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Farmers urged Suffolk shoppers to back British farming yesterday at a series of events around the county to mark the first anniversary of the EU referendum.

The RSPB and Suffolk Police are appealing for information after an East Anglian nesting colony of one of Britain’s rarest breeding seabirds was raided by egg thieves.

A year on from the shock Brexit referendum result, Suffolk and Essex businesses are still bracing themselves for the fall-out from the UK electorate’s momentous decision, chamber chiefs say.

This year it will outline the legislative programme for the next two years rather than the usual 12-months in a bid to give parliament more time to tackle the Great Repeal Bill – the mammoth task of converting European Union law into the UK’s.

Final-year BSc (Hons) Bioscience students Sara Kline, 24, from Brandon, and Jamerson Krelle-Hammond, 23, from Ipswich, are taking part in Erasmus+, an EU-funded exchange programme. They will complete their studies at the University of Palermo for three months.

Small business confidence in East Anglia has fallen for the first time since the EU referendum, the latest Small Business Index from the Federation of Small Businesses shows.

New MP Sandy Martin thinks Labour should concentrate on being a “strong, solid opposition” on Brexit rather than entering into cross party talks.

A debate over whether a controversial weedkiller should be used to speed up the harvest prompted a senior farmer to claim glyphosate is “safer than sausages”.

The lord mayor of the City of London will add his voice to a growing chorus of business leaders urging Theresa May to strike a Brexit deal with the EU before negotiations draw to a close.

Any ban on glyphosate, a commonly-used weed killer, could cost British farmers around £1bn a year, a report has warned.

I recently launched the CLA’s new campaign ‘The Countryside Matters’ at the Suffolk Show – the first major event in our agricultural show season. This campaign is aimed at winning the hearts and minds of everybody who loves the countryside and explains the vital importance of investing in the countryside in post-Brexit Britain.

Incoming environment secretary Michael Gove has been urged to provide certainty to the UK farming industry as the country gears up for Brexit talks.

Farming leaders said new environment secretary Michael Gove must “understand and articulate” the needs of East Anglia’s agricultural community during a pivotal time for the sector.

A former minister ousted in the General Election had been appointed as Theresa May’s new Downing Street chief of staff.

A Suffolk academic has described how young voters angry at leaving the EU and buoyed by the promise of free tuition – may have swung the election towards a Labour resurgence.

Labour’s success in taking Ipswich may have provided the headline in this year’s general election in East Anglia – but with most seats staying Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May retains the support of most MPs.

Theresa May has wants to form a government that will provide “certainty” and guide the country through Brexit talks.

Conservative Priti Patel gained an increased majority to hold Witham in the general election, securing over 4,000 more votes than in 2015.

Malt and malted ingredients company Muntons has posted increased annual profits despite “significant upheaval” following Britain’s vote for Brexit.

Farmers’ confidence has taken an ‘unnerving’ and ‘significant’ knock as a result of the Brexit vote, according to a survey.

Three out of four managers expect to get caught up in a “mounting war for talent” because of the decision to leave the EU, a study shows.

Colchester could be one of the closely fought seats in Essex at the general election.

Regional landowners’ leaders have chosen next week’s Suffolk Show to launch a new campaign highlighting the importance of the countryside in the run-up to the UK’s departure from the European Union (EU).

Consumer confidence has slipped to its lowest level since the month after the EU referendum, according to a survey.

Last year was the East of England’s most successful in terms of securing investment from overseas since 2008, according to figures compiled by professional services firm EY.

Ipswich’s General Election candidates faced a stern grilling from students at Northgate Sixth Form this morning in a Question Time-style debate.

People have until midnight to register to vote in the June 8 snap General Election.

Election candidates often make ambitious policy claims – but South Suffolk UKIP candidate Aidan Powlesland is hoping to kick-start inter-stellar travel and mining in the asteroid belt if he is elected on June 8.

Five outstanding buildings in Suffolk and Essex have won prestigious architecture awards for their ground-breaking design – with one named as the overall winner.

Four in five British consumers fear prises rises for goods and services once Britain has left the European Union, a survey has found.

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