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A fostering and adoption service has confirmed it will be sponsoring one of the Elmer sculptures set to parade around Ipswich next year.

Suffolk County Council has vowed to tackle period poverty – but fell short of committing cash to the cause.

A fresh drive to boost attainment in Suffolk schools has been announced by education chiefs – but mystery surrounds what it will involve.

Plans for one of Europe’s largest flooring distributors to develop disused land in Ipswich has been given the go-ahead – with the firm confirming 80 new jobs.

Girls at a Suffolk school who are backing a campaign to end period poverty have said more needs to be done to break the taboo.

A series of ‘super-surgeries’ is being explored in Suffolk which would bring a host of primary healthcare services together under one roof.

More potholes on Suffolk’s roads are set to be repaired as part of a fresh purge of highways problems, according to roads chiefs.

Around £8million has already been spent on work for the Upper Orwell Crossing scheme in Ipswich it has been revealed, despite the project’s future being up in the air.

The number of anti-social behaviour reports in Suffolk has dropped by nearly a third.

Urgent action is needed on the site of a former ice cream factory in Ipswich, it has been warned.

Approval has been given for £1.1million of cash to be pumped into key projects in Babergh.

Plans have been lodged for the final phase of development near Ipswich’s Futura Park – which will feature 19 industrial units being built.

An Ipswich special school rated ‘inadequate’ by inspectors six months ago has been told its safeguarding is still not effective.

Major plans to sell Suffolk police’s HQ and build hundreds of homes on the site are ramping up – with early blueprints due to be unveiled by the end of 2018.

As guitarist with Genesis during their progressive rock pioneering ‘Peter Gabriel’ era, Steve Hackett was responsible for some of the bands most ethereal, moving and majestic music during the 1970s.

A watchdog has praised efforts of an Ipswich secondary school rated ‘requires improvement’ – describing it as having “transformed” its education.

A Suffolk council criticised for not having provision for people to access services without heading into Ipswich has confirmed a second pop-up customer service site in Hadleigh.

Questions have been raised over how effective school exclusions are, after concerns were raised that it could be driving youngsters into gangs.

A string of high profile gigs in Chantry Park by Ed Sheeran next year is set to showcase the space as a venue for promoters to bring other top artists, according to the landowners.

A new campaign has called on people across Suffolk to make a difference to education in their area by signing up as a school governor.

Calls have been made for positions in public projects to be filled by ex-offenders to help them back into employment.

Three of the region’s hospitals have insisted their buildings are safe, despite data revealing a £59million backlog of “critical maintenance”.

More than £1million of funding for key projects in Mid Suffolk has been given the green light as part of a multi-million pound programme of countywide investment.

Further savings are likely to be needed next year, police bosses have warned – as new figures show soaring numbers of robberies, sexual offences and domestic crimes.

A campaign has been launched calling for Suffolk County Council to commit cash for free female sanitary products in schools for poorer families.

A dedicated principal at one of Ipswich’s top sixth forms has announced his plans to retire next year.

Traffic calming measures are being lined up for one of Ipswich’s key roads in a bid to clampdown on excessive speeding.

One of Ipswich’s most popular high schools has lodged major plans to revamp its classrooms in a bid to accommodate more pupils.

Fresh plans have been submitted to develop a disused site in Westerfield, close to the Ipswich Garden Suburb development.

Nearly a quarter of all absence at Suffolk County Council is down to mental health problems, it has emerged – with one in 10 absences down to stress.

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