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A Suffolk council which is under threat of having to approve speculative developments could be in a position to demonstrate its five year land supply by March.

Suffolk’s special education needs provision has come under fire in recent weeks as the extent of pressures were revealed. Local democracy reporter Jason Noble caught up with the county’s SEND chief to find out why 2019 will change that

Cash to subsidise a bus service has been approved on one of Ipswich’s main roads after it was left without Sunday provision by route changes.

Suffolk County Council has scrapped plans to force all staff to take a day of unpaid leave each year as part of cost-cutting measures, following union pressure.

A council-owned investment company which has come under fire for acquiring retail sites outside of Suffolk could be set to borrow another £50million to pump into more property.

Schools in Ipswich are benefiting from an additional £53,000 each as part of a government education drive, it has emerged.

A joint local plan being developed for Babergh and Mid Suffolk to guide future development in the districts has hit a fresh stumbling block.

Multi-million pound plans to improve journey times and safety on the A140 near Eye have moved a step closer as a formal planning application has been submitted.

Fresh from another busy year bringing filming to Suffolk, the county’s film office Screen Suffolk reflects on some of the highlights and looks ahead to a promising 2019 complete with more blockbuster films.

Suffolk County Council axed its school nurse drop-in sessions at both primary and secondary schools for more than three months as a result of a severe shortage, it has emerged.

A parking plan for Newmarket is currently in development, it has been confirmed – and will form the basis for future provision across the county.

Households in Babergh are set to face a further four years of council tax rises from April – as the district braces itself for the “most difficult time financially” it has ever seen.

A funding pot which generated more than £10million for regeneration projects across Suffolk will not continue next year, it has emerged.

Passengers on a key route into Ipswich town centre could be handed a lifeline if plans to subsidise an axed bus route are approved next week.

Controversial plans to develop 171 starter homes for first time buyers in Hadleigh will now see just seven starter properties built, it has emerged – with developers failing to submit updated documents.

Highways England has confirmed there are no additional measures set to be introduced this winter in the event of an Orwell Bridge closure – but more clarity has emerged on some of the key debates.

Health leaders involved in plans for a series of GP ‘super-surgeries’ in Ipswich have been invited to a task force meeting to outline their vision.

A council tax rise of 2% has been proposed for Mid Suffolk from April, as the first draft of the council’s budget outlines savings of £5.1million.

Ipswich’s museum and mansion are set to offer three new school programmes as part of a pilot combining arts and academic subjects.

Two further education establishments in Suffolk have teamed up for a new campaign to encourage youngsters to pursue engineering.

Controversial plans to build 171 starter homes and create 10,000 sq ft of employment land in Hadleigh have been lodged.

A motion calling for garden waste charges to be scrapped and weekly household food waste collections introduced is set to be put forward in Babergh in January.

An iconic Ipswich building which has lain derelict for nearly 15 years could be getting a new lease of life as flats.

Fresh lobbying for fairer highways funding is set to be pursued by Suffolk Highways chiefs.

More details have been unveiled for a Suffolk scheme that could see parish council volunteers carrying out low level roadworks.

A leading union says that staff at Suffolk County Council won’t “put up with bosses grabbing their pay” following proposals to force them to take an extra day of leave that will go unpaid.

Suffolk’s highways chief has vowed to bring traffic management firms and utility companies in for talks over the length of time they spend closing roads.

Finance chiefs at Suffolk County Council have warned they “don’t have a plan B” if its savings programmes do not generate tens of millions in savings over the next four years.

The academy trust set to take over a struggling special school in Ipswich has formally been announced.

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