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Suffolk: County to shake up services following cabinet backing

PUBLISHED: 15:03 08 November 2011

Endeavour House

Endeavour House

TWO of Suffolk’s most high-profile services are to face major changes after the county’s cabinet backed radical changes today.

The library service is to be transferred to an Industrial and Providential Society (IPS) if the move is agreed by the next full meeting of the county council on December 15.

That should ensure none of the county’s 44 libraries close – although they would no longer be directly managed by the council.

Meanwhile the county’s road maintenance work is to be contracted out to a private sector company from April 1 2013. That move should save Suffolk £2 million a year.

Both moves were backed unanimously by the cabinet which met at Endeavour House in Ipswich today.

A world-renowned female harpist has denied sexually abusing a schoolboy and told a trial that he sexually assaulted her while she was in the shower.

Starstruck pupils at a Suffolk primary school gasped and cheered as The Voice contestants Tania Hambleton and Ryan North treated the excited youngsters to a mini concert.

The mother of a man with Down’s Syndrome who died at the age of just 33 says she believes her son’s death was ‘wholly preventable’, an inquest has heard.

A Suffolk MP has demanded the Government pledge emergency cash to solve an ambulance crisis which whistleblowers claim has killed scores across the region.

More than 14,000 motorists were caught speeding through Suffolk’s two sections of average speed cameras in 2017, it has been confirmed.

Rail services in the region are subjected to delays after a person was hit by a train in Essex.

A former Ipswich man who raped and sexually assaulted a schoolgirl has been jailed for 12 years.

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