30 July 2014 Last updated at 04:57 ET

MP's relative in court over 'abuse'Charles Napier

Charles Napier, the half-brother of Conservative MP John Whittingdale, appears in court over allegations of historical sex abuse along with a man from Suffolk.


David Ruffley, Bury St Edmunds MPTory MP David Ruffley to stand down

Conservative MP David Ruffley, who had been criticised after receiving a police caution for common assault, is to retire from Parliament at the next election.

Hemsby coast, December 2013East Coast beaches 'fast disappearing' Watch

Up to half a mile of land is being lost every 50 years due to coastal erosion along the East Coast, a problem made worse by the Suffolk winter tidal surge.

Deborah McGurran Article written by Deborah McGurran Deborah McGurran Political editor, East of England

Why Bury St Edmunds MP David Ruffley had to resign

It is a cruel fact of political life that when an MP is forced to stand down it is the scandal the public generally remembers rather than anything else about their career.

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