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Phil’s spin on pop earns a PhD

Phil Harding produced some of the best known hits of the 1990s but has now had success after swapping a sound mixing desk for a writing one.

WELCOMED BACK: Ryan Weaver has agreed to return to Borough after a spell away at rival Rovers

THURLOW NUNN: Borough welcome two former players back into the fold

Ryan Weaver and Ross Elkins have been revealed as Haverhill Borough's latest signings - making their first appearance for the club during a pre-season game against Chatteris Town.

Colette Burgess

West Suffolk College’s Colette takes top prize for BTEC teaching

West Suffolk College’s Colette Burgess has been crowned the Outstanding BTEC Teacher of the Year 2017.

BIG CHANGES: Bury RUFC has announced seven new players for the 2017/18 season which begins in September

Bury RUFC announce seven new additions to the Wolfpack

Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club has announced seven new signings for the new 2017/18 season.

Park: ‘Bury can still avoid relegation’

Bury St Edmunds’ cricket captain has warned that while times are not yet desperate, they have reached a difficult stage as they languish 40 points from safety in the East Anglian Premier League.

Cancer survivors and their supporters take part in the Cancer Research UK Relay for Life.
Pic - richard Marsham/RMG Photography

Relay for Life beats fund-raising target as hundreds take part

Hundreds of people put their best foot forward for an ‘emotional’ 24 hour relay walk and beat their fund-raising target for a vital cancer charity.

PRO DEAL: Former Hawaii Pacific star DeFreitas has just signed his first professional basketball contract

Elliott becomes third academy player to sign pro-ball contract

It was the news Elliott DeFreitas had been waiting for, an offer to play professional basketball in Europe, but the former County Upper player still cannot believe his luck.

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SPORTING PROWESS: Tom Hudson has joined the British Under-21 team while Tom Brown has signed with French premiership side Brive

Sporting success for talented skiing and rugby youth from Culford School

Culford School is reaping the rewards of its sporting programme, as two promising pupils get top opportunities.

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Paul Quick with his bike and one of the Apaches he works with

Stowmarket’s charity cyclist referee will lay wreath to Footballer Battalions

When Paul Quick had a phone call from the organisers of a charity cycle ride to the Somme, he thought there was something wrong.

The taxis lined up at West Suffolk Crematorium led by Mark Apicella's restored Passat which he bought off John 'Tilly' Till

Mildenhall taxi tribute to Tilly

Mildenhall’s taxi drivers turned out in force to say the final goodbye to one of their longest serving colleagues.

Stuart and Amanda Murray with their books

Son’s death has inspired Bury couple to write books

A couple who lost their 20-month-old son to leukaemia have each written books as a result of their experience.

The Very Reverend Dr Frances Ward and her husband Peter. Picture: Keith Mindham.

Dean of St Edmundsbury to leave role to study as husband trains for priesthood

The Dean of St Edmundsbury is to leave her role to study for a second doctorate and return to the north of England with her husband who is training to be a priest.

THRILLER: Speedway action from Mildenhall as Fen Tigers extended their unbeaten home run

Fen Tigers hold on to unbeaten home record in last heat thriller

A stunning last heat decider saw the Mildenhall Fen Tigers maintain their unbeaten home record, whilst inflicting the first defeat of the league season on table topping Eastbourne.


Man and woman seriously injured in Ixworth collision

Two people have been seriously injured following a two-vehicle road traffic collision on the A1088 at Ixworth.

pub walks - author laurie page and partner Deborah

Wonderful walks on tap at pubs in Laurie’s new guide

Summer is here. Time for even fair weather walkers to slip on comfy shoes and head out into the countryside.

Willow artist Elizabeth Cooke (far left), South Lee School pupils, residents of Stradbroke Court, art teacher Vic Wright (far right) and Melanie Lesser, Bury in Bloom co-ordinator (centre). Picture by Carol Street.

Bury in Bloom’s community work is blossoming

The seeds of Bury in Bloom’s community work have blossomed with sculptures, workshops and young gardeners providing the town with a floral-themed boost.

Westley Middle School's cast of School of Rock

Westley Campus becomes the School of Rock

Preparing to put on a musical at The Apex is a big event, especially when you are the first school in Suffolk to be licensed to put on Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s School of Rock.

TOP LEAGUE: The Suffolk WAYS League received the award, while Nathan French (right) also got a Merit Award

Football honours for Thurston and Stowupland at county awards night

Thurston and Stowupland Falcons were among the winners at the glitzy Suffolk FA Awards Night.

Bury St Edmunds
A computer generated concept image of the 80 bedroom Travelodge hotel and drive through Starbucks coffee shop, in Etna Road, Bury St Edmunds. Image by Brookes Architects Ltd.

Plans for Travelodge and Starbucks in Bury St Edmunds are set for approval

Plans for a Travelodge hotel and drive through Starbucks near a key Bury St Edmunds road have been recommended for approval despite concerns.

Karen Simpson - director of Theatre Royal

Theatre bosses say it will be ‘business as usual’ after missing out on Arts Council funding

The Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds has missed out on £180,000 a year in Arts Council funding - despite having boosted its audience numbers and community work.

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