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Plans for homes in Newton rejected

A planning application for 10 homes to be built in Newton has been rejected by Babergh District Council’s planning committee.

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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
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‘Melford homes plan should be refused’ - officer

A planning application to build 71 new homes in Long Melford which has received nearly 200 objections from residents has been recommended for refusal.

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Sheltered housing in Mid Suffolk and Babergh set to change - more homes to be available for general rent

Sheltered housing in Babergh and Mid Suffolk is set to change following a major review of the needs of older people in the two districts.

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Plans for Sudbury's new bus station in Girling Street car park. ANL-160928-171750001

Sudbury town council says no to bus station proposal

An application to turn Girling Street car park in Sudbury into the town’s new bus station was recommended for refusal by councillors citing safety issues, traffic congestion and a lack of pick-up points.

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Girling Street Carpark Simon Barrett and David Holland at the car park where there are plans to build the new bus station.
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Bus station revolt within steering group ranks

The plans for Sudbury’s proposed new bus station in Girling Street took a hit this week when a steering group member criticised the plans and the ‘sham’ consultation.

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Criticised Hadleigh plans given green light

Despite unanimous opposition from the town council outline planning permission has been granted for 14 new homes to be built on land north of Castle Road and Gallows Hill in Hadleigh

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Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children as young as 11 drink the equivalent of almost a bath full of sugary drinks every year, Cancer Research UK has warned.

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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
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More opposition to Melford homes

Opposition to build 71 homes in Long Melford has received criticism from heritage organisations on top of objections raised by residents and councillors.

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MP’s column - ‘Poppies are a reminder of the price of war’

I would not dispute that the biggest global event this month has clearly been the election of Donald Trump to the White House.

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Boxford, Linda Chaytor was without a phone at her home for 8 weeks after moving in. Picture Mark Westley ANL-161122-152702009

‘Miraculous’ result after BT nightmare leaves family with health concerns

A son who feared for the safety of his frail father who was without phone access has described the speed at which BT got to work once the press got involved as ‘miraculous’.

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This week in 1974 - Birmingham pub bombings and Last Tango in Paris banned

This week in 1974 - Birmingham pub bombings and Last Tango in Paris banned

This week, 42 years ago, the Birmingham Pub Bombings took place. On November 21, 1974, bombs were planted in two Birmingham pubs – the Mulberry Bush and the Tavern in the Town. The explosions killed 21 people and injured 182 others.

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DRIVE FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN: Max sentence for death by dangerous driving may be increased to 20 years

DRIVE FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN: Max sentence for death by dangerous driving may be increased to 20 years

Speculation is rife that the Government’s long awaited review of dangerous driving offences and penalties may consider the possibility of increasing the maximum sentence for death by dangerous driving from 14 years to 20 years.

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Plans for Sudbury's new bus station in Girling Street car park. ANL-160928-171750001

‘Fight over Sudbury bus station is far from over’ say campaigners

Campaigners opposing plans for Sudbury’s bus station to be moved to Girling Street car park have said the fight will go on after a full planning application is submitted.

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Plans for Sudbury's new bus station in Girling Street car park. ANL-160928-171750001

Consultation for Sudbury’s new bus station goes live as full application submitted

You can now comment on the full application for a new bus station in Sudbury to be built on the Girling Street Car Park site.

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John Watts is concerned for the future of education as he feels teachers and particularly heads are under too much pressure. ANL-161115-153543009

Former headteacher has concerns over the job

A former headteacher has expressed his concerns over the future of education as increasing numbers of teachers and headteachers leave the profession early.

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Council to decide on extra PCSO

Councillors in Sudbury will have to decide whether to fully fund an additional Pcso for the town when police funding for the current part funded Pcso ends on March 31.

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Homes all gone to locals says developer

New private homes built in Boxford have all been sold to people with a connection to the village, developers have confirmed.

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‘Someone will die at blackspot’ - speed restrictions to be put in at Cornard-Bures B1508 ‘car graveyard’

Speed changes are to be made at an accident blackspot on the B1508 described by one resident as a ‘car graveyard’ following the latest crash.

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LATEST: West Norfolk Council rejects devolution

West Norfolk councillors have emphatically rejected devolution proposals at a meeting in King’s Lynn tonight.

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