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Ipswich: Opposition council leader steps down

PUBLISHED: 16:19 03 January 2013

John Carnall, who has stepped down from his position as opposition leader of the Ipswich Borough Council

John Carnall, who has stepped down from his position as opposition leader of the Ipswich Borough Council

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The borough council’s opposition leader John Carnall has stood down today, it has been announced.

Mr Carnall, who was the leader of Ipswich Borough Council’s opposition Conservative Group, will remain a borough councillor for Bixley Ward.

The deputy group leader, Chris Stewart, will be acting leader of the group until a new Conservative Group Leader is elected.

A damning dossier compiled by a senior whistleblower from the region’s ambulance trust has claimed at least 40 patients died or were harmed due to delays over Christmas and New Year - including one person who froze to death.

A senior whistleblower within the region’s ambulance trust has claimed up to 80 people could have died or come to harm because of delays over the Christmas and New Year period.

Education bosses in Westminster have unveiled a detailed multi-million pound plan to turn around Ipswich’s education fortunes, as ministers vow not to leave Ipswich behind.

A three-vehicle crash in Kesgrave this afternoon caused a road to be blocked for more than two hours.

Two high-end cycles – worth £10,000 in total – were stolen after burglars broke into a garage in Elmsett, near Hadleigh.

Refugee and asylum seeking women living in Suffolk say getting to grips with the English language is one of the biggest challenges they face.

A century ago, in December 1917, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, one of the most famous residents of Aldeburgh, died, writes Dr Lucy Harvard.

A prolific shoplifter’s 148th offence was exposed by a price tag hanging from his clothing.

The Ipswich Hospital Band along with the St Peter’s and Saints Community Bands were able to present the cheque to the East Anglian Air Ambulance after a successful festive period.

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