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A national furniture chain which has stores and its head office in the region is looking for a buyer after calling in administrators.

A man has died in hospital after a car crashed into a wall in Long Melford this morning.

The count down to Christmas has begun, with residents across Suffolk preparing for various Christmas lights switch on events.

The building of a new Samual Ward Academy, in Haverhill, is set to start next March with a finishing date set for Spring 2019.

Last minute plans have been put in place, in Sudbury, to have a replacement Christmas tree on the Market Square.

Two police dogs and a police helicopter had to be called after a man fled the scene of a car crash in Lakenheath in the early hours of this morning.

A Suffolk woman forked out almost £200 a week for domestic care despite agency workers cutting visits short, a government watchdog has found.

A charity chief is calling for so-called fix rooms to be brought to Suffolk for addicts to inject safely as figures show the number of people dying from drug misuse in the county has doubled in the last 10 years.

Emergency services have closed the A1092 Windmill Hill in Long Melford this morning after a vehicle crashed into a wall.

With the clock ticking last minute plans are being made for the annual Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre which is set to attract record crowds this year.

Ram-raiders smashed through the doors of a Halstead supermarket in the early hours of this morning and stole a cash machine.

The appeal to raise £500,000 to fund the creation of a new heart centre at the West Suffolk Hospital, in Bury St Edmunds, is taking to the road this week.

A charity has composed a list of 24 things you can do this advent to make a difference.

The “inspirational” man who recognised the vital need for end-of-life care and support across West Suffolk over 30 years ago has died at his home in Bury St Edmunds.

The boss of the region’s failing mental health trust has set out areas the organisation will focus on in order to recover.

Police appeal for information after safe taken from building in Sudbury

Tonight’s Lotto draw has an estimated £18.1 million jackpot after no ticket holders scooped Wednesday’s top prize.

Thousands of people turned out for festive light switch-on events in Suffolk and north Essex this week.

Visitors are being invited to celebrate a true Dickensian Christmas at Kentwell Hall, near Long Melford, over two weekends next month.

How well have you been keeping up with the region’s news in the last week? Find out with our East Anglia news round-up quiz.

Disabled swimmers in Sudbury can now access their pool more easily thanks to the generosity of a local business.

Pop on your Christmas jumper and get ready to feel festive at one of these Suffolk and north Essex Christmas markets.

MP for South Suffolk James Cartlidge has backed a campaign which aims to promote better training and opportunities for female coaches in football.

A woman is appealing for people to join her to make Sudbury a more dementia friendly town.

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Suffolk are searching for a new professional after award-winning batsman Jaik Mickleburgh confirmed he will not be able to commit to the whole of the 2018 Minor Counties season, writes Nick Garnham.

Suffolk will play eight T20 fixtures next season in a new-look Minor Counties programme, writes Nick Garnham.

Haverhill players dominated the Suffolk Winter Alliance meeting at Southwold last week.

In the Bostik League, Reece Dobson bagged a brace to grab AFC Sudbury a share of the points at Waltham Abbey.

Walsham-le-Willows enjoyed a fine 4-0 home win over Wivenhoe Town on Saturday.

Billy Bird’s secret is out – he has a Southern Area title fight in the New Year.

AFC Sudbury boss Mark Morsley is taking the positives from Tuesday night’s cup defeat to Suffolk rivals Needham as his charges return to league matters this weekend.

Mike Bacon discusses Suffolk FA’s decision to scrap extra-time in their cup competitions and Italy’s World Cup demise in his weekly column.

Stephen James (Renvale RT) took his fifth successive league win in the Hempton Senior cyclo-cross despite losing over a minute when debris stuck in an obscure part of his bike’s transmission.

The best of the county’s sporting talent was celebrated at the Suffolk Sports Awards at Kesgrave Hall, writes Elaine Anderson-Browne.

Billy Bird is a man with a secret – but says he is “buzzing” for the new year, writes Chris Lakey.

London 2 North

Woodford 12

Sudbury 56

Sudbury travelled to East London on Saturday to play Woodford, opponents they have not met for approximately 20 years, and came away with a convincing win.

AFC Sudbury manager Mark Morsley has said he will pick his ‘strongest available’ side against Needham Market in the Suffolk Premier Cup, at King’s Marsh Stadium, tomorrow night.

Bacon’s Bites: Mike Bacon’s thoughts on the sporting world. Who wants to live Down Under?

AFC Sudbury may be on a run of three games without a win, but there is still a positive mood in the camp heading into tomorrow’s clash with Tilbury.

Stowmarket assistant Alex Davey won the professional prize at the Suffolk Winter Alliance meeting on his home course on Sunday with a round of 71.

Wow! How many times can you remember an England football team coming back from 2-0 down to win 5-2?

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