January 26 2015 Latest news:
David Cameron’s decision to come to Ipswich to launch his party’s employment policy in the run-up to the General Election campaign was a huge coup for sitting MP Ben Gummer.
The news that Gap is closing its store in Westgate Street is a blow for Ipswich town centre – but if we end up getting an expanded and refurbished Primark store expanding into its premises many shoppers in the town will be delighted.
If I had a pound for everyone who told me that May’s general election is too difficult to predict, I’d be a rich man – because five months out the election result looks very much up in the air.
I fully realise this piece elevates me to a position somewhere between Ebenezer Scrooge and The Grinch, but as the big day approaches I have to admit that the magic of Christmas has long since disappeared.
Over the last few weeks Ipswich council appears to be taking on a major new role – as a property developer both in the heart of the town and on the outskirts, in fact just outside the borough.