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‘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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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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St Edmundsbury councillors reject proposal for rise in allowances

St Edmundsbury councillors have rejected a report suggesting increases in allowances.

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Bid to cut St Edmundsbury tax increase fails

A last minute move to cut the St Edmundsbury Council Tax increase was thrown out by the full council last night.

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Terry Clements when he was made deputy mayor last May

Old hand Terry to be St Edmundsbury’s new mayor

St Edmundsbury’s next mayor will be current deputy mayor Terry Clements, who has been a councillor since 1983.

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Suffolk County Council's headquarters at Endeavour House, Ipswich

Defeat for Labour call for Suffolk to spend to save

A Labour move to spend more on Suffolk County Council services was defeated at a full council meeting yesterday.

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Suffolk County Council's headquarters at Endeavour House, Ipswich

‘Undemocratic’ - Councillors’ anger at Babergh HQ move to Ipswich

Moving Babergh District Council’s offices to Ipswich would be a breach of trust and go against the verdict of the 2011 local referendum, say Labour councillors.

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Increase in number of rough sleepers in West Suffolk as councils receive funding to help them

Councils in Suffolk are to step up their efforts to help those at risk of becoming homeless and sleeping rough.

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Suffolk County Council's headquarters at Endeavour House, Ipswich

Babergh and Mid Suffolk to have hubs in Sudbury and Stowmarket when headquarters move to Ipswich

Residents of Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils will still have customer access points in their respective districts once the two district councils move to Ipswich.

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Suffolk County Council's headquarters at Endeavour House, Ipswich

Suffolk’s cabinet backs its seventh council tax freeze

A freeze in council tax while increasing the Adult Social Care Precept was approved by Suffolk County Council’s cabinet on Tuesday.

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Suffolk County Council's headquarters at Endeavour House, Ipswich

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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