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James Cleverly paid an emotional tribute to his friend PC Keith Palmer who was killed in the grounds of Houses of Parliament and made a call for posthumous recognition.

“We are not afraid, our hearts are with you”. This was the simple message next to flowers by the police cordon which sealed off the vast crime scene which Westminster has become.

Like the famous green benches of the House of Commons, the police are part of the fabric of Westminster.

East Anglian Daily Times and Ipswich Star group political editor Annabelle Dickson reports on today’s terrorist incident at the Palace of Westminster from the scene.

Cigarette packets should contain a warning about the risk of smoking to expectant mothers, Colchester’s MP has said.

East Anglian MPs have signed a cross-party letter criticising the BBC’s Brexit coverage.

Former Tory Cabinet minister Norman Tebbit said he hopes Martin McGuinness is “parked in a particularly hot and unpleasant corner of hell for the rest of eternity”.

Car insurance premiums would go up for everyone if a Lowestoft teenager’s plea for a £1,200 cap for young people went ahead, insurance giant Aviva has claimed.

Theresa May has announced March 29 is the day she will trigger Article 50 - the formal process for leaving the European Union.

George Osborne has been appointed editor of the London Evening Standard.

Colchester’s MP has spoken of his relief after police in Essex have dropped an investigation into his election expenses.

An elderly woman from Little Clacton who waited three weeks to see a GP was told patients needed to be at “death’s door” to get an urgent appointment, an MP has claimed.

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced plans to hold a second independence referendum following the Brexit referendum.

Clacton and Thetford have the highest proportion of leave voters, according to our major new poll.

East Anglia has few regrets about leaving the European Union days before Theresa May wants to formally gives Brussels notice of Britain’s departure, our major new poll reveals.

East Anglian commuters could benefit from safer and quicker journeys from a £400,000 project which could see traffic lights installed at the notorious Fiveways roundabout on the A11.

Former Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg will have little sympathy with the Conservatives’ manifesto woes.

Cash to teach young people about the importance of universal suffrage almost 100 years after women first got the vote will be announced in the chancellor’s International Women’s Day budget.

A potential Tory rebellion over the closure of a scheme to resettle unaccompanied children has been seen off by the government.

Will Quince has urged the government continue to consult with local authorities over how many child refugees they can take as he stands willing to defy his party whip over the issue.

Lord Tebbit urged ministers to leave Bury St Edmunds alone branding plans for East Anglian devolution “nonsense”.

Colleges across the country should aspire to reach the standards of West Suffolk, the prime minister has said.

Theresa May’s Article 50 game-plan was dealt a blow by Lords after it amended the plan to start negotiations on leaving the EU at the end of this month.

Outspoken Conservative Lord Tebbit told peers they were thinking of “nothing but the rights of foreigners” as the government was braced for its first defeat on its Brexit bill.

A Conservative peer has claimed people are buying pubs in Suffolk to “callously” convert into houses.

Major Ukip donor Arron Banks has suggested he is ready to stand against Douglas Carswell in the 2020 general election.

An attack on an Ipswich occupational therapist demonstrates the risks of lone working, an MP has said.

Continued protection for pensions could mean poor people with low life expectancies may never collect their state pension.

Ukip’s only MP is actively trying to damage the party and must be thrown out immediately, according to Nigel Farage.

Liberal Democrat peers will attempt to force the government to set out its strategy on local funding and economic growth post-Brexit.

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