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Tracy Root with Ruff and Tumble... or Tumble and Ruff. 'I definitely love cats as much as dogs, but I think dogs give you more back than a cat'

The BBC has set the cat among the pigeons with the launch of a short series with a provocative title – Cats v Dogs: Which is Best?

The launch of a campaign for better mobile phone signal in Boxford and South Suffolk with MP James Cartlidge.

Improving mobile phone signals in rural Suffolk could be a matter of “life and death”.

Tommy Leggett does a marathon around the Weston Homes Community Stadium to raise money for his ill son. Photo: Richard Blaxall/Colchester United

A Colchester United fan is set to run almost 40 miles from the club’s home ground to Essex rivals Southend United to raise money for his sick son who has a rare condition.

Events such as Thursday's Harry Potter Night have helped libraries become a hub for the community

People in Suffolk are today being urged people to back their local library – or risk losing them.

Fire crews at Cafe Nero Feb 2016 - Sudbury

A fire that broke out in Sudbury’s main shopping street this morning demonstrates the need to retain threatened fire services, the town’s mayor has said.

Local chefs teamed up with students at West Suffolk College, in Bury St Edmunds, to put on a Best of Suffolk dining event at the college's Edmunds restaurant.

Students and diners got the best of both worlds at the West Suffolk College campus.

Nik and Kate Forsstrom have taken over the Hare pub in Long Melford

A former Suffolk woman has returned to the county to run a popular village pub.

Cobblers and Keys opens its new premises in Borehamgate in Sudbury. Their previous shop was destroyed by fire. From left: Lee Fosker, Mike Evans, Jack Owen, Chris Smith and Simon Evans.

A business which was completely destroyed by the Sudbury blaze last September has reopened in new premises.

The former Fleetwood Caravans site in Long Melford where the development will be built

A 44-home development on a controversial site in the centre of Long Melford is to go ahead after planners gave the scheme the green light.

The Long Melford Street Fair is set to go ahead with a new organising committee. L-R: John Nunn, Stuart Poole and Colin Woodhouse.

A popular annual street fair which was cancelled this year because it had become “too big” is back on after a “public outcry” on social media.

Firefighters were called to a chimney fire in Sudbury

Firefighters were called to a property in Sudbury last night following reports of a chimney fire.

The Orwell Bridge

Delays on the A14 have been caused by a multi-car crash on the Orwell Bridge.

28 KS2 children from Clare Community Primary School went to the 02 this week to take part in the Young Voices concert with 700+ other children.

Children from Clare went to The O2, in London, be part of one of the largest choirs in the world.

Firefighters tackle a blaze at a farm near Framlingham last month.

Health and safety rules and increased traffic volumes are playing a part, Suffolk’s chief fire officer said.

The water main burst is the second this weekend after the A134 at Assington was closed for emergency work

A diversion that saw drivers making a 30-mile detour around the A134 at Assington came to an end this weekend.

An East of England Ambulance.

A road between Bures and Little Cornard has been blocked after a collision.

Rail delays are affecting Abellio Greater Anglia trains

Rail delays between Marks Tey and Sudbury this morning have been caused by a train fault.

Police stock image.

The marked Essex Police car hit a telegraph pole in Wickham Bishops. The Audi, registration LM65 KUG, has not been located.

Diversion signs from the Boxted Road roundabout with the A134 at Colchester

Motorists will likely have an extra 20 miles to travel until Sunday evening as a stretch of the A134 remains closed at Assington because of a burst water main.

Tesco at Copdock will remain open 24 hours

Several Tesco stores across Suffolk are set to be stripped of 24 hour opening times from March, as part of a nationwide cull by the supermarket giant.

The Blue Page, by Thomas Gainsborough

A portrait by one of Suffolk’s most famous painters has sold for more than £2m in New York.

Bury St Edmunds' mayor Patrick Chung said it would be a

Ever wondered what would be the Mayfair of Bury St Edmunds?

The EADT campaign to keep free parking in Sudbury.

Shoppers in Sudbury have given a resounding ‘no’ to the idea of introducing short-stay parking charges in the town.

Firefighters and emergency services at the scene of the blaze at the Market Hill end of Friars Street in Sudbury on September 6

Firefighters in Sudbury have formulated their official response to county council proposals that would see the local fire station downgraded.

