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Forest Heath tax rise backed by Cabinet

The first Council Tax rise by Forest Heath for seven years was approved yesterday by the council’s Cabinet.

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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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Forest Heath councillors, staff and partners celebrating the launch at Toggam Farm solar park  in Lakenheath.

Tax rise likely in Forest Heath

Forest Heath plans to turn to investments to boost income, but is still having to consider a 3.6 per cent increase in its Council Tax share.

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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

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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Cambridgeshire County Council issue advice after Level 3 cold weather alert for county

The Met Office has issued a Level 3 cold weather alert across Cambridgeshire between 9am today, Wednesday January 4 and 3pm on Friday January 6 when cold and icy conditions are expected.

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Final round of public consultation on Forest Heath’s plan for growth

The final round of public consultation on a plan for how thousands of homes can be distributed across Forest Heath launches next week.

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New combined authority holds first meeting since Cambridgeshire and Peterborough devolution agreed

Leaders of the seven Cambridgeshire councils, including Peterborough City Council, met publicly for the first time since a devolution deal for the county was agreed.

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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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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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West Norfolk Council's offices

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 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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West Suffolk councils prepare to take part in national #OurDay tweetathon

The West Suffolk councils will be taking part in a national 24-hour Twitter event tomorrow.

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Local Government Secretary Sajid Javid on a recent visit to East Anglia

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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