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The demolition of an existing house and its outbuildings in one of Suffolk’s most historic villages has been given the go-ahead by planners.

A stricken snake was rescued after being found stuck in a discarded children’s paddling pool behind a Travelode hotel in Bury St Edmunds.

Suffolk’s smallest town is to record its experience of being in lockdown as part of a new “making history” project.

After days of scorching temperatures, the mercury is set to take a tumble as thunderstorms take hold.

A gymnastics club in Suffolk has been given a much-needed boost to help cope with the repercussions of closing down during Covid-19.

Schools have spoken of their pride in their students on A-level results day following an “incredibly difficult year”.

Students receiving GCSE and A-level results which they are not satisfied with have been urged not to panic this summer.

A route-by-route review of travel arrangements for more than 2,000 pupils in Suffolk who rely on public transport to get to school is being carried out by transport chiefs.

An eye-catching stunt saw the Orwell Bridge brightly illuminated in red – but why?

Are you planning to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VJ Day on Saturday, August 15?

Appropriate social media use for councillors could become enshrined in the code of conduct they must follow, after a couple of high profile incidents in Suffolk over the past few months.

With school pupils unable to take GCSE and A-level exams this year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, results have had to be calculated differently.

Supply teacher agencies in Suffolk are making preparations for an increase in demand at the start of the new school year, education leaders have said.

Barbecue lovers have been warned of the “absolute stupidity” of lighting fires in Thetford Forest during the summer heatwave.

Parents with fears about sending their child back to school in September have been urged to have a discussion with headteachers – but there are currently no plans to prosecute parents.

The Covid-19 infection rate in Suffolk is falling – with the county recording some of the lowest numbers in England, according to the latest weekly figures.

School leaders in Suffolk have raised concerns that A-level and GCSE students could see their hard-earned results downgraded at the final hurdle - through no fault of their own.

Temperatures are again set to top 30C on another sweltering day in Suffolk – before the chance of rain and storms.

Lockdown gave an aspiring artist from Ipswich the gift of time to pursue his work - and after only a few months he is on his way to becoming professional.

A driver caught doing donuts in a Tesco car park faces at least six points on his licence and £400 in fines, police have warned.

A growing number of children are falling victim to sexual predators, according to latest figures - and lockdown has put young people at even greater risk.

A cordon has been lifted at a Haverhill industrial estate following a large-scale chemical incident.

A survey will help understand how the use of digital services has impacted on people’s ability to access healthcare.

Find out where your nearest coronavirus testing centre is in Suffolk this week.

The story of Saint Edmund, the child king of East Anglia, is very much part of the fabric of this area.

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A gymnastics club in Suffolk has been given a much-needed boost to help cope with the repercussions of closing down during Covid-19.

Danny Ayres’ partner has spoken about his struggles off the track after an inquest was opened into the speedway star’s death.

Suffolk driver Alex Albon will be back on track this weekend as the Formula One world championship starts up again.

Ipswich Town legend Terry Butcher has spoken openly about his son Christopher’s struggles with mental health as part of a new campaign.

Suffolk Bowls has lost one of its greatest-ever players following the death of Derek Johnson, writes Steve Prentice.

Looking for a subject now that all cycle racing is suspended, I discovered that it was exactly 50 years ago, in March 1970, that men and women were first allowed to compete together in the same open cycling time trial, writes Fergus Muir.

Ipswich Town won the FA Cup on May 6, 1978 when they beat Arsenal 1-0 in the Wembley final – Roger Osborne the scorer.

Here are a few pictorial memories of that wonderful ‘day in May’, and the run to the final.

AFC Sudbury boss, Mark Morsley, firmly believes that some football clubs, both in non-league and ultimately even in the higher levels of the Football League pyramid, could end up “going bust in the next month or so.”

It’s not long now until the start of the Premiership speedway season and Ipswich Witches will be looking to go one better than last year when they lost in the play-off final. MIKE BACON takes a look.

A world famous riding instructor will be returning to the Suffolk riding school she founded with her late husband for a special demonstration event in his honour.

AFC Sudbury are up to eighth in the table, following their 2-1 win at bottom club Romford on Wednesday evening, stretching their unbeaten run to four matches, with 10 points gathered from a possible 12.

Join host MIKE BACON as he chats to Danish star Nicolai Klindt about his life on the shale.

Join MIKE BACON and CARL MARSTON as they take a look at the non-league scene.

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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.

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