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Merger plan for Suffolk councils receives a national first from Secretary of State

Two councils bidding to create one super district authority have achieved a national first.

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Volunteers at the Waveney Foodbank, pictured last year.

Waveney Foodbank sees 90 per cent increase of emergency meals issued to local people in six month period

Figures have revealed 17,500 emergency meals were given to local people by the Waveney Foodbank in the past six months – with 7,000 of those going to children.

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PUPPY PLIGHT: MEP Alex Mayer (right), with Kate Brewster and Meg from Dogs Trust Snetterton.

MEP hears plight of illegally imported puppies on visit to Dogs Trust Snetterton

An MEP was granted a behind the scenes tour of a dog welfare charity in Norfolk – to find out about the plight of illegally imported puppies from Central and Eastern Europe.

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United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May, with Paul Farmer (left), Mind Chief Executive, and Lord Dennis Stevenson,  visits Chapel Green School build site, Norfolk, for mental health visit. �Crown.

Prime Minister Theresa May has high praise for construction firm on visit to new school in Old Buckenham

Prime Minister Theresa May has praised a construction and infrastructure firm’s approach to mental health during a visit to Norfolk last week.

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Prime Minister Theresa May

Conservative MPs in the Diss Express area offer support to Prime Minister after tricky week

The region’s Conservative MPs have shown their support for Prime Minister Theresa May after her tough week at the party’s conference in Manchester.

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Former Breckland councillor cleared of hunting offences

Former Breckland councillor cleared of hunting offences

A former Breckland district councillor, who was filmed making lewd remarks to an anti-hunt protestor, has been cleared of alleged hunting offences.

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Cabinet members for Mid Suffolk and Babergh district councils will meet at Endeavour House

Single council for Mid Suffolk and Babergh is back on the cards

Two district councils are to reconsider becoming a single authority - despite the plans being rejected six years ago.

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Norfolk County Council announces service review, but admits there will be more cuts and higher taxes

Norfolk County Council announces service review, but admits there will be more cuts and higher taxes

Norfolk County Council chiefs have this morning announced plans to review how and where it delivers its services in the future.

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Mid Suffolk's proposed boundaries

Mid Suffolk and Babergh boundaries consultation starts today

Residents of Mid Suffolk and Babergh are being asked for their views on proposed changes to their council ward boundaries.

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View of Harleston - Town Sign on Rushall Road

Harleston election deadline this Friday

The deadline for nominations to stand for election as a Redenhall with Harleston Town Councillor is 4pm on Friday.

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Tom Howard, of Harleston. PICTURE: Mecha Morton

‘My appointment is signal for change’ says councillor elected to Redenhall with Harleston authority at second attempt

A 21-year-old man, who failed to be co-opted on to his local council earlier this year, has been elected to it unopposed.

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MP for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, Dr Dan Poulter.

COLUMN: Dr Dan Poulter - ‘It’s the start of a new educational journey’

For many of us, the school summer holidays have now drawn to a close, but hopefully not before taking the chance to enjoy endless days of summer fun and sunshine away from the daily routine of the school day.

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MP for South Norfolk, Richard Bacon.

South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon ‘appalled’ at assault on female Conservative worker

MP for South Norfolk Richard Bacon says he is ‘appalled’ after a female Conservative party worker was assault at the constituency office in Diss last week.

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Harleston, Norfolk. Views of Harleston - Harleston Town Sign on the Market Place

Harleston could face double by-election

A second vacant position at Redenhall with Harleston Town Council has been ‘locked’ into by-election rules.

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Land at Back Hills, Botesdale



PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Botesdale to expand with 40 new homes despite resident’s concerns

Botesdale is set to increase in size after planning permission was given the go ahead for 40 new homes – despite the concerns of existing residents.

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Long Stratton, Norfolk. South Norfolk Council Offices in Long Stratton

Second stage of South Norfolk Council’s boundary review gets underway tomorrow

The second stage of South Norfolk Council’s boundary review gets underway this week.

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MP for South Norfolk, Richard Bacon.

COLUMN: Richard Bacon MP - ‘Neighbourhood plan could hold key to solving Diss’ infrastructure issues’

It will come as no surprise to readers that Diss has long-standing problems with road infrastructure that need addressing.

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BURSTING AT THE SEAMS: Dr Dan Poulter MP believes Palgrave needs a bigger primary school.

Suffolk MP says Palgrave needs a bigger school to replace current building ‘bursting at the seams’

Central Suffolk and North Ipswich Dr Dan Poulter is supporting a bid for a new school in Palgrave – claiming the village’s current facility is “bursting at the seams”.

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Harleston braced for first town council election in decades

A South Norfolk town council is facing its first election in more than three decades.

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MDEP-16-11-2016-028 Broad Street Car Park Harleston

Date set for parish poll on the future of Harleston’s car parks

A parish poll on the future of Harleston’s car parking will occur within weeks.

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