Ex-pirate Radio Caroline gets licence to broadcast to Suffolk

Former pirate radio station Radio Caroline has been granted a community radio licence to broadcast to Suffolk and north Essex on AM.

Ken and Carol Thompson, right, with long serving Bussens & Parkin staff Chris Orford, Caroline Parker, Ben Richardson, Sam Torbuck, Terry Cook and Mike Staley
Picture Mark Westley

Century old Mildenhall business is back under old ownership

A landmark on the Mildenhall business scene has been taken over once again by its former owner.

Gadget Drive is a new charity that is part of Cash in Your Gadgets. It takes unwanted  old laptops and mobile phones and other electrical devices from schools and organisations and gives them money in return before repairing and then recycling them.
 Pictured: Ashley Payne, manager-founder, Gary Ward business manager, Georgia Beavis, customer service, Jordan Mynott, warehouse manager, Hannah Sowden, customer service manager and Gadget Man.
 Picture Mark Westley

New funding stream for schools is borne of technology

A business based near Haverhill has launched a new service that can help schools raise thousands of pounds from their old mobile phones, laptops and other gadgets.

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Iliffe Media buys 13 more newspapers in Kent

Iliffe Media, new owners of the Bury Free Press, have bought another set of newspapers in Kent.

Aldi Newmarket

Aldi unveils store plan for Newmarket

Supermarket giant Aldi has unveiled plans of how its proposed new development on the former gas works site in Newmarket’s Exning Road will look.

Solar panels.

Suffolk Trading Standards warning over rogue solar panel workmen

Suffolk Trading Standards is asking residents with solar panels to be vigilant if they receive a call from energy saving companies claiming they will be able to save them money.

An F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter. 

Picture USAF Tech Sgt Dennis Henry

Lightning moves at RAF Lakenheath

Work should start next year on preparing RAF Lakenheath for the two squadrons of F-35 Lightning II fighters which will arrive in 2021.

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Racing jewels from Ballymacoll Stud set to be sold at Tattersalls in Newmarket

Tattersalls has been chosen to conduct what has been called one of the most important bloodstock dispersal sales in Europe.

Weatherby Crossing, Newmarket rail protest

No reprieve for Newmarket rail crossing

Despite hundreds of objections from users, Network Rail has confirmed its intention to close Newmarket’s much used foot crossing.

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

£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.

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.

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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Budget announcement

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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