Michael Steward firstname.lastname@example.org @MichaelReporter Bury St Edmunds Eastern Relief Road set to open on Monday Thu, 15:23 Michael Steward A long-awaited Bury St Edmunds relief road, which will “unlock land” to create thousands of jobs and attract millions of pounds of investment, is set to open next week. Controversial plans for hundreds of homes and school in Lakenheath given go-ahead Wed, 14:49 Michael Steward Controversial plans for hundreds of new homes and a primary school in Lakenheath have been given the green light after the government decided not to intervene. Stowmarket pop-up Christmas card shop seeks volunteers Wed, 13:29 Michael Steward A Stowmarket charity Christmas card shop is seeking volunteers to help run the pop-up store during the festive period. Proposed council merger to form West Suffolk Council has support of residents, says report Wed, 11:41 Michael Steward A proposed merger of two authorities to create a new West Suffolk Council has the support of local residents and businesses, according to a new report. Hundreds enjoy dog agility display at Drinkstone village fete Wed, 09:33 Michael Steward A dog agility show was one of the highlights of this year’s Drinkstone village fete and hundreds of people turned out to enjoy the various attractions. Volunteers celebrated as Bury St Edmunds marks Anglia in Bloom victory in Abbey Gardens Tue, 18:31 Michael Steward The driving force behind Bury St Edmunds’ success in the Anglia in Bloom competition says she “still can’t quite believe it” after the town scooped the top prize at the prestigious floral awards. ‘Muddy Mummies’ to take on gruelling 10k challenge for pre-school near Bury St Edmunds Tue, 14:19 Michael Steward Six intrepid mums and staff from Horringer Pre-School are in training for a gruelling 10k muddy obstacle race to raise money for a new building. Bury St Edmunds unsung community hero recognised with award Tue, 11:00 Michael Steward An unsung hero from Bury St Edmunds who works tirelessly for her community has been recognised with a special award. Pupils to benefit from £2.1m extension to Haverhill primary school Tue, 09:52 Michael Steward A Haverhill primary school has undergone a large extension after receiving a £2.1million council grant. Bury St Edmunds woman to visit hurricane ravaged island of Barbuda to help with relief effort Mon, 20:26 Michael Steward A Bury St Edmunds woman who has relatives living in Barbuda is planning to visit the Caribbean island which was devastated by Hurricane Irma to help with the clear-up operation. New tourism brand for Bury St Edmunds launched in bid to attract more visitors to the town Mon, 18:22 Michael Steward A new official tourism brand for Bury St Edmunds, which has already secured more than £300,000 in funding, has been launched in a bid to boost visitor numbers and overnight stays in the town. Updated: St Osyth haystack blaze causes cattle to be evacuated Mon, 17:13 Michael Steward Firefighters tackled a haystack blaze in St Osyth this afternoon which forced cattle to be evacuated from a nearby barn. Police appeal for witnesses after single car crash in Wickham Market Mon, 16:50 Michael Steward Police are appealing for witnesses after a single vehicle crash in Wickham Market at the weekend. Police investigate link between sexual assaults after same victim has bottom grabbed in two separate incidents Mon, 15:48 Michael Steward Police are investigating a possible link between two sexual assaults against the same woman in Ipswich. Cannabis plants seized and man arrested after police raid property near Haverhill Mon, 15:21 Michael Steward A man in his 50s has been arrested in connection with supplying cannabis after a police raid near Haverhill. Firefighters free two people trapped in car following crash in Felsted Mon, 15:02 Michael Steward Two people had to be freed from their car after ending up in a ditch in north Essex this morning. Updated: Police call off appeal after missing 15-year-old Marcia Candian, from Colchester, is found Mon, 13:13 Michael Steward A missing 15-year-old from the Colchester area has been found. Bury St Edmunds care home ‘over the moon’ to be rated ‘outstanding’ following CQC inspection Friday, September 15, 2017 Michael Steward The manager of a Bury St Edmunds care home says she is “over the moon” after being rated ‘outstanding’ following an inspection. Groundsman from Boxford, near Sudbury, becomes millionaire after finding winning ticket in wallet a month after the draw Friday, September 15, 2017 Michael Steward A Boxford groundsman who found a winning lottery ticket stuffed in his wallet a month after the draw says the windfall “will take a while to sink in”. Gallery: Bury St Edmunds Fire Station celebrates 30th anniversary with open day Friday, September 15, 2017 Michael Steward The 30th anniversary of Bury St Edmunds Fire Station being located at its current location was celebrated with an open day. Updated: Success for Bury St Edmunds as town collects overall prize in Anglia in Bloom contest Thursday, September 14, 2017 Michael Steward Horticultural enthusiasts in Bury St Edmunds are celebrating after the town scooped a host of awards at the prestigious Anglia in Bloom contest – including best overall entry. Police investigate link between Lakenheath distraction burglary and Norfolk incidents Thursday, September 14, 2017 Michael Steward Police are investigating a possible link between a distraction burglary in Lakenheath and four similar incidents across west Norfolk over the past two weeks. Bright idea from West Suffolk Hospital nurse ‘improves patient safety’ Wednesday, September 13, 2017 Michael Steward A simple idea from a nurse at West Suffolk Hospital which was submitted into a staff suggestion box has “instantly improved patient safety”. Former England cricket star to host event as part of the Bury St Edmunds Festival of Sport Wednesday, September 13, 2017 Michael Steward A former England test cricketer turned after dinner speaker will host a special lunch in Bury St Edmunds as part of the town’s festival of sport. Sudbury’s first town centre electric vehicle charging point installed Wednesday, September 13, 2017 Michael Steward Sudbury’s first town centre electric vehicle charging point has been installed at Kingfisher Leisure Centre. Newmarket Open Weekend and Food and Drink Festival to take place Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Michael Steward Vistors to Newmarket this weekend have the unique opportunity to go behind the scenes at British horseracing’s headquarters as well as sample some cuisine from around the world at the town’s food and drink festival. Police appeal for witnesses after Vauxhall Astra crash in Colchester Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Michael Steward Police are appealing for witnesses after an accident in Colchester on Saturday. More than 50 people caught not wearing seatbelts after police operation in Clacton Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Michael Steward More than 50 people were caught not wearing seatbelts after a police crackdown in Clacton last week. Colchester tea party to celebrate life after breast cancer to be held next month Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Michael Steward Organisers of a popular Colchester tea party, held to celebrate improving breast cancer survival rates, is appealing for people to take part in this year’s event. Scarecrow project marks first day back at school for Newmarket pupils Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Michael Steward A scarecrow-making project marked the first day of a new school year for pupils at a Newmarket primary academy.