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More than 20 level crossings across Suffolk could be closed or modified to improve safety, efficiency and reliability on the county’s train lines.

More than one child is exploited in Suffolk every day, new figures have revealed, but a charity boss has warned this is “just the tip of the iceberg”.

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) stressed the “crucial role” of UK food production post-Brexit at a meeting with environment secretary Andrea Leadsom and farming minister George Eustice on Thursday.

Yesterday, 15:22

There have been calls for common sense over a series of partial road closures around Stowmarket, which are causing congestion on several main roads.

Yesterday, 12:00

You could be forgiven for thinking there was some sort of carriageway cryptology going on in Boxford at the moment – with drivers facing messages like ‘S’ and ‘7’ when they arrive in the picturesque Suffolk village.

Thu, 18:45

By strange and unhappy coincidence, I was going to write this week about terrorism, writes MP for Ipswich, Ben Gummer in the wake of the Westminster attacks.

Thu, 16:25

Suffolk’s senior Bishop has spoken out in the wake of this week’s terrorist attack in Westminster.

Thu, 14:30

James Cleverly paid an emotional tribute to his friend PC Keith Palmer who was killed in the grounds of Houses of Parliament and made a call for posthumous recognition.

Thu, 13:39

Ipswich mayor Roger Fern has sent a message of support to his opposite number in London to express the council’s condolences after Wednesday’s terrorist attack in Westminster.

Paul Geater - Opinion

Thu, 06:00

The county council election campaigns in the region – and across the country – start today. But I’m not sure any politicians are really facing up to the biggest issue they face.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

The campaigns for the 2017 county council elections are about to get under way – and look certain to be hard-fought as every party has something to prove.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Two by-elections in other parts of the country might normally just be seen as a spectator sport for those interested in politics in East Anglia, writes Paul Geater.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

For as long as I’ve been covering developments in Suffolk – and that extends to decades rather than years – there has been a perceived conflict between out of town retail parks and traditional town centres.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Have you ever stopped to think what the long-term future holds for Ipswich and Suffolk? writes Paul Geater.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

For many of the councillors who gather in Endeavour House for today’s budget discussions this is THE meeting that they believe will set the tone for the next four years at Suffolk County Council, writes Paul Geater.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

For most of my life I’ve been a supporter of nuclear power as a reliable green alternative to shoving carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, writes Paul Geater.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Last year’s failure by Ipswich Museum to obtain the National Lottery funding it was seeking for a major upgrade was a shattering loss for the town.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Suffolk County Council’s publication of possible routes for a northern by-pass for Ipswich does take the project forward – but there is a very long way to go before any new road is built, writes Paul Geater.

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