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A 77-year-old widow has told of the hurt and pain she has suffered after necklaces given to her by her husband were stolen from her home by the suspected gang of prolific burglars.

Naughty elves have been holding toys captive, redecorating Christmas trees and swinging from the lampshades over the past week.

A campaign to prevent smokers from dropping thousands of cigarette butts in Sudbury’s streets every week is being hailed as a “huge success”.

Concerns about safety, traffic congestion and the loss of parking spaces have prevented council members from supporting current plans for the relocation of Sudbury bus station.

An oak sapling has been planted in Boxford by south Suffolk MP James Cartlidge to highlight the importance of conservation work in the area.

Police have launched an investigation into a string of 26 burglaries in the last two weeks across west Suffolk in which cash, jewellery and electrical items have been stolen.

A west Suffolk school have filled backpacks with educational items to help some of the world’s poorest children.

A pet food factory site in Sudbury is set to become the first in the group’s UK business to open its doors to pets in the workplace.

Through our iwitness24 site, readers are able to share their photos of Suffolk’s top beauty spots, of landmarks and of some of our amazing wildlife in action.

The “wonderful spirit” of Lavenham was demonstrated once again at the village’s Christmas Fayre over the weekend.

An 11-year-old girl from Colchester who police were searching for yesterday (December 2) has returned home.

Our judging panel put Christmas food from Suffolk supermarkets to the test to help you with your Christmas 2016 food shop.

The people behind the restoration of a west Suffolk church’s tower clocks have moved to reassure residents that the mechanism has been fixed and is awaiting installation.

Are you struggling to think of something to buy your loved one this Christmas? Don’t worry, we have put together a list of 14 gift ideas for the person in your life who already has everything they need.

A blocked sluice gate that caused the water level of the River Stour at Sudbury to drop drastically has now been fixed.

The sudden death of a young, creative and charitable Suffolk architect has left a community in shock, as tributes pour in to the Lego-mad classic-car enthusiast from Bury St Edmunds.

Remember Teddy the Maltese? Last Christmas the pampered Ipswich pooch melted hearts with his Father Christmas outfits and was named the winner of our annual Santa Paws competition.

Families in Ipswich, Felixstowe, Bury St Edmunds, Stowmarket, Woodbridge and Newmarket will be expecting a visit from a naughty little elf tonight as the Christmas tradition continues.

East Anglian estate agency Fenn Wright has acquired the Sudbury-based firm Thorntons for an undisclosed fee.

Lavenham will be turned into a winter wonderland this weekend for a three-day Christmas fair.

Parts of Suffolk shivered in temperatures as low as -4C (24.8F) overnight – and it is set to get even colder tonight.

Below-target ambulance response times to the most serious emergencies in Suffolk are improving in parts of the county, despite thousands more 999 calls being made.

Highway bosses will receive hundreds of thousands of pounds extra to tackle potholes in Suffolk next year, the EADT can reveal.

A jammed control gate on the River Stour in Sudbury remains stuck open today with water levels still perilously low in places.

A Sudbury man accused of sexually assaulting a woman who had fallen asleep after taking strong painkillers has been convicted by a jury.

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Monday, November 28, 2016

The Touchline SIL Senior Division side is guaranteed at least one representative in the semi-finals of this season’s Suffolk FA Senior Cup.

AFC Sudbury will host Gosport Borough in the First Round of the FA Trophy, while Leiston will travel to National League Premier side Bromley, provided they defeat Eastbourne Borough in tomorrow night’s replay.

Needham Market bounced back from their FA Trophy disappointment with a pleasing 1-0 win over local rivals AFC Sudbury in the Suffolk Premier Cup on Tuesday night.

AFC Sudbury, Brightlingsea Regent and Leiston have discovered their opponents for the Third Qualifying Round of the FA Trophy.

AFC Sudbury manager Jamie Godbold is keen for his side to build on the momentum of their last two results, when they host Romford in the FA Trophy today.

This was a five-star performance from AFC Sudbury particularly in the first half where three goals set the foundation for victory against a very capable Staines Town side.

Ryman Premier duo Needham Market and AFC Sudbury have been handed home draws in the Second Qualifying Round of the FA Trophy.

Goalkeeper Marcus Garnham and his AFC Sudbury team-mates have already experienced playing against one of the non-league big boys this season, and they would like to do it again in the FA Trophy.

Ryman League Premier rivals Needham Market and AFC Sudbury will meet in the quarter-finals of this season’s Suffolk FA Premier Cup.

Ryman League round-up

Tonbridge Angels inflicted the first defeat on AFC Sudbury to join Leiston as joint leaders of the Ryman League Premier Division by virtue of a solitary first-half goal.

When he takes to the roads in a charity bike ride next month, cyclist Danny Driver is expecting to stand out amongst the sea of high tech bicycles and Lycra.

Are you agile, brave, prepared to wear protective armour and face a barrage of hockey balls travelling at speeds of up to 60mph – and female?

A historic day for a Suffolk non-league club is set to place them “firmly on the football map” with the official opening of their stadium following a £750,000 refurbishment.

The 2016/17 season fixtures have been released by the English Football League for the Championship, League One and League Two.

Sudbury’s first triathlon was hailed a success at the weekend as around 75 people took part.


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