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Rural dwellers are being urged to have their say on countryside matters by taking part in a national survey before it closes on Wednesday, April 18.

Easton and Otley College has appointed its interim principal to head it up following a tough interview process.

After Ofsted inspectors criticised failures at East Anglia’s main land-based college last summer, its acting principal says her turnaround plan is showing positive signs for the future. Agricultural editor CHRIS HILL reports.

Business heavyweight Mark Pendlington is no stranger to crises, having at one time headed up the communications team for the late Conservative politician Cecil Parkinson, during his stormy reign as a cabinet minister under Margaret Thatcher.

Easton and Otley College has launched a recruitment drive for an “educational superstar” to lead it.

The acting principal of a land-based college which was branded inadequate last year has vowed to work “smarter and harder” - after a watchdog said concerns remained.

An unpleasant pong is plaguing people in a Suffolk seaside town – and could be caused by householders who are not even at home.

The damning findings of an Ofsted inspection earlier this year were “a real wake-up call” for an East Anglian land college, its new chair of governors has admitted.

An evening of celebration has marked a year of achievements for the Suffolk Community Foundation (SCF).

As he takes the reins at New Anglia LEP, chairman Doug Field says building better links with businesses must be the top priority. Mark Shields reports.

A conference that highlighted the varied value of the much-loved Suffolk coast was told that courage was needed in the rejuvenation of resorts that are sometimes thought of as down-at-heel - and ‘pioneering young people’ had to be engaged.

The value of business support provided by the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has now passed £20m, guests at the organisation’s annual general meeting were told today.

After three-and-a-half years helping the region’s economy to grow as chairman of the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, Mark Pendlington will step down from the role today. Doug Faulkner spoke to him about his reflections on his tenure.

An East Anglian college principal has quit following a damning Ofsted report.

The School for Social Entrepreneurs East is recruiting for its new programme designed to support people in Ipswich who are seeking employment.

Outgoing chair of New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Mark Pendlington is set to become the new chair of governors at Easton and Otley College.

A trade mission aimed at building links between the South West and the East has been hailed a success.

The number of Suffolk properties with access to high-speed broadband has now passed 90% – and the county is set to pass the 98% mark in 2020.

Cabinet members at Suffolk County Council are to get above-inflation rises in their allowances after members of the authority backed a new payment scheme.

The chairman of Norfolk and Suffolk’s local enterprise partnership (LEP) will stand down this autumn, to be succeeded by the joint chief executive of the East of England Co-op.

Suffolk organisations are saying “enough is enough” and calling for better opportunities for people living in rural areas.

Roads minister Jesse Norman was shown the need for two major projects in Suffolk during a quick tour of two of the county’s most significant blackspots.

Colchester MP Will Quince is to take over as chairman of the Great Eastern rail taskforce as it continues to press for more investment in the main line to London.

Suffolk County Council leader Colin Noble could get a 15% pay rise next year if the proposals of an independent pay panel are accepted.

Young people from across the region will be able to learn skills putting them at the “cutting edge” of the energy industry after a multi-million pound centre was given the green light.

Suffolk’s newly published action plan on climate change has been hailed as a “rallying call” to everyone in the county who wants a “sustainable and flourishing environment.”

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