One of Cambridgeshire's oddest traditions gets under way this morning...
£160k Job Applications Close at Council
Suffolk County Council have been advertising for a new Chief Executive with pay of up to £160,000 a year, and applications close today.
Its after their last Chief Executive, Andrea Hill, left a couple of months ago.
Emma Boon from the Taxpayers Allowance told Heart; "This won't sit well with a lot of people in Suffolk, especially in the face of big cuts to services, and at a time where the council needs to be saving money."
Councillor Mark Bee, Suffolk County Council’s Leader, said: “We’ve thought long and hard about setting an appropriate salary for the new chief executive. All political groups on the council have been consulted and it is felt that the salary agreed today strikes the right balance between keeping salaries to a minimum and finding a candidate with the credentials and experience to help Suffolk through challenging financial times.
“The new salary is a maximum and is £60,000 less than the previous chief executive salary level. Suffolk is lowering the bar on public sector salaries by paying its head of service less than any other county council in the region and one of the lowest salaries in the country. In these financial times, we feel this is an appropriate cause of action.”
The first rail freight service from the UK to China has arrived.
Police have charged a 27-year-old woman in connection with sex offences.
Police are investigating an accosting that took place in Ipswich on Thursday 20 April.
Recently Played Tracks
Now playing: The best feel good music
Deposit £10 to get a £40 Welcome Bonus - That's £50 to play bingo, slots and more!*
Over 50 tracks to make you feel-good. New album out now...
Find your local four day weather report here.
What's happening on the roads where you are?
Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.
Find out more about some of the companies advertising on Heart.
Get some great ideas on how to advertise your business on radio, online and on mobile.