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Plans for 60ft mast in Stowmarket dropped after meeting

Residents in Stowmarket are celebrating after controversial plans for a 60ft mast were dropped.

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Dr Kathie Bull and Graham Ford from Lacy Scott & Knight

Bardwell charity issues desperate appeal to halt fly-tipping on its land

A charity has issued an urgent appeal for people to stop using land it owns as a rubbish dump - on what its describes a ‘massive scale’.

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St Olaves Road  football pitches were fenced to stop dog fouling but dog walkers are using them
as a safe place to let dogs off leads.
Picture Mark Westley

Dogs’ pitch invasions lead to fine warnings in Bury

Fencing intended to keep dogs off football pitches has made them ideal for people to let their pooches loose.

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Bernard Tickner

helped found Lackford Lakes and is a major donor towards the extension

SWT hits its target to buy more land for Lackford Lakes

Suffolk Wildlife Trust has hit its £200,000 target to buy 77 acres more land at its Lackford Lakes nature reserve.

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Stephen Honeywood farms at Norton

Cereal company helps Stephen to help wildlife

When Stephen Honeywood was a lad roaming the land his family has farmed for a century, he never saw a barn owl.

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Flagship's proposals include replacing these garages in Peterhouse Close with four homes and four parking spaces 
Picture Mark Westley

Updated: Anger over garages for homes plan in Mildenhall

Residents of housing estates in Mildenhall say plans to replace garages with homes will create parking chaos.

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Sybil Andrews Academy hosted a day of Halloween activities to draw attention to high levels of food waste

Cooking with pumpkin gives food for thought

Students at Sybil Andrews Academy in Bury St Edmunds have been proving that pumpkins are not just for Hallowe’en in an attempt to tackle food waste.

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A computer generated aerial view of the proposed Hollow Road Farm waste and recycling centre or hub

Controversial waste hub plans approved after being reviewed for third time

The controversial application for a waste hub to be built on the outskirts of Bury St Edmunds was approved this week after being reviewed for a third time by councillors.

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

Volunteers wanted to work on River Lark improvements

Two meetings are being held on Saturday for people who want to help in improving the River Lark between Bury St Edmunds and Mildenhall.

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Ben Whatling, of Seaman and Son Builders, holdsone of the regional awards with, fron the left,  Neil Honeyball, Richard Sill of West Suffolk Building Control Service, and Duncan Haydon.

Bury’s Cupola House project in line for national award

The project to raise Cupola House from the ashes is in the running for recognition at the national Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Awards.

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Suffolk needs to plan for the extraction of 1.158 million tonnes of sand and gravel each year

Suffolk consults on gravel extraction plans to 2036

Communities are being consulted on proposals that will secure sand and gravel extraction in Suffolk until 2036.

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Fly tipping incidents are on the up, according to council statistics.

Cleaning up after fly tippers costs the east’s councils £4.34m

Clearing up after fly tippers cost Council Tax payers in the east of England nearly £4.34 million in 2016/17

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Emma Godfrey, winner of the Crop to Fork Award, with (left to right) Adrian Bloom from Bressingham Gardens, Patrick Chung from Bury St Edmunds Town Council and Nick Evans from Young Green Fingers main sponsor Treatt
Picture by Jo Sweetman

Young Green Fingers blossom in bloom awards

Students from nine schools in Bury St Edmunds who took part in the Young Green Fingers Scheme have been rewarded for their efforts.

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Sahara dust turns the sky yellow above King's Road, Bury St Edmunds

Red sky caused by dust and debris, not the apocalypse

The sun and sky glowed red across the country today in what many speculated was the end of the world.

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Having a field day at the ploughing match

Picture Mark Westley

Tractors stick to the straight and narrow at Ampton Hall estate

Tractor enthusiasts from across the region were out in force at the weekend.

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A computer generated aerial view of the proposed Hollow Road Farm waste and recycling centre or hub

Waste hub plan returns to committee for third time

West Suffolk’s waste hub planning application will return to St Edmundsbury’s Development Control Committee agenda for the third time next month.

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Balloon releases add yet more plastic litter to our countryside and seas endangering wildlife, says naturalist calling for a ban.

Suffolk naturalist’s balloon and lantern release ban petition taking off

A petition begun by a Suffolk naturalist to get balloon and sky-lantern releases banned has gained 10,000 signatures in two weeks.

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Nick Kington from B arningham who has just celebrated a year delivering organic food boxes across Suffolk for Riverford Organic Farms

Home deliveries score hgh for Nick who swaps high tech role for west Suffolk organic food franchise

Former marketing man Nick Kington swapped his high tech career for the rural pleasures of a Suffolk home and a new job delivering organic produce.

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David Bowman Forest Heath Cabinet member for operations and John Smithson, Forest Heath Ranger at Aspal Close Local Nature Reserve,

Fixed penalty tickets call dirty dogs to heal in West Suffolk

From today anyone who does not clear up after their dog in a public space can be given a fixed penalty by the West Suffolk Councils.

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A computer generated aerial view of the proposed Hollow Road Farm waste and recycling centre or hub

Waste hub approved at special meeting

The waste hub plan for Hollow Road Farm was approved today by a special meeting of St Edmundsbury’s Development Control Committee.

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