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Drink-driver in court

A woman has been disqualified from driving for four years following her second drink-drive conviction after crashing into a parked car in Hadleigh.

Samantha Gay (Suffolk Wildlife Trust) is pictured with the bluebells in flower at Arger Fen, Assington.

Now is the time to see ancient woodland at the Arger Fen reserve near Assington amassed with bluebells.

Abellio Greater Anglia

Someone was struck by a train in the Harold Wood area this morning.

Body found in woodland.

The body of a man has been found in woodland in Stoke-by-Clare.

How much election trivia do you know?

Campaigning is being notched up a gear this week as the election candidates in Suffolk build up to the big day.

Police were at the scene

Two pedestrians have suffered minor injuries in a collision with a lorry in Sudbury.

Ambulance bosses are considering proposals which include stopping paramedics from attending certain 999 calls. Photo: Simon Finlay

A union last night insisted patients would not be put at risk by plans to limit the number of 999 calls paramedics respond to in the last hour of their shift.

Guide Josie Wilson leads one of the walks around Long Melford

The first of a series of guided walks aimed at highlighting the rich and varied history of Long Melford took place on Sunday.

Jimmy Greaves. 

Photo: PA

Former England and Tottenham striker Jimmy Greaves is in intensive care after suffering a severe stroke on Sunday.


There will be disruption on the roads in Clare this summer due to work to upgrade the gas mains.

Davina on The Jump

Bids can still be made for a Suffolk charity’s first online auction which is being supported by Davina McCall, Joe Pasquale and Russell Brand.

Matt Allwright with Ian Watson

Two Suffolk authorities are to feature on BBC television.

British Empire Medals investiture in Euston by Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant Lady Euston. L-R: Lance Cruse, Revd Sue Nutt, Jo Copsey, Lord Lieutenant Lady Euston, Marian Andrews, Judy Gowen and Robert Pegnall

The six people were praised at the Lord Lieutenant’s ceremony yesterday.

South Suffolk election candidates at a hustings at St Peter's church in Sudbury.

Voters in south Suffolk had a final chance to grill Parliamentary candidates on everything from global warming, proportional representation and nuclear weapons to local issues such as the Sudbury bypass.

Another three burglaries have been reported to police after news of five in the same part of Suffolk was released yesterday.

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Kyle Coetzer starred with the bat, and Jack Beaumont with the ball, as Suffolk beat Bedfordshire in a rain-affected Unicorns Knock-Out Trophy Group Two match, staged at Dunstable Town Cricket Club on Sunday.

AFC Sudbury react to losing to Brentwood Town during penalties in the Ryman Football League division one north semi-final on Wednesday, 29 April.

Goalkeeper Ollie Bowles was the hero as AFC Sudbury’s promotion dream was ended on penalties by 10-man Brentwood Town on Wednesday night.

James Baker celebrates a goal for AFC Sudbury

AFC Sudbury will be one game away from the Ryman Premier Division, should they overcome Brentwood Town at the Wardale Williams Stadium tonight (7.45pm).

Long Melford v Downham Town. Melford celebrate winning the league.

History was made at Stoneylands on Saturday when, after a dazzling display, Melford ran out easy 4-0 winners against Downham Town to take the Thurlow Nunn Division One championship.

Tom Winter. Picture: James Ager

Ryman League round-up

AFC Sudbury in action against Harlow

Non-league football club AFC Sudbury is a step closer to being the first in the county to get an all-weather artificial surface on its main pitch that will enable matches to be played there seven days a week.

AFC Subury v Ipswich Town.
Suffolk FA Women's Cup final at Ram Meadow, Bury Town.
Ipswich Town celebrate their win.

Ipswich Town Ladies lifted the Suffolk FA Women’s Cup for the fifth time on Tuesday, after a 2-0 win over AFC Sudbury.

AFC Sudbury Ladies win last season's competition

Ipswich Town Ladies go in search of revenge at Bury Town’s Ram Meadow tonight, when they face holders AFC Sudbury Ladies in the Suffolk FA Women’s Cup final (7.30pm KO).

Launch of Women on Wheels in Sudbury

Women in Sudbury are being encouraged to embrace Suffolk’s ‘year of cycling’ and get on their bikes for a charity cycle ride.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The timing of sending out the postal votes by St Edmundsbury has been criticised by a number of candidates.

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