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Sudbury Rugby Club rallies behind first team player diagnosed with cancer

Squad members and staff from Sudbury Rugby Club have rallied behind a first-team player receiving treatment for cancer, as they prepare to produce a calendar for charity.

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Henry Wilkins, 16 recovering in hospital. See Masons copy MNENGINE: A young footballer who suffered a horrific leg fracture was taken to hospital in a fire engine after being told to wait five hours for a paramedic. Firefighters stepped in for an overstretched ambulance service as the 16-year-old lay in agony after a tackle left his ankle broken in two places. East of England Ambulance Service apologised to Henry Wilkins' family after an on-pitch medic who was told to wait for five hours for an ambulance called the fire service instead.

Hadleigh footballer taken to hospital in fire engine after being told to wait five hours for ambulance

A young Hadleigh footballer who suffered a broken ankle was taken to hospital in a fire engine after being told to wait five hours for a paramedic.

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Stock Picture - East of England Ambulance Service emergency ambulance on a blue light run.

Future of Sudbury ambulance station unclear as union calls for greater transparency

The future of Sudbury’s ambulance station remains uncertain, as union representatives seek more information about proposed changes to ambulance services across the region.

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Philip and Jacqui Goodyer hand over the �700 cheque to Upbeat vice-chairman Brian Richell and his wife Ann.

Big band dance gives boost to Upbeat Heart Support charity of Long Melford

A big band charity dance has been dubbed a great success after it raised £700 in aid of the Long Melford-based Upbeat Heart Support charity.

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First Nayland 10K Fun Run 


PICTURE: Mecha Morton

PICTURES: Nayland’s first Fun Run a big success

It was already sold out in June – and the first Nayland Fun Run was a huge hit with crowds on Sunday.

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Suffolk's Strongest Man contest


PICTURE: Mecha Morton

PICTURES: Suffolk crowns new Strongest Man and raises £1,400 for charity

A gruelling competition in Sudbury at the weekend has resulted in the crowning of Suffolk’s new Strongest Man – and raised £1,400 for two charities in the process.

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The Delphi cycling team from Sudbury on their three-day journey from Paris to Luxembourg City, in aid of Alzheimer's Research.

Sudbury Delphi team raises over £2,000 after epic charity cycling marathon

A six-man team from Delphi in Sudbury who cycled 216 miles across Europe in just three days last month have raised more than £2,000, and hope to add yet more to their total with another event on Friday.

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Eye Smart Campaign launch at Wardale Williams Opticians in Sudbury. From left: Nicolette Mc Dowell and Jo Gumbs of OcuMel UK; Ralph McMurray and his wife Anne; Amanda Skinner, practice manager at Wardale Williams Opticians; and Emma Taylor, of CLIC Sargent. Photo by Beverley Revell.

Long Melford man who lost an eye to cancer supports launch of Eye Smart Campaign in Sudbury

A retired Long Melford police officer, who had one eye removed due to cancer, has backed a new campaign which says having your eyes checked could save your life.

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Region’s mental health trust named among worst for out-of-area placements

Mental health patients in Suffolk and Norfolk are being forced to seek treatment away from home in higher numbers than almost anywhere else in the country, new figures have revealed.

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Free hearing appointments in Sudbury tomorrow for Tinnitus Awareness Month

Free hearing appointments in Sudbury tomorrow for Tinnitus Awareness Month

A Sudbury-based opticians is offering free hearing appointments with a licensed audiologist tomorrow, in recognition of the British Tinnitus Association’s Tinnitus Awareness Month.

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The Delphi cycling team from Sudbury is cycling 216 miles across Europe in three days to raise money for Alzheimer's Research UK. Pictured from left: Russell Edwards, Phil Ramsey, Darren Theobold, Rob Davies, Mike Bampton and Mike Felton.

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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