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Fri, 09:37

Suffolk MPs Therese Coffey and Jo Churchill have taken the case to upgrade the county’s busiest road to the Transport Department.

Thu, 17:25
Dr Dan Poulter is elected with 30, 317 votes.

The impact of Scottish devolution on the rest of the United Kingdom will be scrutinised by a Suffolk MP.

Thu, 08:00
Cavendish Road in Clare is set to be closed for roadworks.

An energy company has “gone all the way” in addressing people’s concerns over major gas works in Clare this summer, a councillor has said.

Thu, 07:01
The Women's Tour finishes stage one in Aldeburgh

The economic benefits brought to the region through its inclusion in this year’s Women’s Tour are expected to top £1million – providing a financial boost to more than match its sporting legacy.

Stansted Airport

A report into the future of Britain’s airports does not rule out a second runway at Stansted – and raises fears of extra night flights to the Essex airport.

Wed, 14:59
South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge

A Suffolk MP and former housing entrepreneur has claimed staff would turn down a pay rises because they would lose their tax credits.

Wed, 14:35
Ipswich MP Ben Gummer.

Ipswich MP Ben Gummer has blamed lost paperwork at the official parliamentary watchdog for the suspension of his official expenses card earlier this year.

Wed, 12:16
Kier are responsible for making sure roadworks do not over-run

Highways contractor Kier MG is continuing to miss almost half its performance targets set by the council – and there is no sign of any improvement in the most recent figures.

Wed, 10:50
File photo dated 13/07/11 of Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper, who has said that tougher policing and mandatory reporting are needed to bring about a

Labour’s Eastern region Euro MP has given his backing to Yvette Cooper in the race to become Labour leader.

Paul Geater - Opinion

Thu, 10:36

Last week’s House of Commons statement on the future of Network Rail has set alarm bells ringing for many people on the future of the “Norwich in 90, Ipswich in 60” campaign to speed up services on the Great Eastern Main Line.

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Russell Brand speaks at the End Austerity Now rally in Parliament Square, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday June 20, 2015. See PA story INDUSTRY Protest. Photo credit should read: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Last weekend tens of thousands of protesters marched through London calling for “an end to austerity”.

Thursday, June 18, 2015
Labour leadership contestants (left - right) Yvette Cooper, Jeremy Corbyn, Liz Kendall and Andy Burnham during a live television showdown broadcast by BBC2's Newsnight from Nuneaton.

So now we know the four candidates who are competing to be the next Labour leader, and I must admit I’m struggling to work out whether any of them has the “X-Factor” needed to make the leap from party leader to prime minister.

Thursday, June 18, 2015
South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge inspects the delayed roadworks on the A12 with Aran Nugent of Highways England.

As an infrequent user of the A12 south of Ipswich, I cannot fully appreciate the level of frustration that hits drivers who use it every day.

Thursday, May 28, 2015
An architects impression of the proposed new look for Ipswich Cornhill

It’s taken a general election and a shift in power at the county council, but finally there’s some movement on the protracted discussion about the future of Ipswich Cornhill.

Thursday, May 21, 2015
David Ellesmere appears to have learned the lessons from the election defeat - but could have a long wait for the next Labour government.

Ipswich Labour candidate David Ellesmere this week came up with a very honest and courageous admission about why his party did so badly in the general election.

Thursday, May 14, 2015
Ipswich town centre needs a reboot - whether people whinge about it or not!

I’m sure there will be the usual army of miseries who will have already taken to the comments section of our websites to complain about Ipswich Central’s proposals to turn the town around.

Saturday, May 9, 2015
Despite Ed Miliband's visit to Ipswich, the Labour campaign in the town was a disaster.

For weeks the polls have been telling us that the election was too close to call, and that we’d have weeks of haggling before a new government could be formed.

Thursday, May 7, 2015
Will you be able to stay awake for the Ipswich result?

This is the sixth general election that I’ve covered in Ipswich, writes Paul Geater.

Liz Nice - Opinion

Friday, March 13, 2015

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.

Monday, September 8, 2014
Kate and William on their wedding day

Well congrats to William and Kate, writes mother-of-two Liz Nice.

Friday, August 22, 2014
Liz Nice

Liz Nice on ice bucket craze and James Foley

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Norwich City goalkeeper Bryan Gunn distraught after Robert Ullathorne's back pass bobbled over his foot and into the net against Ipswich in April 1996

In the first of our articles in the build-up to this weekend’s first Anglian derby game since 2011, Liz Nice looks back at her derby day memories - and one legendary air-kick.

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