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People gathered at Clacton War Memorial at the weekend to mark the 73rd anniversary of VJ Day – the final end of the Second World War.

The star guest at the Mid Suffolk Light Railway on Sunday is a restored example of the line’s Nemesis!

Do you have green fingers and fancy turning Ipswich railway station into a green oasis? If so Greater Anglia bosses want to hear from you.

The project to double the track between Trimley station – where the lines divide to Felixstowe station and the north side of the docks – and Gun Lane started in April.

Residents of Jaywick near Clacton will be able to find out more about community organisations in the area at a special open event next Tuesday.

Mid Suffolk Council has bought 100 acres of development land next to the A14 just outside Stowmarket to develop as a new business centre linked to Felixstowe port.

There is a common misconception about elections in this country (and I suspect in most other democracies).

A £300,000 project to improve sea defences at Walton on the Naze and protect against rising sea levels has been completed.

The average cost of regulated rail fares – mainly season tickets and one-day tickets – is set to go up by 3.2% in January.

The threatened closure of Ipswich’s last remaining Homebase store has prompted comments that people are doing much less DIY than they have in the past – but is that true?

Former Stowmarket mayor and current county councillor Anne Whybrow has died after a long illness.

Buses will replace trains for part of the journeys between East Anglia and London over the bank holiday weekend.

Greater Anglia is spending more than £1m painting 70 stations across its network in a two-year programme lasting until June next year.

MPs and rail bosses have come together to press the case for a major boost to one of the region’s busiest rail junctions.

Two East Anglian Tory MPs – from opposite sides of the referendum argument – have come together to oppose the idea of a “People’s Vote” on the final deal to take Britain out of the EU.

It’s something many of us don’t like to talk – or even think – about, but a change in government rules could save tens of thousands of lives among those hit by bowel cancer, writes Paul Geater.

Fifty years ago – on August 11 1968 – the very last British Railways steam service ran, an excursion around the north west of England, but East Anglia featured large in the postscript to this big event.

Ipswich Council is asking local people which buildings in the town they feel should be given extra protection with a local listing.

The news that the construction of the Upper Orwell Crossing in Ipswich is “under review” by an independent consultant working for Suffolk County Council is likely to spell the death-knell for this exciting project.

The Ipswich public have been asked to show their support for the Broomhill Pool – by contributing to a new fund to help close the £750,000 gap in funding.

Ipswich council has recruited a residents’ army who want to Love Your Street to try to keep the town clean during the height of the summer.

Developers seeking to build new homes in an around historic Framlingham must be forced to pay for the construction of more parking spaces in the town centre.

Suffolk’s only heritage railway should be steaming again at the weekend after its organisers decided they could manage the fire risk despite the current drought.

Frozen food from Iceland could be on sale at the Anglia Retail Park off Ipswich’s Bury Road in the future after the food retailer announced a new link-up with discount retailer The Range.

Plans to restore and reopen Broomhill Pool in Ipswich have hit a new funding crisis – but the consortium hoping to carry out the work still hopes to open its gates in two years’ time.

Travellers hoping to head to London for weekend days out over the autumn are facing more disruption starting over the August bank holiday.

Visitors braved the heat to go to the Mid Suffolk Light Railway’s special event for model train enthusiasts and tractor owners on Sunday.

Rail passengers with disabilities have been given an early demonstration of the new InterCity and regional trains being built for Greater Anglia in Switzerland.

Some readers may have noticed I haven’t been exactly prolific for the last few weeks. There’s a simple answer to that – for the last couple of months I’ve been recovering after a major operation.

The Upper Orwell Crossings project has been suspended by Suffolk County Council pending a review – but what questions will the independent experts be asking about the project?

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