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Famous musician joins Smile Festival in Sudbury in memory of Arran Tosh

A well-renowned singer-songwriter has said he is honoured to play a part in an upcoming Sudbury music festival in memory of Arran Tosh, the teenager who died from a brain tumour.

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Clare Castle Country Park


PICTURE: Mecha Morton

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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Thomas Gainsborough School Science Fair 

Pictured: Bubbles (and setting light to them!)


PICTURE: Mecha Morton

PICTURES: Sudbury school’s annual Science Fair is a big hit

Schoolchildren watched in awe as experiments involving dancing flames and giant exploding bubbles took place this week.

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David Holland.

Sudbury town and district councillor steps down

A Sudbury town and district councillor has resigned from both of his roles, stating he felt he could no longer complete the goals he set out to deliver when he entered local government.

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James Cartlidge at Sudbury train station.

Gainsborough railway line benefits from share of £1.1 million investment

The community organisation running Sudbury’s branch line to Marks Tey is to get more funding from Greater Anglia.

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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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Hartest Primary School head Matthew Coombs take a big leap to officially launch the opening of the refurbished school swimming pool.

Fundraiser enables Hartest school to open refurbished swimming pool

Children, parents and carers took part in a barbecue and pet parade organised by the Friends of Hartest School.

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Members of the West Suffolk Cancer Support group with their �2,000 cheque for My Wish Charity

Cancer support group gives £2k to West Suffolk Hospital charity

Heart-shaped cushions have helped raised thousands of pounds for the West Suffolk Hospital charity.

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Gary Harvey, Group CEO of The MEL Group based in Sudbury.

Sudbury’s MEL Group acquires Sussex firm Oldbury Engineering

Sudbury-based engineering specialist MEL Aviation has acquired an engineering firm in West Sussex.

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Greater Anglia trains

Free Armed Forces Day train travel for active service personnel and veterans

Greater Anglia is supporting Armed Forces Day with free travel tomorrow for active service personnel and veterans.

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Tributes have been paid to Izzy Cottrell, 17, of Boxford, who died after a serious car collision at Hadleigh on June 17.

Tributes to 17-year-old Boxford girl Izzy who died in car crash at Hadleigh

The family of 17-year-old Boxford resident Isabelle Cottrell – known as Izzy – who died following a car crash in Hadleigh on Saturday, has described her a “wonderful typical teenager” who leaves a hole that can never be filled.

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Ipswich Crown Court

Sex abuse allegations for Alpheton harpist

One of the world’s most renowned harpists, who has played privately for the Royal family, has appeared in court accused of sexually abusing a teenage boy.

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FEATURE:  Tony Gearing, founder of the Young People of the Year charity


PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Founder of Suffolk young people’s movement awarded MBE

Tony Gearing, who runs a befriending scheme at a care home in Sudbury, has been made a Member of the British Empire in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

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The Delphi cycling team from Sudbury is cycling 216 miles across Europe in three days to raise money for Alzheimer's Research UK. Pictured from left: Russell Edwards, Phil Ramsey, Darren Theobold, Rob Davies, Mike Bampton and Mike Felton.

Sudbury Delphi team begin epic trek from Paris to Luxembourg for Alzheimer’s Research

A six-strong team of employees at Delphi in Sudbury sets off from Paris today on a three-day, 216-mile charity cycling marathon.

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Delphi Diesel Systems.

‘Poor decisions’ put 520 jobs at risk at Delphi in Sudbury, says union leader

Up to 520 jobs in Sudbury could be at risk, after one of the biggest employers in the area announced it was considering the long-term future of its local plant.

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Suffolk MPs celebrate the first ever Suffolk Day at the 2017 State Opening of Parliament.

Communities across the county mark first ever Suffolk Day

Communities all across the county joined together for the first Suffolk Day this week, to recognise all that is great about the region.

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Police appeal after vehicle thefts occur in Sudbury

Suffolk Police has called for vigilance and appealed for witnesses following a number of vehicle thefts in Sudbury.

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Villagers in Liston are against plans to develop former factory site to homes, quadrupling size of village

Long Melford councillors add to growing opposition to 122-home plan in Liston

Long Melford Parish Council has expressed its opposition to plans for a major homes development in nearby Liston, echoing the concerns of Foxearth and Liston Parish Council.

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Clare's 'Party in the Park 2017' will be on July 1

Party in the Park 2017 at Clare Castle Country Park

Clare’s ‘Party in the Park’ is on July 1 and promises to be bigger and better than ever.

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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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