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The loss of major companies in the south Suffolk area over the last 18 months is a “worrying trend”, according to a county councillor.

They have been threatening to hang up their dancing shoes for years but organisers of an annual event first staged in Sudbury in the 1960s say the show could go on.

Suffolk highways will be gritting the A12 and A14 as they prepare for sub-zero road temperatures in East Anglia tonight.

Suffolk County Council has scrapped plans to force all staff to take a day of unpaid leave each year as part of cost-cutting measures, following union pressure.

Sudbury’s train station is to host an art exhibition featuring work from talented pupils from a nearby school.

A council-owned investment company which has come under fire for acquiring retail sites outside of Suffolk could be set to borrow another £50million to pump into more property.

Daniel Whytock of downyourhighstreet.com discusses the technology likely to impact the retail sector in coming years.

A Sudbury-based writer who has received hundreds of rejections over the course of 16 years has finally secured a publisher for their debut novel.

Around £10,000 worth of equipment used for village fundraising events was completely destroyed in a devastating barn blaze.

Scouts from Sudbury were among 4,000 other youngsters from across the UK who attended a winter camp at Gilwell Park in Epping Forest.

Snow and sleet could hit Suffolk and north Essex tomorrow as temperatures plunge, according to weather experts.

Plucky Scarlett Neill has been presented with a special award for coming to the rescue when her mum was knocked unconscious after a fall downstairs.

Fundraising is going to the dogs for Rachel Wettner – and she couldn’t be happier.

The search is continuing for a purpose-built education centre and art gallery to house a renowned family art collection dedicated to rural life and the working horse in Suffolk after time ran out on raising money for an initial proposed site.

Plans have been lodged for 100 new homes in Bacton alongside land for a new village hall and play area.

Dog owners have been told to keep their dogs on leads after a wildlife group volunteer reported seeing hounds chasing swans at a beauty spot.

Former Ipswich Town striker Marcus Bent has been declared bankrupt in the High Court.

A joint local plan being developed for Babergh and Mid Suffolk to guide future development in the districts has hit a fresh stumbling block.

New trail will take in 12 locations along the River Stour that appear in paintings by John Constable

From Yorgos Lanthimos, the Greek director behind The Lobster and The Killing of a Sacred Deer, comes this period piece about Queen Anne’s complicated relationship with two of her closest aides.

Could you be the next Olly Murs, Little Mix or Leona Lewis? The X Factor auditions are coming to Colchester in March, looking for the next big thing.

I liked Woolworths spearmint chews, its leaping salmon, and a furry pink gonk. (Sad, isn’t it?)

Researchers want members of the public to help them find out how Britain’s most widespread owl is faring.

The role of Suffolk’s volunteer search and rescue team can be unpleasant at times, but their role is proving invaluable in helping find those who have gone missing across the county.

The number of plastic bags sold by retailers has been slashed by billions since the 5p charge was introduced. But what do we need to do now to further reduce usage?

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Join Bury Town first-team boss Ben Chenery and former Ipswich Town striker Alan Lee talking all things non-league, as well as a few tales from the pro game they both enjoyed playing in.

MIKE Bacon takes a look at the latest VAR issues. Plus is Sir Andy the greatest-ever sporting Brit?

There was a third consecutive win for Laura Sampson (Sussed Out/Mondraker) at the Winter Series mountain bike races near Brandon where she won the Veteran Female 90 minute race, writes Fergus Muir.

In-form Tilbury are the visitors to King’s Marsh Stadium this Saturday, with AFC Sudbury boss Mark Morsley likely to ring a few changes.

Ampton’s Dunston Harriers meeting was run on going described as on the quick side, but still provided some competitive racing and both trainers and jockeys were full of praise for the exceptional job done by clerk of the course Simon Stearn and his team.

In our latest round-up of the local rugby scene, Southwold scored the win of the weekend, while there were also victories for Colchester, Sudbury, Chelmsford, Braintree and the Woodbridge Amazons.

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AFC Sudbury 0

AFC Sudbury travelled into Essex to visit league leaders Bowers & Pitsea but after a great first half performance they slipped to defeat, writes Darren Theobald.

Join Mike Bacon, Carl Marston, Needham Market’s Nathan Munson MBE and Brightlingsea Regent first-team boss Tom Rothery in this week’s Non League Podcast.

Kieran Jarvis won the Senior men’s race at the Stow Scramble at Haughley Park after Eastern League rival James Madgwick fell while in the lead and – in a carbon-copy of their collision last week - Jarvis ran into him, writes Fergus Muir.

In recent years some high quality racing has been seen at Ampton, and this Sunday’s meeting could provide another excellent day’s action.

AFC Sudbury boss Mark Morsley says he felt ‘expectations were far too high’ after his Bostik North side went on a fine winning run of late.

Shane Wardley has stepped down as Hadleigh United boss.

In his latest column, Olympic coach Nino Severino offers some advice to those looking to get back on track and lose some weight after the Christmas period.

As rugby returns after Christmas, our round-up of the local action features wins for Colchester, Diss, Stowmarket, Ipswich YM, Chelmsford, Hadleigh, the Bury Foxes and the Woodbridge Amazons.

It was a busy golfing day in Suffolk on Sunday. The county men’s squad had their first winter get-together at Aldeburgh while the Suffolk Winter Alliance meeting was played at Bungay and Waveney Valley, writes Tony Garnett.

Join Mike Bacon, Carl Marston, ITFC chief football writer for the EADT and Ipswich Star Stuart Watson, and our very special guest, Carlos Edwards for a fascinating chat about non-league, Ipswich Town, and all things football.

IN his latest column, Mike Bacon takes a look at Town’s FA Cup tie at Accrington and reflects on the bravery of motorsport competitors.

AFC Sudbury boss Mark Morsley knows his side face a tough January.

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