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A fresh batch of recruits have joined Suffolk’s Constabulary’s ranks of police community support officers (PCSOs).

Suffolk’s unsung heroes, community stalwarts and charitable organisations were recognised for the work they do in Suffolk at this year’s High Sheriff’s Awards.

Suffolk Highways has now proposed a 50mph section between Newton Green and Assington.

A man armed with a knife threatened staff at a Stowmarket bookmakers last night.

A grieving Ipswich father whose 26-year-old son died in a car crash is demanding a change in the law over the “ridiculous” rules regarding compensation for bereavement paid by insurance companies.

Lots of us will be looking for things to do this spring – particularly around the time of the Easter school holidays.

Police investigating the disappearance of Corrie McKeague are “clearly” missing “detective skills”, according to a former senior detective, but Suffolk police have hit back at the claims.

More than one child is exploited in Suffolk every day, new figures have revealed, but a charity boss has warned this is “just the tip of the iceberg”.

Are you stuck for what to do to celebrate Mother’s Day this weekend?

Ambulance crews have been held-up caring for patients at hospital emergency departments in Suffolk and Essex for more than five hours at a time.

Eight properties in Suffolk and Essex have been shortlisted for a prestigious architecture award.

As a search continues at a landfill site in Milton in Cambridgeshire, police are confirming that the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will be working alongside officers investigating Corrie McKeague’s disappearance.

A man thought to be in his 70s was rushed to hospital in a serious condition today after he collapsed in a supermarket.

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Children all over Suffolk will be proudly presenting their mums with flowers, chocolates and hand-crafted cards on Sunday as we celebrate Mother’s Day.

You could be forgiven for thinking there was some sort of carriageway cryptology going on in Boxford at the moment – with drivers facing messages like ‘S’ and ‘7’ when they arrive in the picturesque Suffolk village.

The new £1 coin being introduced next week has a hidden built in security feature to prevent forgery and a holographic image that changes depending on what angle it is viewed at.

What are you doing for Red Nose Day? See here to send in your stories and photos.

More than £75,000 has been given away to good causes in Suffolk to recognise the outstanding work they do in the community.

The ongoing problem of HGVs and speeding cars on Sudbury’s roads has been highlighted again a week after plans for a £40m relief road were revealed

It’s Mother’s Day on Sunday and if you have left your shopping a little late, don’t worry - independent shops across Suffolk have got it covered. Check out these gift ideas and feel inspired.

The whole of Sudbury owes a “debt of gratitude” to Roger Green for his efforts improving St Peter’s Church in Sudbury, Peter Gray said.

A Victorian hospital building will be retained by developers as they convert the former Sudbury landmark into 12 news flats and houses.

Five people have died after a knifeman brought terror to the heart of Westminster, mowing down pedestrians then stabbing an unarmed policeman before being shot by armed officers.

A Boden hat tried on by the Duchess of Cambridge is going under the hammer for charity.

There’s an ‘L’ of a lot of confusion in Boxford at the moment as UK Power Networks claims it can only paint the first two letters of the word ‘SLOW’ on the road as the remainder is outside its “permitted area”.

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The big derby in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division this weekend sees Hadleigh United host Brantham Athletic – the two sides both having their own targets between now and the end of the season.

AFC Sudbury boss Jamie Godbold is relishing the challenge of hosting relegation rivals Hendon this weekend.

Ipswich Town defender Tommy Smith has told a newspaper in New Zealand that he is 100% committed to playing for the national team, ahead of the All Whites’ World Cup qualifiers against Fiji.

With eight games to go, Ipswich Town are still not safe from relegation to League One, following a tough season in the Championship, and lost 3-1 at Cardiff City at the weekend.

He’s one of the most influential sporting coaches on the planet right now and if I were an England rugby union player, I would follow Eddie Jones to the end of the world.

Tui Uru (Ipswich) was among the try scorers as Eastern Counties beat Middlesex 34-12 in the RFU under-20 Shield at Shelford, to clinch a quarter-final place.

Mick McCarthy says his managerial record is the reason for his longevity at Portman Road, not owner Marcus Evans’ perceived patience with his managers.

A record number of young rugby players transformed Hadleigh, into the focal point of Mini-TAG rugby in Europe… and beyond.

Ipswich Witches held their 2017 press day at Ipswich Sports Club this morning, with all the riders in attendance.

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It was an entertaining action-packed first half that produced chances at both ends but, in a disappointing second period, the Sudbury custodian Marcus Garnham more than compensated for his crucial error on half-time and saved his relegation-threatened side from a heavier defeat.

Marcus Garnham has pulled no punches over AFC Sudbury’s perilous position and says now is the time for the team to stand up and be counted.

Benhall St Mary go into tomorrow’s Suffolk Junior Cup semi-final with Oulton Broad at Beccles Town, still challenging on three fronts.

An impressive squad of more than 50 Sudbury Joggers took part in last Sunday’s Colchester Half-Marathon.

The Jock Wadley Memorial Road Race at Layer-de-la-Haye finished in a mass sprint – said to be the first in its 35 year history – with Australian pro Steele von Hoff (One-Pro) just holding off Graham Briggs (JLT Condor) and fast-pedalling Junior Jacob Vaughan (VC Londres).

Experienced defender Christophe Berra says his Ipswich Town team-mates and manager, Mick McCarthy, do not allow fans’ criticism to affect them too much.

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy says rumours linking his players with moves away from Portman Road have had a negative effect.

Budding sports children are being urged to join Sudbury Tennis Club’s junior division after a highly successful first four years, which has seen the number of young people at the club grow from single figures to more than 100.

Sudbury faced second placed Brentwood on Saturday and again put up a competitive display against a well drilled side - the Essex side running out victors.

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