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Needham Market rail station campaign heads to Westminster

Suffolk County Council is to write to the government on behalf of campaigners fighting for better access at Needham Market railway station.

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Former Breckland councillor cleared of hunting offences

A former Breckland district councillor, who was filmed making lewd remarks to an anti-hunt protestor, has been cleared of alleged hunting offences.

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Ben Wragge died aged 13 after he was accidentally shot in the neck with an airgun last May

Government to review airgun regulations after death of teenager Ben Wragge

The Government is to review the regulation of air weapons in response to a call from a coroner following the tragic death of 13-year-old Ben Wragge.

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An F-22 Raptor fighter lands at RAF Lakenheath [USAF  photo/ Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew]

Raptors fly in to RAF Lakenheath

One of the USAF’s most advanced fighters is making a flying to RAF Lakenheath.

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Cabinet members for Mid Suffolk and Babergh district councils will meet at Endeavour House

Single council for Mid Suffolk and Babergh is back on the cards

Two district councils are to reconsider becoming a single authority - despite the plans being rejected six years ago.

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Rough sleeper prevention and support officer, Rhys Walters

New officer to help Bury St Edmunds’ rough sleepers

A new council officer is helping to ease the plight the growing number of rough sleepers in Bury St Edmunds.

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Endeavour House, Ipswich, where both councils plan to move

Mid Suffolk and Babergh District Councils’ office move delayed at least two months

The relocation of two district councils to new headquarters in Ipswich will not be completed for at least two months.

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Norfolk County Council announces service review, but admits there will be more cuts and higher taxes

Norfolk County Council announces service review, but admits there will be more cuts and higher taxes

Norfolk County Council chiefs have this morning announced plans to review how and where it delivers its services in the future.

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Mid Suffolk's proposed boundaries

Mid Suffolk and Babergh boundaries consultation starts today

Residents of Mid Suffolk and Babergh are being asked for their views on proposed changes to their council ward boundaries.

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Kc-135 Stratotanker at RAF Mildenhall
Picture: USAF photo

USAF postpones RAF Mildenhall closure

The USAF will stay at RAF Mildenhall for at least two years longer than planned, it was revealed today.

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Suffolk County Council's headquarters at Endeavour House, Ipswich

Vote may delay councils’ office move

Worried staff have been voting on new employment terms and conditions which could delay the move of two district councils to a new single headquarters.

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Thetford residents’ anger over council’s electoral forms ‘blunder’

A council has come under fire for wasting taxpayers’ money and being ‘careless’ with people’s personal information.

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Central Suffolk and North Ipswich MP Dr Dan Poulter has called on authorities to bring to an end the 'HGV' misery in Wetheringsett. Submitted photo.

Suffolk MP calls on authorities to bring HGV ‘misery’ in Wetheringsett to an end

A Suffolk MP has told authorities “urgent action” is needed to end HGV misery in Town Lane, Wetheringsett.

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The BBMF end of season formation, comprising the Dakota, Lancaster and five Spitfires, used Tattershall Castle as a landmark on their run in to RAF Coningsby on Sunday. Photo by Oscarpix Imaging. ENGEMN00120130930153422

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight grounded due to engine issues ahead of first ever Scampton airshow

Most of the Coningsby-based Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) have been grounded due to an engine issue, it’s been announced

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Minister gives signal for vital East Anglia rail upgrade

Minister gives signal for vital East Anglia rail upgrade

A senior cabinet minister has insisted a key bottleneck on the rail network of Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire is one of his main priorities during a visit to the region.

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Bury St Edmunds members of the national WASPI campaign

Campaigners call pension age meeting

A group of women from Bury St Edmunds have met with Jo Churchill MP to protest about the way the equalisation of new State Pension Age has been introduced.

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West Row village sign

West Row to get own parish council

West Row will have a parish council of its own by 2019, Forest Heath District Council decided last night.

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Liam Byrne

Liam takes organ donation campaign to Westminster

A Bury St Edmunds campaigner who has received two life saving liver transplants has met the town’s MP as part of his efforts to see the opt-out organ donation scheme introduced in England.

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The plans for the West Suffolk Operational Hub, which will be decided next week by councillors

Decision on controversial waste hub plans to be made next week

Controversial plans for a waste hub near Bury St Edmunds look set to be approved by councillors next week.

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South West Norfolk MP Liz Truss

South West Norfolk MP Liz Truss gets a ticking off from the Speaker after ‘disingenuous’ remark in the House of Commons

South West Norfolk MP Liz Truss got a ticking off from the speaker of the House of Commons during a debate on the public pay cap on Wednesday.

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