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Constable country’s iconic Flatford Mill now free from power lines

One of the most famous landscapes immortalised by artist John Constable has been improved thanks to a £180,000 project to remove overhead power lines.

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Improving the 'not very welcoming' view that greets people arriving at Bury bus station is part of the plan. Picture : Mecha Morton

Have your say shaping Bury’s town centre for the future

Consultation on the masterplan for Bury St Edmunds town centre starts today (Monday)

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The Lakenheath map from Forest Heath's proposed District Plan with  new housing areas outline in red, existing employment areas in  blue and mixed use areas in yellow.
Map: Google Earth

Lakenheath turns out for special plan meeting

More than 110 people attended a special meeting on the impact of Forest Heath’s proposed District Plan on Lakenheath village.

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Met Office says to expect some wind damage on Friday

Latest: Gale warning area for East Anglia reduced

The Met Office has reduced the area of East Anglia covered by the gale warning for today.

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Tidy up team hits the streets of Stowmarket

Tidy up team hits the streets of Stowmarket

Stowmarket Town Council’s tidy town team has hit the streets to target litter in the town.

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Forest Heaths proposed District Plan for Lakenheath with new housing outlined in red, existing employment areas in  blue and mixed use areas in yellow.
Map: Google Earth

Lakenheath holds its own meeting on District Plan

A parish council has taken the unusual step of organising its own District Plan meeting because it wants to make sure villagers understand its impact.

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A large sink hole appeared in Newton Road, Sudbury.

Sudbury sinkhole road closes again after drivers experience dip in the road

Newton Road in Sudbury has been closed again just a day after it reopened following works to repair a sink hole.

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The site between Broom Road and Maidscross Hill, Lakenheath.
Map: Googlemaps

Lakenheath homes plan refused for its affects on aspects from rare plants to village school

A plan for 110 houses next to a nature reserve, that has also been criticised for its potential impact on roads and schools, has been refused planning permission.

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Forest Heath District Council Offices in Mildenhall

More time to comment on Forest Heath’s district plan

The public has been given more time to comment on the proposed the Forest Heath Local Plan.

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Members of Team Rubicon help to clear the moat at Clare Castle Country Park.  Contractor at the Country Park Neil Catchpole felling a tree that had to be cleared.

Military veterans lend a hand at Clare Castle Country Park

Military veterans from an organisation that sends volunteers to assist after natural disasters helped out at Clare Castle Country Park last weekend as the trust which runs the park continues to improve the facility.

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Councillor Mark EreiraGuyer who has led community initiatives including litter picks and creating wildlife areas

National think tank to feature Bury councillor’s work

The work of a Bury St Edmunds councillor is be showcased in a new report by a national think tank.

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Westley Rail Bridge on Newmarket Road

Bury’s Westley Bridge work enters its final stages

The dates for the final chapter in the three-year saga of Westley Rail Bridge’s traffic restrictions has been set – it will be closed from February 13 to April 7.

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More snow showers on the way says Met Office

More snow and ice for East Anglia tonight

Don’t put the toboggan away yet because the Met Office has issued a warning for more snow and ice across East Anglia today and tomorrow.

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The planned hub site looking towards Mildenhall College Academy's Sicth Form campus  and Sheldrick Way

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Next stage in Mildenhall Hub plan

An exhibition outlining the next stage in the creation of a new school, leisure facility and health centre in Mildenhall will be held later this month.

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The site of Hopkins Homes and Pigeon's Abbots Vale housing development on the edge of Bury St Edmunds
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Abbots Vale developers will have to contribute to Bury-wide road plan

Outline planning permission has been granted for a 1,250-home estate on the east of Bury St Edmunds but developers will have to chip in on road improvements across the town.

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The site of a Hopkins Homes/Pigeon planning  application for 1,250 new homes off Rougham Hill, Bury St Edmunds
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Plan for 1,250 homes to east of Bury goes before councillors

Outline plans for a development of 1,250 homes on the eastern edge of Bury St Edmunds will be considered by councillors next Thursday.

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Forest Heath District Council Offices in Mildenhall ANL-151017-195951009

Forest Heath’s District plan ready for public consultation

A long-awaited plan to give control over growth in Forest Heath’s communities for the next 15 years will soon be out for public consultation.

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Mildenhall Recycling Centre’s revamp is finished

Work to improve Mildenhall Recycling Centre has finished so the site now operates at full capacity.

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Before and after: how Stowmarket Town Council would like to change the cemetery's appearance ANL-160112-140056001

Time limit set for Stowmarket cemetery tidy up

Relatives of people buried in a Stowmarket cemetery are being given until February 2018 to remove ornaments from in front of graves.

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Anglian Water van

Burst water main causes chaos in Thetford

Work is set to continue after a burst water main caused chaos in Thetford today.

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