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ELECTION 2017: Liz Truss re-elected in South West Norfolk, but misses declaration due to illness

Justice secretary Elizabeth Truss has been re-elected as MP for South West Norfolk, but wasn’t there to see her result declared.

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Matt Hancock re-elected as MP for West  Suffolk

Matt Hancock re-elected as MP for West Suffolk with increased majority

Conservative Matthew Hancock has been re-elected as MP for the West Suffolk constituency which includes Newmarket and Mildenhall.

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James Waters and John Griffiths. Picture Mark Westley.

Next steps agreed for single council plans for West Suffolk

Leading councillors have agreed that plans to create a single council for West Suffolk should be explored.

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Dr Dan Poulter

ELECTION 2017: In their own words - the candidates for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich

The General Election is less than two weeks away.

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Greg Luton

Bury appoints new town clerk

Bury St Edmunds Town Council’s new town clerk Greg Luton started this week, in time for the annual town meeting.

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Linton's father and son councillors John and Henry Batchellor

Election win returns Linton’s county seat to Henry’s family

Linton’s father and son councillors John and Henry Batchelor

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Check you are registered to vote in June’s General Election

With three weeks to go to the General Election are you sure your are registered to vote?

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Simon Barrett.

Councillor quits in leadership tussle

Sudbury businessman Simon Barrett has resigned from his position as deputy leader of Babergh District Council after a failed leadership challenge.

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Candidates revealed for General Election

The candidates standing in the General Election on June 8 have been officially revealed this afternoon.

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The poor road surface in Brent Eleigh car park

Fed-up Brent Eleigh villagers told repairs are coming

Fed-up villagers have been forced to carry out their own road repairs – after waiting more than nine months for a council to do the work.

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David Nettleton

Independents win by-elections in Bury and Brandon

Two West Suffolk by-elections were piggybacked onto last week’s county council elections.

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West Suffolk House, in Bury St Edmunds.
 Picture by Mark Westley.

Two become one? St Edmundsbury and Forest Heath look to form single council

St Edmundsbury Borough and Forest Heath District Councils are looking to create a single authority for west Suffolk.

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Suffolk County Council elections count at Bury St Edmunds Leisure Centre on May 5, 2017

RESULTS: County council elections

Voters in Suffolk, once again, showed overwhelming support for the Conservatives in last week’s county council elections.

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Gen Curtis Scaparrotti, commander, US European Command and NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe, answers questions during a visit to see the deployment of the F-35A Lightning II. (USAF photo/Airman 1st Class Eli Chevalier)

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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