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Paul Geater

Thu, 10:47

Suffolk County Council’s publication of possible routes for a northern by-pass for Ipswich does take the project forward – but there is a very long way to go before any new road is built, writes Paul Geater.

This is the time of year when we hear about the crisis in the NHS with A&E units struggling to cope – and social care facing financial meltdown, writes Paul Geater.

I cannot imagine how miserable life must be as a commuter – especially someone travelling four or five times a week to London, writes Paul Geater.

If I’d been looking in a crystal ball at the start of 2016 and seen all the events of the next 12 months, I think I’d have been left feeling I was having a nightmare, writes Paul Geater.

Opinion: Is Ipswich the best place in Britain to make your home?

Thursday, December 22, 2016

For many people 2016 hasn’t been a year they will look back on with any great fondness, writes Paul Geater. But as we are now deep in the season of peace and goodwill to all men, I’ve been taking an optimistic view on the state of my home town and county.

No one likes paying taxes – and one of the least popular is council tax, writes Paul Geater.

When I first heard about the new deal negotiated between Suffolk County Council and First Buses to provide a Park and Ride service for the town at no cost, I thought it sounded very good indeed writes Paul Geater.

I’m told I’m something of a rarity because I’m a man who actually likes going into shops – so this time of the year doesn’t fill me with as much horror as it does some, writes Paul Geater.

There are two things that are certain when the Orwell Bridge is closed for some reason, writes Paul Geater.

Tomorrow night is the BBC’s big Children in Need extravaganza that millions of people will be watching and donating money to, writes Paul Geater.

The face of our high streets is changing – and retailers need to recognise this and adapt to survive, writes Paul Geater in light of the announcements by Marks & Spencer this week.

The A12 is a vital link for our region to London, especially the section of the road owned and managed by Highways England that runs from the Copdock Mill interchange to the M25, writes Paul Geater.

These are, undoubtedly, exciting times for the East Anglian rail industry, writes Paul Geater.

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