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Yesterday, 09:29

A senior detective has warned residents to be vigilant after burglaries in Suffolk increased by 40% in December.

The minister for roads has pledged to be a “champion” for improvements to the A120.

More than 140 drink-drivers were caught in Suffolk during the police’s December crackdown, nearly double the number detained Norfolk, according to figures released today.

Vulnerable older people in Suffolk are missing out on a million pounds worth of benefits they did not know they could claim.

There is plenty to be cheerful about in Suffolk during 2017. So what better time to celebrate that than today – ‘Blue Monday’. Here, we outline some of the great events coming to the region in the next 12 months.

Breaking News: Little Mix will perform at Newmarket in June

Friday, January 13, 2017

Chart-toppers Little Mix have been unveiled as the latest act to perform in Newmarket this summer.

Work to demolish outbuildings at a former Sudbury hospital site to make way for a new housing development is poised to begin this month.

Gallery: First snow of the year hits Suffolk and Essex

Thursday, January 12, 2017

It is snowing in some parts of Suffolk and Essex, with reports of light flurries in Hadleigh, Colchester and sleet in Ipswich.

A Suffolk chocolatier is on a mission to prove that Britain is not just a nation of tea drinkers.

It is a Suffolk charity which could one day save your life – but also one which many have never heard of.

Commuters face travel chaos in the rush hour on Thursday evening and Friday morning as wintry weather threatens to sweep across Suffolk and Essex.

A uninsured drink-driver who was more than twice the legal alcohol limit while making an emergency dash in Suffolk has lost his driving licence.

Two men have raided a home in Hadleigh and reportedly threatened a man in his 90s with a gun.

The 999 service is under pressure in Suffolk, police have claimed, as they revealed some of the inappropriate calls they received over Christmas and New Year.

A stretch of the A134 is currently closed to allow a crashed lorry to be recovered.

Ipswich Town’s FA Cup Third Round replay will be shown live on the BBC on Tuesday, January 17.

A headteacher has spoken of his delight after his Suffolk primary school became latest member of a growing and highly-rated academy trust.

She once rode through the streets of Sudbury in this vintage Rolls Royce as the town’s carnival queen and her moment in the spotlight was recorded in the local historic photo archive - but not her name.

The mother of a RAF serviceman who went missing in Bury St Edmunds in September appeared on a national television show today.

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Yesterday, 11:06

AFC Sudbury 0 Havant & Waterlooville 2

Ipswich Town managing director Ian Milne has urged disgruntled Blues fans to stick with manager Mick McCarthy, following the embarrassing 1-0 FA Cup defeat at Lincoln City last night.

Sudbury moved off the bottom of the league with just their second victory of the season.

Ipswich Town take on non-league side Lincoln City in an FA Cup Third Round replay, at Sincil Bank, this evening.

Kevin Carpenter, who is based at Hintlesham Golf Club, returns to Abu Dhabi this week, together with trick-shot partner Geoff Swain.

AFC Sudbury’s fairytale run in the FA Trophy may have ended on Saturday, but it was not without a fight.

Experienced striker Danny Crow is determined to make up for lost time and is eyeing an FA Trophy scalp with AFC Sudbury, at home to National League side Macclesfield, this afternoon.

There are two all Suffolk match-ups tomorrow with Hadleigh United hosting Walsham-le-Willows and Ipswich Wanderers entertaining Long Melford respectively.

Ryman Premier League

AFC Sudbury 3

Met Police 0

Unorthodox first-half goals by Jack Wilkinson and Rob Eagle, plus a late header by Ryan Henshaw, earned AFC Sudbury their first victory in six matches at the expense of lowly Met Police on Tuesday.

Ipswich Town’s FA Cup Third Round replay will be shown live on the BBC on Tuesday, January 17.

AFC Sudbury begin life without Luke Callander tonight when they host Met Police in a crunch game towards the bottom of the Ryman Premier.

Some excellent goalkeeping from the experienced Darren Moyes saved the visitors from what could have been a humiliating defeat, as Felixstowe pinned them in their own half for long periods of this game.

Ipswich Wanderers, buoyant after beating the league leaders on Monday will travel to Clipbush Park full of confidence to face a Fakenham side who, at best, are unpredictable.

The National League leaders head to Portman Road this weekend, along with a remarkable 5,000 away fans, hoping to cause a famous FA Cup Third Round upset.

Jake Reed scored a minute from time to rescue a point for Lowestoft Town in yesterday’s Suffolk derby at AFC Sudbury.

With participation falling and teams withdrawing in the SIL, Brantham Athletic chairman peter crowhurst fears for the future of the game at that level and, indeed, further up the pyramid

Needham Market midfielder Luke Ingram is hoping a win in the Suffolk derby against AFC Sudbury this afternoon can provide the catalyst they need going into a tough new year period.

AFC Sudbury manager Jamie Godbold is in buoyant mood ahead of his side’s derby-day clash at Ryman Premier leaders Needham Market and wants to knock Mark Morsley’s men ‘off their perch’.

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