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Key education issues in Suffolk such as special educational needs, catchment areas and home schooling will be put under greater scrutiny thanks to a series of new task forces.

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Plans to flog unused land have been unveiled by one of Suffolk's biggest landholders, in a bid to tackle the county's housing crisis.

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Plans to make minor highways projects like 20mph zones, pedestrian crossings and double yellow lines easier to carry out have been given approval.

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Social care services for children in Suffolk have been hailed by independent inspectors as being of an "exceptionally high standard" after being just one of a handful in the country to get the top rating.

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Vital road changes such as crossings and 20mph zones could be completed faster if councillors are given access to four years of funding in one go.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

More than 62,000 new homes will be needed in Suffolk in the next 20 years according to latest figures, just in order to keep up with demand.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

A long-term vision for Suffolk is set to be created in a bid to address some of the key challenges expected in the next 30 years.

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Plans to introduce electric charging points within 20 miles of Suffolk's key roads have progressed with the first wave of new points having been completed.

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Promises of greater transparency have been made by a council in a bid to counter perceptions that decisions are already made before the public have had their say.

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Spending on temporary staff at Suffolk County Council has been reduced but the authority still spent £6.5million on temps in 12 months.

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An opposition group at one of Suffolk's councils has announced a change of leadership ahead of the first meeting this month.

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Health and education chiefs in Whitehall say there are no plans to use intervention powers for Suffolk's ailing special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) service.

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

With the polls open for the 2019 local elections in Suffolk, plenty of voters will be heading down to their nearest polling station today.

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Voters across Suffolk will take to the polls today for the 2019 local elections - with new councils and new wards meaning there is plenty at stake for candidates and political parties.

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Vulnerable care patients in Suffolk are facing an anxious wait after thousands of letters were sent out warning them of changes to their annual financial assessment forms.

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Monday, April 29, 2019

Fresh calls have been made for an independent review of Suffolk's special educational needs service, as concerns surrounding a task force have been raised.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Plans to borrow millions of pounds to develop new specialist education places in Suffolk has been given the green light by council leaders - with the first cohort of new places to be ready for September 2020.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Calls have been made by education champions in Suffolk to bring poorly performing academies back under council control.

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Department for Education
Friday, April 19, 2019

Children with special educational needs and disabilities in Suffolk are missing out on millions of pounds in funding, according to new data.

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Monday, April 15, 2019

No children's centres will be closed in Suffolk without a full consultation with the public, Conservatives have said.

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Monday, April 15, 2019

A campaign has been launched this morning calling for Suffolk's under-threat children's centres to be spared from closure.

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Friday, April 12, 2019

A shake-up of specialist speech and language services for children - which could see three centres closed - aims to support more of the 2,300 youngsters in need of help, education chiefs claim.

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Opposition groups have pulled out of a cross-party task force at a Suffolk council over controversial plans which threaten children's centres.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

A number of children's centres across Suffolk are under threat of closure as part of a wide-ranging review of services, it has been revealed.

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Friday, April 5, 2019

Three popular high schools across east Suffolk have had their plans to form a multi-academy trust approved, which will help safeguard under-threat subjects.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Calls for a Suffolk council to ensure domestic abuse services are appropriately funded have been given unanimous backing.

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Suffolk Police
Saturday, March 23, 2019

From bin collections to leisure centre fees, the new East Suffolk Council will oversee services in coastal communities from April. Local Democracy Reporter Jason Noble finds out what changes you need to know

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Waveney
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Health checks for 40 to 74-year-olds are on the rise again following concerns that confusion over new GDPR laws was causing fewer people to take them up.

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Suffolk County Council
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Health and education leaders at national level are to meet to decide how to turn round Suffolk's failing special needs education service, it has been revealed.

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Care Quality Commission
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

The family of an autistic youngster who was left without appropriate specialist education for more than a year has described being pushed from "pillar to post" in the fight for proper schooling, following a latest critical report.

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