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Calls have been made by education champions in Suffolk to bring poorly performing academies back under council control.

Health bosses facing the "unenviable task" of providing care as All Hallows Healthcare Trust prepares to close their services have moved to reassure users.

The struggles of All Hallows Healthcare Trust are "deeply disturbing" for many service users in the area, according to health bosses.

A group of travellers have been kicked off land at the entrance to a Suffolk village after setting up camp almost four months ago.

Street lights in Diss are set to be replaced with energy efficient LED lamps using smart technology as part of a deal done with Suffolk County Council.

Hundreds of concerned relatives, service users and staff have signed a petition to save All Hallows Healthcare Trust after it announced plans to close vital services pending a consultation.

Health checks for 40 to 74-year-olds are on the rise again following concerns that confusion over new GDPR laws was causing fewer people to take them up.

New schools could be built across Waveney as a council plan helps to shape future growth in the district.

"We are getting ever closer to the first spade going into the ground to make this bridge a reality."

Time capsules have been buried at some of Suffolk's historically significant locations.

The Home Secretary is being urged to review the case of a failed asylum seeker in Suffolk fighting to stay in Britain to protect her nine-year-old daughter from female genital mutilation (FGM).

New portable technology has been placed in six locations around Bungay, to stop speeding through the town.

A large retail premises, which formed part of a hotel and was most recently a careers guidance centre, is due to be auctioned off next month.

Suffolk councils say they remain 'deeply concerned' about the impact of proposed wind farm schemes off its coast, and the 'lack of co-ordination' with other planned energy projects.

An MP has hit out at the fake and malicious posters which circulated among Suffolk towns following the loss of a vital bus route.

Suffolk County Council has confirmed a new service will operate between Southwold and Bungay, after a vital route was cut in January.

A scheme to convert five Victorian properties into new supported housing units would provide a town with a much needed service, it is said.

Suffolk County Council's entire reserves will be eradicated in less than a decade if current levels of overspend continue, it has emerged.

Councils have been criticised for spending millions on awards.

Former county council offices, which have been vacant for more than three years, look set to be given a new lease of life.

Suffolk will host the opening stage of the 2019 OVO Energy Women's Tour for the second year running, bringing in a predicted £3.5 million to the county's economy.

Motorists are being warned that delays are likely this week as roadworks get under way.

Time capsules are set to be buried at locations across Suffolk next week as part of "an exciting new chapter in Suffolk's history."

A brother and sister are set to open a new residential care home in Beccles next month after more than three years of development on the site.

Leaders tackling drug supplies in Suffolk from larger towns and cities have highlighted some of the signs for people to look out for that a "county line" may be operating on their doorstep.

A Lowestoft road has been described as "an accident waiting to happen" after residents challenged the council to have permit parking put in place.

It is a scheme that focuses on people, communities and the things that matter most.

Suffolk's Citizens Advice Bureaux have had their funding restored after the county's health services stepped in to make up the cash cut being planned by the county council.

A new 420-place primary school planned for Lakenheath despite objections over noise from nearby jets is to be the subject of a judicial review, after the High Court upheld a challenge by the parish council.

One of the country's first 24-hour car charging areas has been opened in Beccles, as the council announce 100 more stations for hybrid vehicles across the county.

A couple who adopted three Suffolk children say they are living in fear after their personal information was wrongly given to the birth mother.

Nearly three quarters of Suffolk parents still believe schools in the county should be run on a catchment area system, new survey results have revealed.

Planned cuts to the Citizens Advice grant by Suffolk County Council could result in fewer scams and rogue trader cases being presented to Trading Standards, it has emerged.

The union supporting firefighters in Suffolk has warned the permanent rollout of on-call firefighters featuring just three crew members to all incidents is "dangerous" and "unnecessary".

Homes vulnerable to flooding could be protected in the future by a 200m wall as part of a major £32.5m scheme.

Homes across Suffolk are set to see their council tax bills rise by around £65 from April, after county council budget proposals were approved.

