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UPDATED: MoD confirms ‘no interest’ in RAF Mildenhall after USAF leaves

Following yesterday’s confusion, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed it will have no interest in RAF Mildenhall after the USAF leaves in 2023.

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Cambridgeshire residents ‘lost £45 million by not switching energy suppliers’

People in Cambridgeshire are potentially losing out on millions of pounds in savings by not switching energy suppliers, according to new research.

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Barton Mills Parish Council's chairman Pamela Boura  and clerk Abigail Davies at the red phonebox the council wants to use for a defibrillator ANL-160803-084247009

BT hangs up on 61 West Suffolk public phones

More than 60 public payphones are likely to be retired across West Suffolk, though the traditional red phone boxes may survive disconnection.

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Thelnetham windmill will be open for tours ANL-140422-100757001

Mills across East Anglia open for Heritage Weekend

Mills all over East Anglia are joining in an annual heritage open weekend next Saturday and Sunday.

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The proposed plan for RAF Mildenhall with the housing area coloured green. West Row is to the lower left of the base ANL-160921-140614001

‘Stop the airbase houses’

A parish councillor has called on the people of West Row to have their say about plans for RAF Mildenhall that he fears could ‘swamp’ the village.

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Localised flooding could happen anywhere in East Anglia today

Met Office updates its storm warning for the East today

Some places in the east of England could get half the average monthly rainfall it a few hours today, the Met Office has warned.

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Daddy longlegs invasion

Plague of 200 billion giant daddy longlegs on the way

Dislike creep crawlies? Brace yourself for an invasion of billions of daddylong legs.

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The site for a proposed 125  homes between Newmarket Road and the A11 at Red Lodge
Map: Google Maps ANL-160209-164354001

Unwanted business site in Red Lodge approved for homes

A site earmarked for business beside the A11 at Red Lodge has been approved for housing after nobody showed interest in it for eight years.

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Ian Hawkins, fishery officer of Bury St Edmunds Trout Club, and Nick Measham, from Salmon and Trout Conservation UK, on the River Lark. ANL-160209-170113001

River Lark clean up campaign earns national praise

Volunteers who have battled to return the River Lark to its former trout stream glory have been praised by a national conservation body.

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RAF MIldenhall 

Copyright:  Googleearth, DigitalGlobe, Getmapping plc, Infoterra Ltd & Bluesky ANL-150801-112316001

Give your views on ideas for the future use of RAF Mildenhall

A five-week public consultation begins today on the future use of land at RAF Mildenhall, which will be released when the USAF moves out.

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Sleepiness linked to traffic noise and pollution

Sleepiness linked to traffic noise and pollution

Nodding off in the middle of the day may be down to pollution generated by traffic, suggests new research.

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Keep the brolly handy this Saturday and Sunday ANL-150826-140754001

Warning of up to 50mm of bank holiday rain across the east

It is only to be expected for a bank holiday weekend, but the Met Office has today issued a heavy rain on Saturday and Sunday.

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VIDEO: The crane now leaving platform one at Lakenheath

Commuters on the Norwich line have been getting first class views of some of Britain’s rarest breeding birds as they pass Lakenheath Fen.

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Forest Heath councillors, staff and partners celebrating the launch at Toggam Farm in Lakenheath. ANL-160822-144442001

Forest Heath invests in the UK’s biggest publicly-owned solar farm

Forest Heath has plugged into the renewable power market by buying the UK’s biggest council-owned solar farm to boost its income.

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The Station Road site marked in red with RAF Lakenheath's main runway on the left of the picture
Map: Googlemaps ANL-160816-164508001

Legal challenge to Lakenheath homes and school plan

Lakenheath Parish Council is planning a legal challenge to planning permission for 375 homes and a new school on the flight path to the airbase.

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Stone Curlew
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Brecks stone curlews given sat nav

Rare nesting stone curlews in the Brecks have been fitted with GPS ‘sat nav’ to find out where they go.

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West Row  residents gathered in 2015 to display their view on whether 138 homes should be built in the village ANL-150103-225920009

Revised plan for West Row homes is given go-ahead

The latest version of a plan for 138 new homes in West Row was approved by Forest Heath’s Development Control Committee yesterday,

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The site on station road where 375 homes and a new school are planned
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Plan for 375 homes and school in Lakenheath is approved by planning committee

A controversial plan for 375 homes and a school, over which Lakenheath Parish Council threatened a legal challenge, has been approved by councillors.

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Dave Rush has started an online petition to try to get the Government to look at using RAF Mildenhall as a commercial airport when the USAF leaves. ANL-160725-162355009

‘Mildenhall could be Heathrow/Gatwick alternative’

An online petition calls on the Government to invest in RAF Mildenhall as a commercial airport instead of expanding Heathrow and Gatwick.

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Sticks, bug hunts and stargazing - ‘50 things’ kids should do before they turn 12

Sticks, bug hunts and stargazing - ‘50 things’ kids should do before they turn 12

Climbing trees, building a den, hunting for bugs and going stargazing are among the ‘bucket list’ items that children should be ticking off - before they get to the age of 12.

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