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A man has been jailed for 20 months for barging into a GP’s surgery in Bury St Edmunds and repeatedly punching a female doctor in face.

Ipswich Crown Court

The abiding desire of Lauren Colchester was to make people happy and bring a “bit of magic into the world.”

West Suffolk Hospital

A tree has been donated to the St Edmund Gardening Group to help improve the area around St Edmunds Church, the nearby school and car park.


The historic Guildhall, in Bury St Edmunds, which has been transformed following a stunning £2 million restoration project, is to throw open its doors this weekend with two open days.

Heritage Lottery Fund

Women got on their bikes at the weekend for a charity cycle ride in Bury St Edmunds.

Jo Rayner

Two libraries in west Suffolk are hosting performances of a critically-acclaimed play tackling the topic of dementia.


Viva Voices singers have helped raise the roof and at the same time raise money for the Rainbow Ward at the West Suffolk Hospital, in Bury St Edmunds.

West Suffolk Hospital

To mark 100 days to go until the inaugural closed road cycling event for Bury St Edmunds, children from Abbots Green Academy celebrated with an afternoon of cycling skills, drills and games.


The sensory garden, situated in the Abbey Gardens, in Bury St Edmunds, have been transformed with over 125 plants and two candyfloss trees.

Abbey Gardens

Entries are flooding in for the first ever Soap Box Challenge being held later this year with money raised going towards the My WiSH Charity’s Every Heart Matters appeal.


Three runners who took part in the London Marathon have between them raised nearly £3,000 for the My WiSH Charity, which supports the West Suffolk Hospital, in Bury St Edmunds.

West Suffolk Hospital

Stowmarket Striders Running Club is backing the fundraising efforts of My WiSH Charity’s Every Heart Matters appeal.

Sue Smith

Three groups have boosted the funds of the My WiSH Charity’s Every Heart Matters appeal to just over £1,000.

WiSH Charity

The announcement of a Bury St Edmunds bank branch closure has sparked fears that the ongoing push towards online banking will put elderly people at risk of falling prey to scams.

Terry Clements

A new life-saving defibrillator – housed in an old telephone box – has been officially unveiled in Bury St Edmunds town centre.

West Suffolk Hospital

A new flower bed has been installed at a Bury St Edmunds primary school following a community project.

David Nettleton

A Bury St Edmunds school named after a famous Suffolk artist has been donated a special work of art on the 120th anniversary of her birth.

Trevor Beckwith

A poignant ceremony was held in Bury St Edmunds on Sunday as a memorial to a young serviceman killed in Afghanistan was rededicated ... on the 100th anniversary of the RAF.

Terry Clements

A total of 250 new trees have been planted across West Suffolk as part of a scheme to protect the environment.

Melanie Lesser

Hundreds of people are all set to take part in the first ever closed road community cyling event in Bury St Edmunds which is taking place later this year.

Jo Rayner

A group of school pupils and volunteers returned to see daffodils which they planted in Bury St Edmunds nearly 18 months ago.

West Suffolk College

A fundraising concert is being held in Bury St Edmunds to help raise money for the critical care unit at the West Suffolk Hospital following treatment they gave to a ladder fall victim.

West Suffolk Hospital

The mystery of where the remains of Saint Edmund are buried has taken another twist after an alternative theory was put forward by a respected clergyman.

Abbey Gardens

Two sophisticated mobile sensory “magic carpets” have been purchased for children who attend a school in Bury St Edmunds which caters for pupils who have severe, profound and complex learning needs.


Students from West Suffolk College are helping to promote the image of Thetford as a great place to work.

West Suffolk College

A major initiative has been launched in Bury St Edmunds in a bid to attract visitors into the town with the upcoming Bury Festival at the heart of the campaign.

Nick Wells

Only the hardy traders were in evidence today on what is the second busiest day of the week when the Bury St Edmunds Market takes place.


Twenty pubs and clubs and a unique opportunity to experience the taste of real ale and unique craft beer.

Greene King

It’s a fishy tale about a fish-tailed woman whose misery led her to lure others to an untimely end.


A new Travelodge and ‘drive-thru’ Starbucks on a key gateway into Bury St Edmunds will give the town’s economy and tourist trade a major boost, according to business leaders.

Terry Clements

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