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Firefighters are working to release a woman trapped in her car in Halstead.

A visualisation of the new high school at Moreton Hall.

Educationalists have welcomed the announcement that a west Suffolk-based trust has been put forward to sponsor a new high school in Bury St Edmunds.

11:49
Brown bins are used for garden waste, but there could soon be a charge

Hundreds of thousands of Suffolk households could have to pay £50 a year if they want to continue to recycle their garden waste through the brown bin scheme.

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Dancers Crystal Main and Bruce Lait

Professional dancer Crystal Main said her passion for her art has helped her to overcome the psychological trauma of 7/7.

Amber Rudd is pictured with L-R: Dee Gathorne-Hardy (senior ranger), Patrick Begg (programme director - Ickworth), Jonathan Rhodes (programme manager - Ickworth), Gill Dickinson (Good Energy), Stephanie Hall (project manager - National Trust) and Miranda Campbell (East of England environmental practices adviser - National Trust).

A new biomass boiler at Ickworth has been officially switched on by a Government minister as the National Trust announces a £30million investment in renewable energy to heat and power more of its estates.

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Sudbury Cricket Club

A top satirist and fundraiser extraordinaire are among the latest names added to the squad of a charity cricket team visiting Suffolk at the end of July.

Front – Cllr Geoff Holdcroft (left) with NRG Theatres’ chief executive, Ray Anderson, watched by (back – left to right) with NRG Theatres’ artist director, Vince Rayner, Cllr Andy Smith and Suffolk Coastal’s Leader, Cllr Ray Herring.

Photo: Paul Nixon

Owners of a seaside theatre have extended the deadline for a consultation exercise to gain people’s views on how they would like to see the theatre develop.

Politics

Connecting the most remote parts of Suffolk and Norfolk to the internet and phone network must be done together, a Suffolk MP has said.

Yesterday, 09:27
UKIP MP Douglas Carswell.

A “conveyor belt” of taxpayer money is bringing ex-convicts to Clacton to live a life of alcohol, drug and welfare dependency, its MP has claimed.

Friday, July 3, 2015
The existing A14 in Cambridgeshire which is prone to congestion.

Suffolk MPs Therese Coffey and Jo Churchill have taken the case to upgrade the county’s busiest road to the Transport Department.

Thursday, July 2, 2015
Dr Dan Poulter is elected with 30, 317 votes.

The impact of Scottish devolution on the rest of the United Kingdom will be scrutinised by a Suffolk MP.

Thursday, July 2, 2015
Cavendish Road in Clare is set to be closed for roadworks.

An energy company has “gone all the way” in addressing people’s concerns over major gas works in Clare this summer, a councillor has said.

Features

Suffolk’s Christine Truman won the French Tennis Championships in 1959. Now her fictional creation, Dilly, is competing there...

Yesterday, 15:57
Jean's aunts Lily and Ethel. 'Lily was blunt-spoken, much like her mother (Retta), whereas Ethel was a real little madam'

Jean Keevil loved her childhood in Bath Street, though is sad the area has changed

Yesterday, 12:00
Seth, Finley & Mitchell Tomlinson-Lodge looking cool in Paris

Superdad Will Lodge considers what we really want to know from school reports.

Sunday, July 5, 2015
Seth and Eliza Gaw loved Latitude but planning was key, says dad Matt Gaw

With the mounting costs of family holidays, events like Latitude can be a genuine alternative to a traditional bucket and spade break.

Saturday, July 4, 2015
Walking group

From high up on the fell we could see Derwent Water and many of the hills made famous by the journals of the great Alfred Wainwright.

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11:49

Hundreds of thousands of Suffolk households could have to pay £50 a year if they want to continue to recycle their garden waste through the brown bin scheme.

Amber Rudd is pictured with L-R: Dee Gathorne-Hardy (senior ranger), Patrick Begg (programme director - Ickworth), Jonathan Rhodes (programme manager - Ickworth), Gill Dickinson (Good Energy), Stephanie Hall (project manager - National Trust) and Miranda Campbell (East of England environmental practices adviser - National Trust).

A new biomass boiler at Ickworth has been officially switched on by a Government minister as the National Trust announces a £30million investment in renewable energy to heat and power more of its estates.

Yesterday, 08:35
Stephen Rose, SSE head of offshore wind generation

The man tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of a £1.6bn windfarm off the Suffolk coast has explained the challenges of overseeing 140 turbines capable of powering half-a-million homes and the contractual “crossroads” his firm faces next year.

Thursday, July 2, 2015
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The sky’s now quite literally the limit when it comes to exploring landscapes - as cutting-edge technology is giving photographers new bird’s eye views from the skies that are more intimate than ever before.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Stansted Airport

A report into the future of Britain’s airports does not rule out a second runway at Stansted – and raises fears of extra night flights to the Essex airport.

Business

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The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change will visit Suffolk today to officially launch a major new environmentally-friendly installation at Ickworth Estate.

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Post Office

The branch on High Street will be shut for two weeks and is set for longer opening hours after works.

John Cox of NatWest.

The East of England witnessed the slowest rate of growth of any region or nation in Great Britain during the first three months of 2015, according to a study by the Royal Bank of Scotland group.

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Mark and Spencer has posted a drop in quarterly clothing sales, after a colder May impacted demand for its spring and summer collections.

High street giant Marks & Spencer today posted a drop in quarterly clothing sales, after a colder May impacted demand for its spring and summer collections.

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A social media start-up which aims to rival the likes of Facebook and LinkedIn says it has won a significant investment ahead of its autumn launch.