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Yesterday, 17:28

Norfolk police has thanked both Ipswich Town and Norwich City supporters for their behaviour at today’s East Anglian derby at Carrow Road.

Alan Bennett’s comedy Kafka’s Dick will be the first production of the year from Sudbury Dramatic Society at the town’s Quay Theatre.

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A police union boss has condemned a spike in ‘vile’ attacks on officers in Suffolk as latest figures reveal a 265% rise in more violent assaults.

Cockney Rebel singer and musician Steve Harley is the latest to be affected by ambulance wait times, after waiting three hours and ten minutes after injuring his leg on Thursday.

Children in Suffolk who grow up in areas that have the greatest literacy challenges are also likely to live much shorter lives than their peers, the first study of its kind has shown.

A prisoner and a member of staff were treated by paramedics after a fire at HM Prison Highpoint South in Stradishall in west Suffolk tonight.

Nearly £5,000 was raised following a football match which celebrated the lives of two friends who were tragically killed in a crash near Sudbury last year.

A woman is in hospital with suspected serious injuries after a collision at a petrol station in Haverhill.

An inept burglar who broke into a clothes shop minutes from a Suffolk police station has been jailed for 35 weeks.

Police in Suffolk have arrested a pair from Essex in connection with five ram raids at convenience shops.

The mother of missing RAF serviceman Corrie McKeague says she has been discussing “a huge amount of different things” surrounding her son’s disappearance with police as she continues to try to find answers.

A soldier from near Sudbury was one of a small team sent to Argentina to assist in the international search and rescue mission for the missing navy submarine – the ARA San Juan.

Snowdrops, the blooms that signal the end of winter is on its way, have arrived a week early this year, according to the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).

Fears that a Suffolk village was under threat from ‘predatory’ land speculators has been proved right after Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Council confirmed receipt of a planning application from a notorious promoter.

A multi-million pound project to transform a Sudbury museum has received a huge boost after the district council gifted a site to support the scheme.

If you haven’t picked up a present for your other half this could save you.

A music technology student from Sudbury will gain a unique insight into the industry next month with a work experience placement on Kylie Minogue’s tour.

Bury St Edmunds and District Primary School Football League held their ‘Champions League’ final on Saturday at Howard Community Primary School.

Patients in west Suffolk are benefitting from a ‘virtual’ glaucoma service that has cut the time a patient had to wait for a test and review by half, according to West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust.

The chief executive of the region’s only ‘outstanding’ hospital has said more beds will be needed across Suffolk’s care system to meet future demand.

A Suffolk woman was threatened with a gun and a screwdriver as violent robbers barged their way into her home.

A three-year-old child who had to be airlifted to hospital from Barking, near Needham Market, is said to be in a “serious condition”.

Thurston twice ground to a halt yesterday as parents took to the roads to protest the council’s plan to cut free school transport.

A well-known Suffolk pub has kept its licence after police called for a review on grounds of “serious crime and disorder” at the venue.

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Yesterday, 19:54

In Bostik North, AFC Sudbury sprung a surprise with a home victory over league leaders AFC Hornchurch, extending their unbeaten run to six matches.

A dogged performance from Framlingham Town saw the Castlemen keep another clean sheet, Danny Smith score his 100th senior goal and young Portuguese Sini Rodrigues net his first for the club in a fine 3-0 win over Swaffham in Thurlow Nunn One.

Chelmsford teenager Mitch Powell was at the British Cycling Awards Ceremony in Birmingham at the weekend to receive the splendid trophy for winning the National Short Distance Grass Track Series.

This could be a big weekend for several of the top clubs, and for some at the wrong end of the table.

Gym United Manager Matt Morton has hailed his side’s togetherness after they became only the second Suffolk team to reach the semi-finals of the FA Sunday Cup, writes Nick Garnham.

Non-league football academies are on the increase – in September 2015 AFC Sudbury made the decision to set up their own.

Felixstowe Ferry’s Glen Davis and Gary Howard defied the bitterly cold weather to win the better ball prize in Southwold’s Suffolk Winter Alliance meeting.

Leiston’s recent struggles in the league continued as they fell to a 1-0 defeat at Merstham on Saturday.

Mike Bacon takes a look at why 3G pitches are not loved by everyone. Also, are we going to witness a Tiger Woods comeback to rival any other sporting return?

Culford School, near Bury St Edmunds, is leading the way in golf technology being taught to its scholars.

New Ipswich ‘’ Witches asset Michael Haertel says he is looking forward to learning as much as possible in his first season in British speedway, writes Henry Chard.

Ipswich Town fan Karl Fuller defends Freddie Sears against criticism, hail the travelling Town army, then admits some say we should be careful what we wish for!

Terry Hunt, like all Town fans, enjoyed the win at Sunderland. But asks, are the play-offs really a reality? And where are the academy players?

Mike Bacon takes his weekly look at sport, including the Six-Nations, the progression, or not, of VAR and how the PC brigade are starting to infiltrate sport.

Mike Bacon chats to Ipswich Witches promoter Chris Louis as the 2018 season approaches

The Eastern Cyclo-Cross League climaxed in fine style at a successful new event run by the recently established Cambridge Junior Cycling Club at Milton Country Park, on the northern edge of the city.

AFC Sudbury’s new signing, Darryl Coakley says his new team have ‘huge potential’.

In the current climate, with all the talk of equal pay and gender inequality in the work-place, as well as in the sporting world, it is perhaps fitting to cast an eye over our own sport of cross country.

AFC Sudbury boss Mark Morsley has swooped to sign Needham Market defender Darryl Coakley on a two-year deal.

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