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Thomas Gainsborough School students recognised for successes

Students at Thomas Gainsborough School in Great Cornard have been rewarded for their successes and achievements in recent awards ceremonies.

Jay Rayner and Nigella Lawson present the Best Retailer award to Rafis Spicebox at the Observer Food Awards 2017, held at the Freemasons' Hall in central London.

Indian deli in Sudbury scoops Best Independent Retailer award

A Sudbury business has been named as the Best Independent Retailer in the 2017 Observer Food Monthly Awards.

Tony Martin (pictured front and centre) with the Long Melford Silver Band.

Tributes hail Long Melford bandmaster as inspiration to young musicians

Tributes to the long-serving bandmaster of Long Melford Silver Band have described him as the “life and soul” of the group and an inspiration to young musicians.

The Ram, Hadleigh

Hadleigh Ram thrilled after receiving top restaurant industry award

A Suffolk-based restaurant has expressed its delight at receiving a top industry accolade from the Michelin Guide.

The Bures Music Festival Committee presented more than a dozen charities and community groups with a share of the �16,000 raised at the 2017 event.

Bures Music Festival shares £16,000 among host of good causes

Charities and community groups in Suffolk and Essex are rejoicing after benefitting from a share of £16,000 raised by this year’s Bures Music Festival.

Hardest, Suffolk. Hartest Autumn Art and Craft Market. Pictured is Alicia Mortlock with her hand made knitted dolls. 


PICTURES: High praise for Hartest arts and crafts autumn showcase

The organiser of Hartest’s third arts and crafts market of the year said she was “blown away” by the positive response to the event.

A sponsored skydive has raised �3,500 for The Bridge Project in Sudbury.

Charity skydive raises £3,500 for The Bridge Project in Sudbury

Supporters of The Bridge Project in Sudbury have raised £3,500 for the social enterprise, following a charity skydive last month.

Suffolk County Council's headquarters at Endeavour House, Ipswich

Babergh and Mid Suffolk council merger proposal set for public consultation

The possibility of Babergh and Mid Suffolk district councils dissolving and reforming as one authority has re-emerged, after a proposal was approved in principle last week.

Long Melford, Suffolk. Sudbury and District Philatelic Society Stamp Day held at Long Melford Old School. Pictured is Ray Watts, 87, who started collecting stamps at 13. looking at some Penny Black stamp from 1841.


PICTURE: Stamp Day in Long Melford draws collectors from far and wide

Stamp collectors and dealers from across East Anglia and beyond were drawn to Long Melford on Saturday for the Sudbury and District Philatelic Society Stamp Day.

James and Christina Mitcham with their son Charlie.

Sudbury mum’s party to thank charity which helped family while son was sick

The mum of a young boy, who needed life-saving treatment miles from home after his birth, will stage a party all day today to thank the charity which supported them through this difficult time.

Sandy Lane and Area Action Group in Sudbury have launched a Crowdfunder campaign to develop a computer-generated model of what a bypass for the town may look like.  Pictured: John Sayers and Theo Bird    PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Sudbury group seeks funds for computer model of potential bypass

A Sudbury residents’ group is seeking funds for a computer-generated model of what a potential bypass for the town might look like, in the hope of fostering a more informed debate.

Artist's impression of the 1,250-home Chilton Woods development

Decision on Chilton Woods development plans for Sudbury due next week

Long-awaited plans for the Chilton Woods development in Sudbury will at last be decided by Babergh District Council next week, after years in the pipeline.

Richmond Fellowship holds a roadshow in Sudbury to coincide with World Mental Health Day. Pictured: Sudbury mayor Sarah Page, centre right, with volunteers of the Richmond Fellowship.

Sudbury charity roadshow strives to tackle mental health stigma

A Sudbury charity has been raising awareness of the challenges surrounding mental health, in support of World Mental Health Day.

Julie Cave, chief executive of the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

BREAKING NEWS: Two Norfolk and Suffolk mental health trust directors quit after inspection criticism

Two senior directors of the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT), which was put into special measures for a second time last week, have resigned tonight.

Woodhall Primary School in Sudbury has renovated its wildlife garden and outdoor educational space after a big fundraising drive. Pictured: Leonie Harvey, Lyndsey Oakes, Sarah Botterall, Claire Rice, Helen Arbon and Bev King.

Fundraising drive transforms Sudbury school’s wildlife garden

A primary school in Sudbury has officially cut the ribbon on its newly-rejuvenated wildlife garden, achieved with the help of a major fundraising drive.

The Boundary Commission's proposals to move part of the Bury St Eedmunds constituency into Central Suffolk. The dark blue line is the current boundary.

Have your say on how Suffolk’s MP constituencies will change

The Boundary Commission wants to move the part of the Bury St Edmunds parliamentary constituency south east of Stowmarket into neighbouring Central Suffolk.

Richard Hibbert is MD of KSL (kitchens and bathrooms) and has just been appointed the youngest ever chairman of his trade association KBSA.
Picture Mark Westley

Sudbury interiors firm boss becomes youngest chairman of national trade association

The managing director of an interiors company in Sudbury is the youngest chairman to be appointed to his national trade association.

South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge at the Water Meadows in Sudbury. Mr Cartlidge is campaigning to deliver a bypass for the town.

Opinion split on Sudbury bypass as petitioners make case for and against

The MP for South Suffolk, who is campaigning to deliver a bypass for Sudbury, says he believes those stating their opposition to the project have chosen to do so in “a scaremongering manner.”

Hadleigh Quarry, Peyton Hall Farm, Hadleigh
Alan Shepherd is launching a petition against a planning application to build new facilities at Hadleigh Quarry. 
Picture Mark Westley

Questions mount over Hadleigh Quarry plans as opponents fear development will expand

Opponents of development plans at Hadleigh Quarry say they fear the scope of the proposals could expand in the future, arguing the current application has been ambiguous on key details.

Heaton and Abbott will be at Thetford Forest in 2018

Heaton and Abbott coming to Thetford Forest

Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott with special guest Billy Bragg have announced they will be doing a Forest Live concert in Thetford Forest on Saturday, June 9, 2018.

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