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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

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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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Mildenhall Recycling Centre ANL-161214-115751001

Mildenhall Recycling Centre’s revamp is finished

Work to improve Mildenhall Recycling Centre has finished so the site now operates at full capacity.

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A KC-135 Stratotanker takes off from RAF Mildenhall ANL-160119-153153001

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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Energy news

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
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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 

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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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