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Charity worker’s delight at being made an MBE

A Long Melford man, who has dedicated more then 30 years to raising money for a blood cancer charity, has become an MBE.

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Survey into Beat the Street success

Exercise and walking initiative Beat the Street wants to find out what impact the game had on those who participated in the scheme – and has launched a short, six-month survey.

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Great Cornard widow died from overdose just months after husband took his own life

The widow of a pharmacist who committed suicide also took her own life, an inquest has heard.

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Happy faces at Anchors Devonshire House care home in Cavendish.

Delight at care home reviews

Staff at a care home in Cavendish are celebrating after it performed strongly in the first nationwide care survey answered by families and friends who have relatives living there.

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Sudbury in line to bag walking honour

Beat the Street, a project to encourage people to do more walking, cycling and running, is hoping to make Sudbury the first Walkers are Welcome town in Suffolk.

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More patients will have to get blood tests at West Suffolk Hospital

Ward closes to new admissions at West Suffolk Hospital after norovirus outbreak

Ward G5 at West Suffolk Hospital has closed to new admissions due to three cases of norovirus.

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Appeal for Crucial Crew volunteers

Sudbury Rotary Club has launched an appeal to find volunteers for its Crucial Crew week, which starts on Monday.

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A Glemsford resident who is confined to a  wheelchair after suffering a stroke has been left isolated and trapped in her home because the council has failed to clear a pathway between her home and the village centre meaning she can't access services such as the doctors, shops, local clubs or bus services.

Blocked pathway means no services

An elderly woman, who is confined to a wheelchair after a stroke, feels abandoned and isolated due to a pathway being left impassable.

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Family’s frustration at delay in plan for Isobel

A disabled five-year-old girl is still waiting for a council to approve a healthcare plan – nearly a year after undergoing assessments.

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William Wright turned his life around thanks to swimming.

Former Sudbury drug addict shares his love for new passion swimming as he takes on charity challenges

A Sudbury man who used swimming to turn his life around will take on four huge challenges to raise funds for charity.

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Sudbury care home in court over health and safety

The operator of a Sudbury care home has denied breaching health and safety regulations.

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Hand washing is vital to protect against the spread of norovirus.

Norovirus closes West Suffolk Hospital ward for second time

Ward G4 at West Suffolk Hospital has closed to new admissions for the second time this winter due to three cases of norovirus being confirmed.

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Rachel Stokes is raising money for charity

Fundraiser’s bid to say thank you for help on the ‘chemo bus’

A cancer sufferer has organised a series of events, hoping to raise thousands of pounds for a charity that has done so much for her during her treatment.

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Launch of Suffolk Care Awards 2017

Nominations open for Suffolk Care Awards

Do you know an amazing carer? Do you have a family member or friend receiving excellent care in Suffolk from an individual, carehome or care agency staff member?

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Brendan Wren is concerned he could be made homeless by changes to adult support provision

Adults with support needs share fears after changes to Sudbury housing scheme

A group of vulnerable adults have expressed concern after being given notice to leave their homes in Sudbury without any promise of alternative accommodation.

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Cavendish man may have died from lung condition related to asbestos exposure

Cavendish man may have died from lung condition related to asbestos exposure

A 92-year-old man from Cavendish may have died as a result of a lung condition associated with exposure to asbestos, an inquest heard.

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Man killed by asbestos related disease

A Hadleigh man, who died from an asbestos-related disease, was first exposed to the material after being called up for National Service, an inquest heard.

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Centre hosts free hearing care day

The Hearing Care Centre is holding a free hearing care open day at Sudbury Community Health Centre on March 10 from 9am to 5pm.

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The Bridge Project's delivery van has had a makeover. Pictured from left; Kyle Ellis, Boyd Robinson, Robert Elmer and Necolle Girling.

Sudbury charity The Bridge Project extends its meal delivery service as it celebrates a new look

A Sudbury charity’s hot meals delivery van has received a bright new look as it extends its service to more residents.

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New number is aiming to support those who experience power cuts in their area

Vulnerable should register for extra power cut help

As Storm Doris hits electricity supplies in Suffolk, MP Matt Hancock has urged the vulnerable to sign up for special power cut help.

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