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FEATURE: Why we speak as we do ... Charlie’s words reveal all

Why is a plough not a ‘ploff’ and if that’s the case, why do we suffer from a ‘coff’, not a ‘cow’?

Pam Davis will host the Fashion Fusion event which has raised more than �20,000 since it began in 2011

Suffolk fashion consultant to host Apex event

Suffolk fashion expert Pam Davis is to host this year’s Fashion Fusion event at the Apex.

Aude Wallace, primary languages subject leader at St Edmunds Catholic Primary School; Dr Marina Dixon, Suffolk Schools Choice languages adviser, and Maria Kemble, St Edmunds executive headteacher, pictured with pupils and the Gold Linguamarque award

Bury St Edmunds school’s gold award for language learning

A Bury St Edmunds school is the first in East Anglia to scoop a prestigious award for its ‘outstanding’ language learning.

Police news

‘There’s nothing left’ - Beyton woman targeted by burglars for second time within weeks

A 65-year-old woman has been targeted by burglars for the second time within weeks in a spate of daytime burglaries across west Suffolk.

Police appeal

Police appeal for witnesses to Brandon burglary

Police are appealing for witnesses following a burglary at a home in Brandon.

An artist's impression of an aerial view of the proposed Nowton Court nursing home

Planning inspector approves proposals for nursing home next to Nowton Park

Controversial proposals for a 60-bed nursing home overlooking Nowton Park have been approved on appeal by a planning inspector.


Crash causes full closure of A14 from Westley Interchange

A crash involving multiple vehicles has caused the full closure of the A14 eastbound from the Westley Interchange in Bury St Edmunds.

Latest business news from the Bury Free Press

Iliffe Media buys 13 more newspapers in Kent

Iliffe Media, new owners of the Bury Free Press, have bought another set of newspapers in Kent.

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Appeal to trace Suffolk man’s next of kin

The Coroner’s Office is appealing for help to trace the next of kin of a man from Ipswich.

Fire and Rescue

Firefighters extinguish barn fire in Tuddenham after suspected arson attack

Firefighters extinguished a barn fire in Tuddenham which is being treated as a suspected arson attack.

Members of 'Team Bed Head' who will be undertaking a sponsored bed push in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care

Fund-raisers in big push for the hospice

A sponsored bed-push, eye-catching art, a coffee morning and street collection are among the latest fund-raisers for St Nicholas Hospice Care.

Steve Whittingham, who is retiring from the Salvation Army after 24 years

Retiring major holds charity brass concert

A Salvation Army major has arranged a charity concert in aid of young people as part of his retirement ceremony.

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Seek help for hay fever from pharmacies, urge GPs

As the hay fever season begins, sufferers are being encouraged to visit their local pharmacy – rather than their GP - for help and advice.

Slimming World consultant Laura Goodwin, before and after her five stone weight loss

Bury St Edmunds slimmer wants to help others

A mother from Bury St Edmunds who lost a life-changing amount of weight is hoping to help others do the same when her new slimming group launches next week.

Co-op staff David Shaw, Sheila Chaplin and Kerry Hay with Lucy Fulham and Sheila Chaplin, of the Lakenheath Peace Memorial Hall

Lakenheath shoppers raise thousands for charities

Shoppers in Lakenheath have helped to raise thousands of pounds for three local charities.

WASH Sailability, based at Lackford Lakes, launches new boat, funded by a St Edmunds Trust grant

Grant gives West Suffolk disability charity wider reach

A charity which introduces people with disabilities to the excitement of sailing will now be available to more people after a generous donation allowed it to buy a new boat.


Thetford drivers ride gravity in homemade karts

Decorated karts raced through Thetford on Sunday as members of the community came together to celebrate the town’s first timed soapbox race down King Street.

West Suffolk Operational Hub plans

Traffic and safety fears over West Suffolk Operational Hub proposal

Increased traffic as a result of the proposed West Suffolk Operational Hub (WSOH) will put lives at risk, claim residents.

The 2017 OVO Energy Tour of Britain Stage Six map

Bury St Edmunds and Mildenhall to welcome Tour of Britain cyclists

Bury St Edmunds and Mildenhall can look forward to welcoming the world’s top cyclists during this year’s OVO Energy Tour of Britain.

Rachel Foster, Annie Munson and Nicky Richmond

Supporting the work of the Bury St Edmunds women’s refuge

Customers of the Bay Tree Café Bistro, in Bury St Edmunds, have shown their support for the Bury Women’s Aid Centre.

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