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Ipswich family of 12's larger council house sparks petition

10 October 2013 Last updated at 11:10 BST

A decision to give an Ipswich couple and their 10 children a larger council home has sparked a petition from neighbours.

Ipswich Borough Council has agreed to spend £6,000 knocking two three-bedroom council houses together for Timothy Fisk, his partner and their children.

Some of the people who signed the petition said it was a waste of taxpayers' money.

The council said it considered the petition, but its decision was the most cost-effective way of providing the duty of care it had to the family.