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Yesterday, 17:45

A 20-year campaign to breathe new life into the Woodbridge Waterfront reach an important milestone on Saturday, as town officials opened the new and improved Longshed building.

Yesterday, 15:09

A number of councillors have expressed concerns at the news that senior staff at West Suffolk Councils could see their salaries soar.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Residents have until the end of April to have their say on proposed changes to ward boundaries across two Suffolk district councils.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Tributes have been paid to a greatly admired and long-standing Suffolk politican who passed away last week aged 63.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Plans to develop a 59-cabin holiday park on a former quarry in Wenhaston have been deferred until a planning committee has visited the site.

Friday, April 20, 2018

The East of England Ambulance Service answered 3,200 calls per day over the winter period, new data shows.

Friday, April 20, 2018

A popular Essex pub and part-time social hub which was saved by the local community has opened a brand new library service.

Friday, April 20, 2018

A full business case for a northern bypass will be tabled by the end of the year it has been revealed, as transport secretary Chris Grayling has said that some improvements in the area will “have to happen”.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Candidates were announced today for an east Suffolk by-election – after four people secured nominations.

Paul Geater - Opinion

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Back in the early 1960s as a very small boy, one of my pleasures in life was being taken on a train trip from our home in Saxmundham to our relations’ home in Leiston.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

When county council leader Colin Noble dropped his bombshell that he had commissioned a report looking at the future of local government in Suffolk, he must have known he was letting off a firecracker in the world of the county’s public sector.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Easter has come and gone and suddenly we are caught up in the election season (well, those of us lucky enough to live in Ipswich or Colchester are).

Thursday, March 29, 2018

One of the great things about democracy is that every so often it can conspire to give us a result no-one could have predicted and that politicians have to then take, read, inwardly digest and learn important lessons from.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

With all the concern about local government finances circulating again, it was perhaps inevitable that the question of a unitary government for Suffolk would appear on the political agenda again.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

After the battering they’ve received in the last few months, Suffolk’s roads are a real mess.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Over the last decade local councils have been really hammered by governments wedded to the notion that austerity is the solution to all our economic ills.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Us Brits love talking and reading about the weather. When there’s a lot of snow, or when storms bring high winds, everyone in an area tends to be affected.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

In case you’ve missed my columns of the last few weeks, I’m in favour of the changes that are currently under way at the Cornhill in Ipswich – and I feel many of the critics are misinformed and should have raised their objections years ago.

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