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Gluttonous grub is causing heartbreak

A disabled woman from Mildenhall has found sections of her beloved back garden eaten away by a gluttonous grub.

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The proposed plan for RAF Mildenhall with the housing area coloured green. West Row is to the lower left of the base ANL-160921-140614001

‘Stop the airbase houses’

A parish councillor has called on the people of West Row to have their say about plans for RAF Mildenhall that he fears could ‘swamp’ the village.

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Localised flooding could happen anywhere in East Anglia today

Met Office updates its storm warning for the East today

Some places in the east of England could get half the average monthly rainfall it a few hours today, the Met Office has warned.

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Lavenham Village sign

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Village votes to shape future development

Residents have voted overwhelmingly for their neighbourhood plan to be used by the district council to shape future development in Lavenham.

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Daddy longlegs invasion

Plague of 200 billion giant daddy longlegs on the way

Dislike creep crawlies? Brace yourself for an invasion of billions of daddylong legs.

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Turtle doves are so called because their back pattern looks like tortoiseshell

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Coo! Why not help name Feltwell’s satellite dove?

There are three days left to give a rare dove from Feltwell a name as it helps scientists fighting to save the species.

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The site for a proposed 125  homes between Newmarket Road and the A11 at Red Lodge
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Unwanted business site in Red Lodge approved for homes

A site earmarked for business beside the A11 at Red Lodge has been approved for housing after nobody showed interest in it for eight years.

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Ian Hawkins, fishery officer of Bury St Edmunds Trout Club, and Nick Measham, from Salmon and Trout Conservation UK, on the River Lark. ANL-160209-170113001

River Lark clean up campaign earns national praise

Volunteers who have battled to return the River Lark to its former trout stream glory have been praised by a national conservation body.

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RAF MIldenhall 

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Give your views on ideas for the future use of RAF Mildenhall

A five-week public consultation begins today on the future use of land at RAF Mildenhall, which will be released when the USAF moves out.

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Sleepiness linked to traffic noise and pollution

Sleepiness linked to traffic noise and pollution

Nodding off in the middle of the day may be down to pollution generated by traffic, suggests new research.

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Mid Suffolk buys Needham school site for housing

The redundant Needham Market Middle School site has been bought for redevelopment by Mid Suffolk District Council.

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Warning of up to 50mm of bank holiday rain across the east

It is only to be expected for a bank holiday weekend, but the Met Office has today issued a heavy rain on Saturday and Sunday.

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VIDEO: The crane now leaving platform one at Lakenheath

Commuters on the Norwich line have been getting first class views of some of Britain’s rarest breeding birds as they pass Lakenheath Fen.

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Cupola House is now clear fnecing, though work is still carrying on inside

Wraps finally come off Bury’s Cupola House

After more than four years of renovation work, Bury St Edmunds Cupola House is finally visible right down to street level.

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Forest Heath councillors, staff and partners celebrating the launch at Toggam Farm in Lakenheath. ANL-160822-144442001

Forest Heath invests in the UK’s biggest publicly-owned solar farm

Forest Heath has plugged into the renewable power market by buying the UK’s biggest council-owned solar farm to boost its income.

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The Station Road site marked in red with RAF Lakenheath's main runway on the left of the picture
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Legal challenge to Lakenheath homes and school plan

Lakenheath Parish Council is planning a legal challenge to planning permission for 375 homes and a new school on the flight path to the airbase.

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Stone Curlew
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Brecks stone curlews given sat nav

Rare nesting stone curlews in the Brecks have been fitted with GPS ‘sat nav’ to find out where they go.

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Yo Ho Ho Me Hearties. A youngster enjoys some fun at the Little Explorers sessions due to begin in Bury St Edmunds in September

Little Explorers Sensory comes to Culford for tots to enjoy new experiences

A new series of fun classes helping babies expand their experiences is opening at Culford Village Hall in September.

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Tonie Armstrong with wrecked reptile survey tiles.

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Mower cuts short Erskine Lodge snake survey

A housing developer has been accused of compromising vital wildlife assessments on a controversial site by cutting the grass days after a reptile survey began.

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West Row  residents gathered in 2015 to display their view on whether 138 homes should be built in the village ANL-150103-225920009

Revised plan for West Row homes is given go-ahead

The latest version of a plan for 138 new homes in West Row was approved by Forest Heath’s Development Control Committee yesterday,

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