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Yesterday, 18:51

A Suffolk coastal town has seen disruption at the start of the school holidays after emergency repairs closed a major access route to the seafront.

Yesterday, 15:09

More than 50 jobs at Suffolk libraries are under threat as the service is being forced into a major restructure following two years of serious budget cuts.

Yesterday, 21:14

Multimillion pound street improvements have been completed to regenerate an area of severe deprivation in north Essex.

Mon, 17:05

Four senior Suffolk County Council officers being paid six-figure salaries have seen their pay rise significantly over the last year – while other staff have had their earnings pegged by the government’s 1% pay cap.

Yesterday, 13:22

The Essex Police and Crime Commissioner is set to take control of the fire service in the county, after getting Government approval.

Yesterday, 16:39

The centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele is to be marked next week with a special ceremony in the heart of Ipswich.

Yesterday, 08:55

There are just a few days left to have your say over Braintree District Council’s draft Local Plan.

Mon, 18:30

People’s first choice for a new route for a dualled A120 between Braintree and the A12 has been made public – though Essex County Council has said the final decision will not come down to a ‘popularity contest’.

Mon, 16:50

A Suffolk village is looking to catch speeding motorists in the act after new technology revealed vehicles had been clocked doing up to 55mph along a residential road.

Paul Geater - Opinion

Thursday, July 20, 2017

If you look at our towns, and villages for that matter, you will see that in many cases their character is made up by buildings of a mixture of generations.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

I am becoming increasingly confident that Ipswich will be getting a new northern bypass – and that it could take much less than the 15 years suggested to see work under way on the project.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

After Framlingham, East Bergholt, Brantham, Fressingfield and Shotley, there is now another flashpoint in the battle over new rural homes – in the picture postcard village of Kersey

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The future of the Upper Orwell Crossing has rapidly become the first major flashpoint of the new political dynamic in Ipswich since the election of Sandy Martin as MP two weeks ago.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

It feels as if the world has been rather stood on its head over the last seven days, following the indecisive result in the 2017 General Election, writes Paul Geater.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Just 48 hours ago he was one of the most powerful men in the British government. Now Ben Gummer’s parliamentary career has come to an abrupt end – whether temporarily or permanently. Why did he lose?

Thursday, June 8, 2017

I do like the drama you get on general election nights, so I’ve been looking forward to tonight’s results for the last few weeks.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

This week we have seen a flurry of television debates among the main parties as we approached the last seven days of the general election campaign.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

When Lord Stuart Rose described the Cornhill as “depressing” at the Beacon Town conference nearly five years ago there was a sharp intake of breath in the Corn Exchange – but deep down almost all of us there knew he was right.

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