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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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St Georges day parade in Bury St Edmunds


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Parade keeps to tradition for St George’s Day

Around 700 representatives from scouting organisations met on Sunday to honour St George.

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Milton landfill - Corrie McKeague search

Police in landfill search for missing Corrie find rubbish from ‘right time period’

Police searching a landfill site for missing airman Corrie McKeague have discovered rubbish from ‘the right time period’ when he disappeared.

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Lauri Love

Alleged computer hacker given permission to challenge extradition to US

Alleged computer hacker Lauri Love has won permission to challenge his extradition to the United States.

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Amanda Turner, artist; Jemma Morris, clinical team manager for day surgery unit, and Julie Pettitt, estates and facilities business manager at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

Artist donates colourful aquatic mural to West Suffolk Hospital’s day surgery unit

Patients at West Suffolk Hospital’s day surgery unit are being transported to the colourful ocean depths thanks to a new aquatic mural.

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Gina Long and Lisa Lumley

Fund-raisers complete London Marathon for causes close to their hearts

Running for causes close to their hearts, west Suffolk fund-raisers completed the London Marathon and generated thousands of pounds.

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Accident news

Motorcyclist suffers serious leg injury in Baylham collision

A motorcyclist suffered a serious leg injury following a collision in Baylham on Sunday, April 23.

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Mia the cat who was shot with an airgun

Family cat dies after airgun attack

An angry mum has hit out after someone shot her family cat with an airgun.

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Mum Phina, son Arthur and proud dad, Sam

Dad thanks West Suffolk Hospital staff by writing book

An inspired dad has written a book to say ‘thank you’ to hospital staff for caring for his partner.

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Ixworth residents are opposing a proposed access road to a new development


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Residents say plans for access road in Ixworth will create a ‘serious danger’

Worried residents say plans for a new access road will create a serious danger for schoolchildren.

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Stephensons Breeze 2 bus

Residents jubilant as Bury St Edmunds bus service reinstated

A residents’ petition has succeeded in getting a replacement bus service to cover reductions introduced in January on Bury St Edmunds’ Breeze 2 route.

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David and Julia Reddick after losing 7st 12lbs with Slimming World

Dieting couple see a lot less of each other

A Bury St Edmunds pair made it to the semi-finals of Slimming World’s couple of the year competition after losing an incredible 7st 12lbs between them.

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John Christie has written a crime novel 'Who Is My Neighbour'


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Woolpit author has first book signing

A Woolpit author will be signing copies of his first crime novel this weekend at Waterstones in Bury St Edmunds.

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Beckie Egan, John De Luca and Rosalyn Smith will be taking part in the Halstead and Essex Marathon on May 7 to raise funds for the Ben Wragge Skate Park

Trio hope to go the distance for Ben’s skatepark

A number of fund-raising events are due to take place in the coming months in memory of 13-year-old Ben Wragge.

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Pages from the diary of Captain John Beverly Edge,

Diary PoW hid in a roof goes under the hammer in Stowmarket

A prisoner of war’s diary that lay hidden in a prison camp roof for nearly 20 years will go for auction tomorrow.

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The annual bikers Easter egg run to West Suffolk Hospital's Rainbow Ward where they will hand out the eggs. Picture by Mark Westley.

Bikers deliver Easter eggs to hospital and charity

Kind-hearted bikers delivered scores of Easter eggs to children at West Suffolk Hospital and a disability charity.

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Florence Follen with her sister Ruby  holding the letter appealing for the return of their pet pygmy goat Judy   PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Five-year-old girl pleads with thieves to return her beloved pet

A five-year-old girl has written a note pleading with heartless thieves to return her beloved pygmy goat.

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