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Steam icon Oliver Cromwell will travel through Suffolk today as the engine is to make what could be its final journey before retirement.

A Stowmarket company has been awarded the much sought after Theo Paphitis Small Business Sunday Award.

The inquest opened today into the death of Stowmarket resident Jessie Searle, whose UKIP councillor husband has been charged with her murder.

Book lovers in Needham Market are being asked to have their say on a proposed change to the local library’s opening hours.

Suffolk’s highways website has been inundated with problem reports – many from frustrated drivers issuing angry warnings about the “dangerous” condition of the county’s roads.

A debate will be held in the House on Commons this week on whether England should adopt an ‘opt-out’ organ donation system.

Suffolk popstar Ed Sheeran arrives at BRIT Awards ceremony - wearing a wedding ring?

Bosses at a fast food chain have warned that stores could face disruption due to delivery issues for the rest of the week.

The equivalent of 92 ambulance staff shifts were lost in January due to delays at A&E in Suffolk and north Essex, it has been revealed.

Forecasters are predicting a cold start to the beginning of March as temperatures struggle to rise above freezing.

A tribute to disco pop icons The Bee Gees has been announced as the headline act for this year’s ‘Gig in the Garden’.

This year’s High Sheriff Awards have been presented to a selection of Suffolk’s most devoted charitable individuals and organisations.

Stowmarket Town Council has announced a brand new Food & Drink festival is coming to the town this summer.

Marvel’s latest instalment in their cinematic universe sees Chadewick Boseman reprise his role as the Black Panther and follows on directly from the events of his previous appearance in Captain America: Civil War.

A Suffolk organisation, which formed to “stop Brexit”, claims to be growing in numbers as it approaches its largest event to date – a regional rally on a nationwide day of action.

The A140 has reopened in Suffolk after a three vehicle crash this afternoon left traffic at a standstill.

A woman is reported to be suffering head and chest pains after the car she was in collided with a van in Suffolk this afternoon.

Pixie Lott could be your new neighbour, according to a national newspaper.

Norfolk police has thanked both Ipswich Town and Norwich City supporters for their behaviour at today’s East Anglian derby at Carrow Road.

School choirs from across Suffolk are fine-tuning their performances for competition with the Great EACH Choir Off now just a few days away.

Music industry professionals in Suffolk have warned that a “long, sober look” is needed at supporting live music venues across the country, as a new national survey reveals threats to the future of some spaces.

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A police union boss has condemned a spike in ‘vile’ attacks on officers in Suffolk as latest figures reveal a 265% rise in more violent assaults.

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Walsham-le-Willows Cricket Club, a local community club, is looking to build upon recent successes, and encourage more participation across all ages and levels.

In Bostik North, AFC Sudbury sprung a surprise with a home victory over league leaders AFC Hornchurch, extending their unbeaten run to six matches.

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Stowmarket Town saw their winning start to 2018 come to an end after a late Joe Murphy goal helped Saffron Walden Town take all the points, writes Alex Moss.

Rick Andrews says Stowmarket Town face a tough test in front of them as they go in search of a ninth win on the bounce this weekend, writes Alex Moss.

Chelmsford teenager Mitch Powell was at the British Cycling Awards Ceremony in Birmingham at the weekend to receive the splendid trophy for winning the National Short Distance Grass Track Series.

This could be a big weekend for several of the top clubs, and for some at the wrong end of the table.

Ipswich Town fans have been urged to get behind the Blues and stop creating “dead atmospheres” ahead of the East Anglian derby. Meanwhile, see our photo gallery of the event - can you spot your child?

Needham Market had to fend off a Felixstowe & Walton United fightback before booking their place in the semi-finals of this season’s Omni Freight Services Suffolk Premier Cup.

Gym United Manager Matt Morton has hailed his side’s togetherness after they became only the second Suffolk team to reach the semi-finals of the FA Sunday Cup, writes Nick Garnham.

Felixstowe & Walton United joint manager Ian Watson says his side will relish the opportunity to test themselves against higher-league opposition in tomorrow night’s Omni Freight Services Suffolk Premier Cup tie at Needham Market, writes Nick Garnham.

Felixstowe Ferry’s Glen Davis and Gary Howard defied the bitterly cold weather to win the better ball prize in Southwold’s Suffolk Winter Alliance meeting.

Leiston’s recent struggles in the league continued as they fell to a 1-0 defeat at Merstham on Saturday.

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Stowmarket Town made it eight wins in a row after easing past Haverhill Borough 6-0 at the New Croft on Saturday, writes Alex Moss.

Former Ipswich Town footballer Kieron Dyer has revealed details of sexual abuse he suffered as a boy.

Mike Bacon takes a look at why 3G pitches are not loved by everyone. Also, are we going to witness a Tiger Woods comeback to rival any other sporting return?

Stowmarket Town will be looking to keep the pressure on the top two as they go in search of an eighth win in a row this weekend, writes Alex Moss.

Riders in West Suffolk Wheelers’ Suffolk Punch reliability trials faced a challenging morning in the hilliest parts of Suffolk, climbing and descending through villages like Ashley, Ousden, Whepstead and Hawkedon while playing hide-and-seek with a cold north-east wind, writes Fergus Muir.

New Ipswich ‘Tru7.com’ Witches asset Michael Haertel says he is looking forward to learning as much as possible in his first season in British speedway, writes Henry Chard.

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