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A120 at Marks Tey

The A120 could join the A12 at Rivenhall or Kelvedon instead of Marks Tey as potential routes for the new dualled road are revealed.

Yesterday, 06:00
Suffolk County Council wants to see more investment from Network Rail.

Get on with improvements to the tracks in East Anglia – that’s the blunt message from Suffolk County Council to Network Rail after the start of Abellio’s new rail franchise.

Thu, 19:00
Strikes bowling alley in Sudbury could be demolished and replaced with seven smaller industrial units

Concerns have been raised about plans to demolish one of the only leisure facilities for young people in Sudbury.

Thu, 17:41
County Councillor Helen Armitage.

A proposal to offer some children “short breaks” away from their families as an alternative to being put into care has received unanimous backing from the county council.

Thu, 12:00
Bentwaters owner Sarah Brown (right) speaking with industry insiders at the Screen Suffolk launch in London

The Screen Suffolk deal which aims to bring film and TV productions to the county was officially launched at an exhibition in London on Tuesday night.

Thu, 10:00
Dennis Willetts.

Nearly half of Colchester’s council has opposed plans to build more than 16,000 homes in a garden village earmarked for West Tey, the town’s Tory leader has said.

Thu, 09:32
St Clements Hospital site, Ipswich

Work on one of the biggest new housing developments in Ipswich for years – creating more than 200 new homes – could get under way early next year.

Thu, 09:00
Endeavour House

Suffolk children at risk of being taken into care could be offered “short breaks” away from their families to avoid more costly and disruptive long-term solutions.

Wed, 20:14
Shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer speaks in the House of Commons, London

MPs signalled they would back Theresa May’s timetable to leave the European Union after a last minute concession that she would publish her plan for Brexit first.

Paul Geater - Opinion

Thu, 10:00
Ipswich Park and Ride. Martlesham.

When I first heard about the new deal negotiated between Suffolk County Council and First Buses to provide a Park and Ride service for the town at no cost, I thought it sounded very good indeed writes Paul Geater.

Thursday, December 1, 2016
Ipswich town centre.

I’m told I’m something of a rarity because I’m a man who actually likes going into shops – so this time of the year doesn’t fill me with as much horror as it does some, writes Paul Geater.

Thursday, November 24, 2016
Traffic chaos on Colchester Road in Ipswich due to the closure of the Orwell Bridge.

There are two things that are certain when the Orwell Bridge is closed for some reason, writes Paul Geater.

Thursday, November 17, 2016
Greg James with Pudsey preparing for Children in Need.

Tomorrow night is the BBC’s big Children in Need extravaganza that millions of people will be watching and donating money to, writes Paul Geater.

Thursday, November 10, 2016
Marks and Spencer in Westgate Street, Ipswich

The face of our high streets is changing – and retailers need to recognise this and adapt to survive, writes Paul Geater in light of the announcements by Marks & Spencer this week.

Thursday, November 3, 2016
The A12 as it approaches the Copdock roundabout.

The A12 is a vital link for our region to London, especially the section of the road owned and managed by Highways England that runs from the Copdock Mill interchange to the M25, writes Paul Geater.

Thursday, October 27, 2016
An artist's impression of one of the new Bombardier trains that will operate services in East Anglia from 2020.

These are, undoubtedly, exciting times for the East Anglian rail industry, writes Paul Geater.

Thursday, October 20, 2016
The Lower Brook Street newsroom in the late 1980s with Paul Geater sitting opposite current EADT editor Terry Hunt and current Bury Mercury editor Russell Cook in the foreground.

Today I’m spending my last day at my desk in our Lower Brook Street offices more than 34 years after I first walked into the newsroom as a junior reporter, writes Paul Geater.

Thursday, October 13, 2016
We might have enjoyed some of the 1970s (like 1978) but would anyone really want to go back to that decade?

At school, history was my favourite subject, writes Paul Geater. My family have had membership of the National Trust for more than 30 years and I love the music and films that I grew up with.

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