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Suffolk science festival could become an annual event

Hundreds of budding scientists have been in Bury St Edmunds this weekend as part of Suffolk's first science festival.

From making your own racing car and robots, to a pop-up planetarium, the show's organisers want to inspire more children to take up science later in life.

They hope it will help to fill a big skills gap in the STEM subjects - science, technology, engineering and mathematics - across both Norfolk and Suffolk.


What makes an 'outstanding' hospital?

The chief executive of a hospital named as one of the best in the country has praised his hard-working staff.

West Suffolk hospital in Bury St Edmunds is one of just seven general hospitals to be judged 'Outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission.

Chief Executive Stephen Dunn said: "It's down to our hard-working staff.

"I think we really value our staff, they do go the extra mile but they need to be supported to do the right thing and that's the ethos and the culture that we try to create here at West Suffolk."

Family pay tribute to teenager killed in Boxing Day crash

Jake Paxton (18) died in a road crash at Rougham in Suffolk on Boxing Day. Credit: Suffolk Police / Family Photo

The family of a teenager killed in a road crash on Boxing Day say he was "beautiful inside and out".

18-year-old Jake Paxton from Bury St Edmunds died as a result of his injuries at Addenbrooke’s Hospital on Wednesday 27 December.

He was a passenger in a crash involving two cars in Rougham at 9.30pm on Tuesday 26 December.

"We as a family are devastated that Jake has been tragically taken from us. Jake was beautiful inside and out.

"He was loved so very very much by all his family and those close to him.”

– Statement from Jake Paxton's family

Another passenger in the car, William Smedley (18), also died in the crash.

A third man was also taken to hospital, but his injuries aren't thought to be life-threatening.

A 19-year-old woman who was driving the other car wasn't hurt.


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