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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

Corrie McKeague

Police are concerned for the welfare of a 23-year-old man from Bury St Edmunds who has been missing since Saturday morning (September 24).

Yesterday, 16:17
West Suffolk MP Matthew Hancock, minister of state responsible for digital policy, gave a talk on broadcasting at the Radio Academy’s Radio Festival at the British Library in London. Pic: Matthew Hancock.

A Suffolk MP delivered a masterclass in public speaking today by refusing to be distracted by a bizarre distraction at a radio industry conference.

Yesterday, 15:37
Renford Sargent shows where he found the suspicious device in theback of his BMW 640 Convertible

A Suffolk-based football club director had to plead with the bomb squad not to blow up his new BMW yesterday after he found a suspicious suitcase in the car.

Yesterday, 12:00
The payphone outside Higham's post office, in Middle Green, Higham

They are an important part of British history but soon the traditional red phone box could soon be vanishing from villages across west Suffolk.

Yesterday, 09:15
Trevor Sheldrick

Hadleigh’s new county councillor Trevor Sheldrick joked he will definitely be attending more meetings than his predecessor – who was forced to resign 18 months after emigrating to the USA.

Sunday, September 25, 2016
Hardy souls: Stamina sapping challenges during the Big Bro Race at Barrow on Sunday in aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer. The bike ride, run and obstacle course triathlon was a brand new timed event raising valuable funds for Breast Cancer NOW.

Ninety people from all over the country travelled to Barrow for the inaugural Big BRO Race, raising more than £4,000 for Breast Cancer Now.

Sunday, September 25, 2016
Police and the Bomb Disposal Unit at an incident. Library image.

A cordon was put in place in Church Lane, Dalham, after a suspicious package was found in a car.

Saturday, September 24, 2016
RAF Honington - Barnham Camp.

A 62-year-old motorcyclist who died at the scene of a two vehicle collision near RAF Barnham on Thursday has been named as Peter Hancock from Sudbury.

Saturday, September 24, 2016
Ipswich Crown Court

A father stabbed by his son more than 30 times during a row about a printer has asked a court for a restraining order banning all contact between them to be reinstated.

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

Yesterday, 17:22
Part of the illegal shipment of cigarettes discovered at the Port of Felixstowe by Border Force officials.

Border Force officers have foiled the biggest ever attempt to smuggle cigarettes into the UK after uncovering more than 11million cigarettes at the Port of Felixstowe.

Yesterday, 16:13
Police stations in Essex are being sold. Library image.

Two former police stations in north east Essex are to put up for sale by the force.

Yesterday, 15:37
Renford Sargent shows where he found the suspicious device in theback of his BMW 640 Convertible

A Suffolk-based football club director had to plead with the bomb squad not to blow up his new BMW yesterday after he found a suspicious suitcase in the car.

Yesterday, 12:00
The payphone outside Higham's post office, in Middle Green, Higham

They are an important part of British history but soon the traditional red phone box could soon be vanishing from villages across west Suffolk.

Yesterday, 10:00
Pictured on their first day at Colchester General Hospital are physician associates (from left to right) Ghulam Akbar, Tara Gharti Magar, Harbans Sandhu and Sarah Khan.

Four new physician associates (PAs) have begun working at Colchester General Hospital – the first time the hospital has had anyone in the role.

Yesterday, 09:15
Trevor Sheldrick

Hadleigh’s new county councillor Trevor Sheldrick joked he will definitely be attending more meetings than his predecessor – who was forced to resign 18 months after emigrating to the USA.

Yesterday, 08:30
Andy and Lee Relfe during the Celtic Crossing

Two novices who attempted a 34-mile open ocean crossing in a kayak in aid of a Colchester woman with a brain tumour – when professionals pulled out due to the conditions – have completed the gruelling feat in double-quick time.

Yesterday, 06:30
Felixstowe Coastal 10 on Sunday at Felixstowe Leisure Centre,.

Hundreds laced up their running shoes to take part in the Richard Bennett Felixstowe Coastal 10 road run yesterday.

Sunday, September 25, 2016
Hardy souls: Stamina sapping challenges during the Big Bro Race at Barrow on Sunday in aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer. The bike ride, run and obstacle course triathlon was a brand new timed event raising valuable funds for Breast Cancer NOW.

Ninety people from all over the country travelled to Barrow for the inaugural Big BRO Race, raising more than £4,000 for Breast Cancer Now.

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