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Friday, September 23, 2016

Proposals for two local authorities to move to the home of Suffolk County Council have been approved by representatives.

Heroic Suffolk firefighters who had just completed new medical training on Thursday night used their enhanced skills within a matter of hours when they rescued a 96-year-old woman from her burning home.

Acclaimed musical Made in Dagenham opens at The New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich today.

The ‘Wall of Death’ is to return to its spiritual home in a Suffolk village this week.

A push to bring blockbuster movies on the big screen back to Sudbury is gathering momentum, with the local MP claiming he would use a cinema if one was built in the town.

More than 1,000 Suffolk drivers were clocked breaking the speed limit in a single week, police figures published today have revealed.

A murder investigation continues today into the death of a “friendly and popular individual” found at a home in Bury St Edmunds.

Women on wheels tackled five, 10 and 20-mile cycling tracks at the AFC Sudbury stadium this weekend to help raise thousands of pounds for St Nicholas Hospice.

Suffolk County Council’s care home boss has offered reassurance that people are not placed in inadequate homes in the county.

A project that will provide 12 new affordable rented homes in a picturesque west Suffolk village is under way.

Hotel Chocolat is coming to Suffolk as it makes its first foray into the county.

Suffolk and Essex county councils have no current plans to open grammar schools, education chiefs have confirmed.

A major plan to build a new world-class sixth form college in Bury St Edmunds has been given the green light by the Department for Education today.

Public Health England (PHE) is warning people who have recently had body piercings about an unsafe cleansing spray provided by piercing studios across the country for aftercare use.

As the warmth fades and autumn knocks on the door, the Suffolk countryside is bursting with a plethora of delicious delights. But how do you make the most of its bounty? To mark British Food Fortnight, we have put together a few recipe ideas for the fruits of your foraging.

A “lovely and sociable” man with a love of animals and metal detecting died after choking on his food in the canteen of a Bury St Edmunds mental health treatment centre.

A motorcyclist who died following a road traffic collision in Sudbury last week is being named, as tributes are paid to him.

More than 140 bus users attended a heated public meeting to air their grievances about controversial plans to move Sudbury bus station.

Police have released an E-fit of a man they want to speak to after a burglar was disturbed in Newton near Sudbury yesterday.

First wedding is on the way for an Ipswich hairdressing academy

It’s time to grab the sun cream and a hat as Suffolk is enjoying a September scorcher - with temperatures reaching 25C (77F) in the west of the county today.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Tonbridge Angels inflicted the first defeat on AFC Sudbury to join Leiston as joint leaders of the Ryman League Premier Division by virtue of a solitary first-half goal.

When he takes to the roads in a charity bike ride next month, cyclist Danny Driver is expecting to stand out amongst the sea of high tech bicycles and Lycra.

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?

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.

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

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

Ipswich Town are preparing to tweak their approach in the Championship next season, with the signing of cultured Portsmouth centre-back Adam Webster.

A former professional footballer was the victim of a hit and run in Essex.

AFC Sudbury manager Jamie Godbold has made his first two signings of the summer at the newly-promoted Ryman Premier Division club.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Read some of our top picks for a relaxing spot of fishing in East Anglia.

On Sleeping Giants this week, we discuss Colchester United’s next move, the Whizzinator, sporting cheats and painful moments.

Some of the last-ditch defending was excellent, while Bartosz Bialkowski was his usual sublime self in goal, making two fine saves.

Ipswich Town face a formidable test this afternoon when they travel to Championship title contenders, Middlesbrough.

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.

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.


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