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The Ipswich Society has backed calls to make the town more cycle-friendly and create new vehicle-free zones – but has warned that some of the changes already made make cycling more dangerous and could put people off getting on their bike.

Ipswich’s Tom Hunt has been nominated for a prestigious “MP of the Year” award just eight months after he arrived in the House of Commons after the 2019 General Election.

The Ravenswood Residents’ Association has accused Ipswich council of trying to stifle debate about proposals to build scores of new affordable homes on the development by unveiling the plans and holding a consultation during August.

A busy road heading out of Ipswich is blocked after three vehicles were involved in a collision.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving following a crash in which a car overturned on a busy Ipswich road.

Traffic has cleared on the A14 after a lorry broke down on the Orwell Bridge.

Temperatures are again set to top 30C on another sweltering day in Suffolk – before the chance of rain and storms.

Fears about a lack of social distancing at pubs across Suffolk were allayed as owners put in extra measures to keep people safe during the hot weather.

Major roadworks are taking place on the A14 this week and drivers are being warned to plan ahead.

Residents in an Ipswich home were given a fright after a slippery intruder made its way through their door.

Traffic is building on the A14 after a potato harvester ground to halt on the Orwell Bridge in Ipswich when a tyre burst.

The beer gardens and waterfront of Ipswich were quiet despite the brilliant sunshine today.

Campaigners marched through Ipswich town centre in protest of plans not to award NHS staff an immediate pay rise as they fight the coronavirus pandemic.

Some east Suffolk residents have been given less than a week’s notice as Highways England announced 24 weeks of overnight closures on the A14.

Temperatures soared to the highest recorded this year in Suffolk as the county continues to enjoy a scorching heatwave.

The emergency services are at the scene of a crash between a car and a motorcycle which has left Norwich Road, Ipswich, partially blocked.

Several traffic lights at the Copdock interchange of the A14 and the A12 are broken and stuck on red, causing heavy traffic to build up.

Families have been making the most of the summer sunshine on what could become the hottest day of the year.

Jobs in Suffolk could be at risk as WH Smith plans to cut up to 1,500 jobs nationwide due to the firm’s slow recovery from Covid-19.

The next generation of Suffolk health care workers have been presented with graduation awards by Olympic athlete Hannah England and former Ipswich Town player Titus Bramble.

Suffolk is set to bask in scorching temperatures over the weekend - with people being urged to cut down on their water use.

A housing firm has apologised for its coronavirus messaging at an independent living development in Hadleigh after residents spoke out about the “frightening” tone they claim made them feel like they were in prison.

The Crown pub in Manningtree has stopped giving its customers 50% off with the Eat Out to Help Out scheme after crowds failed to socially distance.

Five fire crews are attending a bungalow fire in Felixstowe.

We’ll be back! That’s the defiant message from bosses at Ipswich’s New Wolsey Theatre which has announced the cancellation of its Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto and autumn season – and warned that it is starting consultations on job losses.

The Poundland store in Ipswich’s Sailmakers shopping centre has brought down the shutters because it was not attracting enough customers to make it viable.

A ‘significant’ number of jobs are under threat at Ipswich’s New Wolsey Theatre after the venue cancelled its autumn calendar and Christmas pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk.

Independent restaurants and cafes in Ipswich say they have been as busy as a Saturday since the Eat Out to Help Out offer began this week – with owners praising the “brilliant” scheme for bringing footfall back.

Suffolk has recorded its first week of no coronavirus deaths since the disease arrived in March, new data reveals.

Health experts have reminded people to ensure they stick to social distancing measures as temperatures soar over the next few days.

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