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Babergh council staff in limbo as union talks over office relocation continue

Unison will consult its members today following negotiations with Babergh District Council, after a tumultuous sequence of events that left many staff in limbo over their upcoming relocation.

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Lidl supermarket to open in Halstead this week and create up to 40 new jobs

Award-winning supermarket chain Lidl is opening a store in Halstead this week, and says it will create up to 40 new jobs in the town.

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A new Greater Anglia Class 170208 train

Rail strike looms across Greater Anglia in guards dispute

The rail union RMT today confirmed its Greater Anglia members will take two days of strike action over the potential extension of driver only operation.

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Long Melford Neighbourhood Plan engagement Day 



PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Uncertainty around future development in Long Melford fuels concerns

Uncertainty surrounding the future development of Long Melford has sparked alarm after a major consultation was launched.

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Hadleigh Quarry, Peyton Hall Farm, Hadleigh
Alan Shepherd is launching a petition against a planning application to build new facilities at Hadleigh Quarry. 
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Residents’ group campaigns against proposed development at Hadleigh Quarry

Plans to develop a working mineral site at Hadleigh Quarry have raised major safety concerns among residents.

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South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge welcomes Roads Minister Jesse Norman to Sudbury to make the case for a new bypass road. From left: James Cartlidge; Jesse Norman; Mark Pendlington, chair of the Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP); and Colin Noble, leader of Suffolk County Council.

MP to launch petition to show public support for Sudbury bypass project

The MP for South Suffolk is launching a parliamentary petition next week to demonstrate the extent of public support for the ongoing Sudbury bypass project.

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Wakes Colne, Essex. Chappel Beer Festival at the East Anglian Railway Museum. Bex Wilkinson and David Witherspoon

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PICTURES: Chappel Beer Festival brings cheer to more than 10,000 visitors

More than 10,000 people visited the Chappel Beer Festival over the weekend, including beer-lovers from as far afield as Scotland and Australia.

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Family-run furniture store Glasswells is returning to North Street, Sudbury on September 28, 2017. It will be run by local couple Rosemary and Peter Woodward (pictured).

Glasswells furniture store set for return to Sudbury

A furniture store which previously traded in Sudbury for more than 20 years will return to the town at the end of this month.

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Easterns Station Lounge club in Sudbury.

Plans to convert Sudbury’s Easterns nightclub into flats approved

The Sudbury community will bid farewell to a long-standing former pub and nightclub in the town, after plans to partially demolish and convert the building into new homes were granted approval.

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Hadleigh Market, July 2017.

Hadleigh Market eyes bright future after resurgence under new management

The future of Hadleigh’s weekly market looks much brighter after a year of successful new management which has seen a significant increase in the number of traders.

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A haulage lorry trapped in Water Street, Lavenham.

Lorry blockage incident increases calls for HGV weight limit on Lavenham street

An incident in which a lorry became stuck on a narrow lane in Lavenham has exacerbated frustrations among local residents at the delayed implementation of a HGV limitation.

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Suffolk County Council's headquarters at Endeavour House, Ipswich, where Babergh District Council is relocating to.

Unison concerned staff are “footing bill” for Babergh District Council relocation

Unison, the public sector trade union, has raised concerns that staff at Babergh District Council are “footing the bill” for their impending office relocation.

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Belchamp St Paul, Essex. The Half Moon Annual Beer Festival 2017 - Steve Harris, Charlie Tindall and Martin Watson.

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PICTURES: Hundreds bask in sunshine at Half Moon Beer Festival in Belchamp

Publicans David and Katrina Crook were celebrating as visitors to their beer festival in Belchamp St Paul enjoyed almost unbroken sunshine.

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Darren Ditton has launched Love and Light Tattoos in Sudbury and recently won an award at the Norwich Body Art Festival.
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Tattooist returns to roots to set up new Sudbury business

A Sudbury man who returned to his roots to set up a new tattoo parlour has high hopes for the business, following an award win at a regional arts festival.

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Water Street, Lavenham
Calls for a vehicle weight restriction to be introduced at Water Street in Lavenham have increased, after a property was recently damaged by a HGV.
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Lavenham calls for HGV weight limit on medieval road due to safety concerns

Fears are growing that a tragedy on a Lavenham street is only a matter of time, as villagers call for the urgent implementation of limitations on HGVs.

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Artist's impression of the 1,250-home Chilton Woods development

Public urged to help craft Sudbury’s ‘Vision for Prosperity’ for next 20 years

Residents have been asked to help craft Sudbury’s future growth, after the publication of a plan that will shape development within the district for the next two decades.

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Clare, Suffolk. Clare's monthly market returns after an absence of 20 years. Celebrating from left Terry Clements Mayor of St Edmundsbury, Vivienne Clements, Paul Bishop Chairman of Clare Town Council, Alaric Pugh Borough Councillor for Clare and Mike Wabe Thetford Town Crier.

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PICTURES: Success for return of Clare Market after 20-year hiatus

The long-awaited revival of Clare Market, which has been absent for two decades, was hailed as a great success, as the initiative to boost the town’s tourism and economy gathers steam.

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The Black Lion in Long Melford which is undergoing a refurb by new owners The Chestnut Group

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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Phil Clark, site manager at Konings, Boxford

Boxford drinks firm responds to fears about proposed £35m expansion

A drinks maker hoping to build a £35 million expansion at its Boxford site has sought to address growing opposition to the plans.

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