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A trial switch off of the traffic lights at Ropes Drive west in Kesgrave will be extended into the new year, following feedback from the public.

Cyber fraud suspect rebailed

A 32-year-old arrested on suspicion of conning an east Suffolk business out of more than £1million in cyber fraud has been re-bailed.

The Buttermarket Centre will become a £35m entertainment complex

Cinema giant Empire has signed up for a new £35m leisure complex being created in the Buttermarket Shopping Centre, Ipswich.

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Police joined forces with partner agencies for the operation

People were arrested and vehicles seized in a series of police checks carried around in Ipswich and Thetford this week.

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A barge on the River Gipping at Bramford around 1895. The road bridge and St Mary’s Church are on the left.

Beautiful countryside, with pleasant walks, fishing and picnic areas are how most now see the area around the River Gipping.

The incident happened in Duke Street (stock photo)

The victim of a violent attack during a party at an Ipswich flat has described how his arm was nearly cut off with a machete.

Woolverstone Wish appeal hits the half million mark.  Fundraisers and supporters meet on the site

Work is at last under way on a long-awaited and desperately needed new £3.7million state-of-the-art cancer centre – after a stunning past 12 months of fundraising.

Ipswich council leader David Ellesmere at the former sugar beet factory site off Sproughton Road.

A new Enterprize Zone involving 10 development sites across East Anglia, with the potential to create 18,500 jobs, was announced by Chancellor George Osborne today.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, delivering his joint Autumn Statement and Spending Review to MPs in the House of Commons
Photo: PA Wire

The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement and Comprehensive Spending Review today divided opinion between unions employers.

Pictured is Tim Yeo

Former Tory MP Tim Yeo has lost his libel action over a “cash-for-advocacy” claim which he said trashed his reputation.

A14 delays

An abnormal load weighing in at 59 tonnes is currently on the A14 heading eastbound.

Eden-Rose Coppice Trust join with the Woodland Trust to plant the millionth tree as part of its First World War Centenary Woods Project in Brickmakers wood, Ipswich 
Friends and supporters of Brickmakers wood join to plant the tree

A charity which restores neglected town centre woodlands to create beautiful havens for people with cancer and children with additional needs has made history by planting the millionth tree of a poignant commemoration project.

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court

A Framlingham company has been left with a bill of more than £10,000 after pig muck from a farm polluted a 10 kilometre stretch of river.

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Kieron Dyer was given a rare night of luxury after winning a stay at the Jungle Boutique Hotel, but tensions are running high in the I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here camp.

The launch of the Bredfield Men In Pants calendar which is raising money for Macmillan.

A Suffolk village’s cheeky charity calendar is already raising thousands after doing a roaring trade on the night of its official launch.

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The Buttermarket Centre will become a £35m entertainment complex

Cinema giant Empire has signed up for a new £35m leisure complex being created in the Buttermarket Shopping Centre, Ipswich.

The Cliff Quay brewery is going to be developed.

An historic Ipswich building which only months ago was considered ‘at risk’ has been boosted by plans for a major redevelopment project which could see it become a thriving hub of the community.

Ipswich Crown Court.

An Ipswich shopkeeper and two of his businesses are facing a string of charges relating to allegedly dangerous psychoactive substances.

The incident happened in Duke Street (stock photo)

The victim of a violent attack during a party at an Ipswich flat has described how his arm was nearly cut off with a machete.

Humber Doucy Lane, Ipswich.

A couple aged in their 70s were injured during a robbery at an Ipswich home.

Karen Hales with her daughter Emily

On the 22nd anniversary of Karen Hales unsolved murder detectives have renewed their for information to help catch her killer.

Police investigate the scene of an armed robbery which happened at 6am on Sunday November 22nd, at the One Stop Stop in Claydon.

Three masked robbers armed with a knife tied up staff at a Claydon shop and made off with an amount of cash this morning.

Footmans store in Ipswich; now home to Debenhams. This was the entrance in Lloyds Avenue.

The magical old Ipswich department store Footman’s featured heavily when we asked readers for memories about the shops of yesteryear.

Paul Geater

Should power move away from Suffolk's Endeavour House headquarters?

My broadside against the region’s devolution proposals provoked a significant number of responses sent to me in its wake from many different quarters.

Suffolk County Council leader Colin Noble is one of the signatories of the letter. He is pictured talking to Paul Geater.

The primary driver for regional devolution is increased economic growth for Suffolk, Norfolk and the wider East Anglian region.

Local government Secretary Greg Clark will make the final decision on devolution - will he tell the region's councillors that they have to be more ambitious?

I’ve been listening to the arguments on devolution that have been coming forward from Suffolk and Norfolk for months now – and it’s time for an uncomfortable truth to be realised.

Fire station in Princes Street, lpswich

When you look at the statistics about the number and type of incidents that have required emergency calls to the Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service over the last 20 years, it is difficult to argue against the claim that the organisation needs to be reformed.

Prime Minister David Cameron appeared on a special Question Time just days before the General Electon.

This week’s politics has been dominated by the debate about tax credits and the fallout from the House of Lords’ decision to effectively pull the handbrake on the government’s attempt to cut what amounts to a benefit to the working poor.

Ben Gummer and Matt Hancock in front of the Old Custom House in Ipswich.

The news that Suffolk’s six “county” MPs have written a joint public letter of support for Ipswich’s efforts to transform itself shows just how far the town has come in the last few years.

Broomhill Swimming Pool in Ipswich has received a Heritage Lottery Fund grant.

When I went along to 
hear officially 
that Broomhill Pool’s lottery bid was on course to win £3.3m, I was reminded by one campaigner of my negative comments in earlier years.

Did Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt let the cat out of the bag on Tax Credits?

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne attracted all the headlines at the Tory party conference this week when he announced that councils would be able to set and spend business rates – instead of being a conduit for the government.

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