Pupils planting for future generations of school kids

More than 280 students have planted their own legacy inside their own school grounds after a unique partnership with a leading conservation charity. Thomas Gainsborough School linked up with the Woodland Trust and local groups and businesses to further enhance a wooded area.

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Specialist dive team successfully remove River Stour blockage

The River Stour should return to its normal level over the next few days after a specialist dive team removed a blockage.

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VIDEO UPDATE: Divers out today to remove blockage causing low River Stour levels

The Environment Agency (EA) has said divers will be sent out today to try to remove a blockage at Cornard weir that has caused the water levels on the River Stour in Sudbury to drop by around six feet.

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Support for Ethan in charity clean up

Ethan Head, 7, from The Hawthorns, Sudbury is continuing in his bid to raise money for BBC Children in Need and to clean up the town.

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Remarkable photos show water level drop on River Stour, Sudbury

Photos taken by Sudbury photographer Tim Ranson show the incredible drop in water level on the River Stour.

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Thousands of fish being rescued after dramatic water level drop on River Stour, Sudbury

The Environment Agency (EA) are having to rescue thousands of fish from their spawning grounds after the River Stour dropped by at least six feet following a blockage.

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VIDEO: River Stour at Sudbury drops by six feet overnight after weir blockage

The level of the River Stour in Sudbury has dropped by ‘five to six feet’ after a control gate was blocked further downstream.

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Homes all gone to locals says developer

New private homes built in Boxford have all been sold to people with a connection to the village, developers have confirmed.

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Sparkling form from expanding cleaning firm

When redundant store manager Vicki Arrowsmith became a housekeeper, her client’s friends kept commenting on how they wanted someone like her to work for them.

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FEATURE: Stepping stones to create Suffolk’s ‘living landscapes’

Imagine a Suffolk where wildlife flourishes in the countryside, villages and towns. Where children grow up inspired by the sights and sounds of nature and where people live happier, healthier lives.

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Councillors blast ‘flawed’ study on new village homes

A strong letter of objection to 71 new homes being built in Long Melford, has been sent by parish councillors to district planners.

Charity christmas cards at Sudbury library. Including designs from local artists

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Cards for good causes on sale at library

Artist Ailsa Lyn is pictured holding her painting of Sudbury which has been selected for the town’s charity Christmas card this year.

Clay Hall House, luxury Bed and Breakfast business which has seen a boom in trade due to falling pound etc.

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Tourism revival is helped by Brexit blues

Acton bed and breakfast owner Simon Oldfield was braced for a big downturn in business after Brexit - but instead his business is booming.

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Countdown to lights night

Sudbury’s annual Christmas Fair takes place on November 25, with the town’s Christmas lights being switched on at 6.30pm

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Tips on improving photography

Friends of Sudbury library is welcoming expert Brian Fleming to the library tonight, November 3, for an illustrated talk on how to improve your photography. There will be exhibition of photographic prints and cameras, as well as a selection of helpful Suffolk libraries books available to borrow.

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Holiday charity and restaurant win awards

A charity based in Sudbury, which builds holiday cottages to help people with disabilities, has won a national award.

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Lighting up the
sky in Hadleigh

The sky above Hadleigh will be lit up with firworks tomorrow, Friday, night.

BURES: Daws Hall Nature Reserve & Centre for Environmental Education Daws Hall Trust, Lamarsh
Autumn Colours with Amy Sutcliffe enviromental teacher
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Daws Hall ‘s autumn colours

Daws Hall Nature Reserve and Gardens is holding a special ‘Autumn Colours’ open day on Sunday from midday until 4pm.

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These days most of us realise it’s vital to conserve our resources by wasting less and recycling more ... even if we can be a bit slapdash about doing it.

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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.

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