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A two-year-old boy from west Suffolk with cerebral palsy has received a specialist car seat allowing him to travel with his family.

A concert, a 10-year-old’s fundraising event and even the donation of a specialist chair have helped boost the funds of a charity which supports the West Suffolk Hospital.

A woman was left trapped following a collision with another car and an electricity pole in Sudbury.

People living in Suffolk’s most affluent areas are living between four and seven years longer than those in deprived areas of the county, new figures have warned

In less than a year, the first consignment of new trains - part of £1.4bn investment – are due to start running on the region’s network.

A busy road leading in and out of Sudbury is set to be closed for five weeks to allow workmen to install new gullies and drainage pipes.

Nominations for the Stars of Babergh and Mid Suffolk awards remain open until the end of the month.

The couple at the helm of the Bell Hotel, in Clare, have raised a glass with their community to celebrate the reopening of the Grade-II-listed former coaching inn at the heart of the west Suffolk town.

A couple facing redundancy from their jobs at Delphi Diesel Systems are now embarking on a fresh challenge - running a country pub, the Swan Inn, in the picturesque village of Monks Eleigh.

In all, 1,154 complaints were made to Suffolk County Council last year, according to data published by its audit committee.

Fire wrecks a visitor and education centre on the banks of the River Stour in Great Cornard, near Sudbury.

Social care chiefs in Suffolk have said that “staff restructures” are behind a £2.2million spend on agency social workers last year.

Education inspectors have said the University of Suffolk is making reasonable progress in its new healthcare apprenticeships, one year on from their introduction.

Motorists were given fines for parking on double and single yellow lines after a police crackdown.

Ambulances which are already carrying patients could be sent to new emergencies in a bid to drive down response times.

A new scheme to reduce Suffolk households’ food waste launches today with ambitions to save families hundreds of pounds each year – and millions for the taxpayer.

Parents and carers can now apply for primary and secondary school places for September 2019.

A former Suffolk schoolgirl has become the talk of Tinseltown after winning several awards for a film she wrote, produced and starred in.

Lavenham Tourist Information Centre has formally transferred to the parish council – with the new community hub there set to be open by December 1.

“It’s pointless wasting time worrying about how much you have got left. You may as well enjoy it.”

Police are continuing to search for the driver of a Vauxhall Astra which crashed into a telegraph pole near Sudbury this morning.

Plans to transform a key area of Sudbury town centre into a culture and leisure space has been given the backing of council chiefs – with preferred developers set to be identified early next year.

A new £3million pot is set to be established which will allow a Suffolk council to buy key parcels of land and property in the district when the opportunity arises.

Legendary rocker Rod Stewart will return to Portman Road next summer in support of the release of his 30th studio album Blood Red Roses.

A family who claim their autistic son has not had suitable education since April have described their plight for appropriate provision as “hopeless”.

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Yesterday, 12:30

Sudbury have achieved the ambitious goal that they set themselves at the start of this summer, by successfully retaining their Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League title.

Here’s our round-up of the latest local rugby action, including Colchester, Chelmsford, Southwold, Sudbury, Stowmarket, Ipswich, Braintree, Ipswich YM and Woodbridge.

Sudbury successfully retained their Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League title, by the narrowest of margins, following a final-day victory over lowly Norwich by 123 runs on Saturday.

Hugo Dobson’s ninth place finish in the Bridgestone Challenge at Luton Hoo last week has earned him an invitation to play in another PGA Challenge Tour event, the Hopps Open de Provence at Mallemort in France next week, writes Tony Garnett.

The Orwell Velo Road Race featured a convincing win for a pro-aspirant from Ireland and a nail-biting sprint for the remaining placings between Nick Flexman (Colchester Rovers) and Harry Wood (Maldon & District), writes Fergus Muir.

Some of the best female golfers in the world will be in action at Stoke-by-Nayland this week.

Sudbury returned to winning ways, at just the right time, to move within one match of retaining their Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League.

A west Suffolk strongman just missed out on a medal at the World’s Strongest Disabled Man championships in Norway at the weekend.

Chicken wings, chocolate milkshake and a holiday in the sun – the tell-tale signs of success for Billy Bird.

The latest reports and results from the region’s rugby sides – including Colchester, Diss, Southwold, Ipswich, Chelmsford and Braintree.

It’s a quarter of a century since Aldeburgh last carried off the Hambro Cup. Yesterday they ended this barren run with an exciting three-hole victory over Stowmarket at Bury St Edmunds.

FA Cup First Qualifying Round

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Royston Town 2

AFC Sudbury advanced to the Second Qualifying Round of this season’s Emirates FA Cup with an excellent performance against Royston Town, writes Kalvin Sargeant.

Flynn Downes is one of a crop of Ipswich Town young players coming through the ranks. And he already has a promotion to his name! ANDY WARREN went to meet him.

George Burley is rightly installed as an Ipswich Town ‘legend’. As a player and manager he has been at the club during some of its very best years. HENRY CHARD, for Kings of Anglia, caught up with him

Mike Bacon takes a look at why some ‘mainstream’ sports are slowly fading out of sight... And out of mind!

Football writer Carl Marston dons his anorak to visit clubs in the region (and beyond) in his quest for good football and a good cup of tea. Here he heads to AFC Sudbury

AFC Sudbury will continue their own small dream on Saturday when FA Cup action returns to The MEL Group Stadium with the visit of higher league Royston Town, writes Darren Theobald.

As the lead group in the Jef Schils Memorial Race approached the final climb, Sam Woodfield (Active Edge) attacked first, but it was James Boyman of Hoops Velo who proved the strongest, writes Fergus Muir.

In his latest Flying Knee column, Mark Heath catches up with MMA veteran Windy Miller for his views on the future of the sport – and the young Suffolk fighters he’s taking to the amateur World Championships.

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