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ARCHITECTS Rees Pryer,in Bury St Edmunds, has won a top environmental award for its design for the exhibition building at Longstanton Park and Ride in Cambridge.

The building acts as a passenger interchange for the new Cambridge Guided Busway and features a green roof, ground source heating, solar panels and is constructed using a hemp and lime system which insulates and is carbon negative.

Rees Pryer, alongside Cambridgeshire County Council, SEH French Ltd and MLM Consulting Engineers were presented with the award at the 2012 Green Apple Built Environment and Architectural Heritage Awards at Canary Wharf, in London

The awards recognise excellence in sustainable construction, design and innovation of products and architectural preservation.

 THE Suffolk Food and Drink Show at Giffords Hall Vineyard takes place this weekend.

It will feature more than 50 of the best local food and drink producers with live cookery demonstrations from The Swan, at Lavenham, the Crown, at Bildeston, and The Swan, at Woolpit, among others.

There is also a junior bake off for children, who can take their home baking to be judged, and cookery classes for children at The Cooking Club.

There will also be wine tasting, vineyard tours and jazz on the lawn.

 SUFFOLK company Inner Confidence for Women has launched a series of workshops at the Self Centre, in Bury St Edmunds.

The sessions aim to help women discover self-confidence through exercise and discussion.

 Jane Steer, founder of training company ESSP, will be holding an open day about the training courses she runs aimed at improving economic growth through better supply chain management. Jane, who lives in Bury, will be holding the event at Brightspace, Ipswich on July 24. More information is available on 01284 811190.