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Lakenheath housing plans halted

Two controversial planning applications in Lakenheath have been put on hold by the Communities Secretary.

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A hot dog keeping cool

Suffolk temperatures soar to more than 30C

We may not have hit the highs reached further inland, but Suffolk still saw temperatures getting into the 30s.

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The site on station road Lakenheath where 375 homes and a new school are planned
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Judicial review threat on plans

Lakenheath Parish Council is set to call for a judicial review of plans approved for developments that would see the village grow by 25 per cent.

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The Met Office warns of difficult driving conditions in worst hit areas

Warning of two weeks worth of rain in an hour for East Anglia

The Met office has warned that torrential rain could bring localised flooding and difficult driving conditions to East Anglia tomorrow afternoon and evening.

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Two F-35A Lightning IIs from the 388th Fighter Squadron and three F-15C Eagles from the 493rd Fighter Squadron, RAF Lakenheath. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Tech. Sgt. Roidan Carlson)

More flying across East Anglia from RAF Lakenheath next week

Raf Lakenheath has today warned that its 48th Fighter Wing will increase flying operations next week across East Anglia.

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Blue tit numbers have dropped in Suffolk thanks to a poor breeding season

Picture: Chris Gomersall (rspb-images.com)

RSPB survey reveals tough time for tits in Suffolk

Blue tits have been having a hard time in Suffolk if the results of the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch are anything to go by.

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PlayStation and motorbike among items pulled from Milton Keynes canal in spring clean

PlayStation and motorbike among items pulled from Milton Keynes canal in spring clean

A PlayStation and a motorbike were among the items cleared from the canal that runs through Milton Keynes.

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What's i n a name? The street name sign some people in West Row believe should say Weston Ditch

West Row road’s new name sign disputed by villagers

A new street name sign was a surprise for some of the residents of a road in West Row.

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Time to sign up for another year of brown bin collections

West Suffolk’s paid-for brown bins trashed by 55 per cent of homes with gardens

West Suffolk’s £40 a year Garden Waste Collection reaches the end of its first year this week with less than half the households with gardens signed up.

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Damaged asbestos roofing on the road by garages in  Plumpton Avenue, Mildenhall.
Picture by Colin Purdew

Residents complain after asbestos roof pieces left on Mildenhall road

Users of rented garages in Mildenhall feared they were driving over asbestos after Storm Doris damaged corrugated roofing, but say they could not get it cleared up.

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St Edmundsbury Mayor was helping with a Great British Spring Clean litter pick along the River Lark

Pictured: Andrew Harvey (Water Advisor for the Council), Lynda Osborn (Tesco Community Champion), Mayor Julia Wakelam, Andy Hobbs (Waste Development Officer at the Council), Michelle Snelling (Grocery Manager at Tesco) and Rachel Aylott (Personnel Manager at Tesco)

Great British Spring clean off to tidy start

The national Great British Spring Clean has got off to a good start in West Suffolk.

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Forest Heath District Council Offices in Mildenhall

Planning approval for travellers’ site at Beck Row

Planning approval for 10 traveller pitches has confirmed by councillors after officers made further investigations.

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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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Met Office says to expect some wind damage on Friday

Latest: Gale warning area for East Anglia reduced

The Met Office has reduced the area of East Anglia covered by the gale warning for today.

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Forest Heaths proposed District Plan for Lakenheath with new housing outlined in red, existing employment areas in  blue and mixed use areas in yellow.
Map: Google Earth

Lakenheath holds its own meeting on District Plan

A parish council has taken the unusual step of organising its own District Plan meeting because it wants to make sure villagers understand its impact.

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The site between Broom Road and Maidscross Hill, Lakenheath.
Map: Googlemaps

Lakenheath homes plan refused for its affects on aspects from rare plants to village school

A plan for 110 houses next to a nature reserve, that has also been criticised for its potential impact on roads and schools, has been refused planning permission.

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Forest Heath District Council Offices in Mildenhall

More time to comment on Forest Heath’s district plan

The public has been given more time to comment on the proposed the Forest Heath Local Plan.

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More snow showers on the way says Met Office

More snow and ice for East Anglia tonight

Don’t put the toboggan away yet because the Met Office has issued a warning for more snow and ice across East Anglia today and tomorrow.

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The planned hub site looking towards Mildenhall College Academy's Sicth Form campus  and Sheldrick Way

Picture Mark Westley ANL-171001-201142009

Next stage in Mildenhall Hub plan

An exhibition outlining the next stage in the creation of a new school, leisure facility and health centre in Mildenhall will be held later this month.

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Forest Heath District Council Offices in Mildenhall ANL-151017-195951009

Forest Heath’s District plan ready for public consultation

A long-awaited plan to give control over growth in Forest Heath’s communities for the next 15 years will soon be out for public consultation.

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