Development plan for 43 homes on former Sudbury industrial site approved

A former industrial site in Sudbury, which has stood empty for a decade, will soon be redeveloped with 43 new homes.

Sudbury student Matthew Riddle with fellow catering and hospitality students from West Suffolk College

Great Cornard student chef puts cooking skills to test at hotel gala

A budding chef from Sudbury put his culinary skills to the test by helping to prepare a four-course meal at a high-class hotel.

Former Goldsmith Maison site in Sudbury
Picture Mark Westley

Shops question timing of works to restore fire-ravaged building in Sudbury

Work to reinstate a former 19th century building, which was left a blackened ruin two years ago after a fierce blaze in Sudbury, has begun.

Christmas Indoor Craft Market, to raise money for the The Delphi Centre in Sudbury.

Pictured: Denise Davies (Organiser) with her cake stall

PICTURE: Mecha Morton

PICTURES: Indoor Christmas market helps raise awareness of Delphi Centre in Sudbury

Organisers said they had a good turnout for an indoor craft market held at Sudbury’s Delphi Centre on Saturday.

Works are underway to prepare Prado Lounge for its opening in Market Hill, Sudbury. Picture Mark Westley

Prado Lounge opening in Sudbury next week set to create 25 new jobs

A new café, bar and lounge is set to open in the centre of Sudbury next week, bringing 25 new jobs to the town in the process.

SUDBURY: Kingfisher Leisure
Centre gets �150k new gym
Kingfisher Leisure Centre, Station Road, Sudbury.
Kingfisher Team Jack Ingram, Joe Harvey, Claire Turnbull, Mandy Hammond,Claire Evans and Judie Irons
Picture Mark Westley

Sudbury’s Kingfisher Leisure Centre invests £150,000 into new gym

Kingfisher Leisure Centre in Sudbury is to get a new “modern and dynamic” gym at a cost of £150,000.

Mr Barbers The shop is part of a chain that has won a national award for hairdressing businesses.
Ben Gentillhomme, Tom Old and Jordan Roberts, NP Mark Lovell, Ricky Brooks and Tash Buce-Hall
Picture Mark Westley

Delight for Sudbury barbers after franchise wins top business award

The joint owners of the Sudbury branch of a barbers network are celebrating after winning a top award for their business.

The opening of the new Nethergate Brewery and Visitor centre in Long Melford.
Pic - Richard Marsham

Beer maker hopes to boost Long Melford tourism after opening new brewery

A Suffolk beer maker believes community pubs have a bright future ahead, after cutting the ribbon on its new mini-brewery and visitor centre in Long Melford earlier this month.

South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge and members of Babergh District Council at the launch of a new petition in support of the Sudbury bypass project.

Sudbury bypass campaign moves forward after funding secured for business case

The campaign to deliver a new bypass for Sudbury has reached a significant milestone, after funding was secured to develop an outline business case.

WICKHAM ST PAUL: Catley Cross Veterinary Clinic, Wickham St Paul, Halstead
Veterinary surgery presenting �10,000 to local charities. Catley Cross vets held a big ball and raised �10,000 which they are giving to local charities
Avril Lees manager, Becky Nott and Leila Irving with Roger Smith Volunteer Essex Air Ambulance and Rachel Card Corporate fund raiser St Nicholas Hospice Care.
Picture Mark Westley

Wickham St Paul vets give £10,000 boost to three charities

A veterinary business has raised more than £10,000 to give away to three charities.

Sudbury Vineyard Centre, Tudor Road, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 1NP The Storehouse Foodbank in Sudbury is ramping up its efforts to cope with the expected rise in demand for its services over the Christmas period. Emma Stewart-Darling Pastor and SH team leader, Vicky Leonard community liaison. Picture Mark Westley

Sudbury foodbank in high demand as cost of living rises

The Storehouse foodbank in Sudbury says rises in the cost of living and changes to the benefits system mean it expects even higher demand for its services than usual over this Christmas period.

Konings drinks factory, Stoke Road, Leavenheath

Picture Mark Westley

Conservation groups urge Boxford drinks firm to stop planned £35m expansion

Two conservation groups have implored Boxford drinks company Konings to stop its planned factory expansion because of the effect it will have on the area.

Works are taking place to renovate the giant clocks at the top of St Peter's Church in Sudbury.

Pictured: Market Hill

PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Green Party warns overdevelopment risks turning Sudbury into ‘another clone suburb’

A county councillor has warned that Sudbury must beware of growing for the sake of growth, or risk losing its character and becoming another clone suburb.

Church Road, Twinstead
Physiotherapist Charlotte Bingham-Wallis is launching a bag-making business, Belo, which will donate part of its profits to pay for food deliveries to impoverished areas in Brazil.
Picture Mark Westley

Twinstead woman launches bag business to help feed hungry people in Brazil

After being shocked by the widespread poverty while on a visit to South America, physiotherapist Charlotte Bingham-Wallis decided to find a creative way to support those struggling to feed themselves.

The Black Lion Long Melford.
The hotel was bought by the Chestnut Group and has been refurbished into a boutique hotel.
Gabby Rush, Ned Pardoe, opperations manager Christian Drysdale and Chef Pete Narvidge 
Picture Mark Westley

Long Melford hotel re-opens after major refurbishment project

A project to renovate a Long Melford hotel, country pub and restaurant is complete – with The Black Lion now open for business.

Former Long Melford Primary School headteacher Paula Hagan.

Former Long Melford headteacher given lifetime ban for severe negligence

A headteacher has been banned from teaching for life after failing to meet health and safety procedures which put pupils and staff at risk.

The Town Hall,Guildhall Complex, Market Place, Hadleigh
Hadleigh Craft and Food Fair organised by Hadleigh Market Feoffment charity.
Dining Room Tea and Cake with Sue Munson, Jan Byrne, Sarah Loftus, Brian Loftus and Glenn Root.
Picture Mark Westley

PICTURES: Sweet success for Hadleigh’s annual craft and food fair

More than 500 people poured into Hadleigh’s Guildhall on Sunday to sample the delights of one of the most popular food and gift events in the town’s calendar.

Cllr Mary Evans receives advice at the CAB's Energy Clinic at Clare Library

Energy advice clinic is well received in Clare

Citizens Advice Bureau staff and volunteers have held their third successful Energy Clinic at Clare library.

Friends of the Kings Head in Pebmarsh celebrate their successful acquisition of the pub on behalf of the community. Photo by Roger Cuthbert.

Optimism high for Kings Head pub in Pebmarsh ahead of official re-opening

Hundreds of residents are expected for the official reopening of a well-known village pub this weekend, with optimism for its prospects high after its acquisition by the community.

1 King Street, Sudbury
Sarah-Marie Underhay who is opening a new shop on Saturday called Duck in Boots, pictured with her baby Rose.

Picture Mark Westley

Enterprising mum launches new Sudbury shop weeks after birth of second child

Weeks after giving birth to her second child, a Sudbury mum is about to see her life get much busier as she opens a new business.

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