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St Edmundsbury mayor to focus on mental health

St Edmundsbury’s new mayor will focus on putting mental health at the forefront during his next year.

The East Anglian Beer and Cider Festival was opened by councillor Julia Wakelam when she was the Mayor of St Edmundsbury  PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Outgoing St Edmundsbury mayor thanks people for ‘wonderful year’

In the week since Julia Wakelam gave up the mayoral robes she has had time to reflect on her ‘wonderful year’.

Paramedics Carl Friar, Mark Ransom, Tia Whiteman and Ria Delves are taking on the English Channel for charity

Bury St Edmunds paramedics take the plunge

West Suffolk paramedics based in Bury St Edmunds are taking on the English Channel to raise money for ambulance charities this summer.

Elliott DeFreitas playing for Hawaii Pacific University

Former County Upper student on verge of a professional deal

A graduate of County Upper School’s Basketball Academy is hoping to sign for a professional basketball team, with a promising trial in Germany.

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Some of the members of the 'Wobbly Sausage Biker Gang' who plan to ride from Lakenheath to Land's End using back roads

Long way south for biker gang

Lakenheath to Land’s End in Cornwall on an August bank holiday weekend might be a normal drive for some but for Ben Di-Giulio’s charity bike ride he has opted to take a slightly different route.

Westley Middle School getting creative with old plastic containers

Craft competition teaches caring for environment

Imaginations ran wild at a Bury St Edmunds school for the launch of a new competition.

re-enactors - crusaders battling

FEATURE: ‘We don’t just love history – we live it,’ say re-enactors

He is a welder. She is an accountant. They live in a Suffolk village where they are renovating a cottage. So far, so ordinary.

Mike Clare, who won Gold at the Chelsea Flower Show

Two nurseries strike gold at Chelsea show

Two local nurseries are celebrating gold medals at this year’s Chelsea Flower show.

Robbie and Sandra Lucchi (whose son Mark died in a car accident more than a decade ago) presented a cheque for �3,300 to representatives of brain injury charity Headway.

Pictured: Sandra Lucchi and Zellah Andrew (Team Leader Bury and Haverhill Headway) with the cheque, along with Robbie Lucchi, Matt Taylor (Organiser), Dany Grimwood (Organiser), Ali Arbon (Community Support Manager at Headway) and David Crane (Communications Manager at Headway)

PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Headway Suffolk receives thousands of pounds through grant and fund-raising night

A charity which helps people who have suffered brain injury to rebuild their lives has secured thousands of pounds in funding.

Bury St Edmunds Round Table were joined by Mayor, Cllr Terry Clements at the fund-raising day.

Series of events helps to raise awareness of dementia

Staff at a dementia hub have been delighted by the town’s first series of events in support of Dementia Awareness Week.

Lyle Hutley celebrated his birthday with fa\mily and friends at three dinners.

PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Mildenhall thief steals regiment’s 100th birthday gift to Burmah Railway veteran

The determination that got Lyle Hutley through years in a Japanese prison camp surfaced again when a thief stole a special gift on the eve of his 100th birthday.


12-year-old arrested after assault in Stowmarket

Police have arrested a 12-year-old boy in connection with an assault in Stowmarket.

Fire service news

Fire in Bury St Edmunds causes traffic tailbacks

A fire in Bury St Edmunds caused traffic tailbacks this morning.

Jamie Glerum with project manager Brian Sykes at the construction site for Western Way Retail

Construction under way of £10 million retail park in Bury - generating up to 150 jobs

Construction is under way of a £10 million retail park which will create up to 150 jobs in Bury St Edmunds.

Celebrity garden Katie Rushworth will be at Bury's Whitsun Fayre on Sunday

It’s flowers, fun and Formula 1 for Bury’s 20th Whitsun Fayre

Bury St Edmund’s Whitsun Fayre is celebrating its 20th year with flowers, fun and Formula 1.

A view of the plaza leading to the hub's central public access
Picture by Concertus

Mildenhall Hub planning application goes in

Forest Heath has taken a step closer to becoming one of the few places in the country with its community and leisure services under one roof.

Clockwise from top left: Adam Taylor, Dan Hazelton, Tom Hazelton and Peter Johnson

Norfolk companies and director sentenced over deaths of four Stanton and Rickinghall men

A Norfolk company that owned the site where four labourers were crushed to death under 13 tonnes of steel has today been fined £500,000.

The Aurora Orchestra's pop-up concert in the arc shopping centre, Bury St Edmunds
Picture; Chris Morris

Video: Orchestra’s pop-up performance surprises Bury shoppers

Shoppers stopped in surprise and then stayed to listen as a full orchestra suddenly appeared and began playing in the arc.

Armed officers on patrol in Bury St Edmunds

Armed police on patrol in Bury St Edmunds after Manchester Arena terror attack

Armed police were on patrol in Bury St Edmunds town centre yesterday after the national terror threat level was raised to critical.

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