The consultation period over a possible route for an Ipswich northern bypass finished at the end of last week - but it is likely to be next year before councils start to consider their next steps in the controversial saga.
Colchester rider Cam Hurst led the Bloodwise/QSW team to a double win at the Amis Velo cyclo-cross, taking the Senior Men's race himself while new Bloodwise recruit Max Bolton was top Junior - Junior being the 16/17 year-old category, writes Fergus Muir.
Trying to find a topical subject for a political column this week has been a total nightmare - no sooner has one issue blown up than the next thing you know it is trumped by something else even more unlikely.
Surely there is no one left who doesn't understand that high street retailing is facing a crisis - under pressure from the growth of online shopping, the migration of stores to retail parks, and a new squeeze on consumers.
I've known for years that building a new road across the north of Ipswich was a divisive proposal - guaranteed to set town dwellers against their country cousins. I hadn't realised how much Blue-on-Blue anger it would spark!
Boris Johnson has now been Prime Minister for a week and it's already been a bit of a whirlwind as he travels around the country with the air of a Medieval Monarch offering gifts to all who cross his path.