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Ben Gummer

All of Suffolk’s MPs had backed the campaign to keep Britain in the European Union – and were left shattered by the decision to pull out.

John Dugmore

Campaigners from the business community on both sides of the EU membership debate were agreed yesterday on the need for the Government to make stability its top priority in the wake of the vote for Brexit.

05:30
Michael Gove and Boris Johnson join Tim Passmore during a visit to Ipswich for the leave campaign.

One of Suffolk’s most prominent “Vote Leave” supporters has urged those who voted the same way not to feel guilty about their decision.

16:00
Crowds enjoyed the sunshine at Ipswich Music Day 2015 in Christchurch Park.
Stetsons are Cool got the crowd dancing.

From live music and open air cinemas to art, sport and stunt displays, Ipswich has a packed programme of family fun lined up this summer.

Pro-European protesters demonstrate outside Downing Street. Although the police monitored the demonstration, they said it was peaceful and there were no arrests.

Supporters of the Europe took to the streets of British capital cities to protest about the referendum decision to pull out of the EU.

06:00
The EU Referendum count at Riverside Leisure Centre in Chelmsford.

The Leave vote in the referendum was remarkable in so many ways – but possibly the greatest surprise was that the British public appears to have ignored the economic advice and voted for the riskiest option.

The EU Referendum count at Riverside Leisure Centre in Chelmsford.

The feeling on the streets of Ipswich after Thursday’s historic referendum was one of shock – even for the town’s many Leave supporters.

Yesterday, 14:44
British Airways. Photo: Steve Parsons/PA Wire.

Prime Minister David Cameron announced his resignation this morning after a surprise victory for the Leave campaign which could significantly change the country’s political landscape. But how will Brexit affect you? Read on to find out.

Yesterday, 10:17
Clockwise from top left: Boris Johnson, Michael Gove, Theresa May, Ruth Davidson, Stephen Crabb and George Osborne, potential new leaders of the Conservative Party. Photo: PA/PA Wire

As David Cameron has announced he will stand down as Prime Minister by the Conservative party conference in October, the party will now be looking for a new leader.

Paul Geater - Opinion

Thursday, June 9, 2016
Boris Johnson is confronted by Remain supporters at the Waterfront in Ipswich.

This week has really seen the referendum campaign come to life in Ipswich with Boris Johnson and Michael Gove coming on Tuesday and yesterday’s visit by Hilary Benn, writes political reporter Paul Geater.

Thursday, June 2, 2016
Footbath crossings are set to be closed on main lines in Suffolk

Network Rail is not an organisation I have a particularly high regard for, writes Paul Geater. It can often appear rather high-handed and can sometimes give the impression it feels passengers are an inconvenience it could do without.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
The Suffolk Show of 2014 is remembered for the visit of Prince Harry, not the rain on the day before the show.

Paul Geater has been a regular visitor to the Suffolk Show over many decades – and will be back there again as part of our coverage on both days of the event. He has no worries about the weather this year, despite Tuesday’s rain.

Thursday, May 26, 2016
Meeting of the new county council at Endeavour house.

The Conservatives at Suffolk County Council must be feeling pretty nervous this morning as they contemplate today’s full meeting of the authority, writes political reporter Paul Geater.

Thursday, May 19, 2016
Vote Leave supporters at the regional launch at Kesgrave Hall - but do they stand any chance in next month's referendum.

Earlier this week we published the results of a region-wide poll showing that more people in this part of the world want to leave the EU than want to remain, writes Paul Geater.

Thursday, May 12, 2016
The local election counts at Ipswich Corn Exchange.

Ever since the results from last Thursday’s elections were declared, political pundits have been poring over them and giving their own interpretation of who won and who lost.

Thursday, May 5, 2016
Mike cook with a copy of the 1958 plans for Ipswich's inner ring road

Planning officials and planning rules aren’t every developers’ favourite subjects, writes Paul Geater.

Thursday, April 28, 2016
BHS has a significant presence in Ipswich town centre. This is the Arras Square entrance to the shop.

The sad news about the apparent likely demise of BHS is being touted by many as another example of a much-loved high street name failing to adapt with the times.

Sunday, April 24, 2016
Iain Duncan Smith launches the regional Vote Leave campaign - but has the referendum sucked the life out of this year's local elections?

I’ve been covering elections for years, no decades, and I cannot remember a May campaign that has felt quite so flat as this one.

Liz Nice - Opinion

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Steve Ransom, taken in 2006

Liz Nice remembers her Suffolk New College colleague Steve Ransom, of Trimley, who died suddenly last week, aged 45.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
1971 - when fans could still stand at Portman Road

I was hugely irritated by a young woman on the radio the other day talking about how much ‘fun’ it would be to bring back standing at football matches, writes columnist Liz Nice.

Thursday, November 19, 2015
Former

It’s hard to feel helpless, but that seems to be the theme of this week.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
It was this week claimed that women in full-time employment will effectively work for nothing from now until the new year as a result of the gender pay gap.  Photo: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

There was a bit of a brouhaha this week after Mick McCarthy told his star striker, Daryl Murphy, who scored a hat trick at Rotherham at the weekend after a long dry spell, to ‘leave your sister at home’ in future.

Friday, October 30, 2015
Stella Creasy had to stop the tampon tax debate

The ‘F’ word still seems to bother people, doesn’t it? writes Liz Nice.

Thursday, October 1, 2015
A vintage Ferguson tractor in action at the Museum of East Anglian in Stowmarket

I’ve been doing the museum trail again this year as a judge in the annual Suffolk Museum of the Year competition, and once again it has been a rewarding and humbling experience.

Thursday, September 24, 2015
What is Tony Blair's legacy?

Unfortunately, when we die, we don’t get to choose how we are remembered, writes Liz Nice.

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