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Average speed cameras on the A12 on the Essex and Suffolk border have not yet been switched on – three months after they were installed.

Philip Lee

Two taxi drivers who refused to take a blind passenger because of his guide dog have been fined.

Friars Street shops in Sudbury.

A controversial proposal to merge a parish council in west Suffolk with a neighbouring town council has been rejected by members of both bodies.

Yesterday, 09:07
Police called following contentious meeting of Long Melford Parish Council

Police were called to “restore order” at a parish council meeting in a picture postcard Suffolk village because one of the councillors claimed he “feared for his safety”.

70,000 new homes are needed in Suffolk by 2031.

Suffolk is a growing county – and council officials believe it will need 70,000 new homes to accommodate its growing population between now and 2031.

Yesterday, 05:10
Lord Deben has told of online abuse after he defended his friend Lord Brittan.

Former Suffolk MP and cabinet minister Lord Deben has revealed he was subjected to “indescribable” online abuse after coming to the defence of his friend and former colleague Lord Brittan.

Wed, 08:03
Liz Truss, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs addresses the Conservative Party conference in Manchester. Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Environment secretary Elizabeth Truss has warned Labour’s proposals for the environment and countryside are “fundamentally backward, dangerous and wrong”.

Wed, 08:00
Prime Minister David Cameron in his hotel room as he prepares his conference speech that he will deliver to his party's annual conference at Manchester Central tomorrow. Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Prime minister David Cameron will label his tenure the “turnaround decade” when he addresses his party faithful today.

Wed, 07:57
Vicky Ford

Prime minister David Cameron will get an agreement over ever-closer union, an exemption from the eurozone and a package on migration ahead of a referendum before 2017, one of the region’s Euro MPs has claimed.

Paul Geater - Opinion

Yesterday, 15:18

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne attracted all the headlines at the Tory party conference this week when he announced that councils would be able to set and spend business rates – instead of being a conduit for the government.

Thursday, October 1, 2015
Prime Minister David Cameron speaks to the media outside 10 Downing Street after the Scottish referendum result - was he opening his mouth without engaging his brain?

I’ve been covering politics in this region for the best part of a quarter of a century – longer if you include my early years traipsing around the parish councils of East Suffolk.

Thursday, September 24, 2015
Jeremy Corbyn celebrates becoming leader of the Labour Party - but is he just leading the party back to their long years of opposition in the 1980s?

I loved the 1980s. I got married in the 1980s. We had our first child in the 1980s (just). And I started my journalism career in the 1980s.

Thursday, September 3, 2015
Proposed housing site in Poplar Lane , behind the Holiday Inn ,Ipswich.

Major decisions on the future of Suffolk’s county town are being made over the next few weeks – and yet the one voice that will not be heard clearly is . . . Ipswich council.

Thursday, August 27, 2015
The Red Arrows perform manoeuvres at last year's Clacton Air Show

By the time this is published I shall be on my way to the Clacton Air Show – along with up to 200,000 other aviation enthusiasts.

Thursday, August 20, 2015
Students were jumping for joy at their A-level results - but you'd never have known it from the muted response from the county council.

Suffolk’s education system hasn’t had a great time over recent years as other counties have motored up the league tables leaving us lagging behind.

Thursday, August 13, 2015
Upper Brook Street, Ipswich.

Ipswich MP Ben Gummer is absolutely right to insist that partners in the Vision for Ipswich need to take advantage of the next two years because after then the economic cycle might be on the turn.

Thursday, August 6, 2015
Building higher fences is not the answer to the migrant problem

Earlier this year I enjoyed a holiday in France with my family. We caught the ferry from Dover to Dunkirk and drove to our hotel in a village about 50 miles from Paris.

Thursday, July 30, 2015
How will we pay for care in the future?

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!

Liz Nice - Opinion

Thursday, October 1, 2015

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.

Thursday, September 17, 2015
Jeremy Corbyn (left) prepares to take to the stage after he was announced as the Labour Party's new leader at a special conference at the QEII Centre in London, as (right to left) Andy Burnham, Harriet Harman and Sadiq Khan applaud. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday September 12, 2015. See PA story POLITICS Labour. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

I was reprimanded this week by a man writing in telling me to grow up.

Thursday, September 10, 2015
Sixth formers at Felixstowe Academy must not sport any facial hair - unlike Jeremy Corbyn

As a former teacher of sixth formers, I was interested to hear Felixstowe Academy’s plan to suit and boot its sixth form with a new dress code, writes Liz Nice.

Friday, March 13, 2015
Suffolk New College

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.

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