Owner of derelict Haverhill factory says council is ‘holding us to ransom’ as they attempt to redevelop it

The owners of a derelict Haverhill engineering factory blighted by vandalism and arson have accused St Edmundsbury Council of holding them to ransom over their hopes for having the site redeveloped.

Villagers gather for the Annual Litter Pick in Withersfield near Haverhill.

Withersfield residents take on a rubbish task

Bottles, cans, take away wrappers, old tyres and even underwear was collected by the bagfuls during an annual spring clean litter pick in Withersfield.

Matt Hancock, left, with Matt Hancock with Kentford's Rubbish Friends. volunteer litter pickers

Grant to Suffolk will fund trial of litter bins that call when full

Suffolk has received a £10,000 Government grant to help cut roadside litter.

The Stour Brook in East Town Park after the pollution

Just what did make a Haverhill waterway turn pink

An investigation is being carried out to try and determine what caused the Stour Brook in Haverhill’s East Town Park to turn a strange shade of pink last week.

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.

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.

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.

Left to right From left:  Derek Brown, owner, DB Sheetmetals,  Alex Lancashire, IC Lighting Ltd, Cllr Alaric Pugh, Portfolio Holder for Planning and Growth,      Oliver Ingwall King, Energy Advisor, St Edmundsbury Borough Council Caroline Law, Chief Executive Officer, DB Sheetmetals. Picture by Andy Abbott

Haverhill’s energy efficiency upgrade makes them a leading light

A pioneering West Suffolk scheme to support local businesses be greener and save money has helped a Haverhill company and reduce costs.

Dave Dodman by the new fencing in Pakenham Place

Parking now ‘worse than ever’ in Haverhill cul-de-sac after housing association put up fencing

Parking in a Haverhill cul-de-sac is now ‘worse than ever’ after a housing association blocked off an area previously used for parking.

Winter at Lackford - eye spy

Culture: Winter at Lackford

Winter at Lackford Lakes is a special time of year, with crisp frosty days under cerulean blue skies, the place becomes quite magical.

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Sawston and Whittlesford earmarked as potential rural travel hubs

Sawston and Whittlesford are among three South Cambridgeshire villages proposed as possible areas for new “rural travel hubs” to better connect residents with public transport, walking and cycling routes.

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.

Mary Evans from Suffolk County Council and Ira Adams, 8 officially open the new playground at Clare Castle Country Park. Pic - Richard Marsham

Clare park’s play area’s transformation is complete

The extended and refurbished play area in the outer bailey of Clare Castle Country Park was officially opened on Saturday.

Vehicles that park on the pavement in Haverhill High Street, are contributing to the dangerous state of some of the paving slabs. Picture: Steve Barton

Traders asked to help make Haverhill’s streets safer

Haverhill Town Council has called on town centre businesses to help ‘banish weak and wobbly pavements’ by reporting them to the county council.

Fly tipping

Fly tipping cost borough £18,412

Clearing up after fly tippers cost St Edmundsbury’s council tax payers £18,412 in 2016/17.

How the new digital display unit and seating would look outside Haverhill Arts Centre

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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