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Plans to increase council tax by £5 from April and a fresh loan of £25million to pump into commercial and retail property has been approved.

A rallying cry has been issued by opposition councillors in Babergh against plans for a Premier Inn that would see a portion of Belle Vue Park developed.

Tina Maxey, an employment solicitor based at Ellisons Solicitors , offers some advice to her younger self

Jails across Suffolk are on the look out for dozens of workers to support the day-to-day running of the county’s three prisons, including monitoring security.

People flocked to a Sudbury venue on Valentine’s Day to learn life-saving skills from the region’s air ambulance crew.

Highways England has announced planned overnight roadworks and improvement works in Suffolk and north Essex for this week.

Steve Heapy would like to see an increase in the number of flights from the Essex airport to key destinations in the Mediterranean.

A car was seized by police after it was believed to be involved in hare coursing in a Suffolk field.

A Suffolk project to help young people get back into employment, education or training held a celebration of its work.

New report warns 40% of insect species could become extinct in a few decades.

Welcome to the Enjoy Gardening More community where you’ll find amazing garden deals every day.

What kind of property will around £300,000 buy you in East Anglia? What about a bungalow in Bury St Edmunds, an apartment in Ipswich or a penthouse in Colchester?

Thousands of young people across the UK opted to miss school or college on Friday to demand action on climate change.

A task force is set to be established later this year to come up with measures to tackle a shortfall of places for youngsters who cannot attend mainstream schools.

A Sudbury woman who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s last year will take on her 31st marathon when she heads to London for the capital’s famous race in April.

It is often considered as an illness that affects people in older age rather than their youth.

The weed, which has been known to grow through concrete, knock down walls and destroy foundations is now prevalent across much of Britain.

Suffolk County Council’s budget featuring a 4% council tax rise and a controversial decision to cut Citizens Advice cash has been given the final go-ahead.

Voluntary groups in and around Sudbury are to be recognised with an awards ceremony.

A popular beer festival at a pub near Sudbury kicks off tomorrow with a wide variety of different ales on offer over ten days.

A woman has appeared in court charged with allegedly sending bomb hoxes and attempted robbery.

A project which gave more than 70 high risk victims of domestic abuse additional security is to be extended for another 12 months.

Controversial plans to expand the Copella juice factory in Boxford will be discussed by councillors next week.

Almost 18,000 drivers took a speed awareness course in Suffolk last year - paying out a total of around £1.6million.

Leaders tackling drug supplies in Suffolk from larger towns and cities have highlighted some of the signs for people to look out for that a “county line” may be operating on their doorstep.

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Seventeen-year-old year-old Habebul Islam, last year’s junior captain at Ipswich Golf Club, has made an encouraging start to the new season.

The speedway season at Foxhall is just five weeks away. MIKE BACON caught up with Ipswich Witches promoter Chris Louis...

Join host Mike Bacon, co-host Carl Marston and guests Lee Norfolk and Jack Sibbons for another episode of non-league chat, some serious, some not...

In his weekly column, MIKE BACON takes a look at why more sports stars are protecting themselves from ‘going viral’.

The 2019 Ely & District Hardriders fully lived to its fearsome reputation as a tough early season challenge, writes Fergus Muir.

AFC Sudbury boss Mark Morsley is confident any ‘doubters’ among his club’s fans have been won over by his side’s performances and results this season.

In the latest round-up of the local rugby action, Colchester and Sudbury enjoy wins in London One North, while Stowmarket and Southwold both triumph in the league below.

In the latest in our Series on the ever-popular parkruns across Suffolk and North-East Essex, we spotlight yesterday’s windswept Great Cornard parkrun

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Long Melford 1

Framlingham Town 3

This was a well-deserved three points for Fram against a side that had beaten Stowmarket in the league cup four days previous.

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AFC Sudbury 4

Felixstowe & Walton United 2

When these two Suffolk rivals went in for the half-time break at 0-0, it would have been AFC Sudbury who felt they could and maybe should have been two or three goals ahead, writes Barry Grossmith.

Horse owners are being urged to consider getting their animals vaccinated against equine flu even if they do not race.

Enjoy the latest non-league chat with Bury Town chairman Russell Ward and Achilles first-team player/manager Andy Coote. Plenty of views, plenty of opinion. But will you agree?

Joint guests of honour at the Chelmer Cycling Club Gala Dinner were two people who had between them racked up 108 years of membership of the club, writes Fergus Muir.

Felixstowe & Walton travel to AFC Sudbury on Saturday full of confidence with three wins on the bounce and no goals conceded during that period, writes Barry Grossmith.

A loyal Ipswich Town supporter said he was “overwhelmed” to receive a supportive letter regarding his mental health from Blues skipper Luke Chambers.

In his latest column, Tony Garnett reports on the Suffolk Winter Alliance event at Southwold, Suffolk’s Men’s teams for the season ahead and the first game of the season for the Suffolk Ladies.

Join hosts Mike Bacon and Carl Marston for more Non-League fun and chat....This week it’s Stowmarket Town assistant boss Paul Musgrove and Ipswich Wanderers player/manager Mark Goldfinch in the Non-League Pod ‘studio’.

In this week’s column, Mike Bacon takes a look at the FA Cup and the demise of the replay... The demise of the FA Cup?

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