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Barry Peters is editor of Suffolk News. He has been Group Editor of Bury Free Press, Newmarket Journal, Haverhill Echo, Suffolk Free Press and Diss Express for more than 20 years.

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce launches initiative celebrating 140 years of business excellence

02 April 2024
Suffolk Chamber of Commerce launches initiative celebrating 140 years of business excellence

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce launches initiative celebrating 140 years of business excellence

02 April 2024

Find out more about the ‘C140 Project’ - a two-year initiative commemorating 140 years of fostering business growth within the county.


Major Suffolk road reopens after being shut for three weeks

25 January 2024
Major Suffolk road reopens after being shut for three weeks

Major Suffolk road reopens after being shut for three weeks

25 January 2024

A major Suffolk road has finally reopened – three weeks after being shut due to flooding.


‘A mere fraction’: £600m extra cash welcomed with caution in Suffolk

25 January 2024
‘A mere fraction’: £600m extra cash welcomed with caution in Suffolk

‘A mere fraction’: £600m extra cash welcomed with caution in Suffolk

25 January 2024

A £600m Government support package for councils has been welcomed with caution in Suffolk.


Here’s how you can take part in the Big Schools’ Birdwatch

13 January 2024
Here’s how you can take part in the Big Schools’ Birdwatch

Here’s how you can take part in the Big Schools’ Birdwatch

13 January 2024

Want you get your child interested in birdwatching? There’s no better time to start than the Big Schools’ Birdwatch.


Win tickets to see Paul Jones and Dave Kelly

03 January 2024
Win tickets to see Paul Jones and Dave Kelly

Win tickets to see Paul Jones and Dave Kelly

03 January 2024

Suffolk will play host to Blues Band lead vocalists Paul Jones and Dave Kelly later this month – and you could be there.


11 fire crews deal with ammonia leak at food factory

25 December 2023
11 fire crews deal with ammonia leak at food factory

11 fire crews deal with ammonia leak at food factory

25 December 2023

Fire crews from across Suffolk raced to a food factory when it developed an ammonia leak.


Highest minimum temperature for Christmas Day on record, says Met Office

25 December 2023
Highest minimum temperature for Christmas Day on record, says Met Office

Highest minimum temperature for Christmas Day on record, says Met Office

25 December 2023

Temperatures across Suffolk and the UK look like being some of the warmest on record, according to forecasters.


We found a stunning Christmas lights display at historic house just over the Suffolk border

21 November 2023
We found a stunning Christmas lights display at historic house just over the Suffolk border

We found a stunning Christmas lights display at historic house just over the Suffolk border

21 November 2023

This Christmas lights display is perfect for families – and just 30 minutes from Suffolk town.


Special op helps Bailey the dog to love life again

04 November 2023
Special op helps Bailey the dog to love life again

Special op helps Bailey the dog to love life again

04 November 2023

Bailey the German shepherd pup is loving life again – thanks


Suffolk school site: Last chance to have your say

03 November 2023
Suffolk school site: Last chance to have your say

Suffolk school site: Last chance to have your say

03 November 2023

A councillor has urged the public to have a say on the future of a former school site – before it’s too la.


Man in 20s dies in crash on Suffolk road

02 November 2023
Man in 20s dies in crash on Suffolk road

Man in 20s dies in crash on Suffolk road

02 November 2023

A motorcyclist in his 20s has died following a crash on a Suffolk road.


Storm Ciaran: Fireworks event postponed over safety fears

02 November 2023
Storm Ciaran: Fireworks event postponed over safety fears

Storm Ciaran: Fireworks event postponed over safety fears

02 November 2023

A bonfire and fireworks display is OFF tonight – but has been rescheduled for Monday.


Air ambulance called and road closed after serious collision

02 November 2023
Air ambulance called and road closed after serious collision

Air ambulance called and road closed after serious collision

02 November 2023

Police and the air ambulance are at the scene of a serious collision just off the A11.


Glam rockers from 1970s set to play Suffolk gig

31 October 2023
Glam rockers from 1970s set to play Suffolk gig

Glam rockers from 1970s set to play Suffolk gig

31 October 2023

They were a 1970s hits machine – and now Suffolk is set to enjoy some glam rock royalty.


A12 in Suffolk wins £54m government boost

31 October 2023
A12 in Suffolk wins £54m government boost

A12 in Suffolk wins £54m government boost

31 October 2023

The A12 is to get a raft of improvements including roundabout upgrades and a new dual carriageway section.


Drug dealer is jailed for 29 months

30 October 2023
Drug dealer is jailed for 29 months

Drug dealer is jailed for 29 months

30 October 2023

A County Lines drug dealer who targeted a Suffolk town has been jailed for nearly two-and-a-half years.


Revealed: Meet the finalists in this year’s West Suffolk Business Awards

28 September 2023
Revealed: Meet the finalists in this year’s West Suffolk Business Awards

Revealed: Meet the finalists in this year’s West Suffolk Business Awards

28 September 2023

We are proud to announce the finalists across 13 categories for Bury Free Press West Suffolk Business Awards 2023.


Thousands cross finish line as Suffolk half marathon basks in the sun

17 September 2023
Thousands cross finish line as Suffolk half marathon basks in the sun

Thousands cross finish line as Suffolk half marathon basks in the sun

17 September 2023

A runner who collapsed during last year’s race returned to complete the final two miles this year.


Met Office issues yellow warning for severe storms across Suffolk

17 September 2023
Met Office issues yellow warning for severe storms across Suffolk

Met Office issues yellow warning for severe storms across Suffolk

17 September 2023

Severe thunderstorms are predicted across Suffolk later today and into the start of a new week, says the Met Office.


Teenage girl goes missing from Suffolk town

17 September 2023
Teenage girl goes missing from Suffolk town

Teenage girl goes missing from Suffolk town

17 September 2023

Police are on the hunt for a 13-year-old who has been missing from home for the past 24 hours.