Patrick McLoughlin at Ipswich station.

Ipswich in 60 should be safe after cynical announcement

Last week’s House of Commons statement on the future of Network Rail has set alarm bells ringing for many people on the future of the “Norwich in 90, Ipswich in 60” campaign to speed up services on the Great Eastern Main Line.

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Russell Brand speaks at the End Austerity Now rally in Parliament Square, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday June 20, 2015. See PA story INDUSTRY Protest. Photo credit should read: John Stillwell/PA Wire

The ‘anti-austerity’ marchers really do need a reality check

Last weekend tens of thousands of protesters marched through London calling for “an end to austerity”.

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Labour leadership contestants (left - right) Yvette Cooper, Jeremy Corbyn, Liz Kendall and Andy Burnham during a live television showdown broadcast by BBC2's Newsnight from Nuneaton.

Can you see any of them as Labour PM after 2020 poll?

So now we know the four candidates who are competing to be the next Labour leader, and I must admit I’m struggling to work out whether any of them has the “X-Factor” needed to make the leap from party leader to prime minister.

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South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge inspects the delayed roadworks on the A12 with Aran Nugent of Highways England.

Highways England deserves hair-dryer treatment from MP

As an infrequent user of the A12 south of Ipswich, I cannot fully appreciate the level of frustration that hits drivers who use it every day.

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An architects impression of the proposed new look for Ipswich Cornhill

At last the county council is prepared to talk about money

It’s taken a general election and a shift in power at the county council, but finally there’s some movement on the protracted discussion about the future of Ipswich Cornhill.

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