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A Suffolk MP warned immigration will not be able to fall until welfare and education reforms allow foreign labour to be replaced with local talent.

Nick Clegg has claimed there will be an “industrial scale blame game” if Brexit “curdles and goes belly up”.

Donald Tusk has warned there is nothing to win in Breixt telling a press conference he would not pretend it was a happy day.

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 National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has urged prime minister Theresa May to put farming “front and centre” of her negotiations as Article 50 is triggered to kick-start the official process of Britain leaving the EU.

With Prime Minister Theresa May due to trigger Article 50 today, East Anglian business leaders have outlined their priorities for the two-year negotiation over the UK’s exit from the EU.

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

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.

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) stressed the “crucial role” of UK food production post-Brexit at a meeting with environment secretary Andrea Leadsom and farming minister George Eustice on Thursday.

Land agents are expecting the ongoing effects of the fall in Sterling to lift confidence as a highly productive parcel of farmland near Debenham is offered up for let.

Clacton MP Douglas Carswell has announced he is leaving UKIP to become an independent MP after helping the party to achieve Brexit.

Land prices peaked around 2015 but since then their fortunes have been less certain. SARAH CHAMBERS asked the experts how the land lies, and whether there is any real certainty about what will happen to them over the next decade.

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

Brewing, distilling and leisure retail company Adnams today reported record annual sales and strong growth in bottom-line profits.

Britain’s departure from the European Union could leave many British companies without protection for their trade marks, according to a specialist based in the region.

The Bury St Edmunds MP has criticised Tesco’s chief executive for the company’s “short-sighted” decision to stop selling sugar produced in the UK as Brexit negotiations loom.

Businesses in Essex are being urged by the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP) to give their views on the Government’s proposed Industrial Strategy.

Inflation hit its highest level in more than three years in February after food and fuel prices pushed it over the Bank of England’s 2% target.

Small companies will be “disproportionately” hit if tariffs are imposed on European Union imports and exports after Brexit, with one in four prepared to cut their trading ties with the bloc, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has warned.

Theresa May has announced March 29 is the day she will trigger Article 50 - the formal process for leaving the European Union.

The Farming Community Network (FCN) was set up over 21 years ago to give support to those facing difficulties within the farming community.

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.

The agrochemical sector has welcomed a decision by the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) that weed killer glyphosate should not be classified as a substance causing cancer.

Britain’s construction industry could lose almost 200,000 workers if access to the single market is lost in Brexit negotiations, a report warns.

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.

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

Clacton and Thetford have the highest proportion of leave voters, according to our major new poll.

More voters in Felixstowe expressed regret about voting to leave the European Union than anywhere else in the region.

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