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An independent inquiry could be held after two dead bodies went undiscovered at a retirement home for months, following cuts to care support funding.

Controversial plans to build a hotel in Sudbury's Belle Vue Park have taken a new twist.


Suffolk Coastal MP Dr Therese Coffey has added her voice to the growing calls for councils to abandon plans for a new bypass to the north of Ipswich.

Yesterday, 07:30

Two dead bodies are claimed to have lain undiscovered in a retirement scheme for months, sparking complaints about "callous" cuts to care support.

Yesterday, 13:14

Residents in the Chantry area of Ipswich are being asked to put their bins out early - to avoid crews getting caught up in the commotion of the weekend's big Ed Sheeran concerts.

Claims by two Suffolk councils that they now have a five year housing land supply have been described as "too little too late".

A fresh vision for three Suffolk towns is to be drawn up as councils aim to help develop their culture, business and economy.

Tue, 19:00

A row has broken out over cobblestones in Bury St Edmunds being taken out and replaced with asphalt.

A planned housing estate in Fornham All Saints could be increased from 250 homes to 330.

Paul Geater - Opinion


Surely there is no one left who doesn't understand that high street retailing is facing a crisis - under pressure from the growth of online shopping, the migration of stores to retail parks, and a new squeeze on consumers.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

I've known for years that building a new road across the north of Ipswich was a divisive proposal - guaranteed to set town dwellers against their country cousins. I hadn't realised how much Blue-on-Blue anger it would spark!

Thursday, August 8, 2019

This week Liberal Democrats across Britain have their tails up after winning a famous victory in the by-election at Brecon and Radnorshire on the Welsh border.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Boris Johnson has now been Prime Minister for a week and it's already been a bit of a whirlwind as he travels around the country with the air of a Medieval Monarch offering gifts to all who cross his path.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

We're now just a month away from Ed Sheeran's concerts in Ipswich's Chantry Park - and it's clear they will be the highlight of the year for many people from Ipswich, Suffolk and wider afield.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Boris Johnson's confirmation as the new leader of the Conservative Party and from Wednesday lunchtime as Prime Minister may be the end of a political chapter - but it's unlikely to immediately usher in a new era of stability.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

New infrastructure projects seem to be the order of the day for councils and MPs in Suffolk and Essex at the moment - hopefully the current rash of pleas for support won't fall on deaf ears in government.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

I'm well aware this is a confession that some people will find strange - but not surprising if they've ever met me or read my articles. I like travelling by train.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

It was very disappointing if, in retrospect, not entirely surprising that Suffolk missed out on any of the £675m allocated by the government for high street regeneration this week.

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