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  1. Small change for a big change – Fundraising event at the new Debenham Library

    By Suffolk Libraries on July 4th, 2016

    Following the opening of Suffolk’s newest library in Debenham, the Debenham Library Foundation Friends Group is celebrating the move by holding a special fundraising event this Sunday where the streets of the village will be lined with coins. The …

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  2. County Council unanimously supports motion to stamp out hate crime

    By Suffolk County Council on July 1st, 2016

    County Council unanimously supports motion to stamp out hate crime

    Suffolk County Councillors unanimously showed their support today, welcoming the contribution of people from all countries, faiths and cultures. As part of the Full Council meeting, councillors agreed to include an urgent motion for consideration …

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  3. Devolution poll results show support for greater local decision making in Suffolk

    By Suffolk County Council on June 27th, 2016

    Devolution poll results show support for greater local decision making in Suffolk

    The results of a Suffolk-wide resident poll on devolution show that three out of five people support the idea of giving more decision making powers to East Anglia. As part of an independent poll carried out by Ipsos MORI on behalf of Suffolk …

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  4. Come and join in with The Big Friendly Read! – Suffolk Libraries launches Summer Reading Challenge 2016

    By Suffolk Libraries on June 20th, 2016

    Come and join in with The Big Friendly Read! – Suffolk Libraries launches Summer Reading Challenge 2016

    The Summer Reading Challenge is the UK's biggest reading for pleasure programme in libraries for primary school aged children, with 800,000 children taking part last year. 2015 was the most successful ever in Suffolk with over 8,200 children …

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  5. Aggressive security firm salesmen ordered to pay over £6000 victim compensation and costs

    By Suffolk County Council on June 1st, 2016

    A director and a salesman from a security alarm firm, who used high pressure sales techniques, have received suspended jail terms and ordered to pay over £6000 at Ipswich Crown Court, late last week. Earlier this year, Kevin Powell, 35, director of …

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  6. May 2015 New Angle Prize for Literature - Open for entries

    By Ipswich Institute on May 30th, 2016

    The fifth biennial competition for the New Angle Prize for Literature will be launched later this year and the judges for the competition can now be revealed. The NAP judges for 2017 Midge Gillies Cambridgeshire-based biographer and director of …

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  7. Proposed new heritage centre receives over £0.5million grant

    By Suffolk County Council on May 23rd, 2016

    Proposed new heritage centre receives over £0.5million grant

    Suffolk County Council’s Record Office has received support* and a grant of over £0.5 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) towards their proposals for a new heritage centre. The development funding of £538,100 has been awarded to help …

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  8. Council’s Cabinet commits to no further fire station closures in Suffolk before Government’s 2020 Spending Review

    By Suffolk County Council on May 19th, 2016

    Council’s Cabinet commits to no further fire station closures in Suffolk before Government’s 2020 Spending Review

    Suffolk County Council’s Cabinet approved plans yesterday for Suffolk Fire and Rescue’s 2015-18 Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP). As part of his speech Cabinet Member for Environment and Public Protection, Cllr Matthew Hicks made a clear …

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  9. Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service proposals reflect consultation feedback

    By Suffolk CC on May 10th, 2016

    Suffolk Fire and Rescue has published revised proposals for service changes which form part of its 2015-18 draft Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP).  These proposals will be discussed at the Council’s Cabinet meeting on Tuesday 17 …

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  10. Get Connected at Ixworth Library

    By Suffolk Libraries on May 9th, 2016

    Ixworth Library is holding its first Get Connected event to promote Suffolk’s online library services. The event is taking place on Thursday 19 May from 2pm to 5.30pm and will be a chance for local people to get expert help and information on the …

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