Suffolk County Council urged to listen to parishes over road repairs

A parish council chairman has accused Suffolk County Council of ‘not listening’ when they report road problems.

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Great Whelnetham’s parish chairman urges developers to show Roman finds

The chairman of a parish council has appealed to developers to share archeological finds with people living around a controversial site.

Wood Fair weekend at Ickworth House. Pictured is William Dunlop, 4. 

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PICTURES: Ickworth’s wood and craft fair is a cut above

The Ickworth estate’s popular wood and craft fair proved it was a cut above after attracting thousands of visitors over the weekend.

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No generation gap for two of Bury’s Waste Not heroes

This month our Waste Not Bury St Edmunds campaign puts the spotlight on two of the town’s most enthusiastic recyclers.

Ickworth Church Harvest service

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Young growers at Ickworth Park Primary School help Ickworth Church Harvest Festival flourish

Butternut squash, risotto and roasted Mediterranean vegetables were served up for lunch on Tuesday. But this was not gourmet dining out, this was school dinners at Ickworth Park Primary School.

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Bury St Edmunds schools shine in Young Green Fingers awards night

Schoolchildren in Bury St Edmunds have been proving their gold standard as they took part in this year’s Young Green Fingers project.

Barton Mills Parish Council's chairman Pamela Boura  and clerk Abigail Davies at the red phonebox the council wants to use for a defibrillator ANL-160803-084247009

BT hangs up on 61 West Suffolk public phones

More than 60 public payphones are likely to be retired across West Suffolk, though the traditional red phone boxes may survive disconnection.

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Mills across East Anglia open for Heritage Weekend

Mills all over East Anglia are joining in an annual heritage open weekend next Saturday and Sunday.


Village in a flap over fate of loud pesky peacocks

The fate of a peacock - or possibly three - are in the hands villagers after a formal complaint was received about the “nuisance” birds in Boxford.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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