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Parents raise £5,600 for disabled son in charity night at Bury St Edmunds hotel

10 November 2015
Parents raise £5,600 for disabled son in charity night at Bury St Edmunds hotel

Parents raise £5,600 for disabled son in charity night at Bury St Edmunds hotel

10 November 2015

A severely disabled 10-year-old is set to get a much-need piece of equipment after his parents raised £5,600 for him at a charity night.Ady and Esther Colman organised the fund-raiser at the Priory Hotel, in Bury St Edmunds, for their son Owen, who suffers from cerebral palsy.The night featured appearances from Gordon Ramsay look-alike Martin Jordan and former footballer Peter Shilton, who gifted Owen a signed shirt.There was also a three course dinner and an auction with some exclusive prizes, including another shirt signed by Shilton, signed boxing gloves from Joe Frazier, and a signed number from gold medal-winning showjumper Scott Brash.With the funds raised, Ady and Esther can afford a special walker with a seat and extra waist and head supports for Lakenheath Primary School pupil Owen, who cannot sit up or walk unaided.The family extended thanks to Brian Keane, the hotel’s owner, for his help in organising the event.


Suffolk primary schools club together in academy trust bid

09 November 2015
Suffolk primary schools club together in academy trust bid

Suffolk primary schools club together in academy trust bid

09 November 2015

Four Suffolk primary schools are hoping to forge a ‘stronger’ future with plans to form an academy trust together.


MP’s letter helps to secure crossing on dangerous Mildenhall road

06 November 2015
MP’s letter helps to secure crossing on dangerous Mildenhall road

MP’s letter helps to secure crossing on dangerous Mildenhall road

06 November 2015

A county council has agreed to put a crossing on a dangerously busy road in Mildenhall following pressure from the community and the town’s MP.


PICTURES: Thetford’s Riverside project moving onwards and upwards

06 November 2015
PICTURES: Thetford’s Riverside project moving onwards and upwards

PICTURES: Thetford’s Riverside project moving onwards and upwards

06 November 2015

These are the first photos of a big step forward for the multi-million pound Riverside development in Thetford.


REVIEW: Soulful, skilful folk music from Seth Lakeman

03 November 2015
REVIEW: Soulful, skilful folk music from Seth Lakeman

REVIEW: Soulful, skilful folk music from Seth Lakeman

03 November 2015

Folk sensation Seth Lakeman was strumming up a storm with his multi-talented band at the Apex in Bury St Edmunds last Wednesday.


‘Old fashioned’ Tuddenham pub features in brewer’s television campaign

25 October 2015
‘Old fashioned’ Tuddenham pub features in brewer’s television campaign

‘Old fashioned’ Tuddenham pub features in brewer’s television campaign

25 October 2015

A Tuddenham pub has made it onto national television after being chosen to star in an advertisement for Greene King.


Councillors air concerns over proposed housing company in West Suffolk

22 October 2015
Councillors air concerns over proposed housing company in West Suffolk

Councillors air concerns over proposed housing company in West Suffolk

22 October 2015

Members of two West Suffolk councils have expressed mixed feelings towards a proposal to set up a housing company together.


Noise from Stanton roadworks keeps young family awake

20 October 2015
Noise from Stanton roadworks keeps young family awake

Noise from Stanton roadworks keeps young family awake

20 October 2015

A mother with two young children has hit out at the decision by a council to undertake roadworks near her Stanton street at night.


Crossing on ‘dangerous’ Mildenhall road could stop a fatality

16 October 2015
Crossing on ‘dangerous’ Mildenhall road could stop a fatality

Crossing on ‘dangerous’ Mildenhall road could stop a fatality

16 October 2015

A concerned parent pushing for a crossing on a ‘dangerous’ Mildenhall road has said councils and a developer ‘will have blood on their hands’ if they don’t implement one soon.


New Premier Inn in Bury St Edmunds will create up to 28 jobs for town

16 October 2015
New Premier Inn in Bury St Edmunds will create up to 28 jobs for town

New Premier Inn in Bury St Edmunds will create up to 28 jobs for town

16 October 2015

Hotel giant Premier Inn has opened its new Bury St Edmunds branch, bringing up to 28 jobs for the town with it.


Suffolk councils’ housing company could provide affordable homes and income

16 October 2015
Suffolk councils’ housing company could provide affordable homes and income

Suffolk councils’ housing company could provide affordable homes and income

16 October 2015

A ambitious plan between three Suffolk councils to set up a new housing company could see nearly 200 new homes built in the west of the county in the coming years.


Suffolk’s church and police communities work together to protect our churches from crime

14 October 2015
Suffolk’s church and police communities work together to protect our churches from crime

Suffolk’s church and police communities work together to protect our churches from crime

14 October 2015

Community leaders in Suffolk have announced new measures to help churches which have suffered at the hands of lead thieves in recent months.


Duo’s Great Wall trek in grandmother’s memory

11 October 2015
Duo’s Great Wall trek in grandmother’s memory

Duo’s Great Wall trek in grandmother’s memory

11 October 2015

A young Thetford man is travelling halfway round the world for a charity trek in memory of his grandmother.


FEATURE: Growing Bury St Edmunds jazz hub marks fifth anniversary

11 October 2015
FEATURE: Growing Bury St Edmunds jazz hub marks fifth anniversary

FEATURE: Growing Bury St Edmunds jazz hub marks fifth anniversary

11 October 2015

Back in 2010, a jazz hub emerged in the centre of Bury St Edmunds, brought together by three men with a passion for the genre.


REVIEW: Vibrant night spot is a culinary gem

09 October 2015
REVIEW: Vibrant night spot is a culinary gem

REVIEW: Vibrant night spot is a culinary gem

09 October 2015

One of the greatest things about LP, in the heart of Bury St Edmunds, is its changing atmosphere.


New application for caravan site at West Stow after further environmental checks

09 October 2015
New application for caravan site at West Stow after further environmental checks

New application for caravan site at West Stow after further environmental checks

09 October 2015

Scaled-down proposals for a caravan and camping site at West Stow Country Park have been submitted following more rigorous environmental assessments.


Duo trekking the Great Wall in memory of ‘lovely’ grandmother

09 October 2015
Duo trekking the Great Wall in memory of ‘lovely’ grandmother

Duo trekking the Great Wall in memory of ‘lovely’ grandmother

09 October 2015

An aspiring chef from Little Yeldham is swapping her whites for hiking boots next year in memory of a friend’s grandmother.


St Edmundsbury borough councillors’ years of service recognised

27 September 2015

St Edmundsbury borough councillors’ years of service recognised

27 September 2015

Nine former St Edmundsbury borough councillors have been commended for spending more than a decade serving the borough.


Mildenhall pet owner’s plea to others after beloved cat is shot and killed

26 September 2015
Mildenhall pet owner’s plea to others after beloved cat is shot and killed

Mildenhall pet owner’s plea to others after beloved cat is shot and killed

26 September 2015

A cat lover from Mildenhall has made an impassioned appeal to other owners after one of her pets was shot and killed.


Appeal to Bury St Edmunds residents to be proud and tidy

25 September 2015
Appeal to Bury St Edmunds residents to be proud and tidy

Appeal to Bury St Edmunds residents to be proud and tidy

25 September 2015

A Bury St Edmunds councillor is asking people to ‘care about our area’ as the Bury Free Press reignites its cleanliness campaign.