FEATURE: Warmth that comes with a little help from their friends

There was something about newspapers two decades ago that made journalist Tony Gearing uncomfortable.

SPECIAL BOND: South Lee School are sponsoring the all-weather pitch at Bury St Eds Rugby Club

South Lee School sponsoring BSE Rugby Club’s all-weather pitch

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A new band will win a place on the main stage at Bury Folk Festival 2017

Main stage prize for new bands at Bury Folk Festival

A newcomers’ competition will help put aspiring bands on the main stage at the Bury St Edmunds Folk Festival.

The alien invader ant Lasius neglectus, left, compared to the native  brown garden ant

Look out for alien invaders that like electricity

The public is being asked to look out for an alien invader with a dangerous liking for electricity.

RELIEF: Soham Town Rangers players celebrate one of their two goals in this afternoon's 2-0 home win over Bowers & Pitsea, which saw them climb out of the Ryman League Division One North relegation zone  Picture: Phil Chaplin

Saturday's local football round-up

AFC Sudbury had a nightmare afternoon as they went down 4-0 to Hendon in their 'relegation six-pointer' but Soham Town Rangers continued their revival with another three points while Needham drew their big game.
If your footballing pace isn't up to Bury Town standards, you could try walking football

Football at a walk for the over 50s comes to Bury

Football with penalties for running is kicking off as a new form of exercise for the over-50s next month.

Tim Croydon with his Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award

Determined Tim who was diagnosed with rare disability achieves gold Duke of Edinburgh Award

A young man who was diagnosed with a rare disability after gaining a silver Duke of Edinburgh Award has showcased his determination by achieving gold.

Hospice fund-raisers Rachel Card and Abby Mayes getting ready for Fashion Fusion at one of the St Nicholas Hospice Care shops

Ten retailers including hospice will grace the catwalk at charity fashion event

The 10 town centre shops taking part in Fashion Fusion 2017 have been revealed by organisers.

Mayor of St Edmundsbury Julia Wakelam and Amanda Bloomfield mark the start of renovations with supporters

Renovations begin for dementia hub in Bury St Edmunds

A Bury St Edmunds charity is celebrating the start of building renovations for a hub which is helping those affected by dementia.

HANDS ON THE CUP: Mike Halliwell, Stowmarket Golf Clubs Seniors section outgoing captain, presents The Bayley Trophy to winner Clive George

Chris Boughton’s golf column: Halliwell’s final fling attracts big numbers

Stowmarket Golf Club’s senior members traditionally hold the Final Fling for their outgoing captain at an away venue and earlier this month they returned to Gog Magog Golf Club for this year’s event.

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Paul Marion, NPAS assistant operations director for the south east, left, and Sgt Jules Bosley, unit base manager at Wattisham 

Picture: Mecha Morton

Police chopper move ‘will mean a 24/7 service’

Next Friday, Suffolk will say goodbye to its ‘own’ police helicopter when its base at Wattisham is closed.

La Strada

Fellini’s Oscar-winning drama brought to the Cambridge stage

A major new co-production of La Strada is playing at Cambridge Arts Theatre from March 27 to April 87 prior to its West End run.

Whats on
Map showing the approximate locations of the crossings Network Rail plans to close
Background picture: Google Earth

Plans to close 24 Suffolk level crossings

Network Rail has applied for a legal order to close 24 level crossings in Suffolk as part of a plan to make railways safer.

West Suffolk Youth Jazz Orchestra

West Suffolk Youth Jazz concert will support Bury St Edmunds Theatre Royal

West Suffolk Youth Jazz will be performing a fundraiser to support the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds on Monday, March 27 at 7.30pm.

Whats on
SURVIVAL IN SIGHT: Bury director of rugby Gavin Hogg

Bury chief: ‘One win for survival’

Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club make the long journey to the south west coast this evening knowing their season hinges on the outcome of 80 tough minutes in front of a vociferous home crowd.

KEY GAME: Needham assistant Richard Wilkins

Marketmen must pick up something at the weekend

Assistant manager Richard Wilkins has conceded failure to take anything from tomorrow’s home clash with second-placed Havant & Waterlooville could be terminal to Needham Market’s play-off hopes.

Non League
POINT TO PROVE: Bury manager Ben Chenery

Bury players have futures to play for

While their play-off hopes may have faded, Ben Chenery has warned his Bury Town players that they are playing for their futures during the seven matches that remain of the season, writes Liam Apicella.

Non League
SUPER STRIKE: Danny Cunningham has been noticed by television show Soccer AM for one of his recent goals

Stow’s Cunningham eyes repeat of wonder goal

Danny Cunningham insists there is plenty of time for him to reproduce his goal which has received national attention in a Stowmarket Town shirt, writes Alex Moss.

Non League
Barker wants to embrace lead driver role this year

Barker wants to embrace lead driver role this year

Ben Barker says he wants to make the most of being the lead driver for Gulf Racing in the upcoming 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship.

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Red Nose Day at Infusions and ICE, in Rougham

West Suffolk gets behind Red Nose Day

Schools and businesses throughout West Suffolk are getting into the spirit of Red Nose Day.

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