Five key stories to read this morning

PUBLISHED: 07:08 06 September 2018 | UPDATED: 07:14 06 September 2018

Blake Moore will have to travel over 20 miles to a special school in Sudbury  Picture: RACHEL EDGE

Blake Moore will have to travel over 20 miles to a special school in Sudbury Picture: RACHEL EDGE

Check below for five stories you should have on your radar as the day gets underway.

This beach hut on The Promenade in Southwold is on sale for £150,000 Picture: DURRANTSThis beach hut on The Promenade in Southwold is on sale for £150,000 Picture: DURRANTS

Parents of special needs children hit out at council after school transport mishap

A number of pupils with special needs have been left in limbo after the county council re-tendered the school transport network in Suffolk.

Many parents claim they were forced to repeatedly chase contractors to try and find out if their route, time and personal attendant staff and drivers have changed – with some fearful their children may be collected by strangers on the first day of term.

Follow the link above to watch an Ipswich mother speak about her experience.

Planning row shock for residents of new Persimmon estate at Framlingham

Residents of a new housing estate in Framlingham have been left stunned after getting letters from the local council warning them that their homes don’t have full planning permission.

The 95 properties being built by Persimmon Homes on Mount Pleasant had been granted planning permission in January 2016, but there were applications for amendments lodged with Suffolk Coastal council in August last year – and these were never approved.

Sudbury man guilty of bomb hoax

A Sudbury man has been convicted of making hoax bomb call which led to Sudbury town centre being closed earlier this year.

The eight second call was later found to have originated from 41-year-old Mark Brett’s phone, but with a different SIM card, while forensic evidence matched his fingerprint to the device and his DNA to the bag.

Thousands of Suffolk children are not ’school ready’, figures reveal

Thousands of children in Suffolk could be starting the first year of school without basic skills such as being able to hold a pencil or going to the toilet by themselves.

According to figures published by the Department for Education, as part of its annual census, just 69% of children in Suffolk were at a good level in the 2016-17 academic year, the latest year for which data is available.

The Southwold beach hut which will cost you more than a HOUSE

It isn’t unheard of to pay extra for a sea view – but sun-lovers could be left a little shocked when they see the cost of this beach hut on one of Suffolk’s finest beaches.

The chalet in Southwold has been put on the market for £150,000 – more than it costs to buy a flat on Ipswich Waterfront, some three-bedroom terraced houses in Lowestoft, or a two bedroom apartment in Stowmarket.


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