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Thomas Gainsborough GCSE 2016 group picture

Students at Great Cornard’s Thomas Gainsborough School, which had some of the most improved maths and English results in Suffolk, have spoken of their delight on GCSE results day.

Stour Valley Community School headteacher Christine Inchley with top student Lewis Ruddock and parents Lynne and Mark

A schoolboy at Stour Valley Community School achieved its best-ever GCSE results today.

Pupils celebrate at the Sudbury Ormiston Academy - Gemma Marsh and James Cooper

Special praise went to a GCSE student from Ormiston Sudbury Academy who passed his English and maths exams after having open heart surgery when he was 13.

West Suffolk pupils receive their GCSE results
Emotional King Edward VI School pupils in Bury St Edmunds

Schools across the area are celebrating outstanding GCSE results after months of waiting.

GCSE Results Day - St Benedict’s Catholic School in Bury. Left to right, Tia Lowman, Niall Morris, Rachel Ellis, Georgina Coll, Peter Bryan, Ben Campbell, Abin Jose.

Youngsters across Suffolk will this morning end their anxious wait as they pick up their GCSE results.

Audrey Barlow was waken to West Suffolk Hospital after the fall

The standards at a care home near Sudbury have been criticised after the death of one of their residents.

Sudbury Bus Station.

A staunch opponent of moving Sudbury’s bus station to Girling Street has admitted to a change of heart after a meeting with Babergh’s deputy leader.

A week-long police campaign is being run to clamp down on speeding motorists in Suffolk this week.

Great Britain's Mo Farah with his gold medal following the Men's 10,000m final at the Olympics Stadium on the eighth day of the Rio Olympics Games, Brazil.

Sports chiefs say it essential to keep the momentum going and capitalise on the inspiration of Team GB’s record-breaking Olympians to get Suffolk fit and healthy.

Emergency services attended the crash

Emergency services are at the scene of a single vehicle accident on Bures Road, Little Cornard.

Ipswich Magistrates' Court.

Just six weeks before Suffolk loses two of its three magistrates’ courts, serious concerns about the readiness of the Ipswich court to cope with the extra caseload have been raised.

A-Level results day at Northgate High School in Ipswich.

Hundreds of students across Suffolk and north Essex have been finding out their A-Level results today.

A bird takes a cold bath, by Pamela Bidwell.

Suffolk is enjoying some beautiful summer weather.

Shannon Smith And Nick Leon from Thomas Gainsborough School are now engaged after collecting their eam results

A student who had to retake her GCSEs three years ago now has double reason to celebrate – after achieving three distinction grades in her BTEC exams and getting engaged.

Find tasty vegetarian food in Suffolk.

The veggie lifestyle – or semi-veggie lifestyle – is one that seems to be appealing to more and more people, and in Suffolk we have a number of fantastic restaurants and cafes dedicated to serving tasty vegetarian food.

A- Level students gather at the County Upper Shool in Bury St Edmunds for their A-Level results.

Students in the west of the county are eagerly awaiting their A-level results this morning as a record number of pupils nationwide achieve places at UK universities.

Staff celebrating Stuard Inns' fifth anniversary at the Long Melford Swan, from left, Marta Majkowska, Delphine Barrais, Rochelle Pars, Thomas Bushell (head chef) and Lil Ravensdale (front of house manager).

Family-owned pub company Stuart Inns has marked its fifth anniversary at the Long Melford Swan by unveiling expansion plans.

File picture of Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service fire engines.

Firefighter have surrounded a fire in Long Melford and the incident is now under control, the fire service have said.

Norfolk Police. Photo: Steve Adams

Emergency services are currently at the scene of a crash in Sudbury.

AFC Sudbury's Wardale Williams Stadium

A footballer has received a summons to court after AFC Sudbury fans were allegedly abused when he was sent off for allegedly breaking another player’s nose.

Babergh councillors Simon Barrett and David Holland (right) at Borehamgate shopping centre

Opponents of moving Sudbury’s bus station to Girling Street have disputed claims it would be impossible to make the current site part of a multi-million-pound regeneration of Hamilton Road.

The police investigation centre at Martlesham Heath Police HQ.

A suspect has been remanded in custody by magistrates after he was charged with raping two women in Great Cornard.

Jess Glynne

There was no place I would rather have been tonight, writes Natalie Sadler.

Northgate House, Northgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 1HQ. Guide price of £2,500,000. Pic: Jackson-Stops & Staff’s.

Sales of million-pound properties rose dramatically in Suffolk last year, reaching almost 100 for the first time, an investigation by this newspaper has found.

Babergh councillors Simon Barrett and David Holland (right) at Borehamgate shopping centre. Council are purchasing the building.

A multi-million pound regeneration project that will see Sudbury bus station moved and the site redeveloped with a possible cinema, cafes, shops and flats is finally set to go ahead after the district council bought Borehamgate Precinct, we can exclusively confirm.

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Community sport

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Chessie Hughes, 13, has been a goal keeper for the past six years at the Sudbury Hockey Club, but once she leaves, there is no one to take her place on the team.

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?

Micky Quinn cuts the tape to officially re-open the Ridgeons Stadium at Newmarket Town

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.

Brett Pitman celebrates scoring for Ipswich Town. Photo: Steve Waller (

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

Competitiors take part in the Sudbury Triathlon starting at Great Cornard Leisure Centre.

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

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.

Gallery: Thousands enjoy the Bury Rugby Sevens

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
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.


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