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The Suffolk family of a four-year-old girl with a severe form of epilepsy say the government’s decision to review the law on the medicinal use of cannabis is “really good news”.

Thousands of people enjoyed a weekend of tributes to pop superstars such as Ed Sheeran, Madness, Queen, U2 and Little Mix in Bury St Edmunds.

Tourism chiefs in Bury St Edmunds have hailed the success of the town’s Apex venue, as new figures reveal it brings millions to the economy.

A new blueprint for the long-term future of Sudbury has revealed plans for a new cinema in the heart of the town centre as part of a regeneration project.

Efforts to raise awareness of diabetes and how to prevent it are being redoubled in Suffolk as the number of new diagnoses rises by 5% year on year.

Scores of bikers took to the region’s roads today under the blazing sunshine to raise money to support unwell children.

Animal charities and local vets are warning owners not to let their pets suffer in the sun – and to never leave them in vehicles.

An elderly woman on a mobility scooter inadvertently drove onto the A14 this morning and had to be escorted off by police.

The publication of Wind in the Willows in 1908 caused a whole nation to look more favourably on badgers. Exactly 110 years on to the month, Ross Bentley talks to expert Adrian Hinchcliffe to find out how badgers are faring in 21st century Suffolk.

A Suffolk choir has raised more than £2,500 for an air ambulance charity after a concert in Bury St Edmunds.

A memorial beacon to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War has been erected in a west Suffolk village.

A guide to what is appropriate housing for Suffolk could help “mitigate some of the worse excesses of development” expected in the county in coming years, a housing preservation expert has said.

Many farmers are ready to deliver environmental benefits in a post-Brexit Britain, attendees at a Suffolk conservation forum heard last week.

From a tribute music festival to a muddy obstacle course – there are plenty of events for people to enjoy across Suffolk and north Essex this weekend.

The restoration of one the last working steam trains in East Anglia will take a major step forward this weekend.

A private company has been awarded a five-year contract to run the NHS 111 helpline and out of hours services in Suffolk and north east Essex.

Suffolk and north Essex will bask in sunshine next week and temperatures could reach a scorching 30C (86F) - making the region as hot as Spain.

Fenn Wright cyclists raise more than £6,500 for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices with long distance trek.

Politics students at a school near Sudbury got a first-hand insight into the workings of the House of Lords after a visit from a Tory peer.

To make sure they had perfect pitch for their upcoming concert, members of a Sudbury choir were given free hearing tests by audiologists at the town’s Specsavers branch.

A major review of how Suffolk’s roads are maintained was launched yesterday with the county’s new highways chief claiming that there are “improvements that can and must be made”.

Suffolk Day got off to a flying start in the west of the county as mayors, community leaders and guests met for a special celebration at Sudbury Town Hall.

Proposals to award Mid Suffolk councillors an allowance rise upwards of 25% have been given the green light – just days after Babergh decided the same.

Plans to cut back on free school transport in Suffolk which were given the go-ahead on Tuesday have been formally challenged by opposition parties.

Our readers tell us what their perfect day in Suffolk would be to mark Suffolk Day 2018.

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Ipswich Witches promoter Chris Louis admits there is no ‘quick fix’ to skipper Danny King’s injury problems.

Mike Bacon, in his weekly column, takes a look at the antics of Nick Kyrgios and how is VAR doing for you?

Mildenhall have soared to the top of the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League table, following a thunderous seven-wicket win at defending champions Sudbury on Saturday.

Daisy Glover had the distinction of finishing not only the first female, but also the first runner overall, at the latest Great Cornard parkrun, held over the normal flat 5K course from Great Cornard Sport Centre on Saturday.

National Series mountain bike racing brought top riders from across the country to the Phoenix Cycleworks off-road facility at Kentford near Newmarket, writes Fergus Muir.

Sudbury’s opening bowling attack of Jonny Gallagher and James Poulson shared nine wickets between them as the defending champions recorded a vital victory at chief rivals Swardeston on Saturday.

The experience of losing to eventual winners Berkshire at the same stage should stand Suffolk in good stead in Sunday’s Unicorns KO Trophy Quarter-Final, writes Nick Garnham.

In the Orwell Velo ten mile event Ross Fawcett of Pedal Power Ipswich broke Lloyd Chapman’s already very competitive course record for the Crowfield circuit, writes Fergus Muir.

In his latest column, Nino Severino discusses the work being done at the University of Suffolk to support elite athletes – and his mission to help many more get the benefit of the superb facilities and experts there.

Sudbury recovered from the precarious position of 21 for five, during a torturous start to their innings, to run out impressive winners by 63 runs over Vauxhall Mallards in a Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League clash at Friars Street on Saturday.

Martyn Waghorn is loving his time at Ipswich Town. STUART WATSON spoke to the popular street footballer who plays with a smile on his face.

Two teenagers are poised to play for Suffolk for the first time in their final T20 group games this weekend, writes Nick Garnham.

With the wind bringing a taste of Belgian conditions to a short circuit in south Norfolk, the Diss Road Races proved exceptionally competitive with breaks succeeding in both the men’s and women’s events.

Suffolk have been dealt a big blow ahead of Sunday’s T20 double-header against Bedfordshire at Bury St Edmunds, writes Nick Garnham.

Excitement is building for the Women’s Tour as dignitaries take up the chance to ride part of the Suffolk route ahead of the main event next month.

Mark Arnold led a trio of Suffolk riders at the top of the Great Yarmouth CC 25 miler on the Somerleyton circuit, writes Fergus Muir.

Sudbury suffered a rare setback last weekend, losing their first match of the season in the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League by a big margin of 169 runs at home to Horsford.

In his latest Garnett on Golf column, Tony Garnett reports on the Eastern Counties Challenge Cup at Woodbridge and the first round of the Stenson Shield, which is set to get started on Saturday.

It was the sort of day time-trialists dream about. Despite outwardly unattractive conditions, both the VC Norwich 25 at Larling and the Eastern Counties CA 50 at Six Mile Bottom produced personal bests by the dozen, writes Fergus Muir.

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