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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

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

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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Department for Education
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
Friday, November 16, 2018

A programme to turn around Suffolk’s special education needs (SEN) provision has been outlined – with an “innovative” pilot set to spearhead the measures.

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Suffolk County Council
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Millions of pounds of cutbacks for council services in Suffolk next year have been revealed – with homes facing further council tax rises for the next three years.

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Matthew Hicks
Sunday, November 11, 2018

Suffolk Libraries is highlighting the impact reading can have on tackling loneliness, dementia and mental health problems, following new research.

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Fresh concerns have been raised over Suffolk County Council’s overspend, as opposition groups warn it is struggling to stay afloat.

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Richard Smith
Thursday, November 1, 2018

A government department is facing criticism after it took four months to respond to Suffolk’s councils about a key parking issue.

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Tim Passmore
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Plans are underway for three of east Suffolk’s biggest high schools to form a multi-academy trust which could also see their feeder primary schools united.

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Angelo Goduti
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

In all, 1,154 complaints were made to Suffolk County Council last year, according to data published by its audit committee.

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Suffolk County Council
Monday, September 17, 2018

The Port of Lowestoft has dismissed claims by the county council that work on the Third Crossing will only have a “slight adverse” effect on business, and said that it could instead have a “significant negative impact”.

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Suffolk County Council
Friday, September 7, 2018

Five health groups in Norfolk and Suffolk are set to pump £2.6million in preparing for the coming winter it has emerged, with plans to dramatically cut hospital admissions.

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NHS
Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Education chiefs have warned that Suffolk will need three or four new special schools in the next two years to cope with soaring demand for special education needs, as fresh data reveals the need for hundreds of spaces.

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Gordon Jones
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Suffolk firefighters tackled nearly three times as many field fires in just two months this summer than they did for the whole of 2017, it has emerged – with at least seven started deliberately.

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Monday, September 3, 2018

All services will be examined for cuts at Suffolk County Council as new figures predict the authority is on course for an £8.6million overspend this year.

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Richard Smith
Saturday, July 28, 2018

More investment is needed in the county’s fire service as a string of field fires from the summer heat leaves resources stretched, union representatives have claimed.

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Sunday, July 22, 2018

A panel holding Suffolk’s police and crime commissioner to account have urged him to pursue plans to widen a scheme featuring new speed cameras with automatic number plate recognition (ANPR).

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Tim Passmore
Sunday, July 22, 2018

A dedicated panel which holds Suffolk’s police and crime commissioner to account has expressed “serious concerns” over plans to axe half of the county’s PCSOs.

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Tim Passmore
Friday, July 20, 2018

Youth gangs and drug violence have been described as “the biggest threat without question facing Suffolk”.

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Tim Passmore
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Suffolk leaders have granted a six figure sum of cash to improve domestic abuse support services in the county – including plans for a dedicated contact point.

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Saturday, July 14, 2018

Suffolk leaders have pledged £1m to tackle youth unemployment across the county.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Changes to free school transport in Suffolk will go ahead from September 2019 as planned after a review panel upheld the decision.

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