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Yesterday, 16:28

The long-awaited NHS coronavirus tracing app for England and Wales has launched and residents in Suffolk are being urged to download it and play their part in the battle against coronavirus.

More than half of the 11,000 homes planned for East Suffolk over coming years will be built in Felixstowe and the greater Ipswich area, it has been confirmed.

Yesterday, 06:00

This week’s news that the rail franchise system is effectively dead and is to be replaced by a new “commissioning” model with the government engaging companies to run specific services has been lost in all the other news about Covid, but it’s a really big deal for travellers, says Paul Geater.

Wed, 18:59

Leisure centres across Suffolk are encouraging people to return to gyms in a bid to increase mental and physical wellbeing during the Covid-19 crisis.

Plans to introduce a cap on the age of taxi vehicles in West Suffolk have been pushed back to give stability to operators while the coronavirus pandemic continues.

Work will begin to establish temporary cycle lanes around Bury St Edmunds this week – and motorists and cyclists can expect them to be in place for at least six months.

Wed, 11:39

Five council-run venues and outdoor spaces in Ipswich have been named among the best in the world by tourism website Tripadvisor.

Long-running plans for 75 homes in Wherstead have been given the final green light, after two years of delays.

Public orders to clampdown on street drinking, dog-fouling and racing cars in West Suffolk have been extended for a further three years.

Paul Geater - Opinion

Yesterday, 06:00

This week’s news that the rail franchise system is effectively dead and is to be replaced by a new “commissioning” model with the government engaging companies to run specific services has been lost in all the other news about Covid, but it’s a really big deal for travellers, says Paul Geater.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

It is a feature of the world we live in today that opinions (amplified by social media) have become more entrenched, in many cases more extreme, and that far too often what should be a rational debate can end up as a rather unpleasant name-calling exercise.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

This is a column that has changed radically in my head from when I first thought: “What should I write about this week?” on Sunday afternoon.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Anyone who has heard, or read, what Ipswich MP Tom Hunt has been saying over the last few months will not have been surprised at his broadside at the BBC over the weekend.

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Last week Ipswich Central chairman Terry Baxter sent a letter to major employers asking them to get as many staff as possible back to work in their town centre offices and other premises in a bid to boost business in the heart of the town.

Monday, August 24, 2020

Back in mid-March when lockdown was brought in, one of the most seriously-affected industries was public transport.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Everyone likes to go away on holiday – and most want their week or fortnight away from home to be as stressless, relaxing, and enjoyable as possible.

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Will the government’s proposed changes to planning law suddenly allow millions of much-needed new homes across the country to be built?

Thursday, August 6, 2020

We still have no idea how the pandemic will play out, how long Britain (and the rest of the world) will have to in the shadow of Covid-19, and what will emerge in a post-Covid future.

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