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Shining a light: rural sparsity in plain sight

Whilst providing accessible and good quality services to rural communities is more of a challenge than for metropolitan areas; you may look around our market towns and scenic villages and wonder why I should mention rural sparsity.

“Too much politics” can only be a good thing

It has been about a year since we voted on our future with the European Union. Now, with local elections next week and just forty days before the general election, it can certainly feel like we’ve spent more time discussing politics, than getting on with the job of it.

Renewed drive for the 'No More A14 Delays in Suffolk' campaign

Last Friday I chaired the first 2017 meeting of the No More A14 Delays in Suffolk campaign. Driven by Suffolk Chamber of Commerce it brought together councillors, local business leaders, representatives from Highways England, the Department of Transport and other key stakeholders.

Rural matters are what matter

As we await the start of Brexit negotiations, political life continues and concerns are mounting regarding the funding of rural services.

Beginning Brexit

This week has been a memorable week, both in Westminster and for the country; as Parliament debated the first stage of the Bill which intends to trigger Article 50, and start the negotiations to exit the European Union. For me, whilst the decision has been challenging, the result is clear.