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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

22 minutes ago

A proposed merger of two authorities to create a new West Suffolk Council has the support of local residents and businesses, according to a new report.

A dog agility show was one of the highlights of this year’s Drinkstone village fete and hundreds of people turned out to enjoy the various attractions.

Yesterday, 14:19

Six intrepid mums and staff from Horringer Pre-School are in training for a gruelling 10k muddy obstacle race to raise money for a new building.

Yesterday, 11:00

An unsung hero from Bury St Edmunds who works tirelessly for her community has been recognised with a special award.

Mon, 20:26

A Bury St Edmunds woman who has relatives living in Barbuda is planning to visit the Caribbean island which was devastated by Hurricane Irma to help with the clear-up operation.

Mon, 18:22

A new official tourism brand for Bury St Edmunds, which has already secured more than £300,000 in funding, has been launched in a bid to boost visitor numbers and overnight stays in the town.

Mon, 08:22

Tributes are continuing to flood in for Suffolk rugby player and “gentle giant” Josh Gilbert who suddenly collapsed and died on the pitch this weekend.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

The mother of missing serviceman Corrie McKeague has spoken about facing her son’s 24th birthday without him, as the family face their “toughest” month since he disappeared.

Friday, September 15, 2017

The manager of a Bury St Edmunds care home says she is “over the moon” after being rated ‘outstanding’ following an inspection.

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: 01284 727409


Sudbury news

Friday, September 15, 2017

A Boxford groundsman who found a winning lottery ticket stuffed in his wallet a month after the draw says the windfall “will take a while to sink in”.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

A Sudbury rowing crew – with an average age of early 60s – have described how they interrupted competing in the Great Ouse Marathon to affect a dramatic river rescue.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Sudbury’s first town centre electric vehicle charging point has been installed at Kingfisher Leisure Centre.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Family-owned home furnishings retailer Glasswells is going “back to the future” with the opening of a store in Sudbury – in a unit it previously operated from more than 10 years ago.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Key river routes of the Stour have been cleared this summer ahead of the annual Sudbury to the Sea event.

Friday, September 8, 2017

There are tailbacks on the A14 eastbound at Stowmarket after a car collided with the central reservation and a bridge.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

An author will showcase his book about famous poet Gerard Manley Hopkins, which was mainly written in Sudbury, at Gainsborough’s House next week.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

A memorial board commemorating players, managers, officials and volunteers at AFC Sudbury who have died has been unveiled at the football club.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

A prestigious contemporary and post-war art auction will take place in Sudbury to raise further funding needed to transform a town museum.

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