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Fri, 17:04
Ipswich Park and Ride. Martlesham.

Detailed talks on a proposal to save the park and ride services to Ipswich town centre are expected to lead to a deal to continue running the buses during the summer.

Fri, 10:11
Artist's impression of new Curzon cinema in Queen Street, Colchester

Arthouse cinema chain Curzon has submitted a planning application for Roman House in Colchester.

Fri, 10:00
Will Quince, Colchester MP

Judges are being too soft on knife crime offenders, Colchester’s MP has warned in the wake of the murder of James Attfield and Nahid Almanea by a schoolboy killer.

Fri, 09:58
Nick Gowrley

Mid Suffolk District Council has elected a new leader.

Thu, 16:30
Suffolk County Council's chief executive Deborah Cadman

The union representing the largest number of staff at Suffolk County Council has called for all employees at the authority to be given the same pay rise as chief executive Deborah Cadman.

Thu, 12:00
Matt Hancock MP stock image

A Suffolk MP has been severely criticised by a parish council after failing to respond to concerns over a housing policy which it first tried to raise with him nearly two years ago.

Thu, 10:00
Eastern Exposure: Piano Transplant #4 that is anchored in the sea in Harwich as part of the 2013 Harwich Festival of the Arts . Director Diana Burrell and artist Annea Lockwood wade with art.

A much-loved arts festival looks set to continue after three councils agreed funding of £13,000 towards a part-time administrator for another year.

Sudbury Town Hall.

A dispute has erupted in a Suffolk town over the tradition of flying the German flag when officials from a twinned town visit.

Thu, 08:00
Suffolk County Council chief executive Deborah Cadman.

Suffolk County Council chief executive Deborah Cadman is to see her pay rise to £170,000 from May 1.

Paul Geater - Opinion

Thu, 10:00
BHS has a significant presence in Ipswich town centre. This is the Arras Square entrance to the shop.

The sad news about the apparent likely demise of BHS is being touted by many as another example of a much-loved high street name failing to adapt with the times.

Sunday, April 24, 2016
Iain Duncan Smith launches the regional Vote Leave campaign - but has the referendum sucked the life out of this year's local elections?

I’ve been covering elections for years, no decades, and I cannot remember a May campaign that has felt quite so flat as this one.

Monday, April 18, 2016
Local election count at Corn exchange Ipswich

Ipswich is the only Suffolk council to have widespread elections on May 5 – although the whole county will be able to vote in the Police and Crime Commissioner elections.

Thursday, April 14, 2016
Engineers will be carrying out more work on the main line over the bank holiday.

So after 10 weekends of disruption we can finally start thinking of travelling to London by train at the weekend again, writes Paul Geater.

Thursday, April 7, 2016
Would homes on this field on the opposite side of East Bergholt to Flatford really destroy the village's character?

After the fracas in Framlingham over plans to build new homes in the town, there is a similar battle shaping up in East Bergholt, writes Paul Geater.

Thursday, March 31, 2016
The Cornhill has evolved over the years - in 1951 there was a car park in front of the Town Hall.

I make absolutely no apologies for being enthusiastic about the planned redesign of Ipswich Cornhill and about expressing my delight that the New Anglia LEP has found the remaining money so the £3.3m project can go ahead.

Thursday, March 24, 2016
Fire Cuts protest outside Endeavour House in Ipswich - but would a vote against the cuts at the county council have made any difference?

The resignation of Dr Alan Murray from Suffolk County Council hardly ranks alongside the departure of Iain Duncan Smith in the list of political earthquakes, but it does help to once again destabilise the Tory administration at Endeavour House.

Friday, March 18, 2016
County council leader Colin Noble. Will his authority have a long-term future under devolution?

The news that East Anglia is to get a directly-elected mayor introduces yet another level of government for the voters of the region.

Thursday, March 17, 2016
Prime Minister David Cameron speaks to workers during a visit to Felixstowe Port in Suffolk. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday March 15, 2016. Cameron has warned that Britain has

Any doubt there might have been about the importance of this region in the national debate over the future of Britain in Europe was dispelled when David Cameron breezed into Felixstowe Port on Tuesday for his second campaign trip to Suffolk since the launch of the referendum campaign.

Liz Nice - Opinion

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
1971 - when fans could still stand at Portman Road

I was hugely irritated by a young woman on the radio the other day talking about how much ‘fun’ it would be to bring back standing at football matches, writes columnist Liz Nice.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

It’s hard to feel helpless, but that seems to be the theme of this week.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
It was this week claimed that women in full-time employment will effectively work for nothing from now until the new year as a result of the gender pay gap.  Photo: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

There was a bit of a brouhaha this week after Mick McCarthy told his star striker, Daryl Murphy, who scored a hat trick at Rotherham at the weekend after a long dry spell, to ‘leave your sister at home’ in future.

Friday, October 30, 2015
Stella Creasy had to stop the tampon tax debate

The ‘F’ word still seems to bother people, doesn’t it? writes Liz Nice.

Thursday, October 1, 2015
A vintage Ferguson tractor in action at the Museum of East Anglian in Stowmarket

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.

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