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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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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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