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Suffolk County Council moves to fill holes in its roads and budget

Suffolk County Council plans to borrow £21 million to resurface and repair the county’s roads over three years.

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Eye Town Hall

As Diss Town Council prepares to decide final precept, how do towns across the area compare?

As Diss Town councillors prepare to decide on a potential 15.3 per cent rise in their part of the council tax bill, the Diss Express has looked at other town councils – both on and off patch – to see how much their residents are paying.

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County Hall Norwich

Union boss condemns Norfolk County Council allowance hike

Union leaders have condemned Norfolk county councillors’ refusal to overturn plans to increase their allowances by more than 10 per cent.

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Central Suffolk and North Ipswich MP, Dr Dan Poulter.

COLUMN: Dr Dan Poulter MP – ‘I want to pay tribute to our dedicated public sector workforce’

As I sit to write this week’s column, it seems hard to believe that Christmas is already behind us and the new year is looming on the horizon.

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West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock

West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock made culture secretary

West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock has been appointed culture secretary in Theresa May’s cabinet reshuffle.

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Central Suffolk and North Ipswich MP, Dr Dan Poulter.

Central Suffolk and North Ipswich MP makes ‘vigorous’ return to Parliament after period of ill health

MP for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, Dr Dan Poulter, has returned to Parliament after a period of ill health.

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County Hall Norwich

BREAKING NEWS: Norfolk County Council to consider further tax hike

Norfolk County Council is to consider raising council tax by more than it originally planned, it has announced this afternoon.

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Diss scenes. The Mere and park.

Diss Town Council to meet tonight to decide whether to increase its precept by 15.3 per cent

Diss Town Council will meet tonight to decide whether to increase the tax bill for the town’s residents by 15.3 per cent.

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Eye, Suffolk. Paddock House on Wellington Street. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Council has a plan for ‘Padlock House’

It is referred to by some in Eye as ‘Padlock House’.

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Parking in Diss - Morrisons

Diss Town Council and Heritage Triangle Trust object to retail units plan at Morrisons

Diss Town Council and the Heritage Triangle Trust have both objected to a proposal to build four mixed-use retail units in the Morrisons car park.

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South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon

South Norfolk MP accuses developer of Dickleburgh planning breach

South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon has slammed a developer for “blatantly disregarding” planning conditions.

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

COLUMN: Dr Dan Poulter MP – ‘We must do our best to support our Suffolk economy’

Returning home to Suffolk after a demanding schedule in Westminster remains one of my favourite parts of the week.

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Alison Thomas, deputy leader, Norfolk County Council

COUNCILLOR ALLOWANCES: Deputy leader says increase is under budget

The deputy leader of Norfolk County Council has defended the increase in councillor’s allowances – saying money will not be taken from anywhere else in the authority to cover the cost.

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Stephen Askew. Photo: Bill Smith.

COUNCILLOR ALLOWANCES: ‘I don’t want to take an increase’ – councillor for Guiltcross will not take extra allowance

A Norfolk County Councillor in the Diss Express area will not take his extra allowance – despite the authority passing a pay rise of more than 10 per cent for its members this week.

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Mid Suffolk District Council leader Nick Gowrley

Consultation starts on Mid Suffolk and Babergh merger

Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils yesterday launched a public consultation on the future of the two authorities.

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County Hall Norwich

Norfolk county councillors back controversial 10% allowance hike

Taxes may be going up and services cut, but Norfolk county councillors have voted to give themselves a pay rise of more than 10 per cent.

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From left: Peter Aldous, MP for Waveney, Therese Coffey, MP for Suffolk Coastal, Ray Herring, leader of Suffolk Coastal District Council, Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Mark Bee, leader of Waveney District Council, Dan Poulter, MP for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich. Submitted picture.

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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