Hundreds of commuters could be left isolated if the axing of a key rural bus service goes ahead, a transport group has claimed.

Two public hearings will be held next month as stakeholders, businesses and community groups have their say on a long-awaited third crossing in Lowestoft.

The first visitors have browsed the book shelves as the new library in a market town opened its doors for the first time.

More than £10million of cutbacks remain in Suffolk County Council's budget, it has emerged - with controversial plans to phase out Citizens Advice grants still set to go ahead.

Concerns over parking and open space for new residents have been raised over plans for nearly 30 new homes on the site of a former library and community centre.

Plans have been unveiled to pump up to £45.1million into creating hundreds of special educational needs places in Suffolk, in a bid to meet soaring demand.

Suffolk and Norfolk food and drink producers have reaped the rewards of taking part in a trade mission to the Netherlands after gaining a host of fruitful sales leads.

Suffolk County Council has scrapped plans to force all staff to take a day of unpaid leave each year as part of cost-cutting measures, following union pressure.

Suffolk's mental health trust needs a "culture change", leaders have told the first council meeting chaired after its third 'inadequate' health inspection.

Plans to build a £200m gas-fired power station on the A140 close to the Norfolk-Suffolk border have been put on hold following an EU court ruling.

Motorists are being warned "delays are likely" as roadworks continue in Lowestoft.

It's a controversial issue which could get chewier this year - should schools have a say over what type of snacks their pupils eat?

The community have been asked to give their opinion on changes to the Citizens Advice service in Suffolk after proposed cuts to the service.

Plans to introduce a 20mph zone in Eye could finally become a reality more than five years since campaigners first launched a bid to slow traffic in the town.

Almost a year on from the announcement that the historic archives from Lowestoft Record Office were to be moved, historians, heritage authors and campaigners remain united in opposing the proposals.

Archaeologists have uncovered a rare collection of decapitated skeletons while excavating a site in Suffolk.

Relief could soon be in sight for families, staff and motorists on the school run, as new parking improvements may resolve serious traffic problems.

A petition to save the Citizen's Advice Bureau (CAB) in Beccles has been launched after the council proposed to pull funding.

A nursery has reopened its doors just months after being forced to close.

More than £130,000 in funding has been secured as part of an "innovative project" to boost the East Anglian fishing industry.

Families have been forced to spend thousands of pounds just to get the special support their child needs.

Construction could begin next year on three new roundabouts within a 15 mile stretch of the A140 after plans were submitted for a second scheme on the main Norwich to Ipswich road.

A consultation has been launched for people to have their say about funding for the Citizens Advice service in Suffolk.

A Southwold hotel menu has scooped an accolade for offering up healthier alternatives to its diners.

Donovan Blake is one of the family of faces on ITV Anglia's main news programme 'ITV News Anglia Tonight'. He's the Sports Correspondent and has been working with the broadcaster for the last eighteen years. Originally from Manchester, Donovan started his journalism career at Jarrold's News Agency in Ipswich. He also worked for Suffolk County Council as a Press Officer and was Sports Editor for the Ipswich radio station SGR FM prior to joining ITV. He talks to Gina Long

Households in Suffolk could see council tax bills rise by 4.7% next year if the county's local authorities and police do as the government suggests in its local government settlement.

The government authority responsible for overseeing projects of national importance has started its examination into a long-awaited third crossing in Lowestoft.

Schools pupils visited Hammond Ford at Halesworth to find out more about vehicle emissions and the effects and associated dangers from car engines left running when stationary.

An announcement on whether the Upper Orwell Crossings will go ahead has been pushed back after council chiefs confirmed they were still pursuing funding.

Feedback from a controversial consultation into the Lowestoft Record Office and "future delivery" of the service will come under scrutiny in the next few days.

The squeeze on library services across the region as councils face financial pressures has been revealed by analysis of government figures.

