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Foodbanks across the region are preparing for a “record-breaking” holiday season – with volunteers warning Universal Credit has sparked a leap in demand from people living below the breadline.

Opposition councillors at Suffolk County Council have raised fresh questions over the council’s ‘Greenest County’ claim, after it has emerged its new energy deal relies 100% on nuclear power.

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A controversial new scheme to crack down on “filthy” conditions is being launched in Colchester – with council chiefs employing ‘litter police’ to patrol the streets.

Supermarkets in the UK should not import food produced unethically by workers subjected to slave-like conditions, Ipswich’s MP has said during a parliamentary debate.

05:30

Pension changes could have a ‘catastrophic’ effect on policing Suffolk, risking almost 100 jobs and curbing recruitment, according to the chief constable.

Yesterday, 07:30

Villagers in Woolpit are “furious” plans for a housing development they feel would harm the medieval centre have been allowed at appeal - and many lay the blame with the district council.

Yesterday, 10:00

Television chef and majority Norwich City shareholder Delia Smith spoke out against Brexit during the People’s Vote march in London.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

A sudden decision to change who provides vital support for benefit claimants has been criticised.

Friday, October 19, 2018

People have been urged to “keep calm and carry on” by Suffolk’s Conservatives amid fears the impact a no-deal Brexit could have on the county’s business and economy.

Paul Geater - Opinion

Yesterday, 07:30

Anyone who has read my columns or seen my tweets over the last two and a half years will be under no doubt that I don’t like the idea of Brexit.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

One of the attractive characteristics of many people in Suffolk is the way they see the county in a slightly understated way – they may know it’s a special place but they’re not sure they should shout about it.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Ipswich council made almost £700,000 from illegally parked cars in the town over the last year. Their parking control staff deserve to be congratulated – let’s see if they can push the figure up to £1m this year!

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Mamma Mia, Theresa, What’s the name of the game? Did the Prime Minister meet her Waterloo at the party conference – or will voters take a chance on her again?

Thursday, October 4, 2018

So the Upper Orwell Crossing has a stay of execution until December – but I haven’t yet come across anyone who, in their heart of hearts, believes that the project isn’t doomed.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

As newly-selected Ipswich candidate Tom Hunt joins thousands of other Tories at this week’s party conference, I hope he enjoys himself – because he’s got a heck of a lot to do over the next few years.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Tonight Ipswich’s Conservative Association is choosing its new parliamentary candidate to fight Sandy Martin at the next general election.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

This weekend sees the party conference season move up a gear with the start of the Labour Conference in Liverpool – an event that politicos across the country will be watching closely.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Anyone who regularly visits Ipswich town centre can see the progress being made at the Cornhill.

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