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Fund-raising auction raises £8,000 for Bury St Edmunds Guildhall with a little help from Downing Street

An exciting project to create a ‘living history’ experience at the town’s historic Guildhall received a top seal of approval at a fund-raising auction for the project.

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Ladies of the workshops at OliVen patchwork shop show off their twiddle quilts to be given to dementia patients for Christmas. ANL-161130-132729001

Patchwork queens’ Christmas kindness

A patchwork shop’s monthly meet-up group is donating 80 twiddle quilts, made by using unwanted scraps, to dementia patients for Christmas.

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Bury Taishindo Group presenting a cheque for ?1,000 on October 20, 1989 ANL-161125-112419001

NOSTALGIA: Fighting for charity

This photo shows the instructor and students of the Bury St Edmunds Taishindo Karate association after they raised more than £1,000 for charity on October 20, 1989.

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Metcalfe Almshouses, Hawstead. From the Spanton Jarman collection ANL-161128-171101001

NOSTALGIA: Metcalfe Almshouses, Hawstead - from the Spanton Jarman collection

A frieze beneath the cornice in the central bay of this building has the inscription: “These Alms Houses were erected and endowed for the benefit of the Aged, and Deserving, Poor, Anno 1811 by Philip Metcalfe esq.”

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Airport luggage. Photo: Genevieve Hayward

Clothes, tech and dentures - some of the items lost at UK airports

Lost clothes and glasses mingle with more unusual items in the lost property boxes at the UK’s airports.

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Thomas receiving the clubs monthly achievement award, presented by Chris on their anniversary, Nov 24.

Proud Judo club celebrate 30th anniversary in style

A friendly Dunstable Judo club is delighted to be celebrating its 30th anniversary.

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S.O.D.S Medieval re-enactment at Haughley Park, June 4 1982 ANL-161118-111540001

NOSTALGIA: Medieval re-enactment in Haughley, 1982

This week’s picture was snapped by a Bury Free Press photographer at the Haughley Medieval Fayre on June 4, 1982.

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Harrison's Mill, Bardwell. From the Spanton Jarman collection ANL-161118-143421001

NOSTALGIA: Harrison’s Mill, Bardwell - From the Spanton Jarman collection

Bardwell Mill was built in the late 1820s and, at the date of this picture, was owned and run by Charles Harrison.

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Low river levels on the River Stour due to blockage at Cornard weir ANL-161124-124606001

Thousands of fish being rescued after dramatic water level drop on River Stour, Sudbury

The Environment Agency (EA) are having to rescue thousands of fish from their spawning grounds after the River Stour dropped by at least six feet following a blockage.

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Mobile phones causing more problems on the road than ever

Mobile phones causing more problems on the road than ever

Over 86 per cent of UK motorists think distraction caused by mobile phones has become worse in the last three years, according to a study commissioned by road safety charity IAM RoadSmart.

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Bildeston GP Keir Fisher's retirement celebration in July 1993 ANL-161114-100704001

NOSTALGIA: Patients ‘hijack’ Bildeston GP

This photo of Dr Keir Fisher and his wife Joyce was taken in July 1993.

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Fakenham Magna Hall pre 1890. From the Spanton Jarman collection ANL-161115-125738001

NOSTALGIA: Fakenham Magna Hall, pre 1890 - from the Spanton Jarman collection

Members of the Cooper family pose for Mr Spanton in front of the south front of Fakenham Magna Hall, some time before 1890.

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UK road travel could be as safe as rail and air ‘within a generation’

UK road travel could be as safe as rail and air ‘within a generation’

The road system in the UK could be as safe to use as rail and air travel “within a generation”.

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Hatchimals are one of this Christmas' must-have toys

From Silly Sausage to the Hatchimal: meet the toys that will drive Britons to spend £1.1bn before Christmas

As she expertly navigated her hot pink Barbie hoverboard drone through a 360 degree turn, Summer gave some serious thought to why girls might be interested in ownership of a remote-controlled “boy toy”.

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Presenter and property expert Lucy Alexander/ Raise the Roof Productions

Casting call for new TV show which helps you find your dream home

Led by property expert, Lucy Alexander (of Homes Under the Hammer fame), indecisive house hunters will be given the chance to find the right property for them.

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Natalie Blofeld is new featured artist at Guat’s Up bar in Bury St Edmunds

Natalie Blofeld is November’s featured artist at Guat’s Up bar in Bury St Edmunds.

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King Edward VII at Culford Hall in 1904. From the Spanton Jarman collection. ANL-161031-110209001

NOSTALGIA: The king and his mistress’s husband . . . in the same photo

This picture from the Spanton Jarman collection was taken at Culford Hall in 1904 and shows King Edward VII with ‘the royal party’.

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Youngsters from the Academy of Dancing

NOSTALGIA: Were you stepping out for charity in 1986?

This happy band of smiling youngsters from the Academy of Dancing stepped out in style in 1986 in a bid to raise over £1,000 for charity at their biggest ever sponsored dance.

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Could you benefit from 30 hours free childcare for 3 and 4 year olds?

Could you benefit from 30 hours free childcare for 3 and 4 year olds?

From September 2017, eligible working parents will be able to have up to 30 hours free childcare a week for 3 and 4 year old children.

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Bury Young Farmers support My WiSH charity

Bury Young Farmers support My WiSH charity

Bury Young Farmers held a summer ball early to celebrate their 60th anniversary and raise £1,000 for the My WiSH Charity who support the West Suffolk Hospital, including the Macmillan Unit.

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