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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

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There are delays on the A14 in the Bury St Edmunds area after a road crash involving up to four vehicles.

Yesterday, 22:58
Firefighters attended the incident

A woman suffered from smoke inhalation following a kitchen fire in Elmswell.

Yesterday, 13:38
Police are dealing with instances of flooding on the county's roads today

Flooding is causing misery on the county’s roads today, with the A143 blocked and the A14 at Bury St Edmunds having to be temporarily closed.

Yesterday, 09:51
Bury Magistrates' Court

If the Ministry of Justice has its way, Suffolk will end up with only one magistrates’ court, based in Ipswich.

Yesterday, 10:27
Police have closed the road.

Flooding has closed a road in Mildenhall town centre after a car got stuck when attempting to travel through floodwater.

Yesterday, 14:00
Servest Group CEO Rob Legge.

Some of the region’s top professionals were involved in a recent sale deal involving two Bury St Edmunds-based firms, it has emerged.

Sunday, August 30, 2015
The first day of the Bury St Edmunds Food and Drink Festival attracting large crowds on Sunday.
The popular beach back in town at the Arc Shopping Centre

Some of the finest food and drink from the region was on offer in Bury St Edmunds in a culinary festival which attracted large crowds.

Friday, August 28, 2015
An efit has been released by police after an attempted robbery

Police want to trace two men in connection with an attempted robbery in Bury St Edmunds.

Friday, August 28, 2015
Greene King chief executive Rooney Anand, left, shaking hands with Mike Tye, chief executive of the Spirit Pub Company, outside Spirit's headquarters in Burton uponTrent following the sale deal.

Jobs are at risk at Greene King following a major acquisition earlier this year.

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

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Sudbury was lit up with a colourful procession which weaved its way through the town for a carnival extravaganza.

Thursday, August 27, 2015
Long Melford Primary School

Education chiefs have drawn up an urgent plan of action for a Suffolk school after it slumped from a good Ofsted rating to being considered ‘inadequate’ by inspectors.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
The church of St Peter and St Paul.

Metal thieves have struck again in Suffolk – with lead this time ripped from the roof of a church in Lavenham.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Members of the Lavenham Slimming World group who are organising a floa for the carnival. With them is Albert Sparling with a 1940s bike and other vehicles from the era.
Left to right: Mandy Warner, Jo Clarke, Albert Sparling, Julie Webb, Mary Page.

A picturesque Suffolk village will be turning back the clocks by 70 years for a 1940s-themed carnival on August 31.

Monday, August 24, 2015
Rodney Williams died after a collision in Sudbury

The death of a man killed after falling under a lorry was an accident, a coroner has ruled.

Monday, August 24, 2015
The refurbishment of the Quay Theatre's auditorium will unveiled on bank holiday Monday

A community theatre in west Suffolk is preparing to unveil its newly restored and refurbished auditorium at an open day next week.

Monday, August 24, 2015
Angela Forrest, one of the few Monks Eleigh allotment holders

While councils all over the country are being urged to cut the size of allotment plots to accommodate the ever-expanding waiting list of potential growers, one village in Suffolk is facing the opposite problem.

Monday, August 24, 2015
Long Melford, where the WI has just reformed in the village

A village branch of the Women’s Institute (WI) in west Suffolk, which was forced to close after almost a century because of a lack of volunteers to help run it, has been resurrected by a group of local women.

Saturday, August 22, 2015
Stock photo.

Firefighters cut free a motorist after a two-vehicle crash in Long Melford on Saturday.

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