Schools across Suffolk have been urged to claim free tampons and sanitary products for their pupils from a government scheme to help support young female pupils.
Hundreds of west Suffolk families are battling poverty, with nearly 400 being saved from homelessness last year alone.
Some parking charges in Bury St Edmunds will increase by 50% from April - but the free from 3pm scheme on Tuesdays will continue.
More free parking schemes should be considered for Bury St Edmunds, Labour members of West Suffolk Council have said ahead of a crunch meeting to discuss scrapping a popular scheme.
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