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A document outlining a vision for Sudbury town centre has been published with the aim of safeguarding its future in challenging times for the High Street.

The “considerable” fire which badly damaged a visitor and education centre in Great Cornard has failed to deter the work of its owners.

Birdcrime 2017 report confirms 17 incidents of birds of prey being either shot at, poisoned or trapped in the East in 2017.

Lives are being put at risk by reducing crew numbers aboard Suffolk’s on-call fire engines, union bosses have warned.

Frontline staff at the region’s ambulance trust have launched a public petition in what they say is a bid to influence bosses.

A major milestone has been reached in a restoration project to enable bells at a Suffolk church to chime for the first time in 200 years.

Around £5,000 worth of electrical goods were stolen from Boots in Sudbury after offenders placed the items in a bag and walked out of the store.

An Essex village church will be ablaze with colour at the weekend as it welcome visitors to its flower festival.

A 20% fall in the number of people starting an apprenticeship in Suffolk has sparked a “real cause of alarm” for business leaders.

A garden centre was fined more than £100,000 after a member of staff was hurt when cleaning up hazardous chemicals.

Chiefs behind a community safety scheme in west Suffolk have reaffirmed the need to focus on county lines, hate crimes and violence.

It’s been a rather chilly night across Suffolk and north-Essex with temperatures hovering just above freezing in the twilight hours but what can we expect going forward?

Fresh concerns have been raised over the quality of Suffolk schools as the latest data has revealed soaring numbers are being judged ‘inadequate’ or ‘requires improvement’ by Ofsted.

A Suffolk council has been accused of “wasting” £10,000 on a “bodged job” to improve a memorial boating lake.

Suffolk mums have been forced to quit their jobs and have been left feeling “worthless” as employers have not allowed them flexible working after having a baby, it has been revealed.

Car overturned in crash near Clare

Saturday, September 22, 2018

The driver of a Ford Fiesta was lucky to escape unscathed after their car skidded off the road on the B1063 between Clare and Hundon.

As the two-year anniversary of missing RAF serviceman Corrie McKeague’s disappearance approaches, his mother opens up about theories, potential new searches and her first grandchild.

With the start of our big Books for Schools campaign just over a week away, we are looking for even more schools to take up the challenge.

One of the nation’s favourite Love Island contestants, Laura Anderson, will be meeting fans in Sudbury tomorrow night.

Utility companies will have to apply for a permit to enable them to carry out work on Suffolk roads as part of the scheme being brought in to prevent overly disruptive work.

More than 100 people have signed up to a walk in Sudbury to help support families living with dementia.

Coastal areas of Suffolk and Essex could be hit by 55mph winds when Storm Bronagh hits, according to Met Office and Weatherquest forecasters.

Bear Grylls is seeking adventure hungry contestants for the latest series of The Island.

Organisers have hailed the Women on Wheels event in Sudbury as a resounding success after 126 women and girls took part in the popular cycle ride.

Suffolk’s global superstar Ed Sheeran will be returning to his home county next summer for two huge concerts.

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AFC Sudbury will travel to Haringey Borough in the FA Cup third qualifying round, should they overcome Bognor Regis tomorrow night at King’s Marsh in a second round qualifying replay.

AFC Sudbury and Needham Market, if they come through tomorrow night’s second qualifying round replays, have been drawn away from home following this lunchtime’s draw for the third qualifying round of the FA Cup.

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Sudbury have achieved the ambitious goal that they set themselves at the start of this summer, by successfully retaining their Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League title.

Here’s our round-up of the latest local rugby action, including Colchester, Chelmsford, Southwold, Sudbury, Stowmarket, Ipswich, Braintree, Ipswich YM and Woodbridge.

Sudbury successfully retained their Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League title, by the narrowest of margins, following a final-day victory over lowly Norwich by 123 runs on Saturday.

Hugo Dobson’s ninth place finish in the Bridgestone Challenge at Luton Hoo last week has earned him an invitation to play in another PGA Challenge Tour event, the Hopps Open de Provence at Mallemort in France next week, writes Tony Garnett.

The Orwell Velo Road Race featured a convincing win for a pro-aspirant from Ireland and a nail-biting sprint for the remaining placings between Nick Flexman (Colchester Rovers) and Harry Wood (Maldon & District), writes Fergus Muir.

Some of the best female golfers in the world will be in action at Stoke-by-Nayland this week.

Sudbury returned to winning ways, at just the right time, to move within one match of retaining their Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League.

A west Suffolk strongman just missed out on a medal at the World’s Strongest Disabled Man championships in Norway at the weekend.

Chicken wings, chocolate milkshake and a holiday in the sun – the tell-tale signs of success for Billy Bird.

The latest reports and results from the region’s rugby sides – including Colchester, Diss, Southwold, Ipswich, Chelmsford and Braintree.

It’s a quarter of a century since Aldeburgh last carried off the Hambro Cup. Yesterday they ended this barren run with an exciting three-hole victory over Stowmarket at Bury St Edmunds.

FA Cup First Qualifying Round

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AFC Sudbury advanced to the Second Qualifying Round of this season’s Emirates FA Cup with an excellent performance against Royston Town, writes Kalvin Sargeant.

Flynn Downes is one of a crop of Ipswich Town young players coming through the ranks. And he already has a promotion to his name! ANDY WARREN went to meet him.

George Burley is rightly installed as an Ipswich Town ‘legend’. As a player and manager he has been at the club during some of its very best years. HENRY CHARD, for Kings of Anglia, caught up with him

Mike Bacon takes a look at why some ‘mainstream’ sports are slowly fading out of sight... And out of mind!

Football writer Carl Marston dons his anorak to visit clubs in the region (and beyond) in his quest for good football and a good cup of tea. Here he heads to AFC Sudbury

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