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Thetford residents’ anger over council’s electoral forms ‘blunder’

A council has come under fire for wasting taxpayers’ money and being ‘careless’ with people’s personal information.

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Central Suffolk and North Ipswich MP Dr Dan Poulter has called on authorities to bring to an end the 'HGV' misery in Wetheringsett. Submitted photo.

Suffolk MP calls on authorities to bring HGV ‘misery’ in Wetheringsett to an end

A Suffolk MP has told authorities “urgent action” is needed to end HGV misery in Town Lane, Wetheringsett.

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The BBMF end of season formation, comprising the Dakota, Lancaster and five Spitfires, used Tattershall Castle as a landmark on their run in to RAF Coningsby on Sunday. Photo by Oscarpix Imaging. ENGEMN00120130930153422

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight grounded due to engine issues ahead of first ever Scampton airshow

Most of the Coningsby-based Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) have been grounded due to an engine issue, it’s been announced

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Minister gives signal for vital East Anglia rail upgrade

Minister gives signal for vital East Anglia rail upgrade

A senior cabinet minister has insisted a key bottleneck on the rail network of Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire is one of his main priorities during a visit to the region.

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Bury St Edmunds members of the national WASPI campaign

Campaigners call pension age meeting

A group of women from Bury St Edmunds have met with Jo Churchill MP to protest about the way the equalisation of new State Pension Age has been introduced.

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West Row village sign

West Row to get own parish council

West Row will have a parish council of its own by 2019, Forest Heath District Council decided last night.

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Liam Byrne

Liam takes organ donation campaign to Westminster

A Bury St Edmunds campaigner who has received two life saving liver transplants has met the town’s MP as part of his efforts to see the opt-out organ donation scheme introduced in England.

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The plans for the West Suffolk Operational Hub, which will be decided next week by councillors

Decision on controversial waste hub plans to be made next week

Controversial plans for a waste hub near Bury St Edmunds look set to be approved by councillors next week.

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South West Norfolk MP Liz Truss

South West Norfolk MP Liz Truss gets a ticking off from the Speaker after ‘disingenuous’ remark in the House of Commons

South West Norfolk MP Liz Truss got a ticking off from the speaker of the House of Commons during a debate on the public pay cap on Wednesday.

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James Waters and John Griffiths, leaders of Forest Heath District and St Edmundsbury Borough Councils.
Picture: Mark Westley.

Residents invited to have their say on single council plans for West Suffolk

Residents, businesses and groups are being encouraged to give their views on plans to create a single council for West Suffolk.

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Jo Churchill

Bury MP becomes health secretary’s PPS

Bury St Edmunds MP Jo Churchill has been appointed parliamentary private secretary (PPS) to health secretary Jeremy Hunt.

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Scenes from The Royal Norfolk Show Norwich 2017 (Day 1 Wednesday)
Environment Secretary Michael Gove (right) during his visit to the Royal Norfolk Show on Wednesday, he is seen her with Rob Alston (left) (Vice Chairman)

Gove vows to ‘listen’ to farmers during Royal Norfolk Show visit

New to the job Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, was given a damp introduction to the world of farming in the eastern counties when he called in at the Royal Norfolk Show today.

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

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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