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Bannatyne Group converts hotel rooms into more spa facilities in Bury St Edmunds

The former Clarice House on the outskirts of Bury St Edmunds is to have further investment by its new owners and will no longer offer hotel breaks.

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The Dixie Strollers performed at The Apex on Friday lunchtime as part of the 2017 Bury Festival programme

REVIEW: Dixie Strollers return with a bang

The Dixie Strollers at The Apex, May 26

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Silk String Trio performed at The Apex on Thursday (May 25) as part of the 2017 Bury St Edmunds Festivval programme

REVIEW: Silk String Trio at the Apex, May 25

This year’s Bury St Edmunds Festival has once again invited ‘creative critics’ to review a number of performances.

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The Aurora Orchestra played at The Apex on Wednesday as part of the 2017 Bury Festival programme

REVIEW: Aurora Orchestra at the Apex, May 24

This year’s Bury St Edmunds Festival has once again invited ‘creative critics’ to review a number of performances.

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John Law performed at the Athenaeum as part of the 2017 Bury Festival programme

REVIEW: John Law at the Athenaeum, May 22

This year’s Bury St Edmunds Festival has once again invited ‘creative critics’ to review a number of performances.

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Crowds enjoying free street theatre in the Abbey Gardens

Bury St Edmunds Festival gets off to a flying start

Energy and passion kickstarted this year’s Bury St Edmunds Festival with the Edwin Sanza Salsa Orchestra bringing the Latin party to The Apex on Friday night.

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The Edwin Sanz Salsa Orchestra kickstarted the 2017 Bury Festival, playing in The Apex on the opening night

REVIEW: Edwin Sanz Salsa Orchestra at The Apex, May 19

This year’s Bury St Edmunds Festival has once again invited ‘creative critics’ to review a number of performances.

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The National Youth Music Theatre performed Honk! at the Theatre Royal as part of the 2017 Bury Festival programme

REVIEW: Honk! at the Theatre Royal, May 21

This year’s Bury Festival has once again invited ‘creative critics’ to review a number of performances.

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Drawn on Sweet Night showed at the Abbeygate Cinema as part of the 2017 Bury Festival

REVIEW: Film reveals past of Suffolk manor house

Draw on Sweet Night at Abbeygate Cinema, May 20

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Converted windmill chosen for award

A windmill has won the RICS East of England Tourism and Leisure award.

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Clare Teal

REVIEW: Clare Teal provides a winning opener to Bury St Edmunds Festival

Clare Teal and her Mini Big Band at The Apex May 20

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Browning's Blacksmith shop - from the Spanton Jarman collection

NOSTALGIA: Browning’s blacksmith shop, Southgate Street - from the Spanton Jarman collection

Alfred and Charles Browning, father and son, worked at these premises in Southgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, from at least 1892 until the 1940s.

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This photo, taken in May 1982, is of a Teddy Bears Picnic, held at Hardwick Heath.

NOSTALGIA: If you go down to the heath today . . .

This photo, taken in May 1982, shows children who took part in a teddy bears’ picnic at Hardwick Heath.

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This photo, taken in May 1982 shows particiants of the Diocesan Family Day, held in the Abbey Gardens.

NOSTALGIA: It’s a knockout day from 1982

This photo, taken in May 1982 was taken in the Abbey Gardens as crowds gathered for the Diocesan Family Day.

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Nostalgia: Year 5 performing the Pied Piper of Hamlyn at Horringer Court Middle School in December 1994

NOSTALGIA: Stars of the stage at Horringer Court Middle School

This week’s photograph was snapped by a Bury Free Press photographer in 1994 and shows pupils in a Horringer Court Middle School production in December of that year.

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St Mary's Square Vicarage, Bury St Edmunds. From the Spanton Jarman collection

NOSTALGIA: Vicarage, St Mary’s Square, Bury – from the Spanton Jarman collection

This house is not shown on Warren’s map of 1791 and it is believed to date from the first decade of the 19th century.

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This photo, taken in November 1986, shows students on Thurston Upper  School's Certificate of Pre Vocational Education with their homemade Christmas puddings.

NOSTALGIA: Thurston Upper School’s recipe for success in 1986

This photo, taken in November 1986, shows students at Thurston Upper School as they swapped their schoolbooks for cooks’ aprons on a new course.

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Inside Bury St Edmunds town hall on July 7, 1919. From the Spanton Jarman collection

NOSTALGIA: Bury St Edmunds Town Hall, 1919 - from the Spanton Jarman collection

Alderman A Mitchell, Deputy Mayor, gives details of the Peace Celebrations to be held on Saturday, July 19, at a public meeting held in the Town Hall (now Market Cross) on Monday, July 7, 1919.

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Election news

Your Suffolk and Essex County Council candidates

In total there are 10 divisions in the Babergh area.

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The newly furbished Pavilion at Ravenwood Hall Rougham ready to provide perfect wedding venue

Pavilion at Ravenwood Hall Hotel, Rougham, stages wedding open day after refurbishment

The Pavilion at Ravenwood Hall, Rougham, stages a wedding open day on April 30 and will reveal its stunning refurbishment.

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