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A Suffolk authority promoting campaigns to stop smoking has reduced its pension investments in tobacco firms – but says it still will not disinvest in cigarette firms entirely.

A fresh purge of Suffolk’s potholes with an innovative road repair machine is set to kick off this week, thanks to cash from the Chancellor’s Budget.

Suffolk County Council has defended its decision to pursue traffic calming measures in Sudbury instead of a bypass, claiming that the high costs meant it was “never going to get funding”.

Schools in Suffolk awarded a share of a seven-figure sum for social mobility projects have reported significant successes in the first year.

Fears have been raised that Suffolk may have a systemic problem with how children’s homes are run after a third establishment was given a poor Ofsted rating in the last 10 weeks.

Suffolk County Council will review its contract commissioning and procurement of services in a bid to help prevent modern slavery.

Halesworth could be in line for 190 new homes if plans to develop farmland are approved.

A string of complaints from homes and businesses in Ipswich has prompted Tories to call for a purge of the town’s growing rat problem, it has emerged.

Parents in Mid Suffolk who gave birth to a newborn in 2018 are being encouraged to plant a free tree in celebration.

Plans to build 41 homes on the former Needham Market Middle School site have raised fresh concerns from neighbours who say the proposals are much different to those originally proposed.

Additional maternity and paternity leave has been pledged for Suffolk County Council staff following the birth of a premature baby.

Proposals to fund two dedicated PCSOs are set to be given the green light on Monday by Mid Suffolk District Council.

A joint housebuilding venture which Suffolk County Council walked away from before a single home had been built has cost taxpayers £70,000 it has emerged.

Greens at Suffolk County Council have posed fresh questions on the authority’s commitment to ending climate change after a motion calling for transparent carbon reduction targets and budgets failed to gain traction.

A Lowestoft project which helps create opportunities and a better quality of life in the town has reported significant improvements in GCSE pass rates, A&E admissions and rough sleeping.

Suffolk County Council has vowed to crack down on plastic use, and has voiced its plan to become a countywide leader in reducing waste.

The business case for a northern relief road in Ipswich has been delayed until at least 2019, it has emerged.

An increase in collection charges for garden waste in West Suffolk has been approved, despite fears price hikes could be made more frequently.

A dress code has been introduced for cab drivers in Ipswich in a bid to present a “professional image” of licensed drivers in town.

There are no plans to stockpile resources in Suffolk in response to concerns over the impact of Brexit, council leaders have said.

A multi-million pound scheme will bring a high-speed fibre network to 10 towns across Suffolk - in a project which leaders believe will be “revolutionary” for the region.

A “tsunami” of youngsters with mental health problems is on the horizon in Suffolk, a wellbeing movement has warned.

A controversial decision to divert a bus service on one of Ipswich’s key routes has prompted a wave of public anger.

Leaving a packed out Ipswich Corn Exchange with a face aching from a permanently etched smile over the course of 90 minutes of Dylan Moran’s ramblings, proof of a good comedy gig rarely comes as stark as this.

An announcement on whether the Upper Orwell Crossings will go ahead has been pushed back after council chiefs confirmed they were still pursuing funding.

Good causes in West Suffolk have been awarded a share of a £400,000 pot – with a six figure sum confirmed for Citizens Advice bureaux just days after their county council grants were announced as being cut.

Plans for the next phase of work to establish an enterprise park on the former Sproughton Sugar Beet site have been given the green light.

Nearly £60million is set to be saved at Suffolk County Council over the next four years as a result of a series of ‘transformation programmes’ according to the council.

Developers behind a controversial housing development in Framlingham have said that lessons have been learnt after a “catalogue of errors” resulted in dozens of homes being built incorrectly.

An annual Christmas fayre held in west Suffolk, one of the largest in the UK, is to continue for at least another three years, it has been confirmed.

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