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


Bury St Edmunds news

Yesterday, 14:49

Police closed a section of the A14 near Bury St Edmunds today after fears were raised over a woman’s safety.

Yesterday, 17:02
The view of Angel Hill from the top of the St Edmundsbury Cathedral tower. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

A drive to encourage people to help shape the future of Bury St Edmunds is to be launched in the next few days.

Yesterday, 15:32
File picture. Police confirmed Michael Stiff died at the scene of the crash on February 17. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

A Horringer man died in a two-car crash in Cambridgeshire last week, police have announced.

Yesterday, 17:24
Ex-mayor Patrick Chung, centre, hosted his second Chinese New Year Spectacular Variety Show

A Chinese New Year celebration in Bury St Edmunds raised more than £5,000 for charity.

Yesterday, 07:30
Go Kids Go ran a free wheelchair skills workshop in Ipswich. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Youngsters got the chance to take part in free wheelchair skills workshops in Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds last week.

Sunday, February 19, 2017
The latest public search for Corrie McKeague at Barton Mills. Andy King (Suffolk Lowland Search and Rescue) talking with Nicola Urquhart.
Picture: PHIL MORLEY

The latest public search for RAF Honington serviceman Corrie McKeague has now concluded at Barton Mills.

Sunday, February 19, 2017
The start of the race with Ru Bennett-Day being pushed by mum Sarah. Picture: PHIL MORLEY

An inspiring three-year-old with leukaemia was at the start of a 10km race in Rattlesden to raise money for charities improving survival rates for children diagnosed with the illness.

Saturday, February 18, 2017
The Multicultural Women's Group of Bury St Edmunds are supporting One Billion Rising on Angel Hill. Picture Phil Morley

St Edmundsbury mayor Julia Wakelam led the way in a dance in the middle Angel Hill to raise awareness of violence against women.

Saturday, February 18, 2017
Edmund Gallery in Bury St Edmunds which has been closed by St Edmundsbury Cathedral, but which will host one last exhibition by West Suffolk College students. Picture; CHRIS SHIMWELL

Horrified students who thought their art exhibition had been cancelled at the 11th hour after St Edmundsbury Cathedral announced the closure of its Edmund Gallery have been granted a reprieve.

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, 12:09
Flowers left at the scene in Long Melford where a man in his 20s died in a car crash on February 19, 2017. Picture: CHRIS SHIMWELL

Acton man Shane Frost has been named by police as the driver who died after his car left the road and struck a wall in Long Melford on Sunday.

Yesterday, 06:35
Stock image.

Firefighters rescued an older woman from her house after a small oven fire in Stanstead, near Sudbury.

Yesterday, 15:15
Terry Waite and Harold Lock in Hartest in 1998

A remarkable war hero from Suffolk, who spent four years as a prisoner in a notorious Japanese ‘death camp’ during the Second World War, has died at the age of 93.

Sunday, February 19, 2017
Flowers left at the scene in Long Melford where a man in his 20s died in a car crash on February 19, 2017. Picture: CHRIS SHIMWELL

Friends have described a ‘good man taken too soon’ after a driver in his 20s died following a crash into a boundary wall in Long Melford.

Sunday, February 19, 2017
Linda Gregory at her vegan cafe Kind Cuisine  in Sudbury which has launched a community group
. Picture: Seana Hughes.

A vegan cafe in Sudbury is extending its welcome to the community by launching monthly gatherings.

Friday, February 17, 2017
Eden-Rose Coppice Trust founders Jo and Rob Brooks with Monty Don at the Ipswich woodland retreat where the episode of Big Dreams Small Spaces was filmed. Picture: LION TV

The generosity of volunteers at a Suffolk charity helping people with terminal illnesses has left television presenter Monty Don “stunned”.

Friday, February 17, 2017
Landlords of the Fleece Hotel, Ben Wase & Adrian Banks,  are  raising money for the MND Association after being inspired by one of the locals who’s developed the illness. Picture: FLEECE HOTEL

A west Suffolk pub is looking to raise £1,000 for the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association with a black tie evening.

Thursday, February 16, 2017
Major Francis Murray at Kamikoge Aerodrome in Chitose

The son of a British commanding officer who was held at seven Japanese prisoner of war camps during the Second World War is looking to trace the families of two Suffolk soldiers who did not make it home.

Thursday, February 16, 2017
The sinkhole that sprung up in Newton Road, Sudbury, last month.

A gaping sinkhole has caused nearly a month of traffic chaos in a Suffolk town, but one expert has said many other areas in the region are at risk from the often destructive environmental phenomena.

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