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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.

Intensive care beds at an Ipswich mental health ward are likely to stay closed until the autumn, it can be revealed.

It could be the sale of the century as Sutton Hall Estate, near Woodbridge, including an eight bedroom Georgian house, 11 more cottages and farmhouses, two barns and more than 2170 acres is up for sale.

Speed limits through roadwork on the A14 and A12 could be increased under new plans aimed to ease drivers’ frustration with delays.

Struggling owners have been urged not to dump pets they cannot care for as a charity braces itself for a summer animal welfare crisis.

Police in Suffolk have seized two uninsured vehicles early this morning.

What a weekend it was – Latitude is fast becoming one of the world’s best music festivals.

An iconic Bury St Edmunds building officially threw open its doors to the public at the weekend to celebrate the completion of a £2million restoration project.

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