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Suffolk County Council is hoping to be at the forefront of any government initiative to cut down on the amount of plastic waste created in Britain.

East Anglia’s best-known steam locomotive Oliver Cromwell is to pay a final trip to the region later this month before it is retired after 10 years on the main line.

Suffolk county councillor James Finch has stepped down from the cabinet to allow him to recover after a bout of ill health.

The police element of council tax bills in Suffolk is to go up by 6.8 per cent – £9.30 a year for Band B properties – after the rise was backed by the official watchdog.

Waveney MP Peter Aldous is to meet health minister Steve Barclay to discuss the death of a man in his constituency who apparently froze to death just after Christmas.

Suffolk County Council’s element of tax bills this year will see the biggest percentage rise since the notorious 18.5pc hike in 2003.

Rail services on the Greater Anglia network were running as normal on Monday – the first of three days of strike action by conductor/guards who are members of the RMT union.

The Great East Run is returning to Ipswich in September – and this year’s event will be bigger than last year’s inaugural challenge.

Despite the storms that have battered Britain over the last few weeks, one water company in the south of England has refused to rule out drought problems during the summer.

Passengers from Norfolk and Suffolk will face longer journeys to London at weekends again for the first three months of 2018 as Network Rail engineers return to install new track and overhead lines on the route to Liverpool Street.

More than 100 “sausage dogs” with their owners helped to bring a dash of pre-Christmas colour to Southwold beach on Saturday.

Guards employed by Greater Anglia are set to hold another one-day strike the day after the two-day Christmas rail network shutdown.

Suffolk’s library services have expressed relief after appearing to escape further serious cuts in next year’s county council budget.

Fare-dodging cost 25 travellers more than £10,000 when they appeared before magistrates in Ipswich last week.

Suffolk brewers Adnams have stirred up storm in a beer glass by extolling the virtues of “Mighty Norwich City” while not having a shop in Ipswich, their own county town.

Rail company Greater Anglia has been given approval to use temporary conductor/guards during the two-day strike by RMT members on Wednesday and Thursday.

Rail company Greater Anglia has been cleared to operate trains with stand-in guards during next week’s 48-hour strike by RMT members.

Lowestoft boxer Anthony Ogogo has told of his disgust at being racially abused by a few Norwich City fan at Tuesday’s League Cup match between The Canaries and Arsenal.

Guards employed by rail company Greater Anglia will strike next month – this time for 48 hours.

Suffolk is set to launch a new campaign to try to find more foster carers for children who need to be moved away from their own families.

Engineers working to keep Suffolk’s roads in good shape could turn to a new weapon in the battle against the menace of potholes – sunflower oil.

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