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Thursday, June 20, 2019

A vow has been made to keep county farms in Suffolk for the next decade, with farms being bought or sold only in "specific circumstances".

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Lessons have been learnt over a council owned company which failed to be self-sustaining, council bosses have said after agreeing its closure.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Bus passengers in rural communities could be left out after Suffolk County Council announced it would be axing its subsidy following a review of bus usage.

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Monday, June 17, 2019

West Suffolk College was the top provider in the country for adults taking GCSE English last year, latest figures have revealed.

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Campaigners over changes to speech and language education services in Suffolk have said they still have unanswered questions, following the unveiling of latest plans.

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Monday, June 17, 2019

A Suffolk council which has had to make belt-tightening cutbacks ended the last financial year having overspent by £4.4million.

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Friday, June 14, 2019

Health chiefs have said that there is not a threat to services for deaf and blind people in the county, after it emerged the council's specialist care company is to be wound up.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Education chiefs have warned that schools in Suffolk deliberately encouraging poorly performing pupils to quit school for home education are being monitored.

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Three speech and language schools in Suffolk which had been earmarked for closure are set to be converted to specialist units attached to mainstream schools, education chiefs have said.

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Special powers to combat the use of legal highs at one of the country's biggest music festivals have moved a step closer.

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Calls to set up a task force to address children's poverty in Suffolk have been rejected, despite new data revealing tens of thousands of youngsters growing up in poor households.

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More than 800 children in Suffolk are being taught at home according to new figures - including eight confirmed cases in one year where schools pressured parents to home educate so as not to bring down school results.

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A trial to tackle potholes in Ipswich more swiftly has been so successful that it is due to be rolled out across the whole county this summer, highways chiefs have confirmed.

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Suffolk's fleet of gritting lorries are set to roll onto the streets of the county with personalised names next winter, after youngsters were given the chance to name the trucks.

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Robotic cats, talking mugs and GPS pebbles are among the hi-tech items being used to help care for people in their own homes, it has been revealed.

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Measures to provide maternity support for councillors are being explored by one of Suffolk's authorities as part of a bid to improve the take-up of women in politics.

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A new system to grade Suffolk's sponsored bus routes is to be set up to help transport bosses determine future funding for services.

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Hundreds of Suffolk families will be boosted by free meals for their children this summer, after the government pledged £1million for the county.

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Key education issues in Suffolk such as special educational needs, catchment areas and home schooling will be put under greater scrutiny thanks to a series of new task forces.

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Plans to flog unused land have been unveiled by one of Suffolk's biggest landholders, in a bid to tackle the county's housing crisis.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Plans to make minor highways projects like 20mph zones, pedestrian crossings and double yellow lines easier to carry out have been given approval.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Social care services for children in Suffolk have been hailed by independent inspectors as being of an "exceptionally high standard" after being just one of a handful in the country to get the top rating.

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Vital road changes such as crossings and 20mph zones could be completed faster if councillors are given access to four years of funding in one go.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

More than 62,000 new homes will be needed in Suffolk in the next 20 years according to latest figures, just in order to keep up with demand.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

A long-term vision for Suffolk is set to be created in a bid to address some of the key challenges expected in the next 30 years.

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Plans to introduce electric charging points within 20 miles of Suffolk's key roads have progressed with the first wave of new points having been completed.

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Promises of greater transparency have been made by a council in a bid to counter perceptions that decisions are already made before the public have had their say.

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Spending on temporary staff at Suffolk County Council has been reduced but the authority still spent £6.5million on temps in 12 months.

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An opposition group at one of Suffolk's councils has announced a change of leadership ahead of the first meeting this month.

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Health and education chiefs in Whitehall say there are no plans to use intervention powers for Suffolk's ailing special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) service.

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