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It’s nearly Halloween and there is a variety of events across Suffolk this half term to keep your little monsters entertained no matter what their age.

Detectives have said they have not given up in their quest to find the body of alleged Suffolk double murder victim Sylvia Stuart.

A man in his 30s is in hospital with serious injuries after a crash Stowmarket last night.

Suffolk’s pantomime season is almost upon us, but which of the county’s festive treats will you see this year?

A man who blacked-out west Suffolk’s CCTV system for 26 hours by damaging an aerial on a Bury St Edmunds car park must pay more than £3,000 in compensation.

Flowers have been laid at the scene where a “wonderful son, brother, uncle and grandson” was found dead after a car crash in Coddenham.

A disqualified driver who crashed into two police cars after driving at speeds of more than 100mph during a 25-minute pursuit on the A140, A14 and A12 has been jailed.

“Great reservations” were expressed last night about the effectiveness of fining parents of children who miss school after new stats showed Suffolk County Council handed out more fines than any other local authority last year.

Remember, remember the 5th of November - and this year Guy Fawkes night falls on a Saturday, meaning almost every major fireworks display in Suffolk takes place on the night itself.

A tribute has been paid to a “popular and highly-valued” employee who was killed in a car accident in Coddenham at the weekend.

Plans to bring a real ice rink back to Bury St Edmunds for Christmas have been cancelled, with organisers unable to justify the cost.

A charity ball has raised a huge £61,000 – and much of that will help a brave Suffolk teenager who had her right leg amputated last year.

The voicemail greeting clicks in after about half a dozen rings. “Hi. You’ve reached the Cobbolds. Please leave a message after the tone. Thank you.” Four or five seconds. That’s all.

Concerns a Suffolk high street will suffer when one of the town’s largest employers – the district council – relocates to Ipswich have been raised.

Chiefs at Suffolk police will show their commitment to promoting the mental health and wellbeing of their staff with the signing of a pledge next week.

Full of romance, fun and catchy songs, it is no surprise that the 1979 movie ‘Grease’ is regularly listed in the top ten musicals of all time. But years before John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John hand-jived their way into our hearts, the same well-known story of high school peer pressure and good girl/bad boy love was being told in theatres across America.

The sister of a 10-year-old boy who died in a car accident in Stowmarket fulfilled her brother’s dream yesterday when she rode a motorbike for the first time.

Eight out of 116 ex-pupils of a disgraced Suffolk school who are part of a legal claim alleging sexual and physical abuse are still fighting to be offered compensation.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Needham Market maintained third position in the Ryman Premier Division with this, their fourth consecutive league win.

Needham Market manager Mark Morsley has hailed Kem Izzet’s return from the cold – the midfielder having seemingly been on his way out of Bloomfields in the summer.

Haughley United manager Jason Cook says his side’s cup heroics last season provided a great fillip as they get ready for another assault on the Suffolk Senior Cup this time round.

England and Saracens rugby star Chris Ashton was special guest at Finborough School’s annual U12 community rugby festival.

Weekend round-up: Ryman League

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

A round-up of the weekend’s games in Ryman Premier and Division One North

When he takes to the roads in a charity bike ride next month, cyclist Danny Driver is expecting to stand out amongst the sea of high tech bicycles and Lycra.

Ten-man Braintree Town slumped to a 2-1 defeat at Maidstone United in the Conference Premier on Tuesday night, Bobby-Joe Taylor scoring twice in the first half.

He is one of the most recognisable, decorated and influential sportsmen on the planet – but Usain Bolt is now endorsing a product made in the heart of Suffolk.

The 2016/17 season fixtures have been released by the English Football League for the Championship, League One and League Two.

History has been made in the world of Suffolk darts after Jo Locke became the first woman to win the Stowmarket Open since it began in 1927.

Ipswich Town are preparing to tweak their approach in the Championship next season, with the signing of cultured Portsmouth centre-back Adam Webster.

Needham Market manager Mark Morsley has swooped to sign former Leiston striker Emmanuel Osei, while transfer-listing veteran midfielder Kem Izzet and releasing Jordan Patrick, Ollie Brown and Ollie Mann.

Needham Market manager Mark Morsley has expressed his disappointment at Colchester United, over the U’s lack of communication with him over their interest in Kevin Horlock.

Tom Mawford struck in the third minute of stoppage time, his second goal of the game, as Waveney came from behind to defeat 10-man Haughley United, 3-2, in a dramatic Suffolk FA Senior Cup final at Portman Road last night.

A crowd of nearly 4,000 fans basked in the sunshine as they took in the red-hot action at the eighth annual Greene King IPA Sevens tournament, at Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club, on Sunday.

Haughley United winning the Suffolk FA Senior Cup final would be a feat talked about for years, according to manager Jason Cook.

Haverhill Borough secured their first trophy in their short history with a comprehensive 5-0 victory over Stowmarket Town in the Thurlow Nunn Division One cup final on Friday night.

Read some of our top picks for a relaxing spot of fishing in East Anglia.

On Sleeping Giants this week, we discuss Colchester United’s next move, the Whizzinator, sporting cheats and painful moments.

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