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The A1092 through Clare was closed following the accident.

A cyclist who died following a road traffic collision in Clare on Sunday has been named as Sean Hickey from Connaught Road, Haverhill.

Helen Titchener, played by  Louiza Patikas, and Rob Titchener, played by Timothy Watson, from the BBC Radio 4 soap, The Archers.

Organisers of an annual church fete in a peaceful Suffolk village could be facing a security challenge –because it is being opened by the man playing the most hated character on radio.

Floral tributes left outside Thurston Community College.

A school has paid tribute to their “extremely likeable” and popular pupil Ben Wragge, 13, whose tragic death after being shot with an air rifle has shocked the Thurston community.

Network Rail engineers working at Harold Wood.

More than half a mile of track was replaced by Network Rail engineers on the main line to London over the bank holiday.

Highbury Barn pub, Great Cornard, Sudbury. Police were called to evict a squatter from the closed pub.

A squatter at a Suffolk pub was tasered after he threatened bailiffs and police officers with pieces of a pool cue when they tried to evict him, a court has heard.


Hundreds of thousands of pounds were spent on luxury cars for managers by the East of England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST) in the past year, it has emerged.

Two teenagers have been arrested following the death of a 14 year old boy after an incident at an address in Thurston.

A peaceful Suffolk village is tonight in shock after the death of a 14-year-old boy from gunshot wounds.

The A1092 through Clare was closed following the accident.

Police were called at 3.35pm today to attend a serious road traffic collision in Clare.

Entrants set off in last year's Rotary Club of Felixstowe fun run on the resort's seafront.

After a warm and fairly dry weekend, Bank Holiday Monday is set to get off to a dry start in Suffolk but turn wet and blowy by the afternoon.

Auschwitz Birkenau

The stories of the holocaust have been recounted in history lessons for decades but there is a difference between what we read in books and what we see for ourselves as 15 Suffolk pupils discovered on a visit to Auschwitz .

Emergency services at the scene of a fire in Sudbury town centre.

Extensive safety checks are to be carried out in mixed-use buildings across Sudbury as a direct result of the devastating fire which ripped through the town last year.

Trains between the region and Liverpool Street were delayed.

A person has been killed by a train at Romford station, British Transport Police has confirmed.

Stock image of police road closed sign.

A Suffolk woman has died during a car crash which left a man and a baby in hospital.

Kevin Keen, who has left his post as manager of Colchester United this afternoon

On Sleeping Giants this week, we discuss Colchester United’s next move, the Whizzinator, sporting cheats and painful moments.

Dog walking

Weather for the weekend is looking chilly but fair so why not head out for a stroll with your canine friend and enjoy some Suffolk pub hospitality while you’re there.


Changeable is the best way to describe the weather this week, with bright sunshine one moment and hail storms the next - but expect warmer days this bank holiday weekend.

Stock image of a baby drinking milk from a bottle. Photo: PA.

New figures have today been released showing that breastfeeding rates in Suffolk are below the national average.

Sudbury Town Hall.

A dispute has erupted in a Suffolk town over the tradition of flying the German flag when officials from a twinned town visit.

Suffolk County Council chief executive Deborah Cadman.

Suffolk County Council chief executive Deborah Cadman is to see her pay rise to £170,000 from May 1.

The LeeStock music festival at Melford Hall in Long Melford in memory of Lee Dunford. The Big Alabama on stage.

Teams are gearing up for a charity football match in memory of a young Sudbury musician who died in 2006 after a brave battle with cancer.

Academies in Suffolk could remain under county council control

Schools which could be forced to become academies under Government proposals could remain under Endeavour House control, it emerged last night.

Griff Rhys-Jones

Writer and presenter Griff Rhys Jones has joined a string of celebrities who are backing multi-million pound plans to transform a Suffolk art gallery into a major national tourist attraction.

Charlie Adan

Charlie Adan, chief executive of Babergh and Mid Suffolk district councils will be joining the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames in August, it has been announced.

Parts of our region have seen snow this morning. Photo: Steve Adams

Today’s snow showers could be a distant memory by Bank Holiday Monday as forecasters are hopeful of a much warmer holiday – though they warn it is too early to be sure.

