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

The Main Gate at RAF Mildenhall

RAF Mildenhall: Base vows to address “very disturbing” rise in drink driving

A US air base in west Suffolk has vowed to address what one leading official has branded a “very disturbing” rise in drink-driving offences.

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Poll: Anger as police take up to four days to visit victims of Holywell Row crime wave

A rural community in the midst of a crime wave has accused police of taking up to four days to respond to victims - some of whom are in their 90s.

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Crews from clacton tackled the fire

Bury St Edmunds: Crews tackle building fire

Emergency crews were sent to a fire in Bury St Edmunds this morning.

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Police cycling crackdown

Suffolk: Investigations launched into two vehicle thefts in the county

A BMW was stolen from the driveway of a property in Bury St Edmunds in the early hours of yesterday morning.

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West Suffolk Hospital dementia champions meeting. Pictured is Bev Grimsey.

West Suffolk: Dementia champion strives to educate hospital staff to be more aware of the signs and offer relatives practical help like money off parking

When Bev Grimsey’s mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s seven years ago, she decided to find out as much as she could about the disease and its progression.

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Geoff Barton, headteacher at King Edward VI Upper School in Bury.

Education matters: Is behaviour in schools really getting worse?

Geoff Barton: From the relative tranquility of the Easter holidays I am wondering – like the bloke in a bookshop who asks where the section on paranoia is only to be told “it’s behind you” – whether I might be overdoing my conspiracy theories.

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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


Update: Road closed as emergency services work at scene of two-vehicle accident involving six people

Emergency services were at the scene of a two-vehicle crash in Lavenham which closed the road.

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Jaffa marathon runners 2014

Gallery: Personal bests are order of the day for runners from Ipswich JAFFA, Harwich Runners, Great Bentley RC and Chelmsford AC who took on 2014 London Marathon

There were some scorching times set by many of our local runners, from across Suffolk and North Essex, at Sunday’s Virgin London Marathon.

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CCTV image of the man wanted in connection with the robbery

Sudbury: Man robs woman in her 70s of handbag as she walks with a mobility frame

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to after an elderly woman was robbed of her handbag in Sudbury.

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Arable farmer Stephen Cobbald with his young lambs at Acton Hall.

Acton: Mild spring benefits lambs at Acton Hall farm

The picture at Acton Hall farm in west Suffolk this spring is of lambs frolicking in the fields.

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Naomi McIlroy's winning piece with is entitled 'Meadow Walk”'.

Sudbury: Winning art for new health centre

When Sudbury’s state-of-the-art £10million health centre opens this autumn, one of the first things visitors will see is a large-scale piece of artwork featuring a local painter’s interpretation of the town’s famous meadows.

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George Buffham of Sudbury has been appointed smell watchdog after complaining about the odour coming from Nestle Pirina.

Pictures Sarah Lucy Brown 15/9/08

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Sudbury: Nestle Purina pet food factory’s pledge to reduce pong

A pet food company is ploughing more than £250,000 into reducing unpleasant odours which have led to numerous complaints from people living close to a Sudbury factory.

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