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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.

An effigy of Ed Sheeran was among the star exhibits in a scarecrow competition in a Suffolk town.

The headteacher of an Ipswich primary school has been forced to decide between keeping children safe and keeping them warm over claims council chiefs failed to fund new security fencing.

Bosses at Suffolk Highways still do not know how much of the £420m promised by Chancellor Philip Hammond in this year’s budget to fix potholes will be coming to the county.

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.

A Suffolk village is set to host its first scarecrow competition raising funds for volunteers who respond to life threatening emergencies.

Central Suffolk and North Ipswich MP Dr Dan Poulter was one of the sponsors of an amendment which could lead to the relaxation of strict rules against abortion and same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland.

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.

Suffolk MP Dr Dan Poulter has been re-elected as chair of the all party parliamentary group on global health.

Education Secretary Damian Hinds has given top marks to one of the smallest schools in Suffolk during a visit – boosting its hopes of expanding in the future.

Policing minister Nick Hurd has been invited to Ipswich to see some of the problems faced by residents in part of the town.

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.

East Anglian MPs are demanding greater devolution for the region and more infrastructure spending from government.

Suffolk’s only stand-alone state nursery school is hoping to move into the medical centre next door – and has received the backing of its MP for the move.

A right-wing pro-Brexit group seeking to topple Theresa May has missed its target when trying to get Suffolk residents to sign up as Tory members – it wrote to Labour agent John Cook urging him to “Unite the Right!”

Central Suffolk and North Ipswich MP Dr Dan Poulter is urging shops in his constituency to enter an annual competition to find the best in the country.

Developers seeking to build new homes in an around historic Framlingham must be forced to pay for the construction of more parking spaces in the town centre.

The results of our survey into what people thought of this part of the world that we published earlier this week were illuminating – but hardly a major surprise.

A Suffolk man accused of killing his wife is due to stand trial this week.

Further concerns have been raised about the region’s troubled mental health trust just weeks before a crunch inspection.

Suffolk’s seven MPs will be hosting some of the finest food, drink and entertainment from across the region as the county’s special day is celebrated in parliament.

Critically ill patients in Suffolk are waiting too long for an ambulance despite new measures being introduced to tackle delays, figures reveal.

The new boss of the region’s troubled mental health trust has pledged to reopen vital intensive care beds in Suffolk.

MPs have heard how the “scandal” of staff shortages is crippling mental health care in Suffolk.

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.

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