The Labour leader Ed Miliband has been in our region today, launching his party's campaign for the 2013 local elections.
This morning in Ipswich, he pledged to give councils new powers, to stop pay-day lenders and betting shops swamping our high streets. He also set out proposals to change planning laws so councils can refuse permission for certain businesses.
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Saturday will be the best day this weekend before rain on Sunday.
Clacton MP Douglas Carswell admits that he feared for his safety when he was mobbed group of anti-austerity protesters outside Westminster.
This evening's showers will ease and then it will be a fine start to the weekend before rain arrives on Sunday.