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Events in Ipswich have drawn hundreds of thousands of people into the town and boosted the economy by more than £9million, new figures reveal.

Ipswich Maritime Festival bosses are preparing to hoist the colours for the event’s return this year, as organisers have confirmed it will be annual once again.

More than £430,000 of payments to dead people and duplicate invoices had to be recovered by a Suffolk council last year, new figures reveal.

A spike in Suffolk school pupil exclusions in March has raised concerns that children likely to get lower grades may be removed from mainstream schools before they sit GCSE exams.

A scheme to recruit school governors has been relaunched in Suffolk in a bid to overturn high vacancy numbers.

Plans to give a redundant Ipswich church a new lease of live as an arts venue have been given a boost after a £9,900 lottery grant was approved for a special memories project.

Martlesham will take the polls on Thursday as a referendum is held over future development in the area.

Education projects in Suffolk designed to improve maths and English results have been awarded more than £900,000 in Government grants.

Decisions affecting two west Suffolk councils ahead of its formal merger next year are set to be made by a new joint cabinet committee.

A campaign group in Ipswich has urged bosses behind the Upper Orwell Crossings scheme to consider the traffic impact in Cliff Lane after warning it will become a busy thoroughfare.

The number of visitors to Suffolk’s three record offices has plummeted to just half what they were a decade ago, new figures have shown.

Bosses at Church of England schools in Suffolk have said that none of the county’s small rural schools are under threat despite a report warning of potential closures.

A former Suffolk headteacher who has joined a new dedicated panel to review teacher workload has vowed to use his experience in Suffolk to help tackle the problem.

Nearly 50 war memorials across Suffolk have been given Grade II Listed status in the last four months as part of efforts to safeguard their future.

Plans for a controversial development in Sudbury have been delayed again after a legal challenge from objectors alleged that planning policies had been breached.

A special school in Ipswich has vowed to make immediate changes after Ofsted inspectors deemed it ‘inadequate’ in all areas.

Poor average journey times on the region’s key routes has led to business chiefs calling for a “fit for purpose” road network to tackle congestion.

A string of Ipswich businesses who suffered from weeks of overrunning roadworks last year were left fuming again after a blunder by contractors closed the road unnecessarily this morning.

Current travel arrangements for Suffolk teenagers in education are set to continue for another year – but discounted and subsidised services could be axed from September 2019.

“Radical solutions” are needed to tackle Ipswich’s congestion crisis, the town’s MP has said, as new figures reveal traffic issues alone cost the local economy £17million per year.

Volunteers, community groups and parish councils could soon carry out low level highways work under plans by road chiefs.

A senior Labour MP has called for better representation of women in politics during an address in Ipswich on Sunday.

A cash windfall of almost £10,000 in lottery funding has been dealt to Ipswich Museum for a project to commemorate Ipswich during the First World War and Armistice – and you can share your family’s history for the occasion.

A call for more people to become governors for their local schools has been issued, as new figures reveal hundreds of vacancies.

Fresh concerns have been raised over relaxed Sunday parking rules in Ipswich as some roads have faced blockages from inappropriate parking.

Council chiefs have moved to reassure low paid workers that they will not be abandoned as figures show two Suffolk districts have among the highest rates of minimum wage in the country.

A decision on who will run a new 210-place primary school earmarked for Lakenheath is set to be made this autumn.

Early talks are underway for post-16 education in Stowmarket, as West Suffolk College has voiced an interest in creating a learning centre.

One of east Ipswich’s major routes into town could be in line for vital junction improvements as part of a £5million scheme to tackle congestion.

Confusion over changes to garden waste collection has been addressed by Suffolk Coastal bosses as they aim to make a seamless changeover.

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