PUBLISHED: 18:17 11 April 2019 | UPDATED: 18:17 11 April 2019 Jason Noble Local Democracy Reporter Labour group leader Sarah Adams said her party could no longer be part of a PDP intending to cut children's centres in Suffolk. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Archant Opposition groups have pulled out of a cross-party task force at a Suffolk council over controversial plans which threaten children’s centres. Cllr Andrew Stringer of the Liberal Democrat, Green and Independent group, said the plans were "underhand". Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNA cross-party policy development panel (PDP) was formed in February by Suffolk County Council to review the way the 38 children’s centres operate.It emerged this week that among the options on the table were plans to cut up to half of the facilities, which provide free advice, support groups and play sessions.Now, the Labour and Liberal Democrat, Green and Independent groups at the council have pulled out of the PDP, … [Read more...] about Fresh children’s centre controversy as councillors walk away from “underhand” policy making
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A number of children’s centres across Suffolk are under threat of closure as part of a wide-ranging review of services, it has been revealed.A cross-party task force was set up by Suffolk County Council in February to review the county’s health and children’s centres and the way they operate.The extent of possible changes has not yet been made clear, but multiple sources indicate that as many as half of the existing 38 are being eyed for closure as part of cost-cutting measures.It has not yet emerged if staff redundancies could be made with any closures.County council bosses refused to be drawn on the group’s discussions, but confirmed the full recommendations would be prepared ahead of next month’s cabinet meeting on the 21st.A council spokesman said: “The purpose of the panel is to further develop the council’s policy for the provision of a complete family service for Suffolk in line with the principles of alliance working, further … [Read more...] about Children’s centres in Suffolk under threat of closure
PUBLISHED: 05:30 10 April 2019 Jason Noble Local Democracy Reporter Lilly Clements waves her flag during the protest outside Endeavour House against the proposed closure of children's centres in 2015. Picture: SIMON PARKER Archant A number of children’s centres across Suffolk are under threat of closure as part of a wide-ranging review of services, it has been revealed. Members of the Suffolk Parent Carer Network (L-R) Anne Humphrys, Lucy Buckle, Sue Willgoss and Joanna Hammond Picture: SUFFOLK PARENT CARER NETWORKA cross-party task force was set up by Suffolk County Council in February to review the county’s health and children’s centres and the way they operate.The extent of possible changes has not yet been made clear, but multiple sources indicate that as many as half of the existing 38 are being eyed for closure as part of cost-cutting measures.It has not yet emerged if staff redundancies could be made with any closures.County … [Read more...] about Revealed: Children’s centres in Suffolk under threat of closure
KURT Cobain, the iconic singer of US grunge band Nirvana, committed suicide 25 years ago. A cult icon, we look at whether he was still married to Courtney Love when he died, how many kids they had and what happened to Nirvana. Who was Kurt Cobain? Kurt Cobain was born on February 20, 1967, in Washington. At the age of 20 he set up the band Nirvana with Krist Novoselic, and they became central to the grunge movement of the early 90s. The pair were later joined by drummer Dave Grohl, replacing Chad Channing, to form the most well-known line-up of the band. In 1991 the band released their second album Nevermind which had huge success with rebellious rock song It Smells Like Teen Spirit. Their other top tracks include About A Girl, Come As You Are, In Bloom and Heart-Shaped Box. Kurt’s talent quickly earned him legions of fans and he was labelled “the spokesman of a generation”. However, Kurt - an artistic introvert obsessed with human anatomy, who had always hated the … [Read more...] about Was Kurt Cobain still married to Courtney Love when he died, how many children did they have and what happened to Nirvana?
A MAN, 23, has revealed the moment he found his golden Labrador after it was attacked by a "big cat" in his back garden. James Stephenson from Harrowbarrow, Cornwall, later saw its "big green eyes" glaring at him as the animal approached him in a "very scary" encounter. The village has been terrorised by what locals are calling a puma or panther, and after James' lab was attacked they fear children could be next. James said rescue dog Marley was attacked in the garden and ended up with a deep gash on his front leg and covered in blood, and on his left shoulder was "a big black claw mark, as if a muddy claw had scraped down the side of him". Huge paw prints were seen in the engineer's garden and police have confirmed they belong to a big cat. A local farmer has also apparently discovered its 'den' on his land. We're not sure if it's a panther or a puma but it has been confirmed that it is a big catJames StephensonHarrowbarrow resident James said:"Over the last couple of weeks we have … [Read more...] about Man, 23, reveals moment he found pet dog savaged by ‘big cat’ before spotting eyes glaring at him