Revealed: the tricks packaging designers use to make us spend

Celebrity endorsements, pseudo-science and fancy boxes are among the tricks retailers are using to part us from our cash.

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Morris Minor Owners Club charity run

Lavenham was the destination for the Morris Minor Owners Club this week.

Yahoo Headquarters. Picture: CC

What to do if you’re one of the 500m hacked Yahoo users

Internet giant Yahoo has admitted to a data breach affecting as many as 500 million user accounts, pointing the finger at a “state-sponsored actor”.

Chip the Robotic Dog

Toys “R” Us reveal must-have Christmas toys

Toy experts at Britain’s biggest toy store, have unveiled their very own list of 14 Superstars, which are expected to dominate kids’ Christmas lists this year - and it’s going to be a hard-fought battle between tech toys versus popular collectibles and characters.

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Mary Berry

Mary Berry quits Great British Bake Off - but Paul Hollywood will stay as host

Mary Berry has this morning, Thursday, quit Great British Bake Off after show’s move to Channel 4, saying she will stay with BBC out of “loyalty”

New look with, from left, Phil Stittle, director of businesses development, West Suffolk College, Laura Welham-Halstead, head of communications & connectivity, Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough LEP,  Cllr James Waters, leader of Forest Heath District Council, Cllr John Griffiths, leader of St Edmundsbury Borough Council, Nicci Dunning, business development executive for Bury St Edmunds Chamber of Commerce, Alex Till, chief executive of Menta and Cllr Alaric Pugh, St Edmundsburys cabinet member for planning and growth.

Rebranding for Suffolk’s annual business festival

There is a new look to this year’s Business Festival, which has been designed to acknowledge its status as the eastern region’s leading event of its kind.

Richard Lister, vice chancellor of the University of Suffolk.

University boss tells Suffolk business leaders they must help guide students’ learning

The vice-chancellor of the UK’s newest university has told Suffolk business leaders of their vital role in shaping the institution’s future direction.

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World’s deadliest spiders which can cause four-hour erection before death found in ASDA bananas

Dozens of the world’s deadliest spider were found crawling out of a bunch of ASDA bananas, it has been claimed.

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More time for Bury Free Press Business Awards nominations

As some people had difficulties with our Business Awards 2016 website, we have extended the deadline for nominations for another week to midnight on Monday September 26.

Linda Gregory and partner Mark Sutcliffe who are opening of new vegetarian restaurant
Kind Cuisine, 11a Friars Street, Sudbury

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New café grows its own plant food following

Sudbury sees the opening of a new vegan café this week, launched by town councillor Linda Gregory and her partner Mark Sutcliffe.

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Celebrate the best of Suffolk – nominate now in the ‘Rural Oscars’

The 2016 Countryside Alliance Awards, the nicknamed the “Rural Oscars” and a gold standard of rural business awards, have open to public nomination at and invite contributions across four categories.

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Employment increase for young people in Babergh

The Department for Work and Pensions has announced a year on year decrease in unemployment in the Babergh district, particularly in young people.

Errington Cheese - Credit: Michael Rummey JFL-140923-142114003

Food watchdog bans cheesemaker’s whole output over E.coli fears

A food watchdog has said its recall of all cheese from a producer linked to an E.coli outbreak is justified as it revealed two new cases are being investigated.

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Town Team chairman resigns after two years

The leader of Sudbury’s Town Team has resigned, citing work and family commitments.

Time to change your password?

Revealed: the 25 worst online passwords

Hacking and data breaches are, sadly, an everyday fact of life in the 21st century but some people really aren’t helping matters by using simple, easy-to-break passwords.

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Lavenham New council homes
Meadow Close, Lavenham
Brick laying ceremony to mark the start of the project to build 12 new one bedroom homes there. This will be the first time Babergh have built new council homes in nearly 30 years.
Peter Bergoyne chairman BMS, Martin King assistant director specialised living, Cllr Jennie Jenkins, Alan Ferguson portfolio holder, Kevin Jones strategic director, Ian Tippett development officer BMS and Carroll Reeve chair fo Lavenham parish council
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Babergh building its first council homes in 30 years in Lavenham

The first bricks have been laid as part of the building of Babergh’s first council homes in 30 years.

Urgent warning over serious infection outbreak linked to a piercing aftercare spray issued by Public Health England

Urgent warning over serious infection outbreak linked to a piercing aftercare spray issued by Public Health England

Public Health England (PHE) is warning people who have recently had body piercings about an unsafe cleansing spray provided by piercing studios across the country for aftercare use, which may cause severe infection.

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Lavenham Village sign

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Village votes to shape future development

Residents have voted overwhelmingly for their neighbourhood plan to be used by the district council to shape future development in Lavenham.

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Council gives up Delphi Centre lease with user group set to come in

The Delphi Centre in Sudbury is likely to be taken over by a user group after the town council decided against renewing its lease of the popular community centre.

Clare town centre.
Parking problems in the town.
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Businesses in Clare asked to help solve parking problems after meeting called by Clare Business Association

Businesses in Clare are being asked to ‘think outside the box’ to try and help solve the thorny issue of parking in the town.

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