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Yesterday, 11:51

Householders in Suffolk are being warned about “Nottingham Knockers” operating across the county, following a series of unwanted house calls.

Temperatures peaked at 23C yesterday and families were keen to make the most of it by dancing in and out of the water fountains at Holywells Park, basking in the sun at Felixstowe and walking along the picturesque coast at Aldeburgh.

Hundreds of people took to the streets of Sudbury today to take part in the popular annual fun run.

A former Suffolk fire safety expert is leading a comprehensive study into the risk historic buildings face from fire with the hope of preventing more heritage being lost.

Children with special educational needs and disabilities in Suffolk are missing out on millions of pounds in funding, according to new data.

A man told a petrol station worker in Sudbury that he had a weapon as he demanded they hand over cash, police have revealed.

More than 70 costumed Tudors will portray life in 1539 at a Suffolk stately home’s first event of the year.

While the Conservatives at Babergh District Council enjoy an overwhelming majority, historically that hasn’t always been the case.

A west Suffolk secondary school has been awarded the highest accolade by the Arts Council of England for a second time.

Police are ramping up efforts to catch drivers using mobiles, with the Suffolk crime commissioner “horrified” to see motorists putting lives at risk.

Obituary: ‘True gent’ Clem Tompsett, who died at 84, described as ‘the greatest carrot grower the UK has ever known’

The boarded-up former Thing-Me-Bobs discount shop in Sudbury town centre could be turned into a late-night gaming bar.

Work is set to start on a £2.35 million refurbishment and extension of Sudbury’s Kingfisher leisure centre.

The free-to-enter Tastes of Sudbury festival returns on Sunday, June 9 - bringing together Lavenham Red Poll beef, Moo Moo Cakes and Hollow Trees Farm butchery to celebrate the very best ingredients, products, chefs and restaurants from south Suffolk and beyond.

A rider has been arrested on suspicion of drug-driving after traffic police officers stopped a quad bike in Beck Row.

No children’s centres will be closed in Suffolk without a full consultation with the public, Conservatives have said.

A campaign has been launched this morning calling for Suffolk’s under-threat children’s centres to be spared from closure.

Where can you shop if you need a grocery top-up over the Easter break - or even an extra Easter egg or two? Here is our list of opening times for big supermarkets around Suffolk and north Essex.

Beach balls at the ready, Suffolk and Essex are going to have a warm and sunny Easter bank holiday weekend, say forecasters.

One in ten pupils were persistently absent from schools in Suffolk and Essex last year, according to latest government figures.

The daughter of a Sudbury woman who suffered a massive stroke on holiday in Greece will run the London Marathon to say thank you to the charity which helped her mum.

Avoid hold-ups on the region’s roads by finding out about planned roadworks in Suffolk and north Essex this week.

Many people have more rubbish and recycling than usual over the Easter holiday period - so the last thing you want to do is miss a bin collection! Is your date changing?

An anonymous donation of more than £100,000 left to a Suffolk charity will be used to fund breaks for family carers across the county.

Have you got a hedgehog-sized hole in your garden fence or wall? Get creative with us this Hedgehog Awareness Week and design a garden entry point that hedgehogs won’t be able to ignore!

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Community sport

Yesterday, 17:37

AFC Sudbury 3 Bury Town 4

Mike Bacon takes a look back at an incredible weekend of sport, locally and nationally

The East Anglian Premier League starts tomorrow. Carl Marston gives the low-down on our region’s five top clubs, Sudbury, Frinton-on-Sea, Bury St Edmunds, Mildenhall and Copdock & OI

Higham racecourse stage the final meeting of their season on Saturday with the traditional Essex and Suffolk fixture, which normally attracts a bumper attendance.

Adrian Pettitt of the Stowmarket and District CC won his own club’s 20 mile Debenham time trial by the smallest of margins, beating David Crisp of Colchester club 3T Racing by just one second.

In this week’s Danny King column, the Witches skipper looks ahead to a busy Easter period and how important spreadsheets are to a racer.

In the final weekend of the rugby season, Bury St Edmunds and Colchester rounded off their campaigns with impressive victories.

Will Wright and James Ollington of Aldeburgh won the McLeod Cup as Suffolk Amateur Foursomes champions at Halesworth.

On this week’s podcast are Felixstowe & Walton’s Danny Bloomfield, Leiston’s Ian Cornforth and Haughley’s James Hawkins

Football writer Carl Marston dons his anorak to visit clubs in the region (and beyond) in his quest for good football and a good cup of tea. Here he visits Cornard United

When rain hit the Fast Test Road Race, what was already a tough race turned into something of an epic, writes Fergus Muir.

Danny King reflects on a good week for the Witches and hopes for a quick-fire double over King’s Lynn

In his latest column, Nino Severino discusses his concerns about the rising issue of morbid obesity in the UK and beyond.

Cornard United 1 Debenham LC 2

In the final rugby round-up of the season, Colchester secure a spot in the play-off game, Stowmarket beat Southwold in the Suffolk derby, Braintree win 109-7 and the Bury Foxes clinch promotion.

Thurlow Premier

Walsham-le-Willows 2

Long Melford 0

A half-time triple substitution from Walsham manager Trevor Newman proved decisive as the home side recovered from an indifferent opening 45 minutes to dominate after the break and take the points, while Melford remain in the relegation places with only four games to play, writes Dave Meeson.

AFC Sudbury are in home action tomorrow afternoon when they welcome Soham Town Rangers to The MEL Group Stadium for a 3pm kick off, writes Darren Theobald.

Join host Mike Bacon and co-host Carl Marston as they delve into the world of non-league with their guests of the week.

A fine day of road racing in north Suffolk began with a win for Matthew Carter of Colchester in the race for lower category and entry-level competitors.

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