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Existing Babergh District Council leader John Ward looks set to stay on in the top job with the council, as a clearer picture of the new cabinet starts to take shape.

A historic Suffolk village turned back the clock at the weekend for a celebration of the 1940s.

A teenager from London has appeared in court after police in Bury St Edmunds stopped him with 186 wraps of class A drugs in his car.

The number of Suffolk teenagers being housed in unregulated accommodation has more than quadrupled in the past decade - amid concerns about their vulnerability to criminals and paedophiles.

Many species of bees are on the brink of extinction with some species already lost, a major new report has found.

Experts from the RSPB, Suffolk Wildlife Trust, Buglife and the Suffolk Biodiversity Information name species they believe could become extinct from our region.

Dogs of all shapes and sizes and even some dressed as Disney characters, had a 'pawesome' time at Nowton Park in Bury St Edmunds yesterday.

GP patients in east and west Suffolk now have the ability to book and manage appointments and order repeat prescriptions through an app on their smart phone.

Families across the county are set to lace up their walking shoes and ditch the school run as part of a week-long campaign to boost activity levels in Suffolk.

With the UN suggesting we're all going to hell in a handcart, one of our greatest writers about farming and rural life still reminds us what we risk losing

Thousands of Suffolk and Essex pupils have endured Key Stage 2 SATs tests this week - now's your chance to see how you would do.

A vital bus service linking Hadleigh, Sudbury and many Suffolk villages which looked under threat of closure will continue, it has been revealed.

Prince William has spoken of how he was left with a "very depressing" feeling when dealing with families losing their loved ones during his time as an East Anglian Air Ambulance pilot.

Suffolk families who qualify for free school transport must opt-in before the end of the month - or risk sacrificing their child's bus pass for next term.

Sudbury has a new first citizen with the appointment of Robert Spivey as mayor - his second time in the role.

Detectives investigating the discovery of a man found badly injured in Sudbury do not believe anyone else was involved in the incident.

Essex great great grandmother Violet 'Bunny' Honeybun has celebrated her 104th birthday and puts a daily crossword down to keeping her mind sharp.

A murderer with links to Suffolk has absconded from prison and is currently on the loose.

It may be a dog eat dog world out there, but some say having pets in the workplace can reduce stress. We hounded three business people to ponder the question...

They are not, in their own words, superheroes - but to many people, they are perhaps the next best thing.

One last ticket for Led Zeppelin's gig in Ipswich is going on sale tomorrow - as part of a music and memorabilia auction in Suffolk.

Vital road changes such as crossings and 20mph zones could be completed faster if councillors are given access to four years of funding in one go.

The sister of a talented young ski instructor struck down by dementia aged just 31 has shared her harrowing story - as Suffolk braces itself for a huge rise in the number of people living with the condition.

More than 50,000 children in Suffolk are being brought up in poverty, shock new statistics have revealed.

Delays to the widening of the A12 in Essex have come under fire from MPs in the county - after they were told the plans could be put on hold indefinitely.

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League leaders Frinton-on-Sea narrowly beat defending champions Sudbury by just four runs, in the fifth round of matches in this season's East Anglian Premier League.

Four-handicap Darren Elliott won the Eastern Counties Cup at Woodbridge on Sunday with a score of net 140 (67 and 73).

MIKE BACON and CARL MARSTON are joined by three more top non-league guests

Gary Freeman scored his first win for Pedal Power Ipswich when he outsprinted Mike Auger (Iceni Velo) to win the opening of the Lotus Cycle Race Series, writes Fergus Muir.

The woman behind nine Ipswich Town managers - including Sir Alf Ramsey and Sir Bobby Robson - has received a prestigious award celebrating her 65 years' service at Portman Road.

In his latest column, Nino Severino shares the inspirational story of Helen Davies, an elite marathon runner who is setting record times after a five year break to start a family, at an age where most athletes are retiring!

AFC Sudbury A Manager Craig Power said winning an open-age competition was a 'massive' milestone for his Academy side, writes Nick Garnham.

Manager Andy Coote admitted he would have been 'furious' if his Achilles side had surrendered a three-goal lead in the CNet Training Suffolk Senior Cup Final, writes Nick Garnham.

Mike Bacon looks back at an extraordinary footballing week

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Cornard United are eagerly anticipating their '15 minutes of fame' ahead of this season's CNet Training Suffolk Senior Cup Final.

West Suffolk Wheelers' Ixworth village centre races climaxed with a win for Sean Purser of the St Ives CC after a nail-biting senior men's race.

In this week's column, Witches skipper Danny King reflects on a satisfying week

The East Anglian point-to-point season ended perfectly at Northaw on Bank Holiday Monday, in more ways than one, writes Mike Ashby.

Suffolk will go into Sunday's Unicorns T20 double-header versus Cambridgeshire at Woolpit rueing a missed opportunity to get off to a flying start in their group, writes Nick Garnham.

Long Melford manager, Jamie Bradbury, described his side's 1-0 victory over Fakenham Town, in the Thurlow Nunn League Challenge Cup Final, as a "brilliant end to our season."

Long Melford beat Fakenham Town 1-0 in the Thurlow Nunn League Challenge Cup Final at Diss Town this afternoon, to lift the cup for the first time in their history.

Andrew Robinson, Felixstowe Ferry head professional, had the best round of his career in the East qualifier for the PGA Championship.

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