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Proposed lease changes at Clare Country Park spark dispute

Proposed changes to the lease arrangement at Clare Castle Country Park (CCCP) has sparked a dispute which saw tempers erupt at a town council meeting last week.

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Cavendish village
Cavendish Open Gardens
20 gardens open and proceeds divided between St Nicholas Hospice Care and Cavendish Community Council.
Paul and Sue Ricketts
Picture Mark Westley

PICTURES: Cavendish Open Gardens showcase is a scorcher

The shade of trees and woody garden plots were sought after in Cavendish last weekend as its open gardens event proved a scorcher.

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PepsiCo Copella juice factory at Boxford Farm, Suffolk.

Boxford drinks firm plans to invest £35 million and create over 100 new jobs

A drinks factory is planning a major expansion to its Boxford base, pledging to invest £35 million and create more than 100 new jobs.

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A hot dog keeping cool

Suffolk temperatures soar to more than 30C

We may not have hit the highs reached further inland, but Suffolk still saw temperatures getting into the 30s.

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Lavenham Secret gardens
Ella, Jessica and Grace Iliffe from Newton Green
Picture Mark Westley

Lavenham places spotlight on hidden garden gems

Large and small gardens, hidden from sight behind homes dotted around Lavenham, brought delight to visitors’ last weekend.

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Pupils from primary schools across the area visit the Thomas Gainsborough School in Great Cornard for a Science fair.    Kids from Long Melford Primary school watch a firey demonstration!

Sudbury’s Thomas Gainsborough School science fair fires up for return next week

More than 600 primary schoolchildren are set to converge on Sudbury next week for a spectacular annual science fair.

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Chelsworth open gardens

l-r: Cliff Marin, Joy Martin, John Maisey, Pat Maisey

Chelsworth Open Gardens event approaching 50th anniversary

A Suffolk village first, which has spawned a nationwide enthusiasm, is celebrating its 50th anniversary later this month.

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Pent low, Essex. John & Jo Wilsdon the new landlords of the Pinkuah Arms, in Pentlow which has opened again after a 3 month closure.

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

New Pinkuah landlords bring village hub back to life

John and Jo Wilsdon have moved to Suffolk in a bid to restore a village pub to the centre of community life.

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Sudbury Green Belt Group at green space on the edge of Sudbury near the health centre.

Sudbury Green Belt Group discusses aims

Sudbury Green Belt Group met recently to discuss future development and the need for open spaces.

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Oxford, Suffolk. 24 garden open their gates to the public around the suffolk village of Boxford as part of their annual open gardens day. Pictured is Fran Gregor-Smith Mary's House garden. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Area attracts hundreds of visitors as residents take part in open gardens events

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Major Iain grahame, owner of Daws Hall Nature Reserve, has some upcoming open days. He has 'one of the country's biggest selections of roses' 

Pictured: Major Iain Grahame with the rose 'Rambling Rector' (c.1820)


PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Smell the roses at Daws Hall open day

One of the largest collections of old-fashioned roses can be seen at Daws Hall in Lamarsh this month.

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Edyta Janaszek and Sky with Richard Davy from Admore Veterinary Group.

Great Cornard woman saves pooch from ‘disgusting’ life

An animal lover, who drove hundreds of miles to rescue an unwanted dog, has launched an appeal to help pay for its veterinary care.

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Wakes Colne, Essex. Transport extravaganza at the East Anglian Railway Museum in Wakes Colne. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Steaming back to the past - East Anglian Railway Museum puts on a show for bank holiday weekend

Crowds flocked to see trains, buses and vintage cars on display at the East Anglian Railway Museum.

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Help hedgehogs in Halstead

Help hedgehogs in Halstead

Halstead in Bloom is asking people to help the town’s hedgehogs.

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Adrian Walters is a ranger for the Sudbury Common Lands Charity

Stay safe on river, warns Sudbury warden

Sudbury common lands ranger Adrian Walters has reminded people to be careful and not to jump or dive into the River Stour this summer.

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The Met Office warns of difficult driving conditions in worst hit areas

Warning of two weeks worth of rain in an hour for East Anglia

The Met office has warned that torrential rain could bring localised flooding and difficult driving conditions to East Anglia tomorrow afternoon and evening.

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Anton Martin, Arable Farmer at Lodge Farm and Ella Martin, Founder of Lodge Farm Honey

It’s all about the honey for busy bee farmers from Colne Engaine

Ella Martin set up honey hives at her farm two years ago and the small harvest they produced went to her family.

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Maureen and Keith Morris at the Foxearth site in 2002

Foxearth reserve born out of one man’s mission

The former owner of Foxearth’s new nature reserve is hoping as many people as possible can enjoy the wildlife on display.

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Lavenham set for orienteering day

The Lavenham Woodland Project hopes to embed Dyehousefield Wood as part of the local community with the launch of a new orienteering course next month.

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Sudbury pupils go fishing for compliments with colourful craft work

Fabulous fish in all sorts of colours and sizes have been coming to school with children at Tudor Road Primary School this week.

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