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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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Check you are registered to vote in June’s General Election

With three weeks to go to the General Election are you sure your are registered to vote?

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Sarah Page, the mayor of Sudbury for the 2017/2018 town council year. Photo: Thomas Malina.

Sarah is ‘deeply honoured’ to be mayor of Sudbury

The new mayor of Sudbury said she is “very humbled and deeply honoured” to have been chosen for the role – just two years after first joining the town council.

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Long Melford Neighbourhood Plan engagement Day 

Pictured: Erin Ablitt and Ava Liskus from Long Melford Primary School 

PICTURE: Mecha Morton

A look at Long Melford’s future

Long Melford residents have given their thoughts on what shape the village should take in the future, in the first major consultation into a neighbourhood plan.

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Colin Wright - new Gt Cornard parish councillor
Picture Mark Westley

Delight as pair join Great Cornard Parish Council

A pair of Great Cornard residents have expressed their delight at joining their local parish council, after winning Thursday’s by-election.

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Simon Barrett.

Councillor quits in leadership tussle

Sudbury businessman Simon Barrett has resigned from his position as deputy leader of Babergh District Council after a failed leadership challenge.

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The poor road surface in Brent Eleigh car park

Fed-up Brent Eleigh villagers told repairs are coming

Fed-up villagers have been forced to carry out their own road repairs – after waiting more than nine months for a council to do the work.

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Open day for local plan to help shape Long Melford

An open day is being held in Long Melford on Tuesday to have their say on the village’s future.

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Conservatives secure majority of Suffolk County Council seats in Babergh divisions

The Conservatives have won the majority of seats in Babergh in the Suffolk County Council elections.

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Tories keep Essex County Council seats in Hedingham and Halstead divisions

Conservative councillor David Finch has retained his seat on Essex County Council.

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James Cartlidge MP was guest of honour at Lavenham Forums annual general meeting

‘Promoting rural business a priority’ says MP at forum

South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge has stressed the importance of rural business during a meeting with members of Lavenham Forum.

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Sudbury Green Belt Group at green space on the edge of Sudbury near the health centre.

Sudbury’s wildlife is vanishing, warns conservationist

Campaigners have warned that wildlife in Sudbury is disappearing at a frightening rate, amid calls for more green space in the town.

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Long Melford Bull Lane development. Councillors John Watts chair of planning Long Melford PC, John Nunn parish and district councillor and Richard Kemp Parish district and county councillor Picture Mark Westley

New homes plan for Melford stalls again due to fresh evidence

A decision on plans to build 71 homes in Long Melford has been postponed again – due to new evidence provided by the parish council.

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Great Cornard Dove House Meadow Mill Tye
Picture Mark Westley

Long-running Sudbury-Cornard footpath saga set to be resolved

Work on a bridge connecting a footpath between Sudbury and Great Cornard should start in the coming months.

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Robert Lindsay

Theft of Suffolk County Council election boards

A Green Party candidate’s campaign for the Suffolk County Council elections has been hit by a spate of thefts.

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Suffolk County Council's headquarters at Endeavour House, Ipswich

‘Watch this space’ on future merger of Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils

The future of Babergh’s soon-to-close offices and the growing ties with Mid Suffolk were discussed by councillors in Sudbury last week.

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James Cartlidge MP

South Suffolk MP surprised by snap election but vows to stand again

South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge says he will stand for re-election in June’s snap election but admits he was surprised by Prime Minister Teresa May’s decision.

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