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Challenge to Suffolk County Council’s Tory leader

Suffolk County Council leader Colin Noble faces a challenge to his leadership of the council’s Conservatives.

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Ian Gallin

Pay increase for council leaders to be implemented a year later than planned

A controversial increase in salary bands for the leadership team at West Suffolk councils will be implemented a year later than initially proposed.

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Cllr Terry Clements, current mayor of St Edmundsbury. Picture: Mecha Morton.

Group will look at borough status and mayoralty for new West Suffolk Council

A group will be created to consider whether the new West Suffolk Council should apply for borough status and have a mayor.

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West Suffolk House, Bury St Edmunds.' Picture Mark Westley

West Suffolk Councils consider the shape of wards to come

The two west Suffolk councils will next week make the final decision on their representation to the Boundary Commission on future wards.

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Labour Party’s Max Clarke wins council by-election to represent Bury St Edmunds ward

A Labour Party candidate has won a by-election to represent a borough council ward in Bury St Edmunds.

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Suffolk County Council's headquarters at Endeavour House, Ipswich

Mid Suffolk and Babergh District Council merger put on hold

Mid Suffolk and Babergh District Councils have put controversial merger plans on hold.

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Risala Chowdhury has been names the Deputy Member of Youth Parliament for Bury St Edmunds and West Suffolk '''PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Meet Risala – West Suffolk’s new DMYP

A Mildenhall College Academy student has been voted the Deputy Member of Youth Parliament (DMYP) for Bury St Edmunds and West Suffolk by her peers.

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West Suffolk House, Bury St Edmunds.

West Suffolk councils secure use of hostel and flats in Bury St Edmunds for homeless

Councils in West Suffolk have invested £45,000 to use a 12 bedroom hostel and flats to provide temporary accommodation for homeless people.

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Nicola Beach, who will be joining Suffolk County Council as Chief Executive in the summer of 2018

County’s new chief executive

Suffolk County Council has appointed a new chief executive, following a unanimous recommendation by the its Staff Appointments Committee.

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George Freeman, MP for Mid-Norfolk

Lakenheath’s anger at Norfolk MP’s claim it suffers ‘poverty and deprivation’

A Norfolk MP has been called on to back up a statement he made in the Commons that Lakenheath has ‘a lot of poverty and deprivation’ so was ideal for a new town site.

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West Row village sign

Meeting to explain West Row’s new parish council

A meeting to find people ready to serve on a new West Row Parish Council will be hosted by Forest Heath District Council on Thursday March 22 at 8pm in the Church Hall, St Peters Church, West Row.

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Rural wards around Bury St Edmunds showing option A, left, with Rougham Parish's North Ward included in West Suffolk's Moreton Hall East, and option B with Rougham Parish as one ward

Why your opinions are vital in shaping West Suffolk’s boundaries

If changing district and borough council ward boundaries was simply a numbers game the council officers and Boundary Commission would not need your help.

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Council plan to invest in Norfolk's future.

Norfolk County Council rejects ‘scaremongering’ finance report

Norfolk County Council is facing a cash crisis and its leadership has no idea how to tackle it, its main opposition leader has claimed.

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Ram Meadow car park, Bury St Edmunds.''Picture: Mark Westley.

St Edmundsbury Borough Council set to make £4.5 million from car parking

A council expects to have made £4.5 million from car parking in the last year – despite a fall in the number of tickets bought.

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Liam Byrne

Bury St Edmunds campaigner welcomes vote to change organ donation law

A Bury St Edmunds campaigner who has received two life-saving liver transplants has welcomed a vote by MPs to change the law on organ donation consent.

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Minister vows to keep up pace of broadband upgrades

Minister vows to keep up pace of broadband upgrades

The minister responsible for broadband has told a meeting of Norfolk councillors work will carry on until everyone can be properly connected.

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Council leaders James Waters, of Forest Heath District Council, left, and John Griffiths of St Edmundsbury Borough Council.'Picture Mark Westley

Councils vote on next step to set up single authority

The two West Suffolk councils will next week have to endorse the policies necessary to form one new council.

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Suffolk's last chief executive Deborah Cadman

Hopes for new Suffolk County Council chief executive by Easter

Suffolk County Council hopes to be able to appoint a new chief executive by Easter – more than six month after its last one, Deborah Cadman, left to run the new West Midlands Authority.

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James Waters and John Griffiths

Government supports single council for West Suffolk

The Government has backed plans for a single council for West Suffolk.

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Jo Churchill MP celebrates the centenary of women gaining the vote in 1918

Jo Churchill MP calls for equal representation on centenary of votes for women

Jo Churchill MP has called for more women in Suffolk to enter public office on the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote.

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