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Paul Geater

Thu, 06:00

It’s been a funny old start to the 2017 General Election campaign after Theresa May’s shock announcement just over a week ago

Political analysts in London and in the major cities of the Midlands and the North of England are already describing the 2017 poll as the “Brexit Election” – but in this part of the world it is likely to be about many other issues, writes Paul Geater.

After my stunning success in predicting last year’s big polls (I put money on a remain victory in the referendum and was sure Hillary Clinton would win the presidency) I was determined to give up my crystal ball. Writes Paul Geater

This week we had the publication of a new report by the British Heart Foundation saying that about 40% of people in Britain are putting their long-term health at risk by physical inactivity, writes Paul Geater.

During my lifetime there seem to have been several revolutions in television-watching behaviour – but I do wonder if we are now in the middle of the biggest hiatus of all for the industry.

I live about two miles from our office in Portman Road, and in November last year I started walking to work, writes Paul Geater.

The county council election campaigns in the region – and across the country – start today. But I’m not sure any politicians are really facing up to the biggest issue they face.

The campaigns for the 2017 county council elections are about to get under way – and look certain to be hard-fought as every party has something to prove.

Two by-elections in other parts of the country might normally just be seen as a spectator sport for those interested in politics in East Anglia, writes Paul Geater.

For as long as I’ve been covering developments in Suffolk – and that extends to decades rather than years – there has been a perceived conflict between out of town retail parks and traditional town centres.

Have you ever stopped to think what the long-term future holds for Ipswich and Suffolk? writes Paul Geater.

For many of the councillors who gather in Endeavour House for today’s budget discussions this is THE meeting that they believe will set the tone for the next four years at Suffolk County Council, writes Paul Geater.

For most of my life I’ve been a supporter of nuclear power as a reliable green alternative to shoving carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, writes Paul Geater.

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