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A bid to make more land available for affordable and specialist housing for those most in need has been rejected by a council.

A Suffolk campaign to close a loophole allowing second home owners to avoid paying tax on their property has won support in the House of Lords.

Before a momentous week in the House of Commons, Political Editor RICHARD PORRITT analyses the potential fallout of the Brexit votes

A born and bred Leiston nurse has been elected to represent the town after a comfortable by-election victory in an all-female contest.

Conservatives came within an inch of claiming control of Colchester council in Thursday’s local elections – but the real story seems to be the decline of the once-dominant Liberal Democrats on the authority.

Colchester remains a hung council today – despite the Conservatives coming within a single seat of being able to form a majority on the borough.

Polling stations across Ipswich are open until 10pm today as the town votes for a third of the borough council in this year’s local election.

During this year’s local election campaign in Ipswich, both main parties have said that they are fighting very much on local issues – and that is what the public want to talk to them about.

Ipswich is the only council area in Suffolk where there are widespread local elections this year, with 16 seats – one in each ward up for grabs.

A minority of Suffolk second-home owners are claimed to be “robbing the public purse” by abusing a loophole to avoid tax .

Nominations have closed for council elections that are taking place in Ipswich and Colchester on May 3.

Easter has come and gone and suddenly we are caught up in the election season (well, those of us lucky enough to live in Ipswich or Colchester are).

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.

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