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Suffolk health chiefs aim to tackle problem areas of smoking, diet and binge drinking

22 July 2021
Suffolk health chiefs aim to tackle problem areas of smoking, diet and binge drinking

Suffolk health chiefs aim to tackle problem areas of smoking, diet and binge drinking

22 July 2021

Health chiefs in Suffolk are planning a "radical change" in their approach to smoking, obesity and exercise.


Police numbers across Suffolk to hit eight-year high

21 July 2021
Police numbers across Suffolk to hit eight-year high

Police numbers across Suffolk to hit eight-year high

21 July 2021

More police officers and better visibility - that's the pledge from police and crime boss Tim Passmore.


Council's carbon emissions at half level of a decade ago - with Covid speeding up progress

21 July 2021
Council's carbon emissions at half level of a decade ago - with Covid speeding up progress

Council's carbon emissions at half level of a decade ago - with Covid speeding up progress

21 July 2021

Greenhouse gas emissions from a council's activities have fallen by more than 28 per cent in the last year as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.


University's health and care quarter to open next year as 'unprecedented' numbers apply for courses

21 July 2021
University's health and care quarter to open next year as 'unprecedented' numbers apply for courses

University's health and care quarter to open next year as 'unprecedented' numbers apply for courses

21 July 2021

A multi-million pound health and care quarter being built at the University of Suffolk packed with state of the art facilities is set to open in 2022.


Council to slash carbon output by 80% with new energy contracts

20 July 2021
Council to slash carbon output by 80% with new energy contracts

Council to slash carbon output by 80% with new energy contracts

20 July 2021

A Suffolk council will cut around 80% of its carbon output under new gas and electricity contracts.


Task force to look at rural transport provision in two areas of Suffolk

19 July 2021
Task force to look at rural transport provision in two areas of Suffolk

Task force to look at rural transport provision in two areas of Suffolk

19 July 2021

A new task force will spotlight transport provision in two rural Suffolk districts and aim to plug any gaps in the service.


Extra police for bars, pubs and tourism hotspots in Suffolk for 'Freedom Day'

16 July 2021
Extra police for bars, pubs and tourism hotspots in Suffolk for 'Freedom Day'

Extra police for bars, pubs and tourism hotspots in Suffolk for 'Freedom Day'

16 July 2021

An additional police presence is set for bars, pubs and tourism hotspots from next week, as officers aim for a safe relaxing of Covid-19 restrictions.


New calls for nightingale court over backlog of thousands of cases

16 July 2021
New calls for nightingale court over backlog of thousands of cases

New calls for nightingale court over backlog of thousands of cases

16 July 2021

Demand on Suffolk and Norfolk's victim and witness care unit has increased by 70 per cent as a result of a backlog of court cases.


Increasing Covid hospitalisations, urgent surgery and self-isolating staff could put extra pressure on county's hospitals

16 July 2021
Increasing Covid hospitalisations, urgent surgery and self-isolating staff could put extra pressure on county's hospitals

Increasing Covid hospitalisations, urgent surgery and self-isolating staff could put extra pressure on county's hospitals

16 July 2021

Rising hospital admissions from Covid coupled with a programme of urgent non-elective surgery could place more pressure on hospitals this summer.


Suffolk residents should be 'cautious, courteous and caring' as restrictions are lifted, health bosses say

15 July 2021
Suffolk residents should be 'cautious, courteous and caring' as restrictions are lifted, health bosses say

Suffolk residents should be 'cautious, courteous and caring' as restrictions are lifted, health bosses say

15 July 2021

Suffolk's public health chief has urged people to be 'cautious, courteous and caring' as the county emerges from Covid-19 restrictions next week - and called on people to continue wearing face masks in enclosed spaces.


Two towns to continue receiving partnership scheme funding - with more to benefit too

14 July 2021
Two towns to continue receiving partnership scheme funding - with more to benefit too

Two towns to continue receiving partnership scheme funding - with more to benefit too

14 July 2021

A fresh funding commitment for partnership schemes in two towns has been made - and more places across the district will benefit, an authority says.


Permission pushed back for 150 homes after planners call for improvements to do village justice

14 July 2021
Permission pushed back for 150 homes after planners call for improvements to do village justice

Permission pushed back for 150 homes after planners call for improvements to do village justice

14 July 2021

Officers had recommended approval, but the committee unanimously agreed to defer a decision, because councillors felt the scheme could be much better.


Council agrees three new highways maintenance contracts

14 July 2021
Council agrees three new highways maintenance contracts

Council agrees three new highways maintenance contracts

14 July 2021

Agreement has been given for three new highways maintenance contracts with a spend of up to £1billion in the next 20 years in Suffolk to be pursued.


Temporary cycle stands installed during pandemic to encourage bicycle use could become permanent

13 July 2021
Temporary cycle stands installed during pandemic to encourage bicycle use could become permanent

Temporary cycle stands installed during pandemic to encourage bicycle use could become permanent

13 July 2021

Plans have been tabled for 200 temporary cycle stands introduced across the county during Covid-19 to be upgraded to permanent stations.


Safeguarding experts predict influx of reports of adults who have self-neglected

13 July 2021
Safeguarding experts predict influx of reports of adults who have self-neglected

Safeguarding experts predict influx of reports of adults who have self-neglected

13 July 2021

Fears have been raised that more people could have been self-neglecting or hoarding during the Covid-19 crisis.


Task force being formed to review GP provision along A14 corridor after surgery closure

12 July 2021
Task force being formed to review GP provision along A14 corridor after surgery closure

Task force being formed to review GP provision along A14 corridor after surgery closure

12 July 2021

Health chiefs are to meet with councillors and an MP to come up with solutions for future GP provision along the A14 corridor.


Latitude Festival to police film viewers' ages after new ratings

12 July 2021
Latitude Festival to police film viewers' ages after new ratings

Latitude Festival to police film viewers' ages after new ratings

12 July 2021

East Suffolk Council was required to use unusual powers to give age ratings to a series of films and short movies to be shown at Latitude Festival.


Greens continue to make gains as party steals seat from Conservatives

09 July 2021
Greens continue to make gains as party steals seat from Conservatives

Greens continue to make gains as party steals seat from Conservatives

09 July 2021

The Greens have stolen a district council set from the Conservatives in an extraordinarily close by-election.


Orwell Bridge diversion route will 'cause gridlock and loss of income'

09 July 2021
Orwell Bridge diversion route will 'cause gridlock and loss of income'

Orwell Bridge diversion route will 'cause gridlock and loss of income'

09 July 2021

Calls have been made for a review of the diversion route used when the Orwell Bridge must close when reduced speed limits are not available.


Suffolk Highways set to award contacts worth £1billion from 2023

07 July 2021
Suffolk Highways set to award contacts worth £1billion from 2023

Suffolk Highways set to award contacts worth £1billion from 2023

07 July 2021

Better communication to homes, carbon reduction measures and more work opportunities are among ambitions for new highways maintenance contracts.