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Greener Growth’s pub project at The Tickell Arms launches more schemes to promote well-being

The transformation of a pub garden is the first corporate project to be undertaken by community interest company Greener Growth.

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Cllr Jo Rayner (front left) with parks staff in the Abbey Gardens

Bury St Edmunds’ Abbey Gardens among four parks to retain Green Flag Award

Bury St Edmunds’ Abbey Gardens and Nowton Park have retained their Green Flag Award.

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Anglia in Bloom judging in Bury St Edmunds



PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Anglia in Bloom judges say Bury St Edmunds has the ‘wow factor’

With its future secure for another three years, Bury in Bloom hopes to be crowned the best in the region for its floral prowess.

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Paddy & Scott's Cafe, Abbeygate Street, Bury St Edmunds

Paddy & Scott’s from Bury St Edmunds links up with Kenyan coffee farmer to promote ethical coffee trading

Independent coffee merchants Paddy & Scott’s, which has a shop in Abbeygate Street, Bury St Edmunds, has set up a joint venture with a Kenyan coffee farmer to drive forward the company’s ethical trading stance.

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Live wire councillors David Bowman, left, and Peter Stevens plug in a Nissan Leaf electric car

More council car charge points in West Suffolk

West Suffolk has become an easier place in which to run a plug-in electric car.

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The site on the left of Eriswell Road where 140 houses are proposed

Lakenheath plan backed in spite of nearby halt notices and appeal

A plan for up to 140 homes in Lakenheath has been re-approved by councillors on the day a nearby site was refused by a planning inspector.

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Proposed changes at the Tayfen Road  - Northgate Street roundabout

Plans to improve Tayfen Road junctions for users

The public will be consulted on plans for improving Bury St Edmunds’ Tayfen Road junctions from next week.

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Lucy McGoogan who has set up an eco friendly box delivery business

Bury St Edmunds couple launch an eco-friendly organic product box delivered to your door

A Bury St Edmunds couple who were inspired by the healthy lifestyle and culture during a year long honeymoon in Australia have launched their own business supplying organic boxes of produce delivered to the door.

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Forest Heath councillors, staff and partners celebrating the launch of Toggam Farm in Lakenheath.

Solar farm tour highlights community energy ideas

The public can visit Forest Heath District Council’s solar farm at Toggam Farm, Lakenheath, during Community Energy Fortnight.

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New zebra crossing

Work on new crossing will close A1101 at Mildenhall

Work on a new zebra crossing on the A1101 at Kingsway, Mildenhall, will result in overnight road closures next week.

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Opening of the Beck Row new parish hub (hall) in old Rose & Crown Pub


PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Beck Row’s hunt for new village hall ends at the pub

Beck Row’s new village hall has gone down the pub.

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Bury has had more than a month's rain in 24 hours

Bury has more than a month’s rainfall in 24 hours

Last night’s rain made yesterday the wettest 24 hours in Bury St Edmunds since September 15, 1968.

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The Station Road site marked in red, Rabbit Hill Covert in yellow and Briscoe Way in orange with RAF Lakenheath's main runway on the right of the picture 
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Lakenheath housing plans halted

Two controversial planning applications in Lakenheath have been put on hold by the Communities Secretary.

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More than 40 people attended the exhibition in the first 90 minutes. Picture Mark Westley

Residents’ chance to view Cornhill Walk proposals

Developers hoping to turn the empty Cornhill Walk mall into shops and flats have shown their ideas to its neighbours.

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Stewart Belcher from Arc Centre Management, Mark Cordell of Our Bury St Edmunds, Rebecca Davis, Horticultural and Grounds Maintenance Officer for St Edmundsbury Borough Council, Cllr Alaric Pugh, Melanie Lesser of Bury in Bloom with Bee Hoggett watering the flowers in the new St Andrew's Street planters.

Consultation brings in almost 6,000 suggestions for Bury centre masterplan

Preserving the local identity and character of Bury St Edmunds was the issue most people highlighted for a town centre masterplan.

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A hot dog keeping cool

Suffolk temperatures soar to more than 30C

We may not have hit the highs reached further inland, but Suffolk still saw temperatures getting into the 30s.

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The site on station road Lakenheath where 375 homes and a new school are planned
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Judicial review threat on plans

Lakenheath Parish Council is set to call for a judicial review of plans approved for developments that would see the village grow by 25 per cent.

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Computer images of how developers would like Cornhill Walk in Bury St Edmunds to look

Public exhibition on Cornhill Walk plans

Developers behind the makeover of Bury St Edmunds’ Cornhill Walk are holding a public exhibition to consult on their plans. Knightspur Homes wants to get local views before preparing a formal planning application.

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Bee orchids on a verge in Shillitoe Close, Bury St Edmunds

Orchids flower in middle of Bury

The last place you expect to find orchids is a housing estate verge but Suzanne Murrell found three flowering bee orchids beside the road in Shillitoe Close, Bury St Edmunds, last week.

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Parish councillor Brian Brown, right, and other Mill View residents are pushing to get play areas properly finished

Stanton estate residents say developers failed to finish play areas

Residents of a new housing estate say its developers have left community play areas unsafe for children and are ignoring pleas to sort it out.

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