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The annual Ipswich Sky Ride weaving through the town on Sunday with all ages taking part - should we do more to encourage cycling?

Major improvements to Ipswich town centre’s cycle network could be on the horizon in a bid to make cycling safer and easier.

Yesterday, 17:12
Ray Herring.

Proposals to set up a “super council” to run services on the Suffolk coast from Felixstowe to Lowestoft are on track after the cabinets of both Suffolk Coastal and Waveney backed the proposal.

Yesterday, 06:00
Filming for the new BBC comedy drama 'Detectorists' in Framilngham. Mackenzie Crook on the set.

Film firm which has worked on Star Wars, The Apprentice, BFG and Jason Bourne films hopes to bring blockbusters to Suffolk

The Premier Inn hotel in Bury St Edmunds - council teams stayed at the Bournemouth hotel

They may be based just yards from each other – but Suffolk County Council and Ipswich Borough had very different bills at the end of their annual visit to the nation’s main event for local authorities.

Yesterday, 07:00
The Ipswich Borough Council building on Russell Road.

Ipswich Council is being reorganised in a bid to make the authority more focussed on attracting new business and jobs to the town.

Mon, 13:39
Voters at Whiting Street EU polling station, Bury St Edmunds.

Around 7% of people who voted for Brexit in Suffolk and north-east Essex now regret their decision, a poll by this newspaper has found.

Friday, July 22, 2016
Suffolk County Council chief executive Deborah Cadman.

Suffolk County Council chief executive Deborah Cadman is set to oversee the management of Babergh and Mid Suffolk councils from next month – on temporary basis.

Thursday, July 21, 2016
Bin lorry

Some black bins were not collected in Ipswich today, the borough council has said.

Thursday, July 21, 2016
Suffolk County Council headquarters; Endeavour House, Ipswich.

As three Suffolk councils prepare to share one headquarters in Ipswich, with two others planning to merge, are we nearing the end of our 42-year-old local government structure?

Paul Geater - Opinion

Thursday, July 21, 2016
Ben Gummer at his desk in the Cabinet Office.

Ipswich MP Ben Gummer received a rapid, and somewhat unexpected, promotion last week to the very heart of the government machine in Whitehall, writes Paul Geater.

Thursday, July 14, 2016
Jeremy Corbyn spoke at a rally to defend his position where Socialist Worker placards were seen.

Ben Gummer’s plea to voters to get involved with the political process by joining a party – Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat, Green, anyone but UKIP – was interesting because it highlighted a major concern that politics is in danger of being hijacked by extremes, writes Paul Geater.

Thursday, July 7, 2016
Londoners have taken to electing a mayor - but East Anglia still has not accepted the concept.

After last week’s frenetic rush by councils to vote on the proposals for East Anglia’s devolution when everyone’s mind was really on other things, at least we can now put that issue out of our minds for a time. Or can we? Writes Paul Geater

Friday, July 1, 2016
Stock markets have not collapsed - but the economic outlook is far from clear following the vote to leave the EU.

A week on from the EU referendum and most of us still haven’t been able to catch our breath – but after all the claims from the Remain campaign that were labelled “Project Fear” should we really be fearful . . . or were they overblown, writes Paul Geater?

Thursday, June 9, 2016
Boris Johnson is confronted by Remain supporters at the Waterfront in Ipswich.

This week has really seen the referendum campaign come to life in Ipswich with Boris Johnson and Michael Gove coming on Tuesday and yesterday’s visit by Hilary Benn, writes political reporter Paul Geater.

Thursday, June 2, 2016
Footbath crossings are set to be closed on main lines in Suffolk

Network Rail is not an organisation I have a particularly high regard for, writes Paul Geater. It can often appear rather high-handed and can sometimes give the impression it feels passengers are an inconvenience it could do without.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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.

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

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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