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An historic Ipswich pub dating back more than 130 years could be turned into a community centre if plans are approved.

Plans for a new free school to fill an empty department store in Ipswich have moved a step closer, as the sale of the building in Carr Street has been completed.

Talks are underway to form a chamber of commerce in Mid Suffolk as part of a bid to better support businesses.

Ipswich Maritime Festival is set to take in a part of the island site for the first time, as event bosses unveil more details of what is set to be the biggest weekender yet.

People attempting to get their brown bins emptied but haven’t subscribed to the scheme have been warned there is no cheating the system, as high-tech tags are set to be introduced.

The first phase of work on a £40million scheme to develop a new business park on the edge of Ipswich has to be completed by March 2019 or the council faces financial penalties, it has emerged.

Bosses at Suffolk’s filming service are hoping director Danny Boyle will bring filming for the new James Bond movie to the county, after enjoying his experience here over the spring.

Work on one of Ipswich’s largest housing developments is expected to start by the end of the year, sources have indicated.

A Suffolk council which switched to charging for brown bin collections in May has collected more than £1.2million since it was introduced.

Final recommendations for a shake up of council ward boundaries in Babergh and Mid Suffolk have been published – with the number of seats set to reduce by 17.

A new team formed last year to carry out repairs and maintenance on council homes has cost £666,000 more than expected, new figures have revealed.

A 25% increase in allowances for Mid Suffolk councillors has left an £89,000 hole in the public purse – after the rise was backdated a year.

The resignation of a Suffolk councillor from his cabinet position has prompted the first shake-up of roles since a new style of governance was adopted.

An Ipswich sports club has secured £3,000 in grant funding from the borough council to continue delivering free sports activities for youngsters.

Bosses behind a new three-year project to get older people active and reduce feelings of loneliness are hopeful it can be rolled out further in the county.

A campaign to prevent attacks on guide dogs was formally launched in Ipswich on Saturday.

Campaign groups in Ipswich concerned about the impact of the Upper Orwell Crossings will press on with a public meeting - despite the project now being in doubt.

A medical firm in Ipswich which delivers contracts for the NHS and social services is eyeing a new medical centre in Ransomes to reduce bed blocking.

Seven of Suffolk’s local authorities have outlined measures to help tackle roadside littering, after securing £10,000 from the government’s Litter Innovation Fund.

Mid Suffolk District Council has formed a tie-up with Stowmarket Rookery Bowls Club as part of a drive to get more people active.

Work on the final stretch of Ipswich’s £70million tidal barrier scheme is underway and will be completed by the end of November.

A key church serving the community in the Hawthorn Drive area of Ipswich has been given a £7,000 grant for urgent repairs.

Demolition work is set to get underway at a site of empty buildings as part of work to build 17 new council homes.

Bosses at a Suffolk school academy trust have said they are confident it can turn around the fortunes of a struggling primary.

A new business park has been given the go ahead - despite fears over the impact it could have on two listed buildings.

Early discussions are underway to form a rail partnership in Mid Suffolk that will boost tourism and promote destinations in the area.

Plans to build 240 homes in Elmswell have been deferred after the designs of the homes were likened to “Cell Block H” and “fit for Luton”.

Business chiefs in Ipswich have called on the county council to “make every effort” for the Upper Orwell Crossings project to go ahead – but campaign groups have said homeowners are breathing a sigh of relief.

A decade on from a maiden Ipswich Regent performance supporting Al Murray, Geordie comic Chris Ramsey has established himself into one of the UK’s top stand-up performers in his own right.

More investment is needed in the county’s fire service as a string of field fires from the summer heat leaves resources stretched, union representatives have claimed.

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