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Breckland Council backs allowance hike in line with staff pay award

Breckland councillors have backed plans to raise their allowances, but only in line with staff pay awards.

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West Suffolk group behind national pension campaign

The West Suffolk branch behind a national campaign is calling on women born in the 1950s to support their drive for justice.

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Scene of shooting at Forum Court, Bury St Edmunds, in August 2015

Case dropped against Red Lodge woman accused of plot to murder ex-partner

A woman from Red Lodge accused of plotting to murder her ex-partner was cleared yesterday on the orders of a judge.

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Corrie McKeague

Corrie McKeague’s membership of swingers website investigated by police

Missing airman Corrie McKeague’s membership of a swingers website is part of the police investigation into his disappearance.

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New partnership will see additional support for vulnerable drug users in Norfolk and Suffolk

A new partnership beginning on Monday will mean vulnerable drug users will be given additional support to access treatment services.

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Lavenham Parish Council chairman Carroll Reeve

Plans for homes on former highways depot in Lavenham accepted

An application to build 18 properties on a former highways depot in Lavenham has been approved.

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New brewery in Long Melford
Nethergate Brewery
Rodbridge Corner, Rodbridge, LS picture Richard Gray Director of Sales, Robert Crawford General Manager and John Holberry Managing Director
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Nethergate Brewery secures move to Long Melford site

Nethergate Brewery is hoping to increase production and enter the tourism industry after it completed its move to Long Melford this week.

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The Sunday Times studio staff with Lord Snowdon in the middle and Tom Murray in the first row.

Bury councillor remembers howthe late Lord Snowdon got him a top job

To town councillor Tom Murray, the death of Lord Snowdon meant the loss of a respected former colleague.

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Stowmarket man denies raping woman as she lay next to her grandmother

A man from Stowmarket has denied raping a woman as she lay next to her grandmother, a court has heard.

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Scene of shooting at Forum Court, Bury St Edmunds, in August 2015

Red Lodge woman denies plotting ex-partner’s murder

A woman accused of helping to plot the murder of her ex-partner at his home in Bury St Edmunds has denied any involvement, a court has heard.

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Ipswich Crown Court

Stanstead man admits three assaults to two men and a woman

A man from Stanstead has appeared in court to admit three assaults.

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Finborough School headteacher Steven Clark with some of his pupils

School in Great Finborough is rated ‘excellent’

A school in Mid-Suffolk is celebrating this week after receiving a glowing report from inspectors.

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James Sawyer coocked up a sytorm on Come Dine With Me
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Bury estate agent kicks off the 40th series of Come Dine With Me by winning

If estate agent James Sawyer ever gets tired of selling houses, he could always re-train as a chef.

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Belinda Johnston, founder of Our Special Friends, with her dogs Rolo and Otto

Vet hopes Suffolk care homes will learn from Bob’s story

A vet who founded a charity to help keep vulnerable people and their pets together for as long as possible is hoping to raise awareness of the benefits of animal companionship.

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Michelle White, 51, of Glebe Close, Thetford, was jailed for four years last Wednesday (January 11) after being found guilty of six offences relating to the possession and supply of Class A drugs.

Thetford drug dealer starts four year prison sentence

A woman from Thetford who committed a string of drug-related offences has begun a four year sentence behind bars.

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Lorraine Clarke, owner of ClarkeCare, with Chloe Burgis and Simon Curtis

Ex-Dragon’s Den star Theo gives Bury St Edmunds care business a boost

A Bury St Edmunds home care provider is celebrating after winning recognition from businessman Theo Paphitis.

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Buy The Light owner Lesley Bancroft at her new shop premises in 4 Whiting Street, Bury St Edmunds   ANL-171101-195048009

New home in Bury St Edmunds for Buy The Light

A Bury St Edmunds business, forced to move last month amidst talks of a potential sale of Cornhill Walk Shopping Centre, has quickly re-established itself in the town.

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Lakenheath Railway Station 

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Birders are the only passengers flocking to Lakenheath station

A Suffolk rail station has achieved the status of being one of the least used in Britain.

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The 'Photo Bomb the King' challenge
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‘We Love Bury St Edmunds!’ members recreate memorable photo challenge

The popular ‘We Love Bury St Edmunds!’ Facebook group has celebrated its ever growing membership by recreating a memorable photo-shoot.

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