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West Suffolk reporters Chris Shimwell 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: Chris Shimwell or Matt Reason
Call: 01284 727410 or 01284 727411

Bury St Edmunds news

Yesterday, 15:27
Geoff Barton, headteacher at King Edward VI Upper School in Bury.

KEGS headteacher Geoff Barton doesn’t know what a fronted adverbial is, yet he has taught English for years and has written grammar text books. So how much do the new SPaG tests really work?

Yesterday, 14:20
Covers coming off Cupola House in Bury St Edmunds.

The architect behind the renovation of Cupola House in Bury St Edmunds says there is still no completion date estimate, despite the recent removal of some of the wraps.

Mon, 10:00
Helen Titchener, played by Louiza Patikas, and Rob Titchener, played by Timothy Watson, from the BBC Radio 4 soap The Archers

A domestic abuse story line on radio show The Archers has led to a surge of callers seeking help from women’s refuges in Suffolk, it has emerged.

Mon, 13:00
Friends and family gathered in Bury St Edmunds on Saturday 21st May to greet Barry Colson as he completed his 700 mile tractor journey in aid of Cancer Research.

They thought they would feel the wrath of other road users as they drove at 12mph in a vintage tractor from Fort William to Suffolk.

Mon, 08:00
Suffolk Constabulary

What has been termed a Stanton “crime wave” has seen a public meeting called on Friday evening that will be attended by Suffolk’s police and crime commissioner Tim Passmore.

Sunday, May 22, 2016
The St Nicholas Hospice 'Paws in the Park' event at Hardwick Heath in Bury St Edmunds. Karen Matthews with Emily (11), Jack (14) and Lola the Cockerpoo.

“Awesome, exceeded expectations and wonderful,” were just some of the adjectives after St Nicholas Hospice Care’s first Paws in the Park in Bury St Edmunds.

Sunday, May 22, 2016
Construction of Sybil Andrews Academy off Lady Miriam Way.

A brand-new secondary school and five high-achieving primary schools are at risk if plans to open two new ‘free schools’ in Bury St Edmunds go ahead.

Saturday, May 21, 2016
County Upper School headteacher Vicky Neale.

The headteacher behind plans for a controversial new middle school in Bury St Edmunds has hit back at critics, claiming any “surplus” places would be the fault of Suffolk County Council, not her trust.

Friday, May 20, 2016
County Upper School in Bury.

Below is the letter sent to the Secretary of State for Education from head teachers and chairmen of governors of 16 primary, secondary and special schools in the Bury Schools Partnership.

West Suffolk chief reporter Emma Brennan brings you all the latest news from Sudbury 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 news

Mon, 06:00
Graham Eade (centre) when he was elected in January with Angela McKenna (left) onto Long Melford Parish Council. Pictured with then chairman Jayne Lines (right).

Long Melford Parish Council has been rocked by a further resignation after clerk Jill Gould handed in her notice.

Saturday, May 21, 2016
Christian McClean at Twerton

A former professional footballer was the victim of a hit and run in Essex.

Friday, May 20, 2016

A 10-month-old baby was rescued from a locked car by firefighters this morning.

Friday, May 20, 2016
Oddsocks Productions stage Macbeth

From Shakespeare for kids and fun for your four-legged friend to the Hadleigh Show and the best dance music from around the world, there’s plenty to see and do. For more days out ideas and entertainment news, follow @WhatsonWayne on Twitter and don’t miss your packed Event guide in the paper every Friday.

Friday, May 20, 2016
GV - Ipswich Crown Court

A teenager who carried out a robbery armed with a knife and a pair of scissors at a Sudbury shop has been sent to a young offenders’ institution for three years.

Thursday, May 19, 2016
Crowds fill Holsbeck Park for the Hadleigh Show.

177th Hadleigh Show at Holbecks Park this Saturday

Thursday, May 19, 2016
Stationary traffic after the accident on the A14 at Stowmarket.

Cuts of almost a quarter to bus service funding in Suffolk have been blamed as a major contributor to the “health emergency” of air pollution.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Lavenham Pharmacy was damaged yesterday after a van crashed into it.

Police are working to establish what caused a runaway van to career down Lavenham’s high street and crash into the wall of a pharmacy.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

A woman in her 60s is in a serious, possibly life-threatening condition after coming off her bicycle in Sudbury.

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