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Ipswich: Opposition council leader steps down

PUBLISHED: 16:19 03 January 2013

John Carnall, who has stepped down from his position as opposition leader of the Ipswich Borough Council

John Carnall, who has stepped down from his position as opposition leader of the Ipswich Borough Council

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The borough council’s opposition leader John Carnall has stood down today, it has been announced.

Mr Carnall, who was the leader of Ipswich Borough Council’s opposition Conservative Group, will remain a borough councillor for Bixley Ward.

The deputy group leader, Chris Stewart, will be acting leader of the group until a new Conservative Group Leader is elected.

The family of a missing Suffolk woman have “serious concerns” about her safety, police have said.

A formation of Lynx helicopters made a stop at Wattisham Flying Station today to mark the end of the aircraft’s distinguished 40-year career with the British Army.

A former head teacher from Saffron Walden who was found with “horrific” child abuse images has avoided jail.

A man from Bedfordshire has been arrested in connection with a ram-raid in Long Melford.

A man and a teenager from Stowmarket have been charged with robbery along with a series of other offences.

More than four thousand people have signed a petition launched by a concerned Mum, urging the county council to scrap a controversial consultation into cutting free school transport.

Ipswich Town Hall is preparing for its 150th birthday with a major celebration at the end of the month.

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