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Having returned from Diss, a charming place which I never mind visiting, I came home with much to think about, writes Martin Newell.

Suffolk farmers must help shape a post-Brexit farming and environmental policy which will enable them to grow food, protect wildlife and safeguard animal welfare, they were told this week.

Environment Secretary Michael Gove said he was “delighted” to meet with south Suffolk farmers earlier this month to discuss the challenges and opportunities they face.

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Two members of Labour’s shadow transport team have visited London Stansted to view the airport’s plans for making further use of its runway capacity.

An agricultural leader has praised the Labour Party’s stance on the challenges the industry faces with shortages of farmworkers as a result of Brexit as she addressed Suffolk farmers this week.

Nearly a quarter of firms believe Brexit may force them to move work outside the UK, according to a new study.

Priti Patel won’t “go quietly” to the back benches and will continue “fighting for a successful exit from the European Union”, according to sources close to the Witham MP.

Members of Parliament will have the final say on any deal the government negotiates on Britain’s withdrawal from the EU, Brexit Secretary David Davis said today.

East Anglian farmers are being urged to snap up new European Union-backed grants offering substantial levels of funding while they are still available.

The new man at the helm of powerful landowners’ lobby organisation, the Country Land and Business Association (CLA), is an Essex and Cambridgeshire farmer and was a remainer when it came to last year’s bombshell European Union referendum.

Despite some recent signs of “progress”, the Brexit negotiations have a long way to go yet.

Farming leaders have called for the European Commission to intervene and end a long-running stand-off over the world’s most widely-used herbicide.

An Essex and Cambridgeshire farmer has become the new president of landowners’ lobby group the Country Land and Business Association (CLA).

The UK government is supporting tougher restrictions on the use of neonicotinoids, a controversial pesticide, after findings suggest they pose a greater risk to bees than previously thought.

Anglian Water has agreed to donate £60,000 to local wildlife trusts after the company polluted the Layer Brook in Essex.

We are told a Great Repeal Bill is in the offing following Brexit.

The impact of Brexit may be felt in Suffolk because of the difficulty in finding enough people for skilled jobs once the UK leaves the EU according to a new report.

Suffolk advocates for the UK to remain in the European Union say their movement is gathering momentum after a former cabinet minister and serving MP attended their latest conference.

The UK pig industry will face a labour crisis post-Brexit unless steps are taken, the industry has warned.

Households are expected to be hit with the first rise in interest rates for more than 10 years today as the Bank of England looks to cool surging inflation.

Budget airline Ryanair will suffer a 25 million euro (£22 million) blow in the wake of its flight cancellation fiasco, but has still bolstered half-year profits by 11%.

Falling demand for new vehicles put car production into reverse last month, a new report shows.

Essex business leaders say they remain optimistic about the future and expect staff numbers and profits to rise, in spite of ongoing Brexit uncertainty.

Chancellor Philip Hammond must tackle the UK’s productivity problem if his budget is to improve people’s lives across the country, writes Richard Tunnicliffe, the CBI’s regional director for the East of England.

Business leaders are calling for a Brexit transition deal to be agreed “as soon as possible” as firms are preparing to make “serious decisions” with consequences for jobs and investment.

East Anglian farmers will be grappling with the challenges of Brexit as a national roadshow outlining potential impacts arrives in Ipswich next week.

The boss of one of East Anglia’s biggest retailers said his company had “made the best of a difficult year” in the wake of the Brexit vote and a softening of consumer confidence.

Kettle Foods UK managing director Ashley Hicks said while the group would continue to fry potato crisps in Norfolk for the UK market, if tariffs made it unviable to distribute from Norwich to Europe he would consider the move.

Associate licensed conveyancer Suzanne Bradbury has joined Essex law firm Birkett Long’s residential property specialists team.

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