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Check your county poll vote

Now is the time to check you are registered to vote if you want to take part in the Suffolk and Norfolk county council elections on May 4.

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Conservative campaign for a Sudbury relief road. Pictured: Cllr Colin Spence, James Cartlidge, John Sayers, Jan and Adrian Osborn

Report finds that £40m Sudbury bypass would bring economic benefits

A business case has indicated that a £40million western relief road in Sudbury would be good for business, as well as helping to reduce traffic.

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Derek Williams is retiring form  Bures Hamlet Parish Council after 48 years

PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Council stalwarts in Cornard and Bures get ready to say farewell

Two councillors who have racked up decades of service between them have decided to call it a day.

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Harriett Steer. Picture by Paul Nixon

‘We ran and locked ourselves in’ South Suffolk MP’s aid describes London terror attack

It should have been a time of celebration for staff of Lavenham Butchers on Wednesday, instead they got caught up in the terrorist attacks in Westminster.

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Paramedics on the scene outside the Houses of Parliament where an incident is unfolding, March 22 2107. See National News story NNCOMMONS; Police have reportedly shot a knifeman who stabbed an officer. The House of Parliament has been locked down after the as two men are being treated inside the grounds. Pictures from the scene appear to show a car crashed into railings outside the building just before 3pm. George Eaton tweeted: "Police have just shot a man who was attacking officers at parliament's entrance."

Region’s politicians unite in horror at Westminster terror attack

MPs and councillors from across East Anglia’s political divide have spoken of their horror at yesterday’s terrorist attack in Westminster.

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The Sandy Lane Area Action Group in Sudbury has launched a petition for traffic calming measures to take place on Ballingdon Street  Pictured: John Sayers and Theo Bird    PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Petition for changes on busy Sudbury road

The Sandy Lane and Area Action Group has launched a petition for traffic calming measures to be put in on the A131 in Sudbury.

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Clare town sign

Trio contest by-election for vacant Clare Town Council seat

Three candidates are going head-to-head in a nail-biting contest for a single place on a town council.

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Resident Peter Hall outside the bridge in Bridge Terrace

Change to homes bid sparks more concern

Concerns have been raised about the potential development of a former quarry site in Sudbury.

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The Suffolk branch of Women Against State Pension Inequality took part in a march in London

Women join protest over pension age

Comedian Peter Serafinowicz attended a protest march in London on Wednesday for Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI).

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Birds Farm, Belchamp Walter, (road between Puttock End and Stettles Farm Road)
A road between Belchamp Walter and Belchamp Otten is being closed for repairs by Essex county council with just 4 days notice. The closure comes right in the middle of Birds Farm Trees two-week selling season meaning they could lose an entire years salary.
Peter Moore owner of the nursery.
Picture Mark Westley

‘Road closure could cost us a year’s salary’ - concern over planned roadworks

The owners of a tree nursery in Belchamp Walter fear they could lose a year’s salary because of a road closure during their peak two-week selling season.

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Signs put up for new speed limit between Great Cornard and Bures

Signs have gone up for a new speed limit between Great Cornard and Bures in a bid to reduce speeding and accidents.

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Family’s frustration at delay in plan for Isobel

A disabled five-year-old girl is still waiting for a council to approve a healthcare plan – nearly a year after undergoing assessments.

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Sudbury's protest against the possible cuts to the fire service in the town and the possible loss of the town's second fire engine in 2015.

Figures show fire service response times are falling as repeated calls are made for a full-time crew in Sudbury

Latest figures from Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service show falling response times and fewer on-call firefighters.

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Budget announcement

Disappointment in Suffolk over Budget announcement

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce said it was disappointed by the plans set out in the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s budget yesterday.

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Babergh district council offices

Picture Mark Westley

Babergh in BBC’s housing enforcers show

Two members of staff from Babergh and Mid Suffolk’s Supported Living Schemes will once again feature in the latest series of the BBC One daytime show ‘The Housing Enforcers’.

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Nick Barrett (right) owns Scutchers restaurant in Long Melford, here seen at the Sudbury Food and Drink Festival.

Babergh orders judicial review into own planning decision after councillor voted on application involving family member

Babergh District Council has applied for a judicial review – into a decision taken by its own planning committee.

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Brendan Wren is concerned he could be made homeless by changes to adult support provision

Adults with support needs share fears after changes to Sudbury housing scheme

A group of vulnerable adults have expressed concern after being given notice to leave their homes in Sudbury without any promise of alternative accommodation.

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Babergh District Council is moving to Suffolk County Council's headquarters at Endeavour House, Ipswich

Face to face contact is sacrosanct says Babergh leader ahead of move

The leader of Babergh District Council has said that any local resident who continues to need face-to-face contact with the authority will continue to receive it.

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New homes plan for Boxford is opposed by villagers

Villagers turned out in force to oppose plans for more homes to be built as part of a second phase of development in Boxford.

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Babergh district council offices

Picture Mark Westley

Babergh agrees 3.4% council tax increase

Babergh residents will pay a higher council tax after councillors voted in favour of a 3.4 per cent precept increase as part of its 2017/18 budget.

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