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Plans afoot to topple ‘tower’ and revamp part of Haverhill High Street

The appearance of part of Haverhill’s High Street could be transformed if plans submitted by the town council get the go ahead.

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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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Some of the new equipment that has already been installed in Ridgewell. Picture: Sue Rouse

Tesco tokens will help Ridgewell children stay more active

A small but dedicated group of volunteers has joined forces with Tesco in a bid to improve a village play area and encourage residents to be more active.

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An abandoned car like this one can lead to a fine and prosecution

Abandoned cars in Haverhill and Clare result in prosecutions

The owners of three abandoned vehicles were ordered to pay a total of £4,700 following successful prosecutions by St Edmundsbury Council.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom - April 28, 2016: A modern electric tram pulls out of the railway connection station in Nottingham City centre, with the famous Lace market district in the background.

Boost for Haverhill to Cambridge rail link revival hopes

The long-held dream of reinstating a rail line from Haverhill to Cambridge has taken a huge step forward this week at Westminster.

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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 location for the proposed development on the edge of Steeple Bumpstead. Contributed photo.

Steeple Bumpstead group boosts its campaign funds

Hands off Steeple Bumpstead (HOSB)has organised a successful event to rally the strong support the campaign enjoys in the village and to raise funds.

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Platform One Cafe is situated in the heart of Clare Castle Country Park. Picture Mark Westley

Proposal to change Clare park lease changes sparks dispute

Proposed changes to the lease arrangement at Clare Castle Country Park (CCCP) has sparked a dispute which saw tempers erupt at a town council meeting last week.

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A hot dog keeping cool

Suffolk temperatures soar to more than 30C

We may not have hit the highs reached further inland, but Suffolk still saw temperatures getting into the 30s.

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The Met Office warns of difficult driving conditions in worst hit areas

Warning of two weeks worth of rain in an hour for East Anglia

The Met office has warned that torrential rain could bring localised flooding and difficult driving conditions to East Anglia tomorrow afternoon and evening.

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Illegal extension led to court conviction for Great Abington couple

Illegal extension led to court conviction for Great Abington couple

A couple from Great Abington have been told by Magistrates they must take down and remove a single story pitched roof extension that they claimed to be a caravan.

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Two F-35A Lightning IIs from the 388th Fighter Squadron and three F-15C Eagles from the 493rd Fighter Squadron, RAF Lakenheath. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Tech. Sgt. Roidan Carlson)

More flying across East Anglia from RAF Lakenheath next week

Raf Lakenheath has today warned that its 48th Fighter Wing will increase flying operations next week across East Anglia.

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Election news

Your Suffolk and Essex County Council candidates

In total there are 10 divisions in the Babergh area.

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Blue tit numbers have dropped in Suffolk thanks to a poor breeding season

Picture: Chris Gomersall (rspb-images.com)

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.

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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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This aerial view shows the Great Wisley Park site outlined in red and the north west relief road in orange

Call to finish a Haverhill relief road before work starts on 2,500 homes

A councillor has called for work on a 2,500 home development to be delayed until a relief road is completed.

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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.

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Aerial photograph of the Great Wilsey Park development site in red

Controversial plans for Haverhill could get green light

Controversial plans for thousands of homes to the north east of Haverhill could get the go ahead next week.

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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.

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A large sink hole appeared in Newton Road, Sudbury.

Sudbury sinkhole road closes again after drivers experience dip in the road

Newton Road in Sudbury has been closed again just a day after it reopened following works to repair a sink hole.

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