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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.

Jennie Schofield is unhappy with parking by parents picking up their children from Woodhall Primary School. Picture Mark Westley

Residents blast inconsiderate parents at Sudbury school pick-up time

A couple have hit out at what they describe as dangerous parking near a Sudbury primary school during peak times.

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Ormiston Sudbury Academy Open Week 2017. Picture submitted.

Sudbury school open week hailed a success

Ormiston Sudbury Academy showcased its facilities and activities to prospective students, parents and the local community recently.

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Woman pleads not guilty at court to Great Cornard arson

A 20-year-old woman from Great Cornard was one of three people involved in starting a fire which caused tens of thousands of pounds worth of damage to a flat, it has been alleged.

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North Street trader says he is embarrassed by Sudbury

North Street in Sudbury has another empty shop to add to its growing collection following the closure of photography and printing shop North Street Studios.

Bishop os St Edmundsbury and Ipswich Right Reverend Martin Seeley

Updated: Suffolk’s reaction to Manchester bomb attack

The Bishop of St Edmundsbury has condemned last night’s blast at the Manchester Arena, which killed 22 and injured 59, as ‘an evil act’.

General Election husting event cancelled

Sudbury election hustings cancelled after Manchester bomb attack

A General Election hustings that was set to take place in Sudbury tonight has been cancelled following the terrorist attack in Manchester last night.

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Converted windmill chosen for award

A windmill has won the RICS East of England Tourism and Leisure award.

Long Melford Street Fair

Returning street fair in urgent need of volunteers

Organisers behind the Long Melford Street Fair say this year’s event can at least equal last year’s success – but they say volunteers are urgently needed to achieve this.

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Meeting to discuss Glemsford and Stanstead neighbourhood plan

Villagers in Glemsford and Stanstead will be able to ask questions about the creation of a neighbourhood plan at a meeting on Tuesday.

Terminally ill Steve Rooks turned up to a fundraising event at the Stevenson Centre in Great Cornard, set up for him and his family, on the back of a trike. Picture by Simon Edney

Fundraiser for terminally ill Cornard man raises more than £3K

A fundraising event for a terminally-ill man from Great Cornard has raised £3,509.

Deputy Mayor of Sudbury Sue Ayres.

Former Sudbury mayor’s big charity haul

Sudbury’s former mayor has thanked the town’s generosity for helping to raise nearly £3,000 – to be divided between her chosen charities – during her mayoral year.

Blogger Tamsin Hopkins

Blogging is just the job for eco mother Tamsin

Friends and family of 30-year-old blogger Tamsin Hopkins are taking her business more seriously since she won a coveted national award.

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Books galore on sale in Clare

More than 3,000 second-hand books will go on sale over the bank holiday to raise money for St Peter and St Paul’s Church in Clare.

All Saints Church Little Cornard having a Flower and Painitng fesitval.

Church decked out for Little Cornard flower festival

All Saints’ Church in Little Cornard was decked out in colourful floral arrangements at the weekend for this year’s village flower festival.

Celebrating the birthday of Thomas Gainsborough in Sudbury.  Piper Tricia Drawbridge, Dawn Williams, Charlotte Wheeler (9), Arthur Wheeler (6), Deputy Mayor of Sudbury Sue Ayres, Millie Strolenberg (9), Mark Bills Director of Gainsborough House, Beryl Ruse and Stephen Harper dressed as Thomas Gainsborough.

Honouring Sudbury’s famous son

The legacy of Sudbury’s ‘most famous son’ was honoured once again at the weekend, for the annual celebration of his birth in the early 18th century.

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Local plan for Braintree district moves forward

With two phases of public consultation now complete, Braintree District Council has published the latest version of its local plan for future development in the district.

James Cartlidge MP and Robert Lindsay will both be taking part in general election hustings in the area.

Election hustings for South Suffolk

Parliamentary candidates seeking to represent South Suffolk will be put through their paces in a series of hustings events leading up to next month’s general election.

Opening of Foxearth Meadws a new nature reserve. Visitors looking for fauna and wildlife.

‘Perfect’ nature reserve in Foxearth is officially opened by hundreds of visitors

More than 300 people turned up to witness the launch of Foxearth Meadows Nature Reserve on Saturday.

Chris Silverwood, Essex Cricket Club first team coach, and Sara Knight from the Forest School Association officially opened Gosfield School's new cricket pavilion and forest school classroom.

New forest school and pavilion opened in Gosfield

Gosfield School was joined by Essex County Cricket Club and the Forest School Association recently to open its new pavilion and forest classroom.

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