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Key education issues in Suffolk such as special educational needs, catchment areas and home schooling will be put under greater scrutiny thanks to a series of new task forces.

Plans to flog unused land have been unveiled by one of Suffolk's biggest landholders, in a bid to tackle the county's housing crisis.

The new cabinet for a deadlocked Suffolk council has been confirmed, after a fresh leader was announced on Monday.

Conservatives, Independents and Liberal Democrats have all been given places on a Suffolk council's cabinet - but not the Green Party.

Plans to make minor highways projects like 20mph zones, pedestrian crossings and double yellow lines easier to carry out have been given approval.

Social care services for children in Suffolk have been hailed by independent inspectors as being of an "exceptionally high standard" after being just one of a handful in the country to get the top rating.

A dramatic first meeting of the new-look Mid Suffolk District Council has resulted in a new leader - but went down to the wire with the chairman's casting vote.

Existing Babergh District Council leader John Ward looks set to stay on in the top job with the council, as a clearer picture of the new cabinet starts to take shape.

Pupils in Ipswich will be taught life skills such as cooking, gardening and bicycle maintenance under a new project.

Vital road changes such as crossings and 20mph zones could be completed faster if councillors are given access to four years of funding in one go.

A scheme which will see community volunteers carry out low level maintenance around their roads was launched yesterday.

More than 62,000 new homes will be needed in Suffolk in the next 20 years according to latest figures, just in order to keep up with demand.

A long-term vision for Suffolk is set to be created in a bid to address some of the key challenges expected in the next 30 years.

A study into the future of Ipswich town centre has been launched to look at ways of helping it thrive in the years to come.

Average pay for people in one Suffolk district has fallen by more than £1,000 in just 12 months, it has emerged.

Plans to introduce electric charging points within 20 miles of Suffolk's key roads have progressed with the first wave of new points having been completed.

Promises of greater transparency have been made by a council in a bid to counter perceptions that decisions are already made before the public have had their say.

Spending on temporary staff at Suffolk County Council has been reduced but the authority still spent £6.5million on temps in 12 months.

The first designs for a multi-million pound revamp of the popular Stowmarket Regal Theatre have been revealed - and work could begin later this year.

An opposition group at one of Suffolk's councils has announced a change of leadership ahead of the first meeting this month.

With parties at both Babergh and Mid Suffolk district councils failing to secure majorities in the elections, a fortnight of behind-closed-doors wrangling is set to ensue over who leads the authorities.

Mid Suffolk District Council experienced one of the most dramatic election counts in recent history at Wherstead Park today, as a single vote effectively decided the election outcome.

The Conservatives have taken a hit at the Babergh District Council 2019 local elections, losing an overall majority.

Health and education chiefs in Whitehall say there are no plans to use intervention powers for Suffolk's ailing special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) service.

With the polls open for the 2019 local elections in Suffolk, plenty of voters will be heading down to their nearest polling station today.

Voters across Suffolk will take to the polls today for the 2019 local elections - with new councils and new wards meaning there is plenty at stake for candidates and political parties.

Multi-million pound plans to build two new roundabouts on one of Suffolk's most important road links have been given the green light.

Vulnerable care patients in Suffolk are facing an anxious wait after thousands of letters were sent out warning them of changes to their annual financial assessment forms.

Fresh calls have been made for an independent review of Suffolk's special educational needs service, as concerns surrounding a task force have been raised.

Vulnerable, low income families in Suffolk facing issues such as rogue landlords or homelessness could struggle due to a lack of legal aid funding for housing issues, charities have warned.

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