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Sudbury Delphi team begin epic trek from Paris to Luxembourg for Alzheimer’s Research

A six-strong team of employees at Delphi in Sudbury sets off from Paris today on a three-day, 216-mile charity cycling marathon.

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West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds

West Suffolk oral patients face delays in treatment as hospital departments close

Patients needing oral surgery or orthodontic treatment face a journey to Ipswich or Cambridge following closures at West Suffolk Hospital.

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Rob Jenkins, of Great Cornard, is taking part in the 2017 Great East Swim, in memory of his daugther Claire.

Great Cornard man set for Great East Swim in memory of daughter who took her own life

A Great Cornard man whose daughter committed suicide hopes his effort at the Great East Swim this weekend will help raise the profile of youth depression and mental illness.

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Just Talk Campaign in Sudbury. Back from left - Graham Coyne, Seb Wehmeyer,  Jensen Raggi-Roberts. Front from left - Jarrett R Coyne, Alyson Pilgrim, Sharon Kendall, Jago R Coyne, Stacey Cole, Meryn Kae-Addison, Glenda Roberts.

Sudbury’s Just Talk Campaign leads plea to open up about personal struggles

A campaign aimed at encouraging people to be open about their personal difficulties and feelings hopes to spread its message far and wide, as it aims to become an official registered charity.

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Beat the Street in Great Cornard  Picture Mark Westley

Report finds people are more active in Sudbury and Cornard thanks to Beat the Street

Beat the Street – Sudbury and Great Cornard’s innovative walking and cycling scheme – has helped to reduce levels of inactivity and encourage residents to get moving, according to a new report.

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Sudbury, Suffolk. Members of Sudbury Rugby club taking part in a charity car wash as part of an ongoing fundraising effort to pay for a new community defibrillator.

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Sudbury rugby club on the charge to fund new defibrillator

Sudbury Rugby Club has triumphed in its fundraising charge to purchase new equipment to help save lives in the community.

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Catchpole Court in Sudbury

Sudbury care home gets ‘good’ rating

A Sudbury care home has been rated as good by the Care Quality Commission following an inspection.

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Katie and Lucy McLernon who are raising money for tow charities which helped their mum, Carol.

Sisters want to raise money for charities that saved Melford mum

Two sisters are set to embark on a fundraising challenge of a lifetime – inspired by their mum, who came close to dying.

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Hadleigh man died following surgery

A 96-year-old man from Hadleigh died after contracting an infection following surgery for a broken hip, an inquest has been told.

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Hardwicke House Surgery Sudbury David Cripps (centre) practice manager with doctors Bahram Talebpour and Rakesh Raja. Picture Mark Westley

Sharing of patients’ records to be rolled across West Suffolk after pilot scheme success in Sudbury

A pilot project in Sudbury which enables GPs and hospital clinicians to securely view each other’s patient records is to be rolled out across west Suffolk.

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Monks Eleigh, Suffolk. HiggiFest is a charity fundraiser and music event for MacMillan Cancer Support, taking place on July 8, 2017. Pictured are some of the festival organisers at the venue from left Leon Boydell, Jez Hardy, Jenni White, Chris Humphreys and Shelley Birt.

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Charity festival rallies behind Melford’s Higgi

A community has rallied behind a terminally-ill Long Melford man this summer, with a charity festival organised in his honour.

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Adrian Walters is a ranger for the Sudbury Common Lands Charity

Stay safe on river, warns Sudbury warden

Sudbury common lands ranger Adrian Walters has reminded people to be careful and not to jump or dive into the River Stour this summer.

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East Anglian Air Ambulance unveils its two Land Rover Discovery Sport rapid response vehicles

East’s air ambulance extends capabilities with rapid response vehicles

East Anglian Air Ambulance will be able to respond to emergencies faster by land as well as air thanks to two new vehicles.

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Anton Martin, Arable Farmer at Lodge Farm and Ella Martin, Founder of Lodge Farm Honey

It’s all about the honey for busy bee farmers from Colne Engaine

Ella Martin set up honey hives at her farm two years ago and the small harvest they produced went to her family.

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Chris Underwood is cycling through eight countries in seven days in aid of The PSP Association.

Cycling marathon across Europe in memory of dad

A man preparing to cover eight countries in seven days on his bike hopes his journey will be a fitting tribute to his ‘adventurer’ father.

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West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds

West Suffolk Hospital investigates ‘serious incidents’

West Suffolk Hospital is investigating 10 serious incidents reported in March, five relating to norovirus outbreaks, four to patient safety and one to concerns over its blood transfusion service.

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Val Woollard, nursing assistant, and Jo Hayward, assistant practitioner, at West Suffolk Hospital with an ECG machine and bladder scanner bought with legacies

Legacies help hospital give best of care

More than £500,000 left in legacies to West Suffolk Hospital last year has funded a variety of state-of-the-art equipment.

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Success at dementia awareness event

A large group of people affected by dementia and their carers enjoyed afternoon tea at The Bridge Project in Sudbury on Friday to mark Dementia Awareness Week.

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Blogger Tamsin Hopkins

Blogging is just the job for eco mother Tamsin

Friends and family of 30-year-old blogger Tamsin Hopkins are taking her business more seriously since she won a coveted national award.

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Help groups launched for dementia sufferers

Help groups launched for dementia sufferers

Two new Sudbury-based help groups are aiming to address the growing need for support for dementia sufferers and their carers.

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