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Medication for common illnesses such as asthma and high blood pressure are being rationed by pharmacies across Suffolk due to a shortage in supply.

Wind speeds of between 40 and 50mph are expected in Suffolk over the weekend - but there are currently no plans to close the Orwell Bridge.

The air ambulance has been dispatched after a motorist became stuck in water in a Suffolk village.

A missing teenager from Great Cornard has been found in London after being reported missing earlier in the week.

Are you looking for weekend inspiration? Here are 10 ideas - ranging from stage shows to a Market for Mums, and a full-scale circus.

A Stowmarket woman has rediscovered her confidence through the world of beauty pageants, after years of being housebound and "feeling like a zombie" due to living with epilepsy.

Our archives reveal tales of those lost in the last severe pandemic to grip the world

Hundreds of people have made insurance claims after Storm Dennis and Ciara wreaked havoc in the East Anglia - with one insurance company saying it has already had more than 400.

Thousands of us love this quirky village by the North Sea, with The House in the Clouds and its Peter Pan lake

An Ipswich anti-knife campaigner was shocked by news that only around a third of knife crime offenders in Suffolk over 18 are receiving an immediate custodial sentence.

An Ipswich anti-knife campaigner was shocked by news that only around a third of knife crime offenders in Suffolk over 18 are receiving an immediate custodial sentence.

More NHS staff in Suffolk look forward to going to work - but rising numbers of workers are reporting being bullied, harassed or abused by managers.

Parents in Suffolk are being targeted with free workshops on what to do if their child has an eating disorder - after shocking statistics revealed young people with conditions such as anorexia are not being seen fast enough.

Too many frontline nurses, doctors and NHS staff are subjected to violence, health secretary and West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock has said - as he urged hospitals to take a zero tolerance approach to assaults.

A task force is to be formed to examine how to improve traffic congestion in Ipswich as highways chiefs prepare to formally mothball plans for a northern bypass.

Flood alerts remain in place this morning following on from Storm Dennis this weekend.

The number of people being admitted to hospital for alcohol related conditions has increased by over 20% in the past six years.

One competitor was forced to land on an Ipswich school's field during battle to win The King's Cup in 1929

Education chiefs in Suffolk agreed a contract with an academy trust to run five special educational needs units - despite being aware that it had breached equality laws by excluding a dyslexic pupil.

A £9.8million project could turn all of Suffolk's street lights LED - reducing the county's carbon footprint.

People of Suffolk had their eyes on the skies last night as a stunning sunset brightened up the streets following a day of heavy downpour.

A man attacked his partner then pointed a loaded shotgun at police before setting a garden shed on fire, a court heard.

A rare book which details how two innocent women were found guilty of witchcraft at a Suffolk court has sold at auction for £7,020.

People in Suffolk are being warned of another HMRC scam email, following on from last week's warning about fake tax refund messages.

A Suffolk council is continuing to support a Sudbury bypass project over the next three years as one of the key economic projects - despite the scheme having been axed more than a year ago.

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The postponement of the Revel Outdoors mountain bike racing, due to be held last Sunday, opens an opportunity to highlight the Sporting Courses (SPOCO) East Competition, writes Fergus Muir.

Join host MIKE BACON and co-host CARL MARSTON as they are joined by Stowmarket Town boss Rick Andrews.

During the week, Paige Peake knuckles down at college studying for her A-Levels - but this weekend she will go toe-to-toe with the England captain in a crucial FA Cup clash.

Time-trialists who compete under the age-related system of the Veteran's Time Trial Association gathered at Exning near Newmarket for the East Anglia Group's Lunch and Prize Presentation, writes Fergus Muir.

Join host MIKE BACON and co-host CARL MARSTON as they are joined by former Luton Town and Cambridge United defender and now Bury Town boss Ben Chenery.

AFC Sudbury boss Mark Morsley has urged his side to 'kick on' after their excellent 3-0 win over local rivals Bury Town in midweek.

Ipswich Town Football Club are trying to track down a supporter who came to the aid of an elderly couple in London, as they want to recognise his act of kindness.

Like many racing cyclists Peter Horsnell of the Chelmer CC is preparing for the 2020 racing season, writes Fergus Muir.

Cottenham racecourse host their final meeting of the season on Saturday, a six-race card with 57 entries, starting at 12 noon.

Injury-plagued Bury Town, in the thick of the play-off race, face a tough test away at West Suffolk rivals AFC Sudbury this evening.

Former Ipswich Town, MK Dons and Yeovil Town star DEAN BOWDITCH joins host MIKE BACON and co-host ANDY WARREN for a special one-hour podcast.

The top women's places in the Eastern Cyclo-Cross League were settled in the penultimate round at Milton near Cambridge where Elvita Branch (Felixstowe) and Martha Lebentz (Bury St Edmunds) both made sure they were unassailable as Senior and Junior Women's Champions.

Join host MIKE BACON as he chats to one of speedway's brightest and talented young stars..... DREW KEMP.

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

AFC Sudbury 1 Brentwood Town 0

AFC Sudbury boss, Mark Morsley, remains upbeat despite a couple of recent defeats, ahead of tomorrow afternoon's home match against fellow strugglers Brentwood Town.

Join host MIKE BACON and co-host CARL MARSTON as they catch up with Needham Market duo Craig Parker and Luke Ingram

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