Motorcyclist suffers serious leg injury in Baylham collision

A motorcyclist suffered a serious leg injury following a collision in Baylham on Sunday, April 23.

David and Julia Reddick after losing 7st 12lbs with Slimming World

Dieting couple see a lot less of each other

A Bury St Edmunds pair made it to the semi-finals of Slimming World’s couple of the year competition after losing an incredible 7st 12lbs between them.

John Christie has written a crime novel 'Who Is My Neighbour'

PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Woolpit author has first book signing

A Woolpit author will be signing copies of his first crime novel this weekend at Waterstones in Bury St Edmunds.

Beckie Egan, John De Luca and Rosalyn Smith will be taking part in the Halstead and Essex Marathon on May 7 to raise funds for the Ben Wragge Skate Park

Trio hope to go the distance for Ben’s skatepark

A number of fund-raising events are due to take place in the coming months in memory of 13-year-old Ben Wragge.

Pages from the diary of Captain John Beverly Edge,

Diary PoW hid in a roof goes under the hammer in Stowmarket

A prisoner of war’s diary that lay hidden in a prison camp roof for nearly 20 years will go for auction tomorrow.

Fire & Rescue News.

Firefighters extinguish blaze at house in Combs Ford

Firefighters have extinguished a fire at a house in Combs Ford this morning.


Man dies after collision on the A140 in Little Stonham

A man has died following a road traffic collision on the A140 at Little Stonham.

Billy Ocean has bought a painting by Michele Bourke, who suffers from a debilitating genetic condition called polycystic liver and kidney disease.
Picture Mark Westley

Disabled Stowmarket artist sells first painting to her pop idol Billy Ocean

A disabled Stowmarket woman who is a lifelong Billy Ocean fan has made her first sale as an artist to the 1980s pop star.

Marcus McKenzie

Man jailed after admitting 22 thefts and burglaries in Stowmarket and Ipswich

A 28-year-old man has been jailed after admitting a series of thefts from vehicles in Stowmarket and home burglaries in Ipswich.

Ipswich Crown Court

Buxhall man is jailed after attacking and restraining woman with learning difficulties

A man from Buxhall has been jailed after admitting two offences involving a woman with learning difficulties.

One Stop, in Ipswich Street, Stowmarket

Man, 18, admits robbing Stowmarket shop

An 18-year-old man has appeared in court to admit robbing a shop.

Needham Market Raft Race

Pictured: 4 non blonds

Needham Market Raft Race calls for competitors

Organisers of the Needham Market Raft Race are calling for teams to get ready for this year’s competition.

Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre in Stowmarket

PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Residents call for re-think over phone mast plans at leisure centre in Stowmarket

Residents are calling for a re-think over plans for a new 17.5 metre tall telephone mast in Stowmarket.

Carl Tarigha, of Stowmarket, has been convicted of raping three women

Stowmarket man is jailed for raping three women

A Stowmarket man has been jailed for more than 20 years after being convicted of raping three women.

Feature: St Benedicts School in Bury ST Edmunds

Pictured: Chris Burrell (Long Standing Staff), Jack Ginell (Long Standing Staff and head of 6th Form), Head Kate Pereira and Business Manager Christine

PICTURE: Mecha Morton

FEATURE: A golden milestone for St Benedict’s Catholic School

Fifty years ago a new secondary school opened in Bury St Edmunds. It had just 89 pupils and part of it was still a building site.

Amy Harrold

Missing 15-year-old girl from Needham Market returns home safe and well

A 15-year-old girl from Needham Market who went missing after she was dropped off at Ipswich Railway Station last night has returned home safe and well.

Coral Bookmakers in Stowmarket where an armed robbery took place

PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Man charged after armed robbery at Stowmarket bookmakers

A 35-year-old man has been charged following an armed robbery at a Stowmarket bookmakers.

Residents Betty Wright and Victor Thompson with Katy Hughes (home manager) (right) and Marina Dunbavin (lifestyle co-ordinator) (sitting) at Vera Lynn's 100th birthday celebration held at Mildenhall Lodge Care Home, Mildenhall.
Picture: Stephen Waller

Care home residents hit all the right notes to celebrate Dame Vera Lynn’s birthday

Care home residents sung their hearts out when they celebrated Dame Vera Lynn’s 100th birthday by joining a nationwide sing-along.

Wendy Phillips, second from right, in the line-up to meet the Queen

Stowmarket woman involved in efforts to rebuild Afghanistan meets the Queen

A Stowmarket woman who has been involved in efforts to rebuild war-torn Afghanistan met the Queen during the unveiling of a memorial.

1st Mid Suffolk (Stowmarket) Boys Brigade Company are celebrating 125 years

Parade service celebrates 125 years of Boys Brigade in Stowmarket

A Boys Brigade company has celebrated a double milestone after dedicating a new Colour at a parade service.

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