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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.

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.

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.

A bobsleigher from Ipswich, who represented Great Britain at four Winter Olympic Games, has backed the latest plans to build an indoor snow park at Great Blakenham, saying it could give future Olympic-hopefuls a chance to develop their talents.

Let me make it clear from the start that I would love it if there was an Ipswich northern bypass. It would make my journeys from my home in north west of the town to the Suffolk coast much easier.

A Suffolk MP has reassured concerned residents that plans to build a massive snow park in the Suffolk countryside are still unlikely to go ahead - despite a complete planning application being recommended for approval.

Suffolk farmers' concerns - from the future of water abstraction licences to the risks posed by a 'no deal' Brexit - were put before MPs and government officials at a special meeting in Westminster.

The two MPs representing Ipswich have differing views on the northern by-pass, with Central Suffolk and North Ipswich's Dr Dan Poulter saying the road has no chance of getting his support . . . or government funding.

Suffolk MP Dr Dan Poulter has spoken of his 15-month fight for justice after winning a six-figure sum in damages at the end of his legal action for defamation against The Sunday Times.

Suffolk MP Dr Dan Poulter has been awarded a six-figure sum at the end of his legal action against The Sunday Times after it published unfounded allegations that he had assaulted three female MPs.

Suggestions for a 'garden town' of 15,000 homes to the north of Ipswich have been branded "absurd" and "undeliverable" by one of the county's MPs.

Ambulance workers were sent to Suffolk and Essex jails hundreds of times last year - the equivalent of more than once a day, we can reveal.

The troubled mental health trust in Suffolk and Norfolk could be split into three, we can reveal.

A new Dragons' Den-style competition is launching in Suffolk - offering the winner a £5,000 prize - and premises - to give a local entrepreneur a boost.

A cross-party group of MPs have demanded the "chaos and confusion must end" over the region's failing mental health care provision.

MPs are expecting another day of high drama at Westminster on Wednesday as the House of Commons holds a rare vote of confidence in the Government.

The British government is edging closer to Tuesday's key Commons vote on Theresa May's Brexit deal.

Conservative MPs from across the region are increasingly coming to the conclusion that the UK will leave the EU on March 29 without a deal being agreed.

A commercial parking enforcement company has been criticised for fining lorry drivers trying to serve customers at a distribution park - with claims it is being "unethical" and operating a "mafia-style protection racket".

Theresa May has won the confidence vote on her leadership of the Conservatives - but has promised MPs she will not lead the party into the next General Election.

Suffolk's Tory MPs look set to vote together to support Theresa May in Wednesday night's confidence vote on her leadership - but in Essex the picture is somewhat different.

MPs have urged caution amid calls for the government to seize control of the region's failing mental health trust.

Cabinet minister Liz Truss has urged MPs to support "everyone's second choice" in the crucial vote on Brexit in 10 days' time.

Suffolk MPs have been joined by county council leader Matthew Hicks in a new bid to secure government funding for a new by-pass around four villages on the A12.

MP Dr Dan Poulter has demanded that Mid Suffolk Council takes action to ensure there is no development on land at Brockford in his constituency without planning permission.

A Suffolk town is said to be "uniting" behind its upcoming festive weekend of "seasonal treats".

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.

Three Suffolk MPs are to have a meeting with roads minister Jesse Norman in a bid to ensure that plans for a new Four Villages By-Pass to open up the "Energy Coast" remain on track.

A primary school has been given five trees as part of a Commonwealth scheme aimed at marking The Queen's service has head of the global organisation.

A bid for a new free school on Ipswich's 3,500-home Northern Fringe development has been turned down by Westminster education chiefs, claiming there was not enough evidence a school was needed there.

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