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£8.8m study funding for key East Anglia rail upgrade approved

A multi-million pound package has been agreed to pay for a feasibility study of a proposed major upgrade to East Anglia’s rail network.

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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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A car has crashed into The Long Melford Practice in Cordell Road. Picture by John Nunn

Woman injured as car crashes into Long Melford surgery

A woman has been left with minor injuries after a vehicle crashed into The Long Melford Practice.

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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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UPDATE: One person injured in Sudbury crash

Gainsborough Street in Sudbury was closed yesterday after a two-vehicle collision.

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James Cartlidge MP at Sudbury station

Meeting about new rail depot including wheel lathe which should ‘boost local area’

Members of the public are invited to a meeting to find out more about Greater Anglia’s plans for a new rail maintenance depot on the Suffolk/Essex border.

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Driver rescued from car roof after being stranded in body of water in Whatfield

A driver was rescued from a body of water in Whatfield after calling emergency services while stranded on the roof of his car.

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Crowdfunding page set up for family of Shane Frost, 25, killed in Long Melford crash

A 25-year-old man who was killed in a collision in Long Melford has been named.

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Town’s 12-mile diversion

Some Sudbury residents could be facing a 12-mile, 30 minute diversion next week due to works being carried out by Anglian Water.

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The 'Sand Rover' is used to drop sand on to the tracks of the Sudbury-Marks Tey branch line.

Sand Rover used to aid Sudbury branch’s rail reliability

Rail service reliability and the infamous ‘leafgate’ rail cancellations that took place in Autumn 2015 were avoided this year on the Sudbury-Marks Tey branch line, helped in part by a Sand Rover.

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Woman in Sudbury drink-drive arrest after crashing car with two children in the vehicle

A woman was arrested on suspicion of drink driving in Sudbury on Sunday night after a collision while two children were in the vehicle.

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Newton Road, Sudbury

Newton Road in Sudbury to be closed until end of week at least after continued sink hole problems

One of the main routes to and from Sudbury will continue to be obstructed while repairs are carried out where a road previously collapsed.

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A large sink hole appeared in Newton Road, Sudbury.

Sudbury sinkhole road closes again after drivers experience dip in the road

Newton Road in Sudbury has been closed again just a day after it reopened following works to repair a sink hole.

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A large sink hole appeared in Newton Road, Sudbury.

Road reopens after Sudbury sink hole repairs are completed

A main road in Sudbury has reopened after works to repair a large sink hole have been completed.

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Train leaving King's Lynn Railway Station

Millions set to fund studies of East Anglia rail upgrade plans

A multi-million pound package has been drawn up to pay for detailed analysis of the work needed to upgrade a key bottleneck on East Anglia’s rail network.

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Accident news.

Police cycling safety campaign after serious collisions on Suffolk roads

Following two recent serious road traffic collisions in Newmarket resulting in the death of one cyclist and serious injury to another, Suffolk Police want to remind those using the county’s roads of the importance in working together to stay safe.

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Icy roads expected tomorrow

Ice warning for East Anglia’s rush hour tomorrow

The Met Office has issued a warning of ice on untreated roads tomorrow morning as showers fall on freezing ground.

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Woman seriously injured in crash in Foxearth Picture by Simon Traylen

Woman airlifted to hospital in serious condition after crashing into a tree in Foxearth near Sudbury

A woman has been seriously injured after her vehicle crashed into a tree in Foxearth near Sudbury this morning.

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Sinkhole in Newton Road, Sudbury. Photo: Anglian Water.

Could Sudbury sink hole have been avoided? Residents reported cracks in the road

Questions have been asked of whether a sink hole in Sudbury could have been avoided after a least two reports of cracks in the road were made.

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Britain’s most expensive train fare revealed

Britain’s most expensive train fare revealed

A train journey spanning barely half the country has been revealed as the country’s most expensive standard class ticket available to passengers.

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