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Clangers founder and conductor Sue Pollington with Eleni Sargeant, 13, the youngest Clanger and the oldest hand bell ringer Muriel Ricks

When a group of handbell ringers got together seven years ago, naming themselves after the whistling hand-knitted 1970s TV characters The Clangers seemed a perfect choice.

Prime Minister David Cameron walks out of  10 Downing Street, London, with wife Samantha. Photo: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

Prime Minister David Cameron has announced his resignation in the wake of the UK’s EU referendum results in which the nation has opted to leave.

High Road, Trimley St Martin - Jaime Cryer

Heavy rain fell during both the morning and evening rush hour yesterday, causing chaos for commuters on the roads and rail networks in East Anglia.

Prime Minister David Cameron walks into 10 Downing Street, London, with wife Samantha. Photo: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

We will be bringing you live reaction, analysis and updates from Suffolk on a historic day as Britain starts looking ahead to the future after voting to leave the European Union.

British Airways. Photo: Steve Parsons/PA Wire.

Prime Minister David Cameron announced his resignation this morning after a surprise victory for the Leave campaign which could significantly change the country’s political landscape. But how will Brexit affect you? Read on to find out.

The EU Referendum count at Riverside Leisure Centre in Chelmsford.

East Anglian voters want a Brexit, backing the national picture following yesterday’s referendum.

Boris Johnson meets supporters during a rally at a car park in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, where he was campaigning on behalf of Vote Leave ahead of Thursday's EU Referendum. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday June 22, 2016. See PA story POLITICS EU. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Voters in our region have backed Britain’s exit from the European Union in their droves in an extraordinary referendum night which divided the nation.

The Reg Driver Centre in Christchurch Park, Ipswich is open for voting

After months of campaining, the EU referendum is finally here - but what time will the local and national results be announced?

Supporters of the Stronger In campaign react after hearing results in the EU referendum at London's Royal Festival Hall. Photo: Rob Stothard/PA Wire

Here political correspodent Annabelle Dickson gives us her views on the EU referendum results so far.

Polling station at the Guru Nanak Gurdwara in Ipswich.

The ballot is now closed! Join us live throughout the night as our teams work to bring you live coverage of the EU referendum results as they come in.

Vehicles head through flood waters in Holywells Road after heavy rain.

Torrential downpours caused disruption for motorists and rail passengers in north-east Essex and Suffolk at the start of EU referendum day.

Lionel Richie performing on The Pyramid Stage during the Glastonbury Festival 2015. Photo credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Lionel Richie will say hello to a sold out crowd in Colchester on Saturday, June 25 as he brings his ‘All Hits Tour’ to the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Voters at Whiting Street EU polling station, Bury St Edmunds.

Voters are set to go to the polls today to decide whether the UK should remain in the European Union in a historic moment for the future of the country.

Manningtree's Kevin Pearce (left) is taking on the Sudbury to the Sea challenge with Colchester's Adam Morris. Pictured at Flatford Bridge.

A pair of musicians are preparing to paddle from ‘Sudbury to the Sea’.

Eden Rose Coppice is going to take over the controversial piece of land behind Sainsbury's and turn it into a retreat. From left: Rob Brookes (Eden Rose), George Millins (wildlife expert) and Sam Chamberlin (Eden Rose).

The future of a controversial wildlife area in Sudbury is likely to be secured after a local charity volunteered to take ownership of the site.

The Sudbury Christmas tree in Old Market Place last year

Summer may have officially started but one west Suffolk man has already started a campaign to get his local town’s Christmas tree reinstated to its “rightful position” this yuletide.

A month's worth of rain could fall in a few hours later this week

Suffolk and the surrounding counties should be braced for heavy rain over the next few days, the Met Office has warned.

Police are investigating

People looking to join the volunteer ranks of Suffolk’s Special Constabulary are being invited to attend recruitment evenings across the county.

Sarah Waller, from Barnham Primary  Winner of the Rising Star of the Year for Early Yearsat the Raising the Bar awards 2015

Inspirational students who have overcome personal hardship and teachers who go above and beyond their duties will be recognised at a glittering ceremony tonight.

Special Operations Sergeant Aaron Connolly using a drone in the search for Sylvia Stuart in Weybread on Monday .

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

A man arrested in Luxembourg on suspicion of murdering Weybread couple Peter and Sylvia Stuart is appealing his extradition to the UK.

The Globe pub in Clare has been awarded the West Suffolk CAMRA country pub of the year award. Front R-L: Martin Bate (chair West Suffolk CAMRA) and Angela Bate (secretary West Suffolk CAMRA) present the award to landlords Lucy and Darrin Butler.

A town pub that was an empty building just three years ago has scooped a top award for its choice of ales.

Heavy rain brings outs the umbrellas in Abbey Gardens, Bury St Edmunds.

Today is the first day of summer – but it probably does not feel like it.

The bird which has chosen to nest on the traffic lights in Sudbury Town Centre. Staff at Winch and Blatch have named her Freda.

Sudbury shoppers might spot a mother who has set up home in a rather unusual place in the town centre.

Prime Minister David Cameron (right) appeared in a special referendum edition of BBC One's Question Time, hosted by David Dimbleby, last night

Suffolk looks set to say no to our continued membership of the European Union in Thursday’s once-in-a-generation referendum - but the latest national polls suggest Britain will vote to remain.

The official opening of the Oxfam shop in Sudbury after the former shop was destroyed by fire.

Months after it was destroyed in a devastating Sudbury fire, the town centre’s Oxfam shop has reopened in temporary premises across the street from its old home.

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



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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.

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).

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