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A revamp of Lowestoft’s iconic East Point Pavilion has secured the lion’s share of a £750,000 pot awarded to East Suffolk from the government.

High streets in 12 Suffolk towns are to get a major boost after hundreds of thousands of pounds were approved for a project to provide free Wi-Fi and footfall tracking.

Organisers behind a new music festival and industry summit aiming to promote Ipswich as a destination for touring bands have been forced to cancel this year’s event.

Cab companies in Babergh have successfully secured a fresh look at proposed changes to taxi fares, after uniting to urge councillors not to introduce changes they claim will add confusion to drivers and passengers.

A £23million budget shortfall is being faced by Suffolk County Council as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, latest figures reveal.

A £180,000 upgrade of CCTV cameras in Hadleigh and Sudbury have been given the go-ahead.

An independent Ipswich music venue kept afloat by loyal supporters has announced a live-streaming all day music festival this week – its first gig in four months.

A final decision on a shake-up of children’s centres in Suffolk is set to be made next week – with one more centre remaining open full time than planned.

Work is underway to help Hadleigh Market expand in future following a number of years of increasing popularity.

An urgent investigation has been launched after new figures revealed the numbers of Suffolk school pupils permanently excluded doubled this year.

Seven of the 10 biggest nations Suffolk and Norfolk firms export to are EU nations, data has revealed.

A Suffolk education union has warned that having full classes in September without effective social distancing will be “reckless” and “potentially dangerous”.

Major improvement plans for Foxhall Recycling Centre near Ipswich have been unveiled as part of efforts to secure its future.

A new drive-thru Burger King franchisee will join Anglia Retail Park off Bury Road after being given approval by planners.

Plans for a new four-storey office in the heart of an Ipswich business corridor have been approved - and will be a “striking new architectural presence”, according to design experts.

More tree planting, new electric vehicle charging points and new solar farms are among measures being pursued by two Suffolk councils to become carbon neutral over the next decade.

Lessons have been learned from problems which plagued Suffolk rail passengers last winter, a transport minister has said – and vowed that commuters in the county will not suffer in the same way in future.

A new industry-leading digital technology hub for students and apprentices is set to open its doors by Christmas, project bosses have said.

Plans to move hip and knee surgery out of Ipswich could get a wider debate in Parliament, after the town’s MP raised the issue twice in the House of Commons this week.

People have been urged to have their say on the planned £8million refurbishment of Ipswich Museum.

Three Ipswich roads are to be closed to motorists using them as rat runs from next week, after years of problems with nuisance traffic.

An exclusive exhibition about Suffolk singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has helped Ipswich Museum and Christchurch Mansion enjoy a record-breaking year.

Plans to extend the village of Bramford with 115 homes have been given the green light, despite objections from hundreds of villagers.

Ipswich political leaders have united in condemning plans to move hip and knee surgery out of the town, and urged the final decision makers not to pursue the proposals.

Plans for 66 homes in Bury St Edmunds have been submitted which will complete a site started more than a decade ago.

Thirty-five towns and villages across East Suffolk have begun work on extra measures to protect their areas from speculative developments.

The property investment arm of two Suffolk councils is set to press on with its plans to acquire industrial, supermarket and drive-in properties this year, but rental income looks set to be slashed in half by the end of the month.

Controversial plans to move hip and knee surgery out of Ipswich Hospital into a brand new facility in Colchester have divided opinion since being announced.

The future of key regeneration schemes in Sudbury is to be examined at a summit of town bosses following the collapse of a major hotel project.

Increasing confidence from parents has prompted a rise in the numbers of pupils returning to school - with nearly 2,000 going back in some format.

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