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£8.8m study funding for key East Anglia rail upgrade approved

A multi-million pound package has been agreed to pay for a feasibility study of a proposed major upgrade to East Anglia’s rail network.

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Map showing the approximate locations of the crossings Network Rail plans to close
Background picture: Google Earth

Plans to close 24 Suffolk level crossings

Network Rail has applied for a legal order to close 24 level crossings in Suffolk as part of a plan to make railways safer.

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Rooney Anand, Greene Kings chief executive, presents �15,000 to John Longden, chief executive of Pub is The Hub

Pub community fund backed by Greene King

Greene King has donated another £15,000 to an organisation that helps pub landlords offer more services to their communities.

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Fiveways roundabout, Barton Mills, will get �400,000 for traffic lights

Government sets aside £400,000 for traffic lights at Barton Mills’ A11 roundabout

Traffic lights at Barton Mills roundabout on the A11 are part of a £110 million congestion beating budget announced today across the UK. A further £110 million has been promised for ‘a later date’.

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Disappointment in Suffolk over Budget announcement

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce said it was disappointed by the plans set out in the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s budget yesterday.

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Tesco's Bury St Edmunds superstore, ringed in red, is only325m across the road from one of British Sugar's four beet processing factories, ringed in yellow
Map: Google Earth

Tesco’s Bury store stops selling sugar made over the road

Tesco has been criticised for no longer stocking British grown sugar in spite of their Bury St Edmunds store being next to a British Sugar plant.

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James Cartlidge MP at Sudbury station

Meeting about new rail depot including wheel lathe which should ‘boost local area’

Members of the public are invited to a meeting to find out more about Greater Anglia’s plans for a new rail maintenance depot on the Suffolk/Essex border.

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Flatford Mill now the power lines have been removed.

Constable country’s iconic Flatford Mill now free from power lines

One of the most famous landscapes immortalised by artist John Constable has been improved thanks to a £180,000 project to remove overhead power lines.

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West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock

MP invites nominations for ‘best curry house’

MP Matt Hancock is seeking nominations for the best curry house in West Suffolk.

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Work begins on the new leisure centre for East Cambs in Ely. Pictured are, from left, Corn� van Mook, contract manager at Pellikaan, Faye Worrall, senior cost consultant, Mace, Sally Bonnett, infrastructure & strategy manager, East Cambs and Cllr Richard Hobbs, chairman of the council's commercial services committee

Work begins on new leisure centre and pool in Ely for East Cambridgeshire District Council

Work has begun on the new leisure centre in Ely which will serve people in East Cambridgeshire.

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Screwfix is coming to Mildenhall

Screwfix opens in Mildenhall

Trade and DIY retailer Screwfix is officially opening its first store in Mildenhall on Thursday February 9.

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Train leaving King's Lynn Railway Station

Millions set to fund studies of East Anglia rail upgrade plans

A multi-million pound package has been drawn up to pay for detailed analysis of the work needed to upgrade a key bottleneck on East Anglia’s rail network.

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Millions in European Funding available for rural businesses in Suffolk and Norfolk

Millions in European Funding available for rural businesses in Suffolk and Norfolk

Nearly £10million of European funding is now available for rural businesses in Suffolk and Norfolk.

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’Pointless’ work performance reviews driving workers to tears

’Pointless’ work performance reviews driving workers to tears

Most workers believe that performance reviews are a waste of time, a new study has found.

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Lakenheath Railway Station 

Picture Mark Westley

Birders are the only passengers flocking to Lakenheath station

A Suffolk rail station has achieved the status of being one of the least used in Britain.

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35% of British workers admit to having got away with a nap at work

35% of British workers admit to having got away with a nap at work

Take a look around your office. If a new study is to be believed, 35 per cent of your colleagues have taken a nap on the job and got away with it. And only 12 per cent say they have had been disciplined by their boss for sleeping at work.

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Matt Hancock rides out on Our Vic during a visit to the British Racing School in Newmarket  in 2013 ENGANL00120130118115057

Newmarket’s MP backs betting levy changes

West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock has backed the shake-up of the Horserace Betting Levy announced yesterday.

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Britain’s most expensive train fare revealed

Britain’s most expensive train fare revealed

A train journey spanning barely half the country has been revealed as the country’s most expensive standard class ticket available to passengers.

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