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We've never been on a cruise before - but when my wife Judy and I were offered the chance to spend seven days with Ipswich-based Fred. Olsen on its Boudicca ship sailing from Dover to Tenerife we simply couldn't resist.

Emergency services were called to a house in the Brandon area of Suffolk on Saturday morning after what appears to have been a chemical incident.

Greater Anglia was one of the most improved rail companies in Britain for punctuality and reliability over the first three months of the current financial year according to the government's Office of Road and Rail.

Cabinet minster Therese Coffey has come under fire from the Kennel Club after it emerged she has used a controversial "e-collar" which could soon be banned by her own government to train her new pet.

Suffolk Conservative MP Peter Aldous has warned that the expulsion of 21 senior members of the party has sent out the signal that the Tories are no longer a "broad church," welcoming a spectrum of political views.

The region's rail company is one of eight from around the country which charged penalty fares based on the full-fare even for people who were travelling on an off-peak train.

New trains are unlikely to be introduced to all Greater Anglia's rural and regional lines until next year - despite growing complaints about overcrowding and services that are too short.

Greater Anglia has published details of the extra trains it is running to get passengers home from Ipswich after the Ed Sheeran concerts at Chantry Park in Ipswich over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Bus services to some rural villages in Suffolk are to be cancelled from the start of November after the county council decided to withdraw financial support.

Hadleigh Road in Ipswich will be closed for four days over the August Bank Holiday weekend as part of the travel arrangements for the Ed Sheeran Concerts at Chantry Park.

I'm well aware this is a confession that some people will find strange - but not surprising if they've ever met me or read my articles. I like travelling by train.

The new trains are arriving - now it's time to increase the pressure for more investment on the infrastructure. That was the message from the latest East Anglian rail Taskforce conference in Essex.

Greater Anglia has now taken delivery of 24 of its new trains from Swiss company Stadler - and the first are expected to enter passenger-carrying service by the end of next month.

Rail company Greater Anglia has taken delivery of the first of its new Intercity trains that will be used to transform main-line services between Norwich, Ipswich and London.

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.

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