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Crime volunteer awarded prize

Crime volunteer awarded prize

Crime volunteer awarded prize

29 December 2014

A Neighbourhood Watch volunteer has won a prize for his efforts on crime reduction.


Burglar flees with cash haul

Burglar flees with cash haul

Burglar flees with cash haul

29 December 2014

A householder disturbed a burglar who had forced their way into their home in Hadleigh.


Virus outbreak closes two wards

Virus outbreak closes two wards

Virus outbreak closes two wards

29 December 2014

Two wards at West Suffolk Hospital have been closed to new patients after an outbreak of norovirus.


Fears a driver could be killed in next crash

Fears a driver could be killed in next crash

Fears a driver could be killed in next crash

28 December 2014

Desperate pleas to lower speed limits have been made after a crash at an accident blackspot left one woman “lucky to be alive”.


Star of stage and screen Billy Whitelaw dies

Star of stage and screen Billy Whitelaw dies

Star of stage and screen Billy Whitelaw dies

28 December 2014

Young actress


Weekend Thought

Weekend Thought

28 December 2014

Some years ago, my daughter and another girl attended the same primary school.


A look back at the year in news

A look back at the year in news

A look back at the year in news

27 December 2014

So it befalls myself, the newest member of the Free Press team, to write the final In My View of the year. And what a year it has been.


Campaigner urges 20mph zone to ease town’s congestion

Campaigner urges 20mph zone to ease town’s congestion

Campaigner urges 20mph zone to ease town’s congestion

27 December 2014

A campaigner has put forward a bid to reduce the speed limit of several roads to 20mph in an effort to reduce congestion.


Head injury led to woman’s death

Head injury led to woman’s death

Head injury led to woman’s death

27 December 2014

A Long Melford woman was found dead by a neighbour who had been alerted by a smoke alarm sounding, an inquest heard.


Council approves developer bid for affordable housing

Council approves developer bid for affordable housing

Council approves developer bid for affordable housing

27 December 2014

A planning application to build 25 homes in Boxford has been approved – despite several objections to the scheme.


Hundreds gather to enjoy Christmas carol concert

Hundreds gather to enjoy Christmas carol concert

Hundreds gather to enjoy Christmas carol concert

27 December 2014

The annual carol concert by the Sudbury Choral Society brought around 200 visitors to enjoy songs and readings based around the 1914 Christmas Day truce.


Care home hits equipment total

Care home hits equipment total

Care home hits equipment total

26 December 2014

A Sudbury care home has raised more than £2,000 to buy a revolutionary piece of equipment to improve the well-being of dementia patients.


Statistics look positive for small business

Statistics look positive for small business

Statistics look positive for small business

26 December 2014

Things may be looking up for independents as new figures reveal small businesses in south Suffolk have seen a six per cent increase in revenue.


Historic moment for church fundraisers

Historic moment for church fundraisers

Historic moment for church fundraisers

26 December 2014

Sales of a book on the history of Little Waldingfield from 1840 to 2014 have already made more than £5,000 for the village’s St Lawrence Church.


Councils prepare for funding cuts in 2015

Councils prepare for funding cuts in 2015

Councils prepare for funding cuts in 2015

26 December 2014

Babergh District Council will be hit with a 2.5 per cent funding cut next year, according to figures released by the Government.


Elderly man airlifted to hospital

Elderly man airlifted to hospital

Elderly man airlifted to hospital

26 December 2014

A man in his 70s was flown to hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest on Sunday.


Burglar makes off with purse and car

Burglar makes off with purse and car

Burglar makes off with purse and car

25 December 2014

A burglar who broke into a house in Chaucer Road, Sudbury, stole a purse, cards and car keys before fleeing in the vehicle parked on the driveway.


Children flock to see Santa and team

Children flock to see Santa and team

Children flock to see Santa and team

25 December 2014

This year’s Santa’s grotto at Kersey Mill proved to be another sell-out success for organisers.


Artist Judy opens window to 12 days of Christmas

Artist Judy opens window to 12 days of Christmas

Artist Judy opens window to 12 days of Christmas

25 December 2014

An artist has transformed her village into a giant advent calendar by unveiling a new painting every day before Christmas.


Babergh in top 50 places to live

Babergh in top 50 places to live

Babergh in top 50 places to live

25 December 2014

Babergh District Council has been named in the top 50 best places to live in the UK in a recent quality of life survey.


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