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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.

Cyclists, roller-bladers and walkers took to the new Beccles Relief Road as part of an event before its official opening.

Hopes for key historic artefacts staying in Lowestoft were served another blow today as a consultation was launched.

Plans for a new two-storey McDonald’s drive-through restaurant in Lowestoft have been approved.

A campaign group has branded a consultation over the future archive facility in north Suffolk as “worthless”.

In all, 1,154 complaints were made to Suffolk County Council last year, according to data published by its audit committee.

The Port of Lowestoft has dismissed claims by the county council that work on the Third Crossing will only have a “slight adverse” effect on business, and said that it could instead have a “significant negative impact”.

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Two families in Lowestoft have described the heartbreaking struggle to get suitable education for their children who require SEN provision, after seeing them wait months to start school.

Lake Lothing in Lowestoft is set to be closed to all vessels for around three weeks during work to install a third bridge, it has emerged – but council chiefs claim it will not impact on port traffic.

A councillor is to undergo an arduous west to east marathon cycle to raise money for an autism and learning difficulties charity.

Work has started to install traffic lights at a vital and busy west Suffolk roundabout to improve traffic flow and reduce congestion.

Leaders from across Suffolk came together to discuss the ongoing work to transform Lowestoft and secure a bright economic future for the coastal town.

A project to build a much-needed community hub on the site of a former school has taken a huge step forward after receiving a £70,000 grant.

CEO of Fram Farmers Richard Anscombe loves East Anglia - and Pink Floyd. He talks to Gina Long

The new £7m Beccles Southern Relief Road will officially open later this month.

A new specialist service to support dementia patients has been launched in Waveney.

Education chiefs have warned that Suffolk will need three or four new special schools in the next two years to cope with soaring demand for special education needs, as fresh data reveals the need for hundreds of spaces.

All services will be examined for cuts at Suffolk County Council as new figures predict the authority is on course for an £8.6million overspend this year.

Another significant milestone has been reached in Lowestoft’s bid for a long-awaited third crossing.

Goodgym combines the ideas of a running club and a volunteering group allowing people in towns and cities across the country to make a positive impact in their communities.

An MP has slammed Suffolk County Council’s decision to move archives out of Lowestoft prior to a public consultation 
on the future of the town’s 
record office.

Suffolk’s tourism trade has seen its biggest boom for a decade – with the visitor economy reaching the £2 billion mark for the first time.

Tired of the same old hacking routes - why not sample what else East Anglia has to offer? Sheena Grant looks at five of the best riding trails.

The decision to move some of Lowestoft Record Office’s collections to Ipswich prior to the start of a public consultation over their future has been branded a “betrayal” by opponents.

A district and county councillor who allegedly said it was “unbelievable” Sadiq Khan had been elected mayor of London has been expelled from the Conservative party.

A new funding pot of nearly a million pounds is being made available to boost high-growth businesses in Norfolk and Suffolk.

Residents from a Lowestoft care home took part in a county-wide sports day.

With the recent warm weather a Suffolk care home took the opportunity to get active by taking part in a county-wide sports day to help keep the residents keep active and help build new friendships with neighbouring care homes.

A initiative has been launched to provide young people in Brandon with a safe and social place to get together.

Labour councillors left a Norfolk County Council meeting en masse after accusing the Conservatives of “wrecking” a motion calling for councillors to have to declare if they are freemasons.

Hundreds of people have flocked to Lowestoft’s seafront as the town’s annual summer festival gets under way.

A campaign group has hit out against potential plans to charge visitors to exhibitions at the new home for Suffolk Archives which would include records from Lowestoft.

Suffolk County Council’s decision to close the Lowestoft Record Office will come under renewed scrutiny after a deal was struck at a council meeting.

A former UKIP councillor has come under fire after declaring that he won’t turn his back on his friendship with an old colleague later convicted for murder.

An I.T. support company based in Great Yarmouth has made an impact not only in the business world but in their community, having raised the funds to install a public defibrillator on their premises, which can be used by the whole industrial estate they’re based on.

A popular annual event is embarking on its most ambitious venture yet – with a licence to thrill audiences this weekend.

A new festival, offering a “platform” for emerging artists, is set to be showcased in Lowestoft.

Intensive care beds at an Ipswich mental health ward are likely to stay closed until the autumn, it can be revealed.

Intensive care beds at an Ipswich mental health ward are likely to stay closed until the autumn, it can be revealed.

Intensive care beds at an Ipswich mental health ward are likely to stay closed until the autumn, it can be revealed.

Fire crews were called to the Suffolk coast to tackle a blaze this morning as the spate of outdoor incidents continue during the spell of warm and dry weather.

The discussions over planned third crossings in Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft look to be finally reaching the point of no return.

Firefighters from Suffolk and Norfolk are again tackling blazes in undergrowth at Thetford Forest.

Almost £80,000 of taxpayers’ money has been spent on air travel by Norfolk County Council officers in the past three years - with the bulk of the flights for social workers to assess families overseas and to take children to visit their families.

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