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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

Yesterday, 18:44
Liz Ayling is urging parents to donate PE kit and old uniform from middle schools to charity. Liz is pictured with Joseph (12) and Daniel (8) in Bury St Edmunds.

Parents of children at the four Bury St Edmunds middle schools which closed down last week are being urged to donate any spare PE kit they have to charity.

Yesterday, 18:06
National Citizen Service in Bury St Edmunds

A community art project continues in Bury St Edmunds on Thursday as members of the National Citizen Service invite perceptions on mental health.

Yesterday, 15:07
Elmswell Butchers

Sadness and disappointment has been voiced after a popular village butcher’s closed its doors suddenly.

Yesterday, 13:52
RAF Honington

A civilian employee at a Suffolk RAF base who was jailed earlier this year for stealing £72,690 from mess accounts actually stole nearer £200,000, a court has heard.

Mon, 19:13
Cupola House, in Bury St Edmunds

A steak and lobster restaurant from Southend is understood to be moving into the newly-renovated Cupola House in Bury St Edmunds.

Saturday, July 23, 2016
Police Community Support Officers (stock picture)

Two new PCSOs will be patrolling the streets of Bury St Edmunds from next January in a new step for local policing.

Friday, July 22, 2016
Abbey Gardens, in Bury St Edmunds

A promotional video showing Bury St Edmunds at its best will be filmed in the near future to market the town to tourists.

Thursday, July 21, 2016
Hardwick Heath Middle School's last day before its closure. Bury St Edmunds. Left to right, Sam Blair, Mitchell Barker, Ellis Dobie Cameron Frisby.

An era ended in Bury St Edmunds, and Suffolk as a whole, today as pupils teachers and parents marked the final day of the middle school system.

Thursday, July 21, 2016
Sign urging dog owners to clear up their pet's waste

Spotted someone not cleaning up after their dog? Well soon you might get a cash reward for reporting them.

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

Tue, 16:21
The scene of a crash on the A134 near Sudbury

Two pensioners were airlifted to Addenbrooke’s Hospital after a crash in Sudbury left them in a life-threatening condition this afternoon.

Tue, 14:00
A charity football match between Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service and Suffolk police will take place at Great Cornard FC on Friday. Pictured are, Rob Preston and Kevin Driver.

Around 40 officers will take a break from fighting fires and tackling crime this week to raise money for a children’s charity.

Thursday, July 21, 2016
Stock image of the area. 

Photo: Tudor Morgan-Owen.

Rush hour motorists face delays in west Suffolk this evening after a collision involving a lorry.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Blind ex-serviceman Chris Francis has had his back gate fenced off by a builder, blocking him from leaving his home with his guide dog.

An angry blind RAF veteran has spoken of his concerns after the back gate to his Sudbury home was blocked with a huge metal fence by a property management company.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Harriet Philo Powell, 18, from Bulmer

The death of an aspiring art student from the Essex/Suffolk border highlighted “systemic failings” and “weaknesses” in the Suffolk mental health trust, her family told an inquest.

Saturday, June 25, 2016
Tasty food at Cafe Como in  Brent Eleigh.

Amy Gallivan finds a new spot for cyclists, Cafe Como, in Brent Eleigh

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
The Sudbury Christmas tree in Old Market Place last year

Summer may have officially started but one west Suffolk man has already started a campaign to get his local town’s Christmas tree reinstated to its “rightful position” this yuletide.

Monday, June 20, 2016
A walk through Bildeston and the neighbouring mid Suffolk villages

Bildeston is a large busy village with two pubs, a hotel and a substantial church set on the hill half a mile from the village centre, writes walker Bill Baldry.

Friday, June 17, 2016
Belle Vue House

Tomorrow marks a final chance to look around Sudbury’s Citizens Advice Bureau before it leaves its home at Belle Vue House.

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