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Are we in Weston Ditch yet?

The latest attempt to identify a road in West Row has been dubbed a ‘cock up’ by a parish councillor.

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The proposed quarry extension at Cavenham, outlined red, with the area removed following consultation outlined in yellow.'Map: Google Maps

Consultation shapes Suffolk’s quarrying plan

Suffolk County Council’s responses to public concerns over future mineral and gravel extraction in the county have been published.

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

Wade in to support Lark restoration work in Mildenhall

A group dedicated to restoring the River Lark is holding an event to recruit Mildenhall volunteers on Saturday.

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F-35A Lightning IIs will be coming to RAF Lakenheath (USAF photo/Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew)

Experts’ doubts over Lakenheath homes plans’ jet noise reports

A specialist’s review of noise assessments for four proposed developments in Lakenheath has thrown doubt on their findings.

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More snow on the way. Picture: Mecha Morton

Updated: Weekend snow warning for East Anglia

If you thought the snow was gone for this year, you were wrong.

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The Lakenheath map from Forest Heath's proposed District Plan with  new housing areas outlined in red and mixed use areas in yellow. The revised plan will remove most of the top left housing area..'Map: Google Earth

Council told to look again at homes plan

The distribution of new homes in Forest Heath will change after planning inspectors threw out council proposals.

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Traffic in the snow in Rougham Road, Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Robert Robertson

Updated Wednesday: East Anglian snow warning extended to midnight Saturday

The Met Office has today (Wednesday) updated its warnings for snow across East Anglia, extending them through Saturday with warnings of a continuing risk of travel and power disruption – but Bury St Edmunds market carries on.

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Tower power: could your local church boost you mobile phone signal?

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 village's 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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