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Successful swimmers are rewarded

Certificates and badges for swimming success have been handed out to Barrow Primary School pupils, after the school joined a national scheme.

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Thurston Community College 



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Head ‘baffled’ by transport cuts

A headteacher has warned that school transport cuts will have a ‘detrimental effect’ on education in Suffolk if the plans go ahead.

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Visitors enjoy the Snow Fiesta Christmas Fayre in Stowmarket. Picture - Richard Marsham

Town’s second Snow Fiesta hailed success

Stowmarket’s Market Place was turned into a Snow Fiesta last weekend as the town embraced the festive spirit.

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Opening of a new community room following a fund-raising effort at Lackford Church




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PICTURE: Mecha Morton

New community room at Lackford Church after fund-raising drive

A new community room has been unveiled at Lackford Church which will provide villagers a place to meet in the winter.

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Presentation of the 50th West Suffolk Eat Out, Eat Well award, plus the importance of food hygiene eating out and at home.
The Riverside House Hotel, Mildenhall Richard Smith team leader West Suffolk, Andy Larkin Head Chef, Ged Sharrocks General Manager and Cllr Lance Stanbury Forest Heath cabinet member for planning and growth and Julie Winfield Enviroment office
Picture Mark Westley

Have yourself a very hygienic Christmas

A Mildenhall hotel has been recognised by West Suffolk councils for its good food hygiene at their annual awards, after being given a five star rating.

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Beck Row man charged over attempted robberies in Mildenhall

A 32-year-old man has been charged in connection with two attempted robberies in Mildenhall.

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Gina Long

Online charity auction breaks £1 million mark

A global online charity auction has broken the £1 million mark since it was launched six years ago.

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Fornham All Saints: Village sign beside the church
Fornham All Saints, Bury Saint Edmunds IP28 6JY, UK
Howard Quayle chair PC with councillors Jill Mayhew and Bernard Grimshaw beside village sign by church in Fornham All Saints - where lorries have been wreaking havoc and a new permit has recently been granted to allow free travel movements for Eastern Concrete lorries. 
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Councillors look to appeal lorry permit after ‘ludicrous decision’

Parish councillors are looking into ways to appeal a permit allowing lorries to travel through Fornham All Saints, which was granted without consulting them.

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Music Sales has donated �10,000 to Henry's Holiday Help- Neville Wignall (Clerk of Trustees), Ian Morgan (Director at Music Sales and Chair of Trustees), Katie Dalgoutte (Henry's Holiday Help) and Paul Thomas (Trustee)   PICTURE: Mecha Morton

An early present for Henry’s Holiday Help

A Bury St Edmunds charity has received its biggest ever donation so that it can help more families who have a child diagnosed with cancer.

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Paddington meeting Maggie Cohen from Bury St Edmunds and her
grandchildren James (5) and Evie (9) Cleghorn with their father Nick, who were visiting from Australia.

Paddington draws huge crowds in Bury St Edmunds

Christmas shoppers gave Paddington Bear a warm welcome to Bury St Edmunds on Thursday night.

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Woolpit Nativity walk and Christingle Service



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Woolpit transformed for annual walking nativity

Villagers turned out in force to see a ‘walking Nativity’ make its way through Woolpit on Saturday.

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Car park off Symonds Road in Moreton Hall, where new spaces are being made



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PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Plans for 40 new spaces

Extra car parking spaces are set to be built in a well-used Moreton Hall car park, to help ease parking issues there.

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Ipswich Crown Court

Manager who stole from supermarket told to hand over £610

A manager who stole £24,000 from the supermarket where he worked has been ordered by a judge to hand over his last remaining assets.

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Corrie McKeague

Businessman increases reward to £100,000 to help find missing Corrie

A businessman has offered a £100,000 reward to help find missing RAF serviceman Corrie McKeague after a police search at a landfill site ended on Monday.

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Bikers channel inner-Santa at hospital toy run

Around 20 bikers took part in an annual toy run to take toys to sick children in West Suffolk Hospital.

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Christmas lights displays across the Moreton Hall estate were targeted overnight on Saturday PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Charity Christmas lights in Bury St Edmunds targeted by ‘scumbags’

‘Scumbags’ who targeted Christmas lights across the Moreton Hall estate are being sought by police.

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A computer generated aerial view of the proposed Hollow Road Farm waste and recycling centre or hub

Waste hub plans can move forward after Secretary of State’s decision

Plans for a waste hub can move forward after the Government decided not to call in the application.

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A car has crashed into the Garboldisham Fox Inn, causing some damage. 


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‘There was a huge bang and a crash’ recalls Garboldisham Fox committee director after car hits historic pub

Drinkers at a Norfolk pub celebrating a year since its opening are counting their lucky stars after a car smashed into the building.

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County Upper School Beetons Way Bury St Edmunds.

Police and fire crews called to toilet fire at County Upper School

Three fire crews responded to reports of a small fire at a Bury St Edmunds school this morning.

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Members of Open Britain out in Bury St Edmunds for a day of action to talk about the dangers of a hard Brexit on the NHS

Open Britain volunteers talk to Bury St Edmunds public about potential Brexit impact

Volunteers were in Bury St Edmunds on Saturday for a day of action to highlight the potential damage a ‘hard Brexit’ could cause the NHS.

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