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What will Sizewell C bring for the young people of Suffolk? Dan Mayhew, principal of Alde Valley Academy in Leiston, looks at the benefits and opportunities for his students and explains ‘Why Sizewell C is for me’.

We are certainly living through extraordinary times.

There are so many dramatic words that can be used to describe the past week: unprecedented, extraordinary, dramatic, harrowing. Last week my column only touched upon the coronavirus briefly, this week it feels inappropriate to mention anything but the virus and the challenges it poses to us all.

Plans for a new 190 home estate and a care home which would create 50 jobs have been submitted to Babergh District Council.

Wednesday’s budget was my first as a new MP and rightly a large part of the Chancellor’s speech was dedicated to our economic response to the coronavirus. The importance of this effort was certainly brought home by the recent news of the first case in Suffolk.

Forensic experts have been at the home of a retired antiques dealer after a man was arrested on suspicion of murder following her death more than three weeks ago.

The notorious Copdock Mill roundabout should be replaced by a new junction between the A14 and A12 – and drivers should be able to use a dual carriageway all the way from east Suffolk to Stansted Airport via Braintree. But they will have to wait at least 10 years.

As president of the Victorian Society, Griff Rhys Jones has written an open letter following the Tolly Cobbold and Fisons fires, published below.

There has been a steady stream of unwelcome economic news over the past few weeks, writes Ipswich Borough Council leader David Ellesmere.

A Suffolk man who “avoided any form of exercise for the first 40 years of his life” is taking on one of the world’s most gruelling physical challenges to help homeless people in Ipswich.

An oil company in charge of an Ipswich filling station has been fined after selling petrol dispensed into a plastic drinks bottle by a woman who used it in an arson attack.

As your local MP, it’s a great privilege to be in a position to effect real change in our town and to work on the commitments I made during the campaign, writes Tom Hunt, MP for Ipswich.

Volunteers and parish council groups are being urged to help make roadside verges across Suffolk havens for wildlife.

Stargazers were treated to the spectacular sight of a green fireball on the same night five planets and a new moon were all discovered - here Neil Norman, an astronomer from Suffolk, tells us more about the night of February 16, 2020.

In his latest column Tom Hunt says he is disappointed by the announcement this week that the intention is for the new orthopaedic centre to be based in Colchester. Elective orthopaedic surgery will be moved out of Ipswich and transferred to a new centre in Colchester.

A Suffolk coroner has been reprimanded over “comments, looks and gestures” he made towards a member of staff.

Suffolk chief constable Steve Jupp has pledged more officers and better technology are on the way now the force knows its budget.

A council team attended a major bus conference in London in which it later emerged a visiting delegate had coronavirus, it has been confirmed.

I am fairly sure that there is one thing we can all agree on - the level of traffic congestion in Ipswich is unacceptable.

This week I was delighted to have been elected onto the House of Commons Education Select Committee.

A quirky Suffolk building dubbed Britain’s wonkiest house has gone on the market – with a half-million pound price tag.

Whether you voted to leave or remain in the EU, today is without doubt momentous in its significance. For today is the day that finally, over three years since the EU referendum took place, we leave the EU, writes Tom Hunt.

First designs for thousands of homes north of Ipswich have been unveiled to the public.

In my column last week, I stressed the importance of not losing any time in Westminster when it comes to making progress on the issues that matter to Ipswich.

It’s been a busy third week on the job in Westminster but a very productive one. On Tuesday, I rose for the first time in the House of Commons to give my maiden speech. There were some nerves waiting to be called but I was anxious to do justice to our town and its people.

‘We will continue in our quest to become even more proactive’

Ipswich’s new MP Tom Hunt has started a big debate about crime in the town.

It’s been plastered over the news that the red giant star, Betelgeuse in Orion may be on the verge of going supernova on us as it ends its life, says astronomer Neil Norman, of Hadleigh.

Stansted Airport passengers in Essex will now be able to fly directly to India’s biggest city - Mumbai.

Stansted Airport is set to finally receive permission for its major expansion.

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