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Hadleigh animal sanctuary in desperate search for new home

The founder of an animal sanctuary and rescue centre in Hadleigh has launched an appeal for help in finding a new site with only weeks to relocate.

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Sudbury branch of Waitrose.

Waitrose in Sudbury to trial scheme to reduce use of disposable plastics

Waitrose in Sudbury is set to stop giving disposable cups to its customers, as the supermarket chain launches a new sustainability scheme.

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Cornard and Chilton Horticultural Society Spring Show''Pictured: Sue Plumb with her award winning tulips'''PICTURE: Mecha Morton

PICTURES: Cornard Horticultural Society stages annual spring show

Gardening enthusiasts were awarded for their floral efforts in Great Cornard at the weekend.

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SUDBURY: Chris Garnett at Rafi's Spicebox'Rafi's Spicebox, 77 North St, Sudbury CO10 1RF'For SFP business page:'Rafi's Spicebox manager Chris Garnett outside the shop in North Street with a selection of glass jars. 'The company has launched a campaign to cut out plastic. They have a "Plastic-free Friday" where they urge people to bring along glass jars to use for their products rather than using plastic. Chris and Sharon Maloney sale assiatant with some jars.'Picture Mark Westley

Sudbury shop joins environmental campaign to cut down use of plastic

Hand-made curry mix specialist Rafi’s Spicebox has joined an environmental campaign to cut out the use of plastic.

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Long Melford, Suffolk. Kentwell's flock of rare-breed Norfolk Horn sheep begin lambing in mid-March, along with spring bulbs, flowers and Welly Walks through the gardens and grounds. Alix Massey in the lamb enclosure. ''Picture: MARK BULLIMORE PHOTOGRAPHY

PICTURES: Visitors flock to see newborn lambs at Kentwell Hall

A yellow carpet of daffodils and spring bulbs are emerging from the grounds of historic Kentwell Hall in Long Melford, shaking off the snow.

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Mark Prina (Far L), Foxearth Meadows Nature Reserve manager pictured with volunteers as they plant new hedgerows near Foxearth.'Pic - Richard Marsham

Planting drive seeks to revitalise habitats at Foxearth nature reserve

Thousands of new hedges were planted last weekend, as part of an effort to revitalise the natural habitats in and around Foxearth Meadows Nature Reserve.

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More snow on the way. Picture: Mecha Morton

Updated: Weekend snow warning for East Anglia

If you thought the snow was gone for this year, you were wrong.

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Isabelle Roochove will be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in August. She is fundraising ahead of the charity climb with proceeds going to the Meningitis Foundation.''''PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Hartest teenager to scale Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of meningitis charity

An 18-year-old from Hartest is gearing up to scale the highest mountain in Africa, as part of a charity fundraising challenge.

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CLARE: Clare Castle Country Park.

Clare country park awaits outcome of bid for £1.5m to fund refurbishment project

Clare Castle Country Park is hopeful of making its ambitious heritage and refurbishment plans a reality, as it awaits the outcome of an application for £1.5 million in grant funding.

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Leavenheath residents are angry about the impending closure of Beacham's Bridleway, which is well used by walkers, horse riders and cyclists, to enable construction traffic for a controversial development at Beacham's Farm.'''PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Villagers protest damage and impending closure of Leavenheath bridleway

Furious Leavenheath residents say pedestrians will be forced into dangerous situations after the impending closure of a well-used bridleway, which they say has been damaged beyond recognition.

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Traffic in the snow in Rougham Road, Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Robert Robertson

Updated Wednesday: East Anglian snow warning extended to midnight Saturday

The Met Office has today (Wednesday) updated its warnings for snow across East Anglia, extending them through Saturday with warnings of a continuing risk of travel and power disruption – but Bury St Edmunds market carries on.

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HADLEIGH'Hadleigh Quarry, Peyton Hall Farm, Hadleigh'Alan Shepherd is launching a petition against a planning application to build new facilities at Hadleigh Quarry. 'Picture Mark Westley

Campaigners fear conditions will not be met after Hadleigh Quarry plans approved

Campaigners have been left disappointed after plans to develop a working mineral site at Hadleigh Quarry were approved.

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Tower power: could your local church boost you mobile phone signal?

Bishop backs cellphone mast deal for church towers

Suffolk’s most senior bishop has backed a deal between the Government and Church of England to use churches to improve rural mobile phones and broadband services.

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Hedingham Castle, Bayley Street, Castle Hedingham'Snowdrop Sunday'Nevaen, Connor and Aliyah Saffell from South Woodham Ferrers'Picture Mark Westley

PICTURES: Snowdrop events in Castle Hedingham and Lamarsh herald arrival of spring

They are flowers we look for after Christmas and they bring us optimism during the winter, signalling that spring is on its way.

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Flora Bagnall is fundraising for a conservation trip in the Amazon

Sudbury teenager fundraising to join rainforest conservation project in Peru

A Sudbury teenager is on a fundraising drive to raise money to study conservation techniques in the Amazon.

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Clare celebrates launch as official ‘Walkers are Welcome’ town

The formal launch of Clare as an officially-accredited Walkers are Welcome town took place last week.

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Otter pup. Picture: RSPCA.

Pair of otter pups rescued in Layham die despite best efforts of vets

Two otter pups abandoned by their mother in Layham have died, despite the best efforts of animal welfare officers.

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Winter at Lackford - eye spy

Culture: Winter at Lackford

Winter at Lackford Lakes is a special time of year, with crisp frosty days under cerulean blue skies, the place becomes quite magical.

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Sudbury Nick Miller wants Sudbury to keep more green spaces.'Picture Mark Westley

Environmental groups oppose rate of Sudbury development in response to 130-home plan

Environmental groups have reiterated their objections to another significant housing development proposal for Sudbury, despite efforts by the applicant to address their concerns about potential harm to the area.

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Daniel Hume, of Great Cornard, has written a book titled The Art of Fire - The Joy of Tinder, Spark and Ember, based on his experiences travelling around the world and learning fire-making techniques. Photo provided by Daniel Hume.

Cornard survival expert’s new book delves into art of fire inspired by global travels

Having grown up in the Suffolk countryside, Daniel Hume says being around the natural world set the spark in him to explore the far reaches of the Earth.

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