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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

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West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds. Photograph: Simon Parker.

Nurses and other clinical staff could be forced out of West Suffolk Hospital due to a 65% hike in staff parking charges, it has been claimed.

Thu, 18:21
West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds. Photograph: Simon Parker.

The hip fracture care at West Suffolk Hospital has been named as the best in East Anglia and the sixth best in the country.

Wed, 20:29
The We Love Bury St Edmunds supporters photo bomb the statue of St Edmund celebrating over a year since the group was born - founder James Sheen

Andy Abbott reports on how Facebook group “We Love Bury St Edmunds” has brought thousands of people together from across the globe.

Wed, 00:08
Attendees at the first A1307 Strategy Board

More than 1,000 petitioners have joined calls for urgent improvements to a key route in and out of Suffolk, labelling the A1307 the “road of death”.

Tue, 17:40
2 PARA soldiers as they disembark a Chinook helicopter. Photo: Georgina Coupe RLC

Paratroopers teamed up with RAF helicopter crews in a training mission which taught a new generation of pilots and enhanced their abilities working together.

Tue, 17:26
Bury St Edmunds is featured on  Come Dine With Me

The hit TV show Come Dine With Me will feature four contestants from Bury St Edmunds when it airs on Channel 4 tonight.

Tue, 11:25
Corrie McKeague

Two potential witnesses remain unidentified out of the five new CCTV images released last week.

Friday, January 13, 2017
Corrie McKeague's last ever sighting at 3.24am September 24 2016. CCTV still from Brentgovel Street, Bury St Edmunds.

Updated CCTV pictures have been released this afternoon by detectives investigating the disappearance of Corrie McKeague in Bury St Edmunds.

Friday, January 13, 2017
Safe and sound - The iconic Beyton Green geese with their new enclosure to protect them from bird flu.
Andrew Nimmons, and Parish Council chairman Graham Jones, left.

The famed Beyton geese are living in an enclosure to protect them from the threat of Avian Flu.

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

The sink hole in Newton Road, Sudbury. Picture: Seana Hughes

A sinkhole has opened up in Sudbury, forcing the closure of key road in and out of the town.

Monday, January 9, 2017
The stained glass window dedicated to Rosa Simon at Hadleigh United Reformed Church.

A “life-affirming” stained glass window in memory of a special three-year-old girl has been unveiled in Hadleigh.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
The Quay Theatre in Sudbury.

As the panto season came to a close on Sunday, Sudbury’s Quay Theatre is launching into its new spring programme with a broad range of fresh offerings including more comedy, local history talks and family film showings.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Cafe Jaqui is closing next weekend

An award-winning cafe in Sudbury is shutting up shop from next weekend.

Love Sudbury campaign has been launched by Sudbury Society group.

Tired of hearing complaints about Sudbury, a local preservation group is launching a campaign urging residents to take a pride in the town instead.

Thursday, December 29, 2016
Stock image of Pond Hall Road in Hadleigh. Pic: Simon Parker.

A driver was freed by firefighters after crashing into a ditch in Hadleigh this morning.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Police car

Three shotguns were stolen after a burglary in Hadleigh, police have said.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Shirley Moore, CEO Of The Befriending Scheme with some of the veg donated for the Christmas lunch by Cox Brothers

Vulnerable people from across the county have enjoyed an early Christmas lunch, thanks to a joint initiative between a local charity and a Sudbury market trader.

Sunday, December 18, 2016
Stock image.

Firefighters tackled two house fires in the Sudbury area on Saturday evening, with a dog rescued from one property and a washing machine catching on fire in the other.

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