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Suffolk: Greens hope to snatch Euro-seat

PUBLISHED: 09:00 24 April 2014

Rupert Read, party leader Natalie Bennett and Mark Ereira at the Green Party launch in Cambridge.

Rupert Read, party leader Natalie Bennett and Mark Ereira at the Green Party launch in Cambridge.

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The Green Party launched its campaign to try to win its first MEP in the East of England during a region-wide tour by leader Natalie Bennett this week.

She visited Cambridge for the regional launch before travelling to Bungay and Beccles in Suffolk and then catching a train back from the expanded rail station in that town to return to London.

In the last European elections, lead Green candidate Rupert Read came very close to getting one of the seats in the region. He is hoping to better that this time.

Second on the list for the party is Suffolk County Councillor – and parliamentary candidate for Ipswich – Mark Ereira-Guyer who are pictured with Ms Bennett at the Cambridge launch.

The party is hoping to attract votes by promoting policies for the “common good” around the region – not looking to achieve unsustainable economic growth.

Emergency services are at the scene of a two-vehicle crash in Fressingfield near Eye.

A man suffering from colitis who got a parking ticket while on an emergency bathroom break says the council could have shown him sympathy and let him off.

Motorists could face delays on the roads today as police escort an abnormal load through the county.

A new dualled A120 between Braintree and the A12 could see the first vehicles hit the road by mid 2026, according to a new report.

Essex Police have released a CCTV image of a woman they would like to speak to in connection to a shop theft in Braintree last week.

Firefighters tackled a blaze in Ardleigh near Colchester yesterday involving 60 tonnes of straw.

The whole care system in Suffolk must pull together in order to help our already challenged emergency departments make it through this winter safely.

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