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

Theo Driver, from Needham Market, was inspired by The Walking Dead

Gallery: Happy Halloween - pumpkin carvers create spooky designs to scare the neighbours

There was a time when a menacing, toothy grin would suffice - but now pumpkin carving has become an art form in itself.

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Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre.

‘Breathtaking’ Christmas Fayre in Bury St Edmunds will go off with a bang with opening night ‘just for residents’

The “breathtaking” Christmas Fayre in Bury St Edmunds, the biggest in the region, is set to launch with a bang this year with the opening night featuring fireworks and live music.

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Bury Town Council Building on  Angel Hill

Does Bury St Edmunds still need a town council? Questions asked over viability of current political structure

Bury St Edmunds Town Council has defended itself amid calls it should do more, be broken up into different parishes or not exist at all.

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The Big Draw event outside The Apex in Bury.

Urban Sketchers mark The Big Draw with over 100 boxes created by amateur artists in Bury St Edmunds

From the complete amateur to the confident doodler, over 100 people took part in a community drawing event at the Apex in Bury St Edmunds.

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The skies above the Abbey Gardens in Bury St Edmunds light up in 2012

Abbey Gardens fireworks in Bury St Edmunds to light up skies at 7.30pm on Saturday, November 1

Thousands of people are expected to turn out this Saturday for an annual fireworks display which will light up the skies above Bury St Edmunds’ Abbey Gardens.

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The Abbey Gardens - near where the incident happened

Police hunt man after theft attempt in Bury St Edmunds last week

Witnesses are being asked to come forward if they have any information about an attempted theft in Bury St Edmunds last week.

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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

Lady Lane Industrial Estate Fire. Photo: Mark Eley, Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service

Damage caused by blaze on Hadleigh’s Lady Lane Industrial Estate will run to more than £1million

More than £1million worth of damage was suffered by two businesses during a devastating blaze in Hadleigh earlier this week.

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The council is to discuss the future of Belle Vue House in Sudbury.

New bid to use Sudbury’s Belle Vue House as business hub

A campaigner is hoping to save a historic council-owned property in a Sudbury park and turn it into a business hub with function rooms.

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Juniper Flowers in Sudbury is set to hold a vintage tea party for the Forget Me Not dementia campaign. Jane Clark (left) and Anne Juniper-Dickson.

Sudbury florist’s vintage tea day in memory of dad for dementia campaign

Despite it being named after him, George Juniper never got to see Juniper Flowers florists in Sudbury.

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Big Night Out, Long Melford  - 2012

Changes made ahead of Long Melford’s Big Night Out firework display on Friday, November 7

The group behind of one of Suffolk’s most high profile fireworks displays is making sweeping changes to the event this year in a bid to raise more money for the local charities it supports.

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Outbuildings burgled in Little Waldringfield – police appeal for help to find offenders

Police are appealing for witnesses after a number of outbuildings were broken into in Little Waldingfield.

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The fire on the Lady Lane Industrial Estate, Hadleigh

Video: Boss of businesses involved in major Hadleigh Lady Lane Industrial Estate blaze praises firefighters

The boss of a firm which suffered a devastating fire has said he hopes the business will be able to operate again tomorrow.

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