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Suffolk County Council headquarters; Endeavour House, Ipswich.

How Suffolk schools are rated by local education chiefs is being kept secret – because they say releasing the information is “not in the public interest”.

Catesby House in Sudbury

Residents of a west Suffolk market town take pride in telling visitors that it is the birthplace of the famous artist Thomas Gainsborough.

Lavenham Carnival

The clocks are set to be turned back 70 years as a west Suffolk village embraces the sights and sounds of the 1940s at its summer carnival.

Great Waldingfield Primary School.

A number of measures have been implemented to curb parking problems around a growing west Suffolk primary school.

A care home in a west Suffolk village has been put in ‘special measures’ after being judged inadequate by healthcare inspectors.

Martin Richards from the Royal British Legion and researcher Aidan Crawte with a selection of the paintings that were discovered in a shed in Long Melford. See the gallery for the full set of portraits.

The work of a talented 20th century artist is to be put in the spotlight more than 80 years after her heyday, following the rediscovery of 34 significant works of art – in a garden shed in west Suffolk.

People living near the Bulmer Fox pub (in Bulmer Tye near Sudbury) are at the end of their tether with the number of cars crashing throug their fence.

Another car has left the road at an accident blackspot on the Suffolk/Essex border – just days after an urgent plea was issued for measures to reduce the number of crashes.

Curve Motion in Bury St Edmunds is a good day out for the kids.

Sadly, rainy days are not a rare thing when it comes to the Great British Summer, so when the heavens open we are well-stocked with things to do.

Dogs line up for judging at the Suffolk and Essex Small Animal Welfare Fun Dog Show.

More than 300 people turned out to support a local animal charity at its annual open day – despite the inclement weather.

Gavin Ball and Harvey Yallop compete in the Suffolk Strongest Man Competition in Sudbury.

Strongmen from all over the UK battled it out in a charity competition in Sudbury at the weekend, which saw them locking horns over a series of challenges.

Ex England players Paul Nixon and Andy Caddick dodging the rain at Sudbury Cricket Club.

Celebrities and cricketers enjoyed an impromptu question and answer session with legendary fast bowler Andrew Caddick after a charity match had to be cancelled because of heavy rain.

Award winners pictured above  Front left to right Alex Pope, Nick Webber, Isobel Harding-Payne, Abigail Walton. Back row left to right Evie Smith, Olivia Bixby, Alton Huinda

More than 80 students and 150 parents attended a presentation evening at their school to highlight achievement in sport.

A still from the video footage showing the driver overtaking a Vauxhall Corsa

A reader has sent in a shocking video showing a driver overtaking a car on a blind bend, almost hitting an oncoming vehicle in Woolverstone.

Caroline Lucas, Green Party MP, sets off with members and candidates for the local Green Party to speak to voters in Stowmarket in 2005.

Social and sex education in schools develops children into well-rounded and respectful people, a council advisor has said.

The Birmingham Balti is set to be protected by the EU.

The city of Birmingham is set to win its battle of the balti by being officially recognised as the home of the much-loved dish, but what about Suffolk’s culinary delights?

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Community sport

Jamie Godbold

The speed, movement and fitness of the AFC Sudbury team gave them the edge over Long Melford for most of the game, and their 3-1 victory was a just reward.

Suffolk CCC

Under-performing Suffolk suffered their third defeat from four Unicorns Minor Counties Championship matches, following a heavy loss at the hands of defending champions Staffordshire yesterday.

Australia may have the current bragging rights in the Ashes Series, but a group of veterans from Suffolk will be looking to claw back some pride on Friday.

Lee Spraggs

Lee Spraggs will meet John Rednall in the Suffolk BE County 2-Wood final at Marlborough Bowls Club on August 2, a repeat of last season’s Champion of Champions showdown which was won by the former.

Michael Bartram, preparing to accept his gold medal

Michael Bartram and Joshua Hulse both scooped gold medals as Suffolk athletes enjoyed their best ever set of results, at the annual English Schools Track & Field Championships, held at Gateshead.

Danny Potter

An ex-professional goalkeeper is attempting to produce a conveyor belt of stoppers for the future.

The Suffolk School Sports Games at Bury Leisure Centre. Competitiors take part in the 75 metre race.

This year saw the fourth hosting of the annual Suffolk School summer sports festivals, delivered by Suffolk Sport and supported by the School Games Organiser network, providing excellent competition.

Ipswich Town start their pre-season training in Dublin. Left is Jonathan Parr. Centre is Ainsley Maitland-Niles. Back is Myles Kenlock.

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy said spirits are high in the Blues’ camp ahead of today’s first pre-season friendly, against Shelbourne, in Dublin.

Luke Hyam

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy is ready to hit the transfer market and spend a seven-figure fee after it emerged that midfielder Luke Hyam, inset, is set for a four-month spell on the sidelines following a fresh injury setback.

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