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A row over “unjust” planning decisions has broken out in Bury St Edmunds, after 29 homes, built in the town centre without a single parking spot, caused “havoc”.

Women urged to use their vote

Women from a wide range of backgrounds are encouraging others in Bury St Edmunds to stand up and be counted in the forthcoming general election.

Mid Suffolk District Council in Needham Market.

People living in Mid Suffolk will now pay about 5p a week more in their council tax bills.

Yesterday, 09:00
The  Life Women's Tour of Britain Stage 3 Clacton finish   
Stage winner Marianne Vos who also won The Yodel and Yellow jersey

An independent report into the impact of the Friends Life Women’s Tour cycle race last year has found the event boosted the Tendring district economy by almost £600,000.

Yesterday, 08:30
View over Sudbury showing the area that could be used for the bypass

A bypass is the “key to prosperity in Sudbury”, it has been claimed, but so far the route has not been included in an official blueprint mapping out the future of the area over the next 20 years.

Tue, 18:06
Suffolk’s Year of Cycling launch event at the Apex, Bury St Edmunds. No names.

‘Get on your bike and get riding’ was the message sent out to the people of Suffolk at today’s launch of the county’s Year of Cycling.

Tue, 12:00
Mid Suffolk District Council in Needham Market.

Babergh and Mid Suffolk councils are in the early stages of seeking opinions about a document that will form the final
part of a blueprint for the area over the next two decades.

Tue, 11:38
Old buildings on Ipswich Waterfront are to be redeveloped.

Hopes are rising that work could start on a new development on the most prominent derelict site on Ipswich Waterfront.

Tue, 11:00
Residents have protested over the plans

Revised plans for a housing development in the village of West Row are expected to reveal a smaller scheme in response to people’s concerns.

Paul Geater - Opinion


In his latest visit to the region this week, David Cameron focussed on housing and the perceived desire of most people to get on the housing ladder.

Thursday, February 26, 2015
Prime Minister David Cameron speaks with Saga Magazine readers.

Health warning: The following column is highly likely to get a few people hot under the collar. You have been warned! Here goes...light blue touchpaper and retreat to safe distance... Now, where’s that tin hat?

Thursday, February 19, 2015
Prime Minister David Cameron makes a speech at Ransomes Jacobsen in Ipswich about emloyment levels in the country. Photograph Simoin Parker

What does Prime Minister David Cameron find so appealing about this part of the country? He’s turning up here with incredible regularity.

Thursday, February 12, 2015
Bury town centre on market day. Abbeygate Street.

The debate about why people like Bury as a shopping centre more than Ipswich has certainly prompted a great deal of comments online, most of which have been well-argued and actually looked at the issues.

Thursday, February 5, 2015
Ipswich Academy - new buildings and structures do not guarantee better results.

I woke up the day after the prime minister’s speech on education this week with a huge sigh of relief that I don’t have to worry about my children’s schooling any more.

Thursday, January 29, 2015
David Ellesmere

It is fantastic news for Ipswich that the borough council is planning to rebuild the Crown Car Park, which had to be demolished in 2009 because of long-term problems with concrete cancer.

Friday, January 23, 2015
David Cameron at Ransomes Jacobsen

David Cameron’s decision to come to Ipswich to launch his party’s employment policy in the run-up to the General Election campaign was a huge coup for sitting MP Ben Gummer.

Thursday, January 15, 2015
Ipswich was busy over the Christmas period.

The news that Gap is closing its store in Westgate Street is a blow for Ipswich town centre – but if we end up getting an expanded and refurbished Primark store expanding into its premises many shoppers in the town will be delighted.

Thursday, January 1, 2015
Ben Gummer beat Chris Mole (right) in 2010 - but can he repeat the trick in May?

If I had a pound for everyone who told me that May’s general election is too difficult to predict, I’d be a rich man – because five months out the election result looks very much up in the air.

Liz Nice - Opinion

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Liz Nice looks at the debate over wearing a poppy in the build up to Remembrance Sunday.

Monday, September 8, 2014
Kate and William on their wedding day

Well congrats to William and Kate, writes mother-of-two Liz Nice.

Friday, August 22, 2014
Liz Nice

Liz Nice on ice bucket craze and James Foley

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Norwich City goalkeeper Bryan Gunn distraught after Robert Ullathorne's back pass bobbled over his foot and into the net against Ipswich in April 1996

In the first of our articles in the build-up to this weekend’s first Anglian derby game since 2011, Liz Nice looks back at her derby day memories - and one legendary air-kick.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Students should be in the classroom, not on the beach says Geoff Barton

Tough new anti-truancy rules proposed by Suffolk County Council could see families fined £120 if their child misses one day of school.

Monday, April 28, 2014
Lord Norman Tebbit is pictured at his home in Bury talking with Liz Nice.

Lord Tebbit and his wife, Lady Margaret, moved to Bury St Edmunds five years ago from West Sussex, although they had no family or friends here nor any connection with the town. Liz Nice wonders if she knows the true reason...

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Easter eggs - Liz Nice struggled to find any

Liz Nice comes to the conclusion a fruitless hunt for Easter eggs is nothing more than a First World problem.

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