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'We're well prepared for school return' - Suffolk education chiefs

07 March 2021
'We're well prepared for school return' - Suffolk education chiefs

'We're well prepared for school return' - Suffolk education chiefs

07 March 2021

Suffolk education leaders have said that schools across the county are well prepared for the return of pupils on Monday.


Village development for 146 homes approved

03 March 2021
Village development for 146 homes approved

Village development for 146 homes approved

03 March 2021

Plans for 146 homes have been approved by a casting vote.


All you need to know about Covid testing in schools

02 March 2021
All you need to know about Covid testing in schools

All you need to know about Covid testing in schools

02 March 2021

Volunteers are on standby to help schools test their pupils – and governors and invigilators have put themselves forward to help ease the pressure.


Councils chiefs agree Suffolk Covid recovery plan

26 February 2021
Councils chiefs agree Suffolk Covid recovery plan

Councils chiefs agree Suffolk Covid recovery plan

26 February 2021

A recovery plan for Suffolk to bounce back from the fallout of the Covid pandemic is set to be published in June.


Councillors back residents' call for Government to take action over country's cladding crisis

25 February 2021
Councillors back residents' call for Government to take action over country's cladding crisis

Councillors back residents' call for Government to take action over country's cladding crisis

25 February 2021

Councillors from across the political divide have united in backing flat residents in their plight to seek answers to the country’s cladding crisis.


Council elects new mayor for interim period

25 February 2021
Council elects new mayor for interim period

Council elects new mayor for interim period

25 February 2021

A Suffolk town's deputy mayor has formally been elected as mayor until May 19, following the resignation of the incumbent.


Motion calling for resignation of district council leader defeated

24 February 2021
Motion calling for resignation of district council leader defeated

Motion calling for resignation of district council leader defeated

24 February 2021

The motion, submitted by two Labour councillors, saw 10 votes in favour of the Conservative leader's resignation, 20 against and two abstentions.


Fears over increased costs as county council agrees new operator for school bus routes

23 February 2021
Fears over increased costs as county council agrees new operator for school bus routes

Fears over increased costs as county council agrees new operator for school bus routes

23 February 2021

Dozens of school bus routes will be run by one of the county council’s wholly-owned companies, after the collapse of existing arrangements.


Developers given green light for 330 homes

22 February 2021
Developers given green light for 330 homes

Developers given green light for 330 homes

22 February 2021

Work to build 330 new homes is due to begin imminently after developers were given the final planning approval.


How many people can be vaccinated in Suffolk each week?

19 February 2021
How many people can be vaccinated in Suffolk each week?

How many people can be vaccinated in Suffolk each week?

19 February 2021

Data presented to Suffolk’s local outbreak engagement board meeting showed that the county can facilitate tens of thousands vaccinations per week.


Plans to increase council tax are approved

19 February 2021
Plans to increase council tax are approved

Plans to increase council tax are approved

19 February 2021

Plans to increase council tax in Mid Suffolk from April have been narrowly approved.


Citizens Advice calls for Universal Credit uplift to be made permanent as number of claims sky-rockets

18 February 2021
Citizens Advice calls for Universal Credit uplift to be made permanent as number of claims sky-rockets

Citizens Advice calls for Universal Credit uplift to be made permanent as number of claims sky-rockets

18 February 2021

Last April, the government announced a temporary increase in benefits by £20 per week, but this is proposed to end at the start of April this year.


Decision looms for 279 homes in town

12 February 2021
Decision looms for 279 homes in town

Decision looms for 279 homes in town

12 February 2021

Plans to build a 279-home estate in Needham Market have been recommended for refusal by planners next week because of concerns.


Scrutiny committee discusses county pandemic response

10 February 2021
Scrutiny committee discusses county pandemic response

Scrutiny committee discusses county pandemic response

10 February 2021

Guidance from central government was not communicated quickly enough to leaders in Suffolk at the start of the pandemic, a committee has heard.


Plans unveiled for £60m upgrade of A12

09 February 2021
Plans unveiled for £60m upgrade of A12

Plans unveiled for £60m upgrade of A12

09 February 2021

Major £60million plans to upgrade a key road have been unveiled by highways chiefs, in a bid to improve traffic flow and capacity.


Virtual reality headsets featuring Suffolk scenes to help people with dementia recall positive memories

08 February 2021
Virtual reality headsets featuring Suffolk scenes to help people with dementia recall positive memories

Virtual reality headsets featuring Suffolk scenes to help people with dementia recall positive memories

08 February 2021

A series of films are to be produced for virtual reality headsets that people with dementia can watch to recall positive and familiar memories.


Taxi firms fear transparency issues for passengers after district council approves new fares

08 February 2021
Taxi firms fear transparency issues for passengers after district council approves new fares

Taxi firms fear transparency issues for passengers after district council approves new fares

08 February 2021

Cab companies raised concerns that the rate for larger vehicles is too high and may put customers off, particularly disabled or single passengers.


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.