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Sudbury pupils learn how to stay safe online

A Sudbury primary school has used a global awareness day to highlight the importance of internet safety.

Sudbury's community wardens

Wardens busy chopping trees and clearing roads as Storm Doris hits Sudbury

Sudbury’s community wardens have been busy all day as Storm Doris hits the town.

Argos in Sudbury

Poundland and Argos to close in Sudbury town centre

Argos and Poundland are the latest shops in Sudbury to confirm they will be closing their North Street stores.

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Driver rescued from car roof after being stranded in body of water in Whatfield

A driver was rescued from a body of water in Whatfield after calling emergency services while stranded on the roof of his car.

Red powercut markers are covering UK Power Network's live power cut map of Suffolk

Doris turns the lights out for thousands

Thousands of people are without power across Suffolk as engineers struggle to cope with the damage Storm Doris has brought.

Trees blown town by Storm Doris in Ridley Road on Bury St Edmunds' Westley Estate
Picture by: Richard Fogelberg

UPDATED: Storm Doris brings bridge and park closures, power cuts and fallen trees to Suffolk

The A14 Orwell Bridge has been closed due to strong winds caused by Storm Doris.

New number is aiming to support those who experience power cuts in their area

Vulnerable should register for extra power cut help

As Storm Doris hits electricity supplies in Suffolk, MP Matt Hancock has urged the vulnerable to sign up for special power cut help.

Superhero day at Tudor Primary School in Sudbury.

Little heroes learn about super powers

As part of the new RE curriculum across the diocese, early years pupils at Tudor Primary School have been learning about superheroes, thinking about Jesus as a hero and how they can become superheroes, too.

Sarah Prentice wants to know what will happen to her dad's dementia group at the Jubilee Centre

Suffolk dementia services change leaves users worried about help groups

The charity behind a new Suffolk dementia service has been criticised for failing to keep users informed of what is happening to the existing groups they use.

Gainsborough's House, Gainsboroughs House, 46-47 Gainsborough St, Sudbury
Family Event at Gainsboroughs House -Layering The Land
Victoria Lindsell with her girls Florence and Roseanna
Picture Mark Westley

Children take over Gainsborough’s House

Gainsborough’s House museum and art gallery was taken over by children last week as 57 youngsters learnt the skills of Thomas Gainsborough as they created their own masterpieces.

Storm Doris is likely to cause damage across the east on Thursday

UPDATED: Storm Doris could bring 80mph gusts to East Anglia and Orwell Bridge closure

The Met Office has upgraded its warnings of high winds and heavy rain affecting East Anglia on Thursday while drivers are warned Orwell Bridge may close.

Babergh district council offices

Picture Mark Westley

Babergh agrees 3.4% council tax increase

Babergh residents will pay a higher council tax after councillors voted in favour of a 3.4 per cent precept increase as part of its 2017/18 budget.

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The Atkinsons Action Horses from the BBC's Poldark

Countdown begins to the Suffolk Show

Organisers of the Suffolk Show are preparing an action-packed programme with some new features for the celebration of the county’s heritage.

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Little Waldingfield neighbourhood plan

A consultation has been launched following an application by Little Waldingfield Parish Council to designate the area to be covered by their Neighbourhood Development Plan.

Second World War experience day at Pot Kiln Primary School in Great Cornard.

Pupils get a taste of life in War-time Britain

Children at Pot Kiln Primary School in Great Cornard, experienced living history before the half-term holidays.

Milton landfill site . Picture: Keith Heppell

Corrie’s mum backs police on safety precautions for tip search

Mother of missing airman Corrie McKeague has backed police over delays to the search of a landfill site in Cambridgeshire and fears there is a ‘good possibility’ he is in there.

James Cartlidge MP

‘Trump should be given state visit’ says South Suffolk MP despite expressing his and constituents’ concerns

South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge spoke out against rescinding an offer for US President Donald Trump to make a state visit to Britain despite sharing his and his constituents’ concerns at a parliamentary debate on Monday.

Lincolnshire Police news.

Renewed appeal for information after 25-year-old dies in Long Melford crash

Police investigating a fatal road traffic collision in Long Melford at the weekend are renewing their appeal for witnesses.

Pc Luke Pitchford and police dog Tex

Missing man saved by police dog handler

A dog handler and his police dog located a missing man in a cemetery and helped save his life.

Young sailor Harold Lock

Sudbury’s final survivor from Second World War Japanese ‘death camps’ has died aged 93

Harold Lock, the final Sudbury survivor from the Second World War Japanese Prisoner of War (POW) camps has died aged 93.

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