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Framlingham’s Ed Sheeran wins appeal to build cart lodge at luxury farmhouse

Framlingham’s singer and songwriting superstar Ed Sheeran has won his battle with a local council to build a lodge at his luxury farmhouse.

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A Syrian refugee

Same age but different worlds — Attleborough student’s Skype exchange into refugee crisis

“You have no choice, you either leave or you die.”

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Suffolk County Council's headquarters at Endeavour House, Ipswich

Defeat for Labour call for Suffolk to spend to save

A Labour move to spend more on Suffolk County Council services was defeated at a full council meeting yesterday.

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Dave Harris launched Harris's Hog Roast in October 2016. Submitted photo.

Redundancy gave Gislingham man ‘food for thought’ with new venture

A Gislingham man has battled back from the disappointment of redundancy to realise his dream of starting his own business.

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Suffolk County Council's headquarters at Endeavour House, Ipswich

‘Undemocratic’ - Councillors’ anger at Babergh HQ move to Ipswich

Moving Babergh District Council’s offices to Ipswich would be a breach of trust and go against the verdict of the 2011 local referendum, say Labour councillors.

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Breckland Council says tax will still be lowest in country despite small potential rise

Council tax payers in Breckland could find their bills by going up by as little as 3p or up to 10p a week from April.

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Voters to decide on blueprint for Mendlesham in referendum

Mendlesham’s “homegrown” plan for the future is soon to be put to a village vote.

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Tax freeze ‘is not an option’, says Breckland Council chief

Residents will have to pay more in order to protect frontline services, Breckland Council officials have warned.

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Suffolk County Council's headquarters at Endeavour House, Ipswich

Babergh and Mid Suffolk to have hubs in Sudbury and Stowmarket when headquarters move to Ipswich

Residents of Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils will still have customer access points in their respective districts once the two district councils move to Ipswich.

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Maryanne Henderson, of Eye, and Booan Temple, of Wortham, give a presentation at the 'Generous Proportions' fundraiser in Thornham Magna, which raised nearly �2,000 for Hoxne-based charity Next Stop Symi, to aid Syrian refugees. Picture credit: Nicolette Hallett.

Thornham fundraiser shows refugee crisis ‘is about humanity, not politics’

A fundraising event which collected almost £2,000 in support of Syrian refugees last weekend shows people are seeing the refugee crisis “is about the humanity and not about the politics”, according to its organisers.

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Norfolk police panel backs two per cent council tax rise

Police chiefs in Norfolk will continue to face difficult decisions in the coming years, despite a decision to increase the force’s share of council tax.

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Diss Jewson branch closure fuels re-development speculation at Fair Green

The closure of a Jewson store in Diss has fueled speculation that the site could make way for a new development – which Fair Green residents say could affect them.

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Suffolk council taxpayers asked to pay extra penny a day to aid police

Suffolk council taxpayers are being asked to find an extra 1p per day from April to meet the county’s policing bill.

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Suffolk County Council's headquarters at Endeavour House, Ipswich

Suffolk’s cabinet backs its seventh council tax freeze

A freeze in council tax while increasing the Adult Social Care Precept was approved by Suffolk County Council’s cabinet on Tuesday.

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Dr Dan Poulter

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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Dr Dan Poulter meets with, Stephen Britt (Anchor Storage), Ben Moulton (Anglia Freight), Robert Bartrum (Bartrum Road Services) and Jim Mann (Permastore) at the A140 at Brome.

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's headquarters at Endeavour House, Ipswich

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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