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Yesterday, 11:03

Suffolk County Council leader Mark Bee last night insisted he wants to continue playing “an active role” in politics in Suffolk, as he announced he would quit his role next month.

Tue, 16:37
Mark Bee and his deputy Lisa Chambers at Endeavour House in Ipswich after they saw off last year's challenge to their leadership.

Conservative councillor Mark Bee is to step down as leader of Suffolk County Council after four years in the role.

Tue, 18:54
Conservative candidate Ben Gummer and Secretary of State for Culture Sajid Javid tour St Peter's Street in Ipswich, speaking with shop owner Cathy Frost.

Culture secretary Sajid Javid became the latest big-name politician to visit the marginal plum seat of Ipswich when he came to town to boost Ben Gummer’s re-election campaign.

Tue, 11:31
Witham- Newland Street

Transport and housing are the two issues likely to dominate the campaigning in the battle to become Witham’s next MP.

Tue, 09:00
Cllr Richard Kirby

Two Labour members of Ipswich Council are stepping down early – creating a couple of by-elections to be held on the same day as the General Election.

Tue, 09:00
Link Travel had contracts with Suffolk County Council.

The collapse of a Suffolk-based specialist travel company has left dozens of clients needing help with transportation stranded.

Tue, 06:00
Homes are included in the plans. Library image.

Plans for a large-scale development off the A120 at Ramsey creating more than 1,000 jobs have been tipped for approval tonight.

Mon, 21:12
Home Secretary Theresa May is launching Conservative candidate for Colchester Will Quince's campaign.

The Home Secretary visited Colchester today to launch the Conservative candidate’s manifesto.

Mon, 15:57
Labour MP Caroline Flint and Labour candidate David Ellesmere head out door knocking around the Prince of Wales Drive area of Ipswich.

One of the best-known shadow cabinet ministers has visited Ipswich to give Labour’s David Ellesmere a boost on the first day of the official campaign.

Paul Geater - Opinion

Thursday, March 26, 2015

I learned many years ago not to take any budget at face value while it is being delivered by whoever is the Chancellor of the Exchequer of the day.

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Are traditional voting loyalties evaporating?

Many people have already said this election is different from any other they have seen – for me the key feature is the loosening of traditional party ties.

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Conservative Party leader David Cameron (left), Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg (centre) and Prime Minister Gordon Brown, during an election debate in 2010.

We are now only a few weeks away from the start of the official General Election campaign. I know it feels as if we’ve been campaigning for months, if not years, but believe me you ain’t seen nothing yet!

Thursday, March 5, 2015
Prime Minister David Cameron made a speech at ThinkBDW in Colchester,  setting out the Conservative Party's sixth manifesto theme

In his latest visit to the region this week, David Cameron focussed on housing and the perceived desire of most people to get on the housing ladder.

Thursday, February 26, 2015
Prime Minister David Cameron speaks with Saga Magazine readers.

Health warning: The following column is highly likely to get a few people hot under the collar. You have been warned! Here goes...light blue touchpaper and retreat to safe distance... Now, where’s that tin hat?

Thursday, February 19, 2015
Prime Minister David Cameron makes a speech at Ransomes Jacobsen in Ipswich about emloyment levels in the country. Photograph Simoin Parker

What does Prime Minister David Cameron find so appealing about this part of the country? He’s turning up here with incredible regularity.

Thursday, February 12, 2015
Bury town centre on market day. Abbeygate Street.

The debate about why people like Bury as a shopping centre more than Ipswich has certainly prompted a great deal of comments online, most of which have been well-argued and actually looked at the issues.

Thursday, February 5, 2015
Ipswich Academy - new buildings and structures do not guarantee better results.

I woke up the day after the prime minister’s speech on education this week with a huge sigh of relief that I don’t have to worry about my children’s schooling any more.

Thursday, January 29, 2015
David Ellesmere

It is fantastic news for Ipswich that the borough council is planning to rebuild the Crown Car Park, which had to be demolished in 2009 because of long-term problems with concrete cancer.

Liz Nice - Opinion

Friday, March 13, 2015

The student sat at the back of the classroom. After what I hoped was an enjoyable, engaging GCSE lesson, I set a writing task to be done in 20 minutes.

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Will you be wearing your poppy with pride?

Liz Nice looks at the debate over wearing a poppy in the build up to Remembrance Sunday.

Monday, September 8, 2014
Kate and William on their wedding day

Well congrats to William and Kate, writes mother-of-two Liz Nice.

Friday, August 22, 2014
Liz Nice

Liz Nice on ice bucket craze and James Foley

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Norwich City goalkeeper Bryan Gunn distraught after Robert Ullathorne's back pass bobbled over his foot and into the net against Ipswich in April 1996

In the first of our articles in the build-up to this weekend’s first Anglian derby game since 2011, Liz Nice looks back at her derby day memories - and one legendary air-kick.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Students should be in the classroom, not on the beach says Geoff Barton

Tough new anti-truancy rules proposed by Suffolk County Council could see families fined £120 if their child misses one day of school.

Monday, April 28, 2014
Lord Norman Tebbit is pictured at his home in Bury talking with Liz Nice.

Lord Tebbit and his wife, Lady Margaret, moved to Bury St Edmunds five years ago from West Sussex, although they had no family or friends here nor any connection with the town. Liz Nice wonders if she knows the true reason...

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