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Yesterday, 16:55

Ipswich MP Sandy Martin has asked for talks with transport ministers about building a new road across the north of the town – as it emerged that more than half a million pounds has been committed to planning a new route.

Yesterday, 10:30

The first tree at the new 114-acre Suffolk Park business development near Bury St Edmunds was planted yesterday as landscaping work got underway.

Yesterday, 08:23

The mayor of St Edmundsbury put his football skills to the test in a version of the beautiful game to encourage people to get active in the new year.

Wed, 13:49

The proposed merger of Babergh and Mid Suffolk councils may have been put back by the promise of a referendum in south Suffolk – but the consultation on the future of the authorities continues.

Wed, 12:39

Suffolk South MP James Cartlidge has been appointed as parliamentary private secretary to health secretary Jeremy Hunt.

Wed, 11:40

The public are being asked to help shape the new west Suffolk council ward boundaries ahead of plans to merge two authorities in the area.

Tue, 18:06

More than four thousand people have signed a petition launched by a concerned mother urging Suffolk County Council to scrap its controversial plans to reorganise free school transport.

Tue, 17:48

Ipswich Town Hall is preparing for its 150th birthday with a major celebration at the end of the month.

Tue, 16:28

Children in a Suffolk village are set to benefit from new play equipment – but their requests for a “shark infested swimming pool” have been turned down.

Paul Geater - Opinion

Yesterday, 06:00

I always try to be as reasonable as possible when dealing with officialdom and those who make decisions that affect our lives.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

The New Year may still be very new, but already there’s been a great deal happening in local government in Suffolk – and I suspect this could be a crucial year for several councils in the county.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

This week’s 3.4% rise in rail fares has prompted an understandable outcry from passengers – especially from commuters who have to use the train to get to work.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Twelve months ago I used my final column of the year to say Good Riddance to 2016 – the most miserable political year of my lifetime.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Ipswich received some fantastic news this week when the Heritage Lottery Fund awarded the full amount asked – £3.4m – to restore Broomhill Pool.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Ipswich has finally had a second piece of good news this week with the final go-ahead being given for the redevelopment of the Cornhill in the heart of the town coming just after the county proposed a new city bid.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

When I saw that leaders of Suffolk County Council were proposing to launch a new bid for city status for Ipswich, I had two slightly conflicting emotions.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Last week’s budget was as big a non-event as I can remember from a Chancellor of the Exchequer. But he still got a lot of column inches for what he said and did to try to help the housing crisis.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

The Christmas lights are up, and on, all over Ipswich. The Bury Christmas Fayre starts today. So the festive season has well and truly started.

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