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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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