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Developers behind plans to build 290 homes in Rendlesham which were dismissed by Suffolk Coastal as “predatory” have appealed the decision.

A new service station with drive-through restaurants and a coffee shop could soon be built on a former motocross track off the A14 at Sproughton.

Suffolk Trading Standards has reported a spate of scam calls in Felixstowe and Suffolk with people pretending to be from BT.

Yesterday, 12:19

The founder of an Essex weapons awareness charity says a government grant award of nearly £30,000 is “a massive boost” in the organisation’s fight against knife crime.

Yesterday, 08:29

The construction of the new Hadleigh swimming pool could start in the new year according to South Suffolk Leisure (SSL).

Thu, 12:19

Mid Suffolk Council has bought 100 acres of development land next to the A14 just outside Stowmarket to develop as a new business centre linked to Felixstowe port.

Work has begun on two new occupiers filling an empty store in Beardmore Park – but mystery still surrounds one of the new companies.

Community leaders in south east Ipswich have pledged more cash for community groups in the Nacton estate, following community concerns in the wake of Tavis Spencer-Aitkens’ death.

A vision to restore Shotley Pier to its former glory is set to be decided next week – with proposals recommended to be given the go ahead despite community concerns.

Paul Geater - Opinion

Thu, 06:00

There is a common misconception about elections in this country (and I suspect in most other democracies).

Thursday, August 9, 2018

The news that the construction of the Upper Orwell Crossing in Ipswich is “under review” by an independent consultant working for Suffolk County Council is likely to spell the death-knell for this exciting project.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Some readers may have noticed I haven’t been exactly prolific for the last few weeks. There’s a simple answer to that – for the last couple of months I’ve been recovering after a major operation.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

During a week like this, I really couldn’t resist a further comment on the extraordinary summer we have been “enjoying” as the Summer of 1976 has given us a full re-run.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

The results of our survey into what people thought of this part of the world that we published earlier this week were illuminating – but hardly a major surprise.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

New county council leader Matthew Hicks and his cabinet have been in control at Endeavour House for a couple of months now and are starting to make their own mark on the way the authority operates.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

The fact that some pen-pushers at the Home Office decided that former Ipswich mayor Inga Lockington had not done enough to prove that she was worthy of UK citizenship came as a shock – but not a total surprise.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

The Ideas for Ipswich document produced by planning consultants Allies and Morrison is packed with ideas for the future development of the town centre.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Suffolk County Council’s new leader Matthew Hicks will be spending the next week putting the final touches to his new cabinet and his formal acceptance speech before he formally takes over the reins of power at Endeavour House.

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