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The first application for hundreds of new homes in Thurston will go ahead, despite designs being dubbed “poor by any imagination”.

Plans to borrow millions of pounds to develop new specialist education places in Suffolk has been given the green light by council leaders – with the first cohort of new places to be ready for September 2020.

A Suffolk council has apologised after sending out thousands of cards reminding homes to renew garden waste subscriptions with incorrect dates and missing phone numbers.

Calls have been made by education champions in Suffolk to bring poorly performing academies back under council control.

Children with special educational needs and disabilities in Suffolk are missing out on millions of pounds in funding, according to new data.

A community being inundated with applications for hundreds of homes has expressed relief after one set of proposals was turned down.

A rural Mid Suffolk landmark could be getting a new lease of life as a special school, if plans are approved.

While the Conservatives at Babergh District Council enjoy an overwhelming majority, historically that hasn’t always been the case.

Much like the changes happening in the east of the county, the new West Suffolk Council will elect its first cohort to replace two previous councils.

Drainage crews have been called out nine times in the space of 14 months to pump stagnant water out of a busy Ipswich junction, it has emerged – costing the taxpayer thousands of pounds.

No children’s centres will be closed in Suffolk without a full consultation with the public, Conservatives have said.

A campaign has been launched this morning calling for Suffolk’s under-threat children’s centres to be spared from closure.

Back in 2015 when the last local elections took place for Mid Suffolk, voters and councillors alike could reasonably have expected the 2019 polls to be for a merged council with Babergh.

Developing a joint plan for future development across a large part of Suffolk is “top of the list” for two new councils, leaders have said – with a first draft expected to be revealed this summer.

Fears have been raised that the time demands placed on councillors juggling day jobs and other responsibilities is putting people off standing for election.

A shake-up of specialist speech and language services for children - which could see three centres closed - aims to support more of the 2,300 youngsters in need of help, education chiefs claim.

Opposition groups have pulled out of a cross-party task force at a Suffolk council over controversial plans which threaten children’s centres.

A number of children’s centres across Suffolk are under threat of closure as part of a wide-ranging review of services, it has been revealed.

The merger of two Suffolk councils is still on the cards according to their leaders – one year after the plans were thrown in doubt.

A senior Tory councillor is to stand as an Independent in this year’s local elections after being deselected by her party association.

The vast expansion of rural villages surrounding Ipswich is “inevitable” according to two council leaders, as five miles of the Gipping Valley is inundated with applications.

Three popular high schools across east Suffolk have had their plans to form a multi-academy trust approved, which will help safeguard under-threat subjects.

Voting for the Mid Suffolk District Council local elections will get underway on May 2 2019, as part of a wave of elections taking place across the county.

The 2019 local elections across England will take place on May 2, with Babergh District Council in Suffolk among those electing an entire cohort.

Plans to transform a redundant Grade II Listed house into a ‘care village’ have been given the green light.

Suffolk’s crisis-hit special educational needs service has been handed a boost as funding has been confirmed for a new school in Ipswich.

More than 7,000 homes could be built across Suffolk on existing redundant sites, new data has revealed.

Plans to create a joint police, fire and ambulance base in Stowmarket are set to be revealed in a matter of weeks.

Long running plans to establish more than 1,200 homes north of Bury St Edmunds have been given fresh impetus – but developers now look set to pursue a plan for 1,500 homes.

Suffolk’s two brand new councils officially launched this week, replacing four councils operating for more than 40 years.

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