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New A&E developments and a proposed £44m orthopaedic centre project were up for debate during a ministerial visit to Ipswich and Colchester hospitals.

Just one child in Suffolk referred for an autism assessment was seen within the mandatory 13 week period in 2019, shock new figures show - with waiting times nearly double what they should be.

A 66-year-old left with a £50,000 bill for unsafe cladding on an Ipswich tower block has revealed the ordeal has made him "very anxious" about the future.

Yesterday, 16:54

A public consultation phase into a proposed nuclear power station on the Essex coast has been launched, in what opponents say is an unexpected move by developers.

Plans for 300 homes off the A14 in Woolpit have reluctantly been approved amid warnings that it will be a "catastrophe" and "the worst thing that has ever happened" to the village.

Yesterday, 16:16

A "sex entertainment" venue could be coming opening at the site of the former Embassy Chinese buffet in Colchester.

Yesterday, 08:34

A senior criminologist at the University of Suffolk has been invited to Westminster to address MPs and peers.

Yesterday, 05:30

Speculation is mounting that retail magnate Mike Ashley could be considering making a bid to take over the former BHS in the Butter Market and turn it into a major new Ipswich site for his brands.

Thu, 19:30

Ipswich council's investment arm has been accused of damaging the town centre by allowing a "money-grabbing" deal that has seen Burton and Dorothy Perkins leave their store on the Cornhill.

Paul Geater - Opinion

Thu, 05:30

Anyone who was at last week's budget meeting of Suffolk County Council (or who has seen any of it on the authority's webcast) will have seen that things are getting a bit tetchy among some of the members of the ruling Conservative group.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Transport and environmental issues have been all over the news locally and nationally over the last week - and sometimes it's been incredibly difficult to work out the logic behind those who take positions on these issues.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

The UK is no longer formally a member of the EU - but in actual fact it remains tied very closely to Brussels for the next 11 months and quite what will happen then is still up in the air.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

There will be some who think I will be celebrating at the news that the Northern Route across Ipswich is set to be finally killed off by Suffolk County Council next month. I won't. I've always been a classic fence-sitter on the subject.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

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.

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