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UPDATE: Woman killed in head-on collision near Elveden

A woman from the Thetford area has died following a head on collision near Elveden this afternoon, Friday December 9.

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Jake Game's mum Amanda with Martin McKeague, Oliver McKeague, Jake and Mary McKeague in the arc shopping centre ANL-160912-162757001

Father of missing airman Corrie McKeague spends birthday handing out leaflets to help find his son

The father of missing airman Corrie McKeague has spent his birthday handing out leaflets to shoppers in Bury St Edmunds town centre as part of the search for his son.

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Members of Thetford Golf Club, with club captain Alan Brown pictured centre left ANL-160912-102424001

Thetford golfers club together for children’s hospices

Golfers in Thetford have been clubbing together to help fund the care provided to youngsters across Norfolk with life-threatening conditions.

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Clare Powell cooks under the watchful eye of a judge

Haverhill school chef serves up a prize-winner

A Haverhill ‘dinner lady’ has received a highly commended prize in the East of England LACA School Chef of the Year 2017 competition.

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Stacey Mayes reunited with her beloved three-year-old tabby, Benji

Hitchhiking cat is back at home in Haverhill

A much-loved family pet has been reunited with her owner after an adventure that took her some 60 miles away from her home in Haverhill.

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Mum of Corrie McKeague offers reward for information as campaign to hire investigator tops initial target

The mother of missing airman Corrie McKeague is offering a £50,000 reward for information leading to his return - as a crowdfunding campaign to hire a private investigator exceeded its initial target.

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Ambika Bissessur, of Angeli Beauty Point, and Lesley Bancroft, of Buy the Light, outside Cornhill Walk, in Bury St Edmunds ANL-160712-145350009

Shops forced to move as sale of Bury St Edmunds centre progresses

A Bury St Edmunds shopping centre, which has been in administration for almost three years, is in the process of being sold.

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Crash on A134 caused long delays in and around Sudbury

A collision caused long delays on the A134 at Sudbury on Wednesday evening, December 7.

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Artist Rebecca Douglass Whatley at the launch of her Following Inspirations exhibition in the The Apex Gallery, Bury St Edmunds ANL-160512-092641009

Diss artist and former Stowmarket teacher showcases five decades of art

A woman who has helped shaped the creative talents of generations of children is now celebrating her own artistic journey with an exhibition at The Apex, in Bury St Edmunds.

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Warning as thieves target 26 West Suffolk homes in last fortnight

Thieves have broken into 26 burglaries in towns and villages across West Suffolk in the last fortnight.

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Suffolk home urges older people living alone to take care in cold weather

A manager from a care home in Hadleigh is today urging older people living alone in the community to take extra care in the cold weather.

Health
Shoppers in the Cornhill Mall at this year's Bury Christmas Fayre ANL-161128-080925009

Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre wins ‘UK’s Best Christmas Market’

Bury St Edmunds has been voted the UK’s Best Christmas Market in a competition organised by TripAdvisor-owned rental giant HolidayLettings.co.uk.

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Olly Murs announces Newmarket Racecourse date

Chart-topping pop sensation and ‘Troublemaker’ Olly Murs will be headlining Newmarket Nights on Friday August 18 2017 it was announced today.

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Some of the past and present members of Mardle Quilters who met on Friday to celebrate 20 years of colourful creativity ANL-160512-145941001

Quilters celebrate Woolpit group’s 20th birthday

A Woolpit-based quilting group has celebrated its 20th birthday.

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Jamie Smart, director and sole owner of Smart Step, polishes Emmerson Critchley's shoes as he catches up on the Bury Free Press from the comfort of the shoeshine chair he designed and installed ANL-160512-153435001

Bury St Edmunds shop installs shoeshine chair for customers

A Bury St Edmunds cobbler is hoping to revive an old tradition using what is thought to be the town’s first shoeshine stand for many years.

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Newmarket police stop 65 vehicles, arrest 5 and ban another 5 from the road in day of action

Newmarket police stop 65 vehicles, arrest 5 and ban another 5 from the road in day of action

An operation in Newmarket to tackle criminals using Suffolk’s roads has resulted in 65 vehicles being stopped and five arrests made.

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Part of Rougham Control Tower's WW2 collection.

Hear the history of forgotten heroes in Rougham

Building contractor David Price will be talking about his new book, inspired by an unexpected find in 2014, in Rougham tonight.

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Victim of Hitcham hit and run named by police

A man who died following a hit and run in Hitcham has been named by police.

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'Moving in' cake on Sybil Andrews Academy's first day on Moreton Hall ANL-161130-161511001

New Bury st Edmunds school moves to begin next chapter

As the sun rose on Monday morning, so too did the excitement of pupils and staff of Bury St Edmunds’ Sybil Andrews Academy.

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Bury Round Table's festive sleigh will be doing the rounds again this year with Santa and his elves ANL-161130-200649001

Catch Round Table’s Santa, elves and sleigh as they tour Bury St Edmunds next week

After a successful re-introduction of Santa and his elves last year, Bury St Edmunds Round Table is planning another week-long festive tour of the town.

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