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Traffic on the A14 is being diverted using the entrance and exit slip roads. Image: Keith Mindham

The A14 at Bury St Edmunds has reopened after a woman who was spotted on the wrong side of the bridge at junction 44 was talked down by officers.

Aldeburgh beach was packed with people enjoying the sun on Wednesday 24th August.
L-R Chris and Jane Linford,Jan and Ken Garratt.

With the school summer holidays drawing to an end East Anglia’s tourist hotspots are gearing up for bumper crowds looking to make the most of the bank holiday weekend.

A beer festival in aid of the East Anglian Air Ambulance and the village’s youth cricket club takes place this weekend.

Emergency services at the scene of an accident on the A11 at Barton Mills.

A car has ended up on its roof after a collision involving a van on the A11 near Barton Mills this morning.

Police at the scene of the incident in Birds Green, Rattlesden.

A 73-year-old man arrested following the sudden death of Beryl Mary Taylor at Rattlesden in July has been re-bailed to return to police in November.

Stephen Cook of Churchgate Books

Have changing fashions doomed the traditional second-hand book shop, or has the rise of the internet just meant people have to move with the times?

Fire crews tackled a blaze on farmland near Bury St Edmunds

A fire crew remains at the scene of an overnight fire in Great Barton which saw 50 tonnes of straw go up in flames.

(left to right) Martin Bate, chairman of West Suffolk CAMRA, Liz Fayers and Tony Fayers, licensees of the Rose & Crown pub, and Angela Bate, Secretary, West Suffolk CAMRA pictured within pub

A Bury St Edmunds couple who have run a town centre pub for three decades have received a special award to mark their long service.

What can you do with the kids in the last few days of the summer holidays?

There is just over one week left of the summer holidays but there is plenty still to do before the schools open their doors for a new term.

Police at the scene of an accident on Nowton Road in Bury near the entrance to Nowton Park.

A man killed after being struck by a car near Bury St Edmunds suffered from mental health problems, an inquest has heard.

Cllr David Nettleton is pictured in St Andrews Car Park in Bury St Edmunds where the pedestrian pathway has been moved to allow for extra parking.

Moving a footpath that previously went through a council car park to free up six extra spaces has been labelled “complete madness” by the ward’s independent borough councillor.

Nigel Havers

Star of stage and screen Nigel Havers thas spoken of his love for Suffolk as he prepared for his latest show at the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

A week-long police campaign is being run to clamp down on speeding motorists in Suffolk this week.

Ipswich Crown Court

A violent thug who robbed a take-away delivery worker after repeatedly hitting her with a baseball bat has been jailed for more than five years.

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A stubble fire in Bury St Edmunds has been extinguished.

Police officers. File picture

A man suffered facial injuries in an incident involving a number of men outside Pizza Hut on Cornhill, Bury St Edmunds, this morning.

McDonald's Logo

Bury St Edmunds Town Council added its voice to the many complaints about a proposed new McDonald’s on Moreton Hall.

Ipswich Magistrates' Court.

Just six weeks before Suffolk loses two of its three magistrates’ courts, serious concerns about the readiness of the Ipswich court to cope with the extra caseload have been raised.

A- Level students gather at the County Upper Shool in Bury St Edmunds for their A-Level results.
Against all odds - Amelia Thompson and mum Michelle celebrate

For one A-level student from Bury St Edmunds, results day came after a lifetime living with brittle bone disease, with multiple operations and complications making her miss a lot of school lessons.

A-Level results day at Northgate High School in Ipswich.

Hundreds of students across Suffolk and north Essex have been finding out their A-Level results today.

The Nandos in Bury St Edmunds

Students celebrating getting their results today have been given a cheeky offer from Nandos.

A bird takes a cold bath, by Pamela Bidwell.

Suffolk is enjoying some beautiful summer weather.

Geoff Barton, headteacher at King Edward VI Upper School in Bury.

Geoff Barton, head of King Edward VI school in Bury St Edmunds says the notion that grammar schools help ‘the deserving poor’ is outdated

Scarlett Jarrald and Vinu Ariyaratne from Thurston Communnity College who got engaged this summer and collected their A-level results today.

It has been a year to remember for student Vinu Ariyaratne whose A-level results sealed a perfect summer after he got engaged in July.

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Community sport

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Luke Ingram scored for Needham Market at Lowestoft Town

Ten-man Braintree Town slumped to a 2-1 defeat at Maidstone United in the Conference Premier on Tuesday night, Bobby-Joe Taylor scoring twice in the first half.

Speedway action at MIldenhall Stadium, West Row. Mildenhall Fen Tigers v Isle of White.

The future of a Suffolk speedway stadium has been secured after it was sold to one of the largest track owners in the country.

Tony Hawk

Legendary pro-skateboarder Tony Hawk has given his support to plans for a Thurston skate park in memory of tragic air rifle victim Ben Wragge, 13.

Sam Bullingham (centre, number 84) lines up for his open water swim

Rother Valley Country Park was the venue for the 2016 National Open Water Swimming Championships last Sunday.

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.

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