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Yesterday, 15:31

Essex County Council (ECC) has been slapped with two notices of concern from a government agency for an “inadequate” Ofsted inspection and its apprenticeship achievement rates.

Yesterday, 11:25

Public loos in Essex are to be saved from going down the pan by a music therapist who hopes to transform them into a recording studio.

Yesterday, 16:17

It’s the project that has limped on much longer than originally planned – but the final piece of work that was originally part of the Travel Ipswich scheme should be completed by mid-May.

Yesterday, 15:16

Charges to bury children in Colchester are to be waived by the borough council.

Yesterday, 09:56

Seemingly never-ending roadworks which have snarled up Stowmarket for more than half a year are set to labour on for at least another two months.

Wed, 23:35

Jeff Bray will stand for UKIP in the Clacton seat being vacated by Douglas Carswell.

Wed, 19:00

Work to restore the Broomhill lido in Ipswich are set to take a significant step forward as new operators Fusion Lifestyle put the final touches to their application for millions of pounds of National Lottery funding.

Wed, 19:00

Broomhill pool was opened in 1938 and for 65 summers was a popular attraction for Ipswich swimmers – especially youngsters attracted their on hot days.

Wed, 18:51

As the prospect of Suffolk losing a key slice of Constable country to Essex rears its head, the chief executive of the council under threat has intervened.

Paul Geater - Opinion

Yesterday, 06:00

It’s been a funny old start to the 2017 General Election campaign after Theresa May’s shock announcement just over a week ago

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Political analysts in London and in the major cities of the Midlands and the North of England are already describing the 2017 poll as the “Brexit Election” – but in this part of the world it is likely to be about many other issues, writes Paul Geater.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

After my stunning success in predicting last year’s big polls (I put money on a remain victory in the referendum and was sure Hillary Clinton would win the presidency) I was determined to give up my crystal ball. Writes Paul Geater

Thursday, April 6, 2017

This week we had the publication of a new report by the British Heart Foundation saying that about 40% of people in Britain are putting their long-term health at risk by physical inactivity, writes Paul Geater.

Monday, April 3, 2017

During my lifetime there seem to have been several revolutions in television-watching behaviour – but I do wonder if we are now in the middle of the biggest hiatus of all for the industry.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

I live about two miles from our office in Portman Road, and in November last year I started walking to work, writes Paul Geater.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

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.

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