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The 27-year-old killed himself and injured 12 others, three of them seriously, when he detonated an explosive device near a bar in central Ansbach.

A suicide bomber who blew himself up after being turned away from a music festival in southern Germany was a Syrian man who had been denied asylum.

Newmarket High Street.

Two fire engines were sent to reports of smoke coming from a premises in Newmarket High Street at around 1.35pm today.

The Summer of Pubs trails 2016

More than 100 pubs in Suffolk and Essex are celebrated in a series of new trails to encourage residents and visitors alike to visit different parts of both counties.

Police Community Support Officers (stock picture)

Two new PCSOs will be patrolling the streets of Bury St Edmunds from next January in a new step for local policing.

Hugh O'Neill, headteacher of St Benedict's School, Bury St Edmunds.

Turbulent times are ahead for Bury St Edmunds schools with “chaos” predicted as the two and three-tier systems compete against each other.

Abbey Gardens, in Bury St Edmunds

A promotional video showing Bury St Edmunds at its best will be filmed in the near future to market the town to tourists.

Andrew Hawes

A campaigner who fights against dog mess being left in fields and public spaces has claimed giving witnesses some of the cash from the guilty party’s fine will not solve the problem.


After the Final Eucharist at St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Liz Nice laments a great loss to the Bury St Edmunds community

Hardwick Heath Middle School's last day before its closure. Bury St Edmunds. Left to right, Sam Blair, Mitchell Barker, Ellis Dobie Cameron Frisby.

An era ended in Bury St Edmunds, and Suffolk as a whole, today as pupils teachers and parents marked the final day of the middle school system.

Stock image of the area. 

Photo: Tudor Morgan-Owen.

Rush hour motorists face delays in west Suffolk this evening after a collision involving a lorry.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service

Crews tackled a fire on a combine harvester near to the A14’s junction with Higham this afternoon.

Rio 2016

The Rio 2016 Olympic Games starts in just two weeks and thousands of athletes are getting ready to compete across 306 events, covering 42 different sports, over 19 days of competition.

'Sarah' was stalked in Bury St Edmunds by her former partner after the break down of their five-year relationship. Photo : Steve Adams

The number of stalking reports made to police in Suffolk has doubled over the last three years.

Sign urging dog owners to clear up their pet's waste

Spotted someone not cleaning up after their dog? Well soon you might get a cash reward for reporting them.

Hailstones in Red Lodge

Rocketing temperatures have had people seeking the shade in Suffolk today, but few felt the need to keep out the way of large hailstones.

Police dog Maggie, who already supports the Suffolk and Norfolk police joint dog section

A new canine companion is being sought by the Suffolk and Norfolk police joint dog section this summer.

Too hot at night to sleep?

Is the heatwave keeping you up at night? Hot and humid weather can make it difficult to sleep but we have put together our top tips to keep you chilled out and on your way to dreamland.

Thurston Primary School visited their local library to experience a ‘Digital Roadshow’ from Suffolk Libraries.

Young students learned about computer coding, 3D printing and how to build a computer at a skills session held at their local library.

Justine Paul, who runs Lavenham Farmers Market.

Local growers and small-scale food producers will get a chance to sell their wares at a new farmers’ market in Bury St Edmunds next year.

Anglia in Bloom judges are out and about in Bury St Edmunds today.

A scorching day welcomed Anglia in Bloom judges to Bury St Edmunds yesterday, with volunteers hopeful they managed to impress.

Lackford Lake iwitters meeting  - Andrew Mutimer

A 30-strong group of iwitness members are preparing for the next meet up - a day spent photographing the water garden at Fairhaven plus a relaxing boat trip.

Pc Andy Masterson checks motorists speeds on the A140 at Stonham Parva.

The number of crashes reported on Suffolk’s roads has fallen by almost 30%, according to the latest figures.

The main post office in Bury.

The Bury St Edmunds post office will close down, it has been announced, despite thousands opposing the plans to move the service into WHSmith.

Southwold Beach.

The region has baked in temperatures in excess of 30C (86F) today, although there is a risk of thunderstorms in Suffolk tomorrow afternoon.

Stock image of A14 traffic in west Suffolk.

Two crashes in west Suffolk caused delays for A14 commuters this morning.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Nick Pope has signed for Burnley

Former Ipswich Town academy and Bury Town keeper Nick Pope has signed for Premier League Burnley.

Keith Deller in action

Keith Deller will be putting past rivalry to one side as he teams up with former foe Eric Bristow in a unique darts event at Mildenhall Social Club.

Micky Quinn cuts the tape to officially re-open the Ridgeons Stadium at Newmarket Town

A historic day for a Suffolk non-league club is set to place them “firmly on the football map” with the official opening of their stadium following a £750,000 refurbishment.

Pat Betts from Framlingham with Le Reve who won best shod horse at the Grand National.

A Suffolk racehorse owner recruited craftsmen from the county to create a piece of sporting history.

Brett Pitman celebrates scoring for Ipswich Town. Photo: Steve Waller (

The 2016/17 season fixtures have been released by the English Football League for the Championship, League One and League Two.

Brian Gobey with his St Edmund flag at the Marseilles stadium against Russia

Eagle-eyed football viewers might just spot the flag of St Edmund representing the English in St Etienne tonight against Slovakia.

Lauren Bradshaw in action

The Great East Swim returns to the scenic Alton Water reservoir this Saturday for the fifth year - and there is still time to sign up.

Adam Webster - Picture: Joe Pepler

Ipswich Town are preparing to tweak their approach in the Championship next season, with the signing of cultured Portsmouth centre-back Adam Webster.

Cai Griffiths in action for Ospreys. Picture: Huw Evans Picture Agency

Cai Griffiths has no regrets leaving professional rugby, as he plans his new career at Bury St Edmunds.

Bury Rugby’s Pro AM Performance Director Terry Sands (left), Cai Griffiths and director of rugby, Gavin Hogg

National 2 outfit Bury St Edmunds have completed the signing of former Ospreys front row, Cai Griffiths.

Ram Meadow football ground

With “nowhere to go” a frustrated Bury Town Football Club is now investing £100,000 in their dilapidated Ram Meadow home, admitting a long-desired move away is out of their hands.

Mark Ronson: NME 17/01/2015

International superstar Mark Ronson will complete the stellar lineup performing at this year’s Newmarket Nights concert season, it has just been announced.

2016 UK Street Velodrome Series will be coming to Charter Square in Bury St Edmunds this summer. Pictured is Tanya Griffiths and John Stockwell from Suffolk Saints.

Bury St Edmunds welcomed Suffolk’s new professional cycling duo who are taking part in the national Street Velodrome competition.

Gallery: Thousands enjoy the Bury Rugby Sevens

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
A Barracudas player breaks in their upset defeat over last year's champions Northampton Saints

A crowd of nearly 4,000 fans basked in the sunshine as they took in the red-hot action at the eighth annual Greene King IPA Sevens tournament, at Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club, on Sunday.

Sean Hickey from Haverhill who died while out cycling in Clare

Friends of Haverhill man Sean Hickey, who died after a collision with a car in west Suffolk, have paid tribute to the “kind, funny guy” and talented cyclist.

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