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Bildeston council to consider legal action after 48-home plan is approved

Bildeston Parish Council will soon consider whether to launch another legal challenge against a plan to build 48 new homes in the village, after outline permission was granted last week.

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Long Melford Royal British Legion Social Club held a 24-hour snooker drive 

Pictured: Eddie Whymark, Paul Ambrose, Tony Habel, David Ford and Tony Cook



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Long Melford Royal British Legion’s 24-hour snooker drive raises £1,000

Members of the Long Melford branch of the Royal British Legion played snooker for 24 hours earlier this month, raising about £1,000 for two cancer charities.

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A-levels results day 2017. Ormiston Sudbury Academy - performing arts students celebrate. Photo supplied by Ormiston Sudbury Academy.

A-level students in Suffolk perform above national average

Provisional figures show the county’s students have performed well, with the number of A*-E grades awarded above the national average, according to Suffolk County Council.

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Holly Watson from Sudbury, helping to launch knife amnetsy campaign 'Bin a Blade', pictured with Cheif Inspector Martin Barnes-Smith.

More than 80 knives deposited in Sudbury during ‘Bin a Blade’ campaign

Eighty-five knives and bladed items were given up in Sudbury as part of a successful week of action by Suffolk Constabulary last month to crack down on knife crime.

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Ipswich Crown Court

Lorry driver denies causing death of Hitcham pensioner in alleged hit and run

A lorry driver has denied causing the death of a pensioner from Hitcham in an alleged hit and run.

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The Black Lion in Long Melford which is undergoing a refurb by new owners The Chestnut Group

The Black Lion in Long Melford is to open shortly after refurbishment by The Chestnut Group

The Black Lion in Long Melford will be opening this autumn after a major refurbishment following its purchase by hospitality company the Chestnut Group.

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Little Waldingfield, Suffolk. Officers from the Metropolitan Police Service and members of the Box River Church Benefice are gathering at the Church of St Lawrence in Little Waldingfield, to mark 200 years since the birth of Suffolk man Robert Branford, the first black policeman in history to be recruited into the Metropolitan Police.

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PICTURES: Little Waldingfield remembers Met’s first black officer

The legacy of a ground-breaking Suffolk man, who was the first ever black officer recruited by the Metropolitan Police Service, was commemorated in Little Waldingfield last week.

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Phil Clark, site manager at Konings, Boxford

Boxford drinks firm responds to fears about proposed £35m expansion

A drinks maker hoping to build a £35 million expansion at its Boxford site has sought to address growing opposition to the plans.

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Delphi Diesel Systems in Sudbury.

Sudbury Chamber of Commerce preparing strategy to deal with Delphi closure

Sudbury Chamber of Commerce says steps must be taken to attract new employment avenues to replace the 520 jobs that will be lost by 2020 when one of the town’s largest employers closes down.

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Buses, Suffolk. Pat and Basil Pilgrim, of Bures, celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on August 16, 2017.

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Bures couple celebrates 65 years of marriage alongside family

It is very rare for a couple to reach the huge milestone of 65 years of marriage – but long-time Bures residents Pat and Basil Pilgrim put it down simply to a bit of ‘give and take’.

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Ipswich Crown Court

Hartest man jailed for taking indecent images of young girls in Sudbury

A Hartest man who admitted taking pictures up the skirts of young girls in Sudbury was jailed on Wednesday.

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A-levels results day 2017. Ormiston Sudbury Academy - Tonia Lawes with head of humanities David Grocott and history teacher Jeff Toose. Photo supplied by Ormiston Sudbury Academy.

A-LEVELS ROUND-UP: Suffolk students celebrate top grades on results day

The wait is over for A-level students across the Suffolk Free Press area, as sixth-formers found out today whether they managed to make the grade.

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Group shot of Sudbury Carnival Queens Court. Helpers, volunteers, parents princes and princesses with the Queen Ashleigh Stohr (15) (Purple dress)

PREVIEW: Sudbury set for big annual town carnival this Sunday

Carnival fever is set to take over Sudbury on Sunday for one of the town’s main annual events, with organisers hoping to make a memorable day for all visitors.

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The Bridge Project in Sudbury is the first public place in the UK to install a Tovertafel 'Magic Table' to stimulate physical, mental and social activity.

Sudbury’s Bridge Project installs ‘magic table’ to help people with dementia

A Sudbury social enterprise has become the first UK public facility to install an innovative new piece of technology to help promote well-being in those living with dementia or learning disabilities.

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Lavenham, Suffolk. De Vere House in Lavenham which is on the market for �995,000. The house appeared in the Harry Potter films.

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Historic Lavenham home known as Harry Potter’s birthplace on sale for almost £1m

One of the most historically fascinating houses in Lavenham, which had a part to play in a Harry Potter film, is on the market for just under £1 million.

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Donation to Suffolk Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SoBS) at Waitrose in Sudbury.

Sudbury shoppers raise £490 for Suffolk Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide

Waitrose supermarket customers in Sudbury have raised almost £500 for the Suffolk Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (Sobs), after taking part in the monthly Community Matters scheme.

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Have your say on Halstead policing and crime at public meeting

People living or working in Halstead have been invited to give their views on local crime and policing in a public meeting at the start of next month.

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Ipswich Crown Court

Man denies causing death of Pebmarsh woman by dangerous driving

A 72-year-old man has denied causing the death of a great-grandmother from Pebmarsh by dangerous driving.

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PepsiCo Copella juice factory at Boxford Farm, Suffolk.

Two parish councils oppose Boxford drinks maker’s £35m factory expansion plans

Two parish councils have voiced their opposition to a drinks factory’s proposed £35 million expansion, over fears the local roads cannot sustain the expected large rise in HGV traffic.

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Sudbury resident Sally Lambert is concerned the cash point at the local Sainsbury's store may contain a number of fake notes, after an embarrassing incident where she withdrew some money from the machine that turned out to be counterfeit, before unknowingly trying to spend it at the shop.



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Sudbury woman ‘humiliated’ after unknowingly withdrawing fake cash

A shopper, who said she felt treated like a criminal at a Sudbury supermarket after unknowingly withdrawing fake money, believes it could have happened to anyone who used the cash machine.

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