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Wed, 19:54

Six years after residents of south Suffolk rejected proposals to merger Babergh council with neighbouring Mid Suffolk, council leaders are preparing a new bid to link the authorities.

Wed, 16:23

A fundraiser from Ipswich delivering charity raffle prizes in Felixstowe at the weekend was shocked to discover he had been issued a parking ticket when briefly away from his car.

Wed, 06:00

Drivers caught illegally using bus lanes and bus gates in Colchester may be fined in future as council bosses pledge to get tougher on motorists breaking the rules.

Tue, 20:37

A reformed jihadist from Ipswich and a former English Defence League member from Lowestoft have become best friends in their quest to combat extremism.

Mon, 12:20

Residents, visitors and shoppers have been having their say on the future of Bury St Edmunds as the half-way point of the consultation on the town’s draft masterplan approaches.

Mon, 11:23

Roads chiefs in Suffolk have dropped the traditional signs warning drivers: “Cats eyes removed” after claims they could be mistaken as animal cruelty.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

One of the youngest candidates ever to stand in Ipswich is hoping to cause a major surprise in next month’s county council by-election in the St John’s Division.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

The rebirth of Anglia Retail Park on the north west corner of Ipswich has brought new jobs to the area and boosted shopping choices for local residents said local MP Dr Dan Poulter.

Friday, August 11, 2017

CThe consultation on the creation of a single council for west Suffolk - a propoal that could save £800,000 - finishes at the end of this month.

Paul Geater - Opinion

Yesterday, 05:47

Over the last week there’s been a fresh debate about the impact that out-of-town shopping centres have on our traditional towns.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

The work done by Ipswich councillor Colin Smart to highlight the problem with roads in his ward in the town is really to be commended.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Ipswich council’s decision to fully-fund the town centre free shuttle bus running between Russell Road and the town centre for three hours a day over the lunchtime period has clearly gone down well with many.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

The last few weeks have seen a succession of controversies at Suffolk County Council over the level of pay for senior people at Endeavour House.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

If you look at our towns, and villages for that matter, you will see that in many cases their character is made up by buildings of a mixture of generations.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

I am becoming increasingly confident that Ipswich will be getting a new northern bypass – and that it could take much less than the 15 years suggested to see work under way on the project.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

After Framlingham, East Bergholt, Brantham, Fressingfield and Shotley, there is now another flashpoint in the battle over new rural homes – in the picture postcard village of Kersey

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The future of the Upper Orwell Crossing has rapidly become the first major flashpoint of the new political dynamic in Ipswich since the election of Sandy Martin as MP two weeks ago.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

It feels as if the world has been rather stood on its head over the last seven days, following the indecisive result in the 2017 General Election, writes Paul Geater.

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