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Yesterday, 17:19
The George Inn, Wickham Market

The owner of a fire-damaged Suffolk pub has expressed his willingness to sell the historic building to a community group wishing to take it on.

Yesterday, 16:41
Colchester GV: High Street

Council tax in Colchester will go up by 2.8% this year – the first time it has increased in seven years.

Yesterday, 13:34
As part of the new franchise agreement towns on the east Suffolk line will regain a direct service to London Liverpool Street.

Sizewell C could be the “catalyst” to improvements on the East Suffolk railway line, the rail minister has said.

Yesterday, 12:48
John Hayes, roads minister, presented with a petition from businesses calling for improvements to the A120 by George Kieffer, chairman of the Haven Gateway. Photo: James Fletcher Photography

The minister for roads has pledged to be a “champion” for improvements to the A120.

Yesterday, 10:47
Traffic congestion in Ipswich is set to get worse unless we change our way of getting to work.

Suffolk County Council’s publication of possible routes for a northern by-pass for Ipswich does take the project forward – but there is a very long way to go before any new road is built, writes Paul Geater.

Yesterday, 09:50
Dr Dan Poulter with business leaders at Brome.

Central Suffolk MP Dr Dan Poulter has called on motorists to consider using other ways of getting to work – especially if they live near their workplace.

Wed, 17:53
Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday January 18, 2017. See PA story POLITICS PMQs May. Photo credit should read: PA Wire

People must take flood warnings seriously, the Prime Minister has said after the region was put on high alert over a tidal surge last week.

Wed, 17:51
A120 at Marks Tey

A potential new dualled A120 route between Braintree and Marks Tey will cost between £475million and £825m, it was announced yesterday.

Wed, 17:13
The launch of the trial at Sudbury fire station

Lives have been saved as a result of a pilot scheme which has seen cardiac arrest emergencies in parts of the county dealt with by firefighters.

Paul Geater - Opinion

Yesterday, 10:47
Traffic congestion in Ipswich is set to get worse unless we change our way of getting to work.

Suffolk County Council’s publication of possible routes for a northern by-pass for Ipswich does take the project forward – but there is a very long way to go before any new road is built, writes Paul Geater.

Thursday, January 12, 2017
The Herman de Stern building on Felixstowe sea front was a convalescent home.

This is the time of year when we hear about the crisis in the NHS with A&E units struggling to cope – and social care facing financial meltdown, writes Paul Geater.

Thursday, January 5, 2017
Liverpool street station at rush hour

I cannot imagine how miserable life must be as a commuter – especially someone travelling four or five times a week to London, writes Paul Geater.

Thursday, December 29, 2016
Boris Johnson brought the Vote Leave message to Ipswich in the spring.

If I’d been looking in a crystal ball at the start of 2016 and seen all the events of the next 12 months, I think I’d have been left feeling I was having a nightmare, writes Paul Geater.

Thursday, December 22, 2016
Ipswich waterfront - is there a better place to live?

For many people 2016 hasn’t been a year they will look back on with any great fondness, writes Paul Geater. But as we are now deep in the season of peace and goodwill to all men, I’ve been taking an optimistic view on the state of my home town and county.

Thursday, December 15, 2016
More people need care as conditions like dementia increase.

No one likes paying taxes – and one of the least popular is council tax, writes Paul Geater.

Thursday, December 8, 2016
Ipswich Park and Ride. Martlesham.

When I first heard about the new deal negotiated between Suffolk County Council and First Buses to provide a Park and Ride service for the town at no cost, I thought it sounded very good indeed writes Paul Geater.

Thursday, December 1, 2016
Ipswich town centre.

I’m told I’m something of a rarity because I’m a man who actually likes going into shops – so this time of the year doesn’t fill me with as much horror as it does some, writes Paul Geater.

Thursday, November 24, 2016
Traffic chaos on Colchester Road in Ipswich due to the closure of the Orwell Bridge.

There are two things that are certain when the Orwell Bridge is closed for some reason, writes Paul Geater.

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