Two town councils have expressed concerns over the removal of historic archives from Lowestoft Record Office and changes to the service.

Burgeoning trade links between food producers from Norfolk and Suffolk and buyers in the Netherlands will take another step forward when a delegation visits the country's largest hospitality trade show.

Calls have been made for controversial plans to axe a six figure grant for Citizens Advice Bureaus in Suffolk to be phased in over a longer period of time.

Suffolk County Council's Tory administration has launched a bid to tackle period poverty - just weeks after it failed to commit cash to the cause.

"Hands off our archives!"

A road safety workshop will be held in Lowestoft in the New Year as part of a scheme to keep older drivers independent and safe on the roads in Suffolk.

TV naturalist Chris Packham has called on energy bosses to "work harder" to avoid building a massive substation in a "beautiful" Suffolk habitat.

A programme to turn around Suffolk's special education needs (SEN) provision has been outlined - with an "innovative" pilot set to spearhead the measures.

Millions of pounds of cutbacks for council services in Suffolk next year have been revealed - with homes facing further council tax rises for the next three years.

Academy leaders have come under fire as new figures reveal seven trusts with schools in Suffolk pay salaries in excess of £150,000.

Veronika Marinova, a 15 year-old Stoke High School student who works as a waitress at Bella Napoli on Saturdays, says her job is a fun way to meet new people and makes her think harder about the sort of career path she wants to take when she finishes her schooling. But it turns out that she's in a shrinking minority.

More than 150,000 tonnes of Norfolk's waste was incinerated after being shipped to Europe last year - and council bosses want that to continue.

A group of Vikings made an appearance in Lowestoft - but there was no cause for alarm for onlookers as the invaders were delivering a special message.

An "exciting" new heritage and creative arts project will explore the stories of three 'lost' communities across east Suffolk.

Members of the Save Our Record Office campaign group have held "a very constructive and useful meeting" with Waveney MP Peter Aldous.

The contractor appointed to deliver a long-awaited third crossing in Lowestoft has admitted they are looking forward to working on "a new iconic landmark for the town."

A new Lego therapy bus is set to help children across Norfolk who struggle with communication overcome their difficulties.

Small businesses are being invited to hear from international designer Wayne Hemingway as plans for a new and exciting festival for Lowestoft are progressed.

Suffolk has risen 40 places in national league tables for students in the county achieving the standard GCSE pass in English and maths, provisional figures have revealed.

Almost one in three Suffolk children are finishing primary school obese or overweight, we can reveal.

Detailed designs for the Lake Lothing Crossing in Lowestoft are set to begin soon, as the final evaluation of shortlisted contractors has been completed.

Calls have been made for a full traffic survey in Beccles following the opening of the southern relief road to maximise its effectiveness.

Which services should face budget cuts as Suffolk County Council struggles to trim its budget by £25m over the next financial year.

Drivers and commuters have called on Suffolk County Council to trial possible new traffic systems in Lowestoft after roadworks improved traffic flow.

A campaign group have launched their own rival consultation on the future of Lowestoft's record office.

It's been a tumultuous week in the business world as Norfolk was rocked by the news that one of its biggest employers, Banham Poultry, was on the brink of administration and was searching for a new buyer.

The aptly named Phoenix Enterprise Park will rise from the ashes of a fire which devastated the former Wessex Foods factory site in Lowestoft, which was burned to the ground in 2010.

A planned meeting of two councils to scrutinise the decision making process behind the changes to the Lowestoft Record Office will no longer officially involve both councils.

Work to repair a collapsed sewer which could see up to 15 weeks of roadworks on a major through-road have been described as a "disaster".

A councillor has used pedal power to ride across the country from west to east and raise more than £2,800 for an autism and learning difficulties charity.

After decades of campaigning a new £7m road designed to relieve congestion and boost the Suffolk economy has finally opened.

A 20% fall in the number of people starting an apprenticeship in Suffolk has sparked a "real cause of alarm" for business leaders.

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