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Transforming Suffolk's Gainsborough House: Have your say

Perspective section of how the museum will look Credit: ZMMA

People are being asked to share their thoughts on architectural plans for Gainsborough House in Sudbury.

A public exhibition is being held to show people the plans for the £8.5 million redevelopment project will help create a National Centre for Thomas Gainsborough, who died in 1788.

The redevelopment will turn the museum into a world-leading arts centre with four new galleries to showcase Thomas Gainsborough's art.

Gainsborough Silk Wall Credit: Sophie Woods at Gainsborough’s House
How the exhibitions gallery will look Credit: ZMMA

"This nationally significant project represents a once in a lifetime opportunity for Gainsborough's House. It has enormous support, yet we still need to secure £1 million by March 2018 to ensure the project goes ahead."

– Mark Bills, Director, Gainsborough House
Gainsborough House, Sudbury Credit: ITV News Anglia

The museum will also be able to display more information about Gainsborough's personal and family life as well as his artwork.

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Festival held to remember boy who died from brain tumour

Hundreds of people have been enjoying a day of music in Sudbury in memory of a local teenager.

Arran Tosh was 13 when he died of a brain tumour. He'd already begun raising money for cancer research and his family have continued his work.

They now hope the festival will become an annual event.

Cyclist injured following hit and run in Suffolk

Police are appealing for witnesses following a hit and run in Suffolk Credit: ITV News Anglia

A cyclist has suffered minor injuries following a hit and run in Sudbury.

It happened at the A131 Melford Road, near the York Road junction, round midday on Thursday 22 June.

The vehicle involved in the collision failed to stop and is believed to be a white van or flatbed truck. Both vehicles were travelling out of Sudbury.

A woman in her 30s sustained grazes which required medical treatment.

Police are appealing for the driver of the white vehicle to come forward. Anyone who witnessed the collision or who may have information about it is asked to contact officers.

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Suffolk river reduced to trickle in Constable Country

Video report by ITV News Anglia's Malcolm Robertson

A stretch of river in Suffolk that was immortalised by the painter John Constable has almost vanished after a weir jammed open, emptying millions of gallons of water.

A cut off section of the River Stour near Sudbury has been reduced to a trickle after a weir became blocked at Great Cornard.

Members of Sudbury Rowing Club examining what's left of the stretch of river. Credit: ITV News Anglia

It's left water levels plummeting by up to six feet in places.

The Environment Agency have rescued more than 10,000 fish that were showing signs of distress. They are hoping divers to remove the obstruction when it's safe to do so.

The control gate on the R. Stour, Sudbury, has been jammed open by an underwater obstruction.

This has resulted in water levels in this area dropping significantly. We have rescued over 10,000 fish that were showing signs of distress and we will continue to monitor the situation.

Divers will look to remove the obstruction once it is safe for them to do so.

– Environment Agency Spokesperson

John Constable, who was born in Suffolk, used the Stour as backdrop to some of his best-known works - including "The Hay Wain" a painting of a cart and horses in a pool on the river.

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