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Key education issues in Suffolk such as special educational needs, catchment areas and home schooling will be put under greater scrutiny thanks to a series of new task forces.

Prime Minister Theresa May is to resign later this summer she confirmed today.

Theresa May is resigning and the race is on for the country's top job - here we answer your burning questions about the Tory leadership race.

Plans to flog unused land have been unveiled by one of Suffolk's biggest landholders, in a bid to tackle the county's housing crisis.

Every dog has its day, and that special moment has finally arrived for "big softie" Wilson - who was chosen from 1,000 photogenic four-legged friends to be the face of Suffolk's top canine celebration.

The death of a 26-year-old musician in Bury St Edmunds was an accident, an inquest has concluded.

A former Ipswich School pupil will be hitting the streets of Monaco this weekend as he prepares to take part in his first Formula One weekend at the circuit.

A Suffolk woman who has been diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour has spoken of the postive impact volunteering with a woodland charity has had on her life.

Next month the Gruffalo will be wandering out of his deep dark wood to meet children at a shopping centre in Bury St Edmunds.

The story of Sudbury war hero Fred Pawsey is being told on-screen to visitors to the town's heritage centre.

Chambers Buses has apologised to passengers after being deluged with complaints about poor service.

Conservatives, Independents and Liberal Democrats have all been given places on a Suffolk council's cabinet - but not the Green Party.

Firefighters across the county have been kitted out with state-of-the-art uniforms, coupled with three brand new appliances, in a drive to make Suffolk safer.

Governors at the region's mental health trust have demanded answers over why spending on children in London is more than three times that on those in the east.

A Suffolk-based charity which provides both end-of-life care and support to disadvantaged young people will be forced to axe one of its services if it fails to raise £2,850.

Suffolk's community heroes who go above and beyond to help people in their local area will be recognised in a new awards scheme.

Pupils at a Suffolk village primary school got a chance to grill their MP on topics such as the environment, education and Brexit.

A heroin antidote is now available without subscription at five Suffolk pharmacies.

Suffolk Libraries will be brightening up their book stores this weekend ahead of Elmer's Big Parade - Suffolk to celebrate 30 years of the popular patchwork elephant.

If you run out of an essential item over the bank holiday, or need some chops and sausages for a last-minute barbecue, when will your local supermarket be open? This is our guide to opening times on bank holiday Monday, May 27.

Plans to make minor highways projects like 20mph zones, pedestrian crossings and double yellow lines easier to carry out have been given approval.

Social care services for children in Suffolk have been hailed by independent inspectors as being of an "exceptionally high standard" after being just one of a handful in the country to get the top rating.

An inquest has been opened into the death of a musician in Bury St Edmunds who believed he was the reincarnation of Jesus Christ.

A children's slide and climbing frame in Sudbury will be closed for a month after having gloss paint thrown over it by vandals.

A Suffolk charity will receive £40,000 in unrestricted funding after scooping a prestigious national award for its work.

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In his weekly column, Mike Bacon remembers Town striker Paul Mariner's great input at Portman Road

Featuring Leiston boss Stuart Boardley, Felixstowe & Walton assistant manager Danny Bloomfield and Stowmarket Town boss Rick Andrews.

Jim Bradford won the Andrews Trophy Road Race near Chelmsford with fine display of power and tactical nous.

Ipswich Witches skipper Danny King looks back at a good week for him and a fun weekend ahead!

Ipswich Witches team boss Ritchie Hawkins has hailed his side as they sit top of the Premiership table.

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

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