West Suffolk

Bury St Edmunds, Sudbury and Hadleigh

West Suffolk reporters Mariam Ghaemi and Matt Reason 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 Matt Reason
Call: 01284 727410 or 01284 727411

Bury St Edmunds news

Lindsay Hargreaves, managing director, Frederick Hiam Ltd

Machinery under hammer as eight jobs go in farm business restructure at Frederick Hiam Ltd

A restructuring operation to bring greater efficiency to an East Anglian agricultural business has created a large surplus of farm machinery – which will be sold via an online auction.

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Car in Tollgate Lane has to swerve to avoid hitting teenager who was pushed into the road

A teenage girl narrowly avoided being hit by a car in Bury St Edmunds after being pushed into the road.

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YMCA residents and staff in Bury St Edmunds help to promote Sleep Easy,

YMCA Suffolk to join other centres across England in mass sleep-out in Ipswich next month to help beat youth homelessness

YMCA Suffolk will be joining other centres across England in a mass sleep-out event next month to help beat youth homelessness.

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County Upper School headteacher Vicky Neale.

Education: Two tier versus three tier. What every parent needs to know

As a parent, the EADT’s Liz Nice is worried about the changes to education in Suffolk. Is she right to be? She spoke to headteacher of ‘outstanding’ County Upper School in Bury St Edmunds, Vicky Neale

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One person with potentially serious injuries after two-vehicle crash in Thurston

The emergency services are on the scene of a serious crash in Thurston.

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West Suffolk Hospital

West Suffolk Hospital to spend £5million to replace leaking roof

A total of around £5million is to be spent on a project to fix a leaking roof at West Suffolk Hospital.

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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

Rosa Simon

Making music for MIND and Rosa Simon’s fund

A fundraising concert for two good causes is being held in Hadleigh next month.

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Britain's oldest shop and post office, Boxford Stores

Keys to Boxford Village Stores handed over as new owner takes the helm

The future of a thriving village shop is in good hands after new owners opened for business this week.

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Part of the site that was earmarked for the new Chilton Woods development near Sudbury

Revised plans for 1,250-home development at Chilton Woods, in Sudbury, to go on show - do you agree with the proposal?

Early plans for a long-awaited development on the outskirts of Sudbury which will include up to 1,250 new homes are to go on show at the end of the month.

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Ormiston Sudbury Academy is putting on a production of Oliver. Oliver is Cory Willings.

Ormiston’s young ‘Oliver’ thespians aiming to leave the audience asking for more

Students are hoping the audience will be left asking for more after the curtain comes down on their forthcoming performance of Oliver.

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The Sudbury Health Centre

Steps taken to cut queues for blood tests at Sudbury health centre

Steps have been taken to alleviate problems at a newly opened £10million health centre, which saw some patients waiting for up to two hours for blood tests during the first few days.

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Belle Vue house

Businessman commits to gifting historic house to Sudbury

A businessman has signed a legally binding agreement pledging to donate a historic house to the people of a west Suffolk town – if the district council agrees to sell it to him.

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Andy Abbott photo memories See all

The Greene King Westgate Brewery Fire Brigade line up outside their fire station in Bridwell Lane

Gallery: The brilliant Suffolk firefighters who have provided many wonderful memories

Andy Abbott has worked alongside many firefighters over the years and has wonderful memories of Suffolk Fire Service, especially from the early years of his career based in Bury St Edmunds, Sudbury and Stowmarket.

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Launching the Rainbow Appeal and handing over the proceeds of my first marathon to June Charlick, children's ward play specialist

Gallery: Andy Abbott reflects on the landmarks in his personal that spurred him on to raise thousands for The Rainbow Appeal at West Suffolk Hospital

Each week photographer Andy Abbott looks back at the milestones he covered in west Suffolk during his time with the EADT, and this week he is looking back at a more personal landmarks and how they sparked a fundraising bid that never went away.

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