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An award winning tourist attraction says it will have to leave its home of 40 years because its landlord is selling up.

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Abbey Gardens - are you proud of Suffolk's green spaces?

Welcome to Suffolk Says – your opportunity to give your views on a range of important issues in our county.

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The land on Church Lane, Claydon where planning applications have been applied for to install caravans and an amenities building. Photograph Simon Parker

Planning officers have recommended representatives in Mid Suffolk refuse an application for a travellers’ site in the district.

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Indecent images found on pensioner's laptop

A 74-year-old Ipswich man whose name was given to Suffolk detectives as part of a worldwide inquiry has been given a caution for child pornography.

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One lane is closed on the A14 westbound due to a broken down lorry.

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Police patrol.

Police officers in Essex are unable to carry out their work as effectively with the street lights turned off.

Jason Croker

A former Felixstowe man has been jailed after throttling a woman during an attempted rape before dumping his unconscious victim in a field.

Politics

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Police officers in Essex are unable to carry out their work as effectively with the street lights turned off.

Saturday, March 28, 2015
Ipswich Crown Court

A 19-year old man who met up with a 13-year-old girl and exchanged text messages with her despite being given a police caution for kissing her several months earlier has been sentenced to 21 months youth detention.

Saturday, March 28, 2015
Tim Yeo

An outgoing Suffolk MP has denied reports he stands to make more than £500,000 from the sale of his second home, which was part-subsidised by the taxpayer – saying he plans to keep the London property.

Friday, March 27, 2015
An impression of the new Moreton Hall secondary school.

Community leaders have made key decisions this week to drive forward a project involving a new school, sports facilities, homes, road and business park in Bury St Edmunds.

Friday, March 27, 2015
Secretary of State for Transport Patrick McLoughlin visited Andrew Harston, Director Shortsea of ABP, during a tour of Ipswich Haven Marina.

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin got a first-hand look at the problems facing villagers on the A12 in Suffolk as he travelled from Ipswich to Lowestoft.

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Sheena Grant’s thrifty living challenge continues.

Saturday, March 28, 2015
Linda and Chris in their garden this month. 'We look a bit like Worzel Gummidge,' she says. Nonsense!

It’s an exotic oasis off the beaten track, is the Pegdens’ peaceful garden. Steven Russell meets a couple – and their dogs! – for whom 2015 brings a special anniversary.

Saturday, March 28, 2015
Will Lodge with baby Mila

Parenting columnist Will Lodge looks at why walking is a dream and a nightmare.

Saturday, March 28, 2015
North Wing, Onehouse Hall

Onehouse Hall is in an enviable, elevated rural setting, surrounded by stunning grounds and undulating countryside.

Saturday, March 28, 2015
Claire Parker in The Big Painting Challenge. Photo: BBC/Dan Prince

The moment of truth looms for Claire Parker – the youngest finalist in the BBC’s Big Painting Challenge. She tells Steven Russell about the year that’s made her stronger… and being mistaken for a cartoon character

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Saturday, March 28, 2015

A television antiques expert has appealed for help rebuilding his eco-friendly arts centre in Suffolk after a major blaze destroyed the historic sawmill that was to be its showroom and workshops.

Saturday, March 28, 2015
Darsham Nurseries head chef Lola DeMille and chef Tom Eagle in the cafe where they are donating money from one of the dishes to the World Land Trust.

An international conservation charity based in Suffolk is one of three organisations to benefit from a new campaign raising awareness about the impact of meat production on health, welfare and the environment.

Friday, March 27, 2015
Representatives from Bury in Bloom and Treatt plus parents and teachers with children from  Westgate Primary Nursery.

An ingredients firm based in Bury St Edmunds has been announced as a sponsor of two Bury in Bloom award schemes.

Friday, March 27, 2015
Christian Taylor's home neighbours the area where an extension to the Greater Gabbard windfarm was supposed to come onshore.

The neighbour of an electricity substation, abandoned when work halted on a £20million offshore wind farm project, has compared the site to a scorched battlefield.

Business

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Stansted Airport is expecting more than 280,000 passengers to pass through its terminal over Easter.

Arthur Charvonia opening the Suffolk Coast Business

The organisers of a “Routes to Market” conference and exhibition staged in Suffolk last week say they are planning a similar event for next year following “overwhelmingly positive feedback”.

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The Suffolk One hotel management students at Aldeburgh.

A party of Ipswich students had a day at the seaside at Aldeburgh – to find out about the realities of working in the customer service industry.

Friday, March 27, 2015
Pauline Turner with sons Ian and Glen at Hyundai Bury St Edmunds with  a replica of the Ford Cortina she won  in a competition more than 50 years ago, the sale of which helpd to finance the launch of Turners Motor Group.

The Suffolk-based Turners Motor Group is celebrating its golden anniversary.

Friday, March 27, 2015
Smart421 managing director Neil Miles.

A Suffolk company involved the delivery of “smart ticket” technology which is being adopted by regional rail operator Abellio Greater Anglia has welcomed news of the new facility’s launch later this year.