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Video/Gallery: Bury St Edmunds - Hundreds line the streets to welcome soldiers home

PUBLISHED: 13:03 11 January 2014 | UPDATED: 12:23 14 January 2014

Hundreds of patriotic people packed the streets to welcome home a Royal Air Force regiment from Afghanistan.

No 2 Squadron, based at RAF Honington, paraded through Bury St Edmunds to waves of applause this morning having recently returned from Camp Bastion.

The parade started on the Angel Hill and was led through the town by The Band of the Royal Air Force College.

There was then a medals ceremony held at Charter Square in The Apex before troops joined friends and family for a private celebration.

Senior Aircraftman James Tuffin was one of the soldiers that marched through the town, and said people’s reaction made his seven-month tour of duty seem worthwhile.

He added: “It was fantastic. It’s been a long seven months, but on a day like today it’s hard to keep a smile off my face.”

A damning dossier compiled by a senior whistleblower from the region’s ambulance trust has claimed at least 40 patients died or were harmed due to delays over Christmas and New Year - including one person who froze to death.

A senior whistleblower within the region’s ambulance trust has claimed up to 80 people could have died or come to harm because of delays over the Christmas and New Year period.

A toddler has been rushed to hospital with a fractured skull after a serious crash in Barningham this morning.

A prolific shoplifter’s 148th offence was exposed by a price tag hanging from his clothing.

Refugee and asylum seeking women living in Suffolk say getting to grips with the English language is one of the biggest challenges they face.

Education bosses in Westminster have unveiled a detailed multi-million pound plan to turn around Ipswich’s education fortunes, as ministers vow not to leave Ipswich behind.

A century ago, in December 1917, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, one of the most famous residents of Aldeburgh, died, writes Dr Lucy Harvard.

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