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

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

Education Matters: Geoff Barton exams v school trips

Geoff Barton talks about his school trip to Kurdistan

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GCSE results day at St Benedicts Catholic School, Bury St Edmunds.

Gallery: Students begin to find out their GCSE results in west Suffolk

Young people across west Suffolk are discovering how they have performed in their GCSEs this morning.

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Cody Pennington in action at the Apex for the dementia campaign.

Bury St Edmunds: Airman and singer-songwriter boosts dementia campaign fund

An American singer-songwriter has boosted a campaign to further enhance a hospital’s support for dementia patients by more than £500.

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West Suffolk: Sports centres investing to meet fitness demand

An investment of £114,000 is being pumped into the leisure centres in Bury St Edmunds and Haverhill to meet a growing demand for fitness activities.

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The East Anglian Air Ambulance. Anglia One helicopter

Mildenhall: Boy taken to hospital after he falls from bike and suffers suspected head injury

The East Anglian Air Ambulance was called to Mildenhall yesterday to a boy who had come off his bike.

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The Amelia-Jane Trust fun day at Nowton Farm Shop. Adele Boothroyd feeds a lamb held by Dave Muskett.

Bury St Edmunds: Owners of petting farm drum up support for consent to stay open

Many people have shown their support for an animal petting farm and shop – which does not have the appropriate planning consent – by signing a petition.

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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

Jan and Adrian Osborne.

Sudbury: Concerns over fast food joint’s bid to stay open into the early hours

An application by a Sudbury fast food outlet to extend its hours on certain days has been met with criticism from local councillors and police officers because of fears that it could increase anti-social behaviour in the town after dark.

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The area where Thomas Gainsborough's famous painting of Cornard Wood was created.

Great Cornard: New twist in the fight to protect an original Gainsborough landscape

A battle to protect land made famous by artist Thomas Gainsborough from future housing is set to resume.

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Local councillor Brian Riley, education cabinet member Lisa Chambers and Suffolk County Council leader Mark Bee with successful students at Hadleigh High School.

Suffolk: Volatility shows up in this year’s GCSE results

High schools and academies across Suffolk are digesting some of the most volatile GCSE results seen since the exam was introduced in the mid-1980s.

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Sudbury: Council launches initiative to clean up town’s problem areas

Concerns raised by residents of a housing estate about the quality of life in their area have been taken on board by local community leaders.

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Roy Spicer, of Sudbury Swanwatch, is upset after a dog killed a swan at Brundon Mill on Monday.

Sudbury: Swanwatch volunteer calls for dog owners to take greater responsibility after another swan is attacked

A wildlife enthusiast is urging dog owners to ensure their pets are under proper control after another swan was attacked.

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Great Cornard: Woman in her 80s knocked over by vehicle

A woman in her 80s was knocked over by a vehicle in Great Cornard this morning.

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