West Suffolk

Bury St Edmunds, Sudbury and Hadleigh

West Suffolk reporters Mariam Ghaemi and Jon Vale are here to bring you all the latest news from Bury St Edmunds and the surrounding towns and villages.

Covering health issues, crime, local government and court, they will keep you up to date with what is happening in your area and would love you hear from you if you have a story or an issue for us to follow up.

Email: Mariam Ghaemi or Jon Vale
Call: 01284 727410 or 01284 727411

Bury St Edmunds news

Bryn Hurren (chair of board of directors) and Nicki Murphy (Quay coordinator).

Sudbury/Bury St Edmunds: Quay Theatre sends reassuring message to Theatre Royal after Arts Council funding withdrawn

As Bury’s Theatre Royal mourns the loss of 8% of its income, another of west Suffolk’s small venues is thriving despite receiving no Arts Council funding since 2008.

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Council leader John Griffiths.

West Suffolk: St Edmundsbury seeking views on how to make £1.5m savings

A budget consultation has been launched by St Edmundsbury Borough Council as it prepares to save a further £1.5 million in 2015/16.

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From left, Richard Sykes-Popham and John Popham of John Popham Planning with Colin Brown of Januarys in Cambridge.

Bury St Edmunds/ Cambridge: Property specialist Januarys expands with acquisition of John Popham Planning

Cambridge-based planning and property consultancy Januarys is expanding its presence in Suffolk with the acquisition of John Popham Planning in Bury St Edmunds.

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The Beowulf performance at West Stow Anglo Saxon Village by the Wulfingas AD 450-550 group. Brendan McInerney (left) and Jane Seager behind the dragon.

Bury St Edmunds: Beowulf arrives at West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village

Hundreds of visitors to West Stow were enthralled by gripping tales from the Anglo-Saxon saga, Beowulf and the Monsters.

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Tom Pegg and Ursula Bradshaw, whose son Billy died hours after he was born from severe meningitis caused by group B Strep.

Bury St Edmunds: Tragic loss of baby Billy prompts dad’s 215-mile cycle challenge

A father who lost his newborn son to a severe form of meningitis is to cycle more than 200 miles to raise money for the charity that is striving to educate prospective parents about the condition.

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Tom Pegg is to cycle from Bury St Edmunds to Somerset to raise awareness of Group B Streptococcus

Bury St Edmunds: Tragic loss of Billy prompts dad’s cycle ride

A father who lost his newborn son to a severe form of meningitis is to cycle 215 miles to raise money for the charity that is striving to educate prospective parents about the condition.

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West Suffolk chief reporter Emma Brennan brings you all the latest news from Sudbury and Hadleigh and the neighbouring communities. From complaints over potholes and development issues to stories of personal achievement and family celebrations, Emma is also very keen to hear your stories.

Email: Emma Brennan
Call: 01787 882275

Sudbury and Hadleigh news

Bryn Hurren (chair of board of directors) and Nicki Murphy (Quay coordinator).

Sudbury/Bury St Edmunds: Quay Theatre sends reassuring message to Theatre Royal after Arts Council funding withdrawn

As Bury’s Theatre Royal mourns the loss of 8% of its income, another of west Suffolk’s small venues is thriving despite receiving no Arts Council funding since 2008.

Read full story »

County councillors John Sayers with some of the current allotment holders.

Sudbury: Push to secure ex-middle school field for additional allotments

Amateur vegetable-growers are appealing to the county council to help them solve an allotment shortage in their town.

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Belle Vue House

Sudbury: Belle Vue Park regeneration plans unveiled

Concept plans for a massive regeneration project to enhance Sudbury’s Belle Vue Park and the surrounding area were unveiled at Party in the Park.

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The Party in the Park event in Belle Vue Park in Sudbury.

Sudbury: Thousands join the party in Belle Vue Park

Warm weather and a raft of attractions drew in a crowd of around 4,000 revellers to Sudbury’s annual Party in the Park.

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James Cartlidge

Sudbury: Renewed calls for a western bypass

Calls for a much-needed bypass to solve Sudbury’s ongoing traffic woes have been renewed after Bury St Edmunds successfully secured Government funding towards a relief road.

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EADT NEWS

Lavenham church Harold Chrystal  with a plaque at Lavenham church to remember american servicemen.

PIC MICHAEL HALL

Lavenham: Tributes paid to ‘one of county’s great characters’

Tribute has been paid to “forthright, amusing and ever-optimistic” Lavenham farmer Harold Chrystal, who has died aged 92.

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