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Are plans to build a huge substation in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty setting a dangerous precedent? Sheena Grant speaks to campaigners fighting to protect the Suffolk Sandlings.

If you are a parent of a three or four year old you will have received a letter from Suffolk County Council about school places this week. But what do you do next?

TV naturalist Chris Packham has called on energy bosses to “work harder” to avoid building a massive substation in a “beautiful” Suffolk habitat.

Police were unable to act on five cases of adults having sex with teenagers in their care over the last four years due to a legal loophole, the NSPCC has revealed.

A programme to turn around Suffolk’s special education needs (SEN) provision has been outlined – with an “innovative” pilot set to spearhead the measures.

The Citizens Advice network in Suffolk says it is “dismayed” by council proposals to end its funding support across the county.

Parents have voiced concerns after council proposals to remove free transport would see children have to walk more than two and half miles across fields to get to school.

A Bury St Edmunds secondary school will no longer operate on two sites from September next year, it has been announced.

A 30-acre substation would be “extremely challenging” to develop in a Suffolk beauty spot without harming the protected landscape, a leaked report said.

Grounding historical events in personal stories makes them more relatable. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to film-maker Tim Curtis about his latest film which tells the story of two local men and their experiences during The Great War

Millions of pounds of cutbacks for council services in Suffolk next year have been revealed – with homes facing further council tax rises for the next three years.

Things are getting tight at Suffolk County Council – and next year’s budget is going to be even more challenging than it has faced this year.

An Ipswich mother has called for measures to slow drivers at a busy junction after her son almost died in a collision there.

Today we can finally reveal the names of the people selected to be on our first ever Inspiring Women of Suffolk list.

The top team at Suffolk County Council is being shaken-up with the appointment of a new supremo to take charge of “People Services”.

Three Suffolk councils are throwing their weight behind plans for a controversial new electricity substation to be sited in an AONB – as it is the “lesser of two evils”.

Suffolk and Essex are to received more than £20m extra from the government to maintain their local road network next year.

Suffolk last week took a step nearer to taking charge of enforcing parking along streets, writes Mary Evans, Suffolk County Council’s deputy leader and cabinet member for highways, transport and rural affairs.

Suffolk County Council has been accused of “picking the pockets” of its staff by offering them a pay-rise – and then forcing them to take two days of unpaid leave.

Strictly Come Dancing-inspired dancers in Ipswich have the chance to learn some steps and meet new people at a social dance in town.

Projects supporting domestic abuse survivors in Suffolk and Essex have received a funding boost of nearly £700,000 from the government, it has been announced.

Suffolk council chiefs have been accused of playing “backdoor politics” to push through proposals for a massive substation in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

There has been a revolution in the way we use our town centres in the last five years – and with a growing number of high street chains currently struggling to make a profit, there is likely to be a wave of more change on the horizon.

Over the past year house prices have been rising steadily across Suffolk and Essex, but hidden in those statistics, some buyers have fared much better than others.

Academy leaders have come under fire as new figures reveal seven trusts with schools in Suffolk pay salaries in excess of £150,000.

Business leaders are getting together in Ipswich to debate the problems of recruiting the right, skilled staff.

Three Suffolk MPs are to have a meeting with roads minister Jesse Norman in a bid to ensure that plans for a new Four Villages By-Pass to open up the “Energy Coast” remain on track.

When Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond stood up to deliver his Budget speech last week, much was made of his heralding the “end of austerity.”

“Chronic underfunding” of education by the government has been blamed for a council’s overspending on children’s services.

The decision to not build a bypass in Sudbury means “residents and visitors will be left with another 40 years of traffic misery”, according to a county councillor.

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