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GENERAL ELECTION 2019: Students raise big issues at televised hustings in Great Cornard

GENERAL ELECTION 2019: Students raise big issues at televised hustings in Great Cornard

GENERAL ELECTION 2019: Students raise big issues at televised hustings in Great Cornard

06 December 2019

During a lively debate televised on ITV on Monday, sixth form students quizzed four parliamentary candidates on their political party’s manifestos.


GENERAL ELECTION 2019: South Suffolk candidates make their case to voters

GENERAL ELECTION 2019: South Suffolk candidates make their case to voters

GENERAL ELECTION 2019: South Suffolk candidates make their case to voters

05 December 2019

The Suffolk Free Press has offered every candidate a chance to outline their pitch for your vote and what they pledge to do if elected.


Respects paid for London Bridge attack victims

Respects paid for London Bridge attack victims

Respects paid for London Bridge attack victims

02 December 2019

The Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich and a former High Sheriff of Suffolk have paid their respects after the London Bridge attack on Friday.


GENERAL ELECTION 2019: South Suffolk candidates confirmed for hustings in Sudbury

GENERAL ELECTION 2019: South Suffolk candidates confirmed for hustings in Sudbury

GENERAL ELECTION 2019: South Suffolk candidates confirmed for hustings in Sudbury

28 November 2019

Voters have a chance to quiz the prospective parliamentary candidates for South Suffolk at a hustings event at St John's Methodist Church next week.


Plans to convert old warden house in Sudbury into temporary homeless bedsit approved

Plans to convert old warden house in Sudbury into temporary homeless bedsit approved

Plans to convert old warden house in Sudbury into temporary homeless bedsit approved

27 November 2019

According to the Babergh District Council's homelessness team, the authority is still relying on temporary housing in B&Bs and bedsits in Suffolk.


Feasibility study to investigate busy junction in Long Melford following safety concerns

Feasibility study to investigate busy junction in Long Melford following safety concerns

Feasibility study to investigate busy junction in Long Melford following safety concerns

26 November 2019

Pleas to address safety fears at a five-way junction have intensified – more than seven months after a formal request for improvements was submitted.


Suffolk Chamber of Commerce urges general election candidates to help end Brexit stalemate

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce urges general election candidates to help end Brexit stalemate

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce urges general election candidates to help end Brexit stalemate

24 November 2019

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce is contacting all candidates across the county, asking what they will do to address the issues local firms are facing.


Babergh District Council joins new task force to support Citizens Advice in Suffolk

Babergh District Council joins new task force to support Citizens Advice in Suffolk

Babergh District Council joins new task force to support Citizens Advice in Suffolk

20 November 2019

A task force has been formed across four Suffolk councils in a bid to come up with ideas to support the county’s Citizens Advice centres.


Foodbank volunteer calls for urgent action to address homelessness in Sudbury

Foodbank volunteer calls for urgent action to address homelessness in Sudbury

Foodbank volunteer calls for urgent action to address homelessness in Sudbury

19 November 2019

A former district councillor has warned that urgent action is needed to address a rise in rough sleepers in Sudbury.


GENERAL ELECTION 2019: Four candidates confirmed for South Suffolk

GENERAL ELECTION 2019: Four candidates confirmed for South Suffolk

GENERAL ELECTION 2019: Four candidates confirmed for South Suffolk

15 November 2019

Nominations for prospective Parliamentary candidates (PPCs) in next month’s general election closed yesterday afternoon.


Labour unveils South Suffolk candidate at election campaign launch in Hadleigh

Labour unveils South Suffolk candidate at election campaign launch in Hadleigh

Labour unveils South Suffolk candidate at election campaign launch in Hadleigh

13 November 2019

Ipswich councillor Elizabeth Hughes has stood twice before as a Labour Party candidate in general elections.

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Lib Dems select new candidate to contest South Suffolk seat in general election

Lib Dems select new candidate to contest South Suffolk seat in general election

Lib Dems select new candidate to contest South Suffolk seat in general election

13 November 2019

David Beavan has been chosen as the Liberal Democrat candidate for the upcoming general election, after the previous selection withdrew his candidacy.


Tougher enforcement against illegal parking in Suffolk set to take effect in 2020

Tougher enforcement against illegal parking in Suffolk set to take effect in 2020

Tougher enforcement against illegal parking in Suffolk set to take effect in 2020

09 November 2019

The measures look set to put more parking wardens on the streets and end the “wild west” situation in some of the county’s problem spots.

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New study to explore proposals for enhancing Sudbury town centre

New study to explore proposals for enhancing Sudbury town centre

New study to explore proposals for enhancing Sudbury town centre

08 November 2019

A town official has warned that complacency is not an option if Sudbury is to continue thriving in the future.


Review of school transport in Suffolk to consider policy changes

Review of school transport in Suffolk to consider policy changes

Review of school transport in Suffolk to consider policy changes

06 November 2019

Changes to a controversial school transport policy in Suffolk have not been ruled out in 2020, as a study is due to be published in the New Year.


MP urges county council to consider major reforms to 'unfair' school transport policy

MP urges county council to consider major reforms to 'unfair' school transport policy

MP urges county council to consider major reforms to 'unfair' school transport policy

01 November 2019

Changes to home-to-school transport in Suffolk have been described by the MP for South Suffolk as “unfair and unreasonable”.


Councillor suggests multi-storey car park could ease shortage of parking in Sudbury

Councillor suggests multi-storey car park could ease shortage of parking in Sudbury

Councillor suggests multi-storey car park could ease shortage of parking in Sudbury

31 October 2019

Peter Beer put forward a motion which requested that Babergh District Council conducts a thorough review of parking in Sudbury and Hadleigh.


Babergh leader does not rule out re-introducing council name change proposal at later date

Babergh leader does not rule out re-introducing council name change proposal at later date

Babergh leader does not rule out re-introducing council name change proposal at later date

31 October 2019

The leader of Babergh District Council said while the authority would always consider feedback, this does not and cannot determine policy.


School transport appeals in Suffolk increase six-fold

School transport appeals in Suffolk increase six-fold

School transport appeals in Suffolk increase six-fold

31 October 2019

An independent review into the controversial home-to-school transport policy has been announced.


Babergh council confirms outlay of £60,000 after losing two inquiries on same grounds

Babergh council confirms outlay of £60,000 after losing two inquiries on same grounds

Babergh council confirms outlay of £60,000 after losing two inquiries on same grounds

28 October 2019

Babergh District Council was twice defeated in the High Court for failing to provide reasons for approving a housing development proposal.


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