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GMTV star Matt helps parents’ Brandon hotel to competition win

27 March 2015
GMTV star Matt helps parents’ Brandon hotel to competition win

GMTV star Matt helps parents’ Brandon hotel to competition win

27 March 2015

A former television presenter who helped his parents transform their Brandon hotel was back on our screens last week, working his way to victory on a Channel Four show.


Greatly-missed Mildenhall playground opens its gates

26 March 2015
Greatly-missed Mildenhall playground opens its gates

Greatly-missed Mildenhall playground opens its gates

26 March 2015

Residents in Mildenhall have welcomed the reopening this week of a much-missed playground which has been closed for nearly nine months.


Reduced West Row housing development still a ‘10 per cent increase’ in village size

26 March 2015
Reduced West Row housing development still a ‘10 per cent increase’ in village size

Reduced West Row housing development still a ‘10 per cent increase’ in village size

26 March 2015

Developers have halved the size of a controversial housing proposal in West Row, despite a report revealing the site had only been earmarked for a third of the original amount.


Awards ceremony to honour Breckland’s community heroes

24 March 2015
Awards ceremony to honour Breckland’s community heroes

Awards ceremony to honour Breckland’s community heroes

24 March 2015

Community heroes from Thetford and East Harling were commended at an awards ceremony for Breckland’s most selfless residents last Friday.


Dance project culimates in stage show for Red Lodge pupils

22 March 2015
Dance project culimates in stage show for Red Lodge pupils

Dance project culimates in stage show for Red Lodge pupils

22 March 2015

Primary school pupils in Red Lodge strutted their stuff on stage in Ipswich last weekend, marking the end of a collaborative project with a local dance company.


FEATURE: Innovative foundation helps people to Crack On

22 March 2015
FEATURE: Innovative foundation helps people to Crack On

FEATURE: Innovative foundation helps people to Crack On

22 March 2015

Mark Byford admits that he is more into action than paperwork. It is this predisposition and a desire to help disadvantaged people which motivated he and friend Gary Spencer set up the Crack On Foundation around four years ago.


Life is rosy for Thetford gardener

22 March 2015
Life is rosy for Thetford gardener

Life is rosy for Thetford gardener

22 March 2015

It was the rediscovery of a childhood love of gardening which helped Barry Stone to overcome the most difficult period of his life - and now his dedicated green fingers have been rewarded.


Honour for ‘courageous’ pensioner

21 March 2015
Honour for ‘courageous’ pensioner

Honour for ‘courageous’ pensioner

21 March 2015

A Thetford pensioner, who battled to save lives during a care home fire by putting out flames with his bare hands, has received an award from Norfolk Fire Service.


Tuddenham couple lose phone line after two collisions take out poles

19 March 2015
Tuddenham couple lose phone line after two collisions take out poles

Tuddenham couple lose phone line after two collisions take out poles

19 March 2015

An elderly Tuddenham couple were left without a phone line or internet connection for more than a fortnight after two telephone poles were knocked down on their road.


Mildenhall welcomes ‘fantastic’ new community centre

18 March 2015
Mildenhall welcomes ‘fantastic’ new community centre

Mildenhall welcomes ‘fantastic’ new community centre

18 March 2015

A door was opened to new opportunities for Mildenhall residents this week with the official opening of a ‘fantastic’ community facility.


Final airshow at RAF Mildenhall could be on the cards

17 March 2015
Final airshow at RAF Mildenhall could be on the cards

Final airshow at RAF Mildenhall could be on the cards

17 March 2015

A Forest Heath councillor has said he will push for the Pentagon to allow a final air show at RAF Mildenhall before its closure.


£4m housing development in Bury St Edmunds shows partnership’s vision for future builds

16 March 2015
£4m housing development in Bury St Edmunds shows partnership’s vision for future builds

£4m housing development in Bury St Edmunds shows partnership’s vision for future builds

16 March 2015

A new £4 million housing development in the heart of Bury St Edmunds, which will provide homes to the town’s neediest residents, was officially opened on Monday.


Trainee historian looking to future after completing course at Thetford museum

15 March 2015
Trainee historian looking to future after completing course at Thetford museum

Trainee historian looking to future after completing course at Thetford museum

15 March 2015

A young Thetford historian is looking to the future as her career takes her from the town to pastures new.


Former Beyton publican’s son tells tales of childhood in story collection

15 March 2015
Former Beyton publican’s son tells tales of childhood in story collection

Former Beyton publican’s son tells tales of childhood in story collection

15 March 2015

The story of one family’s long history at a Beyton pub has been retold by one of its oldest living members.


Campaign to improve children’s poor oral health across West Suffolk

14 March 2015
Campaign to improve children’s poor oral health across West Suffolk

Campaign to improve children’s poor oral health across West Suffolk

14 March 2015

County councillors have launched a campaign to improve children’s dental health after figures revealed a quarter of children in Mildenhall and nearly a fifth in Bury St Edmunds have tooth decay before starting school.


Brandon teenagers make national music competition finals

14 March 2015
Brandon teenagers make national music competition finals

Brandon teenagers make national music competition finals

14 March 2015

A group of budding Brandon musicians performed the show of their lives last month, playing to crowds in a famed London venue during a national music competition final.


Councillors expect decision from MOD about RAF Mildenhall’s future by September

13 March 2015
Councillors expect decision from MOD about RAF Mildenhall’s future by September

Councillors expect decision from MOD about RAF Mildenhall’s future by September

13 March 2015

Councillors have heard the Ministry of Defence (MOD) will make a decision about any future military use of the soon-to-close RAF Mildenhall by September.


$44.6m crash caused by ‘imperfections’ in RAF Lakenheath fighter jet’s nose, investigators conclude

13 March 2015
$44.6m crash caused by ‘imperfections’ in RAF Lakenheath fighter jet’s nose, investigators conclude

$44.6m crash caused by ‘imperfections’ in RAF Lakenheath fighter jet’s nose, investigators conclude

13 March 2015

Investigators have concluded an F-15D fighter jet which was destroyed in a $44.6 million crash in Lincolnshire last year had ‘imperfections’ in its nose.


Contamination and cars are among problems for proposed Bury St Edmunds housing development

13 March 2015
Contamination and cars are among problems for proposed Bury St Edmunds housing development

Contamination and cars are among problems for proposed Bury St Edmunds housing development

13 March 2015

Residents shared their thoughts about plans for more than 200 new homes on a delapidated site in central Bury St Edmunds this week.


Bury St Edmunds’ Parliamentary candidates head out into their communities

12 March 2015
Bury St Edmunds’ Parliamentary candidates head out into their communities

Bury St Edmunds’ Parliamentary candidates head out into their communities

12 March 2015

Parliamentary candidates have been out in force in West Suffolk this week as the General Election creeps closer.