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A taskforce set up to support staff at a Sudbury firm earmarked for closure says it is doing “everything it can” to progress the possibility of a takeover with existing workers kept on.

Barry Gaspar has been elected as the new chairman of Babergh District Council.

No patients died as a result ambulance delays during the winter but three people did suffer severe harm, according to independent analysis.

The weather forecast for the Bank Holiday weekend looks set to be mostly fine and dry for Suffolk and parts of Essex.

A 19-year-old man from Sudbury has been banned from driving for two years and given a 12-month suspended prison sentence after he failed to stop following an accident.

A Suffolk man who has been reported missing is believed to be using crutches after injuring his leg, police have said.

A Suffolk community has been left outraged, shocked and dismayed after an 18-year-old was stabbed in Newmarket.

Writer Richard Curtis says he would love to call his new film being shot in the region ‘Suffolk Lad’ – but he doesn’t think Americans could pronounce the county’s name.

Three groups have boosted the funds of the My WiSH Charity’s Every Heart Matters appeal to just over £1,000.

The opening of a new legal advice hub in Suffolk has been so successful that leaders have already set their sights on expansion.

Dramatic cuts have enabled health services in Suffolk and north-east Essex to slice their deficit by even more than planned – but there’s still a long way to go to break even.

Critically ill patients in Suffolk are waiting too long for an ambulance despite new measures being introduced to tackle delays, figures reveal.

Ipswich Maritime Festival bosses are preparing to hoist the colours for the event’s return this year, as organisers have confirmed it will be annual once again.

Suffolk Cineworld Cinemas have revealed some of the odd items they have had handed in to their lost property department - including a large amount of cash, cable ties and false teeth.

More than £430,000 of payments to dead people and duplicate invoices had to be recovered by a Suffolk council last year, new figures reveal.

Find out what date Father’s Day is this year so you don’t leave buying a present until last minute.

Sudbury Town Council is restoring the town’s War Memorial in time to commemorate the end of World War One in November.

A spike in Suffolk school pupil exclusions in March has raised concerns that children likely to get lower grades may be removed from mainstream schools before they sit GCSE exams.

Can you recognise members of the royal family by just hearing their voice? See how well you do here.

The most anticipated day of 2018 has arrived, make sure you stay up-to-date with what is happening in Windsor here.

The family of an 86-year-old cyclist who died in Great Waldingfield yesterday have released a tribute to him.

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses after the death of a cyclist in Great Waldingfield, near Sudbury.

A man has been charged with racially abusing a medic on board an ambulance in Suffolk.

The use of natural flood management schemes to protect properties in East Anglia is likely to become more commonplace, according to the Environment Agency’s flood risk manager for the region.

A scheme to recruit school governors has been relaunched in Suffolk in a bid to overturn high vacancy numbers.

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Sudbury suffered a rare setback last weekend, losing their first match of the season in the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League by a big margin of 169 runs at home to Horsford.

In his latest Garnett on Golf column, Tony Garnett reports on the Eastern Counties Challenge Cup at Woodbridge and the first round of the Stenson Shield, which is set to get started on Saturday.

It was the sort of day time-trialists dream about. Despite outwardly unattractive conditions, both the VC Norwich 25 at Larling and the Eastern Counties CA 50 at Six Mile Bottom produced personal bests by the dozen, writes Fergus Muir.

Walsham-le-Willows completed a notable double at the Crown Imperial Youth Cup Finals Day, writes Nick Garnham.

Head coach Andy Northcote anticipates a ‘cracking fixture’ when his Suffolk side host Buckinghamshire in the Unicorns Trophy on Sunday, writes Nick Garnham.

Sudbury won a very tight contest against previously unbeaten Frinton-on-Sea in a rain-affected East Anglian Premier League clash at Friars Street on Saturday.

Alice Barlow of Hintlesham retained the Churchman Challenge Cup as Suffolk Ladies’ champion for the third successive year.

Mildenhall Cycling Club has unveiled details for this year’s Mildenhall Cycling Festival, including a brand-new event as part of the expanding line-up!

A sun-drenched afternoon of cycle racing in the Suffolk village of Ixworth climaxed in a long solo bid for victory by Mark Richards, writes Fergus Muir.

Champions Sudbury continued their impressive start to the season, thanks to big centuries from the experienced duo of Tom Huggins and Darren Batch in an 88-run win at Burwell & Exning on Saturday

Manager Denis Handley described retaining the Suffolk Primary Cup as a ‘massive achievement’ for Bures United, writes Nick Garnham.

In his latest column, Don Topley discusses the new 100-ball cricket format – and gives his verdict on the idea.

Ipswich Town Ladies manager Ralph Pruden and captain Amanda Crump were both delighted to defend their county crown as the club celebrated a fourth successive Suffolk FA Women’s County Cup triumph with a 5-1 victory over AFC Sudbury at Colchester United’s Weston Homes Community Stadium, writes Kieren Standley.

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Ipswich Town Ladies responded to an early scare as they came from a goal down to brush aside AFC Sudbury 5-1 and lift the Suffolk FA Women’s Cup in front of a bumper crowd at a hot and sunny Weston Homes Community Stadium, writes Kieren Standley.

Against a backdrop of blue skies and scorching sunshine, spectators flocked in their droves into the Greene King IPA Haberden, home of Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club, to enjoy a day of exhilarating fast-paced rugby sevens, writes Becky Haywood.

The years rolled away this weekend. There was a feeling of the 1970s in the air as the New Wolsey Theatre premiered Our Blue Heaven, its musical celebration of Ipswich Town’s May 1978 FA Cup win over Arsenal.

More than 4,000 fans are expected to enjoy the annual feast of top drawer sevens rugby on offer in Bury St Edmunds this weekend.

Head coach Andy Northcote says exciting times are ahead with the inclusion of England international Tymal Mills in Suffolk’s T20 squad for this weekend’s opening group games.

Lowestoft fireman Seb Herrod took a lone win in the CC London Road Race near Saffron Walden. Next over the finish line high above the Cam valley was Gary Munro (CC Sudbury), writes Fergus Muir.

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