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Suffolk could get a countywide CCTV network as part of measures to tackle increasing demand on police, Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore has said.

Commuters can expect further disruption on Monday morning as a yellow weather warning for ice has been issued across Suffolk and Essex in the wake of the ‘Mini Beast from the East’.

More snow is expected over the weekend and coastal areas in the region could face up to 10cm, according to forecasters.

“I am afraid those days are gone” – that’s the message from Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore on bobbies patrolling the beat.

The difference in wages between men and women at Suffolk County Council is nearly 15% according to new figures to be debated by the authority next week.

It was announced this morning that Suffolk hadn’t won the BBC Countryfile award for holiday destination of the year. But we don’t need an award to show us that Suffolk is a great place to live and go on holiday.

Childcare issues are now the top barrier preventing mothers in the East of England from working, new research reveals.

A priest who has increased by 25% the number of families and young people worshipping at the major London parish he leads has been chosen as the new Dean of St Edmundsbury.

Between 1 and 5cm of snow called fall across the region this weekend as strong easterly winds take hold once again.

Police have confirmed a body discovered near the River Orwell is that of Kesgrave man Paul Moore, who was reported missing a month ago.

Police are currently awaiting recovery for the vehicles.

Comedian and former Bullseye presenter Jim Bowen has died aged 80, his agent said.

The boss of West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (WSFT) has received national recognition for his leadership.

The proposed merger between Ipswich and Colchester hospitals has drawn a step closer, with a date set for the final decision.

Children from across Stowmarket are invited to a brand new ‘mad science’ festival next month.

Freezing conditions sweeping in off the North Sea are forecast to bring widespread snowfall across Suffolk and Essex this weekend – just a fortnight after the chaos of the “Beast from the East”.

A carer at a Stowmarket residential home is celebrating 20 years caring for local people.

Entries are now open for the Redwings Horse Sanctuary show 2018 – held just outside Stowmarket.

Witnesses to a serious crash in Suffolk which saw a van driver airlifted to hospital are being urged to contact police.

The power of sign language to transform the lives of children with hearing loss has been highlighted by an Oscar-winning film starring six-year-old Maisie Sly, who is profoundly deaf.

Seven talented young sportsmen and women from Suffolk including a steeplechaser, long jumper, golfer, basketball and hockey players and a javelin thrower, have received a huge shot in the arm following recognition from SportsAid, the national charity for sportspeople.

A popular Stowmarket museum has announced it will be launching a brand new exhibition inspired by child’s play.

The clocks will go forward an hour this month to mark the start of the British Summer Time.

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Keith Preston and Lawrence Dodd have completed their Suffolk junior winter coaching programme for the most talented teenagers Suffolk have produced for many years.

Rick Andrews is under no illusions as to how tough Stowmarket Town’s clash with Brantham Athletic will be at Greens Meadow tomorrow afternoon (3pm), writes Alex Moss.

Constant attacks and splits made the 2018 Jock Wadley Memorial Road Race a memorable edition with riders attacking, and groups forming and disintegrating several times before the race was finally won from a two-man break by Mikey Mottram of the Morvello-Basso team.

Bury Town boss Ben Chenery praised the character of his players for giving the club’s supporters ‘something to shout about’ after reaching the final of the Omni Freight Services Suffolk Premier Cup, writes Nick Garnham.

No doubt about the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division game of the week, with fifth-placed Brantham travelling to fourth-placed Stowmarket in what is a ‘must win’ game for both sides, writes Phil Griffiths.

Bury Town 0 Needham Market 0 (Bury win 5-4 on penalties)

Ipswich Witches held their 2018 press launch today. MIKE BACON went along to find out the mood in the camp after an exciting 2017 season

Manager Richard Wilkins says his Needham Market side will have to produce an improved performance if they are to beat Bury Town when the two clubs clash in the semi-final of this season’s Omni Freight Services Suffolk Premier Cup.

TIM HENMAN was in Suffolk this week – coaching stars of the future at Culford School. MIKE BACON went along to talk to the former British No.1

Paul Musgrove says he hopes to include two new signings in Stowmarket Town’s squad for the trip to Haverhill Rovers today (3pm), writes Alex Moss.

The Old Gold and Blacks are set to return to action after a two-week break this afternoon with a trip to the New Croft, and assistant manager Musgrove could hand debuts to Stow’s two new recruits as he takes charge in the absence of boss Rick Andrews, who is away on holiday.

Ahead of last week’s Thurlow Nunn League transfer deadline, Stow completed the signings of midfielder Payton Swatman, from Wroxham, and King’s Lynn Town winger Harry Whayman on loan until the end of the season.

The duo could both make their first appearances for the Old Gold and Blacks this weekend, as Musgrove looks to continue his perfect record when standing in for the absent Andrews.

“Our two new signings are available, so we’ve got a few decisions to make before the weekend,” Musgrove said.

“We know we’re in for a tough game at Haverhill Rovers. I know their manager, Marc Abbott, a little bit and their playing style as well.

“For us we want to get another long run going, but we’ll take each game as it comes.

“We won’t be looking too much at the teams around us, we’ll just keep plugging away.

“It will be good to get back out there on Saturday and hopefully we can put in a good performance, get the win and keep my 100 per cent record too!”

With just 13 games left of their season to play, Stow currently sit third in the Premier Division table, one spot below the promotion spots.

Andrews’ men know they cannot afford any more slip ups if they are to launch a late push for the top two, as leaders Felixstowe & Walton United and Coggeshall Town, in second place, look to maintain their points advantage over the Old Gold and Blacks.

Stow could be boosted for today’s trip to the New Croft by the return of midfielder Jack Baker, who has not featured since October due to injuries.

Route details for the Women’s Tour 2018 are due to be announced later today and we will discover where the country’s elite female cyclists will be visiting this summer.

Ipswich Witches skipper Danny King admits the new fixture list – for him personally – is ‘brilliant’ this season, writes Henry Chard.

Ipswich Witches team boss Ritchie Hawkins has said 2018 is a year in which talented Aussie Cameron Heeps needs to push on.

Needham Market manager Richard Wilkins is hoping the manager-of-the-month ‘curse’ doesn’t strike his club.

Terry Hunt says that the Town hierarchy have big decisions to make. Perhaps a cut in season ticket prices would be a good idea!

Stuart Watson, EADT chief football writer, caught up with BRENNER WOOLLEY, to speak to him about his journey to the microphone at Portman Road in a feature first produced in Kings of Anglia

Needham Market boss Richard Wilkins has said the pressure is still on his team despite their fine win over second-placed Margate on Saturday.

MIKE BACON tells of an extraordinary and emotional evening, as Kieron Dyer launched his autobiography, Old Too Soon, Smart Too Late.

Eastern Counties Suffolk Chadacre Cup semi-final

Stowmarket 32

Woodbridge Warriors 24

Stowmarket started perkily, keen to avenge two-time Cup winners Woodbridge on a sunny, gusty day at Chilton Fields, writes Simon Ballard.

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