A former headteacher of a Bury St Edmunds primary school has not been banned from teaching for allowing children to be locked in rooms for bad behaviour.

A Bury St Edmunds cobbler whose family have mended people’s footwear for about 180 years has decided to retire.

South Africa

CThe consultation on the creation of a single council for west Suffolk - a propoal that could save £800,000 - finishes at the end of this month.

John Griffiths

A celebration is being held in honour of a former teacher from Great Barton who has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for vulnerable children.

Plans for a McDonald’s drive-thru restaurant on the edge of a residential area in Bury St Edmunds have been rejected by council officers.

Trevor Beckwith

A mother has spoken of the moment a possible “air rifle” was fired at her car, directly at the ‘child on board’ sign, while she and her two-year-old son and young daughter were inside.

Suffolk police

A petition has been launched to continue the landfill search for missing Corrie McKeague following the news that it has been called off.

Nicola Urquhart

A “stunning” £10,000 sum has been gifted by a mystery donor to help replace a charity’s stolen Rural Coffee Caravan - taking the campaign to more than half way.

Suffolk police

A proposal for a Travelodge hotel and ‘drive-thru’ Starbucks on a key gateway into Bury St Edmunds should be approved despite concerns, planning officers have said.

Ram Meadow

Firefighters from Suffolk will pit themselves against some of the fittest from around the world when they take part in an annual sporting event this summer.

Rescue Service

Eyewitnesses have spoken of the terrifying moment they were woken by a crash as thieves rammed a digger into the wall of a Lakenheath bank.

Suffolk police

The electrifying atmosphere of the Race for Life charity event in Bury St Edmunds got runners over the finish line.

Thurston Community College

More than 11,000 miles to cover with climbs totalling 77,000 feet is the challenge facing ten cyclists.

West Suffolk Hospital

Drivers are being asked to be patient after traffic management workers were allegedly threatened at a key route into Bury St Edmunds.

James Finch

An emotional and upbeat concert in honour of a brave young woman suffering from cancer has raised £5,000 for charity.

Bury St Edmunds

Bond Girl Mollie Peters, who appeared opposite Sean Connery in Thunderball, has died.

This year’s Bury St Edmunds Festival has been enjoyed by about 10,000 people - a record figure for the event in its current format.

Nick Wells

Calls are being made for the Grade I status of Bury St Edmunds’ Cupola House - which was reconstructed following a major fire - to be dropped.


Conservative parliamentary candidate Jo Churchill - the favourite for the Bury St Edmunds constituency - will not be attending hustings at West Suffolk College.

Jo Churchill

A day for dogs and dog lovers in Bury St Edmunds has attracted more than 3,000 people.

A relaxed, party atmosphere has taken over Bury St Edmunds as its annual music and arts festival gets under way.

Nick Wells

The achievements of West Suffolk Hospital staff have been celebrated in the annual Shining Lights awards.


Welcoming twins into the world has happened not once, not twice, but amazingly three times to a couple from Suffolk.

West Suffolk Hospital

Avid readers in Bury St Edmunds are celebrating books by organising the town’s first literature festival - and have managed to secure famous author Louis de Bernières.

Julia Wakelam

A secondary school in west Suffolk is at the “forefront” of providing mental health support to students.

Thurston Community College

Two young brothers have taught themselves filming skills, set up their own business and are promoting their favourite Bury St Edmunds shops.

United Kingdom

A project to re-open one of the country’s oldest civic buildings as a heritage centre for the public to enjoy is now secure following a “substantial” grant.

Heritage Lottery Fund

The mother of missing airman Corrie Mckeague is still confident her son will be found at a landfill site despite the search area believed to hold the key to his disappearance throwing up no clues.

Suffolk police

Comedian Dara O Briain has dipped into his pockets to support four friends’ 150-mile cycle ride around Suffolk inspired by a brave young woman’s fight against cancer.

Ipswich Town Football Club

The search to find missing airman Corrie Mckeague has cost Suffolk police more than £1million to date.

Suffolk police

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