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Our top story on the SuffolkNews homepage this morning is about a mum-of-three fighting stage four bowel cancer who has spoken of the ‘overwhelming’ public response to a cycling fund-raiser she launched to help pay for treatments not available on the NHS.

Bryony Dearman, who lives in Haverhill, has had fortnightly courses of chemotherapy since being diagnosed with the cancer at the beginning of August 2020, just before her 39th birthday.

Next, there was a bit of drama on the A14 this morning for motorists after a car fire on the outskirts of Bury St Edmunds.

The incident caused about a mile of tailbacks but no-one was hurt.

Meanwhile, in sad news a former town councillor and well-known figure in Bury St Edmunds has died aged 77.

Cliff Hind, who lived on the Moreton Hall estate, died last Friday at West Suffolk Hospital with his wife Diane and son Kevin by his side. He had been battling a number of health conditions.

Also on the site, the loss of Sudbury’s post office from next month has been confirmed.

The Post Office formally announced on Thursday that its outlet on Market Hill will shut on June 9, after it was previously confirmed that the WHSmith store where it is based would cease trading on that date.

In other news, there’s excitement at Sutton Hoo as a long-awaited exhibition of some of the most important Anglo-Saxon finds in the country welcomes its first visitors.

Swords of Kingdoms: The Staffordshire Hoard at Sutton Hoo opened its doors today and will run until October 30.

Elsewhere, reporter Tamika Green brings you her daily dose of nostalgia and Kevin Hurst covers the roadworks in several Suffolk towns you may want to avoid.