Bury St Edmunds

Bury St Edmunds

Grieving mother ‘not surprised’ at NHS trust’s inadequate rating

A grieving mother has spoken out against a NHS trust which was rated inadequate for the second time in three years.

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An outdoor grotto is coming to Bury St Edmunds giving children the chance to meet Father Christmas

Children can visit Father Christmas at outdoor grotto opening in Bury

Santa Claus will be coming to Bury town centre for the whole of December thanks to a Christmas grotto attraction being set up in Charter Square.

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Ivy Goodman (centre) was one of the people supporting the Newbury Community Centre on the Howard Estate in Bury.

Community ‘powerhouse’, Ivy, dies aged 81

A popular woman who devoted her life to a community centre on the Bury estate where she lived has died aged 81.

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Paul Hicklin from Compleat Office Solutions Ltd has been awarded for his campaign to install defibrillators in the town. He was awarded with the 'Corporate Social Responsibility Award' at the Office Friendly Conference.
Picture Mark Westley

Defibrillator campaign wins company award

A business has received an award for its contribution to the community, after launching a campaign to install defibrillators in local places.

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The diabetes inpatient specialist nurses at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust were awarded for their campaign on National Hypo Awareness Week. Pictured: (from left to right) Clare Porter-Brown, Caroline Beecroft, Maxine Shipp and Dawn Southgate

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust bags third award of the month

The West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust scored a hat trick last week, with three of its staff members bagging awards for their work with the Trust.

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Greater Anglia train at Diss railway station. Picture: Andrew Martin.

Man, 32, dies after being struck by train near Haughley

A 32-year-old man has died after being struck by a train near Haughley.

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The Very Reverend Dr Frances Ward, Dean of St Edmundsbury with husband Peter, centre, with from left, The Rt Revd Martin Seeley, Bishop of St Edmundsbury, Canon Precentor Philip Banks, Canon Matthew Vernon, Bishop John Waine and Bishop Tim Stevens

Hundreds gather to bid farewell to Dean Frances Ward at her last service

The Dean of St Edmundsbury held her last service on Sunday, before moving up north to continue her studies.

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The High Sheriff of Suffolk, Geoffrey Probert, and Julia Wakelam at the launch of the Bury St Edmunds Literature Festival

Bury’s first Literature Festival declared open by High Sheriff

Bury’s first ever Literature Festival was declared open by the High Sheriff of Suffolk at its launch on Monday evening.

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Sahara dust turns the sky yellow above King's Road, Bury St Edmunds

Red sky caused by dust and debris, not the apocalypse

The sun and sky glowed red across the country today in what many speculated was the end of the world.

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Dean of St Edmundsbury, The Very Reverend Dr Frances Ward, is holding her last service on Sunday



PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Dean of St Edmundsbury urges people to ‘be mindful’ as she bids farewell to Bury

The Dean of St Edmundsbury has urged the people of Bury to ‘be mindful of others’ ahead of her final service in the town on Sunday.

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Clare Baker, who arranged the ball, Dave Dawson, Fund Raising Co-ordinator for BSE and District for Cancer Research UK, and Fiona Macaulay with cheque raised for Cancer Research.

Clare Baker raises £7,000 for Cancer Research at seventh charity ball

A woman has raised £7,000 for charity after hosting a black tie ball in Bury St Edmunds earlier this year.

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Gary Barlow, one of Britain's most successful songwriters, will perform at Forest Live 2018 in June.

Gary Barlow is first artist to be announced for Forest Live 2018 in Thetford Forest

Gary Barlow will perform as part of Forest Live 2018 next summer.

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The new Hawkins Bazaar is opening on Cornhill in Bury St Edmunds

Hawkins Bazaar to re-open in Bury St Edmunds

A branch of Hawkins Bazaar is to re-open on Cornhill in Bury St Edmunds.

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Wendy Thorner from Mid Wales Wallow, which specialises in basket making and willow weaving


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Ickworth’s Wood and Craft Fair is a cut above the rest

Ickworth House was bustling over the weekend as it welcomed over 8,000 visitors to its Wood and Craft Fair.

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Over 300 pupils from four CEVCP schools gathered at St Edmundsbury Cathedral to celebrate one year of their Tilian Partnership Multi Academy
Trust.

Students gather in St Edmundsbury Cathedral to celebrate one year of ‘four schools, one voice’ partnership

Over 300 students from four CEVCP schools gathered in St Edmundsbury Cathedral in Bury last week to celebrate one year of their schools’ partnership.

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Author Julian Sedgwick visited King Edward VI School on Monday



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Children’s author, Julian Sedgwick, gives spell-binding performance at King Edward VI School

Julian Sedgwick, author of the ‘Mysterium’ and ‘Ghosts of Shanghai’ trilogies, visited King Edward VI School in Bury St Edmunds on Monday.

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Police are looking to speak to his man in connection with an assault on Risbygate Street in August.

Police appeal for help to identify man after assault in Bury St Edmunds

Police are appealing for help to identify the man in these CCTV images following an assault in Bury St Edmunds.

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Peter and Jackie Fairweather, organisers of the Tea Dance at British Sugar Social Club, present a cheque to Maurice Rutter Chairman and Glynis Bannister club secretary Bury St Edmunds branch of Parkinson's UK.
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Bury tea dancers donate £1,000 to Parkinson’s UK

Members of the British Sugar Tea Dance Club in Bury have donated £1,000 to the town’s Parkinson’s UK branch.

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Tony Allen is awarded a medal by Daemmon Reeves, Treatt Group CEO, and Natalie Shaw from NHS Blood and Transplants.

Rare-blooded man, Tony, donates blood for the 100th time

A man with a rare blood type has been awarded a medal after donating blood for the 100th time in Bury St Edmunds.

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Woodland Lodge, the new outdoor classroom at South Lee School, was officially opened this month by (left to right) Mia and Aimee Lake, who named the classroom, Julie Last, Head of Early Years, Headteacher Mervyn Watch and Mell Harrison from the Green Light Trust.

South Lee School’s new outdoor classroom is a breath of fresh air

An outdoor classroom has opened at South Lee School in Bury St Edmunds, which will allow children to spend more time learning in the fresh air.

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