Rotary club aiming to inspire budding new naturalists

Sudbury Rotary Club is looking to build on work which saw it awarded the Rotary East Anglia District Gold Award for its nature and environment programme.

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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Alessia raises £820 at Great North Run

A six-year-old raised £820 after she took part in the Mini Great North Run along with 6,000 other three to eight-year-olds in Newcastle on September 10.

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.

Celebrations for Roald Dahl's birthday - Hartest Primary School

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Dressing up Roald Dahl Day

Fantastic Mr Fox, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG and Danny, the Champion of the World were among the books children chose characters from for Roald Dahl Day.

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Hadleigh High may join new academy set up

A meeting is to be held with parents to discuss plans for Hadleigh High School to be one of four to create the South Suffolk Learning Trust.

Wincer Kieenaar employees took on a London to Paris cycle ride

Cyclists are in top gear for fundraising target

A team from a Hadleigh architects firm are on track to raise £8,500 for a children’s charity after riding from London to Paris.

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A look back in time with vintage events

Lavenham is commemorating the 75th anniversary of United States forces arriving in the East of England to support the Second World War.

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Try something different at Sudbury College open day

People in the area are being invited and encouraged to try something different when they visit West Suffolk College in Sudbury’s Open day on September 8.

Top 10 things kids think you should have nailed before you turn 30

Top 10 things kids think you should have nailed before you turn 30

Forget fast cars, earning loads of money or even finding love - schoolchildren aged between five and 16 believe the secret to being a successful grown-up is being “happy”.

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Jordan Lock off to Royal Hopital School in Holbrook, thanks to donor paying her fees, with dad Paul, Mum Maria and brother Jake.
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‘Stranger from Hong Kong paid for my place’

A Great Cornard pupil will be heading to one of the best schools in the region this month after being backed by a kind hearted stranger from Hong Kong.

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Bus network expands

More parents of children attending Stoke College near Clare can now take advantage of an extension to the school’s transport network.

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Cavendish’s heritage homes get revamp

A group of much-photographed thatched cottages, overlooking Cavendish’s picturesque village green, are getting a facelift this autumn.

Sudbury Baptist Church visted by Alpacas as part of churches togeather South America celebration.
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Alpaca visitors big hit at Sudbury Baptist Church

Jo Bridge, owner of Hilly Ridge Alpacas in Great Cornard, brought along some furry friends to a three-day event staged by Churches Together at Sudbury Baptist Church, in Church Street, last week.

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Thomas Gainsborough School one of the most improved in the county

Thomas Gainsborough School in Great Cornard is celebrating being one of the most improved schools in Suffolk.

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Pupils at Stour Valley School in Clare celebrate GCSE success

Stour Valley Community School was celebrating today after seeing 73 per cent of students achieve grades A*-C in Maths and 63 per cent in English. In total 66 per cent of students achieved five or more A*-C grades.

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Ormiston Sudbury Academy pupils praise additional revision sessions as they celebrate GCSE results

Ormiston Sudbury Academy principal Caroline Wilson said she was delighted after finding out the schools GCSE results.

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GCSEs boost for schools in Suffolk

More of Suffolk’s 16 year olds achieved expected levels of GCSE attainment in English and maths this year, it has emerged today.

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Pupils celebrate as GCSE results are revealed

For the second time in three years, Thomas Gainsborough School is celebrating its best ever GCSE results.

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Shannon proves doubters wrong with top results

A student who had to retake her GCSEs now has double reason to celebrate – after achieving three distinction grades in her BTEC exams and getting engaged.

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