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Young people living in rural Suffolk are at risk of feeling “locked in” and disconnected from education and employment opportunities, new research has found.

The Government’s business minister has been asked to intervene in a consultation to decide whether one of west Suffolk’s biggest employers will shut down its manufacturing plant in Sudbury.

Police are investigating after allegations a Sudbury meadow “packed with wildlife” was “ploughed” during nesting season.

Families attending a much-hyped Suffolk pop concert have described how young fans’ excitement turned to tears as drunken crowds reportedly became violent amid “scenes from hell”.

Police are urging those laying tributes at the site in Hadleigh where a Boxford teenager was killed to be careful after safety concerns were raised.

A team of cyclists from Delphi in Sudbury are part way through a bike ride of more than 200 miles to support research into dementia.

A man who returned to his home in Stowmarket last night was pinned to the ground by robbers using cable ties before cash and jewellery were stolen.

Police officers and staff at Suffolk Constabulary, and others who support their work, were recognised at a ceremony last week.

As Glastonbury prepares to kick off today, test your knowledge on one of the most iconic festivals in the world with these 10 teasers.

Almost 300 people in Suffolk have been given electroconvulsive therapy to treat a mental health problem since 2012, new figures reveal.

The death toll on the county’s roads over the last decade has reached 320 after two young people were killed in fatal crashes in the last week.

Pupils from a Sudbury primary school created their own piece of history by burying a time capsule at a new housing development.

Tributes have been paid to a “phenomenal, beautiful and caring” 17-year-old girl who died following a crash on the outskirts of Hadleigh at the weekend.

Double amputee Shaun Whiter who lost both his legs after being hit by a dangerous driver last year will be a guest speaker at Suffolk County Council’s Raising the Bar Awards at Trinity Park next Monday. Every finalist has also been announced.

For diamond couple Alice and Owen from Sudbury size certainly doesn’t matter.

Suffolk’s smallest town is hoping a new tourism strategy will put it firmly on the map for visitors.

Classic minis will be on show at Ipswich Waterfront after taking part in a Suffolk landmark ‘treasure hunt’ for a child sexual abuse charity on Sunday.

A historic house in west Suffolk which featured in a Harry Potter film has been put on the market.

A learner driver caught driving his dad’s car without permission has ended up in court.

One of Britain’s most renowned harpists, who lives in Suffolk, has been charged with sexually abusing a teenage boy.

Businesses, community groups and charities in the west of the county got well and truly into the spirit of Suffolk Day with a series of special events to mark the occasion.

The desire to find a workable balance between housing development and the needs of wildlife is a challenge as old as the conservation movement itself.

MPs from constituencies across the county came together for a special photocall yesterday as they gave their backing to the first ever Suffolk Day.

Test your Suffolk knowledge as part of the inaugural Suffolk Day today. Can you get all 10 questions correct?

A year-long pilot which has seen mental health nurses working in Suffolk doctors’ surgeries to improve care for patients with learning disabilities has been permanently commissioned due to its success.

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Thurlow Nunn clubs are starting to return to pre-season training but at many, recruitment has been underway for a number of weeks. Chris Brammer looks at the movers and shakers so far in East Anglia

The Schools’ cricket season only has a few weeks to go before everyone signs off for the end of term but the annual challenges with the cricket versus public examinations remain.

New Long Melford manager Jamie Bradbury says the Villagers will be punching above their weight again in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division this season.

Do you know your Dylan Connollys from your Jack Dohertys?

Bostik North side, AFC Sudbury have launched a search for new first-team talent and will give budding players the chance to showcase their skills at a specially-arranged trial match.

The fixtures for the new Championship season are released tomorrow.

New faces are on their way at Hadleigh United, but boss Stuart Alston has already conducted some key business – keeping his young squad together.

The opening week of fixtures in the Thurlow Nunn Premier and Division One have been announced.

AFC Sudbury manager Jamie Godbold has added physicality to his attack after completing the signing of Angolan striker, Lheureux Menga.

As former Preston North End striker Joe Garner plans for life in the Championship at Portman Road, an Ipswich schoolboy is set to begin a new adventure at his former club.

Dustin Melton ran through Mildenhall’s top order as pace-setters Sudbury claimed victory in the Suffolk derby on Saturday, to retain their lead in the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League.

Craig Parker has left relegated AFC Sudbury with a heavy heart after admitting the team hit a downward spiral they could not reverse.

I don’t have a personal view of Raheem Sterling, the man.

Ipswich Town discovered their opponents in the Carabao Cup earlier today, and were also close to signing Manchester City winger Bersant Celina and Rangers striker, Joe Garner.

Craig Parker has signed for Evo-Stik Southern Premier League side, King’s Lynn Town, after leaving AFC Sudbury.

Have you ever had a day on the green when you just want to give up?

AFC Sudbury manager Jamie Godbold has told supporters of the club to remain calm, despite a whole host of senior players departing the Wardale Williams Stadium.

The first official Bury St Edmunds marathon has been launched, as the town prepares for its second festival of sport.

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