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Hadleigh artist’s legacy lives on through new biography

The father of a renowned artist, who discovered a flair for painting late in life, has been remembered in a new biography.

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Sudbury, Suffolk. St Peter's Church Craft Fair in Sudbury.  Picture: MARK BULLIMORE PHOTOGRAPHY

St Peter’s of Sudbury wins £275,000 grant for regeneration project

St Peter’s in Sudbury has taken its first major step towards realising its ambitious regeneration project, after receiving £275,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

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Circus Petite had its last show in Sudbury on Sunday'''PICTURE: Mecha Morton

PICTURES: Travelling circus wows crowds in Sudbury

Fire performers, acrobats, clowns and uni-cyclists wowed the crowds during a series of dramatic performances in Sudbury.

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The 11th Suffolk Classic Motorcycle Show, in aid of The Bridge Project social enterprise'''PICTURE: Mecha Morton

PICTURES: Classic Motorcycle Show in Sudbury pulls in crowds

More than 400 motorcyclists converged on Sudbury for the 11th annual Suffolk Classic Motorcycle Show on Sunday.

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Long Melford, Suffolk. Pop-Up Antiques Auction at The Old School in Long Melford, organised by Drivers' Events. Pictured is Mick Driver with a Doctor Who poster. ' 'Picture: Mark Bullimore Photography

PICTURES: Bidders seek bargains at Long Melford antiques auction

Eager buyers looked to get their hands on an eclectic selection of antiques and collectable items at the weekend, as Long Melford hosted its second auction of the year.

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The Blackadder Brewery Tap pub, East Street, Sudbury'Eddie Bone and musician Jonny Day who are in the forefront of events commemorating the Peasants Revolt of 1381 in which Simon of Sudbury was murdered.''Sudbury's Mauldons Brewery is also brewing a special ale to mark event.''L-R Eddie Bone'Jonny Day, musician'Steve Sims owner of Mauldon's Brewery'Michelle Ranson, artist'Jonny Hamblin, manager of the Brewery Tap'Picture Mark Westley

FEATURE: Songs and pub crawl to commemorate Sudbury’s links to Peasants’ Revolt

Most of us have heard of the Peasants’ Revolt ... the rebellion against crippling taxes that ended with horrific bloodshed on both sides.

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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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Students from St Gregory primary school  are awarded a hundreds pounds worth of books from Tesco supermarket.

Sudbury pupils dive into books after donation from supermarket

Youngsters from St Gregory Primary School in Sudbury are diving into a selection of new books thanks to a generous donation from Tesco.

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Kersey, Suffolk. Bridges Farm open day to raise funds for Dig Deep - a charity which helps to provide sanitation and clean water to communities in Kenya. Pictured is Thomas Batchelor-Wylam.' 'Picture: Mark Bullimore Photography

PICTURES: Kersey farm hosts Easter open day to aid clean water charity

Visitors cuddled up to baby lambs and Easter chicks during a day out on a farm in Kersey at the weekend.

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CLARE: �1.5m grant'Clare Castle Country Park has been awarded a �1.5 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, which will finance a wide range of projects.'Clare Castle Country Park trustees Derek Blake, Gregory Bray chairman, Richard Smith vice chairman'''Picture Mark Westley

Big plans for Clare Castle Country Park after £1.5m grant approved

Clare Castle Country Park is celebrating the acquisition of £1.5 million in grant funding, stating it has big plans for boosting the town’s tourism and shedding new light on its ancient history.

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Sudbury Festival of Performing Arts Concert 2018''Pictured: New Hall School, Cabaret Dance Group, 'Blackbird''''PICTURE: Mecha Morton

PICTURES: Showcase concert caps off Sudbury Festival of Performing Arts

The music section of Sudbury’s Festival of Performing Arts had to be cancelled due to the recent ‘Beast from the East’, but musicians who would have taken part in the festival – now in its 96th year – took part in a showcase concert held in Sudbury Ormiston Academy last weekend.

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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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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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imagine . . . Craft and Gift Fair at St Peters Church in Sudbury''Pictured: Cushion Makers Sally and Laura Kendall'''PICTURE: Mecha Morton

PICTURES: Collectors and craft makers show off wares at St Peter’s fair in Sudbury

Ancient fossils, natural crystals and retro vinyl were just a few of the items that caught visitors’ imaginations at a craft fair in St Peter’s on Saturday.

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Babergh District Council is gifting Gainsborough's Chambers in Sudbury, purchased in 2014 for �235,000, to the Gainsborough's House Society, free of charge, as part of the society's project Reviving an Artist's Birthplace ' A National Centre for Gainsborough.  ''Pictured: Cllr Jan Osborne and Mark Bills, Director of Gainsborough's House with a model of the proposed new building''''PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Gainsborough’s House project gains big boost after council gifts heritage site for free

A proposed regeneration of Gainsborough’s House in Sudbury has gained a huge boost from a Babergh District Council donation, as an assessment finds the project could add almost £3 million per year to the local economy.

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Sudbury Carnival 2017''''PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Sudbury Carnival organisers aim to get more people involved than ever

Organisers of Sudbury’s carnival have launched an appeal to get more people involved in this year’s event.

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The Sudbury Story - Guided Walk Around Sudbury with Caroline Bridge''''PICTURE: Mecha Morton

PICTURES: Walk and talk brings Sudbury to life

A sunny Saturday in Sudbury proved the perfect way to explore the town and find out more about its historic past.

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SUDBURY: New store revamp at Javelin'Javelin, on the corner of Station Road and Friars Street business story about the store revamp which now combines men and women's clothing and has cafe area.'Jane Lord with Sophie Cowlin (stripes) Lauren Cullivan(spots)'Picture Mark Westley

Revamp at Javelin shop in Sudbury brings business full circle

A fashion brand established in Sudbury for 29 years has combined its men and women’s clothing shops on one site.

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SUDBURY: Festival of Performing Arts (Dance)'Ormiston Sudbury Academy, Tudor Road, Sudbury''Picture Mark Westley

PICTURES: Dancers kick off Performing Arts Festival in Sudbury

Dancers took to the stage this week as the town’s Festival of Performing Arts got under way at Ormiston Sudbury Academy.

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Taste of Sudbury Festival

Taste of Sudbury food festival awarded grant of almost £10,000

The Taste of Sudbury, a food and drink festival held in the town centre for the past six years, has won Lottery funding to put on more events.

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