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Heritage Lottery Fund

Trustees of a west Suffolk park are celebrating after being awarded £1.5million of lottery funding for a range of different projects to enhance the visitor experience.

The restored bells of St Margaret’s Church in Ipswich have been tested for the first time – and should be ready to ring in Easter in style.

Colchester could soon have its very own Eiffel Tower after multi-million pound plans to revitalise a much-loved and iconic landmark were revealed.

Melton Old Church is preparing to open its doors for the first time this year.

Nick Collinson, the National Trust’s new general manager for east Suffolk, looked out from high up on the cliff-top at the charity’s breathtakingly beautiful swathe of purple perfection that is Dunwich Heath, and then turned his gaze down to sea level to scan the shimmering shingle beach that for only some of the time keeps the hungry, scouring waves at bay below.

The bells from one of the most historic churches in Ipswich should be ringing again soon after arriving back in town after major repair work.

Residents in Sudbury are being asked to help commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War by creating a stunning cascade of poppies from a town church.

A community arts co-operative based in Brightlingsea have been awarded over £25,000 in funding to run a series of wildlife projects.

Plans to create a new gallery dedicated to the works of Suffolk artist Thomas Gainsborough reached a new milestone after a formal planning application was lodged.

Hand-reared black-tailed godwits fly from East Anglia to Portugal

The team trying to save a Suffolk village’s fire ravaged pub have concluded it can be done – but will cost £1.6m and take up to three years.

Award-winning Stanford Arms to host Broads appeal fundraiser

Gainsborough House head gardener Jane Lowe on the challenges of using only natural products and plants which were available during the lifetime of the legendary painter who grew up at the Sudbury home.

A multi-million pound project to transform a Sudbury museum has received a huge boost after the district council gifted a site to support the scheme.

Urban hedgehog hotspots such as Suffolk’s county town are becoming increasingly important refuges for the popular prickly animals as rural populations continue to decline, a new report reveals today.

A former Sudbury church could be transformed and opened up for use by the wider community if a lottery grant of around £2million is awarded.

More help to ease homelessness, more action against drug gangs, cleaner streets, improvements to the entrance to the Waterfront... and better toilets at the Ipswich Regent.

Work to replace the roof of a historic Grade I-listed church in Suffolk has begun after a fundraising campaign of more than two years reached its goal.

Suffolk Wildlife Trust is seeking the services of a special volunteer – one who isn’t afraid of the dark.

Plans to build a new records office and heritage centre on the University of Suffolk campus near Ipswich Waterfront have been formally approved by Suffolk County Council.

An ambitious £1million project to transform a west Suffolk church into a community hub could become a reality.

A consortium of museums from across Suffolk – and Colchester – have won a grant of nearly £600,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to create 27 new apprenticeships.

Plans to build a new multi-million pound heritage centre, The Hold, to replace Ipswich’s Suffolk Records Office are expected to get the go-ahead next week.

University of Suffolk student Deborah Norwood has superbly captured the haunting past of Broomhill Swimming Pool.

Staff who worked on the railways in Bury St Edmunds have been reunited for the first time in nearly 60 years.

Ipswich received some fantastic news this week when the Heritage Lottery Fund awarded the full amount asked – £3.4m – to restore Broomhill Pool.

Supporters of Broomhill Pool have come together to celebrate its lottery jackpot win – and to prepare for the day when Ipswich’s only lido is once again open for swimming.

Ipswich’s Broomhill Pool has got the best-possible early Christmas present – a £3.4m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

A volunteer fair was held at the weekend to encourage people to get involved with a project to bring the history of a Bury St Edmunds building to life.

The old phrase “do not disturb” certainly does not apply to the flint-strewn sandy soils of the Brecks - they’ve been disturbed for centuries and lovers of the region are thankful for it.

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