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A Network Rail engineer at work Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Video: Plans for £170m investment to make East Anglia rail line safer and more reliable set out - but brace yourself for disruption

Rail users are set to face major disruption next year as part of a £170m raft of works to make the East Anglian rail link between Norwich and London safer and more reliable.

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Lord Macgregor Photo: Bill Smith

Unfair funding for East Anglia must be tackled, says Scottish-born former cabinet minister

The issue of a public sector funding formula devised in the 1970s which puts East Anglia at a disadvantage “must be tackled” and be a critical part of negotiations in the aftermath of the Scottish referendum, a former cabinet minister has said.

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Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Liz Truss meeting with Lowestoft MP Peter Aldous and Waveney District Council leader Colin Law on a

Work on Lowestoft flood defences should start next year, MP tells environment secretary

Work on a major flood defence scheme in Lowestoft should start next year, Peter Aldous told environment secretary Liz Truss today.

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Justice Secretary Chris Grayling during his speech to delegates at the Conservative Party annual  conference in the International Convention Centre, Birmingham. Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Giant private firm given contract to supervise criminals in Norfolk and Suffolk

A giant private firm has been awarded the new Government contract for supervising criminals in the community in Norfolk and Suffolk.

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A scheme which would have seen the ends of the runway at RAF Coltishall dug up has been ditched. Picture; MIKE PAGE

Bid to dig up runway at former RAF Coltishall is ditched as solar farm proposal is lodged

A controversial proposal to dig up part of the runway at the former RAF Coltishall base has been ditched, as plans for a huge solar farm on the site were submitted.

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Second jobs and party donations from energy firms, IT and property companies - what has your MP declared in the latest MP’s register of interests?

Many MPs earn money from second jobs and directorships, receive donations from businesses and individuals and head off on overseas trips. Under parliamentary rules, they must publish this information. Political editor Annabelle Dickson looks at the latest register of MPs’ interests.

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