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Honest food labelling a ‘key opportunity’ after Brexit vote says Suffolk MP

Central Suffolk and North Ipswich MP Dr Dan Poulter believes honest food labelling for British farming and agriculture is one of the “key opportunities” to come out of Brexit.

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Progress in Suffolk MP’s bid to improve A140 junction at Brome

A meeting is to be held between Central Suffolk and North Ipswich MP Dr Dan Poulter and Suffolk County Council to look at potential improvements on the A140 at Brome.

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Breckland Council backs allowance hike subject to staff pay award

Breckland councillors have backed plans to raise their allowances, but only in line with staff pay awards.

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Suffolk County Council looks at £31m cuts and raising social care precept

A further £31.3million of budget cuts and increasing the adult social care precept will be discussed by Suffolk County Council next week.

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Norfolk County Council reveals plan for 4.8 per cent tax rise

Norfolk County Council reveals plan for 4.8 per cent tax rise

Norfolk County Council chiefs have outlined budget plans which could see their portion of council tax rise by almost five per cent this year.

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Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

The NHS dominated headlines this week after the Red Cross declared it a “humanitarian crisis” but latest research from YouGov suggests the public are willing to pay a little extra to support the struggling health service.

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County ‘can’t’ balance its books - councillor

County ‘can’t’ balance its books - councillor

Norfolk County Council cannot balance its books, just weeks before it is due to set its budget, one of its members has warned.

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Diss Town Council’s portion of council tax bill to rise by 9.4 per cent

Diss residents will see their council tax payments to the town council increase by 9.4 per cent for the upcoming 2017/18 financial year.

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Norfolk looks Down Under for new children’s services chief

Norfolk County Council’s beleaguered children’s services department has had an interim director appointed – from the other side of the world.

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South Norfolk is among the best districts in the country for food hygiene

South Norfolk is rated among the very best for food hygiene

Food hygiene standards at restaurants and cafes in South Norfolk are among the highest in the country, a study has revealed.

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Framlingham’s Ed Sheeran to appeal after council turns down planning application for ‘incongruous’ lodge

Framlingham’s Ed Sheeran is set for a battle with a local council after a planning application to build an “incongruous” lodge and improve parking facilities at his luxury farmhouse was turned down.

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BREAKING: Application for 136 homes in Diss approved

A planning application for 136 new homes in Diss has today been approved by South Norfolk Council.

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South Norfolk Council wants your views on budget with predicted £6m shortfall in government funding

South Norfolk Council is asking residents and businesses to take part in a budget consultation — as they look to bridge a predicted £6m shortfall in funding from central government.

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Consultation launched as Breckland Council proposes tax rise in budget

Residents and businesses in Breckland are being asked to have their say on the district council’s draft budget for 2017/18 which could lead to another rise in tax bills.

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Suffolk council criticised for changing governance structure

A change in the way Mid Suffolk District Council is governed was passed last night by 23 votes to 10.

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Prime Minister Theresa May backs South Norfolk Council plan to prevent homelessness

Prime Minister Theresa May has backed a new South Norfolk Council programme to find innovative ways to prevent homelessness after the Government awarded it a £96,000 grant boost.

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Wingfield Castle owner victorious in High Court battle

The owner of a medieval castle in Wingfield has triumphed in his court battle to block residential conversion of neighbouring, historic barns.

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Norfolk police face new £1.1 million cut in government funding

Police chiefs in Norfolk are facing a new cut in government funding of more than £1 million next year, new figures have revealed.

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Norfolk MP condemns ‘feeble’ social care plan as new money is pledged

A Norfolk MP has dismissed government plans for extra funding and higher tax rises to fund adult social care as “feeble.”

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Marston’s will bring forward ‘further proposals in due course’ after Diss appeal dismissed

The Group Property Director for Marston’s says they will be bringing forward “further proposals in due course” after their planning appeal for non-food retail units in Diss was dismissed on Friday.

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