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Vicar joins Jo Churchill MP at Downing Street event for loneliness

A retired vicar from Sapiston was invited to join Jo Churchill MP at a special event held in Downing Street today.

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Corrie McKeague

Mum vows to continue Corrie quest

The mother of missing airman Corrie McKeague has spoken of how she is going over the facts of the case to see if there is anything that may have been missed.

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Bury’s Angel Hill Surgery gets all clear from CQC

Health watchdogs have welcomed news that a doctors’ surgery looks set to get listed building consent to improve security in its pharmacy.

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Gareth Russell has been appointed as the new minister of Westgate Chapel in Bury St Edmunds.

Special service to celebrate new chapel minister

A special induction service will be held at a Bury St Edmunds church later this month to celebrate the appointment of a new minister.

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Mark Cordell in Abbeygate Street which has recorded a slight drop in footfall  in Abbeygate Street, Bury St Edmunds
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Town centre footfall drops

Bury’s Business Improvement District has promised not to rest on its laurels after a slight drop in footfall in the town centre last year.

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B1040 Nene Terrace (off A16), Crowland, pics of HGVs breaching 7.5 tonne weight limit,
Lorries pass signs either side of bridge

Lorry problems continue after failure to close A14

A council chairman has condemned Highways England, amid claims that it failed to stop lorries wreaking havoc in the village of Barrow.

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Mayor Terry Clements will be taking part in walking football
Howard Primary School, Beard Road, Bury St Edmunds
Mayor Terry Clements will be taking part in walking football as a way of encouraging people to get involved (It is currently free thanks to locality funding from Borough Cllr Diane Hind and town councillor Tom Murray). Charlie Potter is the coach.
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Mayor puts best foot forward with walking football

Mayor Terry Clements has had an active start to the new year after taking part in a walking football session at Howard Primary School in Beard Road, Bury St Edmunds.

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Launch of Bury St Edmunds and Beyond



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New #RAWSUFFOLK campaign launches today to encourage under-35s to visit the county

Tourism organisations and groups from throughout Suffolk have united as part of a campaign to encourage under 35s to visit the county.

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UPDATED: Train disruptions and power cuts continue after Thursday’s strong winds

Residents in Suffolk are still feeling the effects after strong winds battered the county in the early hours of Thursday morning.

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Two-year-old girl taken to hospital with head injury after Barningham crash

A two-year-old girl has been taken to hospital with a suspected head injury after her family’s car crashed in Barningham.

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The British Heart Foundation in Bury St Edmunds is running a 'Love Notes' campaign between January 15th and February 14th and are trying to break the World Record.
People in Bury St Edmunds can buy a paper note for �2 and leave a message for their loved ones. 




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Spread the love with the British Heart Foundation

The British Heart Foundation shop in Abbeygate Street, Bury St Edmunds, is inviting people to write a personal message to their loved ones as part of the charity’s Love Notes campaign, running until Valentine’s Day, February 14.

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Linda McLaughlin  with the thin hospital nightgown her mother June Harvey was sent home from hospital in following treatment for  sepsis and pneumonia. Picture: Mecha Morton

Pneumonia patient ‘sent home in nightie’

A hospital is investigating how an 83-year-old woman with pneumonia was sent home wearing only a thin gown instead of the warm clothes her family had provided.

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Tim Passmore who is the new Police Commissioner for Suffolk

PCC Tim Passmore proposes increase to police element of council tax

Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner today announced that he is proposing a 6.8 per cent increase in the policing element of the council tax, which could see an increase of £12 a year per household in the next financial year.

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Juod Habib-Allah, has been chosen to have his artwork featured in a major exhibition.

Budding artist featured in exhibition

Former Culford School student, Juod Habib-Allah, has been chosen to have his artwork featured in a major exhibition.

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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.

Residents voice concerns over plans for ‘concrete monstrosity’ on Tayfen Road

Emotions were running high at a planning inquiry today, after residents objected to plans for 46 flats to be built between Tayfen Road and Peckham Street in Bury St Edmunds.

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Stowmarket pair face robbery and other charges

A 20-year-old man and 17-year-old youth from Stowmarket have been charged in connection with two robberies in Ipswich earlier this month.

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Man in 20s arrested for attempted burglary in Bury St Edmunds

A man in his twenties was arrested last night after an attempted burglary at a business premises in Bury St Edmunds.

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Stephen MacLachlan, 34, started writing album, The Glitch, two-and-a-half years after he was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in May 2014

Stephen sheds light on long term illnesses with album

A man who suffers with a conditon which confines him to his bed for most of the week has made a music album which captures the realities of mental and long term illnesses.

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Residents have launched a petition against the plans

Highways warn on garages for homes proposal

A group of residents fighting plans to knock down garages for housing have received a boost after the highways authority objected to the proposals.

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Carl Whitehouse and James Sheen from We Love Bury St Edmunds present cheque to Elaine Channen and Amanda Bloomfield from Gatehouse. 
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Dementia Hub receives £600 from We Love Bury St Edmunds party night

A fun night out has benefitted the Gatehouse Charity’s Bury st Edmunds Dementia Hub to the tune of £600.

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