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An art exhibition is set to make a difference to Suffolk’s older people in more ways than one this winter.

The injured Peregrine Falcon which was illegally shot is recovering at Lavenham Falconry in Monks Eleigh.

A new report that lays bare the scale of UK wildlife crime reveals the East of England to be the second-worst region in Britain for the illegal persecution of wild birds.

The council is to discuss the future of Belle Vue House in Sudbury.

A campaigner is hoping to save a historic council-owned property in a Sudbury park and turn it into a business hub with function rooms.

Juniper Flowers in Sudbury is set to hold a vintage tea party for the Forget Me Not dementia campaign. Jane Clark (left) and Anne Juniper-Dickson.

Despite it being named after him, George Juniper never got to see Juniper Flowers florists in Sudbury.

Big Night Out, Long Melford  - 2012

The group behind of one of Suffolk’s most high profile fireworks displays is making sweeping changes to the event this year in a bid to raise more money for the local charities it supports.

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Suffolk County Council has been accused of “treating local people with contempt” over the consultation on children’s centres.

Dyslexia Awareness Week November 3 to November 9

A Haverhill opticians will be helping to raise awareness of dyslexia next month.

Gainsborough's House director Mark Bills.

This coming Sunday, October 26, 
will be the last opportunity to visit the exhibition, “Rembrandt the Printmaker”, at Gainsborough’s House, in Sudbury.

Autumnal colour in Daws Hall Nature Reserve in Lamarsh. Major Iain Grahame is pictured with Nyssa Tupelo and Nyssa Sinensis's turning red.

Autumn shades of red and gold stand out among the green at Daws Hall in Lamarsh, near Sudbury.

Absolute Bowie

The Quay Theatre, in Sudbury, plays host to Absolute Bowie, pictured, this coming Friday, at 7.30pm.

The week in pictures

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After making his 300th appearance in a Woodbridge Town shirt last weekend, player-manager Jamie Scales admits that he is ‘loving every minute’ of his time in charge of the Woodpeckers.

Jono Cooke Woodbridge

Sudbury secured their most important win of the season against third-placed Harlow on Saturday to make it six in a row, with a 22-15 win in London 3 North.

Bury Town (Stock photo).

Here is our round up of Ryman League action from around Suffolk this weekend.

River swimming with Matt Gaw.

As Suffolk and Essex’s rivers and lakes return to full health, it’s not just wildlife that is heading back to the water. Matt Gaw looks at the rise of wild swimming and the best places to take a dip this autumn.

Marcus Garnham has left Ram Meadow in pursuit of a new challenge

After more than seven fond and memorable years at Bury Town, highly-rated goalkeeper Marcus Garnham is ready for a fresh start in the non-league scene.

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