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A legal challenge has been launched to block controversial proposals for 100 new homes, described as 'cheese wedges' by opponents.


Ipswich council's property company is to convert the former BT offices in Bibb way in the town into nearly 80 new affordable flats in a £10.5m deal.

Highways chiefs have outlined the next steps to reduce wind closures on the Orwell Bridge - and include options for single-file traffic and slower speeds.

Controversial proposals to up councillor allowances in East Suffolk by 53% - more than £2,600 a year - have been given unanimous approval.

Yesterday, 19:00

The risk of homes flooding in one Essex village poses such a high risk to life that families must move out over winter, a planning inspector has said.

Yesterday, 19:00

One of the two Lidl stores in Ipswich could be preparing to move to a new site on the other side of the road to expand and attract more shoppers.

Yesterday, 16:42

Plans have been unveiled to convert the former Palmers department store in Bury St Edmunds into shops and offices.

Yesterday, 15:07

Residents with long-term illnesses can now get cash grants to help them convert and stay in their homes under a scheme approved by councillors.

Yesterday, 12:49

Suffolk MP Dr Dan Poulter has been re-elected to a key role in parliament which puts him at the heart of the battle to keep the new coronavirus illness out of the country.

Paul Geater - Opinion


Before I start this week, let me be quite clear. I like trains. I've always liked trains - from the most modern and fast to narrow-gauge steam trains chugging through Snowdonia.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

As someone born in east Suffolk and who has lived in Ipswich for the last 33 years, I feel I have built up an understanding of the town and my fellow residents.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

MPs returned to Westminster this week, and we really are seeing business returning to something approaching normality in the political world.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

At the start of a new year (and decade) I can't resist taking a look ahead at local and national politics that awaits us - and I'm not convinced 2020 will be a total disaster for the country.

Thursday, December 26, 2019

We Brits love talking about the weather, so I suspect our stories that appeared on the same day at the end of last week will have raised a few wry smiles.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

A week after the 2019 General Election produced a Conservative landslide in the House of Commons, all the parties are now having to work out where this result leaves them.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

On general election day I really don't feel it is my place to give any views on how the campaign has gone, there will be plenty of that over the next few days. All I will say is to urge people to get out and vote.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

When Yougov published the results of its "mega" MRP poll last week showing that the Conservatives were on course to win a 68-seat majority in the 2019 General Election, I found their findings credible.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

We are now just two weeks away from the 2019 General Election - it really is the business end of the campaign when people really are going to have to make up their minds how to vote.

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