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The auction lots for the Ed Sheeran: Made in Suffolk Legacy Auction include donations from stars across the world – and include everything from Ed’s childhood Lego, to tickets for the GRAMMY Awards. Here are some of the unique offerings.

More than 1,200 school pupils and 160 teachers in Suffolk have had to self-isolate because of potential coronavirus risks, new data has revealed.

A West Suffolk primary school has raised an impressive £6,000 - giving half away to a community-based charity.

Poppies have been painted on a Suffolk street in time for Remembrance Day this year.

Ed Sheeran’s handwritten lyrics to his global hit Perfect will be among more than 200 exclusive and unique lots auctioned to raise funds for two Suffolk good causes.

The trust that runs West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds has bought a multi-million-pound manor house with 70 acres of land as an option for its new site.

A tea shop owner is looking to spread a little Christmas cheer - by delivering festive gifts around the community.

Applications for spare seats on school buses in Suffolk open on Friday, after having to be frozen because of coronavirus.

A football club has been given permission to create a container storage site on part of its grounds to “generate some income for the club”.

Imposing a new national coronavirus lockdown would be “inappropriate” for East Anglia, a leading medic advising the government has said.

Covid-19 test centres in Suffolk have been given a boost after public health chiefs confirmed extra capacity had been made to test people locally.

Heavy rain and wind are set to continue hitting Suffolk this morning after the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning.

A meteor shower over Suffolk and Essex is expected to peak tonight and tomorrow - with up to 25 “very bright” shooting stars an hour.

There were twice as many drug-related deaths in Ipswich last year compared to the previous year, new figures have revealed.

Hundreds of laptops have been dished out to children in Suffolk to help them while learning at home during the coronavirus pandemic.

Cases of gonorrhoea, syphilis and chlamydia have significantly risen in Suffolk, but health bosses have said that the county remains much lower than other areas.

New figures have broken down where coronavirus cases have been reported in communities across Suffolk.

A senior GP has described continuing national failures to protect patients with anorexia at the inquest into the death of a university student.

A watch and a number of cameras worth a total of £6,500 have been stolen from a house in Sudbury, prompting a police investigation.

Suffolk and north Essex are braced for a downpour of rain tomorrow with a yellow weather warning issued for the region.

A new headteacher is “completely transforming” a school near Sudbury as part of his goal to help students “move into an era of great prosperity and success”.

Having met as children, this couple have been inseparable ever since and are now celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary this week.

There are little more than 10 days left to secure your child’s place at your first choice secondary school for September next year - but how do you apply?

A county lines drug dealer who tried to throw away a bundle of wraps worth up to £3,000 after being confronted by police in a Bury St Edmunds alleyway has been jailed for 30 months.

A new £28.7million sports park off the A12 has delayed its opening - amid fears it would be “overshadowed by the risk of Covid-19”.

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Former AFC Sudbury defender, Tyler French, has been named in the EFL Team of the Week after his performance for Bradford City at the weekend.

AFC Sudbury boss Mark Morsley felt “gutted” after learning of the postponement of tonight’s scheduled FA Cup extra preliminary round tie at Burton Park Wanderers, due to a home player testing positive for Covid-19, even though his side have consequently progressed into the next round. Likewise, Walsham le Willows have also been forced to withdraw from the FA Cup, for the same reason. ahead of tonight’s match at Newmarket Town.

A gymnastics club in Suffolk has been given a much-needed boost to help cope with the repercussions of closing down during Covid-19.

Danny Ayres’ partner has spoken about his struggles off the track after an inquest was opened into the speedway star’s death.

Suffolk driver Alex Albon will be back on track this weekend as the Formula One world championship starts up again.

Ipswich Town legend Terry Butcher has spoken openly about his son Christopher’s struggles with mental health as part of a new campaign.

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