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The Ministry of Defence has announced a jobs boost for Suffolk with a six-year, £48million Apache helicopter training contract.

Labour’s Sandy Martin has called the government’s £1billion deal with the Democratic Unionist Party a “bribe” and warned the money raised for the deal means Suffolk will lose out.


A campaign group against the expansion of Stansted Airport has hit out at the airport’s claim that the environment won’t be affected – and has called for an “honest” assessment into the proposals.

Yesterday, 14:03

Deborah Cadman OBE is leaving her job as chief executive of Suffolk County Council - and could be getting a £10,000 pay rise.

Yesterday, 17:08

Town hall bosses say less than 0.25% of collections have been missed and only 46 complaints received in the first week of controversial new rubbish rules.


The new relocated Red Lodge Post Office opened this week at Nisa Stores, after the old post office was forced to move due to the premises being redeveloped.

Yesterday, 10:56

Residents, businesses and local groups are being urged to help shape the future of west Suffolk and have their say on plans to create a new council.

Mon, 16:18

A family whose lives were devastated by a road accident have set up camp at a Suffolk council’s headquarters in a desperate call for help.

Mon, 14:06

All high-rise housing in Suffolk will be checked for fire risks within the next four weeks, according to Ipswich Borough Council.

Paul Geater - Opinion

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.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Just 48 hours ago he was one of the most powerful men in the British government. Now Ben Gummer’s parliamentary career has come to an abrupt end – whether temporarily or permanently. Why did he lose?

Thursday, June 8, 2017

I do like the drama you get on general election nights, so I’ve been looking forward to tonight’s results for the last few weeks.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

This week we have seen a flurry of television debates among the main parties as we approached the last seven days of the general election campaign.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

When Lord Stuart Rose described the Cornhill as “depressing” at the Beacon Town conference nearly five years ago there was a sharp intake of breath in the Corn Exchange – but deep down almost all of us there knew he was right.

Monday, May 29, 2017

After last week’s horrendous events in Manchester, the election campaign is now back at the top of the news agenda – but it would be naive to believe that the bombing is not going to affect anything.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The events of the last few days have shocked the nation and made all of us realise that however important politics are, events can be so terrible that “normal life” pales into insignificance.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

However much a general election appears to be a foregone conclusion, there is often a point during the campaign when the leading party has a “wobble” – when senior campaigners from the leading party worry that their lead is disappearing.

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