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Gas works

Concerns have been raised about the knock-on effect on traffic as a result of weeks of gas works in Clare this summer.

The Potters and Friends event at Little Hall in Lavenham. Gill Hedge (left) and Anja Penger-Onyett with their work.

An arts and crafts exhibition that raises cash to support a historic 14th-century property in Lavenham looks set to see record number of visitors.

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

Hundreds of people have enjoyed live music this weekend at a popular festival in memory of a young musician.

Police were alerted on Wednesday

A 30-year-old woman who was reported missing from Sudbury has been found.

Shelley Singh

Police are appealing for help in tracing a missing 30-year-old woman from Sudbury.

Image issued by the British Geological Survey of a graphic showing where an earthquake struck in Sandwich, Kent. Photo: British Geological Survey

Earth tremors have been felt in Suffolk and Essex after a 4.3 magnitude earthquake struck Kent.

A graph from a British Geological Survey monitoring station showing the earthquake measuring magnitude 4.2 which hit Kent overnight. Police and Kent Fire and Rescue Services have not received any reports of structural damage or injuries.  PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

From shaking beds to people believing they were being broken into – readers have given their accounts of the earthquake tremor which hit Suffolk and Essex.

Steven and Debbie Morgan pictured when they took over The Royal Oak earlier this year

Firefighters were called to a pub last night following a water leak which caused flooding.

The new Anthony Wheeler room at Sudbury Heritage Centre. David Burnett (secretary of the Sudbury Museum Trust) is pictured in the new room.

A bright, modern new room in a Suffolk heritage centre has been named in honour of a humble local historian, who died in 2012 leaving a £3million legacy to causes close to his heart.


One crew from Sudbury were sent to the scene on Windham Road this morning at 7.56am.

George Monbiot who appeared at the Suffolk Festival of Ideas.

I hate the tag of sleepy Suffolk. It conjures up an image of somewhere that’s not progressive or dynamic, exciting or vibrant.

Castle Hedingham Vintage Fair with funds raisied going towards the Forget Me Not appeal at the West Suffolk Hospital.

The clock was turned back more than half a century as around 1,500 vintage enthusiasts converged on Hedingham Castle for a day of fun and nostalgia.

The Leestock United play in the annual fundraising match in build up to the LeeStock Festival against the White Horse Razors at the Great Cornard Football Club on Saturday, 16 May.

Final preparations are being made for one of the county’s most popular music festivals, which takes place this weekend in memory of a young musician who died in 2006 after a brave battle with cancer.

Visitors from the town twinning group at The Granary in Sudbury as part of their tour of the town.

French visitors and their hosts enjoyed a trip to Sudbury, where they looked around historic St Gregory’s Church, enjoyed lunch at the Granary in Quay Lane and had a tour of the town’s picturesque water meadows with ranger Adrian Walters.

Kelsey Wood and her dog, Ace, have been selected to compete for the English dog agility team. Kelsey is pictured in Glemsford.

A self-trained dog handler and her prized dog have been picked out of thousands of young hopefuls to represent their country at an international dog agility contest.

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Billy Bird puts his unbeaten record on the line.

British Masters Light-Middleweight champion Billy Bird returns to the ring on May 30, to face an opponent who took British, Commonwealth and European champion Billy-Joe Saunders the distance.

Needham Market celebrate winning the Ryman Division One North title for season 2014/15. It has been a great campaign for many of the region's non-league teams.

Having taken in more than 60 non-league games in the 2014/15 season, WILL RIDGARD has written a two-part season review, looking back at some of the best matches, goals and moments from the campaign, as well as naming a Ryman League ‘Team of the Year’, which is likely to cause lively debate.

Individuals, clubs and leagues in Suffolk have been recognised in the 2015 FA Community Awards.

Volunteers who work tirelessly behind the scenes will be honoured at the Eastern Counties Rugby Union annual dinner, where the guest speaker will be former England international Rob Andrew, current director of rugby at the RFU.

Justin Bishop

Kyle Coetzer starred with the bat, and Jack Beaumont with the ball, as Suffolk beat Bedfordshire in a rain-affected Unicorns Knock-Out Trophy Group Two match, staged at Dunstable Town Cricket Club on Sunday.

AFC Sudbury react to losing to Brentwood Town during penalties in the Ryman Football League division one north semi-final on Wednesday, 29 April.

Goalkeeper Ollie Bowles was the hero as AFC Sudbury’s promotion dream was ended on penalties by 10-man Brentwood Town on Wednesday night.

James Baker celebrates a goal for AFC Sudbury

AFC Sudbury will be one game away from the Ryman Premier Division, should they overcome Brentwood Town at the Wardale Williams Stadium tonight (7.45pm).

Long Melford v Downham Town. Melford celebrate winning the league.

History was made at Stoneylands on Saturday when, after a dazzling display, Melford ran out easy 4-0 winners against Downham Town to take the Thurlow Nunn Division One championship.

Tom Winter. Picture: James Ager

Ryman League round-up

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