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Margot Packwood has been a member of the Labour Party for more than 70 years - but was shocked to get a letter from the party cancelling her membership after breaking its election rules.

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It is nearly time for the Queen's Birthday flypast - and Suffolk and Essex could again get one of the best views of the impressive spectacle. Here's what we know.

Pupils in Ipswich will be taught life skills such as cooking, gardening and bicycle maintenance under a new project.

Yesterday, 12:08

An award-winning vegan cafe is moving into a prime spot in Ipswich town centre.

Yesterday, 20:44

It was smiles all round at the 180th Hadleigh Show - as fans of country life from across the region gathered for a day of fun in the sun.

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Suffolk's answer to George of the Jungle has reached the halfway mark of a mammoth fundraising task, running nearly 300 miles through rainforest in Sri Lanka and Peru.

Yesterday, 16:00

A couple visiting Ipswich from Doncaster left the town with more than they bargained for after being slapped with an £100 parking fine.

Yesterday, 15:12

A man has been rushed to hospital with serious injuries following a collision just north of Debenham.

Yesterday, 15:10

Independent traders in The Saints, Ipswich, are getting together to promote another summer street market.

Yesterday, 13:40

Concerned motorists have been calling police about an unusual sight near the A12 in Essex - a herd of goats.

Yesterday, 07:49

Thousands of Suffolk and Essex pupils have endured Key Stage 2 SATs tests this week - now's your chance to see how you would do.

Yesterday, 07:25

It is one of Suffolk's most historic and popular events - so what is there to see at this year's Hadleigh Show?

Yesterday, 18:00

British Sandwich Week begins on May 19. So let's get creative. Forget about those limp cheese and ham or tuna mayo sarnies and try one of our more drool-worthy suggestions from across the globe.

Yesterday, 06:31

More shops, a new 'central hub' and a crackdown on crime are among a wish-list of changes being drawn up by people living in one of Ipswich's largest suburbs.

Yesterday, 06:20

Ipswich Town fans have a chance to spend the afternoon with club legends Terry Butcher and Frans Thijssen today.

Fri, 17:56

A man who claimed he heard voices telling him to break into two Felixstowe jewellery shops on Christmas Day has been found guilty of burglary by reason of insanity.

Yesterday, 12:00

Wright's Cafe has been making waves on Bury St Edmunds market and on Ipswich's Cornhill with its gourmet toasted sandwiches packed with delicious artisan fillings.

Yesterday, 16:30

The closure of a north Essex village's only post office has been met with sadness and frustration.

Yesterday, 14:00

With the UN suggesting we're all going to hell in a handcart, one of our greatest writers about farming and rural life still reminds us what we risk losing

Yesterday, 10:00

Would you like to live in your own stately home? Otley Hall, a historic moated Tudor manor house near Ipswich, could be yours - if you have £2.25million to spend.

Yesterday, 07:30

Nearly 60 years ago the first Class 37 diesel locomotive was delivered to British Railways . . . and the engines are still operating all over the country, including preserved lines.

Yesterday, 07:11

A builder who had sexually explicit online chats with a vigilante paedophile hunter posing as a 12-year-old girl has been jailed for 30 months.

Yesterday, 06:03

A suspected bogus doorstep trader dressed in head to toe in bright orange high-visibility clothing has sparked a warning from trading standards after he offered to tarmac an elderly woman's driveway.

Yesterday, 05:14

A vital bus service linking Hadleigh, Sudbury and many Suffolk villages which looked under threat of closure will continue, it has been revealed.

Yesterday, 00:01

Prince William has spoken of how he was left with a "very depressing" feeling when dealing with families losing their loved ones during his time as an East Anglian Air Ambulance pilot.

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A couple visiting Ipswich from Doncaster left the town with more than they bargained for after being slapped with an £100 parking fine.

It is nearly time for the Queen's Birthday flypast - and Suffolk and Essex could again get one of the best views of the impressive spectacle. Here's what we know.

An award-winning vegan cafe is moving into a prime spot in Ipswich town centre.

Drivers are stuck in heavy traffic across west Ipswich today due to emergency gas main works on Belstead Road.

Supermarket giant Iceland is to launch two of its new Food Warehouse stores in Ipswich this summer.

A teenager killed when her car crashed on the A140 had been exchanging phone messages at the time of the accident, an inquest has heard.

It has been driving people in Ipswich up the wall - so just what is that "hideous" humming noise stopping people from getting to sleep?

A man has been rushed to hospital with serious injuries following a collision just north of Debenham.

Paul Geater

A week from today some of us will be voting in European Elections that it seemed like we would not be holding for politicians who may never take up their seats in Brussels and Strasbourg.

So we've now had a week to digest the local election results across Suffolk and North Essex - and try to read the runes from a distinctly odd result.

Today we have the chance to vote for who we want to represent us for the next four years on our local district or borough council, not to mention the parish and town councils dotted around rural areas.

This week MPs have returned to the House of Commons with the reactions of their constituents to events of the last three months ringing in their ears - and Theresa May will find she only has weeks, if not days, left in Number 10.

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.

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.

I've been an enthusiastic supporter of plans to renew Ipswich Cornhill since it was first proposed by Lord Stuart Rose in 2012.

The real issue at the heart of the whole Brexit saga is that just as the nation was facing the greatest political and economic crisis in several generations, its political leaders are the worst anyone has ever seen.

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