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What can parents expect as children prepare to return to classrooms for new school year?

26 August 2021
What can parents expect as children prepare to return to classrooms for new school year?

What can parents expect as children prepare to return to classrooms for new school year?

26 August 2021

The start of the new school year next week is set to be a 'crucial term for getting to some sense of normality', an education chief has said.


Lidl store set to move to new larger site opposite its current home

26 August 2021
Lidl store set to move to new larger site opposite its current home

Lidl store set to move to new larger site opposite its current home

26 August 2021

A Lidl store in a Suffolk town is set to move to a purpose-built unit over the road after securing planning permission this week.


New sewerage company depot to bring 180 jobs to town

26 August 2021
New sewerage company depot to bring 180 jobs to town

New sewerage company depot to bring 180 jobs to town

26 August 2021

A new depot for a sewerage company, set to bring up to 180 jobs to one Suffolk town, has been given the go ahead.


Parents blast 'cruel' school transport policy after council cuts number of seats on rural bus routes

26 August 2021
Parents blast 'cruel' school transport policy after council cuts number of seats on rural bus routes

Parents blast 'cruel' school transport policy after council cuts number of seats on rural bus routes

26 August 2021

Controversial school transport policies in Suffolk have come under fire again after the council cut the number of seats available on key rural routes.

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Green light given to plans to demolish former department store to make way for new primary school

25 August 2021
Green light given to plans to demolish former department store to make way for new primary school

Green light given to plans to demolish former department store to make way for new primary school

25 August 2021

Approval has been given for a town centre landmark to be torn down and a new primary school built in its place.


New refreshment and tourist information kiosks to be added to town's seafront

24 August 2021
New refreshment and tourist information kiosks to be added to town's seafront

New refreshment and tourist information kiosks to be added to town's seafront

24 August 2021

Plans have been approved for new tourist information and refreshments kiosks on a Suffolk seafront.


Urgent steps needed to encourage people to switch to public transport, county council's opposition group says

24 August 2021
Urgent steps needed to encourage people to switch to public transport, county council's opposition group says

Urgent steps needed to encourage people to switch to public transport, county council's opposition group says

24 August 2021

Urgent action is needed to make changes that will encourage people to switch to sustainable transport, the county council's opposition group has said.


County council submits plans to create 114 homes on village farmland along A14 corridor

23 August 2021
County council submits plans to create 114 homes on village farmland along A14 corridor

County council submits plans to create 114 homes on village farmland along A14 corridor

23 August 2021

County council plans to develop 114 homes on underused county farm land in a Suffolk village have been submitted for planning permission.


Council to take key junction off town's pollution hotspot list

23 August 2021
Council to take key junction off town's pollution hotspot list

Council to take key junction off town's pollution hotspot list

23 August 2021

A key junction in a Suffolk town is no longer considered a pollution hotspot and will be removed from the air quality management areas.


Town's new 'dining quarter' tenants could help bring in visitors

21 August 2021
Town's new 'dining quarter' tenants could help bring in visitors

Town's new 'dining quarter' tenants could help bring in visitors

21 August 2021

Approval for a new restaurant near the town's Cornhill could pave the way for a dining quarter that will give the town centre a new lease of life.


Fears raised over lack of support for Suffolk cabbies to become more energy efficient

20 August 2021
Fears raised over lack of support for Suffolk cabbies to become more energy efficient

Fears raised over lack of support for Suffolk cabbies to become more energy efficient

20 August 2021

Concerns have been raised over a lack of measures to support some Suffolk cab drivers to switch to energy efficient vehicles.


'Thorn in side' island chicane to be removed 15 years after installation

19 August 2021
'Thorn in side' island chicane to be removed 15 years after installation

'Thorn in side' island chicane to be removed 15 years after installation

19 August 2021

A traffic-calming trouble spot in a Suffolk town that has been frustrating motorists and locals alike is finally set to be removed.


Plans for 81 homes given green light by council

19 August 2021
Plans for 81 homes given green light by council

Plans for 81 homes given green light by council

19 August 2021

Final approval has been given for 81 homes just outside a Suffolk town after four years in the pipeline.


'Suffolk will play its part': Councils vow to support Afghan refugees

19 August 2021
'Suffolk will play its part': Councils vow to support Afghan refugees

'Suffolk will play its part': Councils vow to support Afghan refugees

19 August 2021

Suffolk's councils have united to pledge their support in the Afghan refugee crisis, saying 'times like these call for acts of humanity'.


Multi-million pound business park plans approved despite community concerns

19 August 2021
Multi-million pound business park plans approved despite community concerns

Multi-million pound business park plans approved despite community concerns

19 August 2021

Plans for a business park off the A14 that could bring more than £70 million in economic benefits and thousands of jobs have been given the go-ahead.


Council back funding bid but have to pay an additional half a million in costs

17 August 2021
Council back funding bid but have to pay an additional half a million in costs

Council back funding bid but have to pay an additional half a million in costs

17 August 2021

Backing has been given for submission of the second round funding bid for multi-million pound upgrades to a Suffolk museum.


'Too loud' Suffolk ice cream van firm must operate under new licence conditions

17 August 2021
'Too loud' Suffolk ice cream van firm must operate under new licence conditions

'Too loud' Suffolk ice cream van firm must operate under new licence conditions

17 August 2021

An ice cream van firm must now operate with new licence conditions after claims it played chimes excessively and traded unlawfully.


Fresh revisions to Hackney Carriage cab fares in Suffolk district outlined to replace scrapped proposals

17 August 2021
Fresh revisions to Hackney Carriage cab fares in Suffolk district outlined to replace scrapped proposals

Fresh revisions to Hackney Carriage cab fares in Suffolk district outlined to replace scrapped proposals

17 August 2021

Fresh Hackney Carriage cab fares to replace those scrapped at zero hour for risking a breach of equality law are set to get final approval next month.


Suffolk council pledges support for Commonwealth and Nepalese veterans

06 August 2021
Suffolk council pledges support for Commonwealth and Nepalese veterans

Suffolk council pledges support for Commonwealth and Nepalese veterans

06 August 2021

One Suffolk council will press to see that Commonwealth and Gurkha vets are not disadvantaged in accessing support services.


Voters without photo IDs will be able to apply for free voter card if plans go ahead, council says

06 August 2021
Voters without photo IDs will be able to apply for free voter card if plans go ahead, council says

Voters without photo IDs will be able to apply for free voter card if plans go ahead, council says

06 August 2021

An authority has vowed that voters will be able to cast their ballot if they do not have any photo ID if plans to introduce the measures are approved.