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A campaign to improve vital transport links across west Suffolk has been given a boost after three of the region’s roads were earmarked for potential investment.

Taxi and private hire drivers were the worst culprits for using mobile phones at the wheel according to traffic studies conducted at Suffolk sites, it has emerged.

Street lamps will be turned into Wi-Fi hubs and road sensors will be trialled as part of a futuristic makeover for Suffolk roads.

Members of the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce are hoping to meet Transport Secretary Chris Grayling in Parliament next week as the press the case to upgrade the A14 in the county.

Multi-million pound plans to improve journey times and safety on the A140 near Eye have moved a step closer as a formal planning application has been submitted.

A parking plan for Newmarket is currently in development, it has been confirmed – and will form the basis for future provision across the county.

Colchester council has hit back at Witham Tory MP Priti Patel who launched a new salvo against the Lib/Lab-controlled authority over delays to the widening of the A12 between Chelmsford and Marks Tey.

Campaigners are expected to protest against rising rail fares as many commuters return to work from the Christmas holidays.

The business case for a northern relief road in Ipswich has been delayed until at least 2019, it has emerged.

It was announced today that a further consultation will be held into the Sizewell C project in the new year. Ahead of this next step we lay out all the things you need to know about the project and its potential impact on the local area.

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.

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