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Dealing with the effects of coronavirus is, rightly, the current focus of the entire public sector, writes Ipswich Borough Council leader David Ellesmere.

A £100million road plan “has more strings attached to it than a puppet”, campaigners argue.

With everything going on in the world finding a new partner might be at the back of most people’s mind, but for many dating has continued this year despite the pandemic.

Brexit responsibilities could leave Tendring council out of pocket, taxpayers have been warned.

Campaigner Robert Lindsay, a Green county councillor, wants a 20mph speed limit in residential areas across Suffolk – and says it could make our communities safer, quieter, cleaner and more prosperous. Here he explains why.

The days are really shortening quickly now as this unprecedented year draws to a close, writes astronomy expert Neil Norman.

A Suffolk teenager who was hit by a car and catastrophically injured seconds after getting off a school bus will receive millions in compensation.

Essex County Council (ECC) has said it will resist an “over inflation” of house building which under new proposed government rules could see an extra 1,100 new homes being built in Essex per year.

The editor of the East Anglian Daily Times and Ipswich Star will take your questions about local media as part of a special online Q&A session to mark Journalism Matters week.

A popular family-run Ipswich salon is celebrating after being ranked among the best barbers in the country – describing it as an “amazing achievement”.

The Covid 19 pandemic has brought many challenges to our communities and the new laws on gatherings are another change we will all need to adapt to, writes Steve Jupp, Chief Constable of Suffolk Constabulary.

Opinion Will this be all over by Christmas?

Monday, September 21, 2020

The Prime Minister warned last week that a second wave of COVID-19 is “inevitable”. It was a stark reminder that we are not out of the woods with coronavirus, writes Ipswich Borough Council leader David Ellesmere.

Ipswich man admits gun charges

Thursday, September 17, 2020

An Ipswich man is facing jail after admitting possessing “lethal” firearms and ammunition.

A drug dealer who was in possession of cannabis worth £4,000 has been warned he could be jailed when he is sentenced next week.

The trial of an Ipswich man accused of stealing a charity donation box will take place next year.

A 32-year-old Ipswich man who deliberately mounted a pavement in Ipswich town centre and drove at a group of men - leaving one of them with life-changing injuries - has been warned he is facing a lengthy jail term when he is sentenced next month.

A 58-year-old man who said he had sexually assaulted a schoolgirl because he wasn’t getting sex from his wife has been jailed for 30 months.

A Suffolk hotel manager who sexually assaulted a schoolgirl has been warned he could be jailed when he is sentenced later this month.

A homeless man supported by the local community during the coronavirus lockdown wants to pay them back for their kindness.

An Ipswich man who was jailed for nearly five years last year after police found more than a kilo of cocaine at his home, has been ordered to pay a £29,000 court order.

The jury in the trial of an Ipswich father-of-two accused of attempting to murder three men by deliberately mounting a pavement in Ipswich town centre and driving at them is expected to retire to consider its verdicts early next week.

The husband of a solicitor who died after she was shot at their Suffolk home has admitted manslaughter.

The family of Richard Day have told of how their lives will never be the same again following his death.

A machete-carrying teenager who assaulted two police officers – leaving one with a fractured eye socket and a broken jaw – has been locked up for four years.

The trial of a Suffolk teenager accused of squirting a chemical liquid from a bottle at three people in two separate incidents in Bury St Edmunds is expected to take place in January.

An Ipswich father-of-two accused of attempting to murder three men has denied deliberately mounting a pavement in Ipswich town centre and driving at them.

A man accused of mounting a pavement and deliberately driving at three men thought their group was laughing at him as he left a pub shortly before the collision, a court has heard.

The future of an Essex pub plagued by violence and which last month was the scene of a mass brawl will be decided this week after police called for its licence to be reviewed.

For local housing authorities, like Ipswich Borough Council, trying to ensure people have decent housing is one of their most important functions, writes David Ellesemere, leader of Ipswich Borough Council.

Autumn is starting to grip tight and even the most casual sky watcher can see the constellations are changing rapidly each night, writes astronomer Neil Norman, of Hadleigh.

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