As part of the Chancellor’s budget announcements, Suffolk featured strongly with the green light being given for both Lowestoft’s third crossing over Lake Lothing and the new Wet Dock crossing in Ipswich.
Following weeks of negotiation between central Government, local councils and Local Enterprise Partnerships, a proposed Deal worth in excess of £1bn for East Anglia has been announced by George Osborne MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
A resolution has now been reached between DCMS and the EU. This will enable the county council to spend its full £30m of public funding, as well as the monies clawed back from the first contract a total of £33.9m.
It has been confirmed that the percentage of pupils in Suffolk primary schools achieving expected levels in reading, writing and maths is continuing to rise, according to latest data from the Department for Education.
Thanks to the work of Suffolk Trading Standards Officers, a Suffolk company director who was caught manufacturing and selling counterfeit goods to unsuspecting victims through eBay, has been handed a 12 month sentence suspended for 18 months.