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More people have been seriously hurt on Suffolk roads over the last 12 months 
than in each of the five previous years, according to government figures.

Bosses at Network Rail are hopeful of securing millions of pounds from the government to upgrade the route between Ipswich and Peterborough as part of a major freight line upgrade.

Three Suffolk MPs are to have a meeting with roads minister Jesse Norman in a bid to ensure that plans for a new Four Villages By-Pass to open up the “Energy Coast” remain on track.

Fears have been raised that free parking could be lost in Suffolk’s towns if responsibility for enforcing parking transfers from police to local councils.

A government department is facing criticism after it took four months to respond to Suffolk’s councils about a key parking issue.

Ageing concrete roads which have fallen into disrepair should be given improvements to bring them up to scratch, councillors have said.

The automotive industry is shocked at disappointed the Government is cutting the plug-in car grant. Motoring editor Andy Russell says that with the demise of diesel it should be stepping up incentivising switching to electrifed vehicles.

Rail services on Greater Anglia have effectively received an £80m subsidy over the last year - from Dutch taxpayers.

It is a station that dates back to the 1840s.

The future of the Upper Orwell Crossing in Ipswich should be decided in December after the cost of the project increased from nearly £97m to £139m.

Bigger cranes may spell bigger profit at Felixstowe Port, but a question mark hangs over whether future growth could be impacted by the prospect of a no deal Brexit.

Utility companies will have to apply for a permit to enable them to carry out work on Suffolk roads as part of the scheme being brought in to prevent overly disruptive work.

The A12 has been named the most dangerous A-road in our region, according to data obtained on the number of crashes and casualties on our busiest roads.

Suffolk highways chiefs have told the government the case for an A12 bypass is stronger than ever – despite a recent funding setback.

Rail commuters are set to face a 3.5% fare increase next year with the annual cost of getting to work for many long distance travellers expected to rise by more than £150.

The East of England is in one of the top five regions in the UK which has had the highest amount of drink-driving related casualties in recent years, new reports have shown.

Needham Market station could potentially be fitted with step-free access if campaigners are able to secure a slice of a new £300million government investment.

A group of campaigners set on making Needham Market station accessible for all were invited to Westminster yesterday for a formal meeting at the Department for Transport.

The new Lake Lothing crossing could go over its original budget with council documents warning it could cost up to £100m.

Bosses at Greater Anglia insist they are all set to introduce their “Ipswich in 60” pledge on two trains a day on the London line next year.

Campaigners seeking to halt a £133m Suffolk bypass have sent objections to the government urging it to withhold approval.

Opinion Cracking down on mindless minority

Monday, April 9, 2018

I’ve reached that age at which it’s good to be grumpy but action on two of my pet-hate motoring issues cheered me up this week – middle-lane hoggers and pavement-parkers.

From cars made of plants to a transport app which knows how you take your coffee, East Anglian companies are pushing the boundaries of transport – both public and private – to reform it for the coming decades. Bethany Whymark looks at innovative companies driving change in the industry.

Roads minister Jesse Norman is to tell Highways England to look again at the rules it sets before closing the Orwell Bridge during bad weather

Nearly a third of all bridges in Suffolk could present a high risk to public safety it has been revealed, as latest figures showed that 33% were considered to be in ‘severe’ or ‘very poor’ condition.

A record February has seen annual passenger numbers at London Stansted Airport top 26m for the first time.

Suffolk public leaders have vowed to continue lobbying for improvements to the A14, as bosses eye government funding from 2020 to tackle key pinch points.

The Department for Transport’s (DfT) refusal to approve key changes to parking enforcement powers in Suffolk for yet another 12 months has left county leaders fuming.

Two MPs from either side of the Suffolk/Essex border have linked up to ask for government support for a new rail crossing at Manningtree.

Proposals to build a new A120 dual carriageway between Braintree and the A12 in Essex have received an enthusiastic welcome from almost 100 businesses from across the area.

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