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Suffolk leaders have made a plea to the Chancellor of the Exchequer for better funding ahead of the upcoming Budget, as data reveals a £700million economic hit per year from A14 delays.

Ipswich's borough council chief has outlined major new roads needed in the town, after the demise of the northern bypass project.

Ipswich MP Tom Hunt has put his name forward to chair a task group tackling Ipswich traffic problems, citing the importance of the project for the town.

A children's home in Beccles is to be sold and a replacement site found because costs for repairs will be too high.

Multi-million pound plans to overhaul Suffolk's street lighting with LED lights have been given the nod by county chiefs.

Plans for any further work on an Ipswich northern bypass have officially ceased, with work on a new task force to assess the town's traffic now getting underway.

Health chiefs in Suffolk are planning to put in place autism support services for children weeks earlier than they receive now in a bid combat long waiting times.

A new 420-place primary school could be on the cards in Woolpit after a development of 300 homes was approved - but fears have been raised that it will be in the wrong place.

Just one child in Suffolk referred for an autism assessment was seen within the mandatory 13 week period in 2019, shock new figures show - with waiting times nearly double what they should be.

"Tinkering around the edges" of Ipswich's traffic problems is not enough, according to opposition groups at Suffolk County Council.

A task force is to be formed to examine how to improve traffic congestion in Ipswich as highways chiefs prepare to formally mothball plans for a northern bypass.

Education chiefs in Suffolk agreed a contract with an academy trust to run five special educational needs units - despite being aware that it had breached equality laws by excluding a dyslexic pupil.

A Suffolk council is continuing to support a Sudbury bypass project over the next three years as one of the key economic projects - despite the scheme having been axed more than a year ago.

The one-time finance chief at Suffolk County Council, who walked away last year because he couldn't back another council tax rise, issued a damning assessment of his former colleagues' budget.

Half a million pounds has been pledged by Suffolk Highways for fresh road markings and signs outside schools ahead of a changeover in parking laws.

Calls for a Suffolk authority to increase funding in Citizens Advice and reverse cuts to health visitors and bus subsidies have failed to secure agreement.

Measures which aim to improve the implementation of the school transport application process in Suffolk have been outlined - but there will be no changes to policy in time for the beginning of the next school year.

Education chiefs are to form a task force to revamp a key strategy which aims to raise educational standards in Suffolk.

Fresh investment in health visitors and a commitment to restore Citizens Advice funding in full are among the challenges being presented to Suffolk County Council this week.

A Suffolk councillor who reportedly left a female lorry driver "scared" and "intimidated" has been ordered to apologise for his actions while a formal complaints procedure investigates his conduct.

Lollipop ladies and men in Suffolk are to be equipped with body cameras to catch "unacceptable" drivers who fail to stop for kids crossing the road.

Lollipop ladies and men in Suffolk are to be equipped with body cameras to catch "unacceptable" drivers who fail to stop for kids crossing the road.

Parents affected by school transport changes have said that the council's report must only be the start of work to improve the situation in Suffolk.

A catalogue of errors have been found in the launch of a controversial new school transport policy last year, a new report has found.

A Suffolk MP who objected to the Ipswich northern bypass has called for a summit of councils to thrash out a solution to Ipswich's traffic problems they can "all sign up to".

Conservatives in west Suffolk have retained control of two seats vacated by a new MP in Wales.

Any further work on pursuing a northern bypass has been recommended to cease altogether, Suffolk County Council's leader has said - with a lack of support cited for the planned axing of the scheme.

Fresh doubt is being raised over the estimated cost of a proposed northern bypass in Ipswich following the publication of an outlne business case.

Plans to introduce permits for utility firms carrying out roadworks have been given the green light, which aims to reduce disruption for motorists.

The results of the Ipswich northern route consultation has prompted a flurry of responses from civic leaders in the county - both for and against the proposals.

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