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Breckland Council backs allowance hike in line with staff pay award

Breckland councillors have backed plans to raise their allowances, but only in line with staff pay awards.

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Lavenham Parish Council chairman Carroll Reeve

Plans for homes on former highways depot in Lavenham accepted

An application to build 18 properties on a former highways depot in Lavenham has been approved.

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Suffolk County Council's headquarters at Endeavour House, Ipswich

Suffolk County Council looks at £31m cuts and raising social care precept

A further £31.3million of budget cuts and increasing the adult social care precept will be discussed by Suffolk County Council next week.

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Norfolk County Council reveals plan for 4.8 per cent tax rise

Norfolk County Council reveals plan for 4.8 per cent tax rise

Norfolk County Council chiefs have outlined budget plans which could see their portion of council tax rise by almost five per cent this year.

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Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

The NHS dominated headlines this week after the Red Cross declared it a “humanitarian crisis” but latest research from YouGov suggests the public are willing to pay a little extra to support the struggling health service.

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County ‘can’t’ balance its books - councillor

County ‘can’t’ balance its books - councillor

Norfolk County Council cannot balance its books, just weeks before it is due to set its budget, one of its members has warned.

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Norfolk looks Down Under for new children’s services chief

Norfolk County Council’s beleaguered children’s services department has had an interim director appointed – from the other side of the world.

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PCC seeks a fairer deal for Suffolk

Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore has launched a campaign for the county to get a fairer financial settlement.

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Bid for 18 homes on Lavenham brownfield site is registered

An application to build 18 properties on a former highways depot in Lavenham has been recommended for approval.

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Final round of public consultation on Forest Heath’s plan for growth

The final round of public consultation on a plan for how thousands of homes can be distributed across Forest Heath launches next week.

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Suffolk council criticised for changing governance structure

A change in the way Mid Suffolk District Council is governed was passed last night by 23 votes to 10.

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New accolade to recognise unsung community heroes

Unsung community heroes in the Bury St Edmunds area are to be recognised for their selfless efforts in a new councillor-led awards scheme.

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Norfolk police face new £1.1 million cut in government funding

Police chiefs in Norfolk are facing a new cut in government funding of more than £1 million next year, new figures have revealed.

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‘Poaching and illegal meat rife in South Suffolk’

As Christmas shoppers make their final preparations for the big day local farmers and butchers are warning residents not to waste money on rogue meat.

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North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb

Norfolk MP condemns ‘feeble’ social care plan as new money is pledged

A Norfolk MP has dismissed government plans for extra funding and higher tax rises to fund adult social care as “feeble.”

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Trevor Beckwith

Moreton Hall’s Trevor Beckwith returns to borough council after election win

Independent Councillor Trevor Beckwith is back representing a Bury St Edmunds estate on St Edmundsbury Borough Council after winning a by-election.

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Norfolk County Council UKIP group leader Toby Coke

Unitary review call rejected in Norfolk council debate

A call for officials to re-examine the case for setting up unitary authorities for Norfolk has been overwhelmingly rejected by councillors.

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Norfolk police budget consultation extended

Norfolk residents are being given more time to have their say on the county’s policing budget.

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Sheltered housing in Mid Suffolk and Babergh set to change - more homes to be available for general rent

Sheltered housing in Babergh and Mid Suffolk is set to change following a major review of the needs of older people in the two districts.

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Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children as young as 11 drink the equivalent of almost a bath full of sugary drinks every year, Cancer Research UK has warned.

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