Call to the sea for Sudbury seafarers

The annual Sudbury to the Sea event saw hundreds of water lovers launch kayaks, rowing boats, paddle boards and canoes on to the River Stour at the weekend.

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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.

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.

Localised flooding could happen anywhere in East Anglia today

Met Office updates its storm warning for the East today

Some places in the east of England could get half the average monthly rainfall it a few hours today, the Met Office has warned.

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Lavenham Village sign

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Village votes to shape future development

Residents have voted overwhelmingly for their neighbourhood plan to be used by the district council to shape future development in Lavenham.

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Villagers’ worry over phone mast risks to health

Villagers are fighting a proposal to put up a 45-foot high mobile phone mast in Stoke by Clare.

CAVENDISH: Hoola hoop maker and dance teacher Shelley Weddup
Cavendish Green 
Shelley Weddup who makes hoola hoops under the name Impressions Hoopers, and runs hoola hoop classes in Clare. 
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Shelley’s firm has high hoops for the future

Shelley Weddup is running rings around her competition by making hoola hoops that are being shipped as far as Australia.

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Council faces legal challenge on homes

Babergh council is facing yet another High Court battle over controversial plans for dozens of new homes in Bildeston.

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Family’s exasperation at home bid process

A Boxford family say they are distraught at failed efforts to get a new home in village - one of four built specifically for locals.

Heritage Centre.
David Burnett and Susan Gale Tourist Information Adviser with a Knight chess piece uncovered during renovations at Co-op.
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Early chess piece goes on show

Residents will get the chance to see a beautifully-carved chess piece found during renovations of the Co-op Bank in Market Hill in the 1980s.

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.

Daddy longlegs invasion

Plague of 200 billion giant daddy longlegs on the way

Dislike creep crawlies? Brace yourself for an invasion of billions of daddylong legs.

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Echo Barriers

New deal sees firm breaking sales barriers

Sudbury noise experts Echo Barrier have landed a deal which will see their award-winning acoustic barriers being used across the globe.

Long Melford Bull Lane development.
Councillors John Watts chair of planning Long Melford PC, John Nunn parish and district councillor and Richard Kemp Parish district and county councillor
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‘Hundreds’ go to Long Melford homes meeting

A meeting to discuss controversial plans to build 71 new Long Melford homes attracted scores of residents last night.

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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.

Sleepiness linked to traffic noise and pollution

Sleepiness linked to traffic noise and pollution

Nodding off in the middle of the day may be down to pollution generated by traffic, suggests new research.

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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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From frontline of the Cold War to tranquil haven of peace

It’s hard to imagine a more peaceful spot ... groves of trees with sun filtering through the leaves, banks of scarlet poppies, and golden cornfields stretching into the distance.

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Warning of up to 50mm of bank holiday rain across the east

It is only to be expected for a bank holiday weekend, but the Met Office has today issued a heavy rain on Saturday and Sunday.

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