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

Police are hunting burglars

Bury St Edmunds/Westley: Ted Baker handbag stolen from house while owner slept on the sofa - police remind owners to lock doors and windows this summer

Opportune thieves have been cashing in on the good weather, snatching handbags through open windows and strolling in through open doors.

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Ipswich Crown Court

Bury St Edmunds: Four rogue salesmen sentenced for defrauding customers through water cooler scam

Four rogue salesmen have been sentenced to a combined total of 38 months after fraudulently misleading customers into entering costly financially agreements against their will.

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Fords Heath

Leavenheath: Suffolk Wildlife Trust has hit 10% of funds needed to extend reserve

A wildlife charity has already raised 10% of the funds needed to extend one of its west Suffolk reserves.

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Mildenhall: More than 150 homes to be built after US forces plan withdrawn

Developers are hoping to build 166 homes in west Suffolk after an existing plan for 150 houses to be used by the United States Air Force (USAF) was scrapped due to a lack of demand.

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West Suffolk: Eight more £60,000 plus staff payoffs by councils

Eight more council high-earners in west Suffolk have walked away with payoffs of more than £60,000 - taking the authorities’ total spending over four years to almost £5million.

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Troops heading for the First World War battlefield.

Suffolk/Essex: Communities prepare for the centenary of Great War

The centenary of the official declaration of war in 1914 falls on Monday – and there are many events across the region to mark the solemn anniversary.

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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

The Green Cemetery in Sudbury (right) which has become a little too green and is in need of attention, compared to the main cemetery (left).

Sudbury: Green burial plot branded a ‘wilderness’ as weeds sprout throughout the meadow

A green cemetery in west Suffolk has been criticised for becoming a little “too green”.

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Georgina Spicer leaving Bury Magistrates' Court after been found guilty of not controlling a dog.

Edwardstone: Woman, 20, forced to pay more than £350 after dog escaped from house where she was babysitting, attacked a neighbour and killed a cat

A babysitter has appeared in court after a dog deemed to be in her care attacked a neighbour and killed a cat.

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The Living Dead filmed at The Quay Theatre Sudbury

Video: Joshua Dickinson premieres his new Opening Night of the Living Dead zombie movie at Sudbury’s Quay Theatre

Film buffs in Sudbury will get to see their local theatre in a chilling new light at the premiere of an independently-made zombie movie.

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Do you fancy trampolining with your children this summer?

Suffolk: Summer holidays days out Guide - Friday, August 1

The weekend is nearly upon us, so why not start early and enjoy a family day out tomorrow?

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(c) Sudbury Town Council; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

Sudbury: Mystery buyer has an eye on council artwork

A mystery buyer has expressed an interest in purchasing a potentially valuable painting from Sudbury Town Council.

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