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Graham Turner has been deputy editor of the Bury Free Press, Haverhill Echo and Newmarket Journal for more than 15 years. He previously worked for a daily title in Cambridge.

Hospital patient praises surgical robot after it changed his life

05 July 2024
Hospital patient praises surgical robot after it changed his life

Hospital patient praises surgical robot after it changed his life

05 July 2024

A man who had a large cyst and almost five pints of fluid removed with the help of a surgical robot says he would recommend the technology to anyone.


‘Don’t destroy our progress’: Eco-aware students want to scrap the use of pesticides

01 June 2024
‘Don’t destroy our progress’: Eco-aware students want to scrap the use of pesticides

‘Don’t destroy our progress’: Eco-aware students want to scrap the use of pesticides

01 June 2024

Environmentally-conscious students at a Suffolk school have written to a council to outline their opposition to the use of pesticides in their town.

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We visited a subtropical paradise – just 35 minutes’ drive away

27 February 2024
We visited a subtropical paradise – just 35 minutes’ drive away

We visited a subtropical paradise – just 35 minutes’ drive away

27 February 2024

We tried out this holiday resort that has something for everyone.


Deacon ‘puzzled and disappointed’ by planning refusal

18 June 2023
Deacon ‘puzzled and disappointed’ by planning refusal

Deacon ‘puzzled and disappointed’ by planning refusal

18 June 2023

A church has been refused permission to build a bungalow on part of its land to house an elderly former priest with mobility problems.


Dan ‘honoured and excited’ at royal appointment for county

17 June 2023
Dan ‘honoured and excited’ at royal appointment for county

Dan ‘honoured and excited’ at royal appointment for county

17 June 2023

A theatre group founder and former county and district councillor has been made a Deputy Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire.


‘I’m afraid more will die unless something is done to stop these drivers’

16 June 2023
‘I’m afraid more will die unless something is done to stop these drivers’

‘I’m afraid more will die unless something is done to stop these drivers’

16 June 2023

Claims that a stretch of road is being used by drivers of high-powered cars to record dangerously high speeds are to be highlighted by a councillor.


The phone calls that are a lifeline to people struggling to cope

23 May 2023
The phone calls that are a lifeline to people struggling to cope

The phone calls that are a lifeline to people struggling to cope

23 May 2023

More volunteers and funding are needed by a Suffolk branch of the Samaritans.


Former headteacher has racehorse named in his honour

06 May 2023
Former headteacher has racehorse named in his honour

Former headteacher has racehorse named in his honour

06 May 2023

A racehorse has been named after a former head in recognition of his support for students and the community.


Residents on the warpath after company closes much used footpath

05 May 2023
Residents on the warpath after company closes much used footpath

Residents on the warpath after company closes much used footpath

05 May 2023

Residents are on the warpath following the closure of what was a much-used public footpath in a town.


Why this green charity is looking to build more long-term partnerships

03 May 2023
Why this green charity is looking to build more long-term partnerships

Why this green charity is looking to build more long-term partnerships

03 May 2023

An environmental charity has received a £6,944 boost from one of its long-term partners and has highlighted the ‘reciprocal value’ of such support.


How this group is heralding the new reign with a colourful royal display

02 May 2023
How this group is heralding the new reign with a colourful royal display

How this group is heralding the new reign with a colourful royal display

02 May 2023

Exhibition will celebrate the royal history of heraldry but the tradition is not just for kings, queens and the nobility, and it is alive in Suffolk.


Funeral service for the man who saved the king

01 May 2023
Funeral service for the man who saved the king

Funeral service for the man who saved the king

01 May 2023

The funeral of a man credited with foiling a plot to assassinate Prince Charles and Robert Mugabe will be held on Tuesday.


All the pictures from school’s raceday visit

26 April 2023
All the pictures from school’s raceday visit

All the pictures from school’s raceday visit

26 April 2023

Students were at the Rowley Mile for the start of the new season and to find out more about careers in the racing industry.


See inside this stunning Georgian townhouse on market for £1.15m

19 April 2023
See inside this stunning Georgian townhouse on market for £1.15m

See inside this stunning Georgian townhouse on market for £1.15m

19 April 2023

With seven bedrooms, an annexe and a stunning location, this Suffolk home ticks all the boxes for potential buyers.


See what replaced this old town centre garage

18 October 2022
See what replaced this old town centre garage

See what replaced this old town centre garage

18 October 2022

Local historian Martyn Taylor explains how the 1980s saw a business demolished to make way for a now well-known development.


£15m transformation at top animal hospital will create 75 new jobs

01 October 2022
£15m transformation at top animal hospital will create 75 new jobs

£15m transformation at top animal hospital will create 75 new jobs

01 October 2022

A veterinary hospital just outside a town is undergoing a massive transformation which will see it treble in size.


See inside this £750,000 home with all mod cons

09 August 2022
See inside this £750,000 home with all mod cons

See inside this £750,000 home with all mod cons

09 August 2022

This 19th century home has some very modern additions.


See inside this gem of a home thought to date from 16th century

22 July 2022
See inside this gem of a home thought to date from 16th century

See inside this gem of a home thought to date from 16th century

22 July 2022

This Grade II-listed property is just a stone’s throw from a popular town centre.


Letters to the editor

12 December 2021
Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

12 December 2021

Plans to turn create a new hotel in the town's old Suffolk Hotel building are being welcomed . . . among other letters.


Listed Suffolk thatched cottage dates back to 1850

27 July 2021
Listed Suffolk thatched cottage dates back to 1850

Listed Suffolk thatched cottage dates back to 1850

27 July 2021

Buyers can snap up a piece of pretty Suffolk history with this near-£1m home.