Bury St Edmunds Town Council is backing the town’s first literature festival and says it could become “one of the great British cultural activities”.

Primary school children from Hartest, near Bury St Edmunds, took part in their very own bake-off to raise money for charity last week.

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Bury St Edmunds residents are being invited to attend a parade which will see 100 submariners from HMS Vengeance exercise their freedom of the borough.

Angel Hill

A Suffolk children’s author, storyteller and comedian hosted an afternoon of workshops at a Bury St Edmunds school this week.

Work to improve the Tayfen Road junction in Bury St Edmunds will go ahead next year, Suffolk County Council has confirmed.

Suffolk County Council

Police have released CCTV images of a man they would like to identify following an assault in Bury St Edmunds.

More than 40 tractors took place in the 15th annual ploughing match in west Suffolk at the weekend, which was organised by the East Anglian branch of the Ferguson Club.

The Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club groundsman has been shortlisted for a national award and will go head-to-head with a peer from a Premier League football club.

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The manager of the Arc in Bury St Edmunds says the shopping centre has made the town’s trade as “strong and vibrant as it has ever been”.

Mark Cordell

A long-awaited Bury St Edmunds relief road, which will “unlock land” to create thousands of jobs and attract millions of pounds of investment, is set to open next week.

John Griffiths

A proposed merger of two authorities to create a new West Suffolk Council has the support of local residents and businesses, according to a new report.

John Griffiths

Six intrepid mums and staff from Horringer Pre-School are in training for a gruelling 10k muddy obstacle race to raise money for a new building.


An unsung hero from Bury St Edmunds who works tirelessly for her community has been recognised with a special award.

Bury St Edmunds

A Bury St Edmunds woman who has relatives living in Barbuda is planning to visit the Caribbean island which was devastated by Hurricane Irma to help with the clear-up operation.


A new official tourism brand for Bury St Edmunds, which has already secured more than £300,000 in funding, has been launched in a bid to boost visitor numbers and overnight stays in the town.

St Edmundsbury Borough Council

The manager of a Bury St Edmunds care home says she is “over the moon” after being rated ‘outstanding’ following an inspection.

Care Quality Commission

The 30th anniversary of Bury St Edmunds Fire Station being located at its current location was celebrated with an open day.

Horticultural enthusiasts in Bury St Edmunds are celebrating after the town scooped a host of awards at the prestigious Anglia in Bloom contest – including best overall entry.

Abbey Gardens

A simple idea from a nurse at West Suffolk Hospital which was submitted into a staff suggestion box has “instantly improved patient safety”.

West Suffolk Hospital

A former England test cricketer turned after dinner speaker will host a special lunch in Bury St Edmunds as part of the town’s festival of sport.

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West Suffolk Hospital has apologised after an embarrassing error saw the wrong procedure carried out on one of its patients.

West Suffolk Hospital

A Suffolk woman trying to trace her two nieces after Hurricane Irma devastated the Caribbean island Barbuda has received news both women are safe.

A group of 30 East Anglian artists will showcase their work at Blackthorpe Barn, near Bury St Edmunds, at an annual contemporary exhibition which is now in its 18th year.

Bury St Edmunds’ Nowton Park was a sea of colour at the weekend as 400 runners took part in a popular fundraiser for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).


A field full of First World War huts will provide the backdrop for a free performance near Bury St Edmunds by an electro-folk storytelling outfit.

Members of the community in Bury St Edmunds are being invited to nominate the town’s unsung heroes for a civic award.

West Suffolk Hospital

This year’s Bury St Edmunds Food and Drink Festival was one of the busiest since the event began, according to organisers.

Mark Cordell

The new schedule for walks through the north Essex and south Suffolk countryside has been released by the Friends of Walking for Wellbeing group.

Young performers are being sought to star in a traditional family pantomime in Bury St Edmunds this Christmas.

Work on a new multi-million pound sixth form centre in Bury St Edmunds will begin early next year, it has been announced.

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