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Chris Morris is a senior reporter on the Bury Free Press and Suffolk News. Chris has also worked on the Diss Express, along with a lengthy spell in PR.

‘I think we deserve a party’: Suffolk river finally set to be granted bathing water status

26 February 2024
‘I think we deserve a party’: Suffolk river finally set to be granted bathing water status

‘I think we deserve a party’: Suffolk river finally set to be granted bathing water status

26 February 2024

A Suffolk river looks set to be granted bathing water status following a government announcement today.


Horse rider slams council for saying signs could be ‘confusing’

26 February 2024
Horse rider slams council for saying signs could be ‘confusing’

Horse rider slams council for saying signs could be ‘confusing’

26 February 2024

A disappointed rider has condemned the county council for turning down her request for new road safety signs.


‘They serve the best coffee in the area’: Café named one of the top spots for brunch in the UK

20 February 2024
‘They serve the best coffee in the area’: Café named one of the top spots for brunch in the UK

‘They serve the best coffee in the area’: Café named one of the top spots for brunch in the UK

20 February 2024

A Suffolk café has been named as one of the best places for brunch by a national newspaper.


UPDATE: A14 eastbound reopens but slip road remains closed

18 February 2024
UPDATE: A14 eastbound reopens but slip road remains closed

UPDATE: A14 eastbound reopens but slip road remains closed

18 February 2024

A section of the A14 in has reopened following flooding.


A14 eastbound closed due to flooding

18 February 2024
A14 eastbound closed due to flooding

A14 eastbound closed due to flooding

18 February 2024

An eastbound section of the A14 has been closed due to flooding.


‘It’s a growing problem’: How the council is hoping to rid the county of weeds

18 February 2024
‘It’s a growing problem’: How the council is hoping to rid the county of weeds

‘It’s a growing problem’: How the council is hoping to rid the county of weeds

18 February 2024

Highways bosses are trialling a new method to rid the county of weeds.


10 flood warnings and 15 alerts in place across Suffolk

18 February 2024
10 flood warnings and 15 alerts in place across Suffolk

10 flood warnings and 15 alerts in place across Suffolk

18 February 2024

Ten flood warnings and 15 food alerts alerts are still in place across the county.


Popular town café launches new menu

18 February 2024
Popular town café launches new menu

Popular town café launches new menu

18 February 2024

A popular town cafe has launched a new menu including classic English kedgeree.


The Suffolk town named one of the ‘most underrated’ in UK

18 February 2024
The Suffolk town named one of the ‘most underrated’ in UK

The Suffolk town named one of the ‘most underrated’ in UK

18 February 2024

A Suffolk town has been named one of the six most underrated in the UK by a travel website.


Police warn not to approach prisoner with Playboy tattoo

18 February 2024
Police warn not to approach prisoner with Playboy tattoo

Police warn not to approach prisoner with Playboy tattoo

18 February 2024

Police are appealing for help to locate an absconder from prison.


Key town route floods AGAIN as rain batters Suffolk

18 February 2024
Key town route floods AGAIN as rain batters Suffolk

Key town route floods AGAIN as rain batters Suffolk

18 February 2024

Flooding persists at a key town centre road as rain batters the county.


Town centre restaurant on the market for more than £800,000

17 February 2024
Town centre restaurant on the market for more than £800,000

Town centre restaurant on the market for more than £800,000

17 February 2024

A former town centre restaurant has gone on the market in the ‘foodie capital of East Anglia’.


‘Rock ‘n’ Roll’ postmistress’ emotional farewell as post office set to close

17 February 2024
‘Rock ‘n’ Roll’ postmistress’ emotional farewell as post office set to close

‘Rock ‘n’ Roll’ postmistress’ emotional farewell as post office set to close

17 February 2024

A postmistress who also sings in a power metal band has bid an emotional farewell as she prepares to shut up shop.


Titular Abbot of St Edmund’s Abbey dies, aged 83

17 February 2024
Titular Abbot of St Edmund’s Abbey dies, aged 83

Titular Abbot of St Edmund’s Abbey dies, aged 83

17 February 2024

Abbot Stephen was one of the most influential monks of his generation.


Driver without licence and insurance ‘makes off’ from police

17 February 2024
Driver without licence and insurance ‘makes off’ from police

Driver without licence and insurance ‘makes off’ from police

17 February 2024

A driver without licence or insurance ‘made off’ from police after being spotted for the second time in a month.


Shopkeeper counting cost after town road springs leak

15 February 2024
Shopkeeper counting cost after town road springs leak

Shopkeeper counting cost after town road springs leak

15 February 2024

A disgruntled shopkeeper has been left counting the cost after a water leak outside her shop.


‘This is a particularly serious case’: Trust launches maladministration complaint over archives closure plan

15 February 2024
‘This is a particularly serious case’: Trust launches maladministration complaint over archives closure plan

‘This is a particularly serious case’: Trust launches maladministration complaint over archives closure plan

15 February 2024

Campaigners have issued a maladministration complaint over the county council’s handling of plan to close archives branch.


Town centre road closes for repairs to water main and potholes

14 February 2024
Town centre road closes for repairs to water main and potholes

Town centre road closes for repairs to water main and potholes

14 February 2024

A town centre road has been closed after water started seeping through the surface and two potholes appeared.


First look: Take a tour of town’s ‘secret’ bar which recreates 1920s illegal speakeasy

13 February 2024
First look: Take a tour of town’s ‘secret’ bar which recreates 1920s illegal speakeasy

First look: Take a tour of town’s ‘secret’ bar which recreates 1920s illegal speakeasy

13 February 2024

A new ‘secret’ bar has launched recreating the atmosphere of a 1920s speakeasy from the Prohibition era.


‘It’s like a river’: Potholes ‘grow by the day’ as road springs a leak

12 February 2024
‘It’s like a river’: Potholes ‘grow by the day’ as road springs a leak

‘It’s like a river’: Potholes ‘grow by the day’ as road springs a leak

12 February 2024

An urgent call has been made to fix ‘growing potholes’ and flooding in a town centre shopping street.