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A business owner from Woodbridge says her shop saw a 20% drop in trade due to the closure of Woods Lane in Melton before Christmas - and is keen to let people know that the town is ‘still open for business’.

The garden at Melton train station has undergone a transformation thanks to a community project.

A troubled Suffolk council has been officially warned about its failings for the third successive year – prompting calls for “someone to get a grip” and resolve the problems.

A series of Suffolk street and store collections in the lead up to Christmas has raised nearly £1,300 for community causes.

An inquiry over controversial plans to build 300 homes in Kesgrave is likely to take place again in the New Year just months after a decision was announced after the Government admitted that errors were made.

A market town described as a “jewel in Suffolk’s crown” could face hundreds more new homes - prompting fears its unique character may be lost.

The second phase of the Riduna Park commercial development at Melton, near Woodbridge, has reached a key stage in its construction.

An exhibition, showcasing a handmade replica of the Bayeux Tapestry has opened in Melton after an appeal to find it a temporary home.

Community leaders have expressed their disappointment after developers behind plans to build 300 homes in Kesgrave have launched a legal challenge into the findings of an appeal.

An appeal to build 300 homes off Bell Lane in Kesgrave could end up going to the High Court after Persimmon Homes has called for a judicial review of the Planning Inspectorate’s appeal findings.

A Suffolk councillor has called for controversial proposals to charge for brown bin collections to be scrapped – and to double the tax on second homes instead.

Villagers in Melton have voted to approve a neighbourhood plan for the area after a referendum took place this week.

Developers at one of the busiest retail parks on the outskirts of Ipswich have confirmed the names of two new stores set to join.

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A bold masterplan has been drawn up for more than 100 acres of land on the edge of Felixstowe – to provide the resort with homes, jobs, a new school, and state-of-the art sports and leisure facilities.

Another honour for Gipping Homes for the Bartlet convalescent home conversion in Felixstowe.

A popular hotel in Kesgrave is set to get a health spa added to its site in 2018, as fresh proposals have been submitted to planners.


Woodbridge Country Market has faced a recent downturn in trade as many people do not realise it is still open due to the extensive building work at Deben Swimming Pool.

Suffolk’s crime commissioner has declared no immediate plan to move police headquarters, despite the site being earmarked for housing.


Housing developers have agreed to consider working around the clock to minimise disruption from a fiercely opposed road closure, which gets underway in east Suffolk on Monday.

A defibrillator has been installed at Westerfield Village Hall after funding was secured for the lifesaving piece of kit.

Housing developers were last night accused of potentially ‘ruining lives and business’ with the planned four-month closure of a ‘major arterial road’.

Contractors who had worked on the conservation of a derelict Rushmere building have expressed their sadness after it was damaged in a thatch roof fire last week.

A Suffolk councillor is calling for tougher sentences for lead thieves after another church - in Sproughton - fell victim to the crime last week.

Suffolk’s ambition to become the most “film friendly county in the UK” is expected to take major strides forward on Monday when planners are recommended to approve a new studio complex.

The company which runs Foxhall Stadium in Ipswich has been ordered to pay £118,000 after it admitted breaching four health and safety standards which jeopardised public safety.

A much-loved statue could be back on public view soon after an application was submitted for a new display site.

Developers behind plans to build a 300-home estate in land off Bell Lane, Kesgrave, have expressed their disappointment at the Planning Inspectorate’s decision after it dismissed an appeal to let the build go ahead.

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