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A plea has been issued to choirs and orchestras keen to take part in an ambitious musical about the life of St Edmund, the former patron saint of England.

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It’s set to rival some of the major tourist attractions in Suffolk ... let alone Bury St Edmunds.

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Fears have been raised that Bury St Edmunds could lose its borough status along with its mayoral title with the planned merger of two local authorities.

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A popular annual event which sees hundreds of dog walkers descend on Ickworth Park near Bury St Edmunds will take place again in May.

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Students and staff at a Bury St Edmunds secondary school have joined forces with their MP to ensure their environment remains clear and clean.

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An innovative new pilot scheme to immerse children in science has been launched in Suffolk primary schools with plans to expand across East Anglia.

Nikos Savvas

Plans have been unveiled to restore and renovate a “tired looking” memorial in Bury St Edmunds which is situated near a busy junction.

Patrick Chung

Residents campaigning for improved broadband access in rural areas were given the opportunity to speak to the chief executive of Openreach at an event last week.

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A community arts project which saw Bury St Edmunds school pupils collaborate with market traders and the council to organise a puppet parade has scooped a national award.

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Legendary reggae band UB40 will perform in Bury St Edmunds as part of the town’s festival in May, it has been announced.

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A Suffolk-based charity came together with businesses and individuals in the county to purchase much-needed sensory equipment for a Bury St Edmunds special school.

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Some of the top shooters in the country are set to take part in a charity clay shoot at Eriswell Lodge in a bid to boost the funds of the Every Heart Matters appeal which is aiming to raise £500,000 for a new cardiac unit at the West Suffolk Hospital, in Bury St Edmunds.

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The public are being asked to help shape the new west Suffolk council ward boundaries ahead of plans to merge two authorities in the area.

John Griffiths

It was a unique evening to celebrate the music and history of Ronnie Scott’s and it thrilled a packed auditorium.

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Children from two schools planted flowers as part of a collaborative project to create a new community area in Bury St Edmunds – which has been officially opened.

Ernie Broom

A Bury St Edmunds landlord has spoken of an “upsetting” theft which saw two charity boxes stolen from his pub on Christmas Day.

Suffolk police

Lifesaving skills were brought into the classroom at a Bury St Edmunds school with the aim to raise awareness of ‘bystander CPR’.

West Suffolk Hospital

Bury Theatre Workshop will bring their version of Bertolt Brecht’s The Good Person of Szechwan to the Theatre Royal in the new year.

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The mum of a brave seven-year-old boy from Bury St Edmunds who has battled cancer has thanked the company which sent him on a magical trip to Legoland.

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A new group to support people with tinnitus will hold its first meeting in the new year in Bury St Edmunds.

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A new night shelter in Bury St Edmunds – which can cater for up to 16 rough sleepers from across west Suffolk – has opened.

Sara Mildmay-White

A seven-year-old from Bury St Edmunds who is in remission from cancer was surprised at his school with a trip to Legoland thanks to a company’s Christmas campaign.

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Volunteers are being urged to get involved with a project which will bring the history of the Guildhall in Bury St Edmunds to life.

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Enjoy the festivities and occasion and stay safe ... that’s the message from organisers of the annual Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre, the single biggest event that takes place in the town each year.

John Griffiths

The flags and bunting are out in Bury St Edmunds to help celebrate the saint who bears the town’s name.

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Bury St Edmunds will compete at the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom competition following its success at this year’s regional contest.

Melanie Lesser

A series of millennium celebrations will take place in 2020 to mark 1,000 years since the abbey at Bury St Edmunds was founded.

Bury St Edmunds Town Council

Some of the finest chefs from across East Anglia will showcase their festive flair at the Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre – which is just over a fortnight away.

John Griffiths

The history of the site on the edge of the Great Churchyard, in Bury St Edmunds, which is now a range of quirky buildings in the Victorian Tudor Gothic style, is the subject of a lecture by town historian Dr Pat Murrell.

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Visitors and residents in Bury St Edmunds will have a unique opportunity to learn more about the town’s latest attraction this month, ahead of its official opening next summer.

St Edmundsbury Borough Council

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