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Double celebrations after ball raises £50,000

Around 280 guests attended a glittering ball last week, which raised £52,565 for two Suffolk charities - Inspire Suffolk and Bury-based GeeWizz.

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Lawnet Awards Dinner 2017
 Crowne Plaza Heythrop Park
10.11.17
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Law firm with offices in Bury and Thetford win award for digital strategy

A law firm which has offices based in Bury St Edmunds and Thetford has been awarded for their innovative approach to digital marketing by a national organisation.

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The St Edmund's Day Awards and Allotment Awards 2017 winners and nominees

Celebrating unsung heroes in the Bury St Edmunds community

A teenage fundraiser and a woman who works to help the deaf were among those recognised at an awards ceremony held by Bury St Edmunds Town Council on Tuesday.

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Fury at council’s plans for 97-year-old’s Thurston home

A woman has expressed fury at Mid Suffolk Council after it started work to expand her 97-year-old aunt’s garden without consultation.

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Stagecoach Bury St Edmunds and The Mead Singers joined forces to host a musical evening in aid of Motor Neurone Disease.

Stagecoach Bury St Edmunds hit all the right notes for Motor Neurone charity

A father and daughter have raised £580 for the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA), after a family member was diagnosed with the disease.

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Police issue 117 parking tickets in Bury town centre in one day

Suffolk Police issued a total of 117 parking tickets in Bury St Edmunds this week, following a series of complaints from members of the public.

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Bury St Edmunds light switch on 2017

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Louise Petigt with Noah (7) and Kelly Swain with Erin (8)



PICTURE: Mecha Morton

VIDEO: Crowds gather for Bury’s Christmas lights switch-on

Bury St Edmunds is all set to be bathed in festive multi-coloured lights this evening at the annual Christmas light switch-on celebration.

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Liz Tyler and Dominka Woloch
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Bury business, Montage Communications, appoints two new members of staff

Bury St Edmunds-based Montage Communications, experts in international retail marketing communications, has appointed a new account manager and PR apprentice, as the agency celebrates its 14th year in business.

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Foreclosure order on property in The Vinefields,
Bury St Edmunds
PCSO Amanda Dodd
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Police issue closure order on Bury flat taken over by drug dealers

A Bury St Edmunds flat which was taken over by drug dealers who took advantage of its vulnerable resident has been boarded up after police took court action.

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During November, Oakes Barn are raising money for local mens health. Working with My WiSH Charity, they are having a Men Foakes Month with lots of events

Pictured: A games afternoon at Oakes Barn



PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Pub raising awareness of men’s health issues

Bury St Edmunds pub, Oakes Barn, is hosting a series of events to raise awareness of men’s health issues this month.

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The church's Remembrance Garden was damaged during the lead theft

Remembrance garden damaged after lead theft at Elmswell Church

Tributes left at a Remembrance garden were among items damaged after lead was stolen from the roof of St John’s Church in Elmswell.

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Each clue led Carrie to one of the couple's favourite places in the town where family members would be waiting with puzzle pieces and clues. Places included Karooze, the 1921 restaurant, the Abbeygate cinema and the tennis courts

Five clues, four words, two people, one ring

Bury St Edmunds-born Carrie Watson retraced the steps of her relationship at the weekend as part of her boyfriend’s unique wedding proposal plans.

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Bury St Edmunds has won best overall entry, the Anglia in Bloom trophy, won the large town category with a gold as well as a gold for the Abbey Gardens and Nowton Park.



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Bury in Bloom entered into national Britain in Bloom competition

Bury in Bloom has been announced as a finalist in Britain in Bloom 2018.

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Man who assaulted ex-girlfriend was grieving over his mother’s death

A man who assaulted his ex-partner from a ‘toxic’ relationship was at the time grieving over the death of his mother, a court has heard.

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Suffolk Police rated ‘good’ after HMICFRS inspection

Suffolk Police has been rated ‘good’ following an inspection by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services.

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Ixworth school is making improvements after ‘inadequate’ Ofsted rating

Ixworth CEVC Primary School, which was rated ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted earlier this year, is making improvements in many areas but there is still work to be done.

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One of the Irving Stage Company's previous productions at the Theatre Royal. Picture by Andy Abbott

Theatre groups offer chance to tread the boards in Bury St Edmunds

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UPDATED: missing girl Chloe Humpage, 14, found safe and well

A 14-year-old girl, Chloe Humpage, has returned home safe after being reported missing.

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Dr Phillippa Lawson, respiratory consultant at the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, has organised the first ever concert of the staff choir, List

NHS staff choir will hit all the right notes

The West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust’s staff choir, List, will be holding its ever first concert in Bury St Edmunds at the end of this month.

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Crochet and knitting groups at Oakes Barn are making poppies in aid of the Royal British Legion

Pictured: Di Johns, Esme Crick, Val Seaman, Joyce Smith and Jacky Ives



PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Knitting poppies for Remembrance Day

A group of avid knitters and crocheters from Bury St Edmunds have made a selection of knitted poppies in aid of the Royal British Legion and Remembrance Day.

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