean-style carnival at Ipswich’s Sailmakers Shopping Centre is in the running for a top award next month.

One of Colchester’s more unlikely claims to fame will be recalled on Easter Monday when a plaque marking the most severe earthquake to hit Britain is unveiled by the town’s mayor Peter Chillingworth.

Among the millions watching in horror as Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris burned on Monday night was Ipswich councillor and French citizen Sophie Meudec.

I often find local election campaigns very frustrating because far too many politicians see them as glorified opinion polls on the performance of national government rather than a chance for voters to have a say on how local services are run.

Ipswich Conservatives have been reported to the town’s council for racial equality over a slogan they are using to promote their new housing policy.

Suffolk tourist Pete Mazur, who has spent nearly a week in a clinic in Cape Verde after being taken ill on holiday, should be flown back to the UK on Tuesday after his insurers sent out a medical team in an air ambulance to bring him home.

Automatic number plate recognition cameras are being introduced at railway station car parks across East Anglia in a bid to make it easier for travellers to leave their vehicles.

The weather might not have been perfect for the Framlingham Country Show over the weekend, but visitors were determined to put on their warm waterproof coats and have a good time anyway.

A tourist from Felixstowe has been left seriously ill in a clinic after falling sick during a dream holiday to Cape Verde, a group of islands off the African coast.

Three of the Ipswich Transport Museum’s largest exhibits were let out of its Cobham Road building on Sunday to form the centrepiece of a display on the Cornhill.

One of the most recognisable landmarks in east Suffolk could soon be home to a new family after a pair of peregrine falcons laid three eggs in a nest box.

Tendring council covers the north-east corner of Essex and includes major towns and countryside – and has been an area that has seen fluctuating political fortunes over the years.

Four people suffered minor injuries in a two-vehicle accident which closed a major road in the heart of Colchester on Saturday lunchtime.

Saturday’s miserable weather did nothing to dampen the spirits of the crowds who turned up for the free fun day of events on Ipswich Cornhill.

Only a third of Colchester Borough Council’s 51 members are up for re-election this year – but it is the authority which is most finely balanced in this year’s contests.

Central Suffolk and North Ipswich MP Dr Dan Poulter has hosted a meeting between hauliers from across the country and the managers of the Trinity Estate in Felixstowe to try to resolve problems over parking fines.

Greater Anglia is preparing to run a near-normal service over much of the Easter holiday – although there will be some mainline disruption on Easter Day itself.

Is a foreign bacteria like foot and mouth disease or swine fever lurking in your Ipswich kitchen? That’s the fear that has prompted a ban on fruit and vegetables in the town’s brown bins.

It’s been a very long time since I’ve approached the start of a political campaign with quite as much foreboding as I feel about the start of the 2019 local election contest.

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