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Final approval granted for 49 new homes

28 October 2021
Final approval granted for 49 new homes

Final approval granted for 49 new homes

28 October 2021

Final approval has been granted unanimously for 49 new homes and a school car park in a Suffolk village.


Health leaders 'surprised' at numbers coming forward for booster Covid-19 vaccine at walk-in clinics

28 October 2021
Health leaders 'surprised' at numbers coming forward for booster Covid-19 vaccine at walk-in clinics

Health leaders 'surprised' at numbers coming forward for booster Covid-19 vaccine at walk-in clinics

28 October 2021

Suffolk health leaders have said they have been surprised at the numbers coming forward to walk-in clinics for their booster Covid-19 vaccine.


Hospital visits contributed to Covid-19 spread, health bosses confirm after cases spike

27 October 2021
Hospital visits contributed to Covid-19 spread, health bosses confirm after cases spike

Hospital visits contributed to Covid-19 spread, health bosses confirm after cases spike

27 October 2021

Health bosses say hospital visits have contributed to the spread of Covid-19 in Suffolk's hospitals, as coronavirus patients exceed 70 cases.


Covid-19 rates increase in schools as 7,500 pupils test positive since start of term

27 October 2021
Covid-19 rates increase in schools as 7,500 pupils test positive since start of term

Covid-19 rates increase in schools as 7,500 pupils test positive since start of term

27 October 2021

Over 36 Suffolk schools have experienced 50 or more cases since the start of term, Public Health Suffolk confirm.


Public health bosses seek national Covid support

27 October 2021
Public health bosses seek national Covid support

Public health bosses seek national Covid support

27 October 2021

Public Health chiefs in Suffolk are set to call in national support teams to aid Covid-19 efforts around vaccinations, outbreaks and communications.


Approval of A14 logistics park plans will create over 1,100 jobs

26 October 2021
Approval of A14 logistics park plans will create over 1,100 jobs

Approval of A14 logistics park plans will create over 1,100 jobs

26 October 2021

Final planning permission has been approved for a new logistics park off the A14 which will create more than 1,100 new jobs.


Plans for £1m beach village to 'enhance seaside offering' given green light

26 October 2021
Plans for £1m beach village to 'enhance seaside offering' given green light

Plans for £1m beach village to 'enhance seaside offering' given green light

26 October 2021

Proposals for a £1million beach village in a Suffolk seaside town which will 'significantly enhance' the area have been granted planning permission.


Disproportionate numbers of SEND and BAME children being permanently excluded from Suffolk schools, investigation finds

26 October 2021
Disproportionate numbers of SEND and BAME children being permanently excluded from Suffolk schools, investigation finds

Disproportionate numbers of SEND and BAME children being permanently excluded from Suffolk schools, investigation finds

26 October 2021

An investigation into increasing permanent school exclusions has found disproportionate numbers of SEND and BAME youngsters being ousted.


Survey suggests over half of Suffolk residents still wear face masks in indoor settings

25 October 2021
Survey suggests over half of Suffolk residents still wear face masks in indoor settings

Survey suggests over half of Suffolk residents still wear face masks in indoor settings

25 October 2021

More than 50 per cent of people in Suffolk are continuing to wear face masks in indoor public places all the time, according to a new survey.


Reduced street lighting plans won't compromise pedestrian safety, councillors insist

25 October 2021
Reduced street lighting plans won't compromise pedestrian safety, councillors insist

Reduced street lighting plans won't compromise pedestrian safety, councillors insist

25 October 2021

Councillors have addressed fears expressed on social media over reduced street lighting plans, saying pedestrian safety will not be compromised.


Blueprint for 17,500 new homes hit by fresh delay after inspectors outline concerns

22 October 2021
Blueprint for 17,500 new homes hit by fresh delay after inspectors outline concerns

Blueprint for 17,500 new homes hit by fresh delay after inspectors outline concerns

22 October 2021

A key strategy which will determine where 17,500 new homes are built across two districts over the next 15 years has encountered a fresh delay.


Councillors back bill to allow communities to contribute to renewable energy production

22 October 2021
Councillors back bill to allow communities to contribute to renewable energy production

Councillors back bill to allow communities to contribute to renewable energy production

22 October 2021

Suffolk councillors are backing a Government bill that will allow communities to contribute to local renewable energy production.


Brexit and Covid-19 has contributed to Suffolk's dental crisis, committee told

22 October 2021
Brexit and Covid-19 has contributed to Suffolk's dental crisis, committee told

Brexit and Covid-19 has contributed to Suffolk's dental crisis, committee told

22 October 2021

A local recruitment crisis for dentists coupled with a poor deal in NHS contracts has resulted in a shortage of appointments in Suffolk.


Insulate Britain 'penalises ordinary people and prevents them from getting to hospital,' county council says

22 October 2021
Insulate Britain 'penalises ordinary people and prevents them from getting to hospital,' county council says

Insulate Britain 'penalises ordinary people and prevents them from getting to hospital,' county council says

22 October 2021

Suffolk County Council has condemned demonstrations by Insulate Britain, and called on campaigners to demonstrate in ways which do not disrupt lives.


Young people and migrant workers targeted in bid to boost take-up of Covid jab in Suffolk

21 October 2021
Young people and migrant workers targeted in bid to boost take-up of Covid jab in Suffolk

Young people and migrant workers targeted in bid to boost take-up of Covid jab in Suffolk

21 October 2021

Community engagement efforts have ramped up in a bid to get people jabbed amid rising Covid-19 cases.


C of E schools: Families may no longer get priority for oversubscribed places

21 October 2021
C of E schools: Families may no longer get priority for oversubscribed places

C of E schools: Families may no longer get priority for oversubscribed places

21 October 2021

Practising Church of England families may no longer be given priority at oversubscribed C of E schools in Suffolk under new county council plans.


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.