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Farmers and rural business leaders have welcomed the prime minister's Brexit breakthrough - and urged MPs to "think very carefully before voting this deal down".

Standing still should not be an option for Suffolk and Essex landowners and farmers who are tempted to hold out for a clear outcome from the UK's Brexit crisis, land agents say.

Residents are being urged to register to vote so they can have their say in a crucial set of upcoming Suffolk elections.

Suffolk farmers fear their industry will be at the sharp end of Brexit, and feel deep frustration at the way in which it is being handled by politicians.

The chances of much support for UK farming in a post-Brexit future are "pretty small" and a "dramatic shock" to the industry is inevitable, a Suffolk-based food entrepreneur predicts.

Campaigners have called proposed speed-limiting technology a 'landmark day for road safety'

Hundreds of pro-EU campaigners from across the region flocked to Westminster on Saturday to demand a second Brexit referendum.

The real issue at the heart of the whole Brexit saga is that just as the nation was facing the greatest political and economic crisis in several generations, its political leaders are the worst anyone has ever seen.

A celebrated academic and agricultural pioneer with a deep-rooted belief in the need to embrace sustainable methods has died at the age of 81 in Suffolk, the county he adopted.

A large-scale Suffolk grower warned he can 'realistically see' food shortages ahead under Brexit Britain as UK government officials fail to recognise the finely balanced nature of UK production.

Prime Minister Theresa May used a speech from Downing Street to go over the heads of MPs in a bid to win last ditch support for her Brexit deal - but failed to convince Suffolk politicians that she was on the road to victory in her battle for a deal.

A 'no-deal' Brexit will cause a huge headache for UK organic growers as their crop values plummet, an organic farmers' leader based at Bury St Edmunds has warned.

Television crews have been filming in Ipswich after choosing it as the "perfect focus group" for assessing the mood of the country during one of the most extraordinary weeks in British politics.

Diversification will be key for farmers as subsidies are cut and land values fall, a leading Suffolk lawyer says.

Fears have been raised that Suffolk firms are not doing enough to prepare for Brexit, as D-Day looms for the UK's European Union withdrawal.

Suffolk's MPs are being inundated with hundreds of angry letters and e-mails from constituents demanding that they get on with reaching a decision on Brexit.

After a night of drama in the House of Commons, MPs from the region were taking stock after the Prime Minister was left with a stronger rejection of the No Deal option than she had hoped.

MPs have dramatically rejected crashing out of the European Union without a deal at any time and under any circumstances.

MPs from across the region are preparing for more crucial Brexit votes after the government's second heavy defeat on a "meaningful vote" on Tuesday evening.

Theresa May's Brexit strategy has been dealt a devastating blow after the House of Commons rejected her EU Withdrawal Agreement by an overwhelming majority for the second time.

Bosses of big tourist attractions in East Anglia fear Brexit will have a huge impact if they can no longer import and export live animals and birds.

Lord Phillips of Sudbury, who stood for the Liberal Democrats in the 1979 European Elections, enters the Brexit debate.

An insurer with a strong Ipswich presence has warned of the "disruptive and potentially material" effects on its business if Britain crashes out of the European Union (EU) without a deal.

Firms are slashing hours and cutting jobs over Brexit fears - prompting more people than ever before to turn to foodbanks for help, it has been claimed.

Support for people suffering mental ill health will be "beefed up" in the period following Brexit over fears of how it could impact them.

International business The Flying Trade Group, based in Harwich, has added its voice to calls for a Brexit deal to be sealed.

This year's local council elections in Suffolk are just over a couple of months away - and I'm starting think they could be much more interesting than I had expected just a few weeks ago.

A multinational pharmaceuticals firm is shedding 24 jobs at its Suffolk manufacturing site as a direct result of Brexit.

A food giant says it expects to take a hit on its sugar revenues as a result of lower prices.

This is a big year for elections. There could still be a General Election and/or a second referendum on the UK's future in the EU plus, on May 2, will be going to the polls to elect new councils.

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