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Yesterday, 19:29

The Suffolk Day Big Weekender is just around the corner and it is looking to be bigger and better than ever - find out what's going on in your area using this map.

A Suffolk MP has voiced fears that plans being considered to cut the number of health visitors in the county could have a significant impact on families.

The Duchess of Cambridge has praised charities such as East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) for providing "a truly heart-warming example to us all". Kate Middleton, who became EACH's royal patron in 2012, shared her thoughts in a letter of support for Children's Hospice Week, which starts today.

Regional MP Matt Hancock has revealed he is backing Boris Johnson in the Tory leadership race.

Suffolk police dealt with more than 10,000 crimes informally over the past four years - the second highest percentage of any force in the country, new data has revealed.

West Suffolk College was the top provider in the country for adults taking GCSE English last year, latest figures have revealed.

Campaigners over changes to speech and language education services in Suffolk have said they still have unanswered questions, following the unveiling of latest plans.

A Suffolk council which has had to make belt-tightening cutbacks ended the last financial year having overspent by £4.4million.

Ipswich Maritime Festival organisers are hoping for a record number of visitors to this summer's event, as a host of activities and displays are already lined up.

A Suffolk six-year-old enjoyed an emotional reunion with the blood donor who saved his life as a premature baby.

I'd like to thank all those people who attended our stand at the Suffolk Show. It was a great opportunity for us to listen to you and understand what's important to you from a policing perspective.

New data has revealed the top books being taken out of Suffolk's libraries.

If we are to reach 'net-zero' emissions by 2050, we need to capture carbon. Rewilding could sequester greenhouse gases, as well as bring many other benefits for man and wildlife.

A Sudbury charity needs a further £150,000 to buy and transform a former town church into a community hub.

Campaigners fighting controversial plans for a new housing development in a picturesque Suffolk village are preparing for the final showdown with developers after a long-running battle.

Regional MP Matt Hancock has withdrawn from the Tory leadership race.

Weather experts are predicting a change in fortunes for East Anglia - with yesterday's cloud making way for sunny spells and true summer temperatures.

Health chiefs have said that there is not a threat to services for deaf and blind people in the county, after it emerged the council's specialist care company is to be wound up.

Shocking new data has revealed Suffolk salaries are being stretched ever thinner by sky-high rent prices.

A Sudbury voluntary group delivering the news to the blind is appealing for new members and listeners.

A historic Suffolk village hall is set to receive a "much-needed" renovation for the first time in around 30 years after two grant awards launched the project.

West Suffolk MP Matthew Hancock is still in the running to become Britain's next Prime Minister - but he's still a long way behind favourite and pack leader Boris Johnson.

A 1940s vintage event will be held in Sudbury as part of the Suffolk Day Big Weekender and to mark the anniversary of a United States Air Force (USAF) bomb group who were based nearby.

A huge rise in homelessness applications has seen councils spend six-figure sums placing people in emergency B&Bs.

Plans for 101 homes in Glemsford deemed to be of "considerable harm" to listed buildings have attracted more than 400 objections.

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Yesterday, 15:16

MILDENHALL's resurgence continued with a fourth win from their last five matches, in the Read Brothers East Anglian Premier League, at the expense of local rivals Burwell & Exning on Saturday.

Saint Edmund Pacers recorded a notable triple at the Sudbury Joggers Friday Five, held in warm and dry conditions from Great Cornard Sports Centre last Friday evening.

So, given the chance what would your 'favourite ever' Ipswich Witches team be? Well MIKE BACON is giving you that chance to tell the world. Send in your favourite ever side... Here is his.

After an eight kilometre race of attrition at West Suffolk Wheelers' grass track meet, Laurence Lisher (Green Arrow) finally dropped his last two rivals to take the big event of the afternoon - the "8K" being the counting event in the National League.

Hadleigh manager Christian Appleford says his club are on 'an exciting and upward journey'.

Following on from his popular top 10 Non-League teams of the season MIKE BACON has taken a look at 14 of last season's outstanding non-league matches...

This is PART TWO... The top seven...

In this week's column, Nino Severino shares his pride and admiration for British tennis star Jo Konta, after her fantastic run to the semi-finals of the French Open, and ahead of the Wimbledon Championships.

Following on from his popular top 10 Non-League teams of the season, MIKE BACON takes a look at 14 of last season's outstanding non-league matches... In PART ONE, he counts down from 14 to eight. PART TWO, the top seven, comes up tomorrow.

Defending champions SUDBURY had a fine day in the East Anglian Premier League on Saturday, both in terms of their own match and also the misfortune of others.

Top tipster Rory Paddock takes a loook at the this weekend's televised horse racing, and gives his tips for the races you can watch...

In his latest column, Don Topley shares his views on the Cricket World Cup so far...

Ipswich mountain bike rider Dan Howe took his first win of the 2019 Mud, Sweat and Gears Series at the inaugural race at the Thickthorn venue which will host the East Anglian round of the national series at the end of the month.

Ipswich Witches were live on BT Sport in the Premiership on Monday night. Plenty of people watched... of all ages!

The Suffolk quartet of Sudbury, Bury St Edmunds, Mildenhall and Copdock & Old Ipswichian all celebrated notable wins, during the seventh round of matches in the East Anglian Premier League on Saturday, as did title challengers Frinton-on-Sea.

No easy task, but MIKE BACON has chosen his top 10 non-league teams of last season.... Feel free to disagree!

It hasn't been great. You don't have to tell Town fan STEVE MELLEN. Like many, he's tired of the change and the merry-go-round at Portman Road... But let's not count the sorrows, be positive - and who knows? Here, he brings you a short tale!

Mike Bacon compares today's Europa League with the UEFA Cup... And knows which one he thinks is the toughest to win

Don Topley reflects on a happy World Cup memory as the current World Cup gets underway this week

Matt Day of Ipswich club Orwell Velo won the Diss CC Road race after riding alone off the front for the last hour of the race,

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