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Campaigners have been left ‘disappointed’ after Persimmon Homes began work to axe a centuries-old oak tree as part of their new housing development in Thurston.

A public rally for Suffolk calling for NHS workers to receive a pay rise this year is due to be held in Ipswich this weekend.

A cyclist has been taken to hospital after being involved in a serious collision with a car in Great Barton.

A Suffolk manufacturer is set to start work on a major factory extension – and plans to double its workforce.

Jobs in Suffolk are at risk as Pizza Express has said it may close nearly 70 of its UK restaurants with the loss of up to 1,100 jobs.

A new interactive map shows which independent pubs, restaurants and cafes are taking part in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme here in Suffolk.

Two men have been arrested after former Ipswich and England star Kieron Dyer was allegedly racially abused at Hintlesham Golf Club.

A metal detectorist unearthed the ‘biggest haul of his life’ when he discovered more than 1,000 silver coins estimated to be worth £100,000 near a Suffolk pub.

Prices of meals out will be slashed by 50% from today using the government’s new Eat Out to Help Out scheme – with more than 900 pubs, restaurants and cafes taking part in Suffolk and north Essex.

Doctor’s surgeries in Suffolk are performing better than the national average, according to new figures. Find out how yours ranked in our searchable table.

The cheapest places to live in Suffolk are in Ipswich and Lowestoft, while the most expensive is in the heart of Constable Country, new figures reveal.

Mobile coronavirus testing is to be offered again across Suffolk and Essex next week.

People in Suffolk appear to be more willing to visit pubs, restaurants and use public transport than the UK average, Google tracking data reveals.

Test your family and friends on their general knowledge and how well they know their home county of Suffolk with these 50 pub quiz questions.

Foodie fans will be able to get their hands on their favourite meals from Nando’s, McDonald’s, and Wagamama for half the price in August using the government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme.

Major routes in Suffolk and north Essex have roadworks taking part on them this week, will you be affected?

Prime minister Boris Johnson has recently launched a crackdown on obesity - and ANDREW PAPWORTH thinks his wilingness to take personal responsibility makes this a powerful campaign.

“This for us is a complete culture change. We have got to all now wake up and smell the coffee.”

A pop-up theatre extravaganza is being staged at the Lavenham Sports Pavilion - hoping to bring some light relief after the stresses of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Residents in south Suffolk are being warned to stay vigilant after a series of burglaries and attempted burglaries in the area.

The popular East Anglian Railway Museum, which provides a living record of the region’s transport history, has reopened after being “hit hard” by the Covid-19 crisis.

Suffolk sweltered on Friday as the UK experienced its third hottest day on record.

Two Suffolk churches are coming together to host an outdoor worship - in their first ever ‘drive-in’ service.

Suffolk could see the hottest day of the year on Friday with temperatures predicted to soar as high as 34C across the county.

The coronavirus infection rate rose in every area of Suffolk last week, although numbers remain low.

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Monday, July 27, 2020

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.

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.

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