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Pensioner calls for council to repair Bury pavements after nasty fall

A pensioner who smacked her face on the ground after tripping on a tree root in Bury St Edmunds has called on a council to prioritise pavement repairs.

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Jubilee Court bad housing conditions

Jubilee Court, Nowton Road, Bury St Edmunds
Samantha with her children Lily 2 and Isaac 3.
Samantha Marison and her partner Stephen Ryder live in the house with their four children and Samantha is pregnant with her fifth. They have had problems for five years with damp, mould and their boiler breaking but Suffolk Housing are not doing anything about their complaints. 
Picture Mark Westley

Family of six left to live in ‘disgusting’ flat

A pregnant mother-of-four has spoken out against a housing association which she says has left her family to live in ‘disgusting conditions’.

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Treatt's CFO, Richard Hope, won Financial Director of the Year award at the Grant Thornton Quoted Company Awards 2018

Top award for Treatt’s CFO

A Bury St Edmunds business is celebrating after its chief financial officer was crowned Finance Director of the Year at a company awards ceremony.

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Dog owner found guilty of threatening man who was bitten by pit bull

A dog owner has been found guilty of trying to buy the silence of a man who was bitten by his pet.

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Star Wars and Me exhibition at King's Lynn Arts Centre. Chewbacca proves he's not to fond of Storm Troopers

Star Wars characters on Angel Hill tomorrow for cancer fundraiser

Chewbacca and Storm Troopers are helping two women to raise funds for a women’s cancer charity on Angel Hill tomorrow.

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Tony Kimber, CEO of Focus 12, presents Chip Somers with a green door of gratitude

Focus12 therapy room named after founder

A Bury St Edmunds addicition clinic has named its new therapy room after the man who founded the charity more than 20 years ago.

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Peter Rabbit visited the Arc shopping centre



PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Peter Rabbit visit has children hopping with excitement

Hundreds of children put on their bunny ears and flocked to meet Peter Rabbit at the arc shopping centre on Monday, ahead of the release of his new film today.

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A14 westbound

A14 at Bury being monitored after road surface breaks up

The Highways Agency is continuing to monitor the A14 around the Bury St Edmunds sugarbeet factory exit after a fault resulted in its surface breaking up on Saturday.

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Holly Watson from Sudbury, helping to launch knife amnetsy campaign 'Bin a Blade', pictured with Cheif Inspector Martin Barnes-Smith.

More than 20,000 knives deposited in Bin a Blade campaign

The number of blades deposited into knife amnesty bins in Suffolk has reached more than 20,000 since the scheme was introduced in 2010.

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Eriswell Lodge bagged three awards in the Nation's Favourite Shooting Ground competition held by Clay Shooting magazine.

Hat-trick for Eriswell Lodge in national awards

The Eriswell Lodge clay shooting ground scooped three awards this week in the Nation’s Favourite Shooting Ground competition in Clay Shooting Magazine.

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The Unsworth family are hosting a black-tie ball to raise funds for St Nicholas Hospice Care

Fundraising family throw ball for hospice

A family of fundraisers from Croxton is throwing a black-tie ball to raise money for St Nicholas Hospice Care.

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An organisation which works to connect students to potential employers is staging a special event at King Edward VI School in Bury St Edmunds.
Form the Future is staging the careers carousel at the Grove Road School for year 10 pupils.
MCW architects Angus Barnard Architect
Picture Mark Westley

Careers event gives students inspiration

Over 200 students at King Edward VI School in Bury were given a taster of working life at a careers carousel event on Wednesday.

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Rhys Birnie-Parker who has the rare blood condition Hereditary Spherocytosis

Nurse highlights son’s rare blood condition

An infection that made Rhys Birnie-Parker’s family feel rough for a few days put him on the brink of having a blood transfusion.

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An artists' impression of 46 flats and a commercial unit in Bury St Edmunds. Picture courtesy of John Stebbing Architects Ltd.

Controversial plans for Tayfen Road flats granted planning permission

Controversial plans to build 46 flats in Bury St Edmunds will go ahead after being granted planning permission by the Planning Inspectorate.

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Ben Templeton, 12, has won the East Anglian round of the Rotary Young Chef Competition and will go on to compete with young chefs from the rest of Southern England

Cooking up a storm at Young Chef competition

A 12-year-old Westley Middle School student, Ben Templeton, has sailed through the East Anglian round of the Rotary Young Chef Competition and will now face young chefs from the rest of South England in the next round in Essex on March 10.

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Jo Churchill MP celebrates the centenary of women gaining the vote in 1918

Jo Churchill MP calls for equal representation on centenary of votes for women

Jo Churchill MP has called for more women in Suffolk to enter public office on the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote.

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Over 100 people attended the meeting at Thurston Community College where parents, teachers and students raised concerns about the transport proposals

Thurston Community College stakeholders fight for free school transport at meeting

Over 100 people descended on Thurston Community College on Thursday to express their concerns about the controversial plans to cut free school transport in Suffolk.

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The 22nd East Anglia Potato Day will be held at Stonham Barns on Saturday, February 10 2018.
Photograph by East Anglia Potato Day

Spud-tacular varieties on offer at East Anglia Potato Day in Stonham Aspal

Over 80 types of potato will be on offer on Saturday at the 22nd East Anglia Potato Day in Stonham Aspal, including red, blue and purple ones.

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Relay for Life organisers with their stall outside  the Apex

Pictured: Pamela Darkins, Matthew Darkins, David Cianciola and Alisha Darkins


PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Raising money for World Cancer Day

The Bury St Edmunds Relay for Life Committee has been hard at work over the last few weeks to raise money for World Cancer Day.

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West Suffolk House

Parents have their say at transport meetings

A council’s plans to cut free school transport were deemed ‘nonsense’ by parents at a series of consultations in Bury last week.

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