School building goes for £246,000

A former caretaker’s house at a now-redundant middle school in Sudbury has been sold for £246,000 at auction.

Ormiston Sudbury Academy, Tudor Road, Sudbury
Sports Leaders Y9 students Harrison Bonner and Cassie Ayling
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Recognition for top sporting volunteers

Two talented students at Ormiston Sudbury Academy (OSA) have been recognised for their outstanding leadership skills by Suffolk Sport.

Hadleigh Community Primary School celebrates its Linguamarque Bronze award. ANL-161019-125814001

Languages award for Hadleigh school

Hadleigh Community Primary School is now recognised as a Linguamarque Bronze school.

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Scheme helps strike up bonds between both young and old

Ten Sudbury sixth-formers are taking part in a befriending scheme in the town that may be an answer to what has been described as “our national shame”.

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Festival of remembrance

More than 200 Ormiston Sudbury Academy students, staff, members of the public and the Sudbury branch of the Royal British Legion (RBL) joined forces last week for the Annual Service of Remembrance in the academy auditorium.

Stoke College pupils support Haverhill Food Bank

Stoke College pupils support Haverhill Food Bank

Pupils from Stoke College near Haverhill helped the community by delivering items of nourishment to a food bank in the town.

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Phoebe Austin’s singing highlights

Phoebe Austin is about to take part in the biggest test of her young singing career. Aged just 11 she is taking part in Open Mic UK, previously won by artists such as Birdie.

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Star Wars comes to life at library’s super hero day

Children and their families were invited to celebrate a special sci-fi and super hero day as part of a national initiative called Star Wars Reads Day at Glemsford Library on Sunday.

Sudbury dentist Rouzbeh Elahi who went to Morocco with a charity to help children needing dental attention. ANL-161110-101724001

Dentist comes to aid of children in pain

Sudbury dentist Rouzbeh Elahi has been helping children with toothache living in remote hill villages in the mountains of northern Morocco.

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Sudbury school holding series of World-class lectures

Ormiston Sudbury Academy (OSA) is hosting a ‘world-class’ series of academic lectures as part of its programme to stretch and challenge its students, and broaden their opportunities.

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Sudbury festival of remembrance

Ormiston Sudbury Academy’s festival of remembrance takes place on Tuesday, October 18, from 7pm.

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Wells Hall on top at contest’s half way mark

Thousands of people have walked, run and cycled 28,000 miles in Sudbury and Great Cornard in just three weeks as Beat the Street reaches its halfway point.

Police warning as killer clown craze hits UK. Photo: Shutterstock.

Headteacher hits out at ‘irresponsible’ individual who dressed as clown and scared pupils

A headteacher has hit out at an ‘irresponsible’ individual who dressed up as a clown and scared children on their way into school.

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Sally and her green team scoop awards

Leading Lives’ Sudbury hub has won two awards - one for its conservation work and a special recognition award for manager Sally Rodwell.

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Sculpture trail

Children from Glemsford Primary Academy have put together a sculpture trail in the village in celebration of Roald Dahl’s 100th Birthday. Each class created sculptures based on one of Roald Dahl’s classic books. These are displayed in locations around the village.

Adults (left to right): Sean Dunderdale, Lincs FM; Matt Deegan, MuxCo; Richard Lyon, Lincs FM; Sean Thorne, Fun Kids; Minister Matt Hancock MP; Adam Newstead, Heart Suffolk; Pip Whiteside, Ixworth CEVC Primary School; Chris Stevens, Chris Country; Luke Deal, BBC Suffolk; Ford Ennals, Digital Radio UK; Robert Hughes, Hughes Electricals. Children (left to right): Hannah Baker, Olivia Cole, Jessica Wood, Charlotte Read, Freya Lyddiat, Oliver Dowds, Alfie Rose, Ethan Doman ANL-160710-100645001

Ixworth Primary School hosts digital radio launch

With the press of a big green button at a primary school, West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock launched four new radio transmitters to bring local stations to DAB digital radio.

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Students celebrate their success at graduation ceremony

Students celebrated the culminaton of their hard work and took the next step towards a bright future at the University of Suffolk’s graduation ceremony in Bury St Edmunds.

Holmes & Hills Solicitors North Street Sudbury.
Daen Stanhope, April Shallcross, Sam Bawden, Su Johnson, Sue Wardropper and Gemma Farguson.
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Law firm does it again in legal advice rankings

Sudbury solicitors Holmes & Hills has been recognised as one of the leading providers of specialist legal advice to individuals and businesses across the region.

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Book festival puts young in spotlight

The success of a popular Lavenham literary festival has encouraged organisers to shine the spotlight on young readers and children’s books for the first time.

Dominic Turner from Bures is taking on 13.1 miles for the British Heart Foundation at the Blenheim Palace Half Marathon. Here he is pictured (Top row, third from left) with his family running at a previous event ANL-160930-105751001

Heart attack spurs jogger on to help grateful charity

Runner Dominic Turner from Bures is taking on a 13 mile run for a heart charity at the weekend.

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