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More pupils get their first choice school

Published 2 March 2012

NEW figures released today show that 97.20% of students applying for a place at one of Suffolk’s high or upper schools got their first preference place.

Needham Market set to celebrate the Paralympic Torch Relay

Published 29 February 2012

Needham Market is one of 34 communities across the country that will host Flame Celebrations as part of the London 2012 Paralympic Torch Relay

New chief executive starts at Suffolk County Council

Published 19 December 2011

Deborah Cadman OBE has today started as Suffolk County Council’s new chief executive.

Defuse the danger during Electrical Fire Safety Week

Published 26 January 2012

Shocking statistics show that half of all accidental house fires in the past year were caused by faulty or misused electrical equipment.

Demolition to start at Suffolk energy-from-waste site

Published 9 February 2012

Demolition will start this week at the former highways depot at Great Blakenham to make way for Suffolk’s energy-from-waste facility.

Eastern counties sign agreement to share Essex County Council’s economic links to China

Published 10 February 2012

Suffolk has signed an agreement to work with other councils to create opportunities for local businesses to trade internationally, in particular with China.

Fake Microsoft Engineers strike in Suffolk

Published 6 January 2012

Suffolk Trading Standards is warning residents to be extra vigilant following telephone calls from people falsely claiming to be Microsoft computer engineers.

Family ordered to pay thousands for counterfeit DVD sales

Published 15 February 2012

A Suffolk family is counting the cost of manufacturing and importing counterfeit DVDs

Female firefighters – the myth extinguished

Published 29 February 2012

SUFFOLK Fire and Rescue Service is encouraging more women to take on the life saving role of a firefighter

Final chance to support Suffolk’s campaign for better broadband

Published 5 March 2012

Suffolk businesses and residents now have less than one month left to show their support for the Better Broadband for Suffolk campaign.