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Fears are growing about the long-term future of Marks and Spencer in Ipswich town centre after it emerged that the company has been looking for a site on the edge of the town to open a new food store.

Ipswich Buses is to stop issuing credit notes at the end of next month in a bid to speed their vehicles at bus stops – but some travellers will be forced to pay more for their journeys.

Members of the Bangladeshi community in Ipswich joined with civic leaders for a special ceremony to mark a crucial stage of their country’s independence struggle.

Over the last four decades I’ve seen many ambitious schemes come forward to redevelop and improve Ipswich town centre.

Suffolk County Council spent almost £95,000 over the last three years on awards events to recognise people in the county according to new figures from the Taxpayers’ Alliance.

The defection of three Conservatives to the new Independent Group of MPs reinforces the view that British politics is in an unstable place at present – but will it change things in the long term?

Suffolk Conservatives were today digesting the news that three high-profile remainer MPs had left the party over the party’s Brexit stance – but did not expect an early general election.

News that Suffolk Coastal council taxpayers will be paying for a £15,000 “celebration” of the district’s 45 years to mark its dissolution next month has not gone down well in the district.

Suffolk Coastal is spending £15,000 on a “farewell party” for the authority – paid for by residents from their council tax.

Rail passengers who had bought tickets in advance and hoped to pick them up from machines at stations found they were not working on Tuesday.

A new vision for the riverside land beside Grafton Way in Ipswich has been published – with proposals for 173 new homes on the site.

Labour activists in Suffolk and Essex have reacted with sadness to the departure of seven moderate MPs who have left their party – but insist there should not be widespread defections among the grassroots.

The skeleton of the new “The Hold” heritage centre and records office in Ipswich is now taking shape on the campus of the University of Suffolk.

Work on the new planters aimed at improving safety on Ipswich Cornhill has been completed – together with new signs warning visitors to beware of the steps in front of them.

Ipswich council is installing new planters at the top of the steps on the town’s Cornhill in response to safety fears which were heightened after the death of John Stow last month.

A leading figure in Ipswich’s civic life who arrived in Britain as a nine-year-old refugee from Prague in 1939 has died a few months short of his 90th birthday.

Protesters from across Suffolk gathered outside the county council’s Endeavour House headquarters in Ipswich to show their anger at proposed budget cuts before Thursday’s meeting.

The Conservative groups on Suffolk County Council and St Edmundsbury Borough Council are each one member down after Haverhill councillor Paula Fox resigned from them to become an independent councillor.

Do you remember all the complaints about the £21m spent on the Travel Ipswich project aimed at improving accessibility to the town centre?

Controversial Conservative councillor Christopher Hudson has been dropped by his party in the run-up to May’s local elections – he will not be able to contest the Framlingham ward in the first election for East Suffolk Council.

Rail company Greater Anglia has restated its cycling policy as more and more travellers want to bring their two wheels on to the region’s trains.

The Band – the new musical at The Regent Theatre in Ipswich until Saturday.

Market traders in Ipswich have been offered the chance of joining the new Farmer’s Market that is due to start on the Cornhill once a month from April.

Commuters with some Greater Anglia season tickets are facing fare rises of almost 8% next month as the rail company tries to “rationalise” its ticket prices.

Fans heading to Ipswich for Ed Sheeran’s four concerts in Chantry Park over the August Bank Holiday weekend should find many extra trains laid on to take them home

Suffolk’s Citizens Advice Bureaux have had their funding restored after the county’s health services stepped in to make up the cash cut being planned by the county council.

I first saw The Italian Job a couple of years after it was released in a Saturday afternoon double-bill with The Dambusters at Aldeburgh Cinema.

A few weeks ago I outlined my concerns about the proposals to build Sizewell C power station in a part of the world I know well and is probably the most attractive part of the Suffolk coastline.

At the heart of the Winerack currently being fitted out on Ipswich Waterfront is an extraordinary stacking system that will store more than 250 cars on eight levels.

Here is a first look at one of the first flats to be completed in the Winerack on Ipswich Waterfront – they are due to be handed over to the developer next month and could be occupied by May.

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