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There was something about newspapers two decades ago that made journalist Tony Gearing uncomfortable.

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Tim Croydon with his Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award

Determined Tim who was diagnosed with rare disability achieves gold Duke of Edinburgh Award

A young man who was diagnosed with a rare disability after gaining a silver Duke of Edinburgh Award has showcased his determination by achieving gold.

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Hospice fund-raisers Rachel Card and Abby Mayes getting ready for Fashion Fusion at one of the St Nicholas Hospice Care shops

Ten retailers including hospice will grace the catwalk at charity fashion event

The 10 town centre shops taking part in Fashion Fusion 2017 have been revealed by organisers.

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Mayor of St Edmundsbury Julia Wakelam and Amanda Bloomfield mark the start of renovations with supporters

Renovations begin for dementia hub in Bury St Edmunds

A Bury St Edmunds charity is celebrating the start of building renovations for a hub which is helping those affected by dementia.

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Dedication of Horringer Church Bells by the Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, the Rt Rev'd Martin Seeley

Pictured: The dedication of the bells and the handing over of a token bell rope to the Bishop


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New church bells are dedicated at service

New church bells at Horringer church were dedicated and blessed at a special service at the weekend.

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Rotary Club of St Edmunds hosted their annual Swimarathon

Pictured: Team CML


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‘Swimarathon’ makes a splash for charities

An annual swimming challenge has raised more than £6,000 for charity.

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

Plans for Travelodge hotel and drive-thru Starbucks in Bury

An 80 bedroom Travelodge hotel and a drive-thru Starbucks coffee shop could be built in Bury St Edmunds.

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Greg Strolenberg and Gareth Doherty , along with their wives and staff

Lavenham butcher describes the moment he and colleagues were caught in Westminster terror attack

A Lavenham butcher who was at the House of Commons during Wednesday’s terrorist attack has described the moment he and colleagues fled into the building.

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Damaged asbestos roofing on the road by garages in  Plumpton Avenue, Mildenhall.
Picture by Colin Purdew

Residents complain after asbestos roof pieces left on Mildenhall road

Users of rented garages in Mildenhall feared they were driving over asbestos after Storm Doris damaged corrugated roofing, but say they could not get it cleared up.

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Sketch of The Tree House, in Great Barton, which was designed by Bury St Edmunds architect Mark Savin before he died

Legacy of Bury St Edmunds architect to live on through unique house

The legacy of a top Bury St Edmunds architect will live on as a unique house which he designed before his sudden death is about to be built.

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Members of the Get Walking Mondays group at Nowton Park celebrate their anniversary. Picture by Mecha Morton.

Weekly walk in Nowton Park celebrates third anniversary

About 65 people put their best feet forward for the third anniversary of a walk around a Bury St Edmunds beauty spot.

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Alice Brindley

UPDATE: Missing girl from Ixworth Thorpe found safe and well

A missing 13-year-old girl from Ixworth Thorpe has been found safe and well.

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Battle of the Knights challenge in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care


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Fund-raisers vanquish ‘Knights of Bury’ in new hospice challenge

Fund-raisers vanquished a 10ft wall, tyre run, monkey bars and even knights armed with water pistols for a new challenge in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care.

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Site of the old Howard Primary School


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New £1 million community centre on Bury estate is a step closer

A planning application for a new community centre on a Bury St Edmunds estate will be submitted soon.

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Westley School has achieved its Fairtrade Active award



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Bury St Edmunds school is recognised for going extra mile with Fairtrade work

Pupils at a Bury St Edmunds school who have been flying the flag for Fairtrade have been recognised with a hard-earned accreditation.

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Volunteers and fund-raisers at the West Suffolk Hospital My WiSH Charity thank you reception

Picture Andy Abbott

West Suffolk Hospital’s charity thanks inspiring fund-raisers

West Suffolk Hospital’s charity has thanked nearly 100 inspirational fund-raisers at an emotional event.

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Residents involved with the church amongst the flowers.


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Churchyard in Market Weston is a floral spectacle

A village is celebrating the coming of spring by welcoming more than 40,000 bulbs into bloom in its churchyard. Most of the rocus, snowdrop, daffodil and aconite bulbs were planted at St Mary’s Church, Market Weston, 10 years after an appeal raised money for bulbs.

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Cygnets (Great Whelnetham Pre-School) has written to Jo Churchill over cuts in funding to pre-schools. They stand to lose �5,000 this year because of lower rates per child and cuts to extra payments  for better qualified staff.



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Pre-schools around Bury fear for their future as they face funding cuts

Pre-schools around Bury St Edmunds have written to their MP saying changes in funding will make the Government’s 30 hours’ free childcare plan ‘unsustainable’.

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The students from the All-Through Trusts Horringer Court Campus

Bury St Edmunds students win first place in heat of engineering contest

A team of six students from Bury St Edmunds claimed first place in the local heat 
of the Institute of Engineering’s national Faraday competition.

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A rare book has been handed into Oxfam in Bury ST Edmunds and is worth about �300. The title is in Latin and translates as 'Of the Abbey of Bury St Edmunds'. 

Pictured: Robert Kirby (Volunteer) and Ben Cockett (Manager at Oxfam) with the book

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Antique book about Bury St Edmunds Abbey donated to Oxfam

A rare antique book about Bury St Edmunds Abbey has been handed in at the town’s Oxfam book shop by a mystery donor.

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