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Acton youth team loses access to playing field following dispute

The long-term future of a youth football team appears uncertain, after it lost its home field following a dispute between its coach and the village hall committee.

Glemsford Primary Academy have been rated 'Good' in their latest Ofsted report.
Headteacher Ben Jeffery with School council and pupil leadeship team
Picture Mark Westley

Strong Ofsted report marks big turnaround for Glemsford school

Glemsford Primary Academy has attributed its significant improvement to the hard work and support of staff and students.

Artwork by students at Thomas Gainsborough School are on display at Thomas Gainsboroughs House in Sudbury.
Pic - Richard Marsham

PICTURES: Cornard students showcase work inspired by Thomas Gainsborough

Students from Great Cornard have been praised for their high standards of work, which has been showcased in an exhibition at Gainsborough’s House.

Mellish House Residential Home in Great Cornard has received an Outstanding rating in its latest inspection report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Great Cornard care home ‘over the moon’ with top CQC rating

A Great Cornard care home is celebrating a top start to 2018, after receiving the highest rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).


St Andrew's Church is embarking on an ambitious project to transform its building into a �1 million social hub for the community.
Members, Lynda Lunn, Gordon Warbis, Doris Rowland, Iris King and Edith Halden with church warden Peter Halden, at the church.
Picture Mark Westley

Ambitious £1m project seeks to transform Cornard church into social hub

A Great Cornard church is embarking on an ambitious £1 million project to transform its building into a community hub.

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Fallen tree causes disruption on railway between Sudbury and Marks Tey

Rail services between Sudbury and Marks Tey have been suspended, after a tree fell down across the railway following strong winds overnight.

A bird's eye view of Long Melford.

Long Melford fears stable plans could provide ‘back door’ to housing

Long Melford residents and parish councillors have voiced concerns that plans to convert a large agricultural site into an equestrian area will be a precursor to building hundreds of new homes.

South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge in Hadleigh

South Suffolk MP named Parliamentary Private Secretary to Jeremy Hunt

South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge has been appointed as the Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of Health and Social Care, Jeremy Hunt, this week.

The Army's last Lynx helicopters making a farewell visit to Wattisham air station after 40 years service. Picture by Staff Sergeant Brian Pearce, British Army

Army’s Lynx drops in to say goodbye

Five of the Army’s last Lynx helicopters visited Wattisham Air Station yesterday to mark the aircraft’s retirement after 40 years.

Ram raid at Co-operative store in Long Melford.

Man arrested in connection to Long Melford ram raid incident

A man has been arrested in connection with the investigation into a ram raid, which devastated the Co-operative store in Long Melford last year.

Adrian Stohr is organizing The Black tie and Posh frocks Charity Ball, for the fourth year  in Stoke-by-Nayland, in aid of Children with Cancer UK.
Picture Mark Westley

Sudbury man’s fourth cancer charity ball lines up film star guest

The organiser of a returning charity ball has secured a popular film star to entertain guests with live music throughout the night.

A pothole awaiting 'reactive repair' near West Row

Suffolk County Council moves to fill holes in its roads and budget

Suffolk County Council plans to borrow £21 million to resurface and repair the county’s roads over three years.

Sudbury-based marketing agency Mackman donated �62,000 worth of products and services to local charities and campaigns.

Sudbury company donates £62,000 of services to aid charities and community groups

A Sudbury company, which donated tens of thousands of pounds worth of services to local groups last year, says it is eager to continue boosting these organisations as a priority.

Ola Anderson, head of proactive education at West Suffolk College.

Ex-students celebrate success of West Suffolk College’s Prince’s Trust scheme

More than 300 students celebrated the success of the Prince’s Trust course over the last decade with a special tea party at West Suffolk College.

Open day at Sudbury Community Health Centre

Campaign group urges U-turn on plans to sell land around Sudbury Health Centre

A campaign group has urged a U-turn on plans to potentially sell land around Sudbury Health Centre, for fears it will damage the town’s ability to respond to future healthcare needs.

Laura Macdonald has lost over three stone at Slimming World and is becoming a consultant for a group in the Hadleigh area.

PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Fairy tale ending for Hadleigh mum-of-two after shedding three stone

An army wife from Hadleigh achieved her goal of looking “like a princess” in time for a Christmas ball after losing more than three stone.

Stephen Lea, of Great Henny, held a charity chess marathon at Stansted Airport to raise money for Clic Sargent.

Great Henny man stages 36-hour chess marathon to support cancer charity

A Great Henny man took on dozens of challengers over the course of 36 hours, as he held a chess marathon in support of a cancer charity.

Cllr John Ward was elected as leader of Babergh District Council last week. 
Picture Mark Westley

New Babergh leader pledges public referendum on council merger proposal

Babergh District Council’s newly-elected leader has pledged to hold a public referendum over plans to merge with Mid Suffolk.

Kingfisher Leisure Centre in Sudbury, new 150K gym.
Instructors Jodie Leons and Myles Clark try out the new equipment.
Picture Mark Westley

Strength in numbers at Sudbury gym as £150,000 investment yields quick return

Starting the new year as they mean to go on, hundreds of people have been trained to use the new £150,000 gym equipment in Sudbury’s Kingfisher Leisure Centre.

The Lion pub in Leavenheath.

Villagers upset after Lion pub in Leavenheath closes down

Villagers in Leavenheath are upset that one of their pubs has closed and could become a residential property in the future.

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