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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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’s revamp is finished

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

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.

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.

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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