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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.

Dickensian Christmas at Kentwell

Pictured: The Putwain family meeting Santa and Elf: Liza with Ella (10), Sophie (6) and Charlie (3)

PICTURE: Mecha Morton

PICTURE: Mecha Morton

PICTURES: Dickensian Christmas at Kentwell Hall transports Long Melford to Victorian era

Visitors were transported back to the Victorian era to experience a magical Dickensian Christmas in Long Melford at the weekend.

CASTLE HEDINGHAM St James Street, Castle Hedingham
A community project has created a village advent calendar by
decorating windows of businesses and homes. Each decorated window will be revealed each day throughout December to represent an advent organiser Joy Drury with Jane Laken, 
Picture Mark Westley

Castle Hedingham advent calendar project spreads Christmas cheer

Castle Hedingham is getting into the festive spirit by creating a giant advent calendar throughout the village.

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.

Cllr Jennie Jenkins

Opposition seeks to oust Babergh District Council leader

Opposition councillors have put forward a motion to try to oust Babergh District Council’s leader, over issues surrounding the ongoing proposals to merge with Mid Suffolk.

Hartest Winter Festive Market

Pictured: Sarah Hubbard - Fibre artisan 

PICTURE: Mecha Morton

PICTURE: Mecha Morton

PICTURES: Shoppers embrace festive spirit at Hartest winter market

Shoppers got into the festive spirit at Hartest’s winter Christmas market at the weekend.

Pat Arbon - retired Sudbury Police officer, former Suffolk Free Press football reporter and long-time supporter of AFC Sudbury. Photo supplied by Tony Simpson.

Tributes paid to former Free Press reporter and long-time AFC Sudbury supporter

Tributes have flooded in over the past week after the death of a retired police officer, former Suffolk Free Press football reporter, and one of AFC Sudbury’s most loyal supporters.

Averil Hart

Sudbury teenager who died from anorexia failed by NHS at ‘every turn’, report finds

A teenager, who died from anorexia, was an “avoidable tragedy”, a report has found.

Police news

Appeal after man knocks teenage boy off bike in Lavenham

A man knocked a teenage boy off of his bike in an unprovoked assault in Lavenham earlier this month, leading to a police appeal for witnesses.

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.

Ipswich Crown Court

Glemsford man denies charge of making indecent imagery

A man from Glemsford has denied making an indecent photograph of a child.

Suffolk PCC Tim Passmore  and roads policing officer PC Paul Fletcher with a giant drug wipe replica

Suffolk puts cash into drug driving fight

Suffolk Police has stepped up its drug driving campaign with a £120,000 investment in drug wipes.

Police news

Family frustrated at police response to hit-and-run in Polstead

The son of a 52-year-old woman, who was struck by a car that left her unconscious on the roadside, has voiced his anger at what he believes was an inadequate police response to the incident.

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.

Patient Safety Intervention Teams (PSIT) have gone live across the East of England Ambulance Service

Ambulance flying squads aim to keep 999 crews moving

Five specialist teams have been set up by East of England Ambulance Trust to go to hospital emergency departments who keep 999 crews waiting.

Some of West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust's long service volunteer award winners and student volunteers

West Suffolk Hospital in national project to boost NHS volunteering

West Suffolk Hospital is one of 12 NHS trusts helping to create a national ‘best practise model’ for volunteers in hospitals.

Mid Suffolk District Council leader Nick Gowrley

Consultation starts on Mid Suffolk and Babergh merger

Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils yesterday launched a public consultation on the future of the two authorities.

LEAVENHEATH: Knitter raising money for charity
Bramble Way, Leavenheath
Elaine Silvester is making hundreds of mini Christmas stockings to sell for charity at �1 each.
Picture Mark Westley

Leavenheath woman crafts Christmas stockings to aid Royal Marines Charity

Retired police support worker Elaine Silvester has a busy few weeks ahead – as she prepares to make hundreds of woolly Christmas stockings for charity.

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.

Archaeological excavations off Bull Lane in Long Melford. Photo credit: Dave Williams.

Digs unearth evidence of Long Melford’s ancient history

New evidence of human activity dating back thousands of years has been unearthed in Long Melford, following a series of archaeological digs.

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