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Thomas Malina is a senior reporter on the Suffolk Free Press and Suffolk News. Thomas trained on the Diss Express before moving across to the Sudbury news patch.

Care home pledges to improve after safety failings

24 June 2022
Care home pledges to improve after safety failings

Care home pledges to improve after safety failings

24 June 2022

A Suffolk care home has pledged to take action to improve its safeguarding procedures, after a regulator identified failings in its latest inspection.


Primary school pupils enjoy taste of 'big top' with circus workshops

23 June 2022
Primary school pupils enjoy taste of 'big top' with circus workshops

Primary school pupils enjoy taste of 'big top' with circus workshops

23 June 2022

A series of circus workshops were held on the grounds of the school, as pupils learned tricks such as plate spinning, juggling and using a diabolo.


New cinema and hotel among fresh plans to regenerate town centre

23 June 2022
New cinema and hotel among fresh plans to regenerate town centre

New cinema and hotel among fresh plans to regenerate town centre

23 June 2022

Refreshed proposals to regenerate a town – including plans for a new hotel and cinema – have been unveiled.


Green Sunday market celebrates anniversary with focus on sustainable transport

22 June 2022
Green Sunday market celebrates anniversary with focus on sustainable transport

Green Sunday market celebrates anniversary with focus on sustainable transport

22 June 2022

An eco-conscious monthly market brought sustainable transport and recycling to the forefront, as it celebrated one year since its launch.


Community defibrillator installed outside pub as campaign targets 22 devices before end of 2022

21 June 2022
Community defibrillator installed outside pub as campaign targets 22 devices before end of 2022

Community defibrillator installed outside pub as campaign targets 22 devices before end of 2022

21 June 2022

Public access to emergency defibrillators in south Suffolk has received another boost, with the addition of a new device outside a local pub.


Grand-kids, dog and countryside walks inspire former firefighter's children's book for charity

21 June 2022
Grand-kids, dog and countryside walks inspire former firefighter's children's book for charity

Grand-kids, dog and countryside walks inspire former firefighter's children's book for charity

21 June 2022

A veteran firefighter drew inspiration from his grandchildren to leave a lasting legacy for them, while also supporting a charity close to his heart.


Pub strives to shine light on homelessness with 'sleep out' under the stars

18 June 2022
Pub strives to shine light on homelessness with 'sleep out' under the stars

Pub strives to shine light on homelessness with 'sleep out' under the stars

18 June 2022

A night under the stars on cardboard sheets beckons for a team of pub staff, who wish to highlight the plight of homeless people in Suffolk.


Firefighters catch the eyes with 'biggest training drill in two decades' at village scrapyard

17 June 2022
Firefighters catch the eyes with 'biggest training drill in two decades' at village scrapyard

Firefighters catch the eyes with 'biggest training drill in two decades' at village scrapyard

17 June 2022

An elaborate disaster response drill caught the eyes this month, in what is thought to be the county’s biggest exercise of its kind for 20 years.


Police urged to use high-tech cameras to tackle criminals entering town

17 June 2022
Police urged to use high-tech cameras to tackle criminals entering town

Police urged to use high-tech cameras to tackle criminals entering town

17 June 2022

A vehicle camera pilot scheme to target criminals has been formally requested, as police confirmed that tackling county lines remains a top priority.


Garden centre business invites nominations of worthy causes to mark 21st anniversary

16 June 2022
Garden centre business invites nominations of worthy causes to mark 21st anniversary

Garden centre business invites nominations of worthy causes to mark 21st anniversary

16 June 2022

A garden centre business celebrating more than two decades of trade is seeking nominations of local causes worthy of a donation.


Plans for future of Suffolk market town to be unveiled at new public exhibition launching today

16 June 2022
Plans for future of Suffolk market town to be unveiled at new public exhibition launching today

Plans for future of Suffolk market town to be unveiled at new public exhibition launching today

16 June 2022

Details of the developments set to shape the future of a Suffolk town will be revealed in a three-day public showcase, which kicks off this evening.


Thousands raised in 48 hours to support family after home ravaged by fire

16 June 2022
Thousands raised in 48 hours to support family after home ravaged by fire

Thousands raised in 48 hours to support family after home ravaged by fire

16 June 2022

A community has rallied around a family whose home was gutted by a devastating blaze, raising thousands of pounds to help them rebuild their lives.


Creators welcome visitors into inner sanctums for art trail event

15 June 2022
Creators welcome visitors into inner sanctums for art trail event

Creators welcome visitors into inner sanctums for art trail event

15 June 2022

Paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics and textiles were all on show, as artists allowed visitors into their creative spaces at the weekend.


Mum excited for potential of new baby and toddler business

12 June 2022
Mum excited for potential of new baby and toddler business

Mum excited for potential of new baby and toddler business

12 June 2022

The rapid growth of a new baby and toddler venture has left its founder surprised but excited, after expanding for the second time in under a year.


Marketing firm hails success of careers day for young people aspiring to enter sector

10 June 2022
Marketing firm hails success of careers day for young people aspiring to enter sector

Marketing firm hails success of careers day for young people aspiring to enter sector

10 June 2022

A marketing agency has hailed a careers event as a resounding success in helping young people to realise the opportunities available in the sector.


Grave of WWI soldier rededicated after burial place identified 100 years on

10 June 2022
Grave of WWI soldier rededicated after burial place identified 100 years on

Grave of WWI soldier rededicated after burial place identified 100 years on

10 June 2022

The final resting place of a Suffolk soldier, missing for 100 years, has been discovered filling in a gap in a family's history.


Charity shop stalwart receives Volunteer of the Year award after 23 years of service

09 June 2022
Charity shop stalwart receives Volunteer of the Year award after 23 years of service

Charity shop stalwart receives Volunteer of the Year award after 23 years of service

09 June 2022

A long-serving contributor to a charity shop earned top recognition for over two decades of service, as part of a national celebration of volunteers.


Charity fashion show raises hundreds of pounds for British Red Cross Ukraine appeal

09 June 2022
Charity fashion show raises hundreds of pounds for British Red Cross Ukraine appeal

Charity fashion show raises hundreds of pounds for British Red Cross Ukraine appeal

09 June 2022

A charity fashion show held in Sudbury has raised hundreds of pounds, for the benefit of Ukrainian people affected by the invasion of Russian forces.


Overhead pylons plan consultation 'blatantly biased and irrelevant', says campaigner

09 June 2022
Overhead pylons plan consultation 'blatantly biased and irrelevant', says campaigner

Overhead pylons plan consultation 'blatantly biased and irrelevant', says campaigner

09 June 2022

The groundswell of opposition to pylon plans through the East of England has ramped up this week.


Chief nursing officer 'never prouder to be part of NHS' after knighthood in Birthday Honours

08 June 2022
Chief nursing officer 'never prouder to be part of NHS' after knighthood in Birthday Honours

Chief nursing officer 'never prouder to be part of NHS' after knighthood in Birthday Honours

08 June 2022

England's nursing chief, who was appointed a dame in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, says she has “never been prouder” to be part of the NHS.