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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, 22:14
Stock image.

A BMW was involved in a single-vehicle crash in Suffolk on Saturday night.

Yesterday, 07:00
Bury St Edmunds Pedestrian Zone. St Andrews Street South.

Radical changes are needed to make a Bury St Edmunds pedestrian zone safer for those corssing between the modern Arc shopping centre and the historic part of the town centre, it has been claimed.

Fri, 20:51
Mark Savin, 39, from Bury St Edmunds

Tributes have continued to pour in for 39-year-old Bury St Edmunds architect Mark Savin after his sudden death on Sunday.

Fri, 00:00
Emergency services were called to the scene. Library image

A motorcyclist was taken to Addenbrookes Hospital on Thursday evening after a crash on the West Row road, Mildenhall.

Thu, 19:00
Mirror twins Keith and Kenny Meekins who have retired from Greene King after clocking up almost 86 years' service there.

You would be forgiven for thinking Kenny and Keith Meekins are the same person.

Thu, 18:35
Jump Street in Colchester is ideal for a rainy, or cold, day

When the weather outside is as cold as it has been in Suffolk and Essex over the past few days, the temptation can be to stay at home over the weekend and take up residence in front of the TV.

Thu, 18:05
West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds. Photograph Simon Parker

Patients are set to face higher parking charges at West Suffolk Hospital, as rates go up across the board.

Thu, 16:21
Hengrave Hall

A glamorous Christmas party with the stars of hit ITV series The Only Way Is Essex takes place in Suffolk tomorrow.

Thu, 15:00
Work being carried out on the St peter's church clocks in Sudbury

The people behind the restoration of a west Suffolk church’s tower clocks have moved to reassure residents that the mechanism has been fixed and is awaiting installation.

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, 14:46
St John's Church, Felixstowe. The Victorian Christmas Market. 
Kay and Debbie, stallholders with handmade stationery, jewellery & accessories.
Photo by:Gill Atacocugu.

Eagle-eyed shoppers have spent the day looking for the ideal gift at a Christmas market at a church in Felixstowe.

Yesterday, 11:27
Stock image of Pier Avenue, Clacton. Pic: Linda Jacobs.

A man in his 20s was repeatedly punched in the face in Clacton town centre and taken to hospital with a fractured eye socket.

Fri, 17:29

Essex police are appealing for information to find 38-year-old Anthony Defreitas who is wanted on suspicion of breaking a non-molestation order.

Fri, 15:10
Thousands of pounds worth of wedding dresses were ruined after a fire broke out above a bridal shop in Colchester

Two brides-to-be were left thanking their lucky stars when their wedding dresses were saved by firefighters after a blaze broke out above a bridal outlet shop in Colchester.

Fri, 14:47
UKIP's Jack Parsons at the Tendring District Council election count 2015. Photo: Su Anderson

A councillor in Clacton has defected to Labour from UKIP over the newly-elected party leader’s views on privatising the NHS.

Fri, 12:00
The existing Brook Retail Park. Photo: Archant

A development creating 200 homes and 200 jobs on the edge of Clacton has been given the go-ahead.

Fri, 10:19
WHSmith in Felixstowe - people are furious at plans to change the Edwardian shop front.

Proposals to replace the traditional doors on Felixstowe’s WHSmith store with automatic ones as part of the Post Office’s move into the premises has been greeted with outrage by residents and community leaders.

Fri, 08:24
Charity Christmas Tree Festival at The Salvation Army in Felixstowe - dozens of different trees on various themes entered by local organisations and charities. Pictured is captain Nicola Waters.

Visitors to a Felixstowe church are enjoying an imaginatively decorated selection of Christmas trees.

Fri, 08:00
IP-city centre Ipswich

Police have called for a rail crossing in Trimley St Martin to be closed after a man died there.

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