Paul Geater

The Red Arrows perform manoeuvres at last year's Clacton Air Show

I’m still looking forward to the air show... despite jet disaster

By the time this is published I shall be on my way to the Clacton Air Show – along with up to 200,000 other aviation enthusiasts.

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Students were jumping for joy at their A-level results - but you'd never have known it from the muted response from the county council.

Our education chiefs need to display more self-confidence

Suffolk’s education system hasn’t had a great time over recent years as other counties have motored up the league tables leaving us lagging behind.

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Upper Brook Street, Ipswich.

Town must grasp window of opportunity to boost its retail

Ipswich MP Ben Gummer is absolutely right to insist that partners in the Vision for Ipswich need to take advantage of the next two years because after then the economic cycle might be on the turn.

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Building higher fences is not the answer to the migrant problem

We have to tackle the migrant crisis at source – not at Calais

Earlier this year I enjoyed a holiday in France with my family. We caught the ferry from Dover to Dunkirk and drove to our hotel in a village about 50 miles from Paris.

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How will we pay for care in the future?

Will we be able to cope with demands for long-term care?

The more I hear about the problems caused by the ageing population, the more worried I become – and not just because the time that I may need those services gets closer every day!

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