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Sam Walker is a trainee reporter on the Bury Free Press and Suffolk News. He sits his final exams in 2022.

These are the Suffolk neighbourhoods with the highest Covid-19 case rates

28 November 2021
These are the Suffolk neighbourhoods with the highest Covid-19 case rates

These are the Suffolk neighbourhoods with the highest Covid-19 case rates

28 November 2021

With the latest data showing Covid-19 cases in Suffolk on the rise, these are the 10 neighbourhoods with the highest case rates in the county.


Lorry driver who caused death of hitchhiker handed suspended sentence

26 November 2021
Lorry driver who caused death of hitchhiker handed suspended sentence

Lorry driver who caused death of hitchhiker handed suspended sentence

26 November 2021

A lorry driver who caused the death of a hitchhiker by careless driving has been handed a suspended prison sentence.


Works to close section of town road for two weeks

26 November 2021
Works to close section of town road for two weeks

Works to close section of town road for two weeks

26 November 2021

A section of a main road in a Suffolk coastal town is to close for two weeks to allow for works.


First cohort of pupils in new SEND units 'thriving'

26 November 2021
First cohort of pupils in new SEND units 'thriving'

First cohort of pupils in new SEND units 'thriving'

26 November 2021

Two new Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Units have taken in their first cohort of pupils.


Vital community hub closing its doors for the final time

26 November 2021
Vital community hub closing its doors for the final time

Vital community hub closing its doors for the final time

26 November 2021

A vital community centre which has served the residents of an estate for over 50 years is to close permanently.


Man found dead in woods by dog walkers, inquest hears

25 November 2021
Man found dead in woods by dog walkers, inquest hears

Man found dead in woods by dog walkers, inquest hears

25 November 2021

A man with a history of anxiety and depression who was found dead in the woods by dog walkers took his own life, an inquest heard.


Police urge caution after driver crashes car into hedgerow

25 November 2021
Police urge caution after driver crashes car into hedgerow

Police urge caution after driver crashes car into hedgerow

25 November 2021

Police have urged motorists to be cautious after a driver crashed their car into a hedgerow.


Protesters take to the streets over midwifery 'crisis'

25 November 2021
Protesters take to the streets over midwifery 'crisis'

Protesters take to the streets over midwifery 'crisis'

25 November 2021

Dozens of protesters took to the streets of a Suffolk town over the weekend demanding action from the Government over a midwifery ‘crisis’.


Police warn drivers following spate of car sale scams

24 November 2021
Police warn drivers following spate of car sale scams

Police warn drivers following spate of car sale scams

24 November 2021

Suffolk Police are warning drivers following a spate of car sale scams in which oil was poured and smeared on vehicles.


Man accused of sexually assaulting teenager appears in court

24 November 2021
Man accused of sexually assaulting teenager appears in court

Man accused of sexually assaulting teenager appears in court

24 November 2021

A man accused of sexually assaulting a teenage boy has appeared in court.


Podcast: Fed-up residents call for removal of 'pop-up' cycle lanes

23 November 2021
Podcast: Fed-up residents call for removal of 'pop-up' cycle lanes

Podcast: Fed-up residents call for removal of 'pop-up' cycle lanes

23 November 2021

In today's podcast, residents and shopkeepers are calling for the removal of two sets of cycles lanes in a town - and a block on plans for others.


Car set alight in coastal town

23 November 2021
Car set alight in coastal town

Car set alight in coastal town

23 November 2021

A car was set alight in a Suffolk coastal town earlier today as police appeal for information relating to the incident.


Man arrested following sexual assault released under investigation

23 November 2021
Man arrested following sexual assault released under investigation

Man arrested following sexual assault released under investigation

23 November 2021

A man arrested following the serious sexual assault of a young woman last month has been released under investigation by police.


Concert hall and charity burgled in town

23 November 2021
Concert hall and charity burgled in town

Concert hall and charity burgled in town

23 November 2021

A concert hall and charity were broken into during separate burglaries in a coastal town.


Man arrested after another left in hospital to face no further action

22 November 2021
Man arrested after another left in hospital to face no further action

Man arrested after another left in hospital to face no further action

22 November 2021

A man who was arrested on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm will face no further action, police have confirmed.


Pupils inspired after maths challenges week

22 November 2021
Pupils inspired after maths challenges week

Pupils inspired after maths challenges week

22 November 2021

Pupils from a primary school took part in a week of maths-based activities designed to ignite a lifelong passion for the subject in them.


College lecturer 'honoured' after winning national award

22 November 2021
College lecturer 'honoured' after winning national award

College lecturer 'honoured' after winning national award

22 November 2021

A college lecturer says she is 'honoured' after winning a national award for championing equality, diversity and inclusion in her role.


These are the Suffolk neighbourhoods with the highest Covid case rates

21 November 2021
These are the Suffolk neighbourhoods with the highest Covid case rates

These are the Suffolk neighbourhoods with the highest Covid case rates

21 November 2021

With coronavirus cases rising slightly in Suffolk, these are the 10 neighbourhoods with the highest case rates in the county.


Bury celebrates St Edmund's Day

20 November 2021
Bury celebrates St Edmund's Day

Bury celebrates St Edmund's Day

20 November 2021

Residents in Bury St Edmunds are today celebrating one of the biggest days in the calendar year.


Podcast: Villagers share traffic concerns following A14 closures

19 November 2021
Podcast: Villagers share traffic concerns following A14 closures

Podcast: Villagers share traffic concerns following A14 closures

19 November 2021

In today's podcast, villagers have voiced concerns over HGVs using their neighbourhoods as a diversion due to A14 night closures.