John Broughton is pictured with the Venus statue at the Long Melford Heritage Centre.

A rare find unearthed in a garden in Long Melford could point to the village being the “missing link” in a chain of Roman forts, it has been claimed.

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Thursday, April 28, 2016
Kevin Keen, who has left his post as manager of Colchester United this afternoon

On Sleeping Giants this week, we discuss Colchester United’s next move, the Whizzinator, sporting cheats and painful moments.

Mick McCarthy celebrates Ipswich Town's draw at Middlesbrough on Saturday

Some of the last-ditch defending was excellent, while Bartosz Bialkowski was his usual sublime self in goal, making two fine saves.

Dimitrios Konstantopoulos saves a Jonas Knudsen effort during the Ipswich's defeat at home to Middlesbrough in December

Ipswich Town face a formidable test this afternoon when they travel to Championship title contenders, Middlesbrough.

Mick McCarthy

The play-off dream is all but over for another season, but Mick McCarthy doesn’t sense a change in mood amongst the Portman Road faithful.

Tom Rash (Copdock & Old Ipswichian)

Ahead of the start of the East Anglian Premier League season tomorrow, here is your guide to the five Suffolk clubs, and their respective captains’ hopes for the new campaign.

Bury St Edmunds entertain high flying Frinton at the Victory Ground.
Unsuccesfull big appeal from Mike Comber for David Brent's dismissal

Sudbury’s promotion last season means that five clubs from the Two Counties Championship will be plying their trade in the region’s top league, the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League, this summer.

Danny King inside Ulrich Ostergaard and Nicklas Porsing during heat thirteen of the Ipswich v Peterborough (League Cup) meeting at Foxhall Stadium, Ipswich, Suffolk, UK on 14 April 2016. Picture: Steve Waller

On episode 12 of Sleeping Giants, we discuss a great Ipswich Witches win, hear from rider Paco Castagna and learn about the boxer who came back to win with a dislocated shoulder.

All 20 competitors before the start

A duathlon aimed at encouraging more people to take on multi-discipline sporting challenges attracted 20 athletes who completed a 2km run, 8km cycle ride and a final 1.5km run.

AFC Sudbury win the Ryman North title

Bury Town, without a win in their last 13 games, in all competitions, entertain champions AFC Sudbury in a Ryman North clash at Ram Meadow tonight (kick-off 7.45pm).

Danny Thrower (right)

Thurlow Nunn football round-up from the weekend

Michael Brothers (left)

Ryman League round-up from Saturday, April 9.

AFC Sudbury celebrate

AFC Sudbury manager Jamie Godbold was, like his players, overjoyed at the final whistle on Saturday.

AFC Sudbury clinch the Ryman North title.

Craig Parker was the toast of AFC Sudbury after his strike secured the west Suffolk club the Ryman North championship at Tilbury on Saturday.

Harlow's former AFC Sudbury striker, Leon Antoine

Bury Town could not do their Suffolk neighbours AFC Sudbury a favour, during last night’s home match against third-placed Harlow Town.

Jamie Godbold

AFC Sudbury manager Jamie Godbold has called upon his players to keep their focus now that the Ryman League Division One North title is within tantalising touching distance.

Writtle College groundsman student Tom Grafen from Glemsford at the Emirates Stadium, home of Arsenal Football Club, where he is an apprenice.

It is something many young football fans could only dream about, but walking out on to the hallowed turf at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium has become a daily occurrence for one Suffolk teenager.

Sudbury rugby - Sudbury v Cantabrigian in London North Two.

Sudbury kept their promotion hopes alive with a hard-fought win against Cantabs, while some unexpected results elsewhere in the league helped the west Suffolk side’s cause.

The Ian Marshall Football Academy trials at Greshams in Ipswich, held last year. Ian Marshall talking to the students.

The Ian Marshall Football Academy is hosting a taster session for students interested in enrolling at the centre, on Tuesday, March 29.

Jamie Godbold

AFC Sudbury can move a further step closer to winning the Ryman North title today, when they go to mid-table Aveley.


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