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David Ellesmere

The world's biggest online retailer could be sending out your Christmas presents from Ipswich this year after it agreed to create hundreds of jobs by building a new distribution centre on the edge of town.

Ipswich council leader David Ellesmere is demanding that the borough is given a place on the taskforce being created by Suffolk County Council to look at new ways of tackling the town's traffic problems.

Could Ipswich's Bury Road park and ride re-open to ease peak-time traffic congestion on Norwich Road? That's one of a series of proposals from county council transport experts.

Ipswich's new MP Tom Hunt has started a big debate about crime in the town.

Ambitious proposals to close part of the road system around Ipswich waterfront could be back on the table as part of a bid to revitalise the town - but politicians at the county council still have to be convinced that scheme could work.

Travelodge could be set to open a new budget hotel on the site of the former Drum and Monkey pub in Ipswich's Princes Street, it has emerged.

Ipswich council is set to start its programme of improving the town centre by repairing and updating Arras Square - after making improvements to that area came top in two public polls.

The seemingly never-ending reports of knife crime taking place across the country are deeply worrying.

Let me make it clear from the start that I would love it if there was an Ipswich northern bypass. It would make my journeys from my home in north west of the town to the Suffolk coast much easier.

The Harris Business Park in Ipswich has been sold and will be developed by its new owners, investing £30m in the town and creating 80 jobs.

Council tax bills in Ipswich are to go up by 4.7% in April, it was confirmed on Wednesday as the borough set its element of the charge.

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