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Saturday, April 29, 2017

How well do you know the British and Irish accents?

Are the roads and railways clear and will you need a coat or your sunglasses at Ipswich Town’s final Portman Road game of the season?

From tudor celebrations and country shows to classic vehicles and live music, there’s lots to enjoy in Suffolk over the May Day weekend.

From long spells of warm sunshine to late April showers, Suffolk and Essex residents can expect changeable weather over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend.

A Chrysler PT Cruiser crashed into the Thai Pavilion Restaurant in Friars Street, Sudbury, today (April 28).

A shortage of the right “calibre” of people applying to be police officers in Suffolk has led to many advertised vacancies being left unfilled, it can be revealed.

The tireless work of two fundraisers motivated by the search for missing serviceman Corrie McKeague has helped raise more than £3,000 for the Suffolk Lowland Search and Rescue team.

Ipswich Town host Sheffield Wednesday at Portman Road on Saturday, looking to end their Championship home campaign with a victory.

Taxpayers forked out more than £1million on cars for Suffolk council workers this year, latest figures show.

The niece of a 67-year-old man who died from severe burns after setting himself on fire in Suffolk has described him as a “loving person” who struggled to cope with a change in his benefits.

A map of Sudbury’s green spaces could be produced in a bid to protect the town’s rapidly disappearing wildlife in the face of increasing development.

Tesco’s superstore in Bury St Edmunds has become the only place in the whole country where the company sells Silver Spoon granulated sugar – in a move that has been labelled a sweetener to local shoppers.

A Regency mansion, which was once home to the wealthy Courtauld family, has been put up for sale - and is already attracting a lot of interest.

An angry motorist has hit out after his car suspension was wrecked by a pothole in Sudbury only to see his claim rejected by the highways authority.

A memorial to a Suffolk war hero who spent four years in a notorious Japanese ‘death camp’ during the Second World War could be erected in his home town.

A Suffolk civil rights charity is calling for the county’s candidates in this June’s General Election to use their campaigns to boost rather than fracture community cohesion.

People living along a 183km stretch of Suffolk roads will witness the world’s greatest cyclists race past their doorsteps during Britain’s “premier” road event, which for the first time features a stage hosted entirely within the county.

This summer East Anglia offers a plethora of music events covering a wide range of genres. Whether you like to boogie to Bananarama, clap along to Mumford and Sons, be swept away by classical tones, or prefer the blues vibe of Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, there is more than enough variety to suit the discerning music-lovers in Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex. Here’s our pick of the best...

Award-winning architects who transformed galleries at London’s Victoria and Albert have been chosen to design a “world class” multi-million pound extension to a Suffolk museum.

Part of a former railway station building at Clare Castle Country Park will open as a café this week as plans to rejuvenate the park continue to gather steam.

Tendring is the antidepressant capital of East Anglia according to a new study – and the Suffolk districts of Waveney and Babergh are not far behind.

Speeding fines are going up from tomorrow – with penalties doubling for motorists clocked doing more than 20mph above the limit.

Suffolk and Essex runners are bracing themselves for the 37th London Marathon this morning.

A new chief executive has been appointed to head up a trust of 15 schools in the west Suffolk area.

A record number of over 300 runners were treated to glorious sunshine when they took part in the 200th Bury St Edmunds parkrun in Suffolk.

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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Are the roads and railways clear and will you need a coat or your sunglasses at Ipswich Town’s final Portman Road game of the season?

Long Melford manager Jules Mumford is relieved to have kept the Villagers in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division, after an up and down season in their second campaign at step five.

Ipswich Town host Sheffield Wednesday at Portman Road on Saturday, looking to end their Championship home campaign with a victory.

Hadleigh United boss Stuart Alston has praised his young team after the Brettsiders defied the odds to stay in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division.

Hunn, who has been on the staff at Kent since 2013, is one of two players added to the squad for Sunday’s second group game against Wiltshire at Ipswich School, start 11am.

Athletics should be the purest form of sport on the planet.

Eleven new scholars are set to join the academy at Ipswich Town next season.

People living along a 183km stretch of Suffolk roads will witness the world’s greatest cyclists race past their doorsteps during Britain’s “premier” road event, which for the first time features a stage hosted entirely within the county.

Sudbury marked their second season at East Anglian Premier League level with a commanding six-wicket victory over visiting Burwell, at Friars Street on Saturday.

Eastern Counties Ladies got off to a winning start, 26-20, against Warwickshire Women at Stowmarket RFC, in their Gill Burns Women’s County Championship Plate first round match.

London One North

Sudbury 42

Saffron Walden 19

Sudbury ended their season on a high by convincingly beating Saffron Walden at home on Saturday.

Team work makes the dream work.

I had a wild and foolish thought on Saturday morning.

Suffolk got off to a losing start in their MCCA Unicorns KO Trophy Group 4 clash at Hertforshire on Sunday.

It’s beyond typical that I should have to write this column on the back of the 1-0 defeat at already-relegated Rotherham United after missing out on writing in the aftermath of that fantastic win over Newcastle United a week ago.

Long Melford secured their place in next season’s Thurlow Nunn Premier Division, with a 2-0 home win over Swaffham.

England head coach Eddie Jones was a special guest at a packed Sudbury Rugby Club on Friday night and gave the club’s first team squad a special training session.

Sudbury’s first-team squad got a taste of what it’s like to be an England player, when the Red Rose head coach Eddie Jones took them for a training session on Friday night.

There is a massive game at Ipswich Wanderers tonight as Hadleigh United visit Humber Doucy Lane clinging on to their Premier Division status by a thread.

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