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A toddler has been rushed to hospital with a fractured skull after a serious crash in Barningham this morning.

The resignation of the region’s ambulance trust’s medical director has been announced just a day after it was alleged 20 people died waiting for help whilst the service was stretched.

A woman complaining of back pain was released from her car by firefighters this morning after a crash in Barnadiston.

A 15th century coaching inn on the Suffolk-Essex border has been given a £150,000 facelift.

Engineers worked through the night to restore power to households across Suffolk and north Essex after the region was battered by winds of over 70mph.

An A&E department in Suffolk had to close to ambulances for a temporary period because patient safety was at risk, it has been revealed.

Staff at a west Suffolk primary school are celebrating following a ‘good’ rating by Ofsted five years after being placed in special measures.

Major traffic disruption and storm damage is being reported across the region today as gusts of up to 80mph were recorded in Suffolk and north Essex.

An MP has told parliament 20 people died in instances when ambulances arrived late to emergencies in East Anglia during a spell of intense pressure over the Christmas period.

A well known west Suffolk pub has suddenly closed its doors after the district council received a licence review application from police, stating the premises was ‘associated with serious crimes and disorder’.

Nearly nine nurses a day are leaving the NHS across the East of England, new figures reveal.

Three distraction thefts at cash machines in west Suffolk have prompted police to issue security advice.

Reports of dogs worrying livestock in Suffolk have prompted appeals for pet owners to act responsibly.

Paul Mackman is vice chair of the Eastern Board Chartered Institute of Marketing and managing director of Sudbury-based marketing agency Mackman Group, which celebrates 15 years in business in 2018. Here, he offers some advice to his younger self.

A new sixth form college in Bury St Edmunds which will open its doors to 700 students next year has unveiled its logo.

The fitness suite at Sudbury Sports Centre has undergone a facelift with new equipment and redecoration.

Forecasters have warned of strong winds of around 65mph that are expected to sweep into the county this evening, as a wet and windy night is expected to continue into the morning.

A Suffolk woman reported missing has been found safe and well.

A man from Bedfordshire has been arrested in connection with a ram-raid in Long Melford.

A world-renowned Suffolk harpist accused of taking the virginity of a schoolboy more than three decades ago told police the teenager had sexually assaulted her, a court has heard.

The Orwell Bridge is expected to close for the third time this winter as high winds are forecast again on Thursday morning.

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The Met Office has issued a weather warning for very strong winds across Suffolk and Essex.

A Great Cornard student will put her literary knowledge to the test after progressing to the area final of this year’s Book Mastermind.

Churches in and around Sudbury are joining the global Week of Prayer for Christian Unity with seven consecutive days of services.

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Yesterday, 12:45

Mike Bacon takes at look at how the Video Assistant Referee is working in football as asks, is there too much technology in the game now?

AFC Sudbury boss Mark Morsley feels his side are showing ‘shoots of success’, even if results may not seemingly suggest so.

Laura Sampson’s win in the Revel Outdoors women’s 90-minute mountain bike race in Brandon Park was convincing but not unexpected, writes Fergus Muir.

Mike Bacon takes a look at ‘No Hunger In Paradise’, the book and TV programme about youth academy football..

The Ipswich National Trophy cyclo-cross got off to the best possible start when Suffolk rider Stephen James won the first race of the day – for veterans aged 40-49.

AFC Sudbury boss Mark Morsley is pleased with the way his squad is developing, despite the west Suffolk side again drawing on Tuesday night.

Former Ipswich Town captain Carlos Edwards is looking forward to bringing his experience to Woodbridge Town, and says he still takes every game ‘very seriously’.

Former Ipswich Town captain Carlos Edwards would like to see more leaders on the pitch among the current crop of Blues players.

AFC Sudbury Manager Mark Morsley has today announced that he has agreed a deal with Brightlingsea Regent striker Phil Kelly to join the club on a two-season deal.

London Two North

Sudbury 47

Wanstead 17

Sudbury started 2018 with a superb home win against Wanstead, a side who had beaten them earlier in the season, writes Don Reekie.

Mike Bacon remembers the day Ipswich Town won the FA Cup – as 40 years on Town begin another FA Cup adventure...

Stephen James, already regional champion, moved a step closer to winning the Eastern Cyclo-Cross League when he rode away from the Senior Men’s field at Trinity Park to win the final race at the Ipswich Bicycle Club’s “Trinity Cross” by 33 seconds, writes Fergus Muir.

AFC Sudbury boss Mark Morsley has hit out at ‘negative’ Sudbury fans, a minority he says who have even resorted to booing some of their own players.

The Fourth Extreme Enduro at Foxborough Quarry in Sible Hedingham went ahead despite heavy rain.

AFC Sudbury boss Mark Morsley says his side must build on the commitment shown in their Boxing Day win at Mildenhall.

AFC Sudbury grabbed a valuable three points on the road at Mildenhall Town in Bostik North this afternoon.

Stenson Shield holders Aldeburgh face a testing first round match at Newton Green on Saturday, May 26 as they start the defence of their title.

Suffolk men’s winter training squad includes the players who disappointed in the Eastern Counties Foursomes and Anglian League. They are joined at Hintlesham by new faces who add to the competition for first and second team places.

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