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Construction to transform Bury St Edmunds’ iconic former town centre post office could start next month after the council secured £2.75million in Government investment.


Plans to turn an eyesore landmark building on Ipswich Waterfront into an arts and media hub have received a £3million boost.

Sunday, August 2, 2020

It’s particularly tough for business owners as Covid rules change at such short notice – but some can still apply for a grant up until August 21, writes Ipswich Borough Council leader David Ellesmere.

Friday, July 31, 2020

Temporary pavement licences for cafés, restaurants and pubs during the Covid-19 crisis are now available for west Suffolk businesses.

Friday, July 31, 2020

Work which could see a “much-needed” bypass built on one of the region’s main roads is set to begin.

Friday, July 31, 2020

Aldeburgh is to get recycling bins as part of a pilot to curb littering, with a series set to lined up along the seafront.

Friday, July 31, 2020

A proposal for 18 flats on empty land at Ipswich’s Upper Orwell Street has been approved - despite concerns they would be too small and the complex would be cramped.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Plans for a multi-million pound public services hub featuring health, council, leisure and police services in Bury St Edmunds are set to secure planning permission next week.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

When I was a boy we went on just three foreign holidays.

Paul Geater - Opinion

Thursday, July 30, 2020

When you’ve been around as long as me, it’s not surprising that the same stories come round and round again – but this week there have been a couple of issues that have blown up which have been in the melting pot for literally decades.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Have we come out of lockdown, or are we “easing lockdown” – and are we really going to be back to “normality” by Christmas as Prime Minister Boris Johnson suggested during his national pep talk last week?

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Thank heavens we’ve finally got some clarity from the government on the need to use face coverings when we go out shopping – I just wish they hadn’t made such a dogs breakfast about coming to a decision on an issue that seemed pretty clear from the moment most shops reopened a month ago.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Politics in the UK is starting to feel increasingly “normal” as political gaffes and infighting within parties start to feature more and more in the life of the country.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

I’ve never disguised the fact that I feel that the proposed Sizewell C power station would be a disaster for East Suffolk and would effectively destroy the most important part of the county’s Heritage Coast.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

I should be preparing to go on holiday today – we were supposed to be heading off for a week in Devon tomorrow but the coronavirus got in the way and instead we’re having a forced staycation, writes Paul Geater.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

The re-opening of town centres this week appears to have gone very well in both Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds – and some of the smaller towns in the area have also been seeing shoppers return.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

As a middle-aged, middle-class, white man, it is perhaps presumptuous for me to offer any kind of opinion on the state of race relations after the Black Lives Matter protests of the weekend.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Many people have long since given up on the idea of MPs setting any kind of good example to the country, so perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised by the comedy scenes we saw this week of them queuing up to disenfranchise MPs who are ill and find new ways of spreading Covid-19 among themselves.

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