West Suffolk MP Matthew Hancock is still in the running to become Britain's next Prime Minister - but he's still a long way behind favourite and pack leader Boris Johnson.

The first new "bimode" trains for regional services in East Anglia should enter service within the next few weeks after they were given formal approval by the government's rail regulator.

West Suffolk MP and Health Secretary Matthew Hancock has launched his campaign to lead the Conservative Party with London press conference for Westminster-based media.

Organisers of the Suffolk Show were celebrating as perfect weather and a packed programme of events came together to bring tens of thousands of visitors to Trinity Park near Ipswich.

The Suffolk Show's role in bringing together people from across the county is well-known and very important - but it is also a catalyst for tens, or even hundreds, of millions of pounds of business.

Nigel Farage's new Brexit Party was the big winner in this year's European Elections in the East of England - taking three of the seven seats up for grabs.

As politicians from around the region gather at Chelmsford for the European election count, we are providing live coverage and reaction political shape of the East of England emerges.

A wide field of possible candidates to take over as Prime Minister has already emerged - including west Suffolk's Matt Hancock - in the wake of Theresa May's resignation announcement.

Former police inspector Steve Gallant was confirmed as East Suffolk Council's first leader at its annual general meeting last night.

Nearly 60 years ago the first Class 37 diesel locomotive was delivered to British Railways . . . and the engines are still operating all over the country, including preserved lines.

The number of passengers using the East Suffolk railway line between Ipswich and Lowestoft has more than doubled over the last 10 years following the introduction of an hourly service on the route.

The face of Suffolk local politics is set to change dramatically with at least two council leaders set to be booted out by voters.

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage brought his campaign for the European elections to the former UKIP stronghold of Clacton in a bid to boost its support in leave-voting East Anglia.

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has arrived in Clacton to launch his new group's European election campaign in the East of England.

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage is due to hold a rally outside Clacton Pier on Wednesday lunchtime in a bid to stir up support for his new party according to its Twitter account.

Rail company Greater Anglia has recorded the best punctuality figures on the region's trains for nearly two decades.

Dutch rail operator Abellio - which has run Greater Anglia since 2012 - is to take over the East Midlands franchise, including train services from Norwich to Liverpool, in August.

East Suffolk Council is one of two new "super districts" that have just been created in the county from the merger of former districts.

Labour councillors in Suffolk have warned that housing estates in towns could become less safe after the county council decided to switch off street lights 30 minutes earlier in a bid to save £90,000.

A pair of historic diesel locomotives are to be revved up for a special tour of the region to mark the end of an era - and the launch of a modern railway age.

Over the last 50 years Britain has seen a major growth in the number of heritage railways - attracting millions of visits from people of all backgrounds.

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