Local News

Manningtree could get new bridge or tunnel to ease road and rail issues

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling, South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge and North Essex MP Bernard Jenkin look at the plans of Manningtree crossing.

Two MPs from either side of the Suffolk/Essex border have linked up to ask for government support for a new rail crossing at Manningtree.

Honouring Daisy Brooks

Today I am wearing my Daisy badge to honour Daisy Brooks who, at the age of just 7, died after suffering from a brain tumour.

Proposals for new A120 link get backing from East Anglian businesses

Campaigners backing a dualled A120 through Essex. L-R: James Cleverly, MP for Braintree, James Cartlidge MP for South Suffolk, Kemi Badenoch MP for Saffron Walden, Tim Cunningham Braintree District Council and George Kieffer chairman of the Haven Gateway Parternship. Picture: PAGEPIX LTD

Patron visit to Shotley Pier

Work to restore historic Suffolk pier ‘underlines the strength of community spirit’

South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge and Shotley Pier Group chairman John Davitt on the pier. Picture: SHOTLEY PIER GROUP

Visit to Stour Valley School

South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge meets with pupils and staff at Stour Valley Community School and Clare Primary School.

MPs highlight Suffolk’s ‘unique challenges’ in police funding appeal

Left to right: Waveney MP Peter Aldous, policing minister Nick Hurd, South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge and Ipswich MP Sandy Martin. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Suffolk MPs reinforced the case for Suffolk to get “fairer funding” when the Home Office allocates police budgets later this month.