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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Dry for much of the day. Some rain this evening.
It will be a fine start to the Bank Holiday weekend but there's a risk of heavy rain in some places by Sunday.
Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo set the pace in practice for Sunday's British Grand Prix.