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Ipswich’s New Wolsey Theatre is set to get a new roof in a bid to cure persistent problems with leaks that have continued for many years.

Refurbishment work at Ipswich Cineworld multiplex on Cardinal Park is nearing completion with the re-opening of a Starbucks coffee shop at the site.

The number of households using brown compost bins has fallen by more than half in the three Suffolk districts that introduced charges for their brown bins last year.

The number of Suffolk properties with access to high-speed broadband has now passed 90% – and the county is set to pass the 98% mark in 2020.

A 1,000-signature strong petition could not save the Ipswich free shuttle bus when members of the county council backed plans to withdraw funding for the service from the end of the month.

Members of Suffolk County Council have backed the authority’s decision to formally oppose the closure of nine pedestrian crossings over rail lines in the area.

Director of children’s and young people’s services Sue Cook has been confirmed as interim chief executive at Suffolk County Council following the departure of Deborah Cadman in September.

Just two days after making his maiden speech in the House of Commons, new Ipswich MP Sandy Martin has stood down from Suffolk County Council.

Cabinet members at Suffolk County Council are to get above-inflation rises in their allowances after members of the authority backed a new payment scheme.

One of the best-known further education colleges in Suffolk has vowed to improve after getting a damning report from Ofsted inspectors.

Ipswich Labour MP Sandy Martin has signed a House of Commons motion calling on rail company Greater Anglia to retain its ticket offices across the region.

It’s not the kind of phrase you hear in the House of Commons every day – in fact it might be the first time it’s ever been used as a parliamentary term – but MPs lapped up “A load of old squit” when they heard about it from Sandy Martin.

If you look at our towns, and villages for that matter, you will see that in many cases their character is made up by buildings of a mixture of generations.

Today he’s one of the world’s top theatre directors – but Ipswich-born Sir Trevor Nunn has admitted that in his youth he would thrown stones at the Conservative candidate’s car in his home town seat!

New Ipswich MP Sandy Martin has made his maiden speech in the House of Commons following his victory in last month’s general election – and used it to praise his two most recent predecessors.

A small-scale power plant could be built at a farm in Burstall to provide extra power at times of high demand – or low “green power” generation.

Castle Hill councillor Ian Fisher has been elected as the new Conservative group leader at Ipswich council following the resignation of Nadia Cenci in the wake of the row over her tweets about Grenfell Tower.

The arrival of the school summer holidays at the end of this week is prompting rail company Greater Anglia to try to tempt more families back on to the trains for weekend trips to the capital.

The Ipswich Vision is taking much longer than hoped to transform the town centre, according to the results of our survey into what people think about the project two years after it was launched.

The only council-owned tower block in Ipswich has been the scene of full-scale fire service exercises in a bid to check safety and reassure residents in the wake of the Grenfell disaster in Kensington.

Rail guards are to be balloted on possible strike action over the question of who opens the doors on Greater Anglia’s InterCity and rural services.

Proposals to build more than 250 homes, a hotel, six restaurants and a health club on the site of the former B&Q store on Grafton Way in Ipswich are set to be discussed by planners later this year.

Roads minister Jesse Norman was shown the need for two major projects in Suffolk during a quick tour of two of the county’s most significant blackspots.

East Anglians looking forward to weekend leisure trips to London should take their chance in the summer because there is likely to be more disruption on the main line later in the autumn.

Coffee giant Starbucks is set to reopen its cafe at Cineworld on Cardinal Park in Ipswich after a four-month closure during the multiplex’s rebuilding work.

The former offices of the Ipswich Star and East Anglian Daily Times in Ipswich’s Lower Brook Street are rapidly fading into only memories as the demolition teams work to clear the site.

Suffolk County Council is set to object to proposals to close nine minor crossings in a bid to improve rail speeds and improve safety.

I am becoming increasingly confident that Ipswich will be getting a new northern bypass – and that it could take much less than the 15 years suggested to see work under way on the project.

More than 650 readers have so far had their say in our online survey about the first two years of the Ipswich Vision – and have expressed differing views about its success so far.

Nadia Cenci has resigned as leader of Ipswich Council’s opposition Conservative group, days after coming under attack over her tweets about the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

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