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Labour

The Labour group at Babergh District Council has launched the Keep Babergh Tidy campaign to tackle littering, encourage recycling and urge other green measures.

Babergh District Council

“Chronic underfunding” of education by the government has been blamed for a council’s overspending on children’s services.

Gordon Jones

Fears have been raised that free parking could be lost in Suffolk’s towns if responsibility for enforcing parking transfers from police to local councils.

Suffolk County Council

Suffolk’s special needs provision is reportedly in “crisis” as new data reveals one third of children could not get placements within their own county.

Gordon Jones

Ipswich is “doing its level best” to recycle as much waste as possible it has been claimed, as new figures reveal below expected targets.

Labour

A nine-month expert study of the Orwell Bridge’s aerodynamics has been launched this month, which will determine the future of wind closure measures from 2019.

Sandy Martin

Ipswich’s position as a key town in Suffolk for leisure and retail means better road maintenance is vital, it has been claimed.

Borough Council

More and more children are regularly missing school in Suffolk and Essex, in a pattern that is sparking concern among education leaders.

Suffolk County Council

Ageing concrete roads which have fallen into disrepair should be given improvements to bring them up to scratch, councillors have said.

Department for Transport

Scores of Suffolk schools have signed up for a fresh project to boost attainment – but education chiefs have confirmed no extra cash has been pumped into it.

Gordon Jones

People have been urged to “keep calm and carry on” by Suffolk’s Conservatives amid fears the impact a no-deal Brexit could have on the county’s business and economy.

Matthew Hicks

Suffolk County Council has vowed to tackle period poverty – but fell short of committing cash to the cause.

Matthew Hicks

More potholes on Suffolk’s roads are set to be repaired as part of a fresh purge of highways problems, according to roads chiefs.

Matthew Hicks

Which services should face budget cuts as Suffolk County Council struggles to trim its budget by £25m over the next financial year.

Theresa May

A Suffolk council criticised for not having provision for people to access services without heading into Ipswich has confirmed a second pop-up customer service site in Hadleigh.

Labour

There are six weeks left to find the £43m needed to save the Upper Orwell Crossings, Suffolk County Council’s cabinet has heard.

Matthew Hicks

Suffolk County Council is to scrap its controversial new method of providing home care after three years – and bring in a new system better able to cope with rising demand.

Suffolk County Council

A campaign has been launched calling for Suffolk County Council to commit cash for free female sanitary products in schools for poorer families.

Matthew Hicks

Fresh criticism has been levelled at the county council over recycling rates, as latest figures show another fall.

Suffolk County Council

Cutbacks of £25million are set to be made in the county council’s budget next year, finance chiefs have warned.

Suffolk County Council

Tonight Ipswich’s Conservative Association is choosing its new parliamentary candidate to fight Sandy Martin at the next general election.

David Ellesmere

This weekend sees the party conference season move up a gear with the start of the Labour Conference in Liverpool – an event that politicos across the country will be watching closely.

Liberal Democrat

The former leader of Ipswich Borough Council has admitted the town failed to end exploitation, trafficking and slavery following the murder of five Ipswich women in 2006.

Tim Passmore

A 17% pay rise for Ipswich Borough Council’s chief executive has been approved this evening.

David Ellesmere

In all, 1,154 complaints were made to Suffolk County Council last year, according to data published by its audit committee.

Suffolk County Council

Suffolk County Council is to look at ways of increasing the number of places for children with special education needs at a meeting in January.

Gordon Jones

It is considered disrespectful to shave on World Beard Day but Lynne Mortimer doesn’t care, she’ll shave if she wants to.

Jeremy Corbyn

An all-party festival aimed at politicians and those with an interest in the way society is run is expected to attract visitors from across the region next month.

Jeremy Corbyn

A community has been left “reeling” by the launch of a murder probe following the discovery of a man’s body in a Colchester home.

Essex Police

A right-wing pro-Brexit group seeking to topple Theresa May has missed its target when trying to get Suffolk residents to sign up as Tory members – it wrote to Labour agent John Cook urging him to “Unite the Right!”

Dan Poulter

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