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The decision by the Department for Transport not to back Suffolk County Council's four villages bypass scheme dealt a significant blow to the authority this week.

Health chiefs have said that there is not a threat to services for deaf and blind people in the county, after it emerged the council's specialist care company is to be wound up.

Visitor numbers at Christchurch Mansion soared by 46% as a result of Rodin's Kiss sculpture, latest data has revealed.

Plans for 101 homes in Glemsford deemed to be of "considerable harm" to listed buildings have attracted more than 400 objections.

Traffic lights are being planned as part of urgent safety improvements at a dangerous junction near Kesgrave - just days after a fatal crash.

More than £4million was paid to a single consultancy firm for an axed bridge project in Suffolk, new data has revealed.

Education chiefs have warned that schools in Suffolk deliberately encouraging poorly performing pupils to quit school for home education are being monitored.

Plans to introduce 40mph and 50mph speed limits on a key section of the A12 have been vehemently rejected, after being branded "ludicrous".

Following the news of the safety improvements and the 'Cornhenge' pillars coming down, Ipswich town centre's controversial Cornhill has come back into the spotlight.

Taxi drivers in Ipswich have raised fears that proposed changes to their licences could put them out of business.

Three speech and language schools in Suffolk which had been earmarked for closure are set to be converted to specialist units attached to mainstream schools, education chiefs have said.

Work on a northern bypass for Ipswich will not be affected by the government's decision not to grant funding for a four villages bypass, council chiefs have said.

A six-figure revamp of a park in one of Ipswich's most deprived areas has begun ahead of a planned August opening.

A dispute over who to name a new Suffolk road after has been settled - but not everyone is happy.

Special powers to combat the use of legal highs at one of the country's biggest music festivals have moved a step closer.

Plans to explore extending an ultrafast fibre network to homes in Lowestoft have been given the backing of senior leaders.

Plans to reduce the speed limit on a key stretch of the A12 are to be agreed next week, with motorists set to face restrictions of 40mph.

Calls to set up a task force to address children's poverty in Suffolk have been rejected, despite new data revealing tens of thousands of youngsters growing up in poor households.

More than 800 children in Suffolk are being taught at home according to new figures - including eight confirmed cases in one year where schools pressured parents to home educate so as not to bring down school results.

A trial to tackle potholes in Ipswich more swiftly has been so successful that it is due to be rolled out across the whole county this summer, highways chiefs have confirmed.

Suffolk's fleet of gritting lorries are set to roll onto the streets of the county with personalised names next winter, after youngsters were given the chance to name the trucks.

Robotic cats, talking mugs and GPS pebbles are among the hi-tech items being used to help care for people in their own homes, it has been revealed.

Measures to provide maternity support for councillors are being explored by one of Suffolk's authorities as part of a bid to improve the take-up of women in politics.

Plans for a new retail and business park in Ipswich which could create nearly 200 jobs have been pushed back, with the future of more than 170 existing jobs remaining uncertain.

A new system to grade Suffolk's sponsored bus routes is to be set up to help transport bosses determine future funding for services.

Hundreds of Suffolk families will be boosted by free meals for their children this summer, after the government pledged £1million for the county.

Key education issues in Suffolk such as special educational needs, catchment areas and home schooling will be put under greater scrutiny thanks to a series of new task forces.

Plans to flog unused land have been unveiled by one of Suffolk's biggest landholders, in a bid to tackle the county's housing crisis.

The new cabinet for a deadlocked Suffolk council has been confirmed, after a fresh leader was announced on Monday.

Conservatives, Independents and Liberal Democrats have all been given places on a Suffolk council's cabinet - but not the Green Party.

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