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“Devolution is the biggest opportunity” Norfolk and Suffolk will ever have says LEP chief

The Chairman of New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, Mark Pendlington, has chosen the LEP’s Annual General Meeting to send a clear message to those in the East who have not yet pledged their support for the Devolution Agreement for Norfolk and Suffolk.

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Suffolk County Council is a digital finalist

Suffolk County Council has announced that its ‘Preserving Suffolk’s Digital Assets’ project is a finalist for the national archives Award for safeguarding the digital legacy in the prestigious digital preservation awards 2016.

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New Suffolk Housing chairman vows to strengthen association

New Suffolk Housing chairman vows to strengthen association

The new chairman of Suffolk Housing has pledged to strengthen the association further following her appointment last week.

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Councillors in Mid Suffolk approve headquarters move

Councillors in Mid Suffolk have backed plans to move their headquarters to Ipswich in a bid to cut costs and improve services.

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Elderly ask ‘Babergh why don’t you care?’

Sheltered housing tenants have spoken of their fears and frustration at a decision which could mean them having to move home or give up their sheltered tenancies.

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Babergh council offices moving to Ipswich?

Babergh councillors have voted to move to its headquarters to Ipswich as part of cost cutting measures and plans to improve services.

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Tyres dumped in Creeting St Mary and Coodenham

Tyres have been dumped at two Mid Suffolk villages this week.

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Matt Hancock MP and Suffolk business leaders at the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce dinner.

Suffolk MP digests the voice of business over dinner

About 20 senior Suffolk businesspeople took full advantage of a business dinner to get to the heart of key issues by quizzing a local MP.

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Village votes to shape future development

Residents have voted overwhelmingly for their neighbourhood plan to be used by the district council to shape future development in Lavenham.

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How the MP boundary review could affect West Suffolk

MP Matthew Hancock’s West Suffolk constituency is one of only two in Suffolk and Norfolk that will not change if the Boundary Commission’s review proposal are accepted.

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More Syrian refugees need rehoming by councils each and every month if UK is to hit 20,000 target, new report finds

More Syrian refugees will need to be found new home sin the UK each and every month if the UK Government is to hit its target of rehoming 20,000 by May 2020 the National Audit Office has announced today, Tuesday September 13.

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Outcome of public consultation on Norfolk and Suffolk Devolution to be debated tomorrow

Outcome of public consultation on Norfolk and Suffolk Devolution to be debated tomorrow

The outcomes of the Norfolk and Suffolk Devolution consultation will be considered by council leaders tomorrow ahead of submission to the Secretary of State.

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Labour East of England MEP Richard Howitt announces resignation from European Parliament

Richard Howitt, Euro MP for the East of England,announced today that he is leaving the European Parliament after more than 22 years.

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Coffee Cup tax to be introduced?

New 5p coffee cup charge suggested by senior politicians

Following the success of a 5p charge for plastic bags, senior politicians have now want to place the same levy on disposable coffee cups.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn set to attend Burston Strike School Rally

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will be attending this Sunday’s Burston Strike School Rally, it has been confirmed.

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David Netttleton is angry that a footpath through the St Andrews Street car park has been diverted to create six new spaces

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Anger over changes to car park walkway in Bury St Edmunds

Alterations to parking in the car park at St Andrew’s Street has led to an outcry after the council created extra spaces.

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Leaders: Devolution deal will bring power closer to home

Suffolk’s council leaders say devolution would not only see millions of pounds flow into the region, but offer East Anglia the chance to shape its future - away from the grasp of Westminster.

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Council takes legal action after travellers pitch up on Moreton Hall land

Council bosses are taking legal action to remove a group of travellers from land on Moreton Hall, in Bury St Edmunds.

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Norfolk-Suffolk devolution referendum demand as only 2,000 take part in consultation so far

Norfolk-Suffolk devolution referendum demand as only 2,000 take part in consultation so far

It’s an issue that has been taxing politicians for months, but barely one in 800 people has so far commented on devolution proposals for Norfolk and Suffolk.

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Should West Suffolk taxi drivers complete course before getting licence?

The West Suffolk councils are asking people to give their views on whether current and future taxi drivers should have a qualification before being given a licence.

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