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Divisive plans to build 49 new homes in town approved

25 January 2022
Divisive plans to build 49 new homes in town approved

Divisive plans to build 49 new homes in town approved

25 January 2022

Divisive plans for 49 self-build homes in a market town have been approved, despite hundreds of objections.


West Suffolk faces increases in brown bin charges and entry fees at tourist attractions

25 January 2022
West Suffolk faces increases in brown bin charges and entry fees at tourist attractions

West Suffolk faces increases in brown bin charges and entry fees at tourist attractions

25 January 2022

Small increases are being proposed for garden waste collection and entry to some tourist attractions in West Suffolk from April.


Transport strategy for region does not address sustainable travel enough, say councillors

25 January 2022
Transport strategy for region does not address sustainable travel enough, say councillors

Transport strategy for region does not address sustainable travel enough, say councillors

25 January 2022

A 30-year strategy for transport across the East of England does not address sustainable travel enough, according to Suffolk Green councillors.


Carbon budget published by Suffolk County Council for first time

24 January 2022
Carbon budget published by Suffolk County Council for first time

Carbon budget published by Suffolk County Council for first time

24 January 2022

A carbon budget that will chart reduction in emissions up to 2030 has been published by a Suffolk authority for the first time.


Decision on funding for bus scheme to be announced next month

24 January 2022
Decision on funding for bus scheme to be announced next month

Decision on funding for bus scheme to be announced next month

24 January 2022

Suffolk is set to find out next month whether funding for ambitious bus improvement plans will be approved.

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Candidates unveiled for crucial by-election

24 January 2022
Candidates unveiled for crucial by-election

Candidates unveiled for crucial by-election

24 January 2022

Candidates for a crucial by-election in a Suffolk district have been unveiled today.


Resurrected historic music hub to host week of gigs for Independent Venue Week

24 January 2022
Resurrected historic music hub to host week of gigs for Independent Venue Week

Resurrected historic music hub to host week of gigs for Independent Venue Week

24 January 2022

An historic venue resurrected for the first time in years will host a week of gigs to celebrate Independent Venue Week.


How 2021 became the busiest year so far for shooting TV shows and films in Suffolk

24 January 2022
How 2021 became the busiest year so far for shooting TV shows and films in Suffolk

How 2021 became the busiest year so far for shooting TV shows and films in Suffolk

24 January 2022

What do the cast of Downton Abbey, Ray Winstone, and the Grand Tour all have in common? The common link in 2021 is that they all shot in Suffolk.


£2.5m set aside to address mental health in Suffolk as countywide survey planned

21 January 2022
£2.5m set aside to address mental health in Suffolk as countywide survey planned

£2.5m set aside to address mental health in Suffolk as countywide survey planned

21 January 2022

Plans for a countywide survey of mental health have been voiced as part of public health efforts to form a 10-year strategy to address wellbeing.


Suffolk health boss urges caution on labelling people anti-vaxxers

21 January 2022
Suffolk health boss urges caution on labelling people anti-vaxxers

Suffolk health boss urges caution on labelling people anti-vaxxers

21 January 2022

Suffolk's public health chief has urged caution on labelling people anti-vaxxers, so as not to drive them further away from getting a Covid-19 jab.


Half of Suffolk's care homes have had Covid outbreaks in last two weeks

20 January 2022
Half of Suffolk's care homes have had Covid outbreaks in last two weeks

Half of Suffolk's care homes have had Covid outbreaks in last two weeks

20 January 2022

Half of Suffolk's care homes have reported a Covid-19 outbreak in the last 14 days, public health chiefs have said.


Crucial work needed so frontline staff are vaccinated ahead of deadline, health bosses say

20 January 2022
Crucial work needed so frontline staff are vaccinated ahead of deadline, health bosses say

Crucial work needed so frontline staff are vaccinated ahead of deadline, health bosses say

20 January 2022

Health chiefs say work over the next few weeks is crucial to ensure frontline staff get their Covid jabs in time for the government-mandated deadline.


County council payouts over SEND complaints more than double

18 January 2022
County council payouts over SEND complaints more than double

County council payouts over SEND complaints more than double

18 January 2022

Payouts following ombudsman investigations into Suffolk special educational needs and disabilities complaints have more than doubled.


Councillor resigns from committee in protest against fossil fuel investments

18 January 2022
Councillor resigns from committee in protest against fossil fuel investments

Councillor resigns from committee in protest against fossil fuel investments

18 January 2022

An opposition councillor has quit the authority’s audit committee over fossil fuel investments, fearing that it puts public funds at risk.


Authority's plans to get more people walking and cycling in rural areas 'lack ambition', opposition councillors say

17 January 2022
Authority's plans to get more people walking and cycling in rural areas 'lack ambition', opposition councillors say

Authority's plans to get more people walking and cycling in rural areas 'lack ambition', opposition councillors say

17 January 2022

Measures to encourage people to walk and cycle in part of Suffolk are not ambitious enough, according to opposition councillors.


Council house rent set to rise in town

17 January 2022
Council house rent set to rise in town

Council house rent set to rise in town

17 January 2022

Council house rent in a Suffolk town is set to increase by 4.1 per cent from April to help fund improvements to homes.


Police chiefs say control room investment will deliver immediate improvements to 101 service

14 January 2022
Police chiefs say control room investment will deliver immediate improvements to 101 service

Police chiefs say control room investment will deliver immediate improvements to 101 service

14 January 2022

Police chiefs have said the public will see swift improvements in 101 response times if a taxpayer-funded investment is approved later this month.


Rules to curb tax loophole for second homes welcomed

14 January 2022
Rules to curb tax loophole for second homes welcomed

Rules to curb tax loophole for second homes welcomed

14 January 2022

New Government rules to curb a tax loophole for second homes have been welcomed by community figures in coastal Suffolk communities.


Plans for 66 homes in Suffolk town given final go ahead

13 January 2022
Plans for 66 homes in Suffolk town given final go ahead

Plans for 66 homes in Suffolk town given final go ahead

13 January 2022

Final approval has been granted for 66 homes in a Suffolk town.


Brewing giant given licensing approval for new bar

13 January 2022
Brewing giant given licensing approval for new bar

Brewing giant given licensing approval for new bar

13 January 2022

Brewdog has secured a licence to open a new bar in a Suffolk town.