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MPs from Suffolk and Essex were caught up in the drama around Westminster – with several caught in the lockdown at the House of Commons as they voted in the Chamber.

The development of a new Sizewell C power station on the Suffolk coast could bring hundreds of new jobs to Ipswich, it has emerged.

The former Drum and Monkey pub on Princes Street is likely to be demolished and replaced by a new commercial building – possibly a cafe and shop with a hotel above.

Claims that Suffolk County Council spends too much on supporting trade union work have been denied by Conservative administration leader Colin Noble.

George Osborne’s growing number of new jobs might be the talk of politics – but there’s one role he won’t be getting . . . new team boss at Norwich City!

Singers from across the region visited Sainsbury’s superstore at Hadleigh Road in Ipswich to help raise money for Comic Relief.

For 27 years they’ve been as much a part of Sunday morning life in Ipswich as church services and a roast dinner – but the Lions’ Club car boot sale on Portman Road has shut up shop.

Tickets are on sale now to spend an evening with acclaimed Ipswich clairvoyant Wayne McHugh on April 21.

Drivers using the busiest roads in East Anglia need to be aware of potential delays because of roadworks over the next week - with overnioght road closures, diversions and lane closures all set to cause congestion on surrounding routes.

Rock and roll legend Chuck Berry has died at the age of 90, St Charles County Police Department in Missouri has said.

Ever fancied riding shotgun beside the driver on an express train in East Anglia? Ever dreamed of getting behind the controls of a modern electric train? Well now’s your chance (sort of) while raising money for Comic Relief.

A new campaign has been launched to try to find volunteers to make Suffolk safer from the risk of fire.

It may be 100 years since thousands of Suffolk soldiers fought – and died – on the battlefields around Arras in northern France, but the First World War will come vividly to life for a group of Ipswich students next month.

Ipswich’s Maidenhall Sports Centre is to be transferred from borough management to Stoke High School three months’ early – in June.

Preparations for a visit by children from a Chernobyl-blighted area of Belarus to Mid Suffolk this summer are now well under way – the chairman of the group organising the trip in the summer is due to go to the country to meet families before Easter.

A group of students from the University of Suffolk and high schools in Ipswich are to visit France next month to help mark the centenary of one of the crucial battles of the First World War.

Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore has told councillors that extra resources are going into the battle against violent crime in the town.

An attempt to force Suffolk County Council to introduce a system of permits for utility companies seeking to dig up the roads has been rejected.

The real campaign for this year’s county council elections in Suffolk has started as members of the authority gathered for the final meeting of the current authority.

Voters have until March 27 to give their views on possible constituency changes before the next general election.

For those of us who know and care about Ipswich, the last seven days have been one of the most exciting weeks in the town’s recent history, writes Paul Geater.

For the last 27 years the weekly Lions Club car boot sale has become a feature of Ipswich life on a Sunday morning.

The main line between East Anglia and London will be shut for four days over the Easter holiday weekend to allow Network Rail engineers replace 7km of overhead wires south of Shenfield.

Campaigners seeking to retain the Kings Head in East Bergholt have lost the battle after Babergh Council granted permission to turn the 400-year-old building into a craft shop and cafe.

With just two weeks to go before the opening of the new 12-screen Empire cinema in the Buttermarket centre, Ipswich’s other multiplex is showing its determination not to be left behind.

Government funding for the Upper Orwell Crossing in Ipswich will not affect a bid for funds to build a northern by-pass for the town, county council leader Colin Noble has said.

Some commuters heading to London were facing delays and disruption today because of an emergency speed limit imposed between Brentwood and Harold Wood stations.

The future of Suffolk’s fire service is set to play a key role in this year’s election for a new county council following changes introduced in the face of much opposition last year.

This is the bold new look that is set to be created at Ipswich Cornhill next year after the views of the public – and expert bodies – were taken into account.

One of the world’s best-known architect practices has won the race to design three new bridges over the docks in Ipswich.

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