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Supporters of the European Union will take to the streets of Ipswich today as part of a nationwide day of action against a hard Brexit.

Key speakers at a Suffolk march taking place on a nationwide day of “pro-EU” action have been announced including politicians, campaigners and experts in science and law.

A group of Mid Suffolk opposition councillors has called for local residents to have their say on the controversial merger proposed for Mid Suffolk and Babergh councils.

Almost 200 campaigners marched through Chelmsford city centre to protest against plans to merge three Essex hospitals.

Fears have been raised over how Orwell Bridge closures will impact travel between Ipswich and Colchester hospitals following their merger.

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 leader of the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords, Baron Dick Newby, is visiting party members in Suffolk for their annual dinner on Saturday night.

A Suffolk mother is backing an awareness-raising childhood blood cancer campaign after her own son was diagnosed with leukaemia at the age of two.

It is some time since the Labour Party went into a conference season with swagger and confidence – this year they very much do.

Four candidates are standing Thursday’s by-election for the county council seat held by Ipswich Labour MP Sandy Martin in May – a month before he was elected to Westminster.

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.

Castle Hill councillor Ian Fisher has been elected as the new Conservative group leader at Ipswich council following the resignation of Nadia Cenci in the wake of the row over her tweets about Grenfell Tower.

A teacher and former local councillor who helped shape the political landscape of Colchester has died aged 84.

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.

Liberal Democrat Sir Bob Russell failed in his bid to make one last bid for glory in his former Colchester stronghold.

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

Conservative Peter Aldous has held onto his seat in the Waveney constituency.

Conservative MPs for Colchester and Harwich and north Essex have kept hold of their seats.

The West Suffolk constituency declared for the incumbent Conservative Matt Hancock, as UKIP’s vote was decimated.

All the latest from the Colchester, Harwich and North Essex, Clacton, Braintree, Witham and Saffron Walden election counts as it happens.

Theresa May looks set to lose her overall majority after calling a snap general election in the broadcasters’ exit poll – but how accurate was the prediction in 2015?

Throughout the early hours we have had reporters at Suffolk’s election counts.

Britain was bracing itself for a hung parliament after the publication of the exit poll at the end of voting in the 2017 General Election.

Results and general election news from north Essex as it happens

Over the past seven weeks our business leaders have laid out their top priorities for whichever government is elected in today’s vote.

Labour candidate Sandy Martin has nosed ahead of Tory Ben Gummer in the battle to win the Ipswich seat in Thursday’s general election according to Ipswich Star research.

South Suffolk is a parliamentary seat that was formed in 1983 and has always looked like safe Conservative territory – even during the high-water mark of Blairite New Labour.

Ipswich is traditionally a traditional marginal seat fought over between Labour and the Conservatives – and this time those two parties are once again likely to be fighting for the Westminster seat once again.

As the general election looms, the major parties are trying to woo the worker. But does that come at a price for businesses? BETHANY WHYMARK reports.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has described the cyber hackers who have hit the NHS as “a bunch of 21st Century highway robbers” during his visit to Suffolk today.

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