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Parties await Steeple Bumpstead planning inquiry decision

The result of a public planning inquiry held into the refusal of an application to build 65 houses in Finchingfield Road, Steeple Bumpstead, is expected to be announced in between five to nine weeks time.

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Scenes from The Royal Norfolk Show Norwich 2017 (Day 1 Wednesday)
Environment Secretary Michael Gove (right) during his visit to the Royal Norfolk Show on Wednesday, he is seen her with Rob Alston (left) (Vice Chairman)

Gove vows to ‘listen’ to farmers during Royal Norfolk Show visit

New to the job Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, was given a damp introduction to the world of farming in the eastern counties when he called in at the Royal Norfolk Show today.

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The location for the proposed development on the edge of Steeple Bumpstead. Contributed photo.

Steeple Bumpstead group boosts its campaign funds

Hands off Steeple Bumpstead (HOSB)has organised a successful event to rally the strong support the campaign enjoys in the village and to raise funds.

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South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge

West Suffolk and South Suffolk General Election winners express their delight

The 2017 General Election may not have gone as well as the Conservatives had hoped nationally, but in West Suffolk Matthew Hancock had a more than comfortable victory.

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Matt Hancock re-elected as MP for West  Suffolk

Matt Hancock re-elected as MP for West Suffolk with increased majority

Conservative Matthew Hancock has been re-elected as MP for the West Suffolk constituency which includes Newmarket and Mildenhall.

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James Waters and John Griffiths. Picture Mark Westley.

Next steps agreed for single council plans for West Suffolk

Leading councillors have agreed that plans to create a single council for West Suffolk should be explored.

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Linton's father and son councillors John and Henry Batchellor

Election win returns Linton’s county seat to Henry’s family

Linton’s father and son councillors John and Henry Batchelor

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Check you are registered to vote in June’s General Election

With three weeks to go to the General Election are you sure your are registered to vote?

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West Suffolk House, in Bury St Edmunds.
 Picture by Mark Westley.

Two become one? St Edmundsbury and Forest Heath look to form single council

St Edmundsbury Borough and Forest Heath District Councils are looking to create a single authority for west Suffolk.

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Suffolk County Council elections count at Bury St Edmunds Leisure Centre on May 5, 2017

RESULTS: County council elections

Voters in Suffolk, once again, showed overwhelming support for the Conservatives in last week’s county council elections.

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Tories keep Essex County Council seats in Hedingham and Halstead divisions

Conservative councillor David Finch has retained his seat on Essex County Council.

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John Burns at The Meadows car park in Haverhill.

Parting shot as Haverhill councillor steps down

Damning criticism has been directed towards Suffolk County Council (SCC) by one of the Haverhill Cangle division’s county representatives as he announced he will not be standing again in the county council elections on May 4.

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Robin Stone has been elected as a town councillor for Clare    PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Clare votes for new town councillor

Residents of Clare have chosen Robin Stone to fill the vacant seat on their town council.

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Make sure you can vote in the county elections

Check your county poll vote

Now is the time to check you are registered to vote if you want to take part in the Suffolk and Norfolk county council elections on May 4.

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Harriett Steer. Picture by Paul Nixon

‘We ran and locked ourselves in’ South Suffolk MP’s aid describes London terror attack

It should have been a time of celebration for staff of Lavenham Butchers on Wednesday, instead they got caught up in the terrorist attacks in Westminster.

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Paramedics on the scene outside the Houses of Parliament where an incident is unfolding, March 22 2107. See National News story NNCOMMONS; Police have reportedly shot a knifeman who stabbed an officer. The House of Parliament has been locked down after the as two men are being treated inside the grounds. Pictures from the scene appear to show a car crashed into railings outside the building just before 3pm. George Eaton tweeted: "Police have just shot a man who was attacking officers at parliament's entrance."

Region’s politicians unite in horror at Westminster terror attack

MPs and councillors from across East Anglia’s political divide have spoken of their horror at yesterday’s terrorist attack in Westminster.

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Trio contest by-election for vacant Clare Town Council seat

Three candidates are going head-to-head in a nail-biting contest for a single place on a town council.

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Budget announcement

Disappointment in Suffolk over Budget announcement

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce said it was disappointed by the plans set out in the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s budget yesterday.

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Margaret Marks with her late husband Tim, when he was the mayor of St Edmundsbury. Picture by Keith Mindham

Haverhill councillor feels ‘privileged’ after being appointed deputy mayor

Cllr Margaret Marks says it is an ‘amazing privilege’ to have been appointed as the 2017/18 deputy mayor for St Edmundsbury, a role once held by her late husband, Cllr Tim Marks.

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Babergh District Council is moving to Suffolk County Council's headquarters at Endeavour House, Ipswich

Face to face contact is sacrosanct says Babergh leader ahead of move

The leader of Babergh District Council has said that any local resident who continues to need face-to-face contact with the authority will continue to receive it.

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