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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’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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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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A rescue operation is taking place to save thousands of fish after the river level of the River Stour in Sudbury dropped suddenly. Photo by Tim Ranson ANL-161125-153939001

Remarkable photos show water level drop on River Stour, Sudbury

Photos taken by Sudbury photographer Tim Ranson show the incredible drop in water level on the River Stour.

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Low river levels on the River Stour due to blockage at Cornard weir ANL-161124-124606001

Thousands of fish being rescued after dramatic water level drop on River Stour, Sudbury

The Environment Agency (EA) are having to rescue thousands of fish from their spawning grounds after the River Stour dropped by at least six feet following a blockage.

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‘Green lung’ at The Butts is up for sale

The piece of land known as The Butts off Cullum Road next to Holywater Meadows in Bury St Edmunds is up for sale.

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Plastic bag ban halves beach litter

Plastic bag ban halves beach litter

Britain’s beaches are getting cleaner, following the introduction of the 5p plastic bag tax.

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Jack Haward removes the clock face from St Mary's Church, Badwell Ash, while his father Ian guides things from the ground
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Badwell Ash’s church clock restoration by family who have cared for Big Ben

Villagers in Badwell Ash have bid a temporary goodbye to their church clock but it is in expert hands.

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Video: Bury St Edmunds station’s £1 million makeover finished

Bury St Edmunds rail station has been returned to its former glory thanks to a £1 million restoration programme.

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A KC-135 Stratotanker takes off from RAF Mildenhall ANL-160119-153153001

UPDATED: MoD confirms ‘no interest’ in RAF Mildenhall after USAF leaves

Following yesterday’s confusion, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed it will have no interest in RAF Mildenhall after the USAF leaves in 2023.

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FEATURE: Stepping stones to create Suffolk’s ‘living landscapes’

Imagine a Suffolk where wildlife flourishes in the countryside, villages and towns. Where children grow up inspired by the sights and sounds of nature and where people live happier, healthier lives.

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A 2004 artists impression of how SnOasis would look

UPDATED: SnOasis plan submitted on the day its five-year deadline ran out

A detailed planning application to build a ‘Center Parcs on Ice’ in an old quarry hangs in the balance as planning officers check if a valid application was made on time.

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Clay Hall House, luxury Bed and Breakfast business which has seen a boom in trade due to falling pound etc.

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Tourism revival is helped by Brexit blues

Acton bed and breakfast owner Simon Oldfield was braced for a big downturn in business after Brexit - but instead his business is booming.

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The proposed new site for a solar farm at Ingham is further away from Culford Road (Google Maps) ANL-160305-113628001

Revised plan for Ingham solar farm moves solar panels ‘out of sight’

A new planning application has been made for a solar farm near Ingham near a site on which a larger installation was refused because of its visual impact.

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