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New homes plan for Boxford is opposed by villagers

Villagers turned out in force to oppose plans for more homes to be built as part of a second phase of development in Boxford.

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Get into your stride with health walks

Volunteers are needed to lead health walks and a training session has been arranged for anyone interested on Tuesday at Great Cornard Sports Centre in Head Lane starting at 10.30am.

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Hawker Hurricane on the beach in Dunkirk Picture by Anglia Press Agency

Restored war plane flies again - from new base near Hadleigh

An iconic Hurricane fighter-plane that crash-landed on the beach at Dunkirk during the famous troop evacuation in May 1940 has been restored.

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Fenn Wright new branch team in Sudbury

New Sudbury home for expanding agency

Estate agency Fenn Wright has opened a new branch in Sudbury as part of its expansion plans, appointing six staff from other national estate agencies.

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Growing family firm buys Long Melford nursing home

A nursing home currently registered for 52 residents in Long Melford has been purchased by an expanding, award-winning regional care provider.

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Met Office says to expect some wind damage on Friday

Latest: Gale warning area for East Anglia reduced

The Met Office has reduced the area of East Anglia covered by the gale warning for today.

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A large sink hole appeared in Newton Road, Sudbury.

Sudbury sinkhole road closes again after drivers experience dip in the road

Newton Road in Sudbury has been closed again just a day after it reopened following works to repair a sink hole.

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Last year Eden-Rose Coppice trust founder Rob Brooks celebrated winning a �150,000 grant for the Ipswich building project

Celebrity gardener Monty Don helps out Sudbury-based charity in latest TV show

You may see a couple of faces you recognise on national television this week as the founders of Eden-Rose Coppice Trust appear on television presenter and celebrity gardener Monty Don’s Big Dreams Small Spaces.

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Members of Team Rubicon help to clear the moat at Clare Castle Country Park.  Contractor at the Country Park Neil Catchpole felling a tree that had to be cleared.

Military veterans lend a hand at Clare Castle Country Park

Military veterans from an organisation that sends volunteers to assist after natural disasters helped out at Clare Castle Country Park last weekend as the trust which runs the park continues to improve the facility.

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Sudbury Nick Miller wants Sudbury to keep more green spaces.
Picture Mark Westley

‘A Sudbury green belt would be good for wildlife and people’

Sprawling development is slowly but surely swallowing up the last wild spaces in the north and east of Sudbury, according to worried campaigners.

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Great Cornard Dove House Meadow Mill Tye
Picture Mark Westley

River Stour pathway nears conclusion

Councillors recently gave an update on the River Stour pathway saga.

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Counties join forces in anti litter campaign

An anti-litter campaign which spans Suffolk Essex and Kent has resulted in a reduction of litter for the third year in a row.

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More snow showers on the way says Met Office

More snow and ice for East Anglia tonight

Don’t put the toboggan away yet because the Met Office has issued a warning for more snow and ice across East Anglia today and tomorrow.

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A garage in Quay Lane was made more attractive with a beautiful array of plants and flowers. ANL-170301-110106001

Campaign for people to ‘Love Sudbury’

The Sudbury Society is to promote a ‘Love Sudbury’ campaign, hoping to inspire residents to do their bit to make the town a nicer place to live, work and visit.

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Christmas Day Babies 

Pictured: Sophie and Phil Greenhalgh with layla and Michael (2) and Lewis (6) - from Sudbury ANL-161228-084042009

Layla arrives on Christmas day

Despite arriving on Christmas Day there was nothing but excitement from little Layla’s family including her two brothers when she was delivered at West Suffolk Hospital.

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ARDMORE VETS have sponsored dog poo bags dispensers as part of the dog poo campaign

Pictured: Vet and owner at Ardmore Vets Richard Davy, Community Wardens Andy Nunny and Aaron Bennett ANL-161219-125351009

Sudbury’s dog fouling problems have improved

A continued campaign by local businesses and Sudbury Town Council to end the dog fouling blight that caused problems across the town continues as another five bins and bag dispensers have been put out.

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Proposal for new wood in Sudbury near historic moat

Woods Around Town is looking to create a new community woodland in Sudbury, near to a historic moat.

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South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge planting a new tree in Boxford ANL-161112-123847001

New trees for the whole community

James Cartlidge MP has planted an oak tree in Boxford to highlight the importance of conservation work in South Suffolk. The tree is on land owned by the Woodland Trust, who manage nearby Primrose Wood on the upper side of the River Box.

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SUDBURY CIGARETTE BINS
Market Hill, Sudbury 

Bins for cigarettes are working in town centre so the community wardens have been given more money to put more up from sudbury town council.
Community Warden Bradley Smith with apprentice wardens Lewis Perry and Aaron Bennett and piles of cigarettes and gum collected..
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Plan to stub out cigarette litter

New cigarette bins have been put around the town after Sudbury’s community wardens created a convincing case to councillors.

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Shovels at the ready: TGS pupils get ready to plant their trees. ANL-161130-084408001

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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