The Ipswich Society has backed calls to make the town more cycle-friendly and create new vehicle-free zones – but has warned that some of the changes already made make cycling more dangerous and could put people off getting on their bike.

Ipswich’s Tom Hunt has been nominated for a prestigious “MP of the Year” award just eight months after he arrived in the House of Commons after the 2019 General Election.

More than 95% of Greater Anglia trains ran on time over the last four weeks according to new punctuality figures from the company – including all lines from Ipswich and Colchester.

The Ravenswood Residents’ Association has accused Ipswich council of trying to stifle debate about proposals to build scores of new affordable homes on the development by unveiling the plans and holding a consultation during August.

The hot weather of the last two weeks has attracted more people on to some Greater Anglia trains than at any time since the lockdown was brought in during the middle of March.

We’ll be back! That’s the defiant message from bosses at Ipswich’s New Wolsey Theatre which has announced the cancellation of its Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto and autumn season – and warned that it is starting consultations on job losses.

The Poundland store in Ipswich’s Sailmakers shopping centre has brought down the shutters because it was not attracting enough customers to make it viable.

We still have no idea how the pandemic will play out, how long Britain (and the rest of the world) will have to in the shadow of Covid-19, and what will emerge in a post-Covid future.

Opposition councillors in the Liberal Democrat and Green group at Suffolk County Council have hit out at the lack of democracy at Endeavour House after half the full meetings of the authority were cancelled over the last year.

As it tries to encourage more pedal power on the roads, Suffolk County Council has launched a new series of family cycling courses to teach safety and give more people the confidence to take the cycle on the road.

Engineers working for Suffolk Highways have resurfaced 1,000 miles in the county over the last three years – a quarter of the Suffolk’s road network – a year earlier than planned.

Council-owned Handford Homes wants to build 96 new homes, ranging from one-bedroomed flats to five-bedroomed houses, on land off Downham Boulevard behind the Ravenswood Primary School.

Readers will be able to browse the shelves and select the books they want to borrow as Suffolk Libraries offer more services during the autumn.

This year’s annual exhibition by the Ipswich Railway Modellers’ Association is the latest event to fall victim to the coronavirus crisis.

National Express coaches have re-started services from Ipswich to Stansted Airport and London after the route was suspended at the start of the lockdown in March.

Public transport operators say they are pleased that most passengers are obeying rules to wear face coverings on buses and trains across the region.

A proposal for 18 flats on empty land at Ipswich’s Upper Orwell Street has been approved - despite concerns they would be too small and the complex would be cramped.

Despite changes to the rules on public transport two weeks ago, few passengers have returned to the region’s trains after the lockdown period.

More new cycle routes are set to be created around Ipswich by blocking off some secondary routes to motor traffic – but transport officials are confident this will not lead to increased congestion because of a cultural shift away from traditional commuting.

When you’ve been around as long as me, it’s not surprising that the same stories come round and round again – but this week there have been a couple of issues that have blown up which have been in the melting pot for literally decades.

Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore is seeking an explanation from the Home Office after Ipswich missed out on a £260,000 bid to cut crime in one of the town’s most notorious areas.

Greater Anglia is celebrating the first anniversary of the introduction of its Stadler bimode trains which have become more reliable after a difficult first few months.

Ipswich’s Christchurch Mansion and High Street Museum have reopened for the first time since the lockdown for visitors who have booked in advance.

The former Tolly Cobbold Social Club on Landseer Road near Cliff Lane is set to be demolished and replaced by six homes after the redevelopment was given planning permission by Ipswich councillors.

Former Suffolk County leader Mark Bee is about to be ordained as a Deacon in the Church of England – and will be working in his home parish of Beccles.

Bosses at Greater Anglian and Network Rail have given their final update on services during lockdown – explaining how trains are now running normally again and how they are prepared for an increase in the number of passengers.

With the government promising capital investment to boost town centres as the country emerges from lockdown, a wish-list of projects needing millions of pounds for improvements is being drawn up.

Hopes of upgrading the rail line between Ipswich and Cambridge by the end of the decade have moved ahead – with the hope that some trains could run from Suffolk as far as Oxford.

Suffolk MP Dr Dan Poulter has urged shop owners running independent businesses across his constituency to enter the national competition for the best small shop in the country.

Ipswich council could be set to ask the government for a change in the rules to allow local authorities to suspend councillors who break disciplinary codes in the wake of Robin Vickery’s resignation after he re-posted racist comments on Facebook.

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