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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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Melton
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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Norwich
Monday, March 4, 2019

Calls for an independent review into failing special educational needs provision in Suffolk is growing today following renewed criticism by inspectors.

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Monday, March 4, 2019

The NHS and Whitehall are set to decide the next steps for Suffolk’s ailing special educational needs provision, following a latest scathing inspection by health and education watchdogs.

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Friday, March 1, 2019

A £2million pot of cash has been formed by council bosses in Suffolk to fund growth projects across the county.

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Tim Passmore
Friday, March 1, 2019

Film and TV productions shooting in Suffolk have helped generate nearly £4million for the county’s economy in just two years, it has been revealed.

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Richard Curtis
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Suffolk County Council’s finance chief has vowed not to overspend on its budget next year as the authority heads towards another seven-figure hit from reserves.

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Richard Smith
Friday, February 22, 2019

Suffolk County Council’s entire reserves will be eradicated in less than a decade if current levels of overspend continue, it has emerged.

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Richard Smith
Thursday, February 21, 2019

A study into housing growth funded by Suffolk taxpayers has resulted in a report just 14 pages long and costing the equivalent of more than £4,700 per page.

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Suffolk County Council’s budget featuring a 4% council tax rise and a controversial decision to cut Citizens Advice cash has been given the final go-ahead.

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Richard Smith
Thursday, February 14, 2019

A project which gave more than 70 high risk victims of domestic abuse additional security is to be extended for another 12 months.

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Suffolk County Council
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Leaders tackling drug supplies in Suffolk from larger towns and cities have highlighted some of the signs for people to look out for that a “county line” may be operating on their doorstep.

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Suffolk County Council
Monday, February 4, 2019

Nearly three quarters of Suffolk parents still believe schools in the county should be run on a catchment area system, new survey results have revealed.

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Gordon Jones
Sunday, February 3, 2019

Planned cuts to the Citizens Advice grant by Suffolk County Council could result in fewer scams and rogue trader cases being presented to Trading Standards, it has emerged.

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Richard Rout
Friday, February 1, 2019

The union supporting firefighters in Suffolk has warned the permanent rollout of on-call firefighters featuring just three crew members to all incidents is “dangerous” and “unnecessary”.

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Richard Rout
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Homes across Suffolk are set to see their council tax bills rise by around £65 from April, after county council budget proposals were approved.

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Tim Passmore
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Citizens Advice services in Suffolk have dismissed claims they can find funding elsewhere in light of county council grant cuts – while criticism emerged over the council’s consultation.

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Richard Rout
Thursday, January 24, 2019

An independent Ipswich venue which champions East Anglian bands is set to provide professional audio and video performances for up-and-coming acts after securing arts council funding.

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Ipswich
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

More than £10million of cutbacks remain in Suffolk County Council’s budget, it has emerged – with controversial plans to phase out Citizens Advice grants still set to go ahead.

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Richard Smith
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Plans have been unveiled to pump up to £45.1million into creating hundreds of special educational needs places in Suffolk, in a bid to meet soaring demand.

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Gordon Jones
Saturday, January 19, 2019

Suffolk’s special education needs provision has come under fire in recent weeks as the extent of pressures were revealed. Local democracy reporter Jason Noble caught up with the county’s SEND chief to find out why 2019 will change that

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Care Quality Commission
Thursday, December 20, 2018

Suffolk’s highways chief has vowed to bring traffic management firms and utility companies in for talks over the length of time they spend closing roads.

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Liberal Democrat
Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Finance chiefs at Suffolk County Council have warned they “don’t have a plan B” if its savings programmes do not generate tens of millions in savings over the next four years.

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Richard Smith
Monday, December 10, 2018

A Suffolk authority promoting campaigns to stop smoking has reduced its pension investments in tobacco firms – but says it still will not disinvest in cigarette firms entirely.

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Suffolk County Council
Monday, December 10, 2018

A fresh purge of Suffolk’s potholes with an innovative road repair machine is set to kick off this week, thanks to cash from the Chancellor’s Budget.

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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Halesworth could be in line for 190 new homes if plans to develop farmland are approved.

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Waveney District Council
Saturday, December 8, 2018

Additional maternity and paternity leave has been pledged for Suffolk County Council staff following the birth of a premature baby.

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Suffolk County Council
Friday, November 23, 2018

Calls have been made for controversial plans to axe a six figure grant for Citizens Advice Bureaus in Suffolk to be phased in over a longer period of time.

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Mark Bee

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