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Flower beds in an award-winning park could be devoid of colour next summer after the local authority withdrew funding for bedding plants.

Service to mark Remembrance Sunday on Christchurch Park, Ipswich. Seven year old Charlee Gooding who is a poppy seller.

In this centenary year of the outbreak of the First World War, people across Suffolk have so far helped to raise £400,000 for the annual fundraising Poppy Appeal campaign.

Staff at Sainsbury's in Sudbury are set to walk a mile in high heels to raise money for Compassion. L-R: James Goodchild, Freddy Roberts, Maria Currie (Compassion), Pete Richmond, Mark Nixon and Steve Plumridge.

A group of men have literally put themselves in women’s shoes to raise awareness of domestic abuse.

Stuart Hulme of Sudbury RBL

Around £38,500 has been collected in the Sudbury area to date, during this year’s Poppy Appeal.

The handing over the baton at Melford Hall in Long Melford for the road relay for National Community Meals Week raising awareness of the importance of meals on wheels service. L-R: Stephen Hutchison (South East - National Assoc. of Care Catering), Jane Coleman (Midland Region - National Assoc. of Care Catering), Cllr Peter Turner, Mayor Robert Spivey, Ros Speight (Midlands - National Assoc. of Care Catering).

An essential part of elderly care in Suffolk has been highlighted with a series of events celebrating the meals on wheels service.

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The festive season will kick off in Sudbury tomorrow night (Friday), with a Christmas Fair and light switch-on ceremony.

The late Desmond Dekker

A performance by a leading reggae band this Saturday will raise money for a local charity.

Ormiston Sudbury Academy students in Kenya

Spending 10 days working with primary school children in Kenya proved quite an eye opener for a group of teenagers from west Suffolk.

Sudbury Community News

The Sudbury Society is hosting a talk called the Mystery of Gestingthorpe Roman Villa on Sunday, November 28.

Sudbury town guides

A Dickensian Walk is being organised by Sudbury Tourist Information centre.

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Community sport

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Sudbury achieved their biggest win of the season by the smallest of margins on Saturday when they defeated second placed Cantabrigians in a London North 3 league fixture at Whittome Field.

Ian Brown

The controversial Rooney Rule is a topic that’s dominating English football at the moment.

Tom Summers

Today’s clash between Sudbury and Cantabrigian is the biggest game to be held at Whittome Fields for many years, according to the Suffolk side’s coach, Graham Richards.

Hadleigh United boss Stuart Crawford is expecting a tough battle for his side in the FA Vase today

Hadleigh United are expecting a rough ride against Thurlow Nunn First Division outfit Great Yarmouth Town in the FA Vase this afternoon.

David Head playing for AFC Sudbury in the FA Vase

Ipswich Wanderers’ stalwart David Head may well miss out on his side’s biggest game of the season this afternoon, but no one will blame him if he does.

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