Video PUBLISHED: 20:18 15 November 2018 | UPDATED: 21:48 15 November 2018 Mariam Ghaemi Hundreds of people got into the festive spirit for the Christmas lights switch on Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Archant Stunning decorations and a snow machine delighted the community as the Christmas lights in Bury St Edmunds sparkled for the first time this year. This year specialist breast cancer surgeon Dr Liz O’Riordan did the honours of switching them on, marking the start of the festive period in the town.She described the atmosphere as “amazing,” adding that it was “great to see the community out and about”.Christmas has arrived in Bury St Edmunds Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN“The town was absolutely packed,” Dr O’Riordan said. “The lights look stunning – I think they are better than ever.”Organised by the business improvement group Ourburystedmunds, the Christmas extravaganza featured a … [Read more...] about ‘The town was absolutely packed’ – Bury St Edmunds sparkles with Christmas lights
PUBLISHED: 11:51 22 August 2018 Russell Cook Research branding Bury St Edmunds as the UK hot spot for thefts and robberies near ATMs has been called "laughable". Picture: Mariam Ghaemi Mariam Ghaemi The surprising claim that Bury St Edmunds could be the most dangerous place in the UK to withdraw cash has been slammed. Bury BID chief executive Mark Cordell. Picture: OUR BURY ST EDMUNDSThe town came out top in terms of the number of thefts and robberies near ATMs relative to population figures, with one in every 415 residents suffering at the hands of thieves in the last decade, according to research by MoneySuperMarket.However, Suffolk police said it appeared the request for information regarding ATM thefts was misinterpreted.They said: “It would appear the request for information we received from MoneySuperMarket regarding ATM thefts was misinterpreted and as a consequence we believe the figures which were sent out in reply are incorrect.“We … [Read more...] about Could Bury St Edmunds be the UK hot spot for ATM crime?
New PUBLISHED: 19:00 10 August 2018 Mariam Ghaemi Ian Dalrymple. company director (pictured far right), outside Intersport when it used to be in Whiting Street, Bury St Edmunds. Picture: contributed Contributed A business leader has expressed his frustration following the exit of another business from Bury St Edmunds town centre. Laura Ashley in Bury St Edmunds is closing down. Picture: ARCHANTMark Cordell, chief executive of Ourburystedmunds, the Business Improvement District (BID) group, was speaking following the relocation of Intersport, which had been based in Whiting Street for a number of years, to Chamberlayne Road on Moreton Hall.This comes after news of Laura Ashley’s plans to shut up shop after more than 30 years in the town.Chancellor Philip Hammond has said in an interview today that he is considering introducing a so-called “Amazon tax” for online businesses to try to rescue struggling retailers, and also warned the … [Read more...] about Intersport quits Bury St Edmunds town centre
PUBLISHED: 16:39 27 May 2018 | UPDATED: 19:50 27 May 2018 Natasha Glew (left) and Jennifer Carss from the Same Difference arts company Picture: MICHAEL STEWARD Archant Organisers of an annual two-day event in Bury St Edmunds are delighted to announce they will be able to deliver one of the event’s star attractions tomorrow. A host of arts and crafts stalls on the Angel Hill at the Bury St Edmunds Whitsun Fayre Picture: MICHAEL STEWARD The popular urban beach at the town’s 21st Whitsun Fayre did not go ahead today after a mix-up meant 13 tonnes of play sand was not delivered. Now Mark Cordell, chief executive of organisers OurBuryStEdmunds, has said that the attraction will be in place tomorrow. “Although we were naturally disappointed not to have the beach in place for Sunday, the fantastic weather and range of different free activities at the Whitsun Fayre meant that it was still a fantastic family day out and there were lots of happy visitors throughout the … [Read more...] about Organisers delighted urban beach will go ahead on second day of Bury St Edmunds Whitsun Fayre
PUBLISHED: 16:35 10 April 2018 Russell Cook Multimillion pound plan for Bury St Edmunds town centre. Mark Cordell (right), chief executive of Our Bury St Edmunds, and Martyn Taylor, chairman of the Bury Society outside the old Post Office. Picture: GREGG BROWN. Business and community leaders have welcomed plans for a multi-million pound scheme to help boost Bury St Edmunds town centre and create new opportunities for retail and housing. The moves include preserving the local heritage and the borough council will be discussing options including a potential £6.72m investment in the old Post Office, on the Cornhill, when they meet next Tuesday. The exact details are being kept a closely guarded secret but potentials could include creating a new retail frontage on St Andrews Street South as well as the potential to widen the link to the town centre while protecting the historic frontage on Cornhill. It could also include the creation of new homes as part of the development. … [Read more...] about Multi-million pound plans to help boost Bury St Edmunds town centre are welcomed