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Major plans to boost Suffolk's literacy are in the pipeline, as the county's education chiefs aim to team up with a leading charity.

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Plans have been unveiled to bring up to 20 council sites forward for housing developments - with nearly £11 million pledged to kick start the scheme.

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Suffolk will be gracing the screens both big and small once again in 2020 after a busy year. Local democracy reporter Jason Noble spoke to Screen Suffolk to find out what you can expect to see in the year ahead.

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The third phase of Suffolk's superfast broadband programme has been given approval to begin, which aims to target the hardest 2% to reach.

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Changes to parking enforcement powers in Suffolk, which are expected to bring tougher crackdowns on nuisance motorists, have been laid before Parliament for the final go-ahead.

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Suffolk County Council
Friday, January 10, 2020

Public satisfaction with Suffolk's roads has improved in the last year, new figures show - but nearly two thirds are not happy.

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Suffolk County Council
Thursday, January 9, 2020

Plans to revamp Suffolk's children's centres - which could see two closed - are not about saving money, council leaders are insisting.

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Suffolk County Council
Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Fears have been raised that Citizens Advice Bureaux in Suffolk are being forced to change their structure despite performing a vital service.

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Suffolk County Council
Tuesday, January 7, 2020

A key project to raise educational standards in Suffolk is "not null and void" council chiefs insist, despite fears that spending has plummeted.

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Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Councils in Suffolk are preparing for a busy 2020. Suffolk local democracy reporter Jason Noble takes a look at the big issues that are coming up.

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Suffolk County Council
Monday, December 23, 2019

There is money available to tackle flooded roads, highways chiefs have said - despite telling one street the drainage issue they reported could not be fixed until at least 2021 because there was no budget for it.

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Suffolk County Council
Friday, December 20, 2019

The first 10 new specialist units under £45 million plans to boost special educational needs in Suffolk have been announced.

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Suffolk County Council
Friday, December 20, 2019

More than 6,000 road defects across the county are on the Suffolk Highways reporting tool - but highways chiefs have said the it is normal for this time of year.

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Friday, December 20, 2019

More savings are to come from a series of transformation programmes of key council services, finance chiefs have said.

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Thursday, December 19, 2019

More than half of the 'outstanding' education establishments inspected by Ofsted in Suffolk this year have declined in standards, it has emerged.

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

With the prime winter weather season striking, new potholes are starting to emerge on Suffolk's roads.

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

There are three headline figures to Suffolk County Council's 2020/21 budget.

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Monday, December 16, 2019

Homes in Suffolk will be hit with another 4% council tax rise next year it has been revealed, as finance chiefs attempt to balance the books.

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Monday, December 16, 2019

Citizens Advice Bureaux across Suffolk will have county council grant funding again from next year, after finance chiefs performed a u-turn on cuts.

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Monday, December 16, 2019

A £3million pot has been formed to fund projects such as new speed cameras, electric charging points or new cycle lanes over 12 months.

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Saturday, December 14, 2019

The inquest has begun into how Labour so badly lost the 2019 General Election - its worst performance since the 1930s.

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Saturday, December 14, 2019

The 2019 General Election produced something of a landslide for the Conservatives - and locally included a strong result to take Ipswich back.

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General Election 2019
Thursday, December 5, 2019

A pledge to regenerate high streets in some of Suffolk's market towns is being promised by council leaders as latest figures show as many as one in ten shops lay empty.

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Suffolk rarely produces any dramatic upsets outside of Ipswich in General Elections, but that doesn't mean it won't be interesting to see what the results are as they trickle in during the small hours of Friday, December 13.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Improved sat navs and more drivers are among the improvements made to gritting services on the county's roads this winter.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Demonstrators from Extinction Rebellion gathered at Suffolk County Council demanding the authority reconvene its climate task force.

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Monday, November 25, 2019

Village halls, churches, schools and community centres will be transformed into polling stations once again on December 12 - but one historic windmill will be hosting its first General Election poll for its 200th anniversary.

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Friday, November 22, 2019

The number of people injured in fires in Suffolk last year has soared by 62% - with numbers nearly double what they were five years ago.

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Friday, November 22, 2019

Two members of staff at a Suffolk authority were dismissed for using taxpayer-funded pool cars for their own purposes, it has been revealed.

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Suffolk's official film office is hoping to attract even more productions to the county after being involved in the development of an innovative new location database.

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