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Speak out with a view on anything, however minor or insignificant, and you are almost guaranteed these days to get a torrent of abuse in return.

Almost 40 of the region's neighbourhoods are among the most deprived in England - with some sitting alongside areas of great wealth.

A project to help disabled people into work is set to be launched countywide in January after securing £2million in European cash.

Suffolk pet and animal charities have praised Sainsbury's decision to not sell fireworks in its stores ahead of Bonfire night next month.

A west Suffolk pre-school feels it has been "marked very harshly" by Ofsted after dropping from "outstanding" to "inadequate".

A mum of an autistic boy has described how her family were left struggling to cope while they waited a year for support from services.

New plans to redevelop the site of the former Conservative club and Victoria Hall in Sudbury are about to be unveiled.

Calls for a Suffolk authority to reverse cuts to health visitor numbers have been rejected.

An independent review led by Suffolk's chief fire officer is set to take place over controversial school transport changes.

A hard-hitting video which sees SEND youngsters talk about how bullies have made them "sad and angry" is set to be rolled out in schools across Suffolk.

Ipswich MP Sandy Martin has demanded action over traffic management of the Orwell Bridge in high winds, warning that delays are "playing politics" with the town.

An early 20th century former cinema, lighthouses and a former atomic bomb inspection shed are just some of the East Anglian landmarks to be added to or removed from a register of at-risk historic sites.

Youngsters can swim for free at several Suffolk leisure centres over the October half term and Christmas holidays.

Suffolk is among the top five areas of the country for adult social care, according to latest data.

The official AA Restaurant Guide 2020 has named its top 43 Suffolk establishments - and given a prestigious 'three rosette' ranking to two eateries.

The RSPCA is appealing for more people in Suffolk to adopt cats during its Cat Week, which runs until October 20, as part of its "Adoptober" campaign.

Sudbury medical diagnostics firm Siemens Healthineers recently marked a significant milestone with a party for employees, past and present.

More than 80 businesses in East Anglia are recognised for the services they provide to the Royal Household.

Doctors should prescribe participation in outdoor conservation activities for patients suffering with depression and stress, a leading nature organisation has said.

Controversial proposals to rename Babergh District Council in Suffolk because people couldn't say its name have been kicked into the long grass just a week before councillors were to decide on it.

Parking spaces in Sudbury are to be temporarily removed from early next year in an attempt to improve air quality for residents and pedestrians.

Three burglars are still at large after they were involved in a police chase across Suffolk following the theft of a large number of items, including razor blades, at the Leiston Co-op.

ANDREW PAPWORTH asks: does every day really need to have a special status attached to it?

Harry was shot down while fighting the Nazis over Europe. Later, the businessman brought a huge number of jobs to Hadleigh

Staff at a picturesque Suffolk hotel are celebrating after being crowned the eastern winner in the Sunday Times Best Places to Stay list.

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Orwell Velo member Matt Day took the East District Hill Climb Championship with a 46 second ascent of the short, sharp Semer Hill near Hadleigh, writes Fergus Muir.

Join host MIKE BACON and co-host CARL MARSTON for a look back at the weekend's non-league action.

With the Witches versus Robins play-offs in sight, one promoter, one fan and one journalist got together to discuss the big meeting ahead.

It's IPSWICH WITCHES v SWINDON ROBINS in the Premiership speedway play-off final... MIKE BACON takes a look at how he feels the final will pan out.

Ipswich off-road expert Ross Tricker came out top of a three-way fight for the Senior win at the CC Ashwell cyclo-cross near Hitchin.

In our latest round-up of the local rugby round-up action, there are good wins for Bury, Colchester and Braintree.

Manager Mark Morsley labelled yesterday's dismal 3-1 defeat at lowly Brentwood Town, in the Isthmian League North, as the most "insipid performance" he had seen from any of his teams during a long career in football management.

Brentwood Town 3 AFC Sudbury 1

Join host MIKE BACON for a fun speedway podcast with Ipswich Witches skipper Danny King and Witches team boss Ritchie Hawkins.

Join host MIKE BACON and co-host CARL MARSTON, with guests Ben Deacon, Ricky Cornish and Paul Musgrove

Ipswich rider Gemma Melton (XRT/Elmy Cycles) scored a remarkable third place in a massive field in the women's cyclo-cross at Milton Keynes, writes Fergus Muir.

MIKE BACON and CARL MARSTON are joined by one of Suffolk's longest-serving chairman, Bury Town's Russell Ward.

It wasn't a day for personal bests, but nobody seemed to have told Ross Fawcett, writes Fergus Muir.

It's Poole v Ipswich in the Premiership speedway play-offs this week.

Ipswich Witches promoter Chris Louis in conversation with Mike Bacon as the season comes to a thrilling climax

In our latest round-up of the local rugby action there's a big win for Southwold, while Colchester make it three victories in a row and Bury are narrowly beaten on the road.

Join MIKE BACON and CARL MARSTON for a look back at the weekend's action.

Host MIKE BACON and co-host CARL MARSTON are joined for this week's podcast by three big players in the local non-league scene.

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