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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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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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PCC seeks a fairer deal for Suffolk

Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore has launched a campaign for the county to get a fairer financial settlement.

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Cllrs Tony Brown (left) and Robert Everitt launch a new community award scheme at West Suffolk House in Bury St Edmunds. ANL-161221-165811001

New accolade to recognise unsung community heroes

Unsung community heroes in the Bury St Edmunds area are to be recognised for their selfless efforts in a new councillor-led awards scheme.

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Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children as young as 11 drink the equivalent of almost a bath full of sugary drinks every year, Cancer Research UK has warned.

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MP’s column - ‘Poppies are a reminder of the price of war’

I would not dispute that the biggest global event this month has clearly been the election of Donald Trump to the White House.

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This week in 1974 - Birmingham pub bombings and Last Tango in Paris banned

This week in 1974 - Birmingham pub bombings and Last Tango in Paris banned

This week, 42 years ago, the Birmingham Pub Bombings took place. On November 21, 1974, bombs were planted in two Birmingham pubs – the Mulberry Bush and the Tavern in the Town. The explosions killed 21 people and injured 182 others.

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DRIVE FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN: Max sentence for death by dangerous driving may be increased to 20 years

DRIVE FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN: Max sentence for death by dangerous driving may be increased to 20 years

Speculation is rife that the Government’s long awaited review of dangerous driving offences and penalties may consider the possibility of increasing the maximum sentence for death by dangerous driving from 14 years to 20 years.

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Consultation for Sudbury’s new bus station goes live as full application submitted

You can now comment on the full application for a new bus station in Sudbury to be built on the Girling Street Car Park site.

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LATEST: West Norfolk Council rejects devolution

West Norfolk councillors have emphatically rejected devolution proposals at a meeting in King’s Lynn tonight.

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Norfolk councillor condemns devolution as ‘fiscal recklessness’ ahead of key votes

A Norfolk county councillor has condemned devolution proposals covering the borough as “fiscal recklessness” ahead of crucial council votes on the issue.

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New Labour MEP for the East of England is announced

Alex Mayer has today been confirmed as the new Labour Member of the European Parliament for the East of England.

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South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon asks Theresa May about 'fat, middle-aged, white men' in society at Prime Minister's Questions. ANL-161116-130847001

South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon cracks joke about ‘left behind, fat, middle-aged, white men’ at Prime Minister’s Questions

There was a light-hearted moment at Prime Minister’s Questions this afternoon when South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon made a joke about “fat, middle-aged, white men” being left behind by society.

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Norfolk and Suffolk councils to decide on Devolution this month

Over the next two weeks 12 councils across Norfolk and Suffolk and the New Anglia LEP will be asked to formally agree to become part of a Mayoral Combined authority for the two counties.

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Donald Trump wins White House race: here’s how he could be a successful President

Donald Trump wins White House race: here’s how he could be a successful President

Donald Trump is now President-Elect of the United States of America. Here’s how he could be a successful President.

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Suffolk Free Press EU referendum debate

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Supreme Court Brexit appeal questioned by South Suffolk MP

South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge yesterday asked the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, David Davis MP, to withdraw the Government’s appeal to the Supreme Court, after it was decided Article 50 would have to go through Parliament.

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An armchair guide to the US election

An armchair guide to the US election

The name-calling, bluster and lack of clear policy pronouncements in one of the most divisive US presidential elections ever is at an end.

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VIDEO: Theresa May moves to keep her finger on Brexit trigger

Theresa May is trying to restore her grip on Brexit as calls mount for an emergency general election to settle the question of British withdrawal from the EU.

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Leisure offer the most likely for Sudbury site

The proposed redevelopment of the current bus station in Sudbury is likely to be based on a leisure offer rather than a large number of shops.

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