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David Ellesmere

Bosses behind the development of the former Sproughton sugar beet site have confirmed it will not be used as another out-of-town retail park.

Speculation is mounting over whether free iCards issued to thousands of Ipswich youngsters over the summer holidays could be rolled out again in future years.

A 17% pay rise for Ipswich Borough Council’s chief executive has been approved this evening.

Ipswich council chief executive is set to see his salary rise by 17% if councillors agree to a new pay package at their meeting next week.

David Ellesmere’s column earlier this week on the housing crisis seems to have struck a nerve with many people – particularly his political opponents.

A new service station with drive-through restaurants and a coffee shop could soon be built on a former motocross track off the A14 at Sproughton.

Community leaders in south east Ipswich have pledged more cash for community groups in the Nacton estate, following community concerns in the wake of Tavis Spencer-Aitkens’ death.

Plans for a new free school to fill an empty department store in Ipswich have moved a step closer, as the sale of the building in Carr Street has been completed.

It’s great to see Ipswich Borough Council’s new Crown multi-storey car park open for business, writes David Ellesmere, leader of Ipswich Borough Council.

The first phase of work on a £40million scheme to develop a new business park on the edge of Ipswich has to be completed by March 2019 or the council faces financial penalties, it has emerged.

A huge question mark has been raised over the future of the Upper Orwell Crossings in Ipswich after Suffolk County Council announced it was suspending work on the project to allow its costs to be reviewed.

Ipswich’s new multi-storey Crown Car Park opens at noon on Monday – six months late – providing 541 new spaces for visitors to the town centre.

Ipswich council bosses have vowed to make the entrance to the Waterfront “something we can all be proud of” as part of its new million pound investment in the gateway.

Concerns have been raised that plans to introduce additional policing powers in Ipswich will be “criminalising behaviours that are not in themselves a crime”.

Plans to invest £1million in a key stretch of Ipswich connecting the town centre with the Waterfront have been announced as part of a multi-million pound pilot for Suffolk.

Developers have thrown open the doors of a former Ipswich nightspot for the first time in several years – as a multi-million pound revamp of the site gets under way.

The first details of this year’s One Big Multicultural Festival in Suffolk have been revealed.

An overhaul of Ipswich’s ageing CCTV network has been given the go ahead, with the scheme set to save tens of thousands a year and help reduce crime in the town.

Complaints about the new cobbles of Ipswich’s £3.6million Cornhill development have prompted promises of a smoother surface.

A music extravaganza packed full of festival favourites is expected to draw bumper crowds to Ipswich this weekend.

Youngsters across Ipswich are set to be given free iCards for the summer holidays which will allow them to enjoy activities across the whole six week break.

An Ipswich community will expect to hear how leaders have responded to calls for action in the wake of a teenager’s fatal stabbing.

Short stay car park prices in Ipswich will go up by 10p per hour, it has been decided – with parking now 30p more expensive than two years ago.

Five people remain in custody this morning following the fatal stabbing of a 17-year-old boy in Ipswich.

Hundreds of people turned out for a public meeting in Ipswich tonight – organised following the death of a 17-year-old boy.

Celebrating the best of businesses from the BME community in Ipswich and Suffolk

Ipswich’s MP has called on police to ‘beef up’ resources as violent crime becomes a ‘serious issue’ for the town.

Over 30 places applied for the scheme – and yet nowhere in the East of England was shortlisted.

Developers met dignitaries atop Ipswich’s until-recently abandoned ‘Winerack’ building to celebrate the unblocking of a stalled regeneration project.

“Radical solutions” are needed to tackle Ipswich’s congestion crisis, the town’s MP has said, as new figures reveal traffic issues alone cost the local economy £17million per year.

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