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More than 1,200 Suffolk pupils have had to self-isolate over possible coronavirus risks

21 October 2020
More than 1,200 Suffolk pupils have had to self-isolate over possible coronavirus risks

More than 1,200 Suffolk pupils have had to self-isolate over possible coronavirus risks

21 October 2020

More than 1,200 school pupils and 160 teachers in Suffolk have had to self-isolate because of potential coronavirus risks, new data has revealed.


Boost for Covid-19 test centres as Government 'uplifts' capacity

21 October 2020
Boost for Covid-19 test centres as Government 'uplifts' capacity

Boost for Covid-19 test centres as Government 'uplifts' capacity

21 October 2020

Covid-19 test centres in Suffolk have been given a boost after public health chiefs confirmed extra capacity had been made to test people locally.


STI cases in Suffolk have 'significantly' increased in recent years, health committee told

20 October 2020
STI cases in Suffolk have 'significantly' increased in recent years, health committee told

STI cases in Suffolk have 'significantly' increased in recent years, health committee told

20 October 2020

Cases of gonorrhoea, syphilis and chlamydia have risen in Suffolk, but health bosses have said that the county remains much lower than other areas.


New hospital location narrowed to a handful of potential sites

20 October 2020
New hospital location narrowed to a handful of potential sites

New hospital location narrowed to a handful of potential sites

20 October 2020

The location for the rebuild of West Suffolk Hospital has been narrowed down to a handful of potential sites – with a decision to be made next month.


Motion submitted to reduce speed limit to 20mph on residential streets in Suffolk

15 October 2020
Motion submitted to reduce speed limit to 20mph on residential streets in Suffolk

Motion submitted to reduce speed limit to 20mph on residential streets in Suffolk

15 October 2020

The Liberal Democrat, Green and Independent group at the county council submitted the motion, with 30mph only for use in “exceptional circumstances”.


Owners vow to run care home 'long into the future' despite flat conversion plans

15 October 2020
Owners vow to run care home 'long into the future' despite flat conversion plans

Owners vow to run care home 'long into the future' despite flat conversion plans

15 October 2020

Owners of a struggling care home say it will continue operating as a care home despite securing planning permission to redevelop it for flats.


Police have issued 289 fines in county for breaches of Covid-19 rules since lockdown started

13 October 2020
Police have issued 289 fines in county for breaches of Covid-19 rules since lockdown started

Police have issued 289 fines in county for breaches of Covid-19 rules since lockdown started

13 October 2020

A six-figure sum has been issued to Suffolk police to help enforce coronavirus rules, it has been confirmed.


'No quick fix' warning as residents highlight town's parking woes

09 October 2020
'No quick fix' warning as residents highlight town's parking woes

'No quick fix' warning as residents highlight town's parking woes

09 October 2020

More than three-quarters of survey respondents over parking in Bury St Edmunds have said there is a problem, according to a town councillor.


New SEND school on town's estate could open in 2022

09 October 2020
New SEND school on town's estate could open in 2022

New SEND school on town's estate could open in 2022

09 October 2020

Plans to build a new special educational needs school in a Suffolk town have been submitted – with hopes it will be open in September 2022.


Major overhaul of recycling centre could start next year

09 October 2020
Major overhaul of recycling centre could start next year

Major overhaul of recycling centre could start next year

09 October 2020

Work on a major overhaul of Foxhall Recycling Centre near Ipswich could begin next year.


Public orders to tackle street drinking scrapped in two areas

08 October 2020
Public orders to tackle street drinking scrapped in two areas

Public orders to tackle street drinking scrapped in two areas

08 October 2020

Public orders to tackle street drinking in two areas have not been extended because there is no evidence police are using those powers.


Authority agrees plans to protect shoreline up to 2105

07 October 2020
Authority agrees plans to protect shoreline up to 2105

Authority agrees plans to protect shoreline up to 2105

07 October 2020

A long term plan to manage a Suffolk shoreline into the next century has been agreed.


New same-day emergency care unit set to open at hospital in 2021

06 October 2020
New same-day emergency care unit set to open at hospital in 2021

New same-day emergency care unit set to open at hospital in 2021

06 October 2020

Plans to build a same-day emergency treatment unit at a hospital have moved a step forward, after a planning application was submitted.


Suffolk to face 20,000 more redundancies due to pandemic, council told

01 October 2020
Suffolk to face 20,000 more redundancies due to pandemic, council told

Suffolk to face 20,000 more redundancies due to pandemic, council told

01 October 2020

Suffolk is facing around 20,000 more people being made redundant as a result of Covid-19, an authority has warned.


Sheltered housing increases frozen in Mid Suffolk

30 September 2020
Sheltered housing increases frozen in Mid Suffolk

Sheltered housing increases frozen in Mid Suffolk

30 September 2020

Sheltered housing residents in Mid Suffolk have been handed a reprieve after planned increases in rent and utility bills for this year were frozen.


'We deserve better': Councillors call for regeneration of town centre car park

29 September 2020
'We deserve better': Councillors call for regeneration of town centre car park

'We deserve better': Councillors call for regeneration of town centre car park

29 September 2020

An eyesore town centre car park in Suffolk has been dubbed 'an embarrassment' by councillors, prompting fresh talks to begin on regenerating the area.


Popular music festival to go online to promote home-grown artists

29 September 2020
Popular music festival to go online to promote home-grown artists

Popular music festival to go online to promote home-grown artists

29 September 2020

A Suffolk music festival will be held online on Friday, after coronavirus forced the cancellation of this year’s event.


Public sector leaders announce £2m plan to boost Suffolk's economy in response to coronavirus

28 September 2020
Public sector leaders announce £2m plan to boost Suffolk's economy in response to coronavirus

Public sector leaders announce £2m plan to boost Suffolk's economy in response to coronavirus

28 September 2020

The cash will include recruiting an officer to lead efforts to boost the visitor economy, and establishing a £1.6m pot of funding for businesses.


Conservatives retain power in council

25 September 2020
Conservatives retain power in council

Conservatives retain power in council

25 September 2020

Conservatives and Independents at a deadlocked Suffolk authority have narrowly held on to power for another year thanks to a casting vote.


Ornaments missing from historic building set to be restored after 70 years

24 September 2020
Ornaments missing from historic building set to be restored after 70 years

Ornaments missing from historic building set to be restored after 70 years

24 September 2020

Decorative ornaments missing atop one of a Suffolk town's key historic buildings will be restored after more than 70 years.