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Yesterday, 14:02
Suffolk EU Alliance will be meeting in Framlingham. Picture: RUTH LEACH

A Suffolk group formed through shared concern at the outcome of the UK’s Brexit negotiations with Europe is inviting people to join it on a national protest march on Parliament.

Yesterday, 09:56
The grounds of the Abbey School in Woodbridge, which is hoping to use funds from the sale of Queen's House to improve facilities. Picture: MIKE PAGE

Campaigners opposing a housing development on the site of an independent Suffolk school say they hope an upcoming site visit will show planners its likely impact on a conservation area.

Saturday, February 18, 2017
Speakers at the Suffolk Coastal and Estuaries Conference, Snape Maltings, Oct 2016. Dr Therese Coffey MP

Hundreds of people could be forced to travel more than an hour to seek treatment for minor injuries in north Suffolk due to service cuts, it has been claimed.

Saturday, February 18, 2017
Parents were out collecting signatures today in protest to planned closures to creche services in Ipswich. Photo: ADAM HOWLETT

Parents were out in protest today to rally against plans to close a crèche at Crown Pools in Ipswich they argue is a ‘lifeline’ for mums and dads.

Friday, February 17, 2017
Tollgate Village - artist's impression

An “anti-competition” stance from a north Essex council was slated by a developer today – while the authority said plans for an out-of-town leisure complex would led to the “slow, protracted death” of Colchester town centre.

Friday, February 17, 2017
Councillor David Nettleton is pictured in the St Andrews Car Park in Bury St Edmunds.

A path through a busy Bury St Edmunds car park will now not be moved back to its original route, despite concerns it is now unsafe.

Friday, February 17, 2017
Environment minister Therese Coffey visiting the British Sugar factory in Bury St Edmunds and is shown the anaerobic digestors  by factory manager Mike Blowers and CEO AB Sugar Mark Carr, right.

Environment minister Thérèse Coffey visited the British Sugar plant at Bury St Edmunds on Thursday to learn more about the way it handles its ‘waste’.

Thursday, February 16, 2017
Tollgate Village supporters

It is the last chance to have a say on the potential shopping village in Tollgate, as the planning inquiry ends tomorrow (February 17).

Thursday, February 16, 2017
Drivers in the Stoke Park area face 18 months of roadworks.

Utility giant Anglian Water is about to start a series of multi-million pound investment projects in and around Ipswich – but drivers are likely to face some disruption while the work takes place.

Paul Geater - Opinion

Thursday, February 16, 2017
Could an expanded Ipswich become a more successful retail centre?

Have you ever stopped to think what the long-term future holds for Ipswich and Suffolk? writes Paul Geater.

Thursday, February 9, 2017
What will the new county council make-up look like after May?

For many of the councillors who gather in Endeavour House for today’s budget discussions this is THE meeting that they believe will set the tone for the next four years at Suffolk County Council, writes Paul Geater.

Thursday, February 2, 2017
Sizewell A and B are part of the coastal scene - but Sizewell C could be a station too far.

For most of my life I’ve been a supporter of nuclear power as a reliable green alternative to shoving carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, writes Paul Geater.

Thursday, January 26, 2017
Is it time to rethink Ipswich Museum's future?

Last year’s failure by Ipswich Museum to obtain the National Lottery funding it was seeking for a major upgrade was a shattering loss for the town.

Thursday, January 19, 2017
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.

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