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Braintree’s new MP James Cleverly is not new to politics. He has been stalking the corridors of London’s City Hall for years.

Mon, 20:00
Haverhill High Street

A vision for Haverhill town centre will move a step
nearer this week when it is presented to cabinet members at St Edmundsbury Borough Council.

St Edmundsbury and Forest Heath councils have been urged to fine irresponsible dog owners for not picking up after their pets

St Edmundsbury and Forest Heath councils have been criticised after it was revealed neither has issued a fine for dog fouling over the last three years.

Mon, 00:00
Mark Bee, foreground with Bill Murphy from BT and Waveney MP Peter Aldous at one of the upgraded broadband boxes.

Moves to improve infrastructure in the north of Suffolk have been given a boost with the appointment of former county council leader Mark Bee to a major new role.

Friday, May 22, 2015
The new Leader of Suffolk County Council Colin Noble (left) and Deputy Leader Christopher outside Endeavour House.

Suffolk County Council’s new leader Colin Noble has given his deputy the job of looking after Ipswich’s interests in the new cabinet.

Friday, May 22, 2015
New year honours list. 
Sir Bob Russell MP. 

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Former Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell has called for polling day to be moved to the weekend.

Thursday, May 21, 2015
The new Leader of Suffolk County Council Colin Noble at Endeavour House in Ipswich..

Suffolk County Council has a new leader after the ruling Conservative group at Endeavour House voted unanimously to elect Colin Noble to head the authority.

Thursday, May 21, 2015
L to R: Imogen White, Matthew Austin, Joanna Hodgson, Cllr Malcolm Buckley, Chloe White, Sana Hanif

Youth leaders in Essex are encouraging schools to do their bit for the environment by signing up to their Green Pledge Award scheme.

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Bury Council Building Angel Hill.

The new chairman of Bury Town Council has said he intends to make the authority relevant after claiming it has done “almost nothing” for the last few years.

Paul Geater - Opinion

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Ipswich Labour candidate David Ellesmere this week came up with a very honest and courageous admission about why his party did so badly in the general election.

Thursday, May 14, 2015
Ipswich town centre needs a reboot - whether people whinge about it or not!

I’m sure there will be the usual army of miseries who will have already taken to the comments section of our websites to complain about Ipswich Central’s proposals to turn the town around.

Saturday, May 9, 2015
Despite Ed Miliband's visit to Ipswich, the Labour campaign in the town was a disaster.

For weeks the polls have been telling us that the election was too close to call, and that we’d have weeks of haggling before a new government could be formed.

Thursday, May 7, 2015
Will you be able to stay awake for the Ipswich result?

This is the sixth general election that I’ve covered in Ipswich, writes Paul Geater.

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Jeremy Hunt with Ben Gummer at Ipswich Hospital.

As I approach the home straight of my sixth general election campaign, I really should be getting used to being treated like dirt by top politicians and their staff.

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Labour MP Caroline Flint and Labour candidate David Ellesmere head out door knocking around the Prince of Wales Drive area of Ipswich - but has the campaign changed many minds?

Like most other political geeks, I’ve been trying to work out what is happening during the campaign over the last week or so – and I have to say that so far it’s not a lot.

Thursday, April 9, 2015
The Conservatives who voted in the election for Colin Noble and Christopher Hudson at Suffolk County Council must be prepared to reveal who they suppported.

Just who do those running the Conservative group at Suffolk County Council think they are?

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Mark Beee found it impossible to continue as council leader despite the support of many Conservative politicians.

Mark Bee’s decision not to stand for re-election as leader of the Conservative group at Suffolk County Council will come as a shock to many people – especially those outside the cosy political world of Endeavour House.

Thursday, March 26, 2015
A crossing over the Wet Dock lock gates could ease congestion.

I learned many years ago not to take any budget at face value while it is being delivered by whoever is the Chancellor of the Exchequer of the day.

Liz Nice - Opinion

Friday, March 13, 2015

The student sat at the back of the classroom. After what I hoped was an enjoyable, engaging GCSE lesson, I set a writing task to be done in 20 minutes.

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Will you be wearing your poppy with pride?

Liz Nice looks at the debate over wearing a poppy in the build up to Remembrance Sunday.

Monday, September 8, 2014
Kate and William on their wedding day

Well congrats to William and Kate, writes mother-of-two Liz Nice.

Friday, August 22, 2014
Liz Nice

Liz Nice on ice bucket craze and James Foley

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Norwich City goalkeeper Bryan Gunn distraught after Robert Ullathorne's back pass bobbled over his foot and into the net against Ipswich in April 1996

In the first of our articles in the build-up to this weekend’s first Anglian derby game since 2011, Liz Nice looks back at her derby day memories - and one legendary air-kick.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Students should be in the classroom, not on the beach says Geoff Barton

Tough new anti-truancy rules proposed by Suffolk County Council could see families fined £120 if their child misses one day of school.

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