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Scrutiny meeting cancelled – after none of the eight councillors from Babergh turn up

A vital meeting to discuss benefit payments to people in south and central Suffolk had to be cancelled after not a single member of Babergh council turned up.

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Excuses, excuses – why the Babergh councillors missed the meeting

Mark Newman said: “You find one week you have two meetings, the next week you have five and then for a couple of weeks there are no meetings. I’m afraid I had an overdose of meetings – I work full time and I had to get on with that as well.”

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How can Ipswich make the most of the Tudor revival bought about by BBC series Wolf Hall?

The new BBC series Wolf Hall has brought Tudor England – and particularly the activities of Thomas Cromwell in Henry VIII’s court – to a wider audience.

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Students Lewis, Alex and Nick at Ramsden Hall School meet with James Warner, Edward Woodley and Mark Thomas from Coderus who are helping to make their anti-bullying app.

Langham school pupils design anti-bullying app

Pupils at a north Essex school hope their competition-winning mobile phone app for reporting bullying will be a national success.

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Traffic chaos at the Norwich Road Valley Road roundabout.

Norwich Road motorists face 12 weeks of hassle as work starts rebuilding mini-roundabouts on Monday

Work to rebuild the Norwich Road mini-roundabouts is set to start on Monday – with motorists facing 12 weeks of disruption as the junction is rebuilt.

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David Ellesmere in Crown Car Park

Why has the borough turned itself into Lady Bountiful?

It is fantastic news for Ipswich that the borough council is planning to rebuild the Crown Car Park, which had to be demolished in 2009 because of long-term problems with concrete cancer.

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Zach and Leo Adams at Southwold

How do you afford a family holiday without taking your children out of school during term-time?

Summer holidays have never been cheap and with the rules about taking children out of class now tighter than ever it is near impossible to bag a bargain getaway.

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