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Questions are being raised over the escalating cost of three highways projects in Suffolk.

Calls for Suffolk County Council to formally adopt a policy backing the break-up of the region's mental health trust have failed to win support.

"We are getting ever closer to the first spade going into the ground to make this bridge a reality."

A vow has been made that "lessons are learned" over a multi-million pound bridge scheme in Ipswich which was canned when costs dramatically escalated.

Major proposals to build a huge £500million snow centre near Ipswich have won approval from council planners.

More than £100million in savings have been made by Suffolk's councils in the last four years, it has been revealed, as the extent of funding pressures on the county has been revealed.

Businesses set in Suffolk's most rural backwaters are set to get superfast broadband access thanks a £1.725m government windfall.

The Conservative groups on Suffolk County Council and St Edmundsbury Borough Council are each one member down after Haverhill councillor Paula Fox resigned from them to become an independent councillor.

A major new development on the edge of Sudbury which could see 1,150 homes and a new primary school has finally gone on the market to developers.

More details for a northern relief road in Ipswich is set to be published within the next three weeks, Suffolk County Council's leader has confirmed.

Two public hearings will be held next month as stakeholders, businesses and community groups have their say on a long-awaited third crossing in Lowestoft.

Suffolk Highways has rebuffed claims that its responses to planning applications are not carried out properly, following concerns over a housing proposal in Eye.

Much has already been said and written about the comments from Suffolk Coastal councillor Geoff Holdcroft about the "cesspit down the road" which was almost universally seen as dig at Ipswich.

Plans for 126 homes on undeveloped land in Eye have been pushed back after councillors poured scorn on flawed road access proposals.

Suffolk Coastal deputy leader Geoff Holdcroft will retain his role at the council - despite sparking a row after appearing to describe Ipswich as a "cesspit".

Controversial plans for a 295 home development in Debenham has been refused by a district council planning committee - to a round of applause from residents.

The government authority responsible for overseeing projects of national importance has started its examination into a long-awaited third crossing in Lowestoft.

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

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

Suffolk MPs have been joined by county council leader Matthew Hicks in a new bid to secure government funding for a new by-pass around four villages on the A12.

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.

The contractor appointed to deliver a long-awaited third crossing in Lowestoft has admitted they are looking forward to working on "a new iconic landmark for the town."

Developers behind plans for 240 homes in Elmswell which were originally likened to "Cell Block H" have been hailed for their work in improving proposals.

People have been urged to "keep calm and carry on" by Suffolk's Conservatives amid fears the impact a no-deal Brexit could have on the county's business and economy.

Suffolk County Council has vowed to tackle period poverty - but fell short of committing cash to the cause.

Detailed designs for the Lake Lothing Crossing in Lowestoft are set to begin soon, as the final evaluation of shortlisted contractors has been completed.

More potholes on Suffolk's roads are set to be repaired as part of a fresh purge of highways problems, according to roads chiefs.

There are six weeks left to find the £43m needed to save the Upper Orwell Crossings, Suffolk County Council's cabinet has heard.

Despite the Prime Minister telling this year's Conservative Party Conference that the age of austerity was coming to an end, bosses at Suffolk County Council aren't expecting a loosening of the purse strings anytime soon.

A campaign has been launched calling for Suffolk County Council to commit cash for free female sanitary products in schools for poorer families.

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