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CERN trip for ‘most dedicated STEM teacher’ from Clare

The winners of the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Inspiration Awards 2016 were announced on Thursday at the House of Lords, with a Clare-based teacher recognised for his achievements.

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A rescue operation is taking place to save thousands of fish after the river level of the River Stour in Sudbury dropped suddenly. Photo by Tim Ranson ANL-161125-153939001

Remarkable photos show water level drop on River Stour, Sudbury

Photos taken by Sudbury photographer Tim Ranson show the incredible drop in water level on the River Stour.

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Thousands of fish being rescued after dramatic water level drop on River Stour, Sudbury

The Environment Agency (EA) are having to rescue thousands of fish from their spawning grounds after the River Stour dropped by at least six feet following a blockage.

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Council accused of ‘blocking’ Haverhill court site homes

A developer with plans for Haverhill’s old magistrates’ court site claims the council has ‘blocked’ the development in a row over the proportion of affordable housing.

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FEATURE: Stepping stones to create Suffolk’s ‘living landscapes’

Imagine a Suffolk where wildlife flourishes in the countryside, villages and towns. Where children grow up inspired by the sights and sounds of nature and where people live happier, healthier lives.

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Clay Hall House, luxury Bed and Breakfast business which has seen a boom in trade due to falling pound etc.

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Tourism revival is helped by Brexit blues

Acton bed and breakfast owner Simon Oldfield was braced for a big downturn in business after Brexit - but instead his business is booming.

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No generation gap for two of Bury’s Waste Not heroes

This month our Waste Not Bury St Edmunds campaign puts the spotlight on two of the town’s most enthusiastic recyclers.

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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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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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Village in a flap over fate of loud pesky peacocks

The fate of a peacock - or possibly three - are in the hands villagers after a formal complaint was received about the “nuisance” birds in Boxford.

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Mark Brown, left, and Simon Ginders Coxshall inspect the new gym at Haverhill Leisure Centre ANL-160927-104919001

Haverhill Leisure Centre’s money-saving green power funds gym makeover

A money-saving green power system at Haverhill Leisure Centre has been shortlisted for a national award while paying for a gym makeover.

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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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West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock and county councillor Mary Evans unveil the flashing speed sign at Little Thurlow

Villagers hope shared signs will cut speeds

Villagers plagued by drivers speeding are hoping a newly unveiled flashing speed signs they are sharing will reduce the problem.

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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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Warning of up to 50mm of bank holiday rain across the east

It is only to be expected for a bank holiday weekend, but the Met Office has today issued a heavy rain on Saturday and Sunday.

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Sticks, bug hunts and stargazing - ‘50 things’ kids should do before they turn 12

Sticks, bug hunts and stargazing - ‘50 things’ kids should do before they turn 12

Climbing trees, building a den, hunting for bugs and going stargazing are among the ‘bucket list’ items that children should be ticking off - before they get to the age of 12.

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Stock image of a haystack fire

Farmers warned to protect stacks this harvest – with SPACE

Rural crime officers from Operation Randall are issuing vital advice to farmers about protecting their stacks this harvest season.

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Swarms of “Ronaldo” moths could be set to invade UK

After starring in the drab European Championship final in France and landing on superstar Cristiano Ronaldo’s face, swarms of moths could be set to invade the UK in the next 24 hours.

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Simon Kent and Natalie Simone, Bex and Rex in the Beastly Brecks

Play teaches children what’s special about the Brecks

School children have been learning about the science behind the Brecks as part of a play commissioned by Forest Heath District Council.

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