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Childhood obesity is on the rise in Suffolk and Essex, with almost one in 10 reception pupils hitting dangerously fat levels.

More than a dozen road improvement projects in England, including along the A12 and the M11 in Suffolk and Essex, have been delayed or face cancellation.

Developers behind plans to build a 300-home estate in land off Bell Lane, Kesgrave, have expressed their disappointment at the Planning Inspectorate’s decision after it dismissed an appeal to let the build go ahead.

Only 18% of low-paid workers in the East of England managed to move on to better jobs in the last decade, new figures have revealed.

An appeal by developers to build 300 homes in Bell Lane, Kesgrave, has been dismissed by the Planning Inspectorate after it branded the controversial scheme as unsustainable.

The sister of a 49-year-old man who died while being treated on a ward run by the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) says she was horrified to hear the trust was back in special measures.

Million-pound plans to roll out a ‘golden hello’ for GPs starting their careers in rural areas would not provide enough cash to plug a chronic GP recruitment gap in Suffolk and north Essex, an MP has said.

Suffolk’s MPs have backed Theresa May to remain in Downing Street despite talk of a backbench plot to challenge her leadership of the Conservative Party.

A Suffolk village has marked a major milestone in its “pioneering” approach to integrating health and social care.

A new secondary school planned for development on land near Adastral Park in Martlesham Heath could tie-up with Kesgrave High School as part of a multi-academy trust.

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”.

Proposals to merge the management of Ipswich and Colchester hospitals have been given a cautious welcome – but have come with a warning that any changes for patients should be based on clinical need rather than cutting costs.

The rebirth of Anglia Retail Park on the north west corner of Ipswich has brought new jobs to the area and boosted shopping choices for local residents said local MP Dr Dan Poulter.

Calls have been made for urgent action to end the misery caused by the “significant and inappropriate” number of lorries using a narrow lane in a Suffolk village.

Social media messenger WhatsApp is set to be used by doctors and CCGs in Suffolk in the event of a future cyber attack, as part of a raft of measures revealed by health bosses.

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.

Pressure on Ipswich Hospital’s under-strain A&E department could be eased if new proposals are approved by health chiefs, a Suffolk MP has said.

MP Bernard Jenkin has called the Conservative Party a failing organisation that is in “crisis” following a disastrous general election campaign.

The government must invest “a little bit more” in key public services, a Suffolk Tory MP has warned putting him at odds with the Prime Minister.

Removing the 1% pay cap on NHS pay could save the organisation money by reducing its reliance on expensive agency staff, former health minister Dr Dan Poulter said.

Highways officials have submitted a bid for funding for £5.36million improvements to the A140 near Eye Airfield to cut congestion and make the road safer.

Hopes of getting a northern bypass for Ipswich have received a double boost from the government as it tries to encourage the growth of towns and cities across the country.

The NHS must invest in cyber security before another attack puts patients in danger, a Suffolk MP has said.

Staff and residents at a Suffolk care home welcomed visitors for a summer garden party as part of a nationwide initiative designed to build community relationships.

MPs from constituencies across the county came together for a special photocall yesterday as they gave their backing to the first ever Suffolk Day.

Almost half of people who left Suffolk and north Essex for London think staying at home would have hampered their opportunities in life.

Newly-elected Conservative MPs from Suffolk and Essex seem set to back the Prime Minister and a deal with Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party in the wake of the general election disappointment.

Labour’s success in taking Ipswich may have provided the headline in this year’s general election in East Anglia – but with most seats staying Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May retains the support of most MPs.

In a video interview, Dr Dan Poulter sympathises with Ben Gummer and says a rise in younger voters driven by the University of Suffolk was a big factor behind his Ipswich counterpart sensationally losing his seat.

Candidates for the 2017 General Election in Suffolk and Essex have now been confirmed. They are:

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