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

Andy Spetch (left) and Austin Cornish pictured at Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club.

Bury St Edmunds: Rugby club’s memorial cycle ride raises nearly £100,000

A memorial cycle ride in honour of 18 Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club members who lost their lives in a plane crash 40 years ago has already raised nearly £100,000.

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Staff giving Easter treats to dementia patients including hot cross buns and some Easter eggs. Left to right, Rachelle Chaplin, Trixie Doughlas, Robin Tuck, Wendy Farrell, Robert Ogden.

West Suffolk: Support growing for hospital’s Forget-Me-Not dementia appeal

A fundraising campaign to enhance facilities for patients with dementia while they are staying on the acute wards at West Suffolk Hospital has struck a chord with local people.

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Emma Trott (bottom left) and riders from the Matrix Fitness Vulpine team, at the Rattlesden pavilion this morning

Bury St Edmunds: Cyclist Emma Trott cannot wait to tackle the Women’s Tour after riding through Suffolk countryside

One of the country’s top cyclists has said she cannot wait to tackle next month’s inaugural Women’s Tour after sampling the streets of Suffolk.

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Travellers on Orttewell Road, Moreton Hall, Bury St Edmunds, over the winter.

Bury St Edmunds: Travellers are back at Orttewell Road site

Travellers have returned to a council-owned site in Bury St Edmunds.

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BMI St Edmunds: Bowel cancer - spotting the signs can save your life

It is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer claiming a life every 30 minutes yet bowel cancer spotted early can be successfully treated in more than 90% of cases.

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West Suffolk: Roman skeletons discovered by Anglian Water in Barnham, Bardwell, Pakenham and Rougham

Skeletons that could date back as far as Roman Britain have been hailed as “exciting archaeological finds” after their discovery in west Suffolk.

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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

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Long Melford: QC is under investigation over alleged remarks about disabled

A Queen’s Counsel who allegedly referred to disabled people living in a west Suffolk village as “three-eyed and one-legged” is being investigated by the Bar Standards Board.

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Firefighters have extinguished a blaze in a garden in Sudbury

Sudbury: Crews sent to Queens Close after several calls on suspicious fire in garden

Firefighters spent around an hour last night extinguishing a blaze in a garden in Sudbury.

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Ryan Noakes, left of centre, was one of five students who cooked lunch for Playford Court residents

Sudbury: Tributes to teenage crash victim Ryan Noakes

Tributes have been paid to an “immensely likeable” teenager who died a fortnight after suffering life-threatening injuries in a crash close to his home.

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Sudbury: Boy hit by car

A boy was knocked over by a car in Mountbatten Close, Sudbury, this afternoon.

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Glemsford Post Office was ram raided in the early hours of this morning. A cash machine was dragged from the post office and loaded into a vehicle.

Glemsford: Post Office ram raiders who tried to pull cash machine out of the wall are jailed

Three men who were part of an organised crime group which carried out a spate of burglaries at business premises across East Anglia, including a ram raid at Glemsford Post Office, have been given jail sentences totalling more than 14 years.

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