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‘Amazing’ bookworms 
reading challenge

Bookworms have raised more than £1,800 after taking on a half-term reading challenge.

Amanda Bloomfield and Elaine Channen, of Gatehouse, with musician Nick Lowe and Craig and Julie Nichlos, managers at the Old Cannon. Picture Mark Westley

A ‘room of sun’ created thanks to volunteers

Volunteers are helping to transform a Bury St Edmunds-based charity, through hands-on help and fund-raising.

West Suffolk College students set to stage 'takeover' of Salvation Army shop'The Salvation Army shop, Cornhill, Bury Saint Edmunds'West Suffolk College students are taking over six charity shops in Bury St Edmunds as part of their business course. WSC L3 Business and Retail students Patryk Burczyk, Lauren Downey and Liam Collis'Picture Mark Westley

Students set to stage charity shop takeover

Charity shops across Bury St Edmunds are to undergo takeovers in the name of education and raising more money.

Bury Magistrates Court

Former magistrates’ court could become 18 homes

The former magistrates’ court building in Bury St Edmunds could be turned into up to 18 homes.

The retailers taking part in Fashion Fusion to raise money for St Nicholas Hospice Care have been revealed

Apex prepares to host another Fashion Fusion

Fashion Fusion is returning to the Apex in May for a night of fun, fashion and fizz in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care.

Cycle King on Angel Hill have submitted a planning application to rebuild the shop with flats above''''PICTURE: Mecha Morton

New beginnings for Cycle King after fire ripped through store

A Bury St Edmunds bike shop, which was destroyed when a fire ripped through it in September, could rise from its ashes if new plans are given the go-ahead.

Raleigh Infant School, Admirals Way, Thetford Picture Mark Westley

Thetford school ‘inadequate’

A Thetford school has been given an ‘inadequate’ rating by Ofsted, after it raised concerns that the school had ‘not established a culture of safeguarding’ as one of its major issues.

Julie Wilcock set up the Be Wise charity last August after her mum died of pancreatic cancer, to make people aware of the symptoms of the disease and to raise money to help those suffering with the disease.'She is held a Zumbathon in the Millennium Centre in Red Lodge to raise money '''PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Red Lodge Zumbathon raises £466 for Be Wise charity

A Zumbathon held in Red Lodge at the weekend raised more than £450 for a pancreatic cancer charity.

Members of Treat and My WiSH, who have worked together to get the sponsorship of the trail

Bury St Edmunds World War One trail gets major sponsor

A flavour and fragrance company in Bury St Edmunds has put its weight behind a World War One trail in the town.

Jackie Cook is celebrating 50 years at M&S in Bury St Edmunds''''PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Jackie ‘Marks’ 50th year working at store

Staff old and new came together at Marks and Spencer in Bury St Edmunds last week to celebrate a woman’s 50th year working in the store.

Baldwin's department store, in'Tavern Street, Stowmarket. 'Picture: Mark Westley.

Shops plan in Stowmarket is refused

A plan to turn the ground floor of a department store which has been part of Stowmarket life for decades into smaller shops was refused on Tuesday.

New Travelodge and Starbucks 'sod cutting' ceremony'new Travelodge Hotel and Starbucks, Bury St Edmunds.'St Edmundsbury Mayor, Cllr Terry Clements, guest of honour at a 'sod-cutting' ceremony that will formally mark the start of the project'Picture Mark Westley

Work starts on Travelodge and Starbucks site in Bury St Edmunds

The sod was cut at a the site of a Bury St Edmunds hotel and drive-through coffee shop development on Wednesday.

King Edward VI School has been awarded Artsmark Platinum, the highest accolade accredited by Arts Council England.'Picture: Mark Westley.

Bury St Edmunds school awarded Artsmark Platinum

King Edward VI School in Bury St Edmunds has become one of only two schools in East Anglia to be awarded Artsmark Platinum.

Elizabeth Wright has been chosen to go to the World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia in 2019 Picture Mark Westley

Thetford scout picked for Jamboree

A Thetford Explorer Scout has been chosen as one of only 18 to represent Norfolk at the World Scout Jamboree 2019 in America.

Youngsters at a Polish school in Bury St Edmunds

Children can talk to relatives thanks to language lessons at Saturday school

Youngsters learning to speak Polish in Bury St Edmunds showcased their talents to visitors as part of the One Day Without Us campaign on Saturday.

Ipswich Crown Court

Man denies showing schoolgirl explicit sexual image

An 84-year-old man has denied following a schoolgirl and showing her an explicit sexual image.

St John's Church, The Rectory, Church Rd, Elmswell,'Reverend Peter Goodridge after vandalism and lead theft at the church.'Picture Mark Westley

Community rallies to aid of church targeted by thieves

A community has rallied round a church which was left badly damaged following a lead theft in November.

Norfolk police commissioner orders full review of fire service governance switch

Norfolk police commissioner orders full review of fire service governance switch

A full study of potential reforms to how Norfolk’s police and fire services are governed is set to be commissioned, despite the opposition of council chiefs.

Heart of Suffolk Distillery launched this weekend with Betty's Gin.''Pictured: Martyn and Karen Luke''''PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Betty’s wins rave reviews

Gin connoisseurs gave the seal of approval to a new Bacton distillery’s offering when it launched on Saturday.

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