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As the bank holiday approaches, health professionals in Suffolk are urging people to be prepared and avoid an unnecessary trip to A&E.

Summer is almost here - at least that is what the calendar tells us, but who forgot to tell Mother Nature?

Temperatures could soar up to 28C (82.4F) this Bank Holiday weekend, but forecasters have warned of a risk of thunderstorms.

In 20 years the Bury St Edmunds Whitsun Fayre has grown from a flower and plant market to two day event full of family fun and attractions.

Armed police are patrolling in the vicinity of the Apex and Arc shopping centre in Bury St Edmunds.

Doctors’ surgeries in Suffolk are hiring paramedics and bringing in reinforcements from America as bosses look at “creative” ways to fill staffing gaps.

A woman accused of being involved in an arson attack at a flat in Great Cornard told police she had not gone into the flat or started the fire.

Many places will close on Bank Holiday Monday but no matter how prepared you are, there will always be unexpected circumstances which could prompt an urgent need to head to the shops.

A popular Suffolk wedding venue and hotel has mysteriously shut up shop overnight, allegedly leaving couples and customers in the dark.

A village drama group have announced plans to once again perform open-air Shakespeare in the grounds of a historic property in Lavenham.

Hundreds of dogs helped to raise thousands of pounds for St Nicholas Hospice Care.

What started as a small dispute over a garden wall has boiled over, with police called and a Suffolk councillor resigning.

As the big day approaches, we’ve put together a list of must-do activities and attractions at this year’s Suffolk Show, being held on May 31 and June 1 at Trinity Park in Ipswich. The annual two-day extravaganza will showcase the best of Suffolk’s food, countryside and agricultural heritage, while providing a great half-term day out for families.

The countdown to the 10th annual Suffolk Dog Day begins today with the launch of an online poll to find the county’s favourite canine breeds.

Advice has been issued to parents and teachers on how they should respond to children’s questions and behaviour in the event of a terrorist attack.

Two new low-cost retail stores are coming to Bury St Edmunds, as a long redundant site is brought back into use.

A Suffolk man and two women accused of setting fire to a flat in Great Cornard made several attempts to get the fire going, it has been alleged.

Months of major roadworks on a key route into Bury St Edmunds are set to start, as a double roundabout is removed under £2.8million plans to improve roads across the town.

An animal lover who travelled hundreds of miles from her Suffolk home to give a new life to an unwanted breeding dog has launched an appeal to help pay for veterinary care.

Bank Holiday revellers in Suffolk and north Essex will bask in temperatures far warmer than the average for May this weekend, forecasters believe.

People have until midnight to register to vote in the June 8 snap General Election.

After two-and-a-half inches of rainfall during set-up week, the skies cleared for a sunny 178th Hadleigh Show – enjoyed by a record number of visitors.

The historic village of Lavenham provided the perfect backdrop for a wartime-themed commemorative weekend.

A Suffolk-based recruitment expert has launched a business designed to make life easier for companies searching for new employees.

Thousands of students in Suffolk and Essex have this week sat their GCSE exams, but can you correctly answer these eight sample GCSE questions?

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Goalkeeper Marcus Garnham is looking forward to a new challenge after deciding to leave relegated AFC Sudbury.

FERGUS MUIR brings you the latest cycling news from the region in his weekly column.

NICK GARNHAM looks at the success of the Suffolk FA County Cup Finals in his latest Live Football, Love Football column.

Diss Town have named Paul Bugg as their new first team manager to replace Ross Potter.

Bury St Edmunds are rock bottom of the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League, but the return of last season’s saviour could well be the tonic that the Victory Road club have so badly needed.

Isthmian Premier Leiston are set to complete the signing of AFC Sudbury midfielder Rob Eagle on a two-year deal.

Sudbury made it five wins out of five to continue their superb start to the season, in the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League, thanks to a crushing 10-wicket win over Great Witchingham.

TONY GARNETT takes a look at the latest golfing news from the region in his Garnett on Golf column.

TOM MORTLOCK reflects on the season at Ipswich Town Ladies, which saw them retain the Suffolk Cup and thump rivals Norwich, but struggle in the league at times.

Newton Green seniors are through to the second round of the Suffolk Beaumont Trophy after a 14-hole victory over Rushmere.

Ipswich Witches teenage reserve Connor Mountain is determined to ride through a difficult spell he is currently enduring.

Join sports writer Chris Brammer and Archant Suffolk’s chief football writer, Stuart Watson, as they discuss a difficult season for Ipswich Town in the Championship.

The Championship season has barely finished yet the stories never stop when it comes to Ipswich Town.

For the first time in the club’s history Boxford Bowls Club has two teams in the Sudbury Mixed Triple League (SMTL) this season.

AFC Sudbury Manager Danny Laws praised his ‘great group’ of players after they lifted the Suffolk FA Under-18 Midweek Cup.

Suffolk Under-18 Midweek Cup Final

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Four goals in a 15-minute spell as the end of the first-half saw AFC Sudbury blow away Walsham-le-Willows in the Suffolk FA Under-18 Midweek Cup Final.

It’s been 15 long years since Ipswich Town graced the Premier League and the Blues will face a 16th successive season in the second-tier of English football come August.

It hasn’t been all shale and speedway bikes in the King household this week.

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