Suffolk County Council - one of Suffolk's largest landowners - has outlined its vision for utilising vacant land for housing and which could include much needed bungalow and small family home developments.

Suffolk business chiefs have called on the county's Parliamentary candidates to end the Brexit stalemate and "do their bit" for local firms.

Nearly 170 people have been banned from Suffolk County Council buildings in just two years, new data has revealed - including instances of abusing staff, defecating in sinks and riding bicycles.

Multi-million pound expansion plans at Ipswich Hospital have been given the green light - with new facilities set to open at the end of 2021.

Parking fines will be the same across the whole of Suffolk from early next year, when stronger enforcement is set to take place.

With this year's General Election taking place in December for the first time in decades and Brexit being the big issue for this year's polls, the 2019 vote is shaping up to be different to most.

With the first December General Election since 1923, returning officers face an additional series of challenges on top of those normally experienced.

Plans have been announced to let grass in older sections of churchyards grow longer in a Suffolk district, as part of measures to let wildlife flourish.

Major expansion plans at Ipswich Hospital - including a new A&E - are to be given the green light next week.

Further cuts to street lighting in Suffolk are not being planned despite an overspend, highways chiefs have said - with plans for an LED-based system in the pipeline instead.

Long-running plans to build 375 homes in Lakenheath have hit a fresh delay, after plans were pushed back so councillors could visit the site.

A new lease of life for an historic Bury St Edmunds town centre landmark has been agreed.

A 10-year-vision of getting people in Suffolk to enjoy walking and cycling on the county's bridleways and footpaths has been unveiled.

Big decisions anticipated for the end of this year are facing a delay as a result of the General Election announcement.

Suffolk's MPs have united in calling for changes to government guidance on school transport, which have led to problems in the county.

Changes to a controversial school transport policy in Suffolk have not been ruled out in 2020, as a 'lessons learnt' study is due to be published in the New Year.

Long-delayed plans for 375 homes in Lakenheath are set to get a fresh decision on planning permission on Wednesday.

Fears have been raised that litterbugs are getting away with fly-tipping in East Suffolk, with just two people fined despite 750 reports in six months.

Proposals to give the old Post Office in Bury St Edmunds a new lease of life as flats are set to be approved next week.

The next phase of work at the Sproughton sugar beet site has been approved, as "advanced negotiations" are underway for the next occupier.

Kerbside collections of glass bottles will not be on the cards for Suffolk in the near future, after studies found it would cost too much.

Motorists can expect a crackdown on illegal parking from early next year when more local authority employed traffic wardens take to the streets in a bid to end the lack of enforcement which one council leader believes has made Suffolk like the "wild west".

More than £400,000 will be spent by Ipswich Borough Council to safeguard a prominent listed building close to the waterfront - which is currently deemed to be 'at risk'.

A Suffolk MP whose constituency is among those affected by controversial school transport changes has called on his party colleagues at the council to make significant changes to the policy.

The number of parents appealing school transport decisions has undergone a sixfold increase as a result of controversial changes introduced this year.

More than a quarter of buildings in Suffolk and Essex inspected by firefighters last year were considered "unsatisfactory" according to new data.

Proposals for a new standalone sixth form block at a Suffolk high school have been approved, which will help the school meet soaring demand for places.

Bosses behind a major aerodynamic study which will determine future measures to prevent wind closures on the Orwell Bridge have failed to provide key results data promised to a local council.

An Ipswich retail park which had been eyed for nearly 90 homes looks set to have its future as a shopping destination safeguarded.

Plans for a major review of parking in Hadleigh and Sudbury have been tabled which could see fresh measures to support public transport.

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