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Ipswich MP Sandy Martin has described the government’s treatment of long-term African-Caribbean migrants as ‘monstrous’ - comparing it to the attitudes of Enoch Powell.

Fresh questions have been raised over roadwork planning in Ipswich, after MP Sandy Martin said that he has “never seen it so bad”.

Ipswich MP Sandy Martin has called for managers of the region’s mental health trust to be replaced after news emerged about vital bed closures.

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).

Voters will be going to the polls in Ipswich and Colchester at the start of next month as a third of the seats on the boroughs are up for grabs.

Momentous plans to merge two of the region’s biggest hospitals have reached the final hurdle after trust bosses showed unanimous approval.

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.

Suffolk Law Centre has officially opened in Ipswich – offering legal advice to the county’s residents who cannot afford it.

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 Suffolk college is hoping to inspire the next generation of “fantastic engineering minds” to drive the UK’s economy.

Roads minister Jesse Norman is to tell Highways England to look again at the rules it sets before closing the Orwell Bridge during bad weather

A new law centre is set to open in Suffolk later this month after a hard-fought campaign to make justice more accessible to people of all backgrounds.

Plans to create a third lane in Felixstowe Road, Ipswich, are set to be given the green light tomorrow in a bid to tackle congestion – but motorists face 20-weeks of disruption while it is made.

MPs from across the region have met with ambulance bosses amid ongoing concerns over the crisis that hit the service during the festive period.

Suffolk MPs have pledged to fight for businesses in the county after Brexit impact studies showed the region’s economy was expected to suffer after leaving the European Union.

Former Ipswich MP Ben Gummer has started two new roles after taking time out following his election defeat in June last year.

Mentally unwell people in Suffolk who can’t afford to pay for counselling or wait for NHS treatment will have the chance to access free support thanks to the fundraising efforts of a charity boss.

The Upper Orwell Crossings in Ipswich will play ‘a big part in the town’s renaissance’ according to business leaders as they visited investigation works for the £100 million project.

Highways England has been ordered to reduce the time taken to plan and communicate measures to reduce disruption caused by Orwell Bridge closures.

Ipswich MP Sandy Martin has visited one of the town’s major employers to learn more about its role in the renewable energy market.

Students have been inspired to speak out against hatred and prejudice thanks to events at the universities of Essex and Suffolk in Holocaust Memorial Week.

More than 50,000 children in Suffolk and north Essex are growing up in poverty, a hard hitting new study reveals as community leaders warn the escalating problem needs to be taken seriously.

Warnings issued of the Orwell Bridge’s third closure in as many weeks have prompted renewed calls for a northern bypass to be built.

An investigation into whether ambulance delays caused the deaths of patients in the East of England must be transparent and independent, a union leader has warned.

A Suffolk MP has demanded the Government pledge emergency cash to solve an ambulance crisis which whistleblowers claim has killed scores across the region.

The government has still not agreed a deal to end its £50m commitment for the regional fire control “white elephant” in Cambridgeshire – nearly two years after negotiations started.

Council tax bills in Ipswich are set to rise by just under 4.8% in April after all the elements are added into the equation.

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.

This week’s 3.4% rise in rail fares has prompted an understandable outcry from passengers – especially from commuters who have to use the train to get to work.

A petition has been launched calling for the planned revamp of the Cornhill to be suspended until a higher profile consultation has been carried out with the public, amid concerns over the design’s popularity.

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