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PUBLISHED: 11:29 22 November 2017 | UPDATED: 11:30 22 November 2017

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond, prepares his speech in his office in Downing Street, London, ahead of his 2017 Budget announcement. Picture: CHRISTOPHER FURLONG/PA Wire

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond, prepares his speech in his office in Downing Street, London, ahead of his 2017 Budget announcement. Picture: CHRISTOPHER FURLONG/PA Wire

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond is today unveiling his first autumn budget with predictions that it could be one of the most interesting for years.

He’s already said housing will feature and there could be further eases to the government’s austerity programme as he tries to deliver a budget to shore up his own position in the cabinet and put his party back on track after the disappointment of the general election.

Follow what happens here and take part in the discussion as Mr Hammond tries to re-establish the government’s position in the country as elsewhere Brexit talks continue.

This feed should bring the headlines from the House of Commons and instant reaction from our readers as Mr Hammond unveils a budget that many are seeing as make or break for an increasingly beleaguered government.

The Harvest Centre, home of Brandon Full Gospel Church, held its Christmas meal on Saturday evening and this year invited people who had made a difference in the community.

Snow-lovers in Suffolk and Essex took full advantage of today’s weather by getting outside to enjoy the white stuff despite plummeting temperatures.

A woman arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving when under the influence of drink or drugs has been released under investigation.

Kesgrave High School will be closed tomorrow after a major power failure.

A woman was raped in a car in Lowestoft yesterday in what police have described as a “despicable attack”.

Ipswich Town Hall will be 150 years old in January. John Norman looks at its story – one rarely dull.

Headteachers face an “impossible” task of deciding whether to close their school due to snow and fear looking “foolish” later in the day if forecasts prove to be inaccurate, education leaders say.

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