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Colchester has exceeded all expectations with over half of all the borough’s waste being recycled, the council has revealed.

Colchester MP Will Quince has described a knife attack in the town that left a teenager seriously hurt as “deeply alarming”.

A senior whistleblower within the region’s ambulance trust has claimed up to 80 people could have died or come to harm because of delays over the Christmas and New Year period.

Ipswich MP Sandy Martin has asked for talks with transport ministers about building a new road across the north of the town – as it emerged that more than half a million pounds has been committed to planning a new route.

An MP has told parliament 20 people died in instances when ambulances arrived late to emergencies in East Anglia during a spell of intense pressure over the Christmas period.

Construction industry figures have been reacting to the news of construction giant Carillion’s collapse – saying smaller subcontractors will bear the brunt of the crisis.

Suffolk MP Dr Dan Poulter has marked his return to work at the House of Commons by taking part in a debate on Universal Credit in Westminster Hall.

Central Suffolk MP Dr Dan Poulter is set to return to Westminster next week after being away for two months.

Council tax payers could see their bill rise further in April after the government eased the cap on rises.

Staff working for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich MP Dr Dan Poulter have insisted that casework is still being dealt with although he has been on sick leave for a few weeks.

The fall in the number of people employed directly by councils across East Anglia has been highlighted by the GMB union – showing that the number has fallen by near 80,000 in the last seven years.

The government delivered “exactly nothing” for farming in the chancellor’s autumn statement, the Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) says.

Young people in Suffolk are being encouraged to get involved with politics as nominations open for Suffolk’s Youth Parliament.

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond is today unveiling his first autumn budget with predictions that it could be one of the most interesting for years.

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.

Proposals to create a “super council” in east Suffolk have been given the seal of approval by Government.

The Suffolk branch of the Women’s Equality Party has asked for the Conservative Party investigation into Central Suffolk and North Ipswich MP Dr Dan Poulter to make all its findings public.

British politics risks being brought into disrepute unless a tough, new system to protect people working in Westminster is agreed, the leader of the House of Commons has warned.

The BBC is currently screening a major three-part drama exploring one of the most famous episodes in British history: the Gunpowder Plot. Trevor Heaton explores the local connections with the events of November 1605.

Suffolk Coastal MP Therese Coffey has nominated a chef in her constituency for a parliamentary award in recognition of his ‘outstanding food, cooked with passion’.

Colchester MP Will Quince was visibly moved as the House of Commons passed a new law giving parents the right to compassionate leave from work after suffering the tragedy of stillbirth.

One of the real problems with democracy comes when our legislators have to decide on issues that directly affect them personally.

New parliamentary constituency proposals have been published – which show that in Suffolk the Tories may well have held Ipswich if the new boundaries had been in place at the general election.

Suffolk MPs from across the political spectrum got behind the National Farmers’ Union’s (NFU) Back British Farming Day this week.

One of the most influential figures in the Tory party of the 1970s, Sir Edward Du Cann, has died at the age of 93.

A Suffolk MP has warned that tabling amendments during this week’s Brexit bill debate would be akin to thwarting the “will of the people”.

Staff at an engineering firm in Sudbury have been told the plant is to close with the loss of more than 500 jobs.

Ipswich council’s decision to fully-fund the town centre free shuttle bus running between Russell Road and the town centre for three hours a day over the lunchtime period has clearly gone down well with many.

Paramedics’ efforts to treat a blind RAF veteran who suffered a severe stroke at his Sudbury home were “severely hampered” by a large metal fence, it has been claimed.

In the past week children across East Anglia exited school gates sheepishly clutching brown envelopes with a look of dread writ large across their faces.

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