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Fundraising drive transforms Sudbury school’s wildlife garden

A primary school in Sudbury has officially cut the ribbon on its newly-rejuvenated wildlife garden, achieved with the help of a major fundraising drive.

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No To Konings Expansion sign

Picture Mark Westley

Boxford campaigners install signs protesting £35m factory expansion plans

Residents living near a factory, which plans to expand its operation by almost four-fold, have voiced their opinions on signs outside their homes.

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From left, MEL Group chief executive Gary Harvey, director Nick Harvey and chairman Nick Smith.

High-flying Sudbury firm expands again

Sudbury-based engineering group MEL has gained 77 new employees after acquiring another engineering company.

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Clare Castle Country Park

Running craze starts in Clare country park

Clare Castle Country Park is the latest venue to host a parkrun – a five-kilometre running event that takes place every Saturday morning in 15 countries across five continents.

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Hadleigh egg and spoon race about 1960 Jean White in middle (died 2008) Beryl Wright on left.

Images tell the story of Hadleigh’s past times

A lack of cars and housing estates in Hadleigh are two of the most prominent features of photos taken in the 1950s and 1960s when compared with now.

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Babergh's proposed boundaries

Babergh to discuss changes to ward boundaries

Proposals to reduce number of district councillors and make changes to ward boundaries will be discussed by Babergh District Council.

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Policing operation

Drivers caught flouting laws in Halstead policing operation

Fifty-six drivers were stopped for failing to wear a seat belt as part of a road policing operation in Halstead last week.

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Grand Designs Live - Excel London, May 2012 ***Pic by David McHugh 07768 721637***

Boxford eco home featured on Grand Designs for sale

A Boxford home, which featured on Channel 4’s Grand Designs programme, has gone on the market with property agency Fenn Wright with a price tag of £575,000.

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Members of the green belt organisation who oppose the campaign and petition in support of a relief road around Sudbury.


Pictured: Tim Register, Julia Fowles-Smith, Robert Lindsey and Luke Creswell 



Picture: Mecha Morton

Bypass would destroy Sudbury’s greatest asset, say campaigners

Campaigners opposing plans for a Sudbury bypass are calling for important questions to be answered over its benefit and negative impact on the town.

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Praise: Bryn Hurren

Boxford factory praised for openness on expansion plans

A planning application seeking to expand a drinks factory in Boxford look likely to come before planning committee councillors in November.

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Peter Rumsey, the founder of a new art gallery opening in Great Cornard 

Pictured: Peter Rumsey


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New arts centre in Great Cornard set to open

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This is the moment a white wallaby was spotted hopping along a rural road - more than 10,000 miles away from its native home.

Wallaby spotted on Sudbury road

A Sudbury motorist was left rubbing his eyes in disbelief after spotting what he believes was a white wallaby hopping along a road near Foxearth.

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Faith Archer at the Great East Run in Ipswich

Hadleigh mum finds her path to fitness

Sticking to a new year’s resolution is no mean feat – but that is exactly what Hadleigh mum-of-two Faith Archer did.

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Colin Bailey(left), Anglia in Bloom chairman Bob Ollier (middle) and Halstead Town Councillor Shirley Diver

Halstead triumphs at Anglia in Bloom awards with three golds

Halstead triumphed at this year’s Anglia in Bloom awards after winning three glittering accolades.

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Sudbury Rugby Club.

Sudbury Rugby Club seeks funds to install solar panels on clubhouse

Sudbury Rugby Club is seeking help from the local community to obtain cash to install solar panels on the roof of its clubhouse.

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Lavenham, Suffolk. Lavenham Open Gardens event to raise money for St Nicholas Hospice. Pictured is Neil Warden as Ned the Wool Merchant the original owner of his house on Water Lane. 

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PICTURES: Lavenham heads back in time for Open Gardens day

Visitors stepped back in time to admire the serenity and peacefulness of large gardens in the heart of Lavenham on Sunday.

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The Eden-Rose Coppice Trust has won "Greenest Community Project⬝ in the County of Suffolk.

Pictured: Sam Chamberlin, Alan Simmonds, Rob Brooks and Graham Moore

Sudbury and Hadleigh groups and volunteers win Community Action Suffolk Awards

Sudbury and Hadleigh organisations and volunteers have won three of this year’s eight Community Action Suffolk Awards.

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

Campaigners fear new 130-home plan for Sudbury will eliminate green space

Sudbury Town Council has given its backing to a plan for another significant housing development in Sudbury – but a community group fears it could eliminate badly-needed green space.

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ActivLives are starting community gardening at Belle Vue Park in Sudbury.

Pictured: Susan Fuller from the Bridge Project and Dan Wheals from ActivLives


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Sudbury’s Grow Your Community project hails successful first six months

The co-ordinator behind Sudbury’s Grow Your Community project believes the early success of the scheme has set a strong platform for creating communities who are proud of where they live.

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Market Hill

Volunteer groups and councillors co-ordinate efforts to improve Sudbury

Volunteers groups and councillors are seeking to co-ordinate their efforts to improve Sudbury, following a meeting to discuss the work being done around the town.

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