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Ed Miliband in Ipswich

Labour leader Ed Miliband has been in the region. Launching his party's local election campaign, he pledged to give councils more powers to ban payday lenders, pawnbrokers and bookmakers from town centres.

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Ed Miliband pledges to give councils powers to ban payday lenders

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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