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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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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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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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Sudbury Bus Station
Sudbury
Picture Mark Westley

Cuts to key bus services to and from Sudbury sparks anger from residents

Cuts to numerous bus lines to and from Sudbury Bus Station in the coming weeks have resulted in frustration and concerns that the elderly and infirm will be hit hardest by the changes.

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Aerial photograph of St Gregory's Place, the new housing development at the site of the former Walnuttree Hospital in Sudbury. Photo supplied by PJ Livesey.

Homes development at former Walnuttree Hospital in Sudbury makes major progress

The developer of a new housing development at Sudbury’s former Walnuttree Hospital has released an aerial photograph showing progress at the site.

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Fenn Wright on Market Hill are celebrating a strong six months in Sudbury


Pictured: Graham Buxton (Partner), Sam Thornton (Associate Partner), Janice Woodhouse (Secretary) and Tracy Wigens (Sales Progressor)


PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Sudbury agents confident in health of town’s property and commercial markets

Sudbury’s newest estate agents have expressed confidence in the health of the town’s commercial and residential markets, after reporting a strong first six months for its local branch.

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Dedham Vale Area of Natural Beauty (AONB) and Stour Valley Forum 2017 at Shrubs Farm in Lamarsh.

Nature forum says Stour Valley must be safeguarded to cope with rising populations

An annual nature forum held near Sudbury has concluded that communities must be ready to help the Stour Valley and its landscapes cope with the rise in residential development.

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South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge welcomes Roads Minister Jesse Norman to Sudbury to make the case for a new bypass road. From left: James Cartlidge; Jesse Norman; Mark Pendlington, chair of the Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP); and Colin Noble, leader of Suffolk County Council.

MP welcomes roads minister to Sudbury to make case for bypass proposal

South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge says the necessary factors to bring Sudbury’s long-running bypass proposal into reality are at last starting to align, after welcoming a government minister to the town.

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Royal Navy veteran Scott Stafford, of Long Melford, given new lease of life after being donated a mobility scooter.

Scooter donation gives disabled Navy veteran of Long Melford new lease of life

A disabled Royal Navy veteran from south Suffolk has gained a new lease of life after receiving a mobility scooter from a British military charity.

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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

Proposal to build new 71-home estate in Long Melford granted planning approval

Plans for the development of a new estate in Long Melford containing 71 new homes has been given the green light – but opponents believe legal action remains a possibility.

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Campaign for a bypass. Pictured: Cllr Colin Spence, James Cartlidge, John Sayers, Jan and Adrian Osborn

Government’s new £1bn bypass fund renews optimism for Sudbury relief road

Long-running plans to create a £40 million relief road for Sudbury has a new opportunity to at last become reality, with the introduction of a new central government bypass fund.

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

Great Cornard council concerned Chilton Woods plan would be “over-development”

Great Cornard Parish Council has maintained its concerns about the major Chilton Woods development planned for Sudbury, following a recent meeting to discuss the latest version of the proposal.

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South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge with Hadleigh resident Christine Brindle, of the Pass Wide and Slow Campaign.

South Suffolk MP backs campaign to protect horses and riders on rural roads

South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge has voiced his support in the Houses of Parliament last week for a campaign to help safeguard horses and riders.

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Kirsty White, who runs a junior cycling club, has called for people to stop parking inconsiderately near Pot Kiln Primary School in Great Cornard.

Great Cornard resident calls for action to stop inconsiderate parking near school

A Great Cornard resident has joined the chorus of recent criticism of “disrespectful parents” inconsiderately parking on school days – and slammed Suffolk County Council for not doing enough to address it.

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South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge in Hadleigh

South Suffolk MP appointed as Parliamentary Private Secretary to Health ministers

South Suffolk Member of Parliament James Cartlidge said he is honoured to take on his new role as Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) for ministers in the Department of Health.

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Long Melford Neighbourhood Plan engagement Day 



PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Views sought on Long Melford neighbourhood plan

The views of Long Melford residents regarding the village’s neighbourhood plan are being sought, following several open day events earlier this year.

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File Shots - LAVENHAM

Pictured: The Guildhall

Suffolk Preservation Society warns of threats to countryside during AGM in Lavenham

A heritage charity believes Suffolk’s unique beauty is under threat by a recent wave of badly-designed housing developments.

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Deborah Cadman OBE who is to become Chief Executive of West Midlands Combined Authority, leaving her role as Chief Executive at Suffolk County Council

Suffolk County Council executive stepping down to take new role in West Midlands

Suffolk County Council’s chief executive Deborah Cadman is set to step down as she prepares to head off to pastures new, ending years of association with local government in Suffolk.

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Sudbury, Suffolk. Armed Forces Day 2017 - a small parade for veterans, serving personnel and cadets led by the Royal British Legion Parade Marshal, Pipers and Standards marched off from the bottom of  Market Hill  to the Town Hall.

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

PICTURES: Pipers lead the way for Sudbury Armed Forces parade

Crowds gathered to watch veterans, serving personnel and cadets take part in a parade to mark Armed Forces Day in Sudbury on Saturday.

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Scenes from The Royal Norfolk Show Norwich 2017 (Day 1 Wednesday)
Environment Secretary Michael Gove (right) during his visit to the Royal Norfolk Show on Wednesday, he is seen her with Rob Alston (left) (Vice Chairman)

Gove vows to ‘listen’ to farmers during Royal Norfolk Show visit

New to the job Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, was given a damp introduction to the world of farming in the eastern counties when he called in at the Royal Norfolk Show today.

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