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Don’t let your pumpkin go to waste this Hallowe’en

Published 23 October 2020

It's estimated that of the 24million pumpkins carved each year in Britain for Hallowe’en, more than half of all these pumpkins are not eaten.

Creative family fun this half-term with Suffolk Archives

Published 23 October 2020

Suffolk Archives has teamed up with The Big Draw Festival to run two competitions during the October half-term break (26 Oct - 1 Nov 2020).

Make the right choices this Hallowe’en, don’t give coronavirus the chance to spread

Published 23 October 2020

Over Halloween with the number of Covid-19 cases increasing across Suffolk, residents must keep following the guidance to stop the virus spreading.

Council leader hails action on the environment, roads and housing despite COVID-19 challenges

Published 22 October 2020

COVID-19 has not stopped Suffolk County Council from protecting Suffolk’s natural environment the council’s leader said today.

Applications process for Spare Seats to open on Friday

Published 21 October 2020

Suffolk County Council’s spare seat application process will open on Friday (23 October 2020).

Deadline approaching for secondary school places in Suffolk

Published 19 October 2020

Parents and carers have until Saturday 31 October 2020 to submit an application to secure their child’s place at a secondary school for September 2021.

Suffolk MP visits site at the A140 in Brome and is 'delighted' with the improvements

Published 19 October 0020

Member of Parliament for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, Dr Dan Poulter, visited the junction improvement works at the A140 in Brome, near Eye Airfield.

New project aims to uncover stories of Sudbury’s historic markets

Published 16 October 2020

A new local history project is aiming to investigate the role that Sudbury’s markets have played in the development of the town.

Council announces £228,000 for tree-planting, protecting hedgerows and verges across Suffolk

Published 15 October 2020

Suffolk’s natural environment will receive investment for tree-planting, restoring hedgerows and improving roadside verges for wildlife.

1000 Bernard Matthews staff to have precautionary COVID-19 test

Published 15 October 2020

1000 staff working at the Bernard Matthew’s food processing facility in Holton, near Halesworth, will be tested for COVID-19.