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Scathing report into Suffolk's special education needs and disability service published today

04 March 2019
Scathing report into Suffolk's special education needs and disability service published today

Scathing report into Suffolk's special education needs and disability service published today

04 March 2019

NHS and Whitehall to decide next steps for SEND.


Campaign calls for garden waste collection charges to be scrapped in Babergh

02 March 2019
Campaign calls for garden waste collection charges to be scrapped in Babergh

Campaign calls for garden waste collection charges to be scrapped in Babergh

02 March 2019

Campaigners calling for garden waste collection charges to be scrapped in Babergh have described the fees as a tax for doing the right thing.


David Copperfield film shoot in Bury St Edmunds generated £82,500 for town's economy

01 March 2019
David Copperfield film shoot in Bury St Edmunds generated £82,500 for town's economy

David Copperfield film shoot in Bury St Edmunds generated £82,500 for town's economy

01 March 2019

Figures reveal spend from film and TV productions shooting in Suffolk exceeded £3.8m in two years.


Suffolk County Council vows not to overspend next year

28 February 2019
Suffolk County Council vows not to overspend next year

Suffolk County Council vows not to overspend next year

28 February 2019

A county council finance chief has vowed not to overspend next year as it heads towards another seven-figure hit from reserves


Go-ahead for over 130 homes at former council offices and middle school site in Needham Market

28 February 2019
Go-ahead for over 130 homes at former council offices and middle school site in Needham Market

Go-ahead for over 130 homes at former council offices and middle school site in Needham Market

28 February 2019

Former Mid Suffolk District Council offices will be turned into 94 homes and a shop, while the former Needham Middle School will site 41 properties.


Council announces 'northern bypass' consultation

27 February 2019
Council announces 'northern bypass' consultation

Council announces 'northern bypass' consultation

27 February 2019

The public consultation on the route details and junction options with the A12 and A14 will be launched this summer.


Council vows to end overspending

27 February 2019
Council vows to end overspending

Council vows to end overspending

27 February 2019

Latest papers revealed that overspend was now likely to be £5.9m, following on from that of £5.2m last year.


Suffolk County Council backs new mental health vision

27 February 2019
Suffolk County Council backs new mental health vision

Suffolk County Council backs new mental health vision

27 February 2019

Detailed plan for implementation of new measures is due later this year.


'Garden town' suggestion for Mildenhall or A14 corridor

25 February 2019
'Garden town' suggestion for Mildenhall or A14 corridor

'Garden town' suggestion for Mildenhall or A14 corridor

25 February 2019

Idea mooted in controversial £66,000 report.


'An absolute disgrace': Taxpayer-funded council report cost £4,700 a page

22 February 2019
'An absolute disgrace': Taxpayer-funded council report cost £4,700 a page

'An absolute disgrace': Taxpayer-funded council report cost £4,700 a page

22 February 2019

Suffolk County Council's Conservative leadership has been criticised over hiring a think-tank to complete the £66,000 report


Mid Suffolk council tax rise and £25 million in property investment approved

22 February 2019
Mid Suffolk council tax rise and £25 million in property investment approved

Mid Suffolk council tax rise and £25 million in property investment approved

22 February 2019

Babergh and Mid Suffolk councils established a joint investment firm CIFCO Capital Ltd to invest in commercial and retail buildings.


Tax rise and Citizens Advice funding cuts approved in Suffolk County Council's budget

21 February 2019
Tax rise and Citizens Advice funding cuts approved in Suffolk County Council's budget

Tax rise and Citizens Advice funding cuts approved in Suffolk County Council's budget

21 February 2019

Suffolk County Council’s budget, which features a 4 per cent council tax rise and cuts to funding to Citizens Advice services, was given the go-ahead.


Suffolk County Council reserves warning

21 February 2019
Suffolk County Council reserves warning

Suffolk County Council reserves warning

21 February 2019

Suffolk County Council’s entire reserves will be eradicated in less than a decade if current levels of overspend continue, it has emerged.


Council tax increase for Forest Heath homes as first budget for new West Suffolk Council agreed

21 February 2019
Council tax increase for Forest Heath homes as first budget for new West Suffolk Council agreed

Council tax increase for Forest Heath homes as first budget for new West Suffolk Council agreed

21 February 2019

Forest Heath homes will see a small increase in council tax of £4.95 (for a Band D property) for the year, while St Edmundsbury’s remains unchanged.


Babergh District Council approves Council Tax increase and £25m loan

20 February 2019
Babergh District Council approves Council Tax increase and £25m loan

Babergh District Council approves Council Tax increase and £25m loan

20 February 2019

Multi-million loan to be pumped into CIFCO commercial property enterprise.


Green calls for CIFCO sales

19 February 2019
Green calls for CIFCO sales

Green calls for CIFCO sales

19 February 2019

Calls for controversial out-of-county investments in commercial and retail property to be sold and money to be pumped into housebuilding


New bid for 138 homes in Combs

18 February 2019
New bid for 138 homes in Combs

New bid for 138 homes in Combs

18 February 2019

Developer's fresh application after 160-home scheme rejected.


Task force set up to tackle youngsters who cannot attend mainstream schools

18 February 2019
Task force set up to tackle youngsters who cannot attend mainstream schools

Task force set up to tackle youngsters who cannot attend mainstream schools

18 February 2019

Pupil referral units to be established.


Council tax rise and controversial cut to Citizens Advice funding as Suffolk County Council budget approved

14 February 2019
Council tax rise and controversial cut to Citizens Advice funding as Suffolk County Council budget approved

Council tax rise and controversial cut to Citizens Advice funding as Suffolk County Council budget approved

14 February 2019

With the 12.7 per cent policing precept increase and expected three per cent rises at district councils, most Band B properties face a £65 increase.


Suffolk 'leading way' in fight against county line drug dealing

14 February 2019
Suffolk 'leading way' in fight against county line drug dealing

Suffolk 'leading way' in fight against county line drug dealing

14 February 2019

The number of county lines had reduced from 40 a year ago to 19, it has been claimed