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Paul Derrick is head of news on the Bury Free Press and has been on the title for more than a decade.

Man dies after air ambulance called to reports of accident in village

03 June 2024
Man dies after air ambulance called to reports of accident in village

Man dies after air ambulance called to reports of accident in village

03 June 2024

A man has died after emergency services were called to an incident in a village.


Firefighters spend more than three hours battling large building blaze

03 May 2024
Firefighters spend more than three hours battling large building blaze

Firefighters spend more than three hours battling large building blaze

03 May 2024

Firefighters from Suffolk and Norfolk battled a large blaze at a building in a village for more than three hours last night.


Search launched for winner of EuroMillions prize worth over £80,000

28 June 2022
Search launched for winner of EuroMillions prize worth over £80,000

Search launched for winner of EuroMillions prize worth over £80,000

28 June 2022

National Lottery players have been urged to check if theirs was the winning ticket purchased.


Age UK Suffolk to close after 'significant financial losses' due to coronavirus

16 July 2020
Age UK Suffolk to close after 'significant financial losses' due to coronavirus

Age UK Suffolk to close after 'significant financial losses' due to coronavirus

16 July 2020

The charity will no longer offer services to older people across Suffolk from Friday, July 24.


Watch teenager throw 26 messy things over her mum for charity

27 April 2020
Watch teenager throw 26 messy things over her mum for charity

Watch teenager throw 26 messy things over her mum for charity

27 April 2020

A teenager threw 26 messy things over her mum's head to raise funds for a charity close to their hearts.


Firefighters battle thatched roof blaze in Suffolk village

20 April 2020
Firefighters battle thatched roof blaze in Suffolk village

Firefighters battle thatched roof blaze in Suffolk village

20 April 2020

Sixteen crews attended the incident.


West Suffolk Hospital confirms deaths of three more coronavirus patients

04 April 2020
West Suffolk Hospital confirms deaths of three more coronavirus patients

West Suffolk Hospital confirms deaths of three more coronavirus patients

04 April 2020

The patients all had underlying health conditions.


Thetford Forest gigs cancelled due to coronavirus

03 April 2020
Thetford Forest gigs cancelled due to coronavirus

Thetford Forest gigs cancelled due to coronavirus

03 April 2020

The summer concert series at Thetford Forest has been cancelled.


Buddy is top of the pups for owner Joe

29 March 2020
Buddy is top of the pups for owner Joe

Buddy is top of the pups for owner Joe

29 March 2020

Buddy beat 683 other dogs to be chosen as the winner.


Updated: Jo Churchill re-elected as MP for Bury St Edmunds

09 June 2017
Updated: Jo Churchill re-elected as MP for Bury St Edmunds

Updated: Jo Churchill re-elected as MP for Bury St Edmunds

09 June 2017

Jo Churchill has been re-elected as MP for Bury St Edmunds.


Updated: Counting of election results well underway in Bury St Edmunds

09 June 2017
Updated: Counting of election results well underway in Bury St Edmunds

Updated: Counting of election results well underway in Bury St Edmunds

09 June 2017

As the nation digests the shock general election exit poll which points to a hung parliament, counting is well underway for the Bury St Edmunds constituency.


RSPCA inspector parents deliver their own baby - in a car

17 January 2017
RSPCA inspector parents deliver their own baby - in a car

RSPCA inspector parents deliver their own baby - in a car

17 January 2017

A couple who are both RSPCA specialist rescue inspectors faced their own dramatic emergency when they delivered their baby girl in a car.


Princess Royal opens Citizens Advice Mid Suffolk’s revamped offices

27 May 2016
Princess Royal opens Citizens Advice Mid Suffolk’s revamped offices

Princess Royal opens Citizens Advice Mid Suffolk’s revamped offices

27 May 2016

Princess Anne has officially opened the revamped and expanded Citizens Advice Mid Suffolk offices in Stowmarket.


Thieves steal car from Stanton home in latest in spate of linked burglaries

26 April 2016
Thieves steal car from Stanton home in latest in spate of linked burglaries

Thieves steal car from Stanton home in latest in spate of linked burglaries

26 April 2016

Thieves stole a car and other items after breaking in to a home in Stanton - the latest in a spate of linked burglaries in villages outside Bury St Edmunds.


Charity bike ride spurs on West Suffolk Hospital worker injured in horrific crash

18 March 2016
Charity bike ride spurs on West Suffolk Hospital worker injured in horrific crash

Charity bike ride spurs on West Suffolk Hospital worker injured in horrific crash

18 March 2016

A motorcyclist who had to ‘learn to walk again’ after a horrific accident aims to take part in a charity bike ride as a thank you to hospital staff.


Mid-Suffolk Light Railway scoops £64,200 grant to develop workshop building

15 March 2016
Mid-Suffolk Light Railway scoops £64,200 grant to develop workshop building

Mid-Suffolk Light Railway scoops £64,200 grant to develop workshop building

15 March 2016

An award winning heritage railway group is moving full steam ahead with a project to develop a workshop building after scooping a £64,200 grant.


Heart condition may have incapacitated crash pilot David Jenkins, report reveals

10 March 2016
Heart condition may have incapacitated crash pilot David Jenkins, report reveals

Heart condition may have incapacitated crash pilot David Jenkins, report reveals

10 March 2016

An experienced aerobatics pilot who died when his plane crashed at a Norfolk airfield may have been ‘incapacitated by an undiagnosed heart condition’, a report has revealed.


Portrait of Suffolk screen legend Jean Kent gifted to charity close to her heart

16 February 2016
Portrait of Suffolk screen legend Jean Kent gifted to charity close to her heart

Portrait of Suffolk screen legend Jean Kent gifted to charity close to her heart

16 February 2016

The only surviving heyday portrait of Suffolk screen legend Jean Kent has been gifted to a charity helping actors in need.


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