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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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‘There are no tech issues’ say makers of Matt Hancock’s app

West Suffolk’s Matt Hancock has become the first MP in the country to launch his own app, but has faced backlash amid allegations that it breaches users’ privacy.

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Suffolk County Council's headquarters at Endeavour House, Ipswich

Suffolk’s cabinet backs 4.99 per cent tax rise

A council tax rise of 4.99 per cent and budgets cuts of £27 million were approved by Suffolk County Council’s Cabinet yesterday.

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The Army's last Lynx helicopters making a farewell visit to Wattisham air station after 40 years service. Picture by Staff Sergeant Brian Pearce, British Army'

Army’s Lynx drops in to say goodbye

Five of the Army’s last Lynx helicopters visited Wattisham Air Station yesterday to mark the aircraft’s retirement after 40 years.

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John Griffiths  leader of St Edmundsbury Borough Council.' Picture Mark Westley

Online survey to help shape new council for west Suffolk ahead of decision by Local Government Boundary Commission for England

The move to create a single council for west Suffolk is being put to groups, councils and the public to help shape the new council ward boundaries.

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A pothole awaiting 'reactive repair' near West Row

Suffolk County Council moves to fill holes in its roads and budget

Suffolk County Council plans to borrow £21 million to resurface and repair the county’s roads over three years.

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Matt Hancock, new Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, celebrates his 2012 race win

INTERVIEWS: Secretary of State job for Matt Hancock as Jo Churchill becomes an assistant whip

West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock has been promoted to the Cabinet while Bury St Edmunds’ MP Jo Churchill becomes an assistant whip.

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County Hall Norwich

Union boss condemns Norfolk County Council allowance hike

Union leaders have condemned Norfolk county councillors’ refusal to overturn plans to increase their allowances by more than 10 per cent.

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Jo Churchill

Bury St Edmunds MP Jo Churchill joins Government Whips’ Office

Bury St Edmunds MP Jo Churchill has joined the Government Whips’ Office in Theresa May’s reshuffle of her ministerial team.

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Matt Hancock

West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock made culture secretary

West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock has been appointed culture secretary in Theresa May’s cabinet reshuffle.

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County Hall Norwich

BREAKING NEWS: Norfolk County Council to consider further tax hike

Norfolk County Council is to consider raising council tax by more than it originally planned, it has announced this afternoon.

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The locations of the garage blocks Flagship seek to redevelope for housing.

Mildenhall residents set petition and meeting on Flagship’s garages to homes plans

A new petition and residents’ meeting have been organised over Flagship Housing’s plans to use garage sites on Mildenhall estates for housing.

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Mid Suffolk District Council leader Nick Gowrley

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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