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Move to renovate Bury author Ouida’s memorial

A project has been launched to renovate the 108-year-old memorial to an eccentric novelist who insulted Bury St Edmunds.

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Tower power: could your local church boost you mobile phone signal?

Bishop backs cellphone mast deal for church towers

Suffolk’s most senior bishop has backed a deal between the Government and Church of England to use churches to improve rural mobile phones and broadband services.

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The gardening team from Nowton Park Nursery in Bury St Edmunds working in the grounds of Harleston's Archbishop Sancroft High School. From the left Alison Findlay, Daniel Tatum, Kieran Johnson, Jacob Bailey, Neil Daplin, Alison Metcalf and Les Whiting.

Nursery team helps school garden bloom

Nowton Park Nursery’s team has been praised for its work to improve a school’s grounds.

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The cupola that gives Cupola House its name was one of the features Seamans had to have recreated

Thurston’s Seamans in finals for more awards for Cupola House project

Thurston based Seamans Building’s work on the fire damaged Cupola House has made the finals of the National Federation of Builders’ Awards 2018.

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No plastic campaign

VIDEO: Jo Churchill and Karen Cannard encourage residents to give up plastic for Lent

Bury St Edmunds MP Jo Churchill and waste campaigner Karen Cannard have teamed up to encourage residents to give up plastic for Lent.

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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.

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Red Lodge group of conservationist.'John Smithson senior ranger with Jenny Hall chair Red Lodge Heath conservation group, and Volunteers Barry Jarman and Colin Brand'Picture Mark Westley

Volunteer appeal for former dumping ground

The spotlight is being turned on a 50-acre site in Red Lodge that was a used as a dumping ground, at a presentation in the village later this month.

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Barton Mills parish councillor Pamela Boura and her husband Malcolm get to work on the village's Peace Garden. Picture: Mecha Morton

Makeover starts on Barton Mills’ Peace Garden

Barton Mills Parish Council is giving the village’s Peace Garden a makeover, but first they needed to get rid of the overgrown shrubs in the plot outside the village hall.

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Ixworth residents and councillors protested over the plans last April. Picture: Mecha Morton

Ixworth Parish Council says accidents show fears for planned junction justified

The chairman of a parish council has criticised a developer for going ahead with a junction design in spite of accidents at similar ones nearby.

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Stuart Wright hopes the waterspace study will help improve access and use of the Little Ouse in and around Thetford.'Picture Mark Westley

Study urges greater use of the Little Ouse

Ambitious ideas to make more of the River Little Ouse between Thetford and Brandon were published today.

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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.

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Patrick Barker,  David Barker, Jo Churchill, Bury St Edmunds MP, Brian Barker and Roy Barker

Westhorpe farm gains praise in Government’s 25-year Environment plan

Westhorpe farmers E J Barker and Sons have been mentioned for their good practise in the Government’s 25 year environment plan.

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Residents have launched a petition against the plans

Highways warn on garages for homes proposal

A group of residents fighting plans to knock down garages for housing have received a boost after the highways authority objected to the proposals.

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Winter at Lackford - eye spy

Culture: Winter at Lackford

Winter at Lackford Lakes is a special time of year, with crisp frosty days under cerulean blue skies, the place becomes quite magical.

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A walnut tree came down this morning in the grounds of Milton House, the home of Stowmarket Town Council'Picture: Patrick Roberts

Suffolk escapes the worst effects of Storm Eleanor

While Storm Eleanor produced gusts of up to 100mph in the worst hit places, Suffolk seems to have escaped lightly.

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The River Thet is subject to a flood alert

Flood alerts in force as Storm Eleanor heads our way

Two flood alerts have been in force in Suffolk and Norfolk since New Year’s Day as the Met Office warns of the approach of Storm Eleanor.

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Christmas card and wrap recycling facility at Mildenhall Sainsbury's

Christmas card recycling scheme helps protect forests

Instead of just putting your Christmas cards and wrap in the recyling bin, you can use them to help protect forests. More than 1,000 Sainsbury’s stores, including those in Bury St Edmunds, Mildenhall and Thetford, have bins for collecting cards in-store until Monday.

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Richard Carter

Former West Suffolk College governor among those recognised in New Year’s Honours

A former governor at West Suffolk College has been recognised for his services to education in the New Year’s Honours.

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Snow falling in Bury St Edmunds today

Warning of ice across East Anglia after rain and snow clears

The Met Office has warned that today’s heavy rain and snow will not clear East Anglia until mid afternoon and will be followed by widespread ice.

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Cllr Barry Humphreys, left, Denise Askew, centre, with a group of residents

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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