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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

Yesterday, 10:23

Providing care for those in extreme old age, and with serious long-term health problems, is one of the major challenges facing society – especially for an area like East Anglia which has a disproportionately high number of older people.

Yesterday, 15:53
Curve Motion in Bury St Edmunds is a good day out for the kids.

Sadly, rainy days are not a rare thing when it comes to the Great British Summer, so when the heavens open we are well-stocked with things to do.

Yesterday, 13:15
Willow the Wolf.

A new art trail in Bury St Edmunds has already been followed by thousands of people, surpassing the expectations of its organisers.

Mon, 16:35
Police release efit in connection with Stowmarket robbery on June 1

The first incident occurred between Wednesday, July 22 at 11pm and Thursday, July 23 at midnight, in which offenders forced entry to a van on Avondale Walk and took a black tool bag containing a spotlight and charger.

Yesterday, 13:36
Cllr Robert Everitt, presenting the laptops to Phoenix Rising during one of its sessions at the Info Bar in Bury.

Around 100 vulnerable adults from across Suffolk, including at centres in Bury St Edmunds and Haverhill, are to gain free educational support thanks to a council’s donation of old laptops.

Mon, 06:00
Wet, wet, wet: Teams taking part in the West Suffolk Hospital Charity It's A Knockout in the rain on Hardwick Heath, Bury St Edmunds on Sunday

They had fun, raised money and got rather wet – this year’s It’s a Bury Knockout raised more than £10,000 for West Suffolk Hospital.

Mon, 06:00
Bury's Hidden Gardens founder Patricia Mellor celebrating her 100th birthday at a party on Saturday.
Patricia's children Anthony, left, Stephen and Clare

The founder of Bury St Edmunds’ Hidden Gardens – an event which has raised more than £300,000 for St Nicholas Hospice – celebrated her 100th birthday in style on Saturday.

Saturday, July 25, 2015
Bury St Edmunds Magistrates.

Bury St Edmunds Magistrates’ Court could move to Western Way, at St Edmundsbury Borough Council’s public service village.

Friday, July 24, 2015
Police remain at the scene of the accident

A Porsche and a Mercedes were involved in the crash, which happened near to the Rushbrook Arms pub shortly before 7pm.

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, 13:00

He’s used to the challenges of a life outdoors – braving rain, wind and even snow to look after his sheep in bucolic rural Suffolk.

Yesterday, 16:07

A pig and four chickens have been stolen from a field in Sudbury.

Yesterday, 15:53
Curve Motion in Bury St Edmunds is a good day out for the kids.

Sadly, rainy days are not a rare thing when it comes to the Great British Summer, so when the heavens open we are well-stocked with things to do.

Yesterday, 12:59
People living near the Bulmer Fox pub (in Bulmer Tye near Sudbury) are at the end of their tether with the number of cars crashing throug their fence.

Another car has left the road at an accident blackspot on the Suffolk/Essex border – just days after an urgent plea was issued for measures to reduce the number of crashes.

Yesterday, 13:27
Gavin Ball and Harvey Yallop compete in the Suffolk Strongest Man Competition in Sudbury.

Strongmen from all over the UK battled it out in a charity competition in Sudbury at the weekend, which saw them locking horns over a series of challenges.

Yesterday, 13:20
Ex England players Paul Nixon and Andy Caddick dodging the rain at Sudbury Cricket Club.

Celebrities and cricketers enjoyed an impromptu question and answer session with legendary fast bowler Andrew Caddick after a charity match had to be cancelled because of heavy rain.

Yesterday, 13:08
Award winners pictured above  Front left to right Alex Pope, Nick Webber, Isobel Harding-Payne, Abigail Walton. Back row left to right Evie Smith, Olivia Bixby, Alton Huinda

More than 80 students and 150 parents attended a presentation evening at their school to highlight achievement in sport.

Sunday, July 26, 2015
Public viewing: Hadleigh's listed Corn Exchange building open for public viewing - town councillors Jan Byrne and Sue Monk with local resident Jane Snowdon look round the building

Around 200 people visited a historic town centre building in Hadleigh last week as part of an effort to decide what it could be used for in the future.

Friday, July 24, 2015
Suffolk Breakthrough Breast Cancer celebrates raising £1,000,000. L-R: Bonk Tasker, Laura Hudson, Sue Smith, Gina Long and Penny White.

Suffolk Breakthrough Breast Cancer supporters and volunteers are celebrating today as the charity reaches the £1million mark.

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