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Arc Shopping Centre re-opened after suspected gas leak

The Arc Shopping Centre in Bury St Edmunds Credit: ITV News Anglia

Suffolk Police say the Arc Shopping Centre in Bury St Edmunds has now re-opened.

The centre was evacuated this afternoon after a suspected gas leak.

Police say National Grid engineers have not been able to find any trace of gas and so it is now safe for people to go back into the centre.

Gas leak closes Arc Shopping Centre in Bury St Edmunds

Police shut off 'Arc Shopping Centre' in Bury St Edmunds Credit: ITV News Anglia

Suffolk police are asking people to stay away from Bury St Edmunds town centre after a gas leak at the Arc Shopping Centre.

A police cordon is currently in place around the entire Arc Shopping Centre and a number of surrounding streets, while engineers work to resolve the problem.

Shoppers were safely evacuated from within the cordon and police are warning people not to try to enter the area until the cordon is lifted.


Butcher's family 'extremely sad' at their loss

Oliver Ruse

The family of a butcher found dead in Suffolk after his wife was murdered have said they are "extremely sad" at their loss.

Police were called to a multi-storey car park in Bury St Edmunds on Thursday to reports that a man had been found with multiple injuries,

Oliver Ruse, a fifth-generation butcher from nearby Long Melford, died at the scene despite paramedics' attempts to save him.

When police visited a home in Park Terrace in the village they found his wife, Deborah Ruse, originally from Zambia, dead.

"We are extremely sad to announce the death of Oliver Ruse.

"We have been overwhelmed by the kind words, floral tributes and offers of help and support at this difficult time.

"We will be continuing the family business of Ruse and Son as Oliver would have wished.

"Please hold his daughters in your prayers."

– The Ruse family

Suffolk Police now believe that Mrs Ruse may have been murdered while her husband's death is being treated as unexplained.

Detectives have not yet revealed the cause of death as they seek to contact family members.

The couple, who were in their 30s and had four children, are believed to have been estranged.

Nurse returns to life on the wards

Anne Thain has returned to life as a nurse Credit: West Suffolk NHS Foundation

A nurse is back on the wards at the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds - ten years on from her last shift.

Anne Thain, who lives near Haverhill, worked as a nurse for 21 years before opting for a change of career. However, she and four others have now dusted off their uniforms as part of an initiative called "Come back" which aims to make it easier for former nurses to refresh their skills.

"Walking back onto the ward was a lovely feeling - it has been really nice to get back to the floor and do the job which I left school to do. I live close to the hospital and have experienced it as a patient, so I had some knowledge of the organisation and the care it provides. For me, this was really important - if I was to invest in going back to practice, I wanted to do it somewhere which I felt shared my values and ethos."

– Anne Thain, Nurse

Police name couple found dead in Suffolk

Oliver Ruse.

A man and a woman who were found dead in Suffolk on Thursday have been formally identified.

Local butcher Oliver Ruse, 37, was found injured below a multi-storey car park and later died.

He is thought to have killed his estranged wife Deborah Ruse, 39, who is originally from Zambia, before killing himself.

A police cordon remains in place in Long Melford where her body was found.

Village shock over deaths of Suffolk couple

A Suffolk village is in shock after the local butcher is thought to have killed his estranged wife and then himself, leaving their four young daughters without their parents.

Their bodies were discovered yesterday. His below a multistorey carpark in Bury St Edmunds and hers at a house 12 miles away in Long Melford.

Police said this evening the woman's death is being treated as suspicious. Click below to watch Tanya Mercer's report.


Police are treating Long Melford death as suspicious

Police have confirmed they are treating the death of a woman in Long Melford as suspicious, while the death of a man earlier that day in Bury St Edmunds continues to be treated as unexplained.

Two police cordons are in place in the village of Long Melford whilst officers continue to make enquiries to establish the circumstances surrounding the man and woman’s deaths.

Police continue to investigate double death mystery

Police are continuing to investigate the deaths of a man and woman in Suffolk yesterday.

Officers were called by a member of the public at approximately 12.10pm reporting that a man had been found with injuries outside the Parkway multi-storey car park in Bury St Edmunds.

The man, believed to be in his 30s, received treatment from paramedics but was pronounced dead at the scene shortly afterwards.

Investigations into the man’s death led the police to an address in Long Melford. A woman’s body was discovered at a house on Park Terrace, off Little St Mary’s road at approximately 2.40pm. The woman was also believed to be in her 30s.

Two police scenes remain in place in Long Melford while investigations continue. A formal identification of the bodies has not yet happened and post mortems will take place in due course.

Car park death leads detectives to woman's body

Police are currently investigating after the body of a woman was discovered at a house in Long Melford, Suffolk earlier today.

An investigation into the man’s death led police to an address at Little St Mary's, Long Melford Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police were carrying out enquiries following an incident at Parkway car park in Bury St Edmunds early today where a man was found with injuries. He received treatment by paramedics but was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

An investigation into the man’s death led police to an address at Little St Mary's, Long Melford. A search of the house was carried out and a woman’s body was discovered at the scene.

Police have launched an investigation and a police cordon is currently in place at both the address in Long Melford and the Parkway car park.

The investigation is currently in its early stages and enquiries are on-going into the deaths of both the man and woman.

At this stage their deaths will be treated as unexplained.

Anyone who has any information in relation to either of these incidents which they feel could help police with their enquiries are asked to call the Joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Double Donut Burger - indulgent or irresponsible?

Pub chain Hungry Horse, which is owned by Bury St Edmunds brewer Greene King, has been criticised for creating a burger which contains almost 2,000 calories.

The 'Double Donut Burger' consists of 1,996 calories (98% of a woman's recommended daily calorie intake) it also packs in 53g of saturated fat and 8.2g of salt.

Double Donut Burger Credit: Hungry Horse

The Double Donut Burger is made up of two beef burgers topped with melted cheese, four smoked streaky bacon rashers and BBQ sauce served in two grilled, glazed ring donuts.

Some nutritionists have criticised the dish calling it "irresponsible" and dubbing it "a heart attack on a plate". However, Hungry horse have defended the decision to add the burger tho their menu.

Our popular menu caters for a variety of tastes and appetites and includes everything from lower calorie options such as our hot chicken and bacon salad at 393 calories, through to the indulgent occasional treat such as our new Double Donut Burger.

All the nutritional information for our menu is available on our website and in our pubs, so that our customers are able to make informed decisions about what they choose to eat.

– Steve Jebson, Hungry Horse
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