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Education officials “orchestrated” safeguarding concerns at a Suffolk special school to remove senior staff and push through its conversion to an academy, it has been claimed.

Demanding housing targets are fuelling Suffolk’s ageing population and increasing pressure on services and the economy, it has been claimed.

A plan for thousands of new homes and jobs in east Suffolk won council backing last night – despite being branded “perverse” and facing jeers from the audience.

It shares news about coffee mornings, charity fundraisers and unwanted goods for sale.

Families have been forced to spend thousands of pounds just to get the special support their child needs.

Officials are investigating complaints about driving instruction in Ipswich, which follow reports of an instructor testing positive for a class-A drug during a lesson in the town.

Education chiefs are today facing accusations they brushed aside safety concerns at a Suffolk special school to avoid “rocking the boat” during its conversion to an academy.

Suffolk villagers have accused district planners of an “outrageous” attempt to push through 295 new homes against the community’s wishes.

A Suffolk village hall improvement project hopes to preserve an archive of thousands of documents and photographs, offering a unique insight into rural life across the ages.

A Suffolk soprano is set to perform on the farewell tour of one of the Three Tenors – after her final homecoming concert this Christmas.

Hundreds more wind turbines could be built off the Suffolk coast after the region’s seabed was included in a new round of bidding for developers.

Members of a task force set up to resolve problems with a Suffolk housing development fear it may already be too late to remedy.

A Suffolk housing development which repeatedly flouted regulations could still see homes demolished as the “ultimate sanction”.

Suffolk is “sleepwalking” towards ever worsening congestion after figures showed traffic volumes at some of the busiest roads have more than doubled in five years.

Suffolk stylist and social media sensation Eileen Lam has launched her third book featuring the “Dolly Treasures” and their adventures around the county - and beyond.

A Suffolk town is said to be “uniting” behind its upcoming festive weekend of “seasonal treats”.

Fundraising for a historic Suffolk village hall refurbishment is said to be in “full swing” – with nearly 90% of the target total secured.

Energy bosses are facing growing pressure to rethink plans for a substation in a Suffolk beauty spot – after the site’s owner raised a “technical objection” to its use.

A Suffolk charity combatting rural isolation has been praised in a Government report on how to tackle loneliness.

Police have warned of the dangers of drug use after finding empty canisters of laughing gas by a Suffolk village hall.

A driver has been taken to hospital with ‘potentially life changing injuries’ after their 4x4 crashed into a stationary vehicle, reported to have been a digger.

A woman is reported to have been raped in a north Essex field.

A young woman is receiving specialist support after alleging she was sexually assaulted in an Essex alleyway in the early hours of this morning.

A Suffolk village has won a battle against one of the UK’s biggest house-builders over who decides its future development.

More than 200 protestors took to the streets to take a stand against male violence towards women.

A driver who was stopped in Ipswich for allegedly using a mobile phone behind the wheel has been arrested after reportedly giving a positive drugs test.

Two knife wielding robbers threatened staff at an Ipswich convenience shop before fleeing on foot with cash and cigarettes.

A major north Suffolk bridge has reopened after a fire had closed it to traffic.

More than 3,000 pints have been pulled for visitors to a Suffolk beer festival – which looks set to top its record attendance.

A learner motorcyclist had their bike seized after police found they had allegedly been riding with no rear brake pads.

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