Warning of bank holiday downpours for some

Don’t let the current sunshine lull you into a false sense of security for the bank holiday – the Met Office has today issued a heavy rain warning for the east of England on Sunday and Monday.

Two F-35A Lightning IIs from the 388th Fighter Squadron and three F-15C Eagles from the 493rd Fighter Squadron, RAF Lakenheath. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Tech. Sgt. Roidan Carlson)

More flying across East Anglia from RAF Lakenheath next week

Raf Lakenheath has today warned that its 48th Fighter Wing will increase flying operations next week across East Anglia.

Election news

Your Suffolk and Essex County Council candidates

In total there are 10 divisions in the Babergh area.

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Bury St Edmunds Market

Last day to take part in Bury town centre masterplan consultation

You have until midnight tonight (Friday) to have your say in shaping the future of Bury St Edmunds’ town centre.

You have one week to have you say on Bury's town centre plan

Your last chance to help shape future of Bury’s town centre

You have a week left to have your say and influence the future of Bury St Edmunds town centre.

Air monitoring equipment

Action to improve air quality on A143 at Great Barton

Steps will be taken to improve air quality on the A143 through Great Barton after a special Environment Act order was issued.

The Dragonfly Hotel site in Symonds Road where McDonalds  wants to open a drive-through

Planners slam McDonald’s Moreton Hall drive through plan

McDonald’s has agreed to planners having more time to consider its proposed Moreton Hall drive through.

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Blue tit numbers have dropped in Suffolk thanks to a poor breeding season

Picture: Chris Gomersall (rspb-images.com)

RSPB survey reveals tough time for tits in Suffolk

Blue tits have been having a hard time in Suffolk if the results of the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch are anything to go by.

David Spearman in his garden, beside the offending tree

Bury St Edmunds pensioner’s nuisance tree problem

A Bury St Edmunds resident is becoming increasingly fed up with having to clear up debris from a neighbouring tree.

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Market trader  Darren Old

Help shape the future of Bury’s town centre

A leading market trader has urged Bury St Edmunds Market stallholders and customers to have their say on the proposed masterplan for the town centre.

What's i n a name? The street name sign some people in West Row believe should say Weston Ditch

West Row road’s new name sign disputed by villagers

A new street name sign was a surprise for some of the residents of a road in West Row.

About 150 people attended a Bury Town Centre Masterplan open meeting was hosted by the Bury Society and the Churchgate Area Association

Three weeks to have a say on Bury Town Centre Masterplan

An open meeting on Bury St Edmunds’ proposed town centre masterplan attracted about 150 people.

Time to sign up for another year of brown bin collections

West Suffolk’s paid-for brown bins trashed by 55 per cent of homes with gardens

West Suffolk’s £40 a year Garden Waste Collection reaches the end of its first year this week with less than half the households with gardens signed up.

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River Restoration project at Abbey Gardens

Volunteers on a mission with River Lark restoration project

Forty four green fingered volunteers have transformed an area of the River Lark in the Abbey Gardens.

The alien invader ant Lasius neglectus, left, compared to the native  brown garden ant

Look out for alien invaders that like electricity

The public is being asked to look out for an alien invader with a dangerous liking for electricity.

Damaged asbestos roofing on the road by garages in  Plumpton Avenue, Mildenhall.
Picture by Colin Purdew

Residents complain after asbestos roof pieces left on Mildenhall road

Users of rented garages in Mildenhall feared they were driving over asbestos after Storm Doris damaged corrugated roofing, but say they could not get it cleared up.

Your chance to say how Bury town centre could be improved

Four weeks left to give plan views

The eight-week consultation on a masterplan for Bury St Edmunds will be halfway through next week so act now to have your say.


Today’s Bury town centre masterplan consultation moves from market to Apex

St Edmundsbury Borough Council has had to move its Bury St Edmunds town centre masterplan consultation event today from the market to the foyer of The Apex due to damage to the council’s gazebo.

St Edmundsbury Mayor was helping with a Great British Spring Clean litter pick along the River Lark

Pictured: Andrew Harvey (Water Advisor for the Council), Lynda Osborn (Tesco Community Champion), Mayor Julia Wakelam, Andy Hobbs (Waste Development Officer at the Council), Michelle Snelling (Grocery Manager at Tesco) and Rachel Aylott (Personnel Manager at Tesco)

Great British Spring clean off to tidy start

The national Great British Spring Clean has got off to a good start in West Suffolk.

Forest Heath District Council Offices in Mildenhall

Planning approval for travellers’ site at Beck Row

Planning approval for 10 traveller pitches has confirmed by councillors after officers made further investigations.

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