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The death of a cyclist in Great Waldingfield last week was not caused by a traffic collision, a police investigation has concluded.

Landlord is blamed in shock closure of Sudbury discount store

Take a look at our guide to see which pharmacies in Suffolk and north Essex which will be open this bank holiday Monday, May 28.

Parents in Sudbury are being encouraged sign up for a course which will help them understand one of life’s great mysteries – their teenager.

Suffolk businesses are being encouraged to consider exporting as part of trade opportunities after Brexit.

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.

There is under a month to go until Suffolk Day 2018 and people are being encouraged to get involved to celebrate everything which is great about the county.

Writer Richard Curtis had concerns that calling his new film “Suffolk Lad” may have brought some pronunciation issues, but as reporter MICHAEL STEWARD found out there is a Suffolk and Norfolk on both sides of the pond.

A Sudbury-based coach company has unveiled a new programme of more buses and cheaper fares to re-establish the form of transport as a genuine alternative for people.

Suffolk Cineworld Cinemas have revealed some of the odd items they have had handed in to their lost property department - including a large amount of cash, cable ties and false teeth.

Caring staff and people who work at the West Suffolk Hospital, in Bury St Edmunds, have been honoured and celebrated at the annual Shining Lights awards.

A campaign to save a much-loved Suffolk village pub has been given a helping hand through a unique programme dedicated to supporting community ownership.

Barry Gaspar has been elected as the new chairman of Babergh District Council.

No patients died as a result ambulance delays during the winter but three people did suffer severe harm, according to independent analysis.

The weather forecast for the Bank Holiday weekend looks set to be mostly fine and dry for Suffolk and parts of Essex.

A taskforce set up to support staff at a Sudbury firm earmarked for closure says it is doing “everything it can” to progress the possibility of a takeover with existing workers kept on.

Writer Richard Curtis says he would love to call his new film being shot in the region ‘Suffolk Lad’ – but he doesn’t think Americans could pronounce the county’s name.

A 19-year-old man from Sudbury has been banned from driving for two years and given a 12-month suspended prison sentence after he failed to stop following an accident.

A Suffolk man who has been reported missing is believed to be using crutches after injuring his leg, police have said.

Three groups have boosted the funds of the My WiSH Charity’s Every Heart Matters appeal to just over £1,000.

A Suffolk community has been left outraged, shocked and dismayed after an 18-year-old was stabbed in Newmarket.

The opening of a new legal advice hub in Suffolk has been so successful that leaders have already set their sights on expansion.

Dramatic cuts have enabled health services in Suffolk and north-east Essex to slice their deficit by even more than planned – but there’s still a long way to go to break even.

Critically ill patients in Suffolk are waiting too long for an ambulance despite new measures being introduced to tackle delays, figures reveal.

Ipswich Maritime Festival bosses are preparing to hoist the colours for the event’s return this year, as organisers have confirmed it will be annual once again.

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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.

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.

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.

Walsham-le-Willows completed a notable double at the Crown Imperial Youth Cup Finals Day, writes Nick Garnham.

Head coach Andy Northcote anticipates a ‘cracking fixture’ when his Suffolk side host Buckinghamshire in the Unicorns Trophy on Sunday, writes Nick Garnham.

Sudbury won a very tight contest against previously unbeaten Frinton-on-Sea in a rain-affected East Anglian Premier League clash at Friars Street on Saturday.

Alice Barlow of Hintlesham retained the Churchman Challenge Cup as Suffolk Ladies’ champion for the third successive year.

Mildenhall Cycling Club has unveiled details for this year’s Mildenhall Cycling Festival, including a brand-new event as part of the expanding line-up!

A sun-drenched afternoon of cycle racing in the Suffolk village of Ixworth climaxed in a long solo bid for victory by Mark Richards, writes Fergus Muir.

Champions Sudbury continued their impressive start to the season, thanks to big centuries from the experienced duo of Tom Huggins and Darren Batch in an 88-run win at Burwell & Exning on Saturday

Manager Denis Handley described retaining the Suffolk Primary Cup as a ‘massive achievement’ for Bures United, writes Nick Garnham.

In his latest column, Don Topley discusses the new 100-ball cricket format – and gives his verdict on the idea.

Ipswich Town Ladies manager Ralph Pruden and captain Amanda Crump were both delighted to defend their county crown as the club celebrated a fourth successive Suffolk FA Women’s County Cup triumph with a 5-1 victory over AFC Sudbury at Colchester United’s Weston Homes Community Stadium, writes Kieren Standley.

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Ipswich Town Ladies responded to an early scare as they came from a goal down to brush aside AFC Sudbury 5-1 and lift the Suffolk FA Women’s Cup in front of a bumper crowd at a hot and sunny Weston Homes Community Stadium, writes Kieren Standley.

Against a backdrop of blue skies and scorching sunshine, spectators flocked in their droves into the Greene King IPA Haberden, home of Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club, to enjoy a day of exhilarating fast-paced rugby sevens, writes Becky Haywood.

The years rolled away this weekend. There was a feeling of the 1970s in the air as the New Wolsey Theatre premiered Our Blue Heaven, its musical celebration of Ipswich Town’s May 1978 FA Cup win over Arsenal.

More than 4,000 fans are expected to enjoy the annual feast of top drawer sevens rugby on offer in Bury St Edmunds this weekend.

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