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Controversial cuts to free parking in towns approved despite local opposition

04 February 2021
Controversial cuts to free parking in towns approved despite local opposition

Controversial cuts to free parking in towns approved despite local opposition

04 February 2021

The district council's cabinet voted to reduce free parking at most car parks from three hours down to one hour, from as early as October 1.


Which movies, adverts and TV shows were filmed in Suffolk in 2020?

04 February 2021
Which movies, adverts and TV shows were filmed in Suffolk in 2020?

Which movies, adverts and TV shows were filmed in Suffolk in 2020?

04 February 2021

Big brands have recognised what Suffolk has to offer, with a number of them coming to the county to film for adverts in 2020.


How Screen Suffolk helped make 2020 the busiest year for filming in the county

04 February 2021
How Screen Suffolk helped make 2020 the busiest year for filming in the county

How Screen Suffolk helped make 2020 the busiest year for filming in the county

04 February 2021

Covid-19 shut down months of filming in 2020, but Suffolk’s official film office still managed to increase the number of filming days on 2019.


County council approves £6.5m plans to upgrade recycling centre

03 February 2021
County council approves £6.5m plans to upgrade recycling centre

County council approves £6.5m plans to upgrade recycling centre

03 February 2021

Work on a multi-million pound revamp of Suffolk’s busiest rubbish tip will begin this summer, after planning permission was approved.


Authority agrees to freeze its portion of council tax to 'support public in time of crisis'

03 February 2021
Authority agrees to freeze its portion of council tax to 'support public in time of crisis'

Authority agrees to freeze its portion of council tax to 'support public in time of crisis'

03 February 2021

A freeze on an authority's portion of the council tax bill has been agreed by its cabinet.


Council gives backing to Freeport East bid

03 February 2021
Council gives backing to Freeport East bid

Council gives backing to Freeport East bid

03 February 2021

A bid for Suffolk and north Essex to have a designated freeport can now be submitted, after councillors gave their backing for the scheme.


'The Dig is such an amazing advert for Suffolk'

29 January 2021
'The Dig is such an amazing advert for Suffolk'

'The Dig is such an amazing advert for Suffolk'

29 January 2021

Eighty years on from the excavation of the epic Anglo-Saxon ship at Sutton Hoo, filmmakers have committed the story to film which is now on Netflix.


Police calls increase as neighbours cry foul on Covid breaches

24 January 2021
Police calls increase as neighbours cry foul on Covid breaches

Police calls increase as neighbours cry foul on Covid breaches

24 January 2021

Police are getting more calls from people losing patience with their neighbours or work colleagues who are persistently flouting Covid rules.


All Suffolk residents aged 80+ 'to be offered jab by end of January'

22 January 2021
All Suffolk residents aged 80+ 'to be offered jab by end of January'

All Suffolk residents aged 80+ 'to be offered jab by end of January'

22 January 2021

Data shows that to date Suffolk has the lowest percentage of over 80s vaccinated than anywhere in England.


Towns set for new rapid Covid test sites

22 January 2021
Towns set for new rapid Covid test sites

Towns set for new rapid Covid test sites

22 January 2021

Suffolk health leaders are hoping two new rapid-result testing centres for those without Covid-19 symptoms can open in the next 10 days.


Data shows Suffolk people 'adhering to Covid-19 lockdown rules as stringently as during first wave'

22 January 2021
Data shows Suffolk people 'adhering to Covid-19 lockdown rules as stringently as during first wave'

Data shows Suffolk people 'adhering to Covid-19 lockdown rules as stringently as during first wave'

22 January 2021

People in Suffolk are largely following Covid-19 restrictions as stringently as they were in May last year during the first wave of the pandemic.


Covid-19 rates in Suffolk dropping, but deaths expected to increase for next three weeks

22 January 2021
Covid-19 rates in Suffolk dropping, but deaths expected to increase for next three weeks

Covid-19 rates in Suffolk dropping, but deaths expected to increase for next three weeks

22 January 2021

Covid-19 rates are falling in Suffolk – but public health chiefs have warned that deaths are likely to still increase for the next three weeks.


'We can really start to accelerate with vaccination programme,' Suffolk's health leaders say

21 January 2021
'We can really start to accelerate with vaccination programme,' Suffolk's health leaders say

'We can really start to accelerate with vaccination programme,' Suffolk's health leaders say

21 January 2021

Health leaders have said capacity is now in place to ramp up vaccinations across the county, but recognised there were still some issues on supply.


Hospital chief executive talks vaccine numbers

21 January 2021
Hospital chief executive talks vaccine numbers

Hospital chief executive talks vaccine numbers

21 January 2021

More than 4,000 workers at one of the county’s key hospitals have had their first Covid-19 jab – 85 per cent of its cohort, it has been confirmed.


Council approves plans to move parts of Sizewell B power station

21 January 2021
Council approves plans to move parts of Sizewell B power station

Council approves plans to move parts of Sizewell B power station

21 January 2021

Revised plans to move parts of the existing Sizewell B power station to facilitate the proposed new Sizewell C facility have been given the go-ahead.


Plan for 190 Suffolk homes is deferred

21 January 2021
Plan for 190 Suffolk homes is deferred

Plan for 190 Suffolk homes is deferred

21 January 2021

Developers behind plans for 190 homes in Suffolk have been told to come back with improved proposals.


Compromise 'likely' over plans to slash free parking in one area of Suffolk

20 January 2021
Compromise 'likely' over plans to slash free parking in one area of Suffolk

Compromise 'likely' over plans to slash free parking in one area of Suffolk

20 January 2021

A compromise could be in the offing on divisive plans to slash free parking in one Suffolk district.


Eight homes planned in Suffolk for former rough sleepers

20 January 2021
Eight homes planned in Suffolk for former rough sleepers

Eight homes planned in Suffolk for former rough sleepers

20 January 2021

Eight new temporary homes are coming to Ipswich this spring to give former rough sleepers a step up towards their own homes.


Proposals to cut free parking in two towns may be revised after scrutiny committee's intervention

19 January 2021
Proposals to cut free parking in two towns may be revised after scrutiny committee's intervention

Proposals to cut free parking in two towns may be revised after scrutiny committee's intervention

19 January 2021

It was recommended that an hour of free parking remains at most car parks, instead of just 30 minutes, but this is still down from the current period.


Suffolk musician assists Ralph Fiennes on shoot of Netflix film The Dig

19 January 2021
Suffolk musician assists Ralph Fiennes on shoot of Netflix film The Dig

Suffolk musician assists Ralph Fiennes on shoot of Netflix film The Dig

19 January 2021

A new Netflix film reimagines the 1939 excavation of Sutton Hoo - and features one Suffolk musician.