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The loss of major companies in the south Suffolk area over the last 18 months is a “worrying trend”, according to a county councillor.

They have been threatening to hang up their dancing shoes for years but organisers of an annual event first staged in Sudbury in the 1960s say the show could go on.

Suffolk highways will be gritting the A12 and A14 as they prepare for sub-zero road temperatures in East Anglia tonight.

Suffolk County Council has scrapped plans to force all staff to take a day of unpaid leave each year as part of cost-cutting measures, following union pressure.

Sudbury’s train station is to host an art exhibition featuring work from talented pupils from a nearby school.

A council-owned investment company which has come under fire for acquiring retail sites outside of Suffolk could be set to borrow another £50million to pump into more property.

Daniel Whytock of downyourhighstreet.com discusses the technology likely to impact the retail sector in coming years.

A Sudbury-based writer who has received hundreds of rejections over the course of 16 years has finally secured a publisher for their debut novel.

Around £10,000 worth of equipment used for village fundraising events was completely destroyed in a devastating barn blaze.

Scouts from Sudbury were among 4,000 other youngsters from across the UK who attended a winter camp at Gilwell Park in Epping Forest.

Snow and sleet could hit Suffolk and north Essex tomorrow as temperatures plunge, according to weather experts.

Plucky Scarlett Neill has been presented with a special award for coming to the rescue when her mum was knocked unconscious after a fall downstairs.

Fundraising is going to the dogs for Rachel Wettner – and she couldn’t be happier.

The search is continuing for a purpose-built education centre and art gallery to house a renowned family art collection dedicated to rural life and the working horse in Suffolk after time ran out on raising money for an initial proposed site.

Plans have been lodged for 100 new homes in Bacton alongside land for a new village hall and play area.

Dog owners have been told to keep their dogs on leads after a wildlife group volunteer reported seeing hounds chasing swans at a beauty spot.

Former Ipswich Town striker Marcus Bent has been declared bankrupt in the High Court.

A joint local plan being developed for Babergh and Mid Suffolk to guide future development in the districts has hit a fresh stumbling block.

New trail will take in 12 locations along the River Stour that appear in paintings by John Constable

From Yorgos Lanthimos, the Greek director behind The Lobster and The Killing of a Sacred Deer, comes this period piece about Queen Anne’s complicated relationship with two of her closest aides.

Could you be the next Olly Murs, Little Mix or Leona Lewis? The X Factor auditions are coming to Colchester in March, looking for the next big thing.

I liked Woolworths spearmint chews, its leaping salmon, and a furry pink gonk. (Sad, isn’t it?)

Researchers want members of the public to help them find out how Britain’s most widespread owl is faring.

The role of Suffolk’s volunteer search and rescue team can be unpleasant at times, but their role is proving invaluable in helping find those who have gone missing across the county.

The number of plastic bags sold by retailers has been slashed by billions since the 5p charge was introduced. But what do we need to do now to further reduce usage?

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