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Campaigners seeking to halt a £133m Suffolk bypass have sent objections to the government urging it to withhold approval.

Opinion: Cracking down on mindless minority

Monday, April 9, 2018

I’ve reached that age at which it’s good to be grumpy but action on two of my pet-hate motoring issues cheered me up this week – middle-lane hoggers and pavement-parkers.

From cars made of plants to a transport app which knows how you take your coffee, East Anglian companies are pushing the boundaries of transport – both public and private – to reform it for the coming decades. Bethany Whymark looks at innovative companies driving change in the industry.

Roads minister Jesse Norman is to tell Highways England to look again at the rules it sets before closing the Orwell Bridge during bad weather

Nearly a third of all bridges in Suffolk could present a high risk to public safety it has been revealed, as latest figures showed that 33% were considered to be in ‘severe’ or ‘very poor’ condition.

A record February has seen annual passenger numbers at London Stansted Airport top 26m for the first time.

Suffolk public leaders have vowed to continue lobbying for improvements to the A14, as bosses eye government funding from 2020 to tackle key pinch points.

The Department for Transport’s (DfT) refusal to approve key changes to parking enforcement powers in Suffolk for yet another 12 months has left county leaders fuming.

Two MPs from either side of the Suffolk/Essex border have linked up to ask for government support for a new rail crossing at Manningtree.

Proposals to build a new A120 dual carriageway between Braintree and the A12 in Essex have received an enthusiastic welcome from almost 100 businesses from across the area.

Proposals to build a new A120 dual carriageway between Braintree and the A12 in Essex have received an enthusiastic welcome from almost 100 businesses from across the area.

So the government backed down on its bid to extend the first MOT on cars to four years this week. That’s a victory for common sense, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

London Stansted Airport has confirmed it busiest ever calendar year, despite a dip in numbers during December following the cancellation of hundreds of flights by its biggest operator, Ryanair.

Suffolk MP Jo Churchill has been appointed a government whip during Theresa May’s reshuffle.

Suffolk County Council hopes to be able to build a new £133m dual carriageway bypass around four villages in east Suffolk in just over five years’ time.

Suffolk’s busiest roads have been included in a list of new national “Expressway” routes by the government – raising hopes that the A14 in the county could be in line for major improvements in years ahead.

A senior councillor who will decide which preferred routes for a dualled A120 are recommended to Government has pledged to take people’s views on board – but warned them it will not be an “X-Factor public vote”.

A new dual carriageway A120 across Essex is unlikely to use any of the existing route after highways chiefs recommended it is dropped from consideration.

A spate of crashes involving older motorists in Essex has prompted warnings over the dangers of driving while suffering from illness or deteriorating health.

Campaigners opposed to an increase in the cap on passengers numbers at Stansted claim that new Government forecasts for growth in air travel undermine the case for expansion put forward by the airport’s owner.

More than a dozen road improvement projects in England, including along the A12 and the M11 in Suffolk and Essex, have been delayed or face cancellation.

A record shipment for the Port of Ipswich has reaffirmed its ranking as Britain’s number one agricultural export centre.

The Port of Ipswich has hosted a visit to the town by the Department for International Trade’s Export Hub truck, part of the Government’s Exporting is GREAT campaign to promote growth in the UK.

New figures from the government’s rail watchdog has prompted fears that Greater Anglia may have paid the government too much to run trains across the region.

Members of the team leading a campaign for Government investment in improvements to the A14 in Suffolk have met with officials from Highways England the Department for Transport to highlight the impact of delays on local businesses.

Bus and train operator Go-Ahead, which employs around 400 people in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex, has reported a slump in annual profits amid continuing woe for its strike-hit Southern Railway operation.

Rising levels of harmful gases along part of Norwich Road/St Matthews Street are to result in it being registered as the fifth area of Ipswich to suffer from unacceptable pollution.

Suffolk’s community transport network – which links some of the most remote villages in the county with their nearest towns – will be retained despite a court ruling that is forcing major changes to the service.

A classic steam engine will be the star attraction at a stellar family fun day in Walton-on-the-Naze on Saturday, August 12.

British holidaymakers are facing queues of up to four hours at airports and in some cases are missing their flights as staff are forced to carry out more stringent checks due to new European Union rules.

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