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Reaction to Prime Minister Theresa May’s snap General Election

Politicians in the area are giving their reaction to Theresa May’s decision to call a snap General Election on June 8.

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Police appeal

Motocross biker dies after colliding with tree in Tuddenham

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision involving a motocross biker in Tuddenham yesterday.

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Competitors Noah Kline, Benn Hobbs, Andrew Varghees, Reece Bright and Joshua Dove with their rocket cars

Winning trip to Bloodhound is rocket science

A new generation of rocket engineers gathered at Mildenhall College Academy on Wednesday to take part in a national competition.

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Ipswich Crown Court

Eriswell man jailed for 17 years after being convicted of rape and sex offences

A man from Eriswell who was convicted of rape and a string of other sexual offences has been sent to prison for 17 years.

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Feature: St Benedicts School in Bury ST Edmunds

Pictured: Chris Burrell (Long Standing Staff), Jack Ginell (Long Standing Staff and head of 6th Form), Head Kate Pereira and Business Manager Christine


PICTURE: Mecha Morton

FEATURE: A golden milestone for St Benedict’s Catholic School

Fifty years ago a new secondary school opened in Bury St Edmunds. It had just 89 pupils and part of it was still a building site.

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Up to three cars at a time are blocking disabled bays i n Mildenhall's Market Place 

Picture Mark Westley

Council seeks order to keep Mildenhall’s disabled parking for the disabled

Able bodied drivers who park in four disabled parking bays could be fined in future if a parish council gets its way.

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Capt Patrick Teal, 351st Air Refueling Squadron pilot and aircraft commander,  with a 100th Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotanker at RAF Mildenhall
USAF  photo by Karen Abeyasekere

Captain follows in his father’s USAF footsteps to RAF Mildenhall

When USAF Capt Patrick Teal had to select a new posting he knew his first choice would be to return to RAF Mildenhall.

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Residents Betty Wright and Victor Thompson with Katy Hughes (home manager) (right) and Marina Dunbavin (lifestyle co-ordinator) (sitting) at Vera Lynn's 100th birthday celebration held at Mildenhall Lodge Care Home, Mildenhall.
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Care home residents hit all the right notes to celebrate Dame Vera Lynn’s birthday

Care home residents sung their hearts out when they celebrated Dame Vera Lynn’s 100th birthday by joining a nationwide sing-along.

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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.

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Pauline Leonard from West Row with Gossy a golden retriever whp was the Best of Breed winner atf Crufts 2017
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West Row’s Gossy takes Best of Breed at Crufts 2017

Gossy the golden retriever has fetched a Best of Breed Award at the world’s largest dog show, Crufts 2017.

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Great Heath students with fire safety team Shirley Brame, Mick Lowe and Susan Briggs.
 Picture Mark Westley

Children in Forest Heath learn ‘crucial’ life lessons

Hundreds of children have learnt vital life skills after taking part in a series of activities at Mildenhall Stadium.

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Mildenhall  Social club

‘Vandalism for no reason’

Members of Mildenhall Social Club were shocked to find that while watched a boxing match screening some of their ‘guests’ were vandalising the building.

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June Bayley  fears she may end up sleeping in her car in spite of having a respiratory condition.
Picture Mark Westley

Woman in poor health fears sleeping rough

A woman with breathing difficulties fears she may have to sleep rough because she did not know she could claim housing benefits so got into rent arrears.

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The launch of the Lakenheath Community Speedwatch group. L-R: Colin Butcher, Rick Gove, Clive Robinson, Dave Wood, Peta Gyte (Parish Councillor), Neil Brooks, Heidi Nelson and Cllr Louise Marston.

Speedwatch group launched in Lakenheath

A new speedwatch group consisting of vigilant residents has been started in Lakenheath.

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Ipswich Crown Court

Girl, 18, attacked teenage cyclist with metal bar in Bury, court told

An 18-year-old girl from Red Lodge attacked a teenage cyclist with a metal bar, a court has heard.

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Accident.

Man and woman killed in collision in Cambridgeshire village

A man and a woman have died in a collision in a Cambridgeshire village.

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Mildenhall Guiding and Scouting meet together to celebrate World Thinking Day at an event organised and run by Mildenhall Guides.
Wellie throwing contest
Picture Mark Westley

Welly wanging fun at World Thinking Day

Around 80 Girl Guides and Boy Scouts met this week to to celebrate one of the most important dates in the guiding and scouting calender.

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The Atkinsons Action Horses from the BBC's Poldark

Countdown begins to the Suffolk Show

Organisers of the Suffolk Show are preparing an action-packed programme with some new features for the celebration of the county’s heritage.

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Eastbourne

Burglary and attempted burglaries at business premises in Newmarket and Mildenhall

Police are appealing for witnesses following a burglary at a business premises in Newmarket.

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Fire liaison officer Andrew Sheldrick with students during their 'Firebreak' course.

Picture Mark Westley

Firefighters course is a team-builder for Mildenhall students

Budding firefighters have stoked the embers of confidence-building, teamwork and social skills through a series of practical activities.

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