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Nato commander visits RAF Lakenheath

The US and Nato Europe commander spoke on a visit to RAF Lakenheath of the need to grow to meet possible threats.

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Elizabeth Truss

Truss to seek re-election for South West Norfolk

South West Norfolk MP Elizabeth Truss has today confirmed she will seek re-election for the constituency.

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James Cartlidge MP

South Suffolk MP surprised by snap election but vows to stand again

South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge says he will stand for re-election in June’s snap election but admits he was surprised by Prime Minister Teresa May’s decision.

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Theresa May

Reaction to Prime Minister Theresa May’s snap General Election

Politicians in the area are giving their reaction to Theresa May’s decision to call a snap General Election on June 8.

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F-35A Lightning IIs from the 34th Fighter Squadron at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, land at RAF Lakenheath (USAF photo/Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew)

Video: First F-35 Lightning squadron arrives at RAF Lakenheath

The USAF’s new F-35A Lightning II was deployed overseas for the first time at the weekend when the 34th Fighter Squadron arrived at RAF Lakenheath.

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Housing news.

Funding boost for community housing projects in Babergh and Mid Suffolk

Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils have secured more than £430,000 in grants to help local communities deliver housing in their area.

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County Hall Norwich

Inspectors welcome Norfolk County Council children’s services unit improvements

Officials have begun to tackle the weaknesses within Norfolk County Council’s troubled children’s services department, Ofsted inspectors say.

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Make sure you can vote in the county elections

Check your county poll vote

Now is the time to check you are registered to vote if you want to take part in the Suffolk and Norfolk county council elections on May 4.

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Paramedics on the scene outside the Houses of Parliament where an incident is unfolding, March 22 2107. See National News story NNCOMMONS; Police have reportedly shot a knifeman who stabbed an officer. The House of Parliament has been locked down after the as two men are being treated inside the grounds. Pictures from the scene appear to show a car crashed into railings outside the building just before 3pm. George Eaton tweeted: "Police have just shot a man who was attacking officers at parliament's entrance."

Region’s politicians unite in horror at Westminster terror attack

MPs and councillors from across East Anglia’s political divide have spoken of their horror at yesterday’s terrorist attack in Westminster.

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Central Suffolk MP Dr Dan Poulter.

LONDON ATTACK: ‘You are always aware you are in an environment that may be a target’ - reaction from Central Suffolk MP Dr Dan Poulter

Central Suffolk and North Ipswich MP Dr Dan Poulter says his thoughts are with the family of the police officer stabbed in this afternoon’s attack at Westminster.

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Say whether you thing West Row should have its own parish council

Have your say on Forest Heath parish boundary changes

The people of Forest Heath have a last chance for a say on independence for West Row, moving two housing developments into Kentford and whether Exning war cemetery should be in Exning Parish.

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Stowmarket Middle School site

Council buys sites in Stowmarket to develop for housing

Mid Suffolk District Council has bought two sites in Stowmarket to develop for housing.

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Budget announcement

Disappointment in Suffolk over Budget announcement

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce said it was disappointed by the plans set out in the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s budget yesterday.

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DEFRA scientists are investigating an outbreak of bird flu at Bridge Farm in Redgrave.   Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

55,000 more birds to be culled in Redgrave after avian flu traced to second farm

A further 55,000 birds will be slaughtered in Redgrave, starting as early as later today, after the outbreak of avian flu discovered last month was traced to a second premises.

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Will West Row sign up for its own parish council?

Independence for West Row?

A campaign for West Row to have its own parish council has resulted in the proposal being part of an official review.

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Margaret Marks with her late husband Tim, when he was the mayor of St Edmundsbury. Picture by Keith Mindham

Haverhill councillor feels ‘privileged’ after being appointed deputy mayor

Cllr Margaret Marks says it is an ‘amazing privilege’ to have been appointed as the 2017/18 deputy mayor for St Edmundsbury, a role once held by her late husband, Cllr Tim Marks.

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Councils announce tax rises

Mid Suffolk, Babergh and Breckland Councils announce tax rises for coming year

Three more councils have announced council tax rises for the coming financial year.

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Babergh District Council is moving to Suffolk County Council's headquarters at Endeavour House, Ipswich

Face to face contact is sacrosanct says Babergh leader ahead of move

The leader of Babergh District Council has said that any local resident who continues to need face-to-face contact with the authority will continue to receive it.

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Council leader John Griffiths spoke against increasing his allowance by �361

St Edmundsbury councillors reject proposal for rise in allowances

St Edmundsbury councillors have rejected a report suggesting increases in allowances.

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David Nettleton

Bid to cut St Edmundsbury tax increase fails

A last minute move to cut the St Edmundsbury Council Tax increase was thrown out by the full council last night.

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