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Fashion and textiles students from West Suffolk College have joined forces with Sudbury-based Stephen Walters & Sons silk mill to work on a project producing sustainable fashion.

With this year's General Election taking place in December for the first time in decades and Brexit being the big issue for this year's polls, the 2019 vote is shaping up to be different to most.

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Do you want to book a holiday over the coming year? If so, you may need to check the school holiday dates for Suffolk and Essex.

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Today is the day that proud mums, dads and grandparents can get their hands on the special East Anglian Daily Times reception class photo supplement featuring primary schools across Suffolk.

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Tomorrow reception classes from Stowmarket, Sudbury, Woodbridge, Haverhill and the rest of Suffolk will appear in the East Anglian Daily Times first class supplement.

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Suffolk's MPs have united in calling for changes to government guidance on school transport, which have led to problems in the county.

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

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Students in Ipswich are inviting anyone with stories to tell about life in the Royal Air Force to come and put them on the record as part of a national archiving scheme.

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The number of parents appealing school transport decisions has undergone a sixfold increase as a result of controversial changes introduced this year.

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One in nine school pupils in Suffolk repeatedly miss classes, it has emerged.

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Foyle's War writer and Alex Rider creator Anthony Horowitz has called for more funding for school libraries after criticising how education league tables "put too much pressure on teachers".

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Foyle's War writer and Alex Rider creator Anthony Horowitz has called for more funding for school libraries after criticising how education league tables "put too much pressure on teachers".

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Colleges across Suffolk came together last week to make the case for better funding from government with a week of activities.

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A project to help disabled people into work is set to be launched countywide in January after securing £2million in European cash.

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A west Suffolk pre-school feels it has been "marked very harshly" by Ofsted after dropping from "outstanding" to "inadequate".

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An independent review led by Suffolk's chief fire officer is set to take place over controversial school transport changes.

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Schools in Suffolk and Essex will see their budgets boosted next year following a cash injection from the Government - yet both counties remain among the lowest funded per pupil in the country.

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Education chiefs are refusing to name eight schools in Suffolk which were found to have illegally pressured parents into removing their children from school.

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Fresh calls have been made for "common sense" changes to the controversial school transport policy introduced in Suffolk last month.

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Most people might think a visit to the doctor, therapy or some medication would be the best ways to prevent them from falling ill.

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Headteacher Toni Kittle has begun a new role at Westfield Primary Academy.

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Education

This year Suffolk County Council is working to Raise the Bar and improve educational standards in the county.

Here we want to champion those that are striving to drive up attainment and give our students the best possible start in life.

We also want to highlight those areas where improvement is still needed.

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