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The East of England Ambulance Service answered 3,200 calls per day over the winter period, new data shows.

A full business case for a northern bypass will be tabled by the end of the year it has been revealed, as transport secretary Chris Grayling has said that some improvements in the area will “have to happen”.

Plans to transform the empty Cavendish Hotel on Felixstowe’s seafront into homes and commercial units have been given the go-ahead once planners secure financial agreements for affordable housing.

Health bosses in Suffolk and Norfolk have said a change of mindset is needed to question whether hospitals are the best place for patients in order to stop bed blocking.

Controversial plans to create 100 homes on the former Suffolk Coastal District Council offices in Melton have been given the go-ahead after a narrow vote by planning committee.

A Suffolk planning committee debating controversial plans for homes in Melton was left stunned after a parish councillor on the public bench threatened a committee member by imitating a gun with his hand.

Councillors in Suffolk have warned that Government proposals for a new National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) will create a greater burden on local authorities.

Councillors in Suffolk have described plans to extend the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) as a “once in a generation” opportunity.

Dates for a fresh planning inquiry into proposals to build 300 homes in Kesgrave have been confirmed, after the Government admitted last year’s inquiry made errors.

Fresh questions have been raised over roadwork planning in Ipswich, after MP Sandy Martin said that he has “never seen it so bad”.

Suffolk County Council’s cabinet is set to back plans by Natural England to extend the county’s areas of outstanding natural beauty (AONBs) this week, while funding for burying cables has already been secured.

A new multi-academy trust bringing together schools in mid Suffolk has been launched this month, with the first five schools converting to academies under its umbrella.

Babergh District Council will not be setting up a staffed access point in Hadleigh for residents, but will instead pursue a self-service style facility partnering with an existing organisation.

Ten Suffolk primary schools are the latest to have been approved for converting to academies –with two established trusts already confirmed as on board.

The Orwell Crossing services on the A14 near Ipswich could get a new drive-through Starbucks after plans were lodged by developers – and long term plans aim to establish a petrol station there too.

Councils in east Suffolk will help support entrepreneurs and promote Suffolk as an international destination as part of measures announced in its new economic growth plan.

Plans to build 100 homes in Stowupland have been given the go ahead – but proposals for 50 homes on the former Bacton Middle School site have been deferred.

Used nappies, food and glass are among the frequent items wrongly put in recycling bins in Suffolk – and it’s costing the taxpayer more than half a million pounds each year.

Community leaders have backed outline plans for nearly 2,000 homes on Ipswich’s northern fringe – with the final decision expected to be made later this year by a senior council officer.

Filming for films, adverts, TV shows and catalogues has generated millions of pounds for the Suffolk economy in the last 12 months, latest figures show – with a single day’s filming worth between £11,000 and £35,000.

Low income homes across Suffolk will benefit from fully funded central heating systems over the next three years after the county was successful in obtaining a £4.3million grant.

Bosses behind the government’s Ipswich Opportunity Area programme to boost education in town have launched the first tenders worth nearly a quarter of a million – with local businesses urged to get involved.

A photography project exploring the plight of refugees in Ipswich has been given a grant boost from two county councillors.

High profile sporting events in Suffolk last year helped more than 27,000 people in the county into exercise and boosted the economy by more than £4.5million last year, according to a new report.

Development for the Ipswich Northern Fringe is set to take a step closer on Wednesday as outline plans for nearly 2,000 homes are expected to be approved.

A serial rogue trader in Ipswich has been issued with enforcement action by Suffolk Trading Standards after fresh concerns were raised by a customer.

The Ipswich Society has endorsed the creation of an Ipswich Arts Centre after donating £1,000 to the cause.

A struggling Felixstowe school placed in special measures by Ofsted has been warned by the government that it risks having its funding pulled unless urgent improvements are made.

A report detailing the potential impact of Brexit on Suffolk and Norfolk has warned that it is “crucial” to retain EU workers because so many of the region’s key industries are reliant on them.

Popular plans for an Aldi in Martlesham which gathered hundreds of letters of public support have been given the go-ahead – with the store set to open in Easter 2019.

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