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Yesterday, 15:30

A Suffolk MP has spoken about his “deeply personal” reasons for respecting the NHS during his maiden speech as health secretary.

The new health secretary will pledge a major funding package to transform technology in the NHS during a visit to West Suffolk Hospital today.

Youth gangs and drug violence have been described as “the biggest threat without question facing Suffolk”.

It is one of the most beautiful sights of nature which many wildlife lovers thought they would never see again.

Assessment work costing £600,000 will determine the best option for Sudbury’s traffic problems, Suffolk highways chiefs have said after a petition was submitted against a potential bypass.

Pupils in west Suffolk carrying out a project on the problem of plastic pollution received a letter from Sir David Attenborough supporting their efforts.

Future rail strikes look set to have been averted after an “important breakthrough” was made to end a long-running dispute with rail guards.

Plans for a major shake-up of home care provision in Suffolk from next year have been revealed – with social care chiefs vowing that lessons have been learnt from previous disruptive changes.

Emergency services were called to a two vehicle collision this morning in Sudbury.

A spectacular scene is set to unfold in the sky over Suffolk this month with the first total lunar eclipse for several years.

A free music event is taking place on Saturday, July 28, at Ferriers Barn, in Bures.

We have £10,000 worth of football equipment to be won, find out how you can be in with a chance of winning.

Funding of £6million is set to be pumped into upgrading Suffolk’s recycling centres – with fresh sites in Ipswich and Stowmarket set to be found.

Thousands of visitors enjoyed the sunshine and were entertained with a range of attractions at the Clare Priory Craft Fair.

Calls have been made for investment into Suffolk’s cycle path network, with opposition groups putting forward a proposal to set up a cross party group.

Changes announced to Suffolk’s policing workforce signal another nail in the coffin for community crime fighting, a union has warned.

A petition campaigning against a bypass in Sudbury – due to fears over its environmental impact on the town’s historic water meadows – will be presented to councillors this week.

Members of Sudbury Rotary Club attended the traditional handover of one president to another at the Mill Hotel in the town earlier this month.

Eve Brooks-Parkin, from Ormiston Sudbury Academy, is one of the winners of The Diana Awards for her voluntary work with the Eden Rose Coppice Trust which works on supporting children with special needs and patients in palliative care.

Non-appearances have risen sharply in certain areas since a number of magistrates’ buildings in Suffolk were closed, a report has found.

Dignitaries including Bury St Edmunds MP Jo Churchill and the mayor of St Edmundsbury Margaret Marks are due to attend the formal opening of the World War 1 Trail, in Bury St Edmunds, on Saturday.

The bravery and heroism of a former soldier of the First World War who died from shrapnel wounds just a few days before the end of the conflict is to be commemorated.

Suffolk leaders have granted a six figure sum of cash to improve domestic abuse support services in the county – including plans for a dedicated contact point.

An Essex craft cider maker has launched a crowd-funding campaign to raise £300k to enable it to scale up production.

Every eel you find in open water will have undergone an astounding 7,000km journey to get there. Ross Bentley met Ben Norrington from the Environment Agency to find out how he is helping them on their way.

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Yesterday, 18:45

In his weekly look at the sports world, MIKE BACON tells of his enjoyment of this weather as summer sports at last get a fair crack of the whip

Dominic Rudd, who turned 13 only a fortnight ago, became the youngest ever winner of the Silver Frigate at Thorpeness, writes Tony Garnett.

Two fine riders duelled in the sun in the East District Cycling Association 100 mile time trial and the result was a new national competition record of 3:42:03 for Alice Lethbridge of the Drag2Zero team, writes Fergus Muir.

Ollie Bocking will make his Unicorns Championship debut for Suffolk in the three-day fixture against Norfolk at Copdock, starting on Sunday, writes Nick Garnham.

Mark Heath and Andy Warren discuss all the latest Ipswich Town news – from Bart’s new deal to Paul Hurst’s cutting comments – in this week’s Kings of Anglia podcast.

Dave Theobald’s involvement in Suffolk football has resulted in him receiving an FA 50-Year Service Award, writes Nick Garnham.

Suffolk official Abi Marriott is to be an assistant referee at the UEFA Women’s Champions’ League Qualifying Round next month, writes Nick Garnham.

Suffolk batsman Jaik Mickleburgh has underlined how important it is to ‘cash in’ when the opportunity arises ahead of this weekend’s derby clash with Norfolk, writes Nick Garnham.

In his latest column, Nino Severino shares a very special series of experiences that youngsters at the Elena Baltacha Foundation were treated to on the road to Wimbledon.

We have £10,000 worth of football equipment to be won, find out how you can be in with a chance of winning.

Sudbury celebrated a last-over victory, for the second time this season, to further strengthen their bid to retain their Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League title.

Like all people in local non-league football I was both shocked and saddened on hearing the news of the passing of Tony Simpson.

In his regular weekly column, Mike Bacon looks at how the World Cup has overshadowed Wimbledon, Roy Keane’s rant and more injury woe for Ipswich Witches. Are they cursed?

Best Solution registered a gritty success in the Princess of Wales’s Arqana Racing Club Stakes at Newmarket.

The first facility of its kind in the county for a fast-growing new sport has been opened in Suffolk.

Ipswich BMXer John Lillingstone seized the glory at the Gasp Up Gas Hill, the dramatic evening hill climb in Norwich city centre that is played out before crowds several deep lining the course from bottom to top.

A mouth-watering Suffolk derby between newly-promoted Felixstowe & Walton United and Bury Town is the standout clash of the first round of Bostik League North fixtures, released yesterday.

England play in their biggest match for 28 years tonight when they face Croatia in Moscow for a spot in the World Cup final – and here’s what we think will happen.

All-rounder Tom Rash says victory over Bedfordshire shows that Suffolk’s cricketers have put the disappointment of their Unicorns KO Trophy semi-final exit firmly behind them, writes Nick Garnham.

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