Stowmarket man denies raping woman as she lay next to her grandmother

A man from Stowmarket has denied raping a woman as she lay next to her grandmother, a court has heard.

Paul Rayner, chairman of the My WiSH Charity's special events committee, with son Thomas Rayner; Sarah Wightman, from Revel Outdoors; Chris Lockwood, member of the special events committee, and charity mascot Dr Edmund ANL-170501-154321001

Fund-raisers encouraged to sign up for cycle event in aid of West Suffolk Hospital

Fund-raisers are being encouraged to use pedal power in a cycle event in aid of West Suffolk Hospital.

This painting by Ipswich artist Thomas Smythe was a lot in a Bishop & Miller auction last year ANL-160229-170322001

Stowmarket auctioneers hold valuation days

If you have antiques or collectables you have thought might be worth selling, Bishop & Miller Auctioneers are holding a series of valuation events this month.

Ipswich Crown Court ANL-140617-141524001

Buxhall man charged with five offences

A 52-year-old man from Buxhall has appeared at Ipswich Crown Court charged with five offences.

Fire & Rescue News.

Busy start to the year for firefighters in Suffolk

Firefighters have had a busy start to the year after they were called to several emergencies in the early hours of this morning.

Jill Roberts of the Jam Community Pot, Tracey Humphreys, Stowmarket Town Mayor Barry Humphreys and Michelle Frost of the Jam Community Pot. ANL-161221-124300001

Stowmarket Town Council grants support Christmas dinner and tools

The latest Stowmarket projects to benefit from the town council’s StowFund provide Christmas dinners and tools.

Jo Churchill MP

Bury MP urges using Suffolk for broadband pilots

MP Jo Churchill has suggested the Government use her Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket constituency as a pilot area for improving broadband coverage.

Glen, Alec and Nicola Carpenter ANL-161219-163109001

Video: Baby massage class helped save Alec from rare cancer

When Stowmarket mum Nicola Carpenter signed up for baby massage classes she had no idea it would help save her son’s life.

Santa and Panto Run at Needham Lake ANL-161218-190938009

Runners don colourful costumes for festive effort around Needham Lake

Santas, elves, panto characters, shepherds and even reindeer went the extra mile for a festive themed run in aid of a good cause.

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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