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Plans for 136 homes in Glemsford dubbed "unacceptable" and "inappropriate" have been refused after hundreds of people objected.

Yesterday, 21:03

The final five candidates in the Conservative leadership contest had their say in a lively televised debate this evening. Who do you think took the crown?

Yesterday, 19:30

West Suffolk Council has announced plans for a taskforce to look at opportunities and issues in rural areas.

Yesterday, 18:14

A Brexiteer determined to keep no deal on the table is the only candidate to be eliminated from the Tory leadership contest this evening.

Bus passengers in rural communities could be left out after Suffolk County Council announced it would be axing its subsidy following a review of bus usage.

More than 20,000 free cards are to be given to Ipswich youngsters this summer, allowing access to sports facilities over the school holidays.

Yesterday, 11:30

A pay on exit cashless trial car parking scheme has begun in Bury St Edmunds.

Campaigners over changes to speech and language education services in Suffolk have said they still have unanswered questions, following the unveiling of latest plans.

A Suffolk council which has had to make belt-tightening cutbacks ended the last financial year having overspent by £4.4million.

Paul Geater - Opinion

Thursday, June 13, 2019

The decision by the government to reject Suffolk County Council's plans for a Four Villages' Bypass was very disappointing for the communities concerned - but really should have come as no surprise to anybody.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

The contest for the leadership of the Conservative Party has become a tiny bit clearer as MPs return to Westminster after their Whitsun Recess following James Cleverly's sensible decision not to stand - but it still looks like something of a mess.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

There are occasions when I struggle to think of what to write in my column. This is NOT one of those weeks!

Thursday, May 23, 2019

This week Greater Anglia launched its "Norwich in 90, Ipswich in 60" services - a key element of its 2016 franchise agreement - but is it really a great leap forward?

Thursday, May 16, 2019

A week from today some of us will be voting in European Elections that it seemed like we would not be holding for politicians who may never take up their seats in Brussels and Strasbourg.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

So we've now had a week to digest the local election results across Suffolk and North Essex - and try to read the runes from a distinctly odd result.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Today we have the chance to vote for who we want to represent us for the next four years on our local district or borough council, not to mention the parish and town councils dotted around rural areas.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

This week MPs have returned to the House of Commons with the reactions of their constituents to events of the last three months ringing in their ears - and Theresa May will find she only has weeks, if not days, left in Number 10.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

I often find local election campaigns very frustrating because far too many politicians see them as glorified opinion polls on the performance of national government rather than a chance for voters to have a say on how local services are run.

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