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View over Sudbury showing the area that could be used for the bypass.

Preliminary work to secure a much-needed bypass for Sudbury has been praised by a Government minister.

Sean Hickey from Haverhill who died while out cycling in Clare

A memorial jersey left in tribute to a cyclist killed in Clare after being hit by a car has been reported stolen two days before his funeral.

Spec-taculars after completing the Race for Life. From left, Sian Birtwistle, Jo Birtwistle, Teresa Knights, Julia Thurston, Heather Banks, Lisa Tonkes, Emma Mobbs, Lesley Powell and Katie Belsey.

A team of Suffolk optical workers has raised £1,500 to help fight cancer after finishing a running event.

Carnival Queen Georgia Pilgrim and princesses Maisie Higgs and Chloe Thomas

The recently revived Sudbury Carnival will take place in a new location this year in a bid to attract more visitors.

High Street, Lavenham.

After almost four years of consultation and research, a referendum is set to take place later this year on a blueprint that could shape future development in a historic west Suffolk village.

Twelve community groups have been chosen to recreate John Constable's Wivenhoe Park to mark its 200th anniversary.

Twelve community groups who will each recreate a section of a John Constable masterpiece to mark its 200th anniversary have been unveiled.

Ten D-Day veterans were honoured at the Stowmarket Royal British Legion Club after receiving the Legion d'Honneur awards from the French Government.

“We owe all of you so much. Not just my generation, but my children’s and grandchildren’s, because you were the saviours of the free world.”

Christian McClean at Twerton

A former professional footballer was the victim of a hit and run in Essex.

Holly and Elliot Duffety

A mother’s wish to send her twin children to the same primary school has come true after Suffolk County Council admitted that an administration error hampered the application process.

GV - Ipswich Crown Court

A teenager who carried out a robbery armed with a knife and a pair of scissors at a Sudbury shop has been sent to a young offenders’ institution for three years.

Spanton Jarman Collection - The Buttermarket and Moyses Hall in the 1890s.

A newly digitised collection of black and white photographs serves as a nostalgic glimpse into Bury’s rich past, writes Martine Silkstone

Stationary traffic after the accident on the A14 at Stowmarket.

Cuts of almost a quarter to bus service funding in Suffolk have been blamed as a major contributor to the “health emergency” of air pollution.

Lavenham Pharmacy was damaged yesterday after a van crashed into it.

Police are working to establish what caused a runaway van to career down Lavenham’s high street and crash into the wall of a pharmacy.


A woman in her 60s is in a serious, possibly life-threatening condition after coming off her bicycle in Sudbury.

Police are investigating the incident. Stock image.

Police are urging homeowners in Haverhill to make sure their doors are locked after a ‘creeper’ burglary.

Stella Tennant presents John Maisey with the Weavers Company Silver Medal at Saddlers Hall London

Sudbury weaver John Maisey has scooped an award from the Worshipful Company of Weaves in London.

East Street Sudbury after the Zeppelin raid in 1916

A century after a German Zeppelin airship carried out a terrifying bombing raid over west Suffolk resulting in five deaths, the story of that fateful night is to be retold at a local museum.

Brantham Industrial Estate

Plans to build 320 homes on the derelict Brantham Industrial Estate were given the green light by Babergh District Council’s planning committee this morning.

Bethany Foster will be on the Cookery Theatre stage at this year's Suffolk Show.

The names of a host of top chefs from across East Anglia who will be staging live cookery demonstrations to Suffolk Show-goers this year have been revealed.

An HGV trying to negotiate the corner of Friars Street and Station Road

The owner of a building which was damaged twice in six months by container lorries claims that “nothing has been done” to prevent it from happening again.

Reunion and celebration of 80th anniversary of Sudbury Girls' High School at St Gregory's, Sudbury.

Around 60 former pupils of the old Sudbury Girls’ High School got together at the weekend to share memories and celebrate a special milestone.

High levels of air pollution around Suffolk

More than 600 deaths across Suffolk and north Essex have been blamed on poor air quality, official figures show, prompting calls for faster action to tackle the deadly issue.

Bury St Edmunds Magistrates' Court

Government pledges to provide “alternative” provision for local justice when Bury St Edmunds Magistrates’ Court closes have been labelled an insulting “meagre sop”, with a provisional closing date now just four months away.

