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The launch of a campaign for better mobile phone signal in Boxford and South Suffolk with MP James Cartlidge.

Improving mobile phone signals in rural Suffolk could be a matter of “life and death”.

Yesterday, 15:01
Shadow housing minister Emma Reynolds  visited Bader Close council house scheme in Ipswich with local Labour party officials. L-R John Mowles, David Ellesmere, Emma Reynolds MP, Chris Thorogood (site manager).

The final part of our housing investigation looks at possible solutions to the shortage in affordable homes.

Yesterday, 10:31
Ipswich Hospital.

Ipswich Hospital is joining forces with Suffolk County Council to develop the hospital site for the future.

Yesterday, 06:30
Conservative MP Jo Churchill holds baby Sarah* during a visit to the Kara Tepe refugee camp in Lesvos, Greece.

As world leaders met in Westminster to discuss the Syrian crisis, political editor Annabelle Dickson spoke to Bury St Edmunds MP Jo Churchill who has just returned from the Greek island of Lesbos - a gateway for many of the refugees of the conflict.

Dr Dan Poulter speaking in Parliament

Energy giant E.ON and pensioner charity Age UK have a “moral obligation” to recompense energy users who appear to have paid hundreds of pounds too much last year, a Suffolk MP has said.

Thu, 11:54
A shortage of housing is said to have caused prices to rise

Yesterday, we looked at the growing gap between earnings and house prices and the difficulties faced by first time buyers, today’s housing feature looks at the cause of the housing crisis.

Thu, 10:24
Firefighters and emergency services at the scene of the Sudbury town centre blaze last September

Almost 2,500 people in Sudbury have sent a resounding message to the county council to leave their local fire station alone.

County councillors will set their budget next Thursday.

Spend cash held in reserves and save our services – that is the call from the opposition Labour group at Suffolk County Council.

Wed, 14:14
The rescued muntjac prepares for her trip to Norfolk.

A female muntjac deer is now being treated by wildlife experts after being found injured in a garden near the town centre.

Paul Geater - Opinion

Thu, 10:00
Framlingham

This week’s figures about the failure of developers to build enough new homes across Suffolk show just how serious the position is for people trying to find somewhere to live in the county.

Thursday, January 28, 2016
High quality parking in Bury St Edmunds helps to attract shoppers.

This week’s survey by the Ipswich Society showing that the town’s parking charges offer relatively good value has re-ignited the debate on the importance of offering the right deals to potential shoppers.

Thursday, January 21, 2016
Ben Gummer held his seat with an increased majority - despite what the polls and bookies said. Only our own survey got the result right!

This week’s publication of a report into why the opinion polls got things so wrong in the run-up to the general election didn’t come as a huge surprise to me – and didn’t look like rocket science.

Monday, January 18, 2016
Conservative candidate Ben Gummer out on the campaign trail with supporters along the waterfront in Ipswich. The Tories' message went down well across the country among floating voters.

A year ago we knew a General Election was on the cards – but the result was still very unclear and few people were prepared to stick their head above the parapet and predict victory for one side or the other, writes Paul Geater.

Thursday, January 14, 2016
Ipswich council has built new homes in Bader Close - but is the government being serious in its attempts to improve the nation's homes?

Housing is a subject that terrifies many politicians because the numbers involved in any meaningful investment are so astronomical.

Thursday, January 7, 2016
Overhead line work at Romford, near Shenfield.

We’ve heard for years that the rail infrastructure in East Anglia is past its sell-by date – that there hasn’t been major work on the route since the 50s.

Thursday, December 31, 2015
It's time hunt supporters accepted the facts of life about their pastime.

You always get hunting stories in newspapers and on television news reports at this time of the year – largely because the Boxing Day Meet is always something that news editors can rely upon when there often isn’t much else happening.

Thursday, December 24, 2015
Top of the tree - Dr Poulter's card.

One feature of the festive season for all us political hacks is the collection of Christmas cards we get from MPs and council leaders vying for our attention.

Thursday, December 24, 2015
Paul Geater in his Christmas jumper

Twice a year there are meetings between Suffolk MPs and the county council’s cabinet to discuss issues of concern – and this winter’s meeting coincided with Christmas Sweater Day last week.

Liz Nice - Opinion

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
1971 - when fans could still stand at Portman Road

I was hugely irritated by a young woman on the radio the other day talking about how much ‘fun’ it would be to bring back standing at football matches, writes columnist Liz Nice.

Thursday, November 19, 2015
Former

It’s hard to feel helpless, but that seems to be the theme of this week.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
It was this week claimed that women in full-time employment will effectively work for nothing from now until the new year as a result of the gender pay gap.  Photo: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

There was a bit of a brouhaha this week after Mick McCarthy told his star striker, Daryl Murphy, who scored a hat trick at Rotherham at the weekend after a long dry spell, to ‘leave your sister at home’ in future.

Friday, October 30, 2015
Stella Creasy had to stop the tampon tax debate

The ‘F’ word still seems to bother people, doesn’t it? writes Liz Nice.

Thursday, October 1, 2015
A vintage Ferguson tractor in action at the Museum of East Anglian in Stowmarket

I’ve been doing the museum trail again this year as a judge in the annual Suffolk Museum of the Year competition, and once again it has been a rewarding and humbling experience.

Thursday, September 24, 2015
What is Tony Blair's legacy?

Unfortunately, when we die, we don’t get to choose how we are remembered, writes Liz Nice.

Thursday, September 17, 2015
Jeremy Corbyn (left) prepares to take to the stage after he was announced as the Labour Party's new leader at a special conference at the QEII Centre in London, as (right to left) Andy Burnham, Harriet Harman and Sadiq Khan applaud. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday September 12, 2015. See PA story POLITICS Labour. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

I was reprimanded this week by a man writing in telling me to grow up.

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