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Nato commander visits RAF Lakenheath

The US and Nato Europe commander spoke on a visit to RAF Lakenheath of the need to grow to meet possible threats.

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RAF Mildenhall could stay open

A decision to close RAF Mildenhall is being reconsidered by the US Department of Defense, according to reports.

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Newmarket MP welcomes PM’s election call

Newmarket MP Matthew Hancock has welcomed the calling of a snap general election by Prime Minister Theresa May.

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F-35A Lightning IIs from the 34th Fighter Squadron at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, land at RAF Lakenheath (USAF photo/Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew)

Video: First F-35 Lightning squadron arrives at RAF Lakenheath

The USAF’s new F-35A Lightning II was deployed overseas for the first time at the weekend when the 34th Fighter Squadron arrived at RAF Lakenheath.

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Candidates named for county council elections

Voters across Forest Heath and East Cambridgeshire will go to the polls on May 4 to elect their representatives on Suffolk and Cambridgeshire county councils for the next four years.

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Hatchfield battle at the High Court

A High Court judge has reserved his decision after hearing from both sides over the controversial proposal to build 400 new homes on Newmarket’s Hatchfield Farm in Fordham Road.

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Make sure you can vote in the county elections

Check your county poll vote

Now is the time to check you are registered to vote if you want to take part in the Suffolk and Norfolk county council elections on May 4.

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‘We ran and locked ourselves in’ South Suffolk MP’s aid describes London terror attack

It should have been a time of celebration for staff of Lavenham Butchers on Wednesday, instead they got caught up in the terrorist attacks in Westminster.

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Paramedics on the scene outside the Houses of Parliament where an incident is unfolding, March 22 2107. See National News story NNCOMMONS; Police have reportedly shot a knifeman who stabbed an officer. The House of Parliament has been locked down after the as two men are being treated inside the grounds. Pictures from the scene appear to show a car crashed into railings outside the building just before 3pm. George Eaton tweeted: "Police have just shot a man who was attacking officers at parliament's entrance."

Region’s politicians unite in horror at Westminster terror attack

MPs and councillors from across East Anglia’s political divide have spoken of their horror at yesterday’s terrorist attack in Westminster.

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Say whether you thing West Row should have its own parish council

Have your say on Forest Heath parish boundary changes

The people of Forest Heath have a last chance for a say on independence for West Row, moving two housing developments into Kentford and whether Exning war cemetery should be in Exning Parish.

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Newmarket water feature

Water feature will have to hang on

Newmarket town councillors have accepted they will only be able to ‘patch up’ the popular children’s water feature in the memorial gardens in time for this year’s summer holidays.

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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.

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Will West Row sign up for its own parish council?

Independence for West Row?

A campaign for West Row to have its own parish council has resulted in the proposal being part of an official review.

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Forest Heath District Council Offices in Mildenhall

Forest Heath tax rise backed by Cabinet

The first Council Tax rise by Forest Heath for seven years was approved yesterday by the council’s Cabinet.

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Suffolk County Council's headquarters at Endeavour House, Ipswich

Defeat for Labour call for Suffolk to spend to save

A Labour move to spend more on Suffolk County Council services was defeated at a full council meeting yesterday.

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Forest Heath councillors, staff and partners celebrating the launch at Toggam Farm solar park  in Lakenheath.

Tax rise likely in Forest Heath

Forest Heath plans to turn to investments to boost income, but is still having to consider a 3.6 per cent increase in its Council Tax share.

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Increase in number of rough sleepers in West Suffolk as councils receive funding to help them

Councils in Suffolk are to step up their efforts to help those at risk of becoming homeless and sleeping rough.

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Suffolk County Council's headquarters at Endeavour House, Ipswich

Suffolk’s cabinet backs its seventh council tax freeze

A freeze in council tax while increasing the Adult Social Care Precept was approved by Suffolk County Council’s cabinet on Tuesday.

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Suffolk County Council's headquarters at Endeavour House, Ipswich

Suffolk County Council looks at £31m cuts and raising social care precept

A further £31.3million of budget cuts and increasing the adult social care precept will be discussed by Suffolk County Council next week.

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Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

The NHS dominated headlines this week after the Red Cross declared it a “humanitarian crisis” but latest research from YouGov suggests the public are willing to pay a little extra to support the struggling health service.

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