Escape from the City is a recipe for success

Former City of London workers Debbie and Stuart Fraser decided to swap their high-flying IT and telecomms jobs for a new career running a country pub and restaurant.

SUDBURY: HSBC reopening after fire 
HSBC, 46 Market Hill, Sudbury 
First look inside and out of HSBC which is reopening after the fire which ripped through Sudbury town centre in September 2015
Lesley Wilson (dark suit) Retail branch manager.
Sally Roscoe - senior clerk.
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£1.5million renovation to bank after town fire

As HSBC prepares to reopen in Sudbury - talking about last September’s devastating fire is still an emotional subject for the staff there on the night.

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Sudbury Post Office relocates to WHSmith

Sudbury Post Office is to move to WHSmith in Market Hill.

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Nayland farmers’ market to cease trading after decline

Nayland Farmers’ Market will close in December following a steady decline in customers.

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Jobs lost as Sudbury firm goes into administration

A UK manufacturer of structural insulated panels (SIPs) has ceased trading and appointed administrators from insolvency and restructuring firm CVR Global to manage the affairs of the business.

600 jobs set to go at Travis Perkins as 30 branches close

600 jobs set to go at Travis Perkins as 30 branches close

The UK’s biggest builders merchant, Travis Perkins, whose businesses include DIY chain Wickes, is closing 30 branches, putting 600 jobs at risk.

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The fake 85 voucher offer for Aldi has been described as a 'hoax' by the store.

Aldi issues warning about ‘hoax’ voucher being shared online

Aldi is warning its customers about a ‘fraudulent’ voucher that is being circulated online.

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New services, new trains and a £2 billion rail improvement package launched today

New services, new trains and a £2 billion rail improvement package launched today

New trains, new and faster services and a £2 billion package of improvements to transform rail travel has been promised as Greater Anglia starts a new nine-year franchise today.

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Charity brew raises £1,100

A beer that was brewed especially for Long Melford music festival LeeStock, has raised more than £1,100 for the Willow Foundation.

Spencer's Farm Shop

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Putting the zest back into their farm food shop

Business partners Jo O’Boyle and Jenny Spencer have worked their wonders on an “unloved” farm shop in the village of Wickham St Paul.

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. The Bury Free Press Business Awards 2016 at the Apex. Pictured are the winners of the night. 

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Bury Free Press awards highlight the best in West Suffolk business

West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock took the stage at The Apex last Friday to open the Bury Free Press Business Awards 2016 ceremony.

Sally Morland-Pearce (right), pictured with dispensing optician Rachel Bawden, was the winner of the new specs. ANL-161210-143057001

New specs for Sally as part of anniversary celebrations

Sudbury opticians Drage and Tozer last week celebrated its first anniversary at its new premises at Siam Place. 

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Supermarket recalls sausage rolls over allergy fears

ASDA is recalling sausage rolls six-packs due to their containing milk.

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Mark Westley Photography Community bid for Belle Vue house belle vue house, Newton Road, Sudbury Picture of the community right to bid 'save belle vue house' check this title. Theodore Bird Founder and Chairman of Belle Community Bid Team, Diego Robirosa, Andrew and Caroline Brett, Anne Grimshaw, Bob Andrews, Lorna Hoey and Ralph Carpenter. ANL-150103-225838009

Listing bid failure could spell the end for Belle Vue House

A bid to have Belle Vue House in Sudbury listed and saved from demolition has failed.

The pre-planning application consultation for Sudbury's proposed new bus station in Girling Street. ANL-161014-201443001

Mixed views at Sudbury bus station consultation but majority oppose Girling Street proposal

The majority of residents attending tonight’s consultation on Sudbury’s proposed new bus station in Girling Street car park have criticised the plans but there was some support for the redevelopment of the Hamilton Road Quarter.

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A bottle of wine for your efforts

Dedham Vale Vineyard is looking for volunteer pickers on Saturday.

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Brewery hoping for Melford move comes under fire

Plans for Pentlow-based Nethergate Brewery to relocate to Long Melford have come under fire from a handful residents and councillors with questions over traffic issues, while others has supported the move, hoping it boosts employment and tourism in the village.

The A120 campaign hopes to see the  A120 between Braintree and Marks Tey duelled. ANL-161014-160227001

Over 50 Suffolk businesses through support behind A120 investment

More than 50 Suffolk businesses attended a A120 campaign group meeting to show their support for the dualling of the road.


Poundland selling vibrators for £1 - and it’s causing quite a buzz online

Discount retailer Poundland has added vibrators to its £1 range and it has caused quite a buzz online.

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Marmite enthusiasts are stockpiling the black stuff amid fears supermarkets may run out.

Marmite: why should a British product, made in the UK and sold to British people, go up because of the pound?

While you might envision the falling pound affecting continental luxuries like Cornettos and Cif limescale remover, when it comes to Marmite – you’d think it would be Brexit-proof.

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