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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.


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.