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A new customer service office has opened in Sudbury as Babergh and Mid Suffolk councils prepare to move their main operations to Ipswich where they will share Suffolk’s Endeavour House headquarters.

Police have named the van driver who died in an accident on the Orwell Bridge on Friday as 67-year-old Michael (Mick) Rayner from Essex.

There are currently no plans to close the Orwell Bridge despite a forecast of high winds, Highways England bosses have said.

The resumption of the search for Corrie McKeague at the Milton landfill site will begin next week, police have confirmed.

UK Power Networks have extra staff on duty this morning as parts of Suffolk and Essex begin to experience windy conditions brought by Storm Brian.

Suffolk’s police and crime commissioner (PCC) has funded a new amnesty bin in Haverhill to support Operation Sceptre – the bin-a-blade initiative in the county.

Halloween is fast approaching and there are a variety of events taking place across the county for everyone to enjoy.

Gale force winds are set to batter parts of Suffolk and north Essex tomorrow as a ‘weather bomb’ brought by Storm Brian sparks a series of safety warnings.

A new customer service centre for Mid Suffolk council has been opened in Stowmarket as the council prepares to complete its move of its main offices to Ipswich.

The autumn half term is approaching as quick as the leaves are falling, so make sure you’re one step ahead and get your days planned with our guide.

More than 40 firefighters tackled flames up to 15ft high at a ferocious scrap yard blaze in west Suffolk today.

More than 800 people have already had their say on how Stowmarket and Sudbury should develop in the future at exhibitions in the towns.

As the leaves have started falling and the autumn half term edges closer, be one step ahead with your plans and check out our list of things to do on Saturday, October 21, and Sunday, October 22.

First-time buyers have cause for optimism as average house prices appeared to fall in the last three months, according to a survey by property website Zoopla.

A severely disabled teenager from Essex met members of the Royal family as part of a “unique and memorable” experience on board a vintage train.

Unprecedented demand on A&Es in Suffolk and north Essex has seen paramedics facing soaring delays handing over patients, figures reveal.

Weather forecasters are warning another storm could be on its way to the UK this weekend – bringing gusts of up to 70mph to East Anglia.

Twenty-four employees from Bury St Edmunds brewer Greene King, including three from the town, hope to have raised £100,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support after returning from taking on Africa’s highest mountain.

A Sudbury residents group is crowdfunding to make a computer-generated animation of a proposed bypass in the town to give people more information on the project.

A temporary home has been found for the fire hit Cycle King which was destroyed in a blaze.

A popular west Suffolk music festival – which raised £16,000 for different charities – distributed the money to worthy causes at a special presentation evening.

A retired nurse got a surprise on her 100th birthday when she was visited by four ex-students she had trained more than 50 years before at a Sudbury Hospital.

Train operator Greater Anglia is running extra services for the East Anglian derby this weekend.

The Newmarket home of the eccentric race horse owner Dorothy Wyndham Paget has been given Grade II listing by Historic England, 70 years after the listing scheme came into place.

Increasing numbers of parents are applying online for a Year 7 place for their children. Find out everything you need to know about how to apply for secondary schools in Suffolk for September 2018.

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In the Bostik League Division One North, Bury Town scored in the last minute for a fine 2-1 win at Romford, writes Brian Alcock.

The East District Women’s Hill Climb Championship was decided by just two-tenths of a second with Kate Lucas of Norwich Amateur BC climbing Semer Hill in one minute and 3.1 seconds while Becky Ridge of Manningtree Wheelers went up in 1:03.3, writes Fergus Muir.

Ipswich Town skipper Luke Chambers issued a rallying call to his team-mates ahead of Sunday’s derby clash with Norwich City telling them “now is the time to stand-up and be counted.”

Two stalwarts of the Suffolk football community have been recognised with the presentation of FA 50-year service awards, writes Nick Garnham.

Former Ipswich Town star Marcus Stewart says players have to put themselves “in the shoes of the fans” on derby day.

Suffolk fell to an overall 19-17 defeat at Cleveland in the British Inter County Championship Division Two at the weekend, having let slip a seemingly impregnable overnight lead.

AFC Sudbury manager Mark Morsley knows his side face a huge challenge this weekend as they head to Bostik North leaders Canvey Island.

Ipswich Town legend Terry Butcher’s son – former army captain Christopher – has died, it has been reported.

Train operator Greater Anglia is running extra services for the East Anglian derby this weekend.

More than 1,200 young players took to the field for the ninth Woodbridge Rugby Club under 7-12 Festival.

Harry Fricker of Kesgrave High School, whose handicap is scratch, won the Suffolk Schools’ Championship title at Hintlesham with a three under par round of 69, writes Tony Garnett.

Struggling Long Melford put up a fight against star-packed Stowmarket but fell 2-1 at home.

Last Saturday marked the 13th anniversary of Parkrun, a running fever that has swept the country and has been going from strength-to-strength in Suffolk and Essex.

A play-off between two former Suffolk Open champions, Jamie Abbott (2005) and Jamie Moul (2001), was needed to settle first prize in the Jamega Tour Championship at Old Fold Manor.

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This was Sudbury’s first win on the road this season and they did it in style, writes Don Reekie.

AFC Sudbury boss Mark Morsley takes his place in the hot seat at King’s Marsh Stadium on Saturday for the first time since he left the club 10 years ago.

Jo Woodward and Amanda Norman of Felixstowe Ferry won the Haskell Cup with a 6 and 5 victory over Abbie Symonds and Helen Bray in the final at Haverhill.

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The stars of sport in the west of the county were honoured at the inaugural West Suffolk Sports Awards in St Edmundsbury Cathedral, with Sally Gunnell OBE as the guest speaker.

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