Police have closed of a large part of High Road in Great Finborough after a serious accident.

A woman has died following a two car crash in Great Finborough this afternoon.

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Community sport

Tommy Leggett does a marathon around the Weston Homes Community Stadium to raise money for his ill son. Photo: Richard Blaxall/Colchester United

A Colchester United fan is set to run almost 40 miles from the club’s home ground to Essex rivals Southend United to raise money for his sick son who has a rare condition.

RFC Sudbury v Ipswich.

Sudbury marched on in London 1 North with an emphatic 45-0 home win against local rivals Ipswich and, for the sixth consecutive game, they scored 40 points.

Jamie Godbold.

AFC Sudbury manager Jamie Godbold has challenged his side to start another impressive unbeaten run, after his league leaders were hammered at home to ten-man Thurrock on Saturday.

Ryan Henshaw went close in the second half

If AFC Sudbury fail to lift the Ryman North title this season, then you can bet your bottom dollar that Thurrock will.

Woodbridge Town's George Bowman

A round-up of the weekend’s Thurlow Nunn League games.

Needham Market's Luke Ingram

A round-up of the weekend’s Ryman League games

Ian Marshall

The Ian Marshall Football Academy is hosting a taster session for students interested in enrolling at the centre.


Ipswich Town footballers Mick Mills and Roger Osborne with the FA Cup on Ipswich Cornhill in April 1978

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Ipswich Town’s FA Cup-winning hero Roger Osborne believes the competition has ‘lost a bit of its sparkle’, as Blues fans reflect on another early exit from the competition.

James Webster

Jamie Webster’s Brightlingsea Regent are proving to be the comeback kings of Ryman North, following another eye-catching result at promotion candidates Cray Wanderers on Saturday, writes Carl Marston.

Jordan Blackwell celebrates his goal to put AFC Sudbury 1-0 up in the Romford v AFC Sudbury match at Thurrock, on 13 January 2016.      
Picture: Steve Waller

AFC Sudbury’s terrific winning run might be over, but manager Jamie Godbold was still delighted with his side’s 1-1 draw against promotion rivals AFC Hornchurch on Saturday.

Cole Skuse gets up close to Burnley's Joey Barton

Ipswich Town returned from fellow promotion-chasers Burnley with a hard-fought point, on a rain-sodden afternoon in Lancashire on Saturday.

Christophe Berra is dazed after an early collision at Burnley

It wasn’t a classic, but as team performances go you will be hard pressed to find a better one from play-off chasing Ipswich Town this season, as they battled to a 0-0 draw at Burnley.

Jonathan Parr

Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Jonathan Parr will return to the Ipswich Town squad for the Blues’ trip to Burnley, in the Championship, on Saturday.

Luke Hyam

Ipswich Town have recalled midfielder Luke Hyam from his loan spell at Rotherham United.

Undated handout photo issued by ITV of Kieron Dyer who has been revealed as one of the contestants for I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! 2015. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday November 10, 2015. Also among the 10-strong line-up is Diana Princess of Wales biographer Lady Colin Campbell, fashion guru Susannah Constantine, Spandau Ballet's Tony Hadley, TV personality Yvette Fielding, X Factor choreographer Brian Friedman and Union J's George Shelley. See PA story SHOWBIZ Celebrity. Photo credit should read: ITV/PA Wire

NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

Former Ipswich Town and England footballer Kieron Dyer has donated his personalised shirt from ITV show I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! for charity.

James Cartlidge tries out new 3G Sudbury pitch

A local MP has been testing out his ball skills on a recently installed all-weather artificial football pitch.

Jason Dozzell, pictured with former team-mate, Simon Milton

Ipswich Town promotion hero Jason Dozzell will be taking part in a question and answer session with fans at ‘Legends on the Town’, at the Dove Street Inn, on Monday night (December 7).

Sudbury v South Woodham Ferrers - rugby action.

Sudbury got back to winning ways in style on Saturday in London North 2.

One in, one out at AFC Sudbury

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Jack Wilkinson (yellow), who has returned to AFC Sudbury for a third spell

AFC Sudbury boss Jamie Godbold has been busy in the transfer market of late.


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