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A new scheme to help troubled families is paying off in Suffolk.  Picture posed by model  Pic by Lucy Taylor

Suffolk County Council’s new policy on dealing with troubled families has shown significant success – and is set to continue until 2020.

Yesterday, 13:00
Prime Minister David Cameron makes a joint appearance with Mayor of London Sadiq Khan (centre) as they launch the Britain Stronger in Europe guarantee card.

Ipswich MP Ben Gummer has welcomed the launch of a new pledge card unveiled by leaders of the “Stronger In” campaign in a bid to keep Britain in the European Union after this month’s referendum.

Sunday, May 29, 2016
Priti Patel

Pro-Brexit Essex MP Priti Patel added to a new row in the EU Referendum campaign by accusing the leaders of the “Remain” side of being so wealthy and privileged that they did not understand the concerns of most voters.

Saturday, May 28, 2016
The site earmarked for 175 homes in Stowupland.

The approval of 175 homes on the edge of a Suffolk village has prompted fears that planning shortfalls highlighted in the decision could leave more communities at risk from “predatory” applications.

Saturday, May 28, 2016
Mark Newton has been appointed the new chairman of Suffolk Coastal District Council

A district council has appointed its new chairman.

Saturday, May 28, 2016
Lord Framlingham - Sir Michael Lord - joined Vote Leave supporters in Ipswich.

With the date of the EU referendum now less than four weeks away, supporters of both sides in the battle over the UK’s future have been taking their campaign to the streets.

Friday, May 27, 2016
Fiona Cairns, director at Suffolk Preservation Society

A charity which aims to protect and enhance Suffolk’s landscape and iconic buildings wants to join forces with town and parish councils to help them fight against ‘inappropriate’ developments.

Thursday, May 26, 2016
Car has collided with a tree on Bury Road, Newmarket.

The father of Suffolk County Council leader Colin Noble has died following a road crash.

Thursday, May 26, 2016
Andy Wood, CEO of Adnams, is leading the devolution charge. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Proposals for two devolution deals for East Anglia were put to the government today - but their specifics remain under-wraps with the chief negotiator fearing making them public could “weaken our negotiating position”.

Paul Geater - Opinion

09:46
The Suffolk Show of 2014 is remembered for the visit of Prince Harry, not the rain on the day before the show.

Paul Geater has been a regular visitor to the Suffolk Show over many decades – and will be back there again as part of our coverage on both days of the event. He has no worries about the weather this year, despite Tuesday’s rain.

Thursday, May 26, 2016
Meeting of the new county council at Endeavour house.

The Conservatives at Suffolk County Council must be feeling pretty nervous this morning as they contemplate today’s full meeting of the authority, writes political reporter Paul Geater.

Thursday, May 19, 2016
Vote Leave supporters at the regional launch at Kesgrave Hall - but do they stand any chance in next month's referendum.

Earlier this week we published the results of a region-wide poll showing that more people in this part of the world want to leave the EU than want to remain, writes Paul Geater.

Thursday, May 12, 2016
The local election counts at Ipswich Corn Exchange.

Ever since the results from last Thursday’s elections were declared, political pundits have been poring over them and giving their own interpretation of who won and who lost.

Thursday, May 5, 2016
Mike cook with a copy of the 1958 plans for Ipswich's inner ring road

Planning officials and planning rules aren’t every developers’ favourite subjects, writes Paul Geater.

Thursday, April 28, 2016
BHS has a significant presence in Ipswich town centre. This is the Arras Square entrance to the shop.

The sad news about the apparent likely demise of BHS is being touted by many as another example of a much-loved high street name failing to adapt with the times.

Sunday, April 24, 2016
Iain Duncan Smith launches the regional Vote Leave campaign - but has the referendum sucked the life out of this year's local elections?

I’ve been covering elections for years, no decades, and I cannot remember a May campaign that has felt quite so flat as this one.

Monday, April 18, 2016
Local election count at Corn exchange Ipswich

Ipswich is the only Suffolk council to have widespread elections on May 5 – although the whole county will be able to vote in the Police and Crime Commissioner elections.

Thursday, April 14, 2016
Engineers will be carrying out more work on the main line over the bank holiday.

So after 10 weekends of disruption we can finally start thinking of travelling to London by train at the weekend again, writes Paul Geater.

Liz Nice - Opinion

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Steve Ransom, taken in 2006

Liz Nice remembers her Suffolk New College colleague Steve Ransom, of Trimley, who died suddenly last week, aged 45.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
1971 - when fans could still stand at Portman Road

I was hugely irritated by a young woman on the radio the other day talking about how much ‘fun’ it would be to bring back standing at football matches, writes columnist Liz Nice.

Thursday, November 19, 2015
Former

It’s hard to feel helpless, but that seems to be the theme of this week.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
It was this week claimed that women in full-time employment will effectively work for nothing from now until the new year as a result of the gender pay gap.  Photo: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

There was a bit of a brouhaha this week after Mick McCarthy told his star striker, Daryl Murphy, who scored a hat trick at Rotherham at the weekend after a long dry spell, to ‘leave your sister at home’ in future.

Friday, October 30, 2015
Stella Creasy had to stop the tampon tax debate

The ‘F’ word still seems to bother people, doesn’t it? writes Liz Nice.

Thursday, October 1, 2015
A vintage Ferguson tractor in action at the Museum of East Anglian in Stowmarket

I’ve been doing the museum trail again this year as a judge in the annual Suffolk Museum of the Year competition, and once again it has been a rewarding and humbling experience.

Thursday, September 24, 2015
What is Tony Blair's legacy?

Unfortunately, when we die, we don’t get to choose how we are remembered, writes Liz Nice.

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