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Consultation starts on Mid Suffolk and Babergh merger

Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils yesterday launched a public consultation on the future of the two authorities.

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County Hall Norwich

Norfolk county councillors back controversial 10% allowance hike

Taxes may be going up and services cut, but Norfolk county councillors have voted to give themselves a pay rise of more than 10 per cent.

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Suffolk County Council's headquarters at Endeavour House, Ipswich

County’s share of council tax to increase by nearly five per cent

Suffolk County Council plans to increase its share of council tax by nearly five per cent and cut £23.9 million from its budget.

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Mayor Terry Clements with the trustees of the West Suffolk Citizens Advice Bureau before the Annual General Meeting 2017

Universal Credit causing concern

An MP has written to the Secretary of State to raise her concerns about the impact that Universal Credit will have on vulnerable people in the Bury St Edmunds area.

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Suffolk MPs, from the left, Matt Hancock, Jo Churchill. and James Cartlidge

Suffolk MPs back council merger

Three Suffolk MPs have written to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government backing the plan to merge St Edmundsbury Borough and Forest Heath District Councils.

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Mid Suffolk District Council's chairman, Cllr Derrick Haley, opens the new Customer Access Point in Stowmarket

New customer access point opens in Stowmarket as council merger plan prompts petition

The merger of two district councils is firmly back on the cards after cabinet members voted overwhelmingly to endorse the move.

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The Boundary Commission's proposals to move part of the Bury St Eedmunds constituency into Central Suffolk. The dark blue line is the current boundary.

Have your say on how Suffolk’s MP constituencies will change

The Boundary Commission wants to move the part of the Bury St Edmunds parliamentary constituency south east of Stowmarket into neighbouring Central Suffolk.

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Jen Overett with the train station petition and Cllr Wendy Marchant, right

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

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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Computer glitch (stock image)

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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