Home   Authors   Author

Jason Noble, Local Democracy Reporter

Plans for four-storey health teaching facility approved

20 October 2021
Plans for four-storey health teaching facility approved

Plans for four-storey health teaching facility approved

20 October 2021

Plans for a new four-storey teaching facility, set to provide students with the best possible facilities for health courses, has been approved.


Timeline to restore former quarry to farmland pushed back to 2027

20 October 2021
Timeline to restore former quarry to farmland pushed back to 2027

Timeline to restore former quarry to farmland pushed back to 2027

20 October 2021

Restoration of a former quarry back to agricultural use is to take another six years after delays meant it couldn’t be completed in time.


Councillors oppose plans to introduce voter ID requirements for elections

19 October 2021
Councillors oppose plans to introduce voter ID requirements for elections

Councillors oppose plans to introduce voter ID requirements for elections

19 October 2021

District councillors have narrowly voted to oppose Government plans to introduce voter ID requirements for elections.


Councils agree on reduction of street lighting

19 October 2021
Councils agree on reduction of street lighting

Councils agree on reduction of street lighting

19 October 2021

Reduced street lighting plans have been agreed for two Suffolk districts to help combat the harmful affects on humans and wildlife.


Hospital midwives praised for flagging concerns of 'substandard care' in the service

18 October 2021
Hospital midwives praised for flagging concerns of 'substandard care' in the service

Hospital midwives praised for flagging concerns of 'substandard care' in the service

18 October 2021

Hospital’s interim chief said it was 'absolutely the right thing to do' for midwives to flag concerns over care with the health watchdog and media.


Developers set out £250m plan to mitigate impacts of Sizewell C, but authority says 'big ticket' concerns remain

15 October 2021
Developers set out £250m plan to mitigate impacts of Sizewell C, but authority says 'big ticket' concerns remain

Developers set out £250m plan to mitigate impacts of Sizewell C, but authority says 'big ticket' concerns remain

15 October 2021

A £250m funding package to mitigate impacts of Sizewell C has been pledged if it goes ahead, but the county council says 'big ticket' concerns remain.


Chance to have your say on Belle Vue Park proposals as plans go on display

15 October 2021
Chance to have your say on Belle Vue Park proposals as plans go on display

Chance to have your say on Belle Vue Park proposals as plans go on display

15 October 2021

A planning application for the Belle Vue Park revamp is due to be submitted before Christmas - with people urged to have their say on the proposals.


Major plans for 190 homes given final approval

14 October 2021
Major plans for 190 homes given final approval

Major plans for 190 homes given final approval

14 October 2021

Final approval is being given to plans for 190 homes in the Gipping Valley – with properties set to be finished in 2024.


Schools able to bid for cash to help connect youngsters with arts and culture professionals

14 October 2021
Schools able to bid for cash to help connect youngsters with arts and culture professionals

Schools able to bid for cash to help connect youngsters with arts and culture professionals

14 October 2021

A new five-figure project to connect youngsters with arts and culture professionals has been launched in one Suffolk town.


Suffolk's GPs are each seeing up to 50 patients a day as demand doubles

14 October 2021
Suffolk's GPs are each seeing up to 50 patients a day as demand doubles

Suffolk's GPs are each seeing up to 50 patients a day as demand doubles

14 October 2021

The number of contacts at GP surgeries in Suffolk has nearly doubled, according to health leaders, with them now seeing up to 50 patients a day.


Plans to reduce free parking in two Suffolk towns set to be postponed

14 October 2021
Plans to reduce free parking in two Suffolk towns set to be postponed

Plans to reduce free parking in two Suffolk towns set to be postponed

14 October 2021

Controversial plans to reduce free car parking to just one hour across south Suffolk will not come into force in January, and are set to be postponed.


One thousand hospital staff receive Covid-19 booster jab in West Suffolk

13 October 2021
One thousand hospital staff receive Covid-19 booster jab in West Suffolk

One thousand hospital staff receive Covid-19 booster jab in West Suffolk

13 October 2021

Covid-19 booster jabs have been given to 1,000 hospital staff members in the last 10 days in West Suffolk, it has been confirmed.


County council to put together £50m bid to make county's bus services better

12 October 2021
County council to put together £50m bid to make county's bus services better

County council to put together £50m bid to make county's bus services better

12 October 2021

Suffolk County Council's cabinet has agreed it will form a £50m bid for Government cash to fund bus service improvements over the next few years.


Health leaders to be quizzed over action to address lack of dental provision in district

11 October 2021
Health leaders to be quizzed over action to address lack of dental provision in district

Health leaders to be quizzed over action to address lack of dental provision in district

11 October 2021

Health leaders are set to address councillors over a shortage of NHS dentist provision in a Suffolk district this month.


Thousands of families who are missing out on food vouchers urged to take advantage of scheme

11 October 2021
Thousands of families who are missing out on food vouchers urged to take advantage of scheme

Thousands of families who are missing out on food vouchers urged to take advantage of scheme

11 October 2021

Struggling families hit by the Universal Credit cut are being urged to take up weekly Healthy Start vouchers to buy fresh groceries.


Hearing to decide if BrewDog can open a bar in Suffolk town postponed

11 October 2021
Hearing to decide if BrewDog can open a bar in Suffolk town postponed

Hearing to decide if BrewDog can open a bar in Suffolk town postponed

11 October 2021

A hearing to determine whether Scottish beer firm BrewDog can open a bar in Suffolk has been pushed back.


Sarah Everard: Police boss calls for new vetting procedure for seven forces

08 October 2021
Sarah Everard: Police boss calls for new vetting procedure for seven forces

Sarah Everard: Police boss calls for new vetting procedure for seven forces

08 October 2021

Suffolk's policing boss wants a unified vetting procedure for all seven police forces in the eastern region, following the murder of Sarah Everard.


Concerns that policing in West Suffolk falls short compared to other parts of the county

08 October 2021
Concerns that policing in West Suffolk falls short compared to other parts of the county

Concerns that policing in West Suffolk falls short compared to other parts of the county

08 October 2021

Concerns have been raised that policing levels in the west of Suffolk are not as equitable as other parts of the county.


Emotional Wellbeing Hub transformation planned to cope with demand

07 October 2021
Emotional Wellbeing Hub transformation planned to cope with demand

Emotional Wellbeing Hub transformation planned to cope with demand

07 October 2021

The children’s mental health hub is undergoing a transformation to help it cope with soaring demand for services, it has been confirmed.


Number of gritting runs almost double in 30 years as Suffolk prepares for winter season

07 October 2021
Number of gritting runs almost double in 30 years as Suffolk prepares for winter season

Number of gritting runs almost double in 30 years as Suffolk prepares for winter season

07 October 2021

Winter gritting runs in Suffolk have nearly doubled from 30 years ago, according to latest data.