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Local headlines

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.

A Bury St Edmunds mother who helped save the life of her own son and her friend is encouraging more people to learn emergency first aid.

Controversial plans for hundreds of new homes and a primary school in Lakenheath have been given the green light after the government decided not to intervene.

Pop star Cher has supported the campaign seeking to find RAF airman Corrie McKeague, who went missing in Bury St Edmunds almost a year ago.

A dog agility show was one of the highlights of this year’s Drinkstone village fete and hundreds of people turned out to enjoy the various attractions.

A Sudbury 24-year-old who jacked in her comfortable office job and promotion to pursue her dream career in filmmaking landed work on the latest Ridley Scott blockbuster just two months after making the big decision.

Witnesses to a crash in north Suffolk in which a cyclist suffered serious head injuries are asked to contact police.

Close your eyes and you could really believe it was the real thing.

A huge stack fire has been burning all night in west Suffolk - and is reported to require monitoring for days to come.

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.

The region’s ambulance service has more than doubled its spend on private ambulances in just one year because of staff shortages and rising demand, new figures reveal.

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.

Test your knowledge of Suffolk and European towns that are twinned together in our quiz.

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.

“Our Josh was a true son of Suffolk, he was loyal and earned enormous respect from all who knew him.”

Church leaders are delighted with progress in their schools, which they say are committed to providing high standards of education rooted in Christian values.

Venues and planners in west Suffolk are being invited to tap into the popularity of Cambridge as a location for events.

A community dementia service which is helping people affected by the condition in Suffolk access support more easily is in the running for a national award.

Tributes are continuing to flood in for Suffolk rugby player and “gentle giant” Josh Gilbert who suddenly collapsed and died on the pitch this weekend.

The mother of missing serviceman Corrie McKeague has spoken about facing her son’s 24th birthday without him, as the family face their “toughest” month since he disappeared.

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

A Boxford groundsman who found a winning lottery ticket stuffed in his wallet a month after the draw says the windfall “will take a while to sink in”.

Written patient complaints against Colchester General Hospital almost doubled in the first quarter of 2017/18 compared to the same period last year, new figures reveal.

The three main hospitals in Suffolk and north Essex are winning their fight against so-called bed blocking, new figures reveal, but bosses recognise there’s still work to be done.

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