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Plans to increase allowances for councillors in a Suffolk district by 25% has sparked criticism among opposition groups.

Outline plans have been lodged to transform the former Felixstowe police station into 18 apartments.

Motorists in Belstead are bracing themselves for a month of delays as four weeks of a full road closure on a key route gets underway on Monday.

Question marks have been raised over the effect the move of two Suffolk councils has had on its employees after latest figures showed staff turnover had more than doubled.

“Vastly improved” forewarning of road closures for events in Ipswich is needed this year, a new report has said.

An ailing south Suffolk primary school branded ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted last year is set to join an established multi-academy trust in September – just weeks after another school was saved from closure by joining the trust.

Short stay car park prices in Ipswich will go up by 10p per hour, it has been decided – with parking now 30p more expensive than two years ago.

National and regional education bosses will join up with Suffolk County Council to form an action plan improving under-performing academies, it has been revealed.

Planning bosses in Babergh are set to review its five year housing supply more frequently in a bid to stop speculative developers making quick cash by pushing through unfavourable applications.

Students in Sudbury have likened the town to David Dickinson and Katie Price as part of work to boost the area and its image.

An independent advisory group to Suffolk’s police and crime commissioner has been dissolved after “historic low” numbers.

A major project to celebrate the 1,000th anniversary of the Abbey of St Edmund has been announced after Heritage Lottery Fund cash was secured.

Fostering services in Suffolk have revealed that 25 new foster carers are needed each year for 11+ children alone, as more are encouraged to consider fostering.

Schools which could be most affected by the school transport shake-up have branded the decision to recommend phased cuts as “ludicrous” and “damaging”.

A meeting with top level education bosses over concerns in performance at some Suffolk multi-academy trusts has been set for next week, it has emerged.

Plans to sell the Martlesham police headquarters site for development of 250 homes have ramped up after letters were issued to people inviting them to an information day.

Plans for sweeping cuts to free school transport have been recommended to go ahead in phases from September next year – despite 70% of people being strongly opposed to them.

Good causes in Suffolk will benefit from more than half a million pounds of National Lottery funding after a £3m pot was announced for the East.

The new boss of a multi-academy trust tasked with transforming the fortunes of three Ipswich schools has said there is no reason why they can’t become the town’s schools of choice .

A two night stop at the Regent Theatre may not be the most rock ‘n’ roll sounding affair, but Bill Bailey brought the house down with his raucous brand of music-infused comedy.

A Suffolk council which came under fire after investing millions from the pension fund in tobacco firms despite promoting stop smoking messages has bought stocks in another cigarette company, it has emerged.

Roadworks set to disrupt one of Ipswich’s key routes kick off today, as motorists are bracing themselves for six months of travel misery.

Fresh calls have been made for private security to be reinstated in Christchurch Park during the summer months after several memorial trees in the park were destroyed on Friday night.

An Ipswich charity which supports those with disabilities has said that the closure of light manufacturing jobs and difficulties in working from home opportunities are behind the disability employment gap in Suffolk.

Nearly 100% of homeowners in Cliff Lane, Ipswich, who attended a recent meeting over the Upper Orwell Crossings have said they do not want to see the bridge go ahead.

A Suffolk organisation campaigning for fairer access to post-16 education for black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) students is to form a pledge for schools and colleges in the region to sign up to.

A new £70,000 fire simulator is set to revolutionise the way the brigade educates youngsters on safety, bosses have said.

Potholes, children’s centres and community safety are among some of the key issues being raised by people at meet and greet events, according to the county council.

A £3million pot to invest in land and property is set to be established in Mid Suffolk – and bosses have confirmed it won’t be for out-of-town investments.

Bosses behind an innovative project which brings people in isolated Suffolk villages together have said they feel “totally instilled” in the Suffolk community after people rallied around when its caravan was stolen.

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