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Former council offices in Needham Market which were vacated last autumn are set to be transformed into 98 homes.

Youngsters across Ipswich are set to be given free iCards for the summer holidays which will allow them to enjoy activities across the whole six week break.

Fri, 06:30

A major review of how Suffolk’s roads are maintained was launched yesterday with the county’s new highways chief claiming that there are “improvements that can and must be made”.

Proposals to award Mid Suffolk councillors an allowance rise upwards of 25% have been given the green light – just days after Babergh decided the same.

Thu, 18:21

An Ipswich headmaster has spoken about the importance of restricting pupils’ mobile phone usage during school hours in light of comments made by a Suffolk MP.

Thu, 17:31

A Suffolk campaign to close a loophole allowing second home owners to avoid paying tax on their property has won support in the House of Lords.

Chiefs behind the Cornhill revamp work in Ipswich have denied the project is behind schedule, after an application was submitted to allow contractors to work weekends and bank holidays.

Plans to cut back on free school transport in Suffolk which were given the go-ahead on Tuesday have been formally challenged by opposition parties.

Wed, 17:01

A group of campaigners set on making Needham Market station accessible for all were invited to Westminster yesterday for a formal meeting at the Department for Transport.

Paul Geater - Opinion

Thursday, May 31, 2018

The fact that some pen-pushers at the Home Office decided that former Ipswich mayor Inga Lockington had not done enough to prove that she was worthy of UK citizenship came as a shock – but not a total surprise.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

The Ideas for Ipswich document produced by planning consultants Allies and Morrison is packed with ideas for the future development of the town centre.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Suffolk County Council’s new leader Matthew Hicks will be spending the next week putting the final touches to his new cabinet and his formal acceptance speech before he formally takes over the reins of power at Endeavour House.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

This week’s announcement that Britain’s rail industry is finally looking at its archaic fares structure is welcome – but way overdue!

Thursday, May 3, 2018

During this year’s local election campaign in Ipswich, both main parties have said that they are fighting very much on local issues – and that is what the public want to talk to them about.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

The fact that Suffolk County Council cabinet member Matthew Hicks was considering a bid for the leadership of the authority has been one of the worst-kept secrets in the county’s political circles over the last few months.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Back in the early 1960s as a very small boy, one of my pleasures in life was being taken on a train trip from our home in Saxmundham to our relations’ home in Leiston.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

When county council leader Colin Noble dropped his bombshell that he had commissioned a report looking at the future of local government in Suffolk, he must have known he was letting off a firecracker in the world of the county’s public sector.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Easter has come and gone and suddenly we are caught up in the election season (well, those of us lucky enough to live in Ipswich or Colchester are).

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