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Headteachers in Suffolk have welcomed the scrapping of key pledges over controversial education reforms by Theresa May’s minority government in the Queen’s Speech.

Suffolk Police Federation has warned the ongoing slashing of funding for the county’s force is not sustainable if it is to continue to provide an effective service.

Small business confidence in East Anglia has fallen for the first time since the EU referendum, the latest Small Business Index from the Federation of Small Businesses shows.

New MP Sandy Martin thinks Labour should concentrate on being a “strong, solid opposition” on Brexit rather than entering into cross party talks.

Trade deals and investing in productivity emerged as the key priorities for East Anglian growers during discussions at the region’s annual arable farming showcase.

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.

The government must end the uncertainty over what Brexit will mean for UK farming and take a “collaborative and consensual” approach to its negotiations, East Anglian farmers were told.

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

A bid to bring a cinema to Newmarket is being explored by the council, after re-elected MP Matt Hancock pledged to support the project in his victory speech.

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

Incoming environment secretary Michael Gove has been urged to provide certainty to the UK farming industry as the country gears up for Brexit talks.

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.

A senior Conservative minister born in Ipswich has been promoted in the prime minister’s cabinet reshuffle.

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.

A former minister ousted in the General Election had been appointed as Theresa May’s new Downing Street chief of staff.

Theresa May’s two closest aides have quit in the wake of the disastrous General Election result.

The outcome of the 2017 General Election has resulted in a hung parliament - but what does a hung parliament mean and what happens now?

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Friday, June 9, 2017

With a record-breaking number of women MPs elected, and Labour gaining more seats than thought possible, this General Election has been one to remember.

Investors should “sit tight” in the face of continuing political uncertainty after the inconclusive general election result, according to a financial expert.

A Suffolk academic has described how young voters angry at leaving the EU and buoyed by the promise of free tuition – may have swung the election towards a Labour resurgence.

The East of England’s energy sector is hopeful of continuity and solid parliamentary support following the general election.

Business leaders in East Anglia have called for “a new dialogue” to be opened between businesses and politicians as the country searches for direction in the wake of the general election.

The executive director at the region’s tourism lead organisation Visit East Anglia has called for “a quick and mutually-advantageous withdrawal from the EU” and “a resolution to the issue of migrant workers” following the election result.

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.

The East of England’s energy sector is hopeful of continuity and solid parliamentary support following 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?

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