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West Suffolk council asks for help in shaping new authority

A local council is appealing for help in redrawing its electoral map as it merges with its partner authority.

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Soham Town Council voted in favour of raising its share of Council Tax by 3.5 per cent

Tax rise 'not enough' argues Soham town councillor

A Soham town councillor refused to back a tax rise because the council ‘hasn’t got enough money’ and the increase ‘would not be enough’.
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A pothole awaiting 'reactive repair' near West Row

Suffolk County Council moves to fill holes in its roads and budget

Suffolk County Council plans to borrow £21 million to resurface and repair the county’s roads over three years.

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West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock made culture secretary

West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock has been appointed culture secretary in Theresa May’s cabinet reshuffle.

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The locations of the garage blocks Flagship seek to redevelope for housing.

Mildenhall residents set petition and meeting on Flagship’s garages to homes plans

A new petition and residents’ meeting have been organised over Flagship Housing’s plans to use garage sites on Mildenhall estates for housing.

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Suffolk County Council's headquarters at Endeavour House, Ipswich

Suffolk County Council set to raise Council Tax bills

A county council is set to put up its council tax by the maximum allowed by the government.

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Suffolk MPs, from the left, Matt Hancock, Jo Churchill. and James Cartlidge

Suffolk MPs back council merger

Three Suffolk MPs have written to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government backing the plan to merge St Edmundsbury Borough and Forest Heath District Councils.

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An F-22 Raptor fighter lands at RAF Lakenheath [USAF  photo/ Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew]

Raptors fly in to RAF Lakenheath

One of the USAF’s most advanced fighters is making a flying to RAF Lakenheath.

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West Suffolk authority plans sent to Westminster as proposal gets go-ahead from local councillors

Forest Heath Council approved the proposal that would see the creation of West Suffolk Council, formed by the merger of Forest Heath Council, which covers Newmarket and Mildenhall and the Bury St Edmunds-based St Edmundsbury Borough Council.

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Kc-135 Stratotanker at RAF Mildenhall
Picture: USAF photo

USAF postpones RAF Mildenhall closure

The USAF will stay at RAF Mildenhall for at least two years longer than planned, it was revealed today.

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Minister gives signal for vital East Anglia rail upgrade

Minister gives signal for vital East Anglia rail upgrade

A senior cabinet minister has insisted a key bottleneck on the rail network of Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire is one of his main priorities during a visit to the region.

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West Row village sign

West Row to get own parish council

West Row will have a parish council of its own by 2019, Forest Heath District Council decided last night.

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Newmarket cinema study set for approval

Forest Heath councillors are set to give the go-ahead for a study to establish whether there is a feasible site for a cinema in Newmarket when they meet on Tuesday.

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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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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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Clean sweep for Tories in Newmarket Mildenhall and Lakenheath wards

Votes have been counted and the results for the local wards for Suffolk County Council show a clean sweep for the Conservatives, who regained the Newmarket and Exning seat they lost to UKIP four years ago.

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Conservatives victorious in East Cambridgeshire

The Conservatives won all but one of the eight Cambridgeshire County Council seats in the East Cambridgeshire district. Only Sutton bucked the trend when Liberal Democrat Lorna Dupre beat Conservative Michael John Bradley by 1,441 votes to 1,353 in the closest run ward in the area.

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Rachel Hood

Rachel Hood wins seat on Suffolk County Council

Former Newmarket mayor and current town councillor Rachel Hood is the new Suffolk county member for the Newmarket and Exning ward. Results were announced at around 12.15pm with Ms Hood polling 909 votes to win the former UKIP-held seat for the Conservatives.

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Robert Nobbs, new president of Newmarket Rotary Club

Conservatives take Newmarket Town Council seat

Robert Nobbs, manager of Newmarket’s Heath Court hotel has been elected to the town council.

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