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Ipswich/Suffolk: Polls are open for European elections

PUBLISHED: 07:00 22 May 2014 | UPDATED: 09:15 22 May 2014

Polling stations will be open until 10pm tonight.

Polling stations will be open until 10pm tonight.

Voters are going to the polls today in elections for the European parliament – and for local council elections in Ipswich and Colchester.

Polling stations will be open until 10pm tonight – but the European election votes will not be counted until Sunday evening after the rest of Europe has been to the polls.

The votes for council candidates in Ipswich and Colchester will be counted overnight, but they will take longer than normal because they will have to be separated from European votes first.

The results from the councils are not expected to be announced until the early hours of tomorrow morning.

We shall be covering the count online at www.eadt.co.uk with instant analysis and the full results will be printed in the EADT on Saturday.

Sunday’s results are expected to come through late in the evening – although it could be later if there is a higher than expected turnout.

Votes from across the East of England will be counted at Chelmsford. We shall be covering those results online, and they will be printed as soon as possible.

Drivers in Woodbridge have faced long delays this afternoon after a major route through the town became flooded.

Colchester MP Will Quince has described a knife attack in the town that left a teenager seriously hurt as “deeply alarming”.

Police wants to speak to two teenagers about an attempted murder in Colchester in the early hours of this morning.

The shocking prevalence of rape in Ipswich has been uncovered in an EADT and Star investigation.

Ed Sheeran has got engaged to his partner Cherry Seaborn, the Framlingham singer has confirmed on Instagram.

Emergency services have been called to the scene of a car having gone into a ditch on the A12 near Darsham

Snow could fall in parts of Suffolk on Sunday morning as temperatures are set to drop overnight.

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