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Two of the candidates hoping to become Labour’s next deputy leader visited Ipswich at the weekend – and another is due in town tomorrow.

Saturday, August 1, 2015
Station Hill in Bury St Edmunds, which is being redeveloped.

Plans for more than 100 flats near the train station in Bury St Edmunds - an area of the town that is earmarked for regeneration - have been recommended to be refused.

Thursday, July 30, 2015
A Kersey Freight lorry

“Swarms of migrants” are causing havoc to a Suffolk haulier who is losing about £40,000 each week as a result of the Calais crisis.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
A sign of things to come? Not quite!

After Scottish and Welsh devolution, the government has turned its attention to how to transfer more powers to local people in England.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Suffolk County Council's base at Endeavour House

The summer holidays are traditionally a quiet time of the year for politicians, but this year councillors and officials are finding their thoughts dominated by the prospect of getting devolved powers.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Mildenhall Lodge Care Home.

Providing care for those in extreme old age, and with serious long-term health problems, is one of the major challenges facing society – especially for an area like East Anglia which has a disproportionately high number of older people.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
The nature of care homes has changed. Picture posed by models.

The ageing of the population – with more people living into extreme old age and suffering from illnesses and conditions associated with that – has led to a major change in the profile of care home residents.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Grand opening of Care UK’s new Mildenhall Lodge care home.

Bosses at Care UK are confident that there will be no repetition of the problems that beset Mildenhall Lodge when its remaining new care homes open over the next few months.

Monday, July 27, 2015
Artist's impression of how an office development in Sheepen Road, Colchester, could look

A council has managed to secure tenants for a new office development before work has even begun on building it.

Paul Geater - Opinion

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The more I hear about the problems caused by the ageing population, the more worried I become – and not just because the time that I may need those services gets closer every day!

Thursday, July 23, 2015
Yvette Cooper, Liz Kendall, Andy Burnham and Jeremy Corbyn during a Labour leadership hustings debate on BBC1's Sunday Politics.

We all know that the Labour leadership election isn’t the most exciting political event of the year, but I must admit the attempts to liven it up have at least got me thinking about what would happen if we get a Jeremy Corbyn victory.

Thursday, July 16, 2015
Ipswich Vision group.

Over the years I seem to have reported on many wonderful proposals to regenerate Ipswich town centre – from Crowngates and Cloisters to the Westgate Centre and Tesco at Grafton Way.

Thursday, July 9, 2015
The waste incinerator at Great Blakenham.

I don’t have any real problem with the idea of burning waste – so long as the smoke is properly filtered and if the heat that is generated is put to some good use.

Thursday, July 2, 2015
Patrick McLoughlin at Ipswich station.

Last week’s House of Commons statement on the future of Network Rail has set alarm bells ringing for many people on the future of the “Norwich in 90, Ipswich in 60” campaign to speed up services on the Great Eastern Main Line.

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Russell Brand speaks at the End Austerity Now rally in Parliament Square, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday June 20, 2015. See PA story INDUSTRY Protest. Photo credit should read: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Last weekend tens of thousands of protesters marched through London calling for “an end to austerity”.

Thursday, June 18, 2015
Labour leadership contestants (left - right) Yvette Cooper, Jeremy Corbyn, Liz Kendall and Andy Burnham during a live television showdown broadcast by BBC2's Newsnight from Nuneaton.

So now we know the four candidates who are competing to be the next Labour leader, and I must admit I’m struggling to work out whether any of them has the “X-Factor” needed to make the leap from party leader to prime minister.

Thursday, June 18, 2015
South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge inspects the delayed roadworks on the A12 with Aran Nugent of Highways England.

As an infrequent user of the A12 south of Ipswich, I cannot fully appreciate the level of frustration that hits drivers who use it every day.

Thursday, May 28, 2015
An architects impression of the proposed new look for Ipswich Cornhill

It’s taken a general election and a shift in power at the county council, but finally there’s some movement on the protracted discussion about the future of Ipswich Cornhill.

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.

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