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Yesterday, 17:25
The Round Pond in Christchurch Park

Police in Ipswich are cracking down on anti-social behaviour in Christchurch Park, after reports of drug users and heavy drinkers in the area.

Yesterday, 15:00
Lowestoft Magistrates' Court

A Suffolk court is closing its doors as part of government plans to reform the justice system.

Yesterday, 13:00
The East of England Co-op has put in a planning application to demolish the building as part of a regeneration project.

The East of England Co-op has announced plans to demolish an unused building in Ipswich which will pave the way for more regeneration.

Thu, 10:19
Woodbridge appears affluent but even in towns like this there is hidden deprivation.

This week’s report on Hidden Needs in Suffolk has been seen as something of an eye-opener because it shows deprivation is not confined to the council estates of our largest towns, writes Paul Geater.

Wed, 16:39
Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn after delivering his keynote speech on the final day of the Labour Party conference in Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday September 28, 2016. See PA story LABOUR Main. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

As the Labour faithful in the Liverpool conference hall belted out the red flag, a man sitting nearby openly wept tears of joy.

Wed, 10:35
Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, alongside Shami Chakrabarti. Photo: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Controversial Labour peer Baroness Chakrabarti was forced to apologise to Labour councillors from Essex after a poor taste joke about the county went badly wrong.

Wed, 10:17
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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn prepares his keynote speech in his hotel, which he will deliver on Wednesday during the Labour Autumn Conference at the ACC Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday September 26, 2016. See PA story LABOUR Main. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

A row over Labour’s stance on immigration looked set to erupt today as the curtain falls on its annual gathering in Liverpool.

Wed, 10:00
Behind the apparent affluence of rural Suffolk, serious deprivation remains.

A stark picture of the level of deprivation faced by tens of thousands of people across the county is painted today in a new report sponsored by the Suffolk Community Foundation.

Tue, 20:00
(Top) Old CCTV daytime images from Colchester Borough Council, and (below) new images with upgraded cameras.

Improved CCTV coverage in Colchester town centre is being heralded by the borough council.

Paul Geater - Opinion

Thu, 10:19
Woodbridge appears affluent but even in towns like this there is hidden deprivation.

This week’s report on Hidden Needs in Suffolk has been seen as something of an eye-opener because it shows deprivation is not confined to the council estates of our largest towns, writes Paul Geater.

Thursday, September 8, 2016
Lowestoft station

Yesterday I was in London for an East Anglian rail summit at the House of Commons which focussed heavily on the proposals to speed up mainline services from London to Ipswich and Norwich, writes Paul Geater.

Thursday, September 1, 2016
Immigration has brough benefits, like the multi-cultural area in Norwich Road, Ipswich.

This week’s figures showing that the number of people born outside the UK in the region has increased significantly over recent years tells a number of very interesting stories, says columnist and reporter Paul Geater.

Thursday, August 25, 2016
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks during a leadership campaign rally - but how many floating voters do events like this attract?

The Labour leadership election is looking more and more like something you could imagine turning up in a Tom Sharpe farce as the two candidates try to out-do each other by insisting they are more and more left-wing.

Thursday, August 18, 2016
We might have got electrification in 1985 - but there were no new trains. This locomotive was built in the mid-1960s.

When privatisation of the railways was first proposed 20 years ago, I struggled to see the point of it, writes Paul Geater.

Thursday, August 11, 2016
Northgate was a great grammar - but has thrived as a high school.

Spin-doctors working for new prime minister Theresa May have floated the idea that she may allow a new generation of grammar schools to be built, says Paul Geater, local government reporter.

Thursday, August 4, 2016
Will we see a new power station beside Sizewell B? Don't put your money on it!

As someone who has come to believe in nuclear power as a vital part of a carbon-free energy mix, it gives me no pleasure to say this, but I don’t think Sizewell C will be built in the next 30 years, writes Paul Geater.

Thursday, July 28, 2016
Suffolk County Council headquarters; Endeavour House, Ipswich.

Faced with the looming juggernauts of budget cuts and devolution, Suffolk’s district and borough councils are facing very uncertain times, writes Paul Geater.

Thursday, July 21, 2016
Ben Gummer at his desk in the Cabinet Office. Photo: Robert Thom

Ipswich MP Ben Gummer received a rapid, and somewhat unexpected, promotion last week to the very heart of the government machine in Whitehall, writes Paul Geater.

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