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Fri, 18:23

A Rushmere campaigner who gathered nearly 1,500 signatures in a successful petition to bring a real Christmas tree back to Ipswich town centre has said she is thrilled with the new tree.

Fri, 16:22

Environment Secretary Michael Gove said he was “delighted” to meet with south Suffolk farmers earlier this month to discuss the challenges and opportunities they face.

Fri, 14:43

A Colchester councillor took a public HIV test to raise awareness for National HIV Testing Week.

Fri, 00:00

A new proposal to shake up local government, creating a unitary authority in Suffolk, is set to be discussed by council leaders from across England next week.

Thu, 16:13

A report on feasibility studies for a new dualled A120 in Essex suggests a new junction with the A12 at Rivenhall would be the preferred option – but cannot be committed to at this stage in the project.

Thu, 06:00

A new dual carriageway A120 across Essex is unlikely to use any of the existing route after highways chiefs recommended it is dropped from consideration.

Wed, 18:20

A judge has thrown out a high court challenge against a multimillion pound leisure park in Colchester – and developers say they are excited to get started on the project.

Wed, 10:56

A new law requiring court defendants to declare their nationality has alarmed racial equality campaigners.

Wed, 09:05

Planners at Ipswich Borough Council are set to ask for a rethink of a proposal to develop a new Suffolk Record Office at the University of Suffolk, stating that parts of it do “not provide a promising setting”.

Paul Geater - Opinion

Thu, 06:00

No one who lived through the firestorm prompted by the 18% council tax rise imposed by Suffolk County Council in 2003 will be in any doubt about how toxic the issue can be.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Suffolk’s local council landscape has been more or less the same for the last 43 years – but things are set to change in 2019.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Over the last week there’s been a great deal of navel-gazing and mutual self-congratulation in the rail industry – especially in East Anglia.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Last week’s tragic accident on the Orwell Bridge once again sparked calls for a new road across the top of the town.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

One of the real problems with democracy comes when our legislators have to decide on issues that directly affect them personally.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

It was great to see the positive news on East Anglian tourism that was published the other day – showing that the region is attracting increasing numbers of holidaymakers from both other parts of the UK and abroad.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

The first of the RMT guards’ one day strikes on the Greater Anglia rail network on Tuesday proved to be something of an anti-climax with little effect on services and little disruption for passengers.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

I missed last week’s full meeting of Ipswich Council as I was soaking in the sights and sounds of the great city of Berlin, but my colleague Emily Townsend did a great job reporting on the row that blew up over the new borough local plan.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

All my life, nuclear power has been a part of Suffolk life – and for 50 years it has felt as if it would always be there.

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