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Thursday, August 10, 2017

One of the world’s biggest banks says it is sticking to its guns over its predictions of the value of sterling.

Could UKIP go where no party has gone before and elect a leader literally aiming for the stars?

In the face of rising prices and stalling wages, households are seeing their spare cash reserves dry up. So why have surveys revealed an increasing confidence in personal finances – and could it be the start of another debt crisis?

Making a more concerted effort to connect with the public will be crucial to solving the image crisis of business in the UK, a lobbying group director has claimed.

Today he’s one of the world’s top theatre directors – but Ipswich-born Sir Trevor Nunn has admitted that in his youth he would thrown stones at the Conservative candidate’s car in his home town seat!

New Ipswich MP Sandy Martin has made his maiden speech in the House of Commons following his victory in last month’s general election – and used it to praise his two most recent predecessors.

A farm tenants’ leaders has called for co-operation, collaboration and a shared vision in the run-up to Brexit.

MP Bernard Jenkin has called the Conservative Party a failing organisation that is in “crisis” following a disastrous general election campaign.

Recruiters are reporting the number of available jobs across East Anglia remaining stable – but available candidates have decreased.

The government must invest “a little bit more” in key public services, a Suffolk Tory MP has warned putting him at odds with the Prime Minister.

Ipswich council leader David Ellesmere has defended his authority’s decision to invest millions in commercial property around the town despite a warning from a senior MP that this could be gambling with public money.

Colchester MP Will Quince is to take over as chairman of the Great Eastern rail taskforce as it continues to press for more investment in the main line to London.

Household spending recorded its weakest annual growth in four years in the last three months after the recent heatwave failed to revive the high street’s fortunes, an index has revealed.

It is two years since the Ipswich Vision was launched with considerable fanfare and the promise to “turn the town around” – but how successful has it been in changing the heart of the town?

Ipswich is ranked 292 out of 324 local authority districts for social mobility based on data from 2014 and 2015; a social mobility index that is being used by the government to identify the areas in most need of ‘opportunity funding’.

Under-pressure households are becoming increasingly cautious about making major purchases as the squeeze on their spending power leaves them more downbeat about their finances, research has found.

Consumer confidence has collapsed following Theresa May’s general election catastrophe as household finances come under renewed pressure and fears over the housing market rise.

Businesses in the East of England are feeling more confident than those in some areas of the county, but lag behind others in Wales, the North East and South East, according to a study.

Nothing was taboo or off limits, everything was original and witty, and if anyone was offended then, well, as they said, they didn’t come to see you.

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.

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