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On 23 June last year, the people of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. As I have said before, that decision was no rejection of the values we share as fellow Europeans. Nor was it an attempt to do harm to the European Union or any of the remaining member states. On the contrary, the United Kingdom wants the European Union to succeed and prosper. Instead, the referendum was a vote to restore, as we see it, our national self-determination. We are leaving the European Union, but we are not leaving Europe – and we want to remain committed partners and allies to our friends across the continent.

The prime minister will issue a call for unity as she starts the countdown to Britain’s exit from the European Union today.

If your mum enjoys a good musical or you are arranging a first theatre date with a new girlfriend, you might want to think hard about booking this show. It’s a multi-Tony Award-winner, sharp and funny but for Pete’s sake don’t mention the title until your guest is strapped firmly in their seat.

Sam Walker is on course to play every league game for Colchester United this season, and he is ready to help plot the U’s path into the League Two play-offs.

As the UK leaves the EU, there will be trade-offs to make when it comes to immigration. Put simply, there are public concerns about immigration – but significant further restrictions to movement will come at a cost to investment and jobs, the delivery of strong public services and economic growth.

Dozens of ex-teachers are returning to their calling following a successful campaign to tackle staffing shortages across Essex schools.

A military site just outside Ipswich has always had an air of mystery about it, writes John Norman, of The Ipswich Society.

The University of Suffolk is continuing to buck the national trend as application numbers soar despite a national downturn.

Suffolk athletes are busy competing for the chance to prove themselves among the fittest on the planet.

“We are not afraid, our hearts are with you”. This was the simple message next to flowers by the police cordon which sealed off the vast crime scene which Westminster has become.

A record number of young rugby players transformed Hadleigh, into the focal point of Mini-TAG rugby in Europe… and beyond.

Two weeks ago, Chancellor Philip Hammond noted that this was his last Spring Budget as from now on budgets would be in autumn, writes Ipswich Borough Council leader David Ellesmere.

A global boom in the use of smart meters is set to fuel the growth of a pioneering East Anglian engineering company after it struck a major production deal with a leading Indian manufacturer.

Science, treasure hunts, shire horses, pram walks, bird walks and more for an illuminating weekend

London-based food delivery network Deliveroo is launching in Ipswich today with more than 15 restaurants signed up to its service.

Countryside campaigners have set out “red lines” which must not be crossed in order to secure the best possible post-EU trade deal for UK farming.

With political events in the UK moving at alarming speed, commentators are still speculating on what leaving the European Union may mean for the housing market and the construction industry.

A world renowned art expert has called into question the authenticity of one of Thomas Gainsborough’s most famous and cherished works.

Three Frinton men who evaded almost £80,000 in alcohol and cigarette duty have been handed jail terms for the tax fraud.

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced plans to hold a second independence referendum following the Brexit referendum.

The Suffolk Energy-from-Waste facility near Ipswich is among the construction projects honoured in the 2017 Civic Trust Awards.

East Anglia has few regrets about leaving the European Union days before Theresa May wants to formally gives Brussels notice of Britain’s departure, our major new poll reveals.

It’s not my fault, I swear it. I don’t sit around in the morning like the late Mrs Whitehouse, waiting for something to shock me so I can complain about it, writes Martin Newell.

Gallery: Ford Fiesta pricing

Friday, March 10, 2017

Ford has announced pricing for the all-new Fiesta, and the cost of entry has been reduced.

Sammie Szmodics made an immediate impact, following his introduction as a second-half substitute at Cambridge United last weekend, and he looks sure to play a big role in Colchester United’s final push for promotion during the last two months of the season.

If preparing Christmas dinner in your household seems exhausting, spare a thought for the Royal kitchen of Henry III.

Suffolk New College has given a warm welcome to plans from the government to boost technical training for young people.

Gallery: Geneva Motor Show

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

It’s showtime in Geneva with the cream of the new motoring crop vying for attention. Motoring editor Andy Russell picks out some of his star cars and eye-catching updates.

With the motocross season getting into full swing, the Woodbridge and DMCC are preparing for an exciting and action packed year ahead at their Blaxhall venue. RICK BLYTH looks ahead to some of the exciting action coming up at the Suffolk circuit.

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