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Extra investigators are being appointed in Suffolk in a bid to halt poor rates for solving serious sexual offences.

A deal has been inked by Suffolk police over its supply chain which could save the force £3million a year – enough to fund 60 police officers.

Suffolk’s pothole blight has been described as a “poor advert for our county” as latest figures show the council spends the least on pothole repair in East Anglia.

A vow has been made that “lessons are learned” over a multi-million pound bridge scheme in Ipswich which was canned when costs dramatically escalated.

Suffolk businesses have received nearly half the amount allocated to Norfolk in two regional grant pots, latest data has revealed.

Fears have been raised that Suffolk firms are not doing enough to prepare for Brexit, as D-Day looms for the UK’s European Union withdrawal.

This morning’s closure of the Orwell Bridge has prompted fresh questions about what can be done to stop the gridlock which builds up around Ipswich as traffic diverts off the bridge and into the town.

A task force has been set up to improve support for people who have experienced childhood traumas in a bid to prevent long-term reliance on health services into adulthood.

Fresh questions are being raised over Ofsted inspections of ‘outstanding’ schools after two establishments with the top rating have seen dramatic falls in the last month – more than six years after last being visited.

MPs in Suffolk have called for a “complete culture change” in Suffolk’s crisis-hit special educational needs service, with demands that the problem “needs to be fixed”.

Suffolk leaders have backed plans to pool tens of thousands of pounds in Brexit planning cash to support small businesses in the county.

Calls have been made for cash supplied by developers for the community to be used on large scale projects such as a bypass or rail improvements.

A former Ipswich pub which was once a mainstay of the town’s nightlife will now serve the Kurdish community, after plans for a new lease of life were approved.

More than £100million in savings have been made by Suffolk’s councils in the last four years, it has been revealed, as the extent of funding pressures on the county has been revealed.

Health and education leaders at national level are to meet to decide how to turn round Suffolk’s failing special needs education service, it has been revealed.

The family of an autistic youngster who was left without appropriate specialist education for more than a year has described being pushed from “pillar to post” in the fight for proper schooling, following a latest critical report.

A new mental health response team which aims to support high-risk patients in Ipswich and Bury St Edmundsk is to be launched in Suffolk after funding was agreed.

Calls for an independent review into failing special educational needs provision in Suffolk is growing today following renewed criticism by inspectors.

The NHS and Whitehall are set to decide the next steps for Suffolk’s ailing special educational needs provision, following a latest scathing inspection by health and education watchdogs.

A £2million pot of cash has been formed by council bosses in Suffolk to fund growth projects across the county.

Film and TV productions shooting in Suffolk have helped generate nearly £4million for the county’s economy in just two years, it has been revealed.

Calls have been made for diversions off the A14 to be changed to avoid Sproughton village, amid fears for people’s safety from traffic.

Work is underway to allow live streaming of council meetings that will improve transparency.

A public consultation on a northern bypass for Ipswich will launch this summer, it has been announced.

Work on two redundant sites in Needham Market is to begin in the next 18 months as planners have given the green light for more than 130 homes.

A public consultation on a northern bypass for Ipswich will launch this summer, it has been announced.

Suffolk County Council’s cabinet has backed a new vision for mental health provision in Suffolk – with a detailed plan for how new measures will be implemented due later this year.

Suffolk County Council’s finance chief has vowed not to overspend on its budget next year as the authority heads towards another seven-figure hit from reserves.

A campaign group has been formed in Sproughton to combat new plans for more than 100 homes – the latest in a string of applications which could see the village quadruple in size.

Work has begun on site at the former Tooks Bakery land where 60 new homes and a GP ‘super-surgery’ are to be built.

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