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A new road, which ran almost £5m over budget, faces fresh controversy after it emerged a council employee involved in the project also completed work for the road’s developers through his private company.

Ipswich MP Sandy Martin has asked for talks with transport ministers about building a new road across the north of the town – as it emerged that more than half a million pounds has been committed to planning a new route.

More than four thousand people have signed a petition launched by a concerned mother urging Suffolk County Council to scrap its controversial plans to reorganise free school transport.

Essex County Council is set to put its element of tax bills up by almost 5% from April as it prepares for the day when financial help from the government ceases.

Suffolk County Council is set to put up its element of council tax bills by fractionally under 5%.

Thousands of people in Suffolk and Essex, including pre-school children and pet owners, have had their details stored on internal council databases due to their deemed potential threat to staff, an investigation has found.

Suffolk County Council has rejected calls to introduce a licencing system for utilities wanting to dig up roads despite growing anger about congestion in Ipswich.

Suffolk County Council hopes to be able to build a new £133m dual carriageway bypass around four villages in east Suffolk in just over five years’ time.

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Campaigners in Woodbridge have been celebrating after they were given the go-ahead for a 125-year lease on land at Jetty Lane by Suffolk County Council.

Suffolk County Council has called for an urgent review of autism and ADHD services in the county amid an increase in diagnosis waiting times.

Suffolk County Council is preparing to launch a recruitment campaign for full-time firefighters in the new year in a bid to improve the diversity of the service.

One of the region’s local authorities rated ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted one year ago is making “reasonable progress” in its improvements, inspectors have said.

If you’ve ever been frustrated by struggling to see the directions on a dirty Suffolk road sign, don’t be too surprised – the county council spends just over £1 per sign per year on keeping them up to scratch!

Suffolk County Council has backed the plight of more than 34,000 women in Suffolk who have lost out in changes to pension contributions.

A trial of extended opening hours at Colchester’s Park and Ride will benefit rail users by ending the “monopoly” of railway station parking.

Parents and schools may have to fork out if major proposals to overhaul the free school transport system in Suffolk are approved, it is feared.

Residents of villages near Southwold fear that a huge new gravel quarry could be created in the middle of a protected area near one of Suffolk’s most important nature reserves.

Five people have been fined and others lost their disabled parking permits after a clampdown on Blue Badge abuse in Ipswich.

Controversial proposals to build 24 new homes on land near the heart of Boxford have been thrown out by Babergh council’s planning committee – against the advice of their officers.

Drivers whose illegal parking prevents road surfacing work could be fined and have their car moved.

An Ipswich facility that helps look after youngsters for free is set to receive £10,000 in council funding.

Residents in Belstead are being asked their views on proposals which could see a new quarry opened up to provide much-needed material for the construction industry.

The combined depth of potholes reported in Suffolk last year is greater than the UK’s deepest cave, new research shows.

Health chiefs have welcomed extra funding for Colchester hospital in a bid to reduce the number of ‘bed-blockers’.

Discussions about the possible sale of West Meadows travellers’ site on the edge of Ipswich have been deferred for a month by Suffolk County Council.

Proposals to sell off an Ipswich travellers site have been labelled ‘short-sighted’ by Labour councillors, who will attempt to put any decision on hold when leaders meet on Tuesday.

Thousands of Essex pupils will benefit from a new two-year project aiming to improve the progress and attainment of boys in reading.

Suffolk County Council has put forward plans to sell the gypsy and traveller site at West Meadows in Ipswich saying it costs the authority too much money to keep it running.

Members of the opposition Conservative group have said they would welcome the construction of more affordable homes in the town, but do not feel they should necessarily be council homes.

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