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A Colchester-based tattoo artist who decided to take up medical tattooing will be taking her services to Ipswich.

We’ve had a lovely start to the day and things are looking to stay the same with a dry morning and temperatures expected to range from 22-24C across the weekend.

A new service station with drive-through restaurants and a coffee shop could soon be built on a former motocross track off the A14 at Sproughton.

A Land Rover and a Lorry have collided at the Copdock interchange.

A man in his 90s has died following a road crash in Woodbridge.

After heavy downpours this week, the clouds have cleared and this morning we have had a bright and sunny start.

The East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) have warned people to not open an e-mail sent from them.

A man was taken to hospital and another suffered minor injuries after a fight broke out in Ipswich during the early hours of Thursday morning.

Paul Rudd reprises the role of Ant-Man for this sequel to the 2015 original, which also sees Evangeline Lilly return as the Wasp and promoted to co-lead.

Hedgehog lovers have vowed to keep fighting for the survival of their favourite spiky creatures as a project to become the country’s most hedgehog friendly town ends with stunning celebration.

Fewer people are visiting some of Suffolk’s libraries than they were four years ago according to new data.

Needham Market has become the first town in East Anglia to have a shop dedicated to equity release.

Homes and businesses in rural communities across Suffolk and north Essex are still suffering from a lack of 4G mobile phone coverage, according to latest figures from Ofcom.

Bury St Edmunds-based brewer Greene King has won a major award for its XX Mild.

New figures suggest that fewer people are using Suffolk’s Libraries than four years ago. Do you visit your local library?

Convenience store customers were urged to have cash ready as customers experienced problems paying using chip and pin machines.

Don’t put away those sun hats just yet, the region is set for another warm day tomorrow with temperatures hitting a possible 26C (78F) – but the rain is returning on Thursday.

A motorcyclist was taken to hospital following a crash in Stowmarket this afternoon.

The post-mortem of a man found dead in an Ipswich river is expected to take place within the next 24 hours, according to police.

Motors from the movies will be on display at a Suffolk classic car show this weekend.

The showers which hit parts of the region yesterday will disappear today to give a dry day across the region.

There was little to trouble motorists and rail travellers this morning on both the railways and roads this morning across Suffolk and North East Essex.

From a body being identified in the River Gipping, in Ipswich to ITFC’s striker Kayden Jackson being excited to be playing alongside Janoi Donacien ahead of tonight’s Carabao Cup first round against Exeter City - here we bring you five must-read stories for this morning.

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Needham Market are riding high, on top of the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Central, after plundering an amazing 12 goals in their first two fixtures of the season.

Rick Andrews believes he will see a positive reaction from his Stowmarket Town players when they travel to FC Clacton today (3pm), writes Alex Moss.

Andy Ball of Bury St Edmunds is the Suffolk senior champion. He won the Geoffrey Barnard Bowl with a round of two over par 72 at Woodbridge.

Martyn Cull will make his first appearance of the season for Suffolk in the crunch Unicorns Championship match against Lincolnshire, starting on Sunday at Ipswich School, writes Nick Garnham.

The Mid-Suffolk Road Race on the Willisham-Barking-Offton circuit was dominated by a seven-man break featuring local riders Owen Geeson (Fast Test), Stephen Clark (Ipswich BC) and Mark Powell (Stowmarket & District), writes Fergus Muir.

In his latest column, Nino Severino discusses a little-known sport in which Suffolk have one of the very best talents on earth – and the Olympic dream the national side is chasing.

James Biggs of Diss has made a clean sweep of all the Suffolk Golf Union silverware for 2018, writes Tony Garnett.

FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round

Stowmarket Town 0

Basildon United 2

Stowmarket Town bowed out of this season’s Emirates FA Cup at the first hurdle after losing 2-0 to Basildon United at Greens Meadow, writes Alex Moss.

Rick Andrews has tipped Robbie Sweeney to get even better after the winger scored in both of Stowmarket Town’s first two games of the season, writes ALEX MOSS.

George Fricker of Ufford Park won the Mackenzie Cup as Suffolk junior champion with a level par round of 69 at Bungay, writes Tony Garnett.

It was a hard hot day for a twelve hour time trial at the CC Breckland event and while several records fell, other attempts fell by the wayside, writes Fergus Muir.

Skipper Adam Mansfield has hailed the efforts of his Suffolk team following their third straight win – and second by an innings – in the Unicorns Championship, writes Nick Garnham.

Records tumbled as Suffolk’s cricketers secured their third straight victory in this season’s Unicorns Championship, writes Nick Garnham.

Framlingham Town 0 Stowmarket Town 3

Suffolk’s hopes of winning the Anglian League ended at Wellingborough on Sunday where Northants won by seven and a half matches to four and a half.

The 91st Bury and West Suffolk Tennis Tournament took place last week at Culford School’s Tennis Centre in glorious summer sunshine.

Thurlow Nunn Premier

Stowmarket Town 2

Thetford Town 1

Stowmarket Town made a winning start to the season as goals from Robbie Sweeney and Scott Chaplin helped secure a hard-fought 2-1 win against Thetford Town, writes Alex Moss.

Matt Paine is confident it will be a successful campaign for him at his new club Stowmarket Town, but has warned his fellow players they must go out on the pitch and prove it.

Suffolk head coach Andy Northcote says he has had to make possibly the hardest decision of his tenure ahead of Sunday’s Unicorns Championship match against Hertfordshire, writes Nick Garnham.

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