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A man has died after police, the fire service and ambulance service were called to an incident in Bury St Edmunds town centre last night.

Police were notified by the ambulance service at 7.15pm to reports of a medical emergency at a premises on Angel Hill.

A police spokesman said the man was declared dead about 15 minutes after they were called and that the coroner has been notified.

Also in the news, a Bury St Edmunds construction site boss has spoken of the 'once in a life time' moment he discovered about 12 unexploded devices from a possible home guard cache.

Lee Bullock, whose team has been carrying out concrete works at AMB Foods in Dettingen Way yesterday, alerted the police after they dug up the suspicious items of metal.

Little did he realise at the time they had unearthed around a dozen devices including 3.5 inch practice rockets, practice rifle grenades and 2 inch-long mortar bombs.

An army bomb disposal team was called to the site and examined the items, which were considered safe and then were taken away.

And finally, a fund-raising campaign is underway to pay for cardiac surgery for a 14-week-old cocker spaniel puppy to prevent what would otherwise be a ‘bleak future’ for him.

The puppy, call Billy, was bought by Tam Burrage, the owner of Bartlow-based dog-training business, Leaps and Bounds School for Hounds to train and work on gundog shoots and field trials.

But at just two-weeks-old, it was discovered he had developed swimmers puppy syndrome - which has caused him to develop a grade five heart murmur.

The cardiac surgery is so expensive that an appeal for £5,000 has been launched on Just Giving.