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Bishop backs cellphone mast deal for church towers

Suffolk’s most senior bishop has backed a deal between the Government and Church of England to use churches to improve rural mobile phones and broadband services.

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Barton Mills parish councillor Pamela Boura and her husband Malcolm get to work on the villages Peace Garden. Picture: Mecha Morton

Makeover starts on Barton Mills’ Peace Garden

Barton Mills Parish Council is giving the village’s Peace Garden a makeover, but first they needed to get rid of the overgrown shrubs in the plot outside the village hall.

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Residents have launched a petition against the plans

Highways warn on garages for homes proposal

A group of residents fighting plans to knock down garages for housing have received a boost after the highways authority objected to the proposals.

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Christmas card and wrap recycling facility at Mildenhall Sainsbury's

Christmas card recycling scheme helps protect forests

Instead of just putting your Christmas cards and wrap in the recyling bin, you can use them to help protect forests. More than 1,000 Sainsbury’s stores, including those in Bury St Edmunds, Mildenhall and Thetford, have bins for collecting cards in-store until Monday.

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Snow falling in Bury St Edmunds today

Warning of ice across East Anglia after rain and snow clears

The Met Office has warned that today’s heavy rain and snow will not clear East Anglia until mid afternoon and will be followed by widespread ice.

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Flagship's proposals include replacing these garages in Peterhouse Close with four homes and four parking spaces 
Picture Mark Westley

Updated: Anger over garages for homes plan in Mildenhall

Residents of housing estates in Mildenhall say plans to replace garages with homes will create parking chaos.

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Volunteers working in the River Lark in Bury's Abbey Gardens in March

Volunteers wanted to work on River Lark improvements

Two meetings are being held on Saturday for people who want to help in improving the River Lark between Bury St Edmunds and Mildenhall.

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Suffolk needs to plan for the extraction of 1.158 million tonnes of sand and gravel each year

Suffolk consults on gravel extraction plans to 2036

Communities are being consulted on proposals that will secure sand and gravel extraction in Suffolk until 2036.

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Fly tipping incidents are on the up, according to council statistics.

Cleaning up after fly tippers costs the east’s councils £4.34m

Clearing up after fly tippers cost Council Tax payers in the east of England nearly £4.34 million in 2016/17

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David Bowman Forest Heath Cabinet member for operations and John Smithson, Forest Heath Ranger at Aspal Close Local Nature Reserve,

Fixed penalty tickets call dirty dogs to heal in West Suffolk

From today anyone who does not clear up after their dog in a public space can be given a fixed penalty by the West Suffolk Councils.

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The Station Road site marked in red, Rabbit Hill Covert in yellow and Briscoe Way in orange 
Map: Googlemaps

375 homes in Lakenheath get go ahead

A ministerial halt on planning permission for 375 homes and a school in Lakenheath has been removed.

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Green fanged spider

Green fanged spiders invade Newmarket homes

Homes in Newmarket have been infested with one of the UK’s biggest spiders.

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Newmarket Journal June 2013

Burwell residents gear up to pull the plug on power plant proposal

Residents in Burwell are mobilising to form an action group to fight plans for a gas power plant in the village which they believe will blight their lives.

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Pro motocross riders training youngsters at the West Row Moto-cross Track

UPDATED: Permission granted to run West Row Moto-cross track for longer

An application to allow the motocross track at West Row to open longer and for 52 more days a year was approved by councillors last night.

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Met Office warns of heavy rain and flooding

Warnings of heavy rain on Tuesday and Wednesday across East Anglia

Showers giving up to three hours of heavy rain will hit East Anglia tomorrow followed by more continuous rain on Wednesday, the Met Office has warned.

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A USAF  F-15E Strike Eagle takes off at RAF Lakenheath. (USAF photo/Airman 1st Class Eli Chevalier)

Increased flying ops from RAF Lakenheath

The USAF’s 48th Fighter Wing will increase flying operations from RAF Lakenheath from Monday.

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West Row village sign

West Row to get own parish council

West Row will have a parish council of its own by 2019, Forest Heath District Council decided last night.

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Live wire councillors David Bowman, left, and Peter Stevens plug in a Nissan Leaf electric car

More council car charge points in West Suffolk

West Suffolk has become an easier place in which to run a plug-in electric car.

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The site on the left of Eriswell Road where 140 houses are proposed

Lakenheath plan backed in spite of nearby halt notices and appeal

A plan for up to 140 homes in Lakenheath has been re-approved by councillors on the day a nearby site was refused by a planning inspector.

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Forest Heath councillors, staff and partners celebrating the launch of Toggam Farm in Lakenheath.

Solar farm tour highlights community energy ideas

The public can visit Forest Heath District Council’s solar farm at Toggam Farm, Lakenheath, during Community Energy Fortnight.

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