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The Black Lion in Long Melford is to open shortly after refurbishment by The Chestnut Group

The Black Lion in Long Melford will be opening this autumn after a major refurbishment following its purchase by hospitality company the Chestnut Group.

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Pent low, Essex. John & Jo Wilsdon the new landlords of the Pinkuah Arms, in Pentlow which has opened again after a 3 month closure.

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New Pinkuah landlords bring village hub back to life

John and Jo Wilsdon have moved to Suffolk in a bid to restore a village pub to the centre of community life.

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Julie Ivory at the Plant Centre in Assington. She won gold last week at the Suffolk Show.    PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Assington business picks up gold at Suffolk Show

An Assington garden centre and florist has scooped gold at the Suffolk Show at the first attempt.

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Oxford, Suffolk. 24 garden open their gates to the public around the suffolk village of Boxford as part of their annual open gardens day. Pictured is Fran Gregor-Smith Mary's House garden. 

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Area attracts hundreds of visitors as residents take part in open gardens events

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Edyta Janaszek and Sky with Richard Davy from Admore Veterinary Group.

Great Cornard woman saves pooch from ‘disgusting’ life

An animal lover, who drove hundreds of miles to rescue an unwanted dog, has launched an appeal to help pay for its veterinary care.

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Wakes Colne, Essex. Transport extravaganza at the East Anglian Railway Museum in Wakes Colne. 

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Steaming back to the past - East Anglian Railway Museum puts on a show for bank holiday weekend

Crowds flocked to see trains, buses and vintage cars on display at the East Anglian Railway Museum.

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Hedingham Castle Vintage Affair 2017 - The Rockabellas. Picture submitted.

‘Best ever’ vintage affair at Hedingham Castle

The fourth annual vintage affair at Hedingham Castle has been described as the “best to date”, as a broad line-up of entertainers took over on Sunday.

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Anton Martin, Arable Farmer at Lodge Farm and Ella Martin, Founder of Lodge Farm Honey

It’s all about the honey for busy bee farmers from Colne Engaine

Ella Martin set up honey hives at her farm two years ago and the small harvest they produced went to her family.

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Sudbury Brownies.

Sudbury Brownies group could be forced to close due to lack of helpers

After 20 years, Sudbury’s last remaining Brownie pack leader is about to step down – and is struggling to find a replacement.

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Toploader are best known for the hit Dancing in the Moonlight

LeeStock set to be a sell-out music weekend

Organisers say LeeStock music festival is due to be a sell-out event this year, with only limited tickets for sale on the door.

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Converted windmill chosen for award

A windmill has won the RICS East of England Tourism and Leisure award.

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Blogger Tamsin Hopkins

Blogging is just the job for eco mother Tamsin

Friends and family of 30-year-old blogger Tamsin Hopkins are taking her business more seriously since she won a coveted national award.

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All Saints Church Little Cornard having a Flower and Painitng fesitval.

Church decked out for Little Cornard flower festival

All Saints’ Church in Little Cornard was decked out in colourful floral arrangements at the weekend for this year’s village flower festival.

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Jackie Berry is selling up JCs Sandwich shop to concentrate on her studies

Pictured: Jackie Berry with new owner Jose Valiathazhath


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Sudbury sandwich shop owner selling up after 17 years

A successful business owner is preparing to say goodbye to her beloved Sudbury sandwich shop after trading for 17 years.

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Pride of Sudbury Launch

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Bid to get Sudbury back in bloom by 2018

Sudbury in Bloom has relaunched the town’s Pride of Sudbury awards in the hope that it will lead a charge towards Anglia in Bloom prizes.

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The team at The Great House, Lavenham

Celebrated Lavenham restaurant up for sale

Regis and Martine Crepy, owners of The Great House, an award-winning hotel and restaurant in Lavenham, have announced they plan to sell the business and start a new restaurant venture with their son.

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CLARE: Launch of new cafe in Clare Castle Country Park
Clare Castle Country Park, Malting Lane, Clare.
The cafe is opening for business on Friday 28. The project has been put together by the Clare Castle Country Park Trustees and Richard Palmer, owner of the Number One Deli and cafe in Clare.
Picture Mark Westley

New cafe is just the ticket for Clare Castle Country Park

The original 1865 bookings hall for the Victorian railway station in Clare Castle Country Park has been transformed into a cafe.

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Long Melford martial arts group closes after 26 years

Long Melford Karate Club in has closed after 26 years.

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Kersey Mill drive it day

Pictured: Isabelle Stacey (4) having a seat 


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PICTURE SPECIAL: Drive it day at Kersey Mill

Kersey Mill was the picturesque backdrop for a line-up of vintage and classic vehicles that were put on show for visitors to admire on Sunday.

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Akenfield author at film showing

Acton-born author Ronald Blythe will be at a special showing of the film Akenfield in Alpheton Village Hall on April 8, at 7.30pm.

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