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Better promotion of social care jobs and providing more opportunities for career progression in the industry will be key to continued growth for a regional care home operator.

Campaigning for the General Election both locally and nationally has been suspended in the wake of the terrorist atrocity in Manchester.

Ipswich’s General Election candidates faced a stern grilling from students at Northgate Sixth Form this morning in a Question Time-style debate.

The General Election on June 8 is fast approaching – but do you know who is standing in your area.

People have until midnight to register to vote in the June 8 snap General Election.

Members of the largest teachers’ union appealed to shoppers in Ipswich to ‘vote for the future of education’ in next month’s General Election.

Conservative parliamentary candidate Jo Churchill - the favourite for the Bury St Edmunds constituency - will not be attending hustings at West Suffolk College.

However much a general election appears to be a foregone conclusion, there is often a point during the campaign when the leading party has a “wobble” – when senior campaigners from the leading party worry that their lead is disappearing.

UKIP leader Paul Nuttall has called off a visit to the only parliamentary seat held by the party in 2015 after his “Battlebus” was damaged.

The issue of housing really should be a major talking point in this general election – as in any general election – but it always seems to be a policy area that politicians seem to underplay.

The five candidates all hoping to be elected as MP for South Suffolk are to take part in an election hustings in Hadleigh on Monday evening – May 22.

Shadow cabinet member Angela Rayner has visited Sidegate Primary School in Ipswich to promote Labour’s education policy – and see youngsters preparing for their own election.

Ipswich is traditionally a traditional marginal seat fought over between Labour and the Conservatives – and this time those two parties are once again likely to be fighting for the Westminster seat once again.

As the general election looms, the major parties are trying to woo the worker. But does that come at a price for businesses? BETHANY WHYMARK reports.

With less than a week to go for people to register to vote in the general election on June 8, here are all your vote-registering questions answered in preparation for polling day.

Change is a constant in this complex world, except that we continue to eat more than a billion meals a week in the UK alone.

The option of building a second runway at Stansted Airport should return to the political agenda immediately following the General Election, according to a leading business organisation.

This should be a crucial week in the general election – it’s the week during which the major parties publish their manifestos and really start to flesh out why they should be running the country for the next five years (as if they haven’t been doing that already).

Candidates hoping to be elected as MP for Ipswich next month took the battle to some of the town’s youngest voters at an election hustings at Suffolk One sixth form college.

Nominations have closed for this year’s general election – and Suffolk’s ballot papers will have a familiar look when voters go to the polls on June 8.

The general election is causing a lack of uncertainty and choice in the UK housing market, a study has revealed.

One of my colleagues was moaning to me the other day: “This is the dullest election campaign ever. We all know what is going to happen. How can we make it exciting?”

The revelation that Prime Minister Theresa May supports fox hunting has been met with a mixed reaction by the hunts in Suffolk and Essex, who agree the current situation is unworkable.

Rural villages around Newmarket have welcomed a judge’s decision to quash a refusal of 400 homes in Newmarket, but the long running planning debate is far from over.

Bixley councillor Paul West is to take over as cabinet member for Ipswich later this month after the Conservative victory in the county council elections.

It may be the first time he has fought any election, but Cameron Matthews is not daunted by the unenviable task of trying to unseat a Government minister.

Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon joined Conservative Party campaigners in Ipswich as the General Election campaign opened a new front.

Giles Watling is now certain to win back Clacton for the Tories – that’s the verdict of the candidate chosen by local UKIP members to try to defend the seat!

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has conceded the General Election is a “foregone conclusion” but called on voters in Suffolk and north Essex not to hand Theresa May a “colossal landslide”.

When it comes to elections in Ipswich, no one has more experience in helping to run polling stations than Pearl Bird – and she’s been persuaded out of retirement one last time to go back on duty in June.

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