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An Ipswich teenager representing the town at the UK’s Youth Parliament has called for more action on knife crime during a debate in the House of Commons.

While speculation continues to swirl around the Prime Minister and the future of Britain’s relations with the EU post-Brexit many of the region’s Tory MPs and party members are expressing frustration at the extreme-Brexiteers in their party.

Most Conservative MPs from this region continue to support the Prime Minister in the face of the Brexit storm – but accept that the Parliamentary numbers make it difficult to see how the deal announced on Wednesday can get through.

As politicians in the House of Commons debate the latest draft agreement that has been thrashed out negotiators, business leaders in Suffolk and Essex have shared their thoughts on whether they support Mrs May’s proposals or not.

MPs from the region were still waiting to hear about the prime minister’s Brexit deal for most of Wednesday – but the area’s only Labour MP warned there was “zero chance” of it getting Parliamentary support.

More than 70 businesses from across Essex joined MPs in the House of Commons for Essex Chambers’ third Parliamentary Reception.

Triumphs and tears on the slow path to peace: How the EADT reported the last week of The Great War

Suffolk’s Conservative MPs have held a meeting with Education Secretary Damian Hinds in a bid to get more support to deal with the county’s crisis in special needs education.

The question of whether MPs should have a second job has reared its head again after it was revealed that Central Suffolk and North Ipswich MP Dr Dan Poulter was working more than 25 hours a week in a London hospital.

An MP criticised for taking on a second job as a doctor has said the hospital work he does strengthens rather than hinders his work as a politician.

Ipswich Museum has received a £16,000 grant from the government’s Equalities Office to support a “Women 100” project to show 100 works by women artists.

Paul Hurst is well aware of the threat posed by a quartet of Queens Park Rangers heading into this afternoon’s game.

Ipswich Town host QPR in a Championship match at Portman Road this afternoon (3pm). STUART WATSON previews the action.

Next on manager Paul Hurst’s tick list... a home win.

Paul Hurst is confident Freddie Sears can lead the line for Ipswich Town despite not fitting the traditional target-man mould.

Janoi Donacien spoke to the media this week and tackled a wide range of subjects, from his start to life in the Championship to his current work permit situation.

Ipswich MP Sandy Martin has called on the government to end an anomaly that keeps rail fares from Ipswich higher than other stations with commuters to London.

Sir Bernard Jenkin says it is good that Theresa May is able to laugh at herself but he is unconvinced by her Brexit proposals

As newly-selected Ipswich candidate Tom Hunt joins thousands of other Tories at this week’s party conference, I hope he enjoys himself – because he’s got a heck of a lot to do over the next few years.

An Indian restaurant in Suffolk has been short-listed for an award honouring the best chefs in the industry.

Ipswich MP Sandy Martin greeted Boris Kitanov from Yates in Ipswich at the House of Commons to congratulate him on graduating from Stonegate Pub Company’s ‘Bar to Boardroom’ management training programme.

ISG, which has offices in Ipswich and its partner, WJEC have taken a major step in tackling the looming skills and recruitment crisis facing the construction industry, with the House of Commons launch of the UK’s first Level 3 Applied Diploma in Professional Construction Practice.

Suffolk’s only Labour MP could find it harder than ever to retain his Ipswich seat at the next general election if Boundary Commission recommendations are implemented.

Ipswich MP Sandy Martin has sponsoring a debate in the House of Commons aimed at trying to increase government support for children’s hospices around the country.

South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge has been appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

A new food festival in Norfolk will include a one-man show from top restaurant critic Jay Rayner, a chocolate-themed high tea, visits from celebrated chefs, a parade of puddings, a food writing workshop and The School of Chocolate.

From giant latex balloons launched towards Europe, to the Prime Minister who played regularly at the local golf course, it’s all in a new book

The MP for West Suffolk has been promoted to one of the most senior positions in government, replacing long-standing Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

Theresa May faces a critical 24 hours after her Brexit secretary sensationally quit over the plans for how the UK will leave the European Union.

A Suffolk-led campaign to close a loophole enabling second home owners to avoid tax has been backed by a party leader.

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