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History book sheds light on village's retailers past and present over last 200 years

30 November 2020
History book sheds light on village's retailers past and present over last 200 years

History book sheds light on village's retailers past and present over last 200 years

30 November 2020

Money raised from sales of the book will go towards an expanded heritage centre at the village hall, showcasing the history society’s artifacts.


Love of nature inspires launch of new vegan café and shop Green Man Lounge

24 November 2020
Love of nature inspires launch of new vegan café and shop Green Man Lounge

Love of nature inspires launch of new vegan café and shop Green Man Lounge

24 November 2020

Because of the coronavirus lockdown, the business is operating as a takeaway to start with, until they can fully open, hopefully from December.


Proposal for new rural children's home granted planning approval

23 November 2020
Proposal for new rural children's home granted planning approval

Proposal for new rural children's home granted planning approval

23 November 2020

The application was made by PSS Care Group, which owns three residential children’s homes, all regulated by Ofsted with overall good ratings.


Baby bank charity Abi's Footprints keen to help struggling families during coronavirus pandemic

19 November 2020
Baby bank charity Abi's Footprints keen to help struggling families during coronavirus pandemic

Baby bank charity Abi's Footprints keen to help struggling families during coronavirus pandemic

19 November 2020

The charity, which provides essentials for families with new babies, says it welcomes requests for help, and particularly at this difficult time.


Circular walks scheme devised to help village residents stay active during coronavirus lockdown

17 November 2020
Circular walks scheme devised to help village residents stay active during coronavirus lockdown

Circular walks scheme devised to help village residents stay active during coronavirus lockdown

17 November 2020

The idea is part of the Long Melford Neighbourhood Plan, which is still being finalised and will be put to a village referendum.


Dog owners urged to keep pets under control after swan injured on water meadows

14 November 2020
Dog owners urged to keep pets under control after swan injured on water meadows

Dog owners urged to keep pets under control after swan injured on water meadows

14 November 2020

A local wildlife volunteers says he is concerned about the number of recent incidents where dogs have chased wildfowl and got too near cattle.


Artist sets heart on new business inspired by art therapy during first coronavirus lockdown

09 November 2020
Artist sets heart on new business inspired by art therapy during first coronavirus lockdown

Artist sets heart on new business inspired by art therapy during first coronavirus lockdown

09 November 2020

Alice Wotton, 24, urges other young people who have been affected by the pandemic to follow her lead and find something they can do which they love.


Remembrance art exhibition to mark church's wartime history as guiding light for pilots returning home

06 November 2020
Remembrance art exhibition to mark church's wartime history as guiding light for pilots returning home

Remembrance art exhibition to mark church's wartime history as guiding light for pilots returning home

06 November 2020

The exhibition is being opened by WWII veteran Doug Vince, a flight engineer on board a Stirling bomber plane that was shot on its way home in 1944.


Town's top gardeners rewarded for fruits of their labour during coronavirus pandemic

06 November 2020
Town's top gardeners rewarded for fruits of their labour during coronavirus pandemic

Town's top gardeners rewarded for fruits of their labour during coronavirus pandemic

06 November 2020

Certificates were sent out to winners of this year's In Bloom competition this week, with a presentation event scrapped due to the pandemic.


Businesses worried for their future as second coronavirus lockdown takes effect

05 November 2020
Businesses worried for their future as second coronavirus lockdown takes effect

Businesses worried for their future as second coronavirus lockdown takes effect

05 November 2020

Retail and hospitality businesses are bracing themselves for a huge hit, in what would have been their most profitable time, leading up to Christmas.


Virtual wine tasting sessions hosted by Suffolk restaurant prove a hit amid coronavirus pandemic

01 November 2020
Virtual wine tasting sessions hosted by Suffolk restaurant prove a hit amid coronavirus pandemic

Virtual wine tasting sessions hosted by Suffolk restaurant prove a hit amid coronavirus pandemic

01 November 2020

The wine tastings are held online via the online conferencing platform Zoom, with up to 30 customers, every four weeks.


Plans to develop 14 new homes on field in Suffolk village submitted

30 October 2020
Plans to develop 14 new homes on field in Suffolk village submitted

Plans to develop 14 new homes on field in Suffolk village submitted

30 October 2020

The application for 14 one, two and three-bedroom homes, submitted on behalf of A F Machinery, also includes four affordable homes.


Campaign to save town's last bank from closure gathers momentum

28 October 2020
Campaign to save town's last bank from closure gathers momentum

Campaign to save town's last bank from closure gathers momentum

28 October 2020

The town's TSB bank is among more than 160 UK branches earmarked for closure, but the town council fears the impact its loss would have on residents.


Building company reflects on 50 years in business as anniversary arrives

24 October 2020
Building company reflects on 50 years in business as anniversary arrives

Building company reflects on 50 years in business as anniversary arrives

24 October 2020

At 74, owner and founder Joe Wiles says he is not ready to retire as he loves his job – even though he’s seen a lot of friends and colleagues retire.


COLUMN: John Ward - 'We have had cause to celebrate in recent weeks despite coronavirus'

23 October 2020
COLUMN: John Ward - 'We have had cause to celebrate in recent weeks despite coronavirus'

COLUMN: John Ward - 'We have had cause to celebrate in recent weeks despite coronavirus'

23 October 2020

"Despite the current crisis, residents and businesses in Babergh have had cause to celebrate over recent weeks."


Frequent fundraiser braves the shave in support of St Nicholas Hospice Care

22 October 2020
Frequent fundraiser braves the shave in support of St Nicholas Hospice Care

Frequent fundraiser braves the shave in support of St Nicholas Hospice Care

22 October 2020

The coronavirus epidemic may have dealt a blow to Chris Rix’s rowing plans, but it hasn’t stopped his fundraising activities.


Businessman achieves coffee shop dream inspired by travels across the globe

20 October 2020
Businessman achieves coffee shop dream inspired by travels across the globe

Businessman achieves coffee shop dream inspired by travels across the globe

20 October 2020

Lee Bishop said the café is a business he has dreamed of owning for years, adding that all of his beans are Fairtrade to help promote sustainability.


Quay Theatre receives vital £120,000 lifeline from Government's Culture Recovery Fund

15 October 2020
Quay Theatre receives vital £120,000 lifeline from Government's Culture Recovery Fund

Quay Theatre receives vital £120,000 lifeline from Government's Culture Recovery Fund

15 October 2020

The theatre's management had feared for the venue’s survival, after having to close following the coronavirus lockdown back in March.


TSB bank in Suffolk town facing the axe as 164 branches across UK earmarked for closure

01 October 2020
TSB bank in Suffolk town facing the axe as 164 branches across UK earmarked for closure

TSB bank in Suffolk town facing the axe as 164 branches across UK earmarked for closure

01 October 2020

TSB bosses say the closures were due to changing customer behaviour, which has seen more people move towards online banking.


Bridal shop hopes improved presence at new location will propel business to greater success

25 September 2020
Bridal shop hopes improved presence at new location will propel business to greater success

Bridal shop hopes improved presence at new location will propel business to greater success

25 September 2020

Franchisee Louise Blore says her decision to relocate to larger premises will provide greater scope for the business to grow going forward.