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The future of the Upper Orwell Crossing has rapidly become the first major flashpoint of the new political dynamic in Ipswich since the election of Sandy Martin as MP two weeks ago.

It feels as if the world has been rather stood on its head over the last seven days, following the indecisive result in the 2017 General Election, writes Paul Geater.

Suffolk’s fire chief has tried to reassure residents of high-rise flats in the county after the tragic blaze that swept through a huge tower block in west London which may cost many lives.

The campaign to reopen Broomhill Pool in Ipswich is set to receive a major boost with the introduction of a series of household goods showing off what it could look like.

Suffolk County Council has written to cabinet ministers in Whitehall urging them to maintain their support for the Upper Orwell Crossings in Ipswich.

Two of Suffolk’s re-elected Conservative MPs have joined forces to try to ease the housing crisis that is threatening to explode in the middle of the county.

New Ipswich MP Sandy Martin has travelled to London to sign in as the town’s new representative at Westminster.

The former Co-op department store in Ipswich’s Carr Street is to become a new primary school which should open in September 2019.

The Boundary Commission is planning to reduce the number of councillors representing two Suffolk districts by nearly a quarter.

While the rest of the country were going to the polls last Thursday, students from Westbourne Academy in Ipswich were having their own election – with a very different result.

When Sandy Martin unexpectedly won the Ipswich seat in last week’s general election, it left one of his strongest supporters with a serious problem.

Newly-elected Ipswich Labour MP Sandy Martin will bring a very different style to his predecessor as he heads off to his new job in the Palace of Westminster.

Newly-elected Conservative MPs from Suffolk and Essex seem set to back the Prime Minister and a deal with Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party in the wake of the general election disappointment.

Former Ipswich MP Ben Gummer has bid farewell to the town after being defeated in last week’s general election by Labour’s Sandy Martin.

Liberal Democrat Sir Bob Russell failed in his bid to make one last bid for glory in his former Colchester stronghold.

The end of UKIP as a political force across the region was confirmed when the votes were counted after the general election.

Labour’s success in taking Ipswich may have provided the headline in this year’s general election in East Anglia – but with most seats staying Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May retains the support of most MPs.

Just 48 hours ago he was one of the most powerful men in the British government. Now Ben Gummer’s parliamentary career has come to an abrupt end – whether temporarily or permanently. Why did he lose?

New Ipswich MP Sandy Martin is to ask the Department for Transport to look again at the proposals for a large new bridge between Wherstead Road and Cliff Quay.

The Conservatives have lost the election and should stand aside for a Labour minority government, according to Jeremy Corbyn, who said: “We are ready to serve this country.”

Ben Gummer has sensationally lost his seat to the Labour Party after seven years as MP for the town.

Britain was bracing itself for a hung parliament after the publication of the exit poll at the end of voting in the 2017 General Election.

After a campaign lasting almost two months, polling stations have opened across the country giving people the chance to vote in the 2017 General Election.

I do like the drama you get on general election nights, so I’ve been looking forward to tonight’s results for the last few weeks.

A new memorial is to be created at Ipswich’ Millennium Cemetery marking the service given by those who fought in the “Forgotten War” in Korea in the early 1950s.

The six candidates hoping to be MP for Ipswich by the end of the week have been to their final election hustings in the town.

Rail company Greater Anglia has shown off mock-ups of the inside of its new InterCity trains for the main line between the region and Liverpool Street station.

Communities and organisations across Suffolk and Essex have come together to hold a minute’s silence to remember the victims of Saturday’s terrorist attack in London.

With the 2017 General Election just days away, Ipswich’s candidates are getting to know each other at a series of hustings events across the town.

There are growing fears that the free shuttle bus linking Endeavour House in Russell Road with Ipswich town centre could be scrapped when its current contract expires at the end of next month.

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