Just leave us kids alone, please

Dear grown-ups, 
The modern world is rather complicated, and teenagers feel the consequences of this complexity more than you.

Social media columnist

Making your business stand out

As we approach the New Year, it seems a good time to think about your business and where you want it to go in 2017.

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Join Bury Bach Choir for a Christmas concert

The Bury Bach Choir is giving a Christmas Celebration Concert at the Church of St Peter and St Paul in Lavenham at 7.30pm on December 17.

Whats on
Barry Peters

Sad, but time has caught up with me

I’m not sure when it happened – and I’m not sure how on earth it came about, but middle age has come and smacked me in the chops and it won’t go away.

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NOSTALGIA: First aiders of the future

This photo, taken in December 1989, shows young people from all over the county, gathered at a newly opened Red Cross Centre in Bury St Edmunds for two days intensive training in first aid techniques.

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Kate’s bringing new band to Bury

Kate Jackson, former front woman of The Long Blondes, is returning to Bury’s Hunter Club with her new band, Kate Jackson & the Wrong Moves, to play Sounds Like the Live Sessions #10 on December 14.

Police news.

Police cordon in Thetford after assault

An area in Thetford was cordoned off last night and today following an assault.

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NOSTALGIA: Ruins of old church at Westley, 1880 - from the Spanton Jarman collection

The remains of a 12th century church, dedicated to St Thomas a Becket, stands at the end of Old Church Lane, Westley.

Nicola Miller

The loving ties that bind at Christmas

The Grinch-like grumbles about Christmas cavorting in November are silenced by the arrival of December.

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READERS’ LETTERS: From the Bury Free Press of Friday, December 9

A selection of readers’ letters from the Bury Free Press of Friday, December 9.

Your Say
Chris Boughton’s golf column: Alex holds her nerve to clinch trophy

Chris Boughton’s golf column: Alex holds her nerve to clinch trophy

Twelve-year-old Alexandra Rock holed a 15-foot putt on the final green to win the 2016 Stonham Junior Players’ Championship with a great score of 32 (3 over par).

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Lee Walker is the new headteacher at King Edward VI School, in Bury St Edmunds. He is pictured with outgoing head Geoff Barton and pupils. Picture by Mark Westley.

Top Bury St Edmunds secondary school appoints new headteacher

The newly appointed headteacher of a top Bury St Edmunds school says he is ‘relishing’ the chance of working with its staff, students and parents.

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Make a difference this Christmas

The Christmas Fair is behind us – and what a wonderful annual occasion it is, with people coming from all over the country to our fantastic town, with its range of stalls and activities, music and foods to enjoy.

Tis the season to be jolly thanks to December downloads

Console Corner: ‘Tis the season to be jolly thanks to December downloads

‘Tis the season to be jolly...well it is if you have a Sony machine after a superb line-up of free games were released for December.

Tech 1
Police accident

UPDATE: Woman killed in head-on collision near Elveden

A woman from the Thetford area has died following a head on collision near Elveden this afternoon, Friday December 9.

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Savour the tastes of Christmas with a flavoursome trip to Barn’s caravan

Buying a Christmas tree and choosing decorations can be tiring, especially with kids in tow and the Little House of Cooking at Blackthorpe Barn in Rougham offers a welcome respite for hungry shoppers who come here to enjoy the ever-growing Christmas shop, craft fairs and walks through the estate woods.

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Book on extraordinary Lavenham character who started turn to tourism

A biography depicting the “extraordinary life” of one of Lavenham’s most famous sons has detailed the role he played almost 90 years ago in promoting tourism in the picture postcard village.

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Father of missing airman Corrie McKeague spends birthday handing out leaflets to help find his son

The father of missing airman Corrie McKeague has spent his birthday handing out leaflets to shoppers in Bury St Edmunds town centre as part of the search for his son.

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Road accident news.

Serious two-car crash closes B1106 from Elveden crossroads at A11

Police are currently at the scene of a serious road traffic collision on the B1106 at Elveden.

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Police detain six men suspected of hare coursing in Elmswell

Six people have been reported for hare coursing following an incident in Elmswell yesterday.

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