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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 new homes and a primary school in Lakenheath have been given the green light after the government decided not to intervene.

A Stowmarket charity Christmas card shop is seeking volunteers to help run the pop-up store during the festive period.

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.

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.

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.

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.

An unsung hero from Bury St Edmunds who works tirelessly for her community has been recognised with a special award.

A Haverhill primary school has undergone a large extension after receiving a £2.1million council grant.

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.

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.

Firefighters tackled a haystack blaze in St Osyth this afternoon which forced cattle to be evacuated from a nearby barn.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a single vehicle crash in Wickham Market at the weekend.

Police are investigating a possible link between two sexual assaults against the same woman in Ipswich.

A man in his 50s has been arrested in connection with supplying cannabis after a police raid near Haverhill.

Two people had to be freed from their car after ending up in a ditch in north Essex this morning.

A missing 15-year-old from the Colchester area has been found.

The manager of a Bury St Edmunds care home says she is “over the moon” after being rated ‘outstanding’ following an inspection.

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”.

The 30th anniversary of Bury St Edmunds Fire Station being located at its current location was celebrated with an open day.

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 are investigating a possible link between a distraction burglary in Lakenheath and four similar incidents across west Norfolk over the past two weeks.

A simple idea from a nurse at West Suffolk Hospital which was submitted into a staff suggestion box has “instantly improved patient safety”.

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 has been installed at Kingfisher Leisure Centre.

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 are appealing for witnesses after an accident in Colchester on Saturday.

More than 50 people were caught not wearing seatbelts after a police crackdown in Clacton last week.

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.

A scarecrow-making project marked the first day of a new school year for pupils at a Newmarket primary academy.

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