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Consultation starts on inspectors’ ideas for Forest Heath district plan

Consultation began today on the Local Plan Inspectors’ proposed main changes to the draft Forest Heath Local Plan.

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Suffolk Coroner's Court

Ingham dog walker died after cliff collapse on Suffolk coast, inquest told

A dog walker died after being buried by a cliff collapse on the Suffolk coast, an inquest has heard.

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The Wildlife Trusts' annual nature challenge '30 Days Wild' encourages people to do something wild every day for the month of June. Picture: Matthew Roberts.

Do something ‘wild’ this June to appreciate nature

A wildlife charity is encouraging people to do something ‘wild’ every day for the month of June.

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Brimstone butterfly

Community garden helps brimstones find a home in West Row

Butterflies are getting a boost thanks to volunteers at West Row’s The Shed community garden.

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The Bury St Edmunds Society presents a �15,000 cheque to the BSE Heritage Trust at The Guildhall.

Bury Society’s £15k for Guildhall

The project to renovate Bury St Edmunds Guildhall has received a £15,000 boost from the Bury Society.

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Steve Moore, a gardener at the Abbey Gardens with the Weymouth Pine.

Councils’ planting programme sees 250 trees introduced

Hundreds of trees are being planted across west Suffolk to ensure the local environment is protected.

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One of the new street name signs at Cow and Sheep Drove or Weston Ditch, West Row, depending on your point of view

Are we in Weston Ditch yet?

The latest attempt to identify a road in West Row has been dubbed a ‘cock up’ by a parish councillor.

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The proposed quarry extension at Cavenham, outlined red, with the area removed following consultation outlined in yellow.'Map: Google Maps

Consultation shapes Suffolk’s quarrying plan

Suffolk County Council’s responses to public concerns over future mineral and gravel extraction in the county have been published.

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Adrian Bloom from Bressingham Gardens and Bury in Bloom volunteers were tidying up the River of Flowers on the Tollgate Triangle.'''Picture: Mecha Morton.

River of Flowers will be streaming with colour for Britain in Bloom judges

The River of Flowers scheme will be streaming with colour and ready for Britain in Bloom judges thanks to its designer and a team of volunteers.

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Yellow lines

Anger as Brexit blamed for Suffolk parking law delay

Plans to give Suffolk councils the power to issue street parking tickets may be delayed by Brexit.

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Rubbish collected during the Pickerel Project's March clean-up

Sledge, trolleys and sun lounger found dumped

More than 80kg of dumped rubbish was collected by volunteers from the banks of a Stowmarket river and stream during a monthly clean-up operation.

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Black bins in Bury St Edmunds were collected on Saturday without anyone knowing. They are now piled up on the streets''Pictured: St Johns Place''''PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Residents’ anger after black bins are collected two days early

The streets of Bury St Edmunds have been littered with black bags and wheelie bins this week after a council’s decision to make collections two days early caused confusion among residents.

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Matt Hancock, left, with Matt Hancock with Kentford's Rubbish Friends. volunteer litter pickers

Grant to Suffolk will fund trial of litter bins that call when full

Suffolk has received a £10,000 Government grant to help cut roadside litter.

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Volunteers working in the River Lark in Bury's Abbey Gardens

Wade in to support Lark restoration work in Mildenhall

A group dedicated to restoring the River Lark is holding an event to recruit Mildenhall volunteers on Saturday.

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F-35A Lightning IIs will be coming to RAF Lakenheath (USAF photo/Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew)

Experts’ doubts over Lakenheath homes plans’ jet noise reports

A specialist’s review of noise assessments for four proposed developments in Lakenheath has thrown doubt on their findings.

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An artist's impression of flats on the corners of Risbygate Street and Parkway viewed from the roundabout'Picture: Brown & Co

Old bank site beside Bury roundabout could become flats

A disused bank site on a focal Bury St Edmunds roundabout could become 55 flats.

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More snow on the way. Picture: Mecha Morton

Updated: Weekend snow warning for East Anglia

If you thought the snow was gone for this year, you were wrong.

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Knettishall Heath with Exmoor ponies introduced to help maintain it by grazing

Tree lovers attack wildlife trust’s work at Knettishall Heath

Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s efforts to raise biodiversity on Knettishall Heath have been criticised in a Facebook campaign.

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Bury St Edmunds Abbey Gardens with the former Eastgate Nursery site outlined in red and the existing tennis courts in yellow. 'Map: Google Earth

Could Abbey Gardens tennis court move net St Edmund?

The hunt for St Edmund’s final resting place may be a step nearer thanks to a plan to replace some tennis courts.

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River Linnet litter pick near Corsbie Close, Bury St Edmunds Picture Mark Westley

Bike, bottles and boxes cleared by litter volunteers

An area of the River Linnet blighted by dumped bottles and litter has had a much-needed tidy up.

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