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

Bury St Edmunds news

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A 42-year-old woman who has faced challenges including marriage breakdown, drug addiction and homelessness has transformed her life and could win a national award.

Roof repairwork is under way at the Guildhall in Bury.

A plea has been made for donations to help transform what is believed to be the oldest complete civic building in England into a heritage centre.

Four Friends memorial unveiled at the Cock Inn pub in Stanton.

A memorial in honour of four west Suffolk men who lost their lives in an industrial accident is now complete ahead of the fifth anniversary of their deaths.

Accumulator Challenge participants celebrate their achievements at the grand finals night, held at the Ickworth Hotel.

A summer challenge between businesses across West Suffolk to turn £50 into as much money as possible for charity has raised more than £38,000.

Val Carrol, director of healthcare at Beckett Financial Services, receives the company’s Commendation at the Investment Life & Pensions Moneyfacts awards from comedian Tim Vine.

Bury St Edmunds-based Beckett Financial Services has been recognised by a national financial services publication for delivering outstanding levels of customer satisfaction to its healthcare clients.

Yesterday, 17:28
Police are en-route to an accident on th A14 at Beyton

The A14 at Beyton is partially blocked eastbound around Thurston because of a crash.

Yesterday, 16:54
Oktoberfest, in the Greene King gardens at its Westgate brewery in Bury St Edmunds.

Sunshine, beer and live music made for a relaxing atmosphere at Suffolk brewer Greene King’s first Oktoberfest.

Saturday, October 3, 2015
Emergency services at the scene of the accident at Barton Mills.

The motorcyclist, 20, who died following the crash on the A1101 at Barton Mills has been named as Airman 1st Class Darren Phillips.

Friday, October 2, 2015
Accident near Hintlesham causes delays.

A motorcyclist has been seriously injured in a collision with a car in Barton Mills.

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


A Suffolk church has become the ninth in recent weeks to be targeted by lead thieves.

Helen Drage,  co-founder of Drage & Tozer Opticians.

Sudbury opticians firm Drage and Tozer, founded in 1995 by Helen Drage and Sandra Tozer, has celebrated 20 years in business by expanding into new premises.

Yesterday, 16:30
Fire in Market Place, Lavenham

Crews have tackled a fire in a cellar in a building in Lavenham.

Saturday, October 3, 2015
The Nestle Purina site in Sudbury

A Sudbury pet food factory is under increasing pressure to tackle foul odours as it is revealed an environmental regulator recorded 40 stench complaints since last month.

Friday, October 2, 2015
The crash happened late at night

A Suffolk man who crashed his car into a lamp post lied to the police about his car being stolen, it has been alleged.

Thursday, October 1, 2015
Anglia Picture Agency-Pic by Rob Howarth
Sparling & Fairers bakery in Lavenham, Suffolk being presented with the

A family of bakers who have been producing bread, cakes and pastries for more than half a century in their Suffolk village have won a prestigious award.

Thursday, October 1, 2015
Sudbury in Bloom judges in Sudbury with the town council.

Horticultural enthusiasts in Sudbury were “too embarrassed” to enter the Anglia in Bloom challenge this year because the town’s award winning park had been left looking like a “barren wasteland”, it has been claimed.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Charity shops and closing down shops in Sudbury.

Concerns highlighted by traders in west Suffolk about the system which gives charity shops 80% business rate relief could help force a change in Government policy, it has 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Eco fair

An ecofair in Sudbury next month will provide tips on sustainable living.

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