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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

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Stephen Higgins has been sentenced for speeding. Leaving Bury St Edmunds Magistrates' Court.

Suffolk’s police and crime commissioner says the public have been “let down” after a motorcyclist caught going 133mph on the A14 walked away from court with a £50 fine and three-month driving ban.

Mon, 09:00
Ixworth Primary School could need to expand further.

The full scale of the new school-building programme needed to keep up with the population growth in Suffolk over the next few years will be laid out to councillors next month.

Sunday, August 28, 2016
Left to right: Sarah Liming, Pauline Tully, Katia Matless, Sara Ames collect their GCSE results at West Suffolk College

Parents are often bursting with pride on GCSE results day, but in Bury St Edmunds two mums were jumping for joy not just for their sons but also for gaining their very own A and A* grades as well.

Friday, August 26, 2016
Fiveways Roundabout in Mildenhall near Barton Mills

Police have reported four miles of tailbacks on the A11 near Barton Mills following a collision between two cars this morning.

Thursday, August 25, 2016
West Suffolk pupils receive their GCSE results
Emotional King Edward VI School pupils in Bury St Edmunds

Schools across the area are celebrating outstanding GCSE results after months of waiting.

Thursday, August 25, 2016
Bury Magistrates Court.

The future of the justice system in Bury St Edmunds has now been decided, with the government accused of paying “lip service” to local concerns.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Emergency services at the scene of an accident on the A11 at Barton Mills.

A car has ended up on its roof after a collision involving a van on the A11 near Barton Mills this morning.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
CCTV footage of Linstead Parva burglary suspect

Three suspects broke into the Linstead Farm and Garden Machinery shop in Linstead Parva and made off with farming and gardening tools worth in the region of £5,000.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Police at the scene of the incident in Birds Green, Rattlesden.

A 73-year-old man arrested following the sudden death of Beryl Mary Taylor at Rattlesden in July has been re-bailed to return to police in November.

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

06:00
The Very Rev Martin Thrower

Worshippers at Hadleigh Church have reacted with sadness after learning that their rector has been arrested on suspicion of voyeurism.

Mon, 09:00
Ixworth Primary School could need to expand further.

The full scale of the new school-building programme needed to keep up with the population growth in Suffolk over the next few years will be laid out to councillors next month.

Sunday, August 28, 2016
Carnival time: The Sudbury Carnival parade ready for the procession from the Station Car Park on Sunday.
The Sudbury Ephemera Archive

Three years since the Sudbury Carnival was brought back from the dead, the town today (August 28) celebrated its biggest event after moving the festivities to Belle Vue Park.

Sunday, August 28, 2016
Carnival time: The Lavenham Carnival parade leaves the Market Place on Sunday.
A wave from the Slimming World float

Hundreds of people turned out for the annual Lavenham Carnival procession today (August 28).

Thursday, August 25, 2016
Thomas Gainsborough GCSE 2016 group picture

Students at Great Cornard’s Thomas Gainsborough School, which had some of the most improved maths and English results in Suffolk, have spoken of their delight on GCSE results day.

Thursday, August 25, 2016
Pupils celebrate at the Sudbury Ormiston Academy - Gemma Marsh and James Cooper

Special praise went to a GCSE student from Ormiston Sudbury Academy who passed his English and maths exams after having open heart surgery when he was 13.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Audrey Barlow was waken to West Suffolk Hospital after the fall

The standards at a care home near Sudbury have been criticised after the death of one of their residents.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Police are appealing for witnesses

Police are urging a Sudbury fisherman to come forward after a 26-year-old was arrested on suspicion of rape in the town.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Sudbury Bus Station.

A staunch opponent of moving Sudbury’s bus station to Girling Street has admitted to a change of heart after a meeting with Babergh’s deputy leader.

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