Are you planning a street party? This is a Jubillee Party in 1977 in Henniker Road

, Ipswich.

Celebrations for Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday are set to continue next month with a number of street parties planned.

Dilly and Bryan Tuck have been married for 56 years and are renewing their wedding vows. He has dementia. This is for dementia awareness week feature. Risby Park Nursing home.

Dilly and Bryan Tuck have tied the knot again, 56 years after they did it the first time. As the couple face all the challenges brought by dementia, Dilly tells Emma Brennan the story behind a very special occasion.

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Saturday, May 21, 2016
Adam Webster - Picture: Joe Pepler

Ipswich Town are preparing to tweak their approach in the Championship next season, with the signing of cultured Portsmouth centre-back Adam Webster.

Christian McClean at Twerton

A former professional footballer was the victim of a hit and run in Essex.

Robert Eagle

AFC Sudbury manager Jamie Godbold has made his first two signings of the summer at the newly-promoted Ryman Premier Division club.

Billy Bird Vs Evaldas Korsakas at the Braintree Leisure Center.
14th May 2016   Billy Bird with British Classic Challenge Belt, light middle weight

Mandatory BYLINE    Jerry Daws /

Billy Bird says he will never forget the night he won a title fight in his hometown, after lifting the International Challenge light-middleweight title.

Jamie Godbold is congratulated by fans after winning promotion this season

Highly-rated manager Jamie Godbold insists he has unfinished business at Ryman Premier League newcomers AFC Sudbury, after turning down the advances of Conference South side Chelmsford City.

A Barracudas player breaks in their upset defeat over last year's champions Northampton Saints

A crowd of nearly 4,000 fans basked in the sunshine as they took in the red-hot action at the eighth annual Greene King IPA Sevens tournament, at Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club, on Sunday.

Sean Hickey from Haverhill who died while out cycling in Clare

Friends of Haverhill man Sean Hickey, who died after a collision with a car in west Suffolk, have paid tribute to the “kind, funny guy” and talented cyclist.

Fishing at Waldegraves.

Read some of our top picks for a relaxing spot of fishing in East Anglia.

Kevin Keen, who has left his post as manager of Colchester United this afternoon

On Sleeping Giants this week, we discuss Colchester United’s next move, the Whizzinator, sporting cheats and painful moments.

Mick McCarthy celebrates Ipswich Town's draw at Middlesbrough on Saturday

Some of the last-ditch defending was excellent, while Bartosz Bialkowski was his usual sublime self in goal, making two fine saves.

Dimitrios Konstantopoulos saves a Jonas Knudsen effort during the Ipswich's defeat at home to Middlesbrough in December

Ipswich Town face a formidable test this afternoon when they travel to Championship title contenders, Middlesbrough.

Mick McCarthy

The play-off dream is all but over for another season, but Mick McCarthy doesn’t sense a change in mood amongst the Portman Road faithful.

Tom Rash (Copdock & Old Ipswichian)

Ahead of the start of the East Anglian Premier League season tomorrow, here is your guide to the five Suffolk clubs, and their respective captains’ hopes for the new campaign.

Bury St Edmunds entertain high flying Frinton at the Victory Ground.
Unsuccesfull big appeal from Mike Comber for David Brent's dismissal

Sudbury’s promotion last season means that five clubs from the Two Counties Championship will be plying their trade in the region’s top league, the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League, this summer.

Danny King inside Ulrich Ostergaard and Nicklas Porsing during heat thirteen of the Ipswich v Peterborough (League Cup) meeting at Foxhall Stadium, Ipswich, Suffolk, UK on 14 April 2016. Picture: Steve Waller

On episode 12 of Sleeping Giants, we discuss a great Ipswich Witches win, hear from rider Paco Castagna and learn about the boxer who came back to win with a dislocated shoulder.

All 20 competitors before the start

A duathlon aimed at encouraging more people to take on multi-discipline sporting challenges attracted 20 athletes who completed a 2km run, 8km cycle ride and a final 1.5km run.

AFC Sudbury win the Ryman North title

Bury Town, without a win in their last 13 games, in all competitions, entertain champions AFC Sudbury in a Ryman North clash at Ram Meadow tonight (kick-off 7.45pm).

Danny Thrower (right)

Thurlow Nunn football round-up from the weekend

Michael Brothers (left)

Ryman League round-up from Saturday, April 9.


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