Motorcyclist dies in Thetford collision

A motorcyclist has died following a collision in Thetford.

A group of friends set up a stall to raise funds for a charity to support their friend Jasmi Hazy-Blue Lindberg Cooke  Pictured: Emily Eccles (9), Mia Turner (9), Lou Lou Eccles (7) and Finola Thacker (9)   PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Girls give donor charity cash boost with stall sale

Two sisters and their friends set up a stall in Bury St Edmunds to help a girl who has an acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.

Tesla Model S

Find out about running an electric car at Bury green vehicle show

You can find out more about running an electric car when the West Suffolk Electric Vehicle Show returns to Bury St Edmunds on Wednesday.

Dave and Sharon Southwell run an outdoor escape room (Rustic Riddles and Pans Problems)

Pictured: Dave Southwell with granddaughter Coco

PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Outdoor escape room offers a magical challenge for all ages

A husband and wife team are bringing the outdoors to groups who want a sense of adventure and the challenge of puzzle solving.

BURY: Cathedral vergers for feature
St Edmundsbury Cathedral
Rachel Clover Head Verger and Estate Manager, Ted Simmons Verger and Robin Turner Verger (glasses)
Picture Mark Westley

FEATURE: Behind the scenes at the cathedral ... visitors invited in

Their role at St Edmundsbury cathedral is often a solemn and dignified one.

GOAL-DEN MOMENT: Haverhill Rovers players celebrate equalising against higher-league Heybridge Swifts   Picture: Mark Bullimore

Saturday's local football round-up

AFC Sudbury and Mildenhall Town were the only local sides to get through their Emirates FA Cup ties while Stowmarket Town, Haverhill Rovers and Haverhill Borough will all get the chance to make the next round with replays to come on Tuesday.
Non League
Loft & Spires co-owner Julian Milton at his shop after a second flood caused by a Wetherspoons water leak

PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Shop soaked by pub flood water for second time

A second flood has hit a Bury St Edmunds shop, causing more water damage, but the owners say they still hope to reopen within weeks.

Gladys and Mike Ely, who are Greene King tenants have won the Hazels Best Kept Front Garden competition with Bury in Bloom. 

Pictured: Melanie Lesser, Mike Ely, Chris Oakes (Hazels Property Manager) and Elizabeth Clement (Certificate of merit co-ordinator for Bury in Bloom)

PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Gardeners win Bury in Bloom prize for best kept rental front garden

A tenant who has lovingly created a floral oasis in Bury St Edmunds, has won the Hazells Best Kept Rental Property Front Garden award from Bury in Bloom.

A computer illustration for the houses proposed by Persimmon Homes for land on Rags Lane in Woolpit

Housing scheme comes under fire

A proposal to build 60 homes in Woolpit has been heavily criticised by the parish council.

Should Buttermarket be alive with the sound of music or do you want to shop in peace?

Is it time to pull the plug on amp boosted Bury buskers?

Buskers with amplifiers are beginning to outstay their welcome, a Bury St Edmunds business leader fears.

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Ram raid at at Nisa convenience store in Red Lodge in the early hours of Saturday 19th August

PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Ram raid at Red Lodge shop

Police are appealing for witnesses following a ram raid incident in the early hours of this morning in Red Lodge.

Chris Boughton’s golf column: Youngster beats 46 golfers to title

Chris Boughton’s golf column: Youngster beats 46 golfers to title

Sixteen-year-old Alfie Halil from Flempton Golf Club is the 2017 Suffolk Open Golf Champion, scoring 69 in the morning and 73 after lunch to win the Faraday Trophy by one shot from Bradley Wilkins (Professional at Bramford Golf Centre). Halil also picked up the Chris Easterbrook Trophy for the best Amateur score.

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David Nettleton

Westley Road plans are ‘an accident waiting to happen’ - councillor

Plans for parking restrictions in a Bury St Edmunds road could be an ‘accident waiting to happen’ according to a councillor.

Steve Long has an estimated �1,000 repair bill for his Audi A6 after it was damaged by the new speed hump in Mount Road, Bury St Edmunds, which he says was  built too high. Picture: Mark Bullimore.

New £23,000 crossing in Bury St Edmunds gives motorists the hump

A council has been forced to apologise after a new speed hump in Bury St Edmunds damaged motorists’ cars.

Margaret Burroughs' collie Jasper was killed by a motorbike on a track near Lakenheath

Teen bikers riding ‘at very high speed’ kill dog on Lakenheath track

The owner of a border collie killed by a motorbike on a track popular with dog walkers has appealed for information to stop reckless bikers injuring animals or children.


BREAKING: Britain's top athletes announced for #teamparkrun events UK wide from 9am today - August 19

On you marks, gets set....for YOUR chance to join National Lottery-funded athletes including Olympic and Paralympic stars just revealed for the #teamparkrun 5k events UK wide today - Saturday,- August 19.
Sport 1
STAR MAN: Dominic Manthorpe played well for Bury

Table-topping rivals defeat Bury

Sudbury (80-4) beat 
Bury St Edmunds (79) 
by six wickets

BURY: 150th volunteer visit from ClarkeCare Gatehouse, Dettingen Way, Bury St Edmunds Elaine Channen with Lorraine Clarke and Lynsey Coote and Amanda Bloomfield, with clients Peter Gayfer, Sandra Thompson and Nancy Oliver. Picture Mark Westley

Wild West brought to life at dementia hub

The Wild West has been brought to life at a dementia hub in Bury St Edmunds this week, while the charity also marked a volunteering milestone.

MATCH WINNER: Stow's Dale Watling

Cricket teams enter business end of season

Stowmarket (118-1) beat Needham Market (117) by nine wickets in the local Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship derby to remain second in the division.

Police news.

Five units on a Thetford business park burgled

Police are appealing for information after five units on a business park were broken into in Thetford overnight.

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