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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Snow falling in Bury St Edmunds today

Warning of ice across East Anglia after rain and snow clears

The Met Office has warned that today’s heavy rain and snow will not clear East Anglia until mid afternoon and will be followed by widespread ice.

CCTV footage captured the theft of logs from Long Melford County Park.

‘Opportunist thief’ steals bags of logs from Long Melford Country Park

A volunteer at Long Melford Country Park has voiced his anger at the “disgraceful behaviour” of thieves who were filmed stealing wood, following the latest in a series of incidents over the last few months.

New Clare town sign.

Disappointment after 200-year-old tree in Clare is felled on safety grounds

A ‘remarkable’ weeping ash tree in Clare cemetery has been felled by the town council because it was found to be diseased.

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.

Mary Evans from Suffolk County Council and Ira Adams, 8 officially open the new playground at Clare Castle Country Park.
Pic - Richard Marsham

Joy as ribbon is cut on Clare park’s new play area

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Daws Hall Nature Reserve, Henny Road, Lamarsh, Bures 
Daws Hall Autumn Colours Event - final family open day of 2017.
Lucy 4 and Annabelle 8 Ward from Great Waldingfield with Head of Education Amy Sutcliffe
Picture Mark Westley

PICTURES: Basking in the autumn colours with Daws Hall Trust

Visitors basked in the glow of autumn’s colours when they got involved with half-term activity days at the Daws Hall Nature Reserve and Centre for Environmental Education last month.

Suffolk needs to plan for the extraction of 1.158 million tonnes of sand and gravel each year

Suffolk consults on gravel extraction plans to 2036

Communities are being consulted on proposals that will secure sand and gravel extraction in Suffolk until 2036.

Woodhall Primary School in Sudbury has renovated its wildlife garden and outdoor educational space after a big fundraising drive. Pictured: Leonie Harvey, Lyndsey Oakes, Sarah Botterall, Claire Rice, Helen Arbon and Bev King.

Fundraising drive transforms Sudbury school’s wildlife garden

A primary school in Sudbury has officially cut the ribbon on its newly-rejuvenated wildlife garden, achieved with the help of a major fundraising drive.

No To Konings Expansion sign

Picture Mark Westley

Boxford campaigners install signs protesting £35m factory expansion plans

Residents living near a factory, which plans to expand its operation by almost four-fold, have voiced their opinions on signs outside their homes.

From left, MEL Group chief executive Gary Harvey, director Nick Harvey and chairman Nick Smith.

High-flying Sudbury firm expands again

Sudbury-based engineering group MEL has gained 77 new employees after acquiring another engineering company.

Clare Castle Country Park

Running craze starts in Clare country park

Clare Castle Country Park is the latest venue to host a parkrun – a five-kilometre running event that takes place every Saturday morning in 15 countries across five continents.

Hadleigh egg and spoon race about 1960 Jean White in middle (died 2008) Beryl Wright on left.

Images tell the story of Hadleigh’s past times

A lack of cars and housing estates in Hadleigh are two of the most prominent features of photos taken in the 1950s and 1960s when compared with now.

Babergh's proposed boundaries

Babergh to discuss changes to ward boundaries

Proposals to reduce number of district councillors and make changes to ward boundaries will be discussed by Babergh District Council.

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