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

Ourburystedmunds best dressed festive window competition. The winners are Javelin in Abbeygate Street. Left to right, Helen Morgan (judge), Jeremy Clayton (Javelin), Mark Cordell (Ourburystedmunds).

Christmas window display wows judges in Bury St Edmunds

The best dressed festive shop window in Bury St Edmunds has been judged to be Javelin, on Abbeygate Street.

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Lorry and car collide on A143 at Wickhambrook and road is partially blocked

A lorry and a car have crashed in Wickhambrook on the A143 and the road is still partially blocked.

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Five men from Kent charged with Ixworth hare coursing incident

Five men, from Ashford, Kent, have been charged in connection with a hare coursing incident in Ixworth.

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Police bring in extra officers to deal with weekend of drinking.

Extra police will be on duty in Suffolk this weekend as Christmas celebrations reach a climax

Additional police will be on duty across Suffolk this weekend as the force gears up for one of its busiest weekends of the year as people celebrate Christmas.

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All singing and dancing - The King Edward VI School in Bury St Edmunds stage a stunning performance of Grease to packed audiences

Grease is the word as King Edward VI School show wows audiences night after night

More than 100 pupils from four west Suffolk schools came together to produce a performance of Grease the musical in Bury St Edmunds.

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

Education Matters: Schools really are full of joy at this time of year, says Geoff Barton

A fellow teacher said to me this week: ‘They’ve squeezed all the fun out of schools, haven’t they?’

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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

Man reportedly stabbed with scissors in Jon Cutter’s hairdressers, Sudbury

A police investigation is continuing after a man was reportedly stabbed with scissors during an alleged assault at a Sudbury hairdressers.

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Deborah Ruse

Family in Zambia of Long Melford woman Deborah Ruse pay tribute to a “generous” and “kind soul”

The family in Zambia of Deborah Ruse, the wife of a Suffolk butcher who was found murdered in her home last month, has paid tribute to her.

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Christopher Boughton-Fox

Suffolk fraudster has confiscation order reduced from £180,000 to £8,000 on appeal

A former company boss convicted in a large-scale fraud case has won his appeal against a judgement which said his criminal benefit was £1.3million.

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Woman in serious but stable condition in hospital after collision between car and bus in Bulmer

A woman has been taken to hospital this evening after a crash between a car and a bus.

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Chambers bus

Double-decker bus damaged on ‘dry run’ through controversial new link road in Sudbury

A bus company could be forced to abandon a new route before it has even got off the ground after a double-decker vehicle was damaged during a “dry run” through a controversial bus and emergency vehicle gateway.

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Annual Christmas Tree Festival in St Peter's Church, Sudbury.

Festive firs attract thousands of visitors to Sudbury church

Brightly coloured Christmas trees decorated by local charities, schools and businesses have attracted thousands of visitors to a west Suffolk church.

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Andy Abbott photo memories See all

Andy Abbott Column December 15th 2014

Celebrating 40 years at the Hardwick Lane site in Bury St Edmunds  for the West Suffolk Hospital. Pictures taken over the decades showing staff in different activities, a great community spirit.

Gallery: Photographer Andy Abbott salutes our hospital heroes who will be working over Christmas and New Year

How quickly this year has flown by, writes Andy Abbott. It seems like yesterday I was putting the festive decorations back in the loft and here we are, just a week and a bit and Christmas will all be over once again.

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Andy Abbott column December 3rd 2014

A starburst filter sets the Fayre sparkling in a view from the Angel Hotel

Gallery: Andy Abbott remembers photographing the Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre as it has grown and developed over the years

Apologies this week for a little self-indulgence. It is great looking back over the years at old photographs and going through the negatives but my passion will always be being out there with a camera and documenting amazing events and photo opportunities.

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