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Friday, December 8, 2017

Theresa May has managed what many thought was the impossible, she has placated the DUP, her cabinet and the European Union.

How well have you kept up with the news of East Anglia in the last week?

The leader of the largest single-party opposition group at Endeavour House has stood down after only six months in the role.

Donald Trump, Brexit and the General Election were the most-searched terms on Yahoo this year.

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.

Businesses and families across Suffolk and Essex were waiting to hear on Wednesday what Chancellor the Exchequer Philip Hammond’s Budget will mean for them.

Ahead of the chancellor’s Autumn Budget, here are the answers to some key questions.

Revenue and profits at the leading businesses based in Essex have continue to grow over the past year, according to a new study.

Essex Conservatives backed Witham MP Priti Patel last night after she quit the Cabinet over her secret meetings with senior Israeli figures.

Essex MP Priti Patel has tonight quit her Cabinet role and acknowledged that her “actions fell below the standards of transparency and openness” she had advocated.

Suffolk MP Dr Dan Poulter says he denies “all allegations of misconduct or inappropriate behaviour” after he was referred for investigation by his party’s new disciplinary committee.

The business and finance communities are reacting cautiously to the Bank of England’s decision to raise interest rates to 0.5% – the first positive base rate movement in more than a decade.

The Sudbury branch of the Labour party is calling for more short-term work to combat traffic congestion in the town after discussing the proposal for a relief road.

The eastern region has seen a decrease in small and medium-sized firms’ (SME) construction activity in the last quarter, according to a survey.

A renowned former Bury St Edmunds headteacher says the overall level of education funding is “a long way short of what is needed”.

Most smaller building firms are struggling to hire carpenters, joiners and bricklayers, a new report shows.

One of the real problems with democracy comes when our legislators have to decide on issues that directly affect them personally.

New parliamentary constituency proposals have been published – which show that in Suffolk the Tories may well have held Ipswich if the new boundaries had been in place at the general election.

Jaywick is set to be taken into the new Clacton and Harwich constituency under the latest parliamentary boundary change proposals.

Suffolk’s MPs have backed Theresa May to remain in Downing Street despite talk of a backbench plot to challenge her leadership of the Conservative Party.

The leader of the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords, Baron Dick Newby, is visiting party members in Suffolk for their annual dinner on Saturday night.

Suffolk Constabulary’s ability to tackle crime and protect residents is now in “serious jeopardy” after years of unfair government funding, Tim Passmore warned last night.

Sandy Martin’s surprise election victory in June has brought Ipswich Labour Party a national award – thanks to a some long-distance campaigning from the Czech Republic!

It is some time since the Labour Party went into a conference season with swagger and confidence – this year they very much do.

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