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Mid Suffolk, Babergh and Breckland Councils announce tax rises for coming year

Three more councils have announced council tax rises for the coming financial year.

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Babergh District Council is moving to Suffolk County Council's headquarters at Endeavour House, Ipswich

Face to face contact is sacrosanct says Babergh leader ahead of move

The leader of Babergh District Council has said that any local resident who continues to need face-to-face contact with the authority will continue to receive it.

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Council leader John Griffiths spoke against increasing his allowance by �361

St Edmundsbury councillors reject proposal for rise in allowances

St Edmundsbury councillors have rejected a report suggesting increases in allowances.

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David Nettleton

Bid to cut St Edmundsbury tax increase fails

A last minute move to cut the St Edmundsbury Council Tax increase was thrown out by the full council last night.

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Terry Clements when he was made deputy mayor last May

Old hand Terry to be St Edmundsbury’s new mayor

St Edmundsbury’s next mayor will be current deputy mayor Terry Clements, who has been a councillor since 1983.

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Forest Heath District Council Offices in Mildenhall

Forest Heath tax rise backed by Cabinet

The first Council Tax rise by Forest Heath for seven years was approved yesterday by the council’s Cabinet.

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Cllr Tom Murray measures a pothole in St Andrew's Street, Bury St Edmunds

‘Welcome to the trenches,’ says Bury councillor calling for urgent repairs to pavements and roads in the town

A frustrated town councillor has called for urgent repairs to pavements and road surfaces in Bury St Edmunds.

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Suffolk County Council's headquarters at Endeavour House, Ipswich

Defeat for Labour call for Suffolk to spend to save

A Labour move to spend more on Suffolk County Council services was defeated at a full council meeting yesterday.

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Max MacGillivray and Gareth Jones have completed The Great Fruit Adventure - Africa. They are pictured arriving at PPECB in Africa.

Max completes his motorbike ‘adventure’ across Europe and Africa to promote healthy eating

A West Suffolk businessman has completed an ‘inspiring and challenging’ motorbike adventure across Europe and Africa to raise awareness of the importance of fruit and vegetables.

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Dave Harris launched Harris's Hog Roast in October 2016. Submitted photo.

Redundancy gave Gislingham man ‘food for thought’ with new venture

A Gislingham man has battled back from the disappointment of redundancy to realise his dream of starting his own business.

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Suffolk County Council's headquarters at Endeavour House, Ipswich

‘Undemocratic’ - Councillors’ anger at Babergh HQ move to Ipswich

Moving Babergh District Council’s offices to Ipswich would be a breach of trust and go against the verdict of the 2011 local referendum, say Labour councillors.

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Breckland Council says tax will still be lowest in country despite small potential rise

Council tax payers in Breckland could find their bills by going up by as little as 3p or up to 10p a week from April.

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Forest Heath councillors, staff and partners celebrating the launch at Toggam Farm solar park  in Lakenheath.

Tax rise likely in Forest Heath

Forest Heath plans to turn to investments to boost income, but is still having to consider a 3.6 per cent increase in its Council Tax share.

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Village Focus - Mendlesham  Pictured: Village sign

Voters to decide on blueprint for Mendlesham in referendum

Mendlesham’s “homegrown” plan for the future is soon to be put to a village vote.

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West Suffolk House

Increase in number of rough sleepers in West Suffolk as councils receive funding to help them

Councils in Suffolk are to step up their efforts to help those at risk of becoming homeless and sleeping rough.

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Tax freeze ‘is not an option’, says Breckland Council chief

Residents will have to pay more in order to protect frontline services, Breckland Council officials have warned.

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Suffolk County Council's headquarters at Endeavour House, Ipswich

Babergh and Mid Suffolk to have hubs in Sudbury and Stowmarket when headquarters move to Ipswich

Residents of Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils will still have customer access points in their respective districts once the two district councils move to Ipswich.

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Lorne Green Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner

Norfolk police panel backs two per cent council tax rise

Police chiefs in Norfolk will continue to face difficult decisions in the coming years, despite a decision to increase the force’s share of council tax.

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Suffolk County Council's headquarters at Endeavour House, Ipswich

Suffolk’s cabinet backs its seventh council tax freeze

A freeze in council tax while increasing the Adult Social Care Precept was approved by Suffolk County Council’s cabinet on Tuesday.

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Theresa May

‘Could you cope with the pressures we face Mrs May?’ - Woolpit GP invites Prime Minister to his surgery

A West Suffolk GP has challenged the Prime Minister Theresa May to spend a day at his surgery to witness the huge pressures doctors face.

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