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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.

An 88-year-old man who died following a road collision in Barton Mills has been formally named as former referee Charles McCulloch, of Seymore Street, Cambridge.

Campaigners are preparing for a big battle with the government to try to get funding for a major upgrade on one of the most important rail junctions in Suffolk.

A man aged in his 80s has become the 18th person to be killed on Suffolk’s roads this year following an accident on the A11 at Barton Mills on Saturday.

More than 1,000 rail users have been given the chance to comment on proposals for new trains for the Greater Anglia franchise.

Highways officials have submitted a bid for funding for £5.36million improvements to the A140 near Eye Airfield to cut congestion and make the road safer.

New Ipswich MP Sandy Martin is to ask the Department for Transport to look again at the proposals for a large new bridge between Wherstead Road and Cliff Quay.

The long-running campaign for a major bypass in east Suffolk has been boosted by welcome reports of a substantial financial offer.

East Anglian firms are to help advance development in low-carbon and driverless technologies after receiving millions of pounds in government grants.

The campaign to get major investment in largest road in Suffolk has taken a major step forward with the publication of a report showing how road improvements would pay for themselves many times over.

Eyes tests for motorists

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Department for Transport figures revealed that “uncorrected, defective eyesight” was a contributory factor in 232 reported injury-causing road accidents in 2015, 10 of them fatal.

Complaints to police about the misuse of drones have taken off over the last three years with one incident involving drugs being flown over the grounds of a prison.

Rail company Greater Anglia has published artists’ mock-ups of the new trains that are due to revolutionise services in the region over the next three years.

At “long last” traffic lights are set to be installed at a busy accident blackspot on the A11.

East Anglian commuters could benefit from safer and quicker journeys from a £400,000 project which could see traffic lights installed at the notorious Fiveways roundabout on the A11.

Roads across Suffolk – and especially in Ipswich – are set to get a share of a £40m fund to ease the worst junctions.

Reported accidents on the A120 between Braintree and Marks Tey have cost the economy more than £18million over a seven-year period, according to new figures released today.

Weight regulation

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Farmers’ leaders have expressed disappointment after the Department for Transport (DfT) decided to halt increases to tractor and trailer weight regulation.

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