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Steam icon Oliver Cromwell has been back on the line where its career started 67 years ago hauling a special train from London to Norwich along the Great Eastern Main Line.

Steam icon Oliver Cromwell will travel through Suffolk today as the engine is to make what could be its final journey before retirement.

There are few things more emotive for people than the place that they live and the general environment that their home lies in.

Ipswich Borough Council is set to waive all fees for funerals of children from within the borough after a change in its fee structure was agreed at a full council meeting.

The number of people using railway stations in East Anglia rose again last year according to figures from the Office of Road and Rail.

Property investments by Babergh and Mid Suffolk councils are expected to provide a revenue of £1.1m for the two authorities over the next year.

Crazy for You at the Ipswich Regent, all week until Saturday.

Suffolk County Council has set out challenging new targets for schools as part of the renewal of the Raising The Bar project for another two years.

The first new suburban trains for Greater Anglia’s services in Essex and as far as Ipswich are now taking shape in Bombardier’s factory in Derby.

Heritage watchdog the Suffolk Preservation Society has today repeated its concerns about development proposals in the county as more planning applications are lodged in villages and towns.

Colchester council is to reduce the number of spaces at the Priory car park next week as maintenance work is carried out.

Traffic heading in and out of Ipswich along Wherstead Road has been plunged into chaos as Anglian Water engineers moved in to replace the cover of an underground tap.

Parking giant NCP has been forced to climb down after cab companies threatened to stop taking passengers to Ipswich railway station after being deluged with penalty notices for cars dropping people off at the station.

Some of the food stalls at Ipswich market are to be allowed to move from Queen Street to Giles Circus after their takings were hit by their new site.

Suffolk is facing a explosion in the number of homes being built in the county over the next two decades – and while much of the attention has been focussed on the county’s historic market towns, villages are also preparing for battle.

Steam icon Oliver Cromwell will be back on the main line from London to East Anglia on Thursday – and is expected to attract a number of admirers to watch what may be its final visit to the region.

Ipswich council is to be asked to waive burial or cremation fees for services that involve children during a debate at next week’s council meeting.

Greater Anglia has prosecuted 48 people for fare-dodging on the main line to London – with magistrates in Ipswich ordering them to pay more than £15,000 in fines and costs.

Suffolk County Council could be given new powers to fine utility companies who dig up major roads causing rush-hour traffic chaos in a new move by the government.

Proposals to build more than 300 homes to “close the gap” between Ipswich and Claydon have been turned down by Mid Suffolk’s planning committee.

Suffolk’s library service has a new chief executive after Bruce Leeke took over from Alison Wheeler who has taken early retirement six years after setting up the new organisation.

Market traders running food and drink stalls on Queen Street in Ipswich have held crisis talks with the borough council over the future of their businesses.

In case you’ve missed my columns of the last few weeks, I’m in favour of the changes that are currently under way at the Cornhill in Ipswich – and I feel many of the critics are misinformed and should have raised their objections years ago.

Ipswich council’s housing department has won an award to mark its work for tenants.

Two more Suffolk councils have jumped on the property bandwagon – investing tens of millions of pounds in shop and car dealership premises miles away from the county.

One of the best-known stalls on Ipswich market has broken ranks and moved back to its former site on the town’s Cornhill after its customers could not find it in Queen Street.

Bus fares in Ipswich are to go up at the end of the week – and there will be changes to some routes across the town.

The strategy for Suffolk County Council’s next two years of “Raising the Bar” is to be set next week.

Network Rail has given details of how it will spend more than £2bn on improving the rail network in East Anglia between 2019 and 2024 – but it is still waiting for the go ahead for major improvements to the line between London and East Anglia.

Paving repairs in the middle of Ipswich have been left unfinished after a breakdown in communications between Suffolk County Council and a utility company that was working in the town.

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