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Motor Show East: In a first for the region, inaugural event will celebrate everything automotive

At last – the region is getting its own motor show.
A new Travelodge set to open in Bury St Edmunds later this year

Travelodge hotel set to open this year

A new Travelodge in Bury St Edmunds is expected to open before the end of the year, it was announced this week.

Mr & Mrs Charters and their motor car. From the Spanton Jarman collection

NOSTALGIA: Mr & Mrs Charters and their motor car – from the Spanton Jarman collection

Mr & Mrs Charters lived at Brooke House, in Manor Lane, Horringer. Before World War Two they owned one of the four motor cars in the village; an elegant Rolls Royce. Can anyone identify the model?

Stowmarket Middle School, Walnut Tree Walk.'Mark Kesel,  trumpet soloist visiting school as part of music curriculum.

NOSTALGIA: Pupils bold as brass with masterclass

This picture from 2008 is of trumpet soloist Mark Kesel, centre, filling Stowmarket Middle School’s gym with the sound of music, with help from youngsters at the school.

Almshouses at Hawstead. From the Spanton Jarman collection

NOSTALGIA: Almshouses at Hawstead – from the Spanton Jarman collection

These almshouses in Hawstead were provided for the village by Philip Metcalfe, a prominent village landowner.

The F-15s at RAF Lakenheath will be busier than usual this week (USAF photo/Senior Airman Malcolm Mayfield)

Increase in flying from RAF Lakenheath

The USAF’s 48th Fighter Wing at RAF Lakenheath has warned that its aircraft will be busier than usual this week.

Jasmin Forbes has opened JJ Boutique in  Walsham-le-Willows, her first hair and beauty salon after six years as a hairdresser in and around Bury St Edmunds.'''''PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Hair stylist launches her own business in Walsham-le-Willows

Walsham-le-Willows hair stylist Jasmin Forbes is realising a dream as she opens her own hair dressing and beauty boutique in her home village.

Hannah McLaughlin, Care Careers East administrator and Emma White, CCE's services manager at the launch of a new company aiming to provide recruitment solutions in the health and  care sector

Not-for-profit recruitment service is launched for East

A new recruitment service for the health and social care industry has launched aiming to help redress the large number of job vacancies in the sector.

Fornham All Saints, accident at Causeway Bridge 1890. From the Spanton Jarman collection

NOSTALGIA: Fornham All Saints, accident at Causeway Bridge 1890 - from the Spanton Jarman collection

Work being undertaken to extend the Lark Navigation System with a new lock and bridge at the Tollgate Inn created a traffic diversion at Fornham All Saints.

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NOSTALGIA: Bobby Charlton comes to town

This picture was when Bobby Charlton came to Bury St Edmunds in 1993 to promote his sports school he was holding there in the summer.

Aquatic business which has hints of Caribbean - Salty Revolution in Milddenhall''Pictured: James Goodchild''''PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Saltwater marine firm Salty Revolution in Mildenhall caters for enthusiasts and aims to grow more stock in house

Two men with a passion for saltwater fish and coral are aiming to grow their own as the world’s supply of endangered species becomes more scarce.

Tracey Strand who is launching her own independent travel company Tailor and Made. Picture by Jacob Lundqvist

New travel company Tailor and Made in Stowmarket launches to provide bespoke holidays and opportunities for volunteering

Travel expert Tracey Strand has launched her own travel company Tailor and Made after 30 years in the travel business.

Santon Downham, Suffolk. The Dog Backpacker is all about experiencing the outdoors with your dog and staying fit and healthy. Pictured is Paul Norris with his dog Milly. ''Picture: MARK BULLIMORE PHOTOGRAPHY

New company The Dog Backpacker launches outdoor adventure with your dog in Suffolk and Norfolk

A new business has launched which allows you to enjoy adventurous outdoor activities in the company of your dog.

EXCLUSIVE - Green King

Greene King interim half yearly results reflect tightened consumer spending but with brewing and Pub Partners outperforming their market

Greene King’s half yearly results to October 15 reflect a tightening of belts by consumers with a downward trend for its Pub Company arm and an interim dividend stationary at last year’s figure of 8.8p.

Opening of Paddy and Scott's at Bury Leisure Centre'''PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Paddy and Scott’s open café at Abbeycroft Leisure Centre in Bury St Edmunds

A collaboration between coffee entrepreneurs and the Bury St Edmunds leisure centre will bring users a taste of original and flavoursome coffee.

Hayley Peters with her son, Huckleberry

Bury St Edmunds Mumpreneur holds third early Christmas market

Around 600 people arrived for a spot of festive shopping at the Ivy Joan & Friends Early Christmas Market at the weekend.

Lancaster bomber at Lavenham

NOSTALGIA: Reader gets unique experience

Following a piece in the Bury Free Press on Thursday, April 3, 1969, that said a four-engine World War Two Lancaster bomber had temporarily landed at Lavenham Airfield, reader Mike Baker, from Hopton, could not miss the opportunity.

The Fox Inn, Eastgate Streeet, October 1920. From the Spanton Jarman colleciton

NOSTALGIA: The Fox Inn, Eastgate Street – from the Spanton Jarman collection

Here, the Fox Inn is shown after the road widening scheme for Mustow Street was completed.

Burrells Motor Engineers, Bury st Edmunds from 1935

NOSTALGIA: Silver Jubilee celebrations

We have had this photograph sent in by Marion Duncan, who thought, after the fire at Cycle King in Bury St Edmunds, it would be of interest to many.

Ampton Hall after the fire of 1885. From the Spanton Jarman collection

NOSTALGIA: Ampton Hall – after the fire of 1885

This image shows Ampton Hall immediately after the fire of 1885 which destroyed all of the original building, with the exception of the stables.

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