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Parties consider coalitions after Tories lose control in Babergh and Mid Suffolk

09 May 2019
Parties consider coalitions after Tories lose control in Babergh and Mid Suffolk

Parties consider coalitions after Tories lose control in Babergh and Mid Suffolk

09 May 2019

With parties at Babergh and Mid Suffolk district councils failing to secure majorities, a fortnight of behind-closed-doors wrangling is set to ensue.


Suffolk County Council reduces temporary staff bill but still spends £6.5m in a year

09 May 2019
Suffolk County Council reduces temporary staff bill but still spends £6.5m in a year

Suffolk County Council reduces temporary staff bill but still spends £6.5m in a year

09 May 2019

Authority reduced spending on temporary staff and contractors by £153,504 in the three months to October compared with previous three month period.


First glimpse of what Regal Theatre could look like

08 May 2019
First glimpse of what Regal Theatre could look like

First glimpse of what Regal Theatre could look like

08 May 2019

The Regal Theatre in Stowmarket secured a grant of £1.56m from Mid Suffolk District Council last year.


LOCAL ELECTIONS: Wrangling set to ensue over who leads Mid Suffolk and Babergh District Councils

07 May 2019
LOCAL ELECTIONS: Wrangling set to ensue over who leads Mid Suffolk and Babergh District Councils

LOCAL ELECTIONS: Wrangling set to ensue over who leads Mid Suffolk and Babergh District Councils

07 May 2019

Parties at both authorities failed to secure majorities in the elections.


Voters across Suffolk go to polls for local elections

02 May 2019
Voters across Suffolk go to polls for local elections

Voters across Suffolk go to polls for local elections

02 May 2019

Voters across Suffolk will take to the polls today for the 2019 local elections, with plenty at stake for candidates and political parties.


Everything you need to know for polling day

02 May 2019
Everything you need to know for polling day

Everything you need to know for polling day

02 May 2019

Voters across Suffolk will take to the polls today for the 2019 local elections.


Fresh calls for independent review of Suffolk's special educational needs service

29 April 2019
Fresh calls for independent review of Suffolk's special educational needs service

Fresh calls for independent review of Suffolk's special educational needs service

29 April 2019

Concerns surrounding a task force have been raised.


Calls for under-performing academies in Suffolk to return to local authority control

28 April 2019
Calls for under-performing academies in Suffolk to return to local authority control

Calls for under-performing academies in Suffolk to return to local authority control

28 April 2019

Calls have been made by education champions in Suffolk to bring poorly performing academies back under council control.


Suffolk County Council set to borrow £24m to fund specialist education places for children

25 April 2019
Suffolk County Council set to borrow £24m to fund specialist education places for children

Suffolk County Council set to borrow £24m to fund specialist education places for children

25 April 2019

Plans to borrow millions of pounds to create new specialist education places for children has been given the green light by council leaders.


Plans for 250 new homes in Thurston approved

24 April 2019
Plans for 250 new homes in Thurston approved

Plans for 250 new homes in Thurston approved

24 April 2019

It represents the first in a wave of applications to be decided for Thurston.


Joint local plan in Babergh and Mid Suffolk a priority after elections, council leaders claim

24 April 2019
Joint local plan in Babergh and Mid Suffolk a priority after elections, council leaders claim

Joint local plan in Babergh and Mid Suffolk a priority after elections, council leaders claim

24 April 2019

A joint local plan for future development across the district will be a priority for two new councils following this year’s local elections.


Suffolk County Council given go-ahead to borrow £24.1m to create new specialist education places

24 April 2019
Suffolk County Council given go-ahead to borrow £24.1m to create new specialist education places

Suffolk County Council given go-ahead to borrow £24.1m to create new specialist education places

24 April 2019

The first wave of new places is expected to be ready for September 2020.


Opposition groups withdraw from Suffolk task force over planned cuts to children's centres

20 April 2019
Opposition groups withdraw from Suffolk task force over planned cuts to children's centres

Opposition groups withdraw from Suffolk task force over planned cuts to children's centres

20 April 2019

Opposition groups have pulled out of a cross-party task force at Suffolk County Council over controversial plans which threaten children’s centres.


Special educational needs service in Suffolk underfunded by £2.1 million, says union

19 April 2019
Special educational needs service in Suffolk underfunded by £2.1 million, says union

Special educational needs service in Suffolk underfunded by £2.1 million, says union

19 April 2019

Figures published by the National Executive Union suggested that 93 per cent of all education authorities in the country had lost out on SEND cash.


Suffolk's special education services underfunded by more than £2.1 million, new data says

18 April 2019
Suffolk's special education services underfunded by more than £2.1 million, new data says

Suffolk's special education services underfunded by more than £2.1 million, new data says

18 April 2019

Figures published by a union this week suggested that 93 per cent of all education authorities in the country had lost out on special education cash


Special school proposals for rural manor

18 April 2019
Special school proposals for rural manor

Special school proposals for rural manor

18 April 2019

The NFA Group has submitted proposals to convert the Grade II Listed Wetheringsett Manor into a school.


LOCAL ELECTIONS: Will the Conservatives keep control of West Suffolk after creation of new council?

17 April 2019
LOCAL ELECTIONS: Will the Conservatives keep control of West Suffolk after creation of new council?

LOCAL ELECTIONS: Will the Conservatives keep control of West Suffolk after creation of new council?

17 April 2019

The Conservatives have traditionally enjoyed a large majority at the former St Edmundsbury Borough and Forest Heath District Councils.


No children's centre closures in Suffolk without full public consultation, say council chiefs

15 April 2019
No children's centre closures in Suffolk without full public consultation, say council chiefs

No children's centre closures in Suffolk without full public consultation, say council chiefs

15 April 2019

Conservative chiefs at the county council have already stressed that no decision has been made.


UPDATED: Campaign launched to 'Save Suffolk’s Children’s Centres' after closure threat

15 April 2019
UPDATED: Campaign launched to 'Save Suffolk’s Children’s Centres' after closure threat

UPDATED: Campaign launched to 'Save Suffolk’s Children’s Centres' after closure threat

15 April 2019

Ipswich MP Sandy Martin, Labour group county councillors and parents gathered to launch a petition and the Save Suffolk’s Children’s Centres campaign.


Leaders revive plans to merge Babergh and Mid Suffolk councils into one authority

12 April 2019
Leaders revive plans to merge Babergh and Mid Suffolk councils into one authority

Leaders revive plans to merge Babergh and Mid Suffolk councils into one authority

12 April 2019

The merger of two Suffolk councils is still on the cards, according to their leaders – one year after the plans were shelved.