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A popular Suffolk wedding venue and hotel has mysteriously shut up shop overnight, allegedly leaving couples and customers in the dark.

Doctors’ surgeries in Suffolk are hiring paramedics and bringing in reinforcements from America as bosses look at “creative” ways to fill staffing gaps.

A Suffolk butcher’s shop has struck gold and gained award-winning status for their homemade sausages.

Armed police are patrolling in the vicinity of the Apex and Arc shopping centre in Bury St Edmunds.

Many places will close on Bank Holiday Monday but no matter how prepared you are, there will always be unexpected circumstances which could prompt an urgent need to head to the shops.

A young Ipswich Town goalkeeper has apologised after posting “insensitive” messages on social media following the Manchester terror attack on Monday night.

The countdown to the 10th annual Suffolk Dog Day begins today with the launch of an online poll to find the county’s favourite canine breeds.

Advice has been issued to parents and teachers on how they should respond to children’s questions and behaviour in the event of a terrorist attack.

A village drama group have announced plans to once again perform open-air Shakespeare in the grounds of a historic property in Lavenham.

Hundreds of dogs helped to raise thousands of pounds for St Nicholas Hospice Care.

As the big day approaches, we’ve put together a list of must-do activities and attractions at this year’s Suffolk Show, being held on May 31 and June 1 at Trinity Park in Ipswich. The annual two-day extravaganza will showcase the best of Suffolk’s food, countryside and agricultural heritage, while providing a great half-term day out for families.

Two new low-cost retail stores are coming to Bury St Edmunds, as a long redundant site is brought back into use.

Safety measures will be reviewed ahead of the Elton John concert at Portman Road football stadium in Ipswich next month.

Suffolk Show organisers have reassured the public they are “very well prepared” for next week’s two-day showpiece following last night’s terror attack in Manchester.

Months of major roadworks on a key route into Bury St Edmunds are set to start, as a double roundabout is removed under £2.8million plans to improve roads across the town.

Bank Holiday revellers in Suffolk and north Essex will bask in temperatures far warmer than the average for May this weekend, forecasters believe.

A crackdown on antisocial behaviour and illegal drug use is underway in Stowmarket, after increased concerns “threatening” behaviour.

People have until midnight to register to vote in the June 8 snap General Election.

After two-and-a-half inches of rainfall during set-up week, the skies cleared for a sunny 178th Hadleigh Show – enjoyed by a record number of visitors.

A record-breaking 2,500 fundraisers took on St Elizabeth’s Midnight Walk 2017 in Ipswich on Saturday night.

Communities are being urged to be vigilant after six burglaries in west Suffolk in just one day.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of excess alcohol after the vehicle he was driving collided with parked cars in Stowmarket.

Thousands of students in Suffolk and Essex have this week sat their GCSE exams, but can you correctly answer these eight sample GCSE questions?

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Yesterday, 09:43

A young Ipswich Town goalkeeper has apologised after posting “insensitive” messages on social media following the Manchester terror attack on Monday night.

Safety measures will be reviewed ahead of the Elton John concert at Portman Road football stadium in Ipswich next month.

The Eastgate Boxing Club in Bury St Edmunds held their third annual show to raise money for charity recently.

Former England opening batsman Nick Knight praised Woolpit Cricket Club after opening their new pavilion extension.

All-rounder Tom Rash said the Cricket Gods looked after Suffolk following the county’s qualification for the quarter-finals of this season’s Unicorns Trophy.

Suffolk bowls star Katherine Rednall will discover her Commonwealth Games lawn bowls fate in September.

TONY GARNETT takes a look at the latest golfing news from the region in his Garnett on Golf column.

TOM MORTLOCK reflects on the season at Ipswich Town Ladies, which saw them retain the Suffolk Cup and thump rivals Norwich, but struggle in the league at times.

Join sports writer Chris Brammer and Archant Suffolk’s chief football writer, Stuart Watson, as they discuss a difficult season for Ipswich Town in the Championship.

The Championship season has barely finished yet the stories never stop when it comes to Ipswich Town.

Sunday will be a day of double celebration for Woolpit Cricket Club.

It’s been 15 long years since Ipswich Town graced the Premier League and the Blues will face a 16th successive season in the second-tier of English football come August.

A west Suffolk football club has raised money for charity while holding a testimonial match for two long-serving players.

Needham Market manager Mark Morsley will make his last appearance in the dugout on Monday night, when the Marketmen face Lowestoft Town in the Suffolk Premier Cup final at Colchester United.

Mark Morsley has finished managing to become Needham Market chairman. Having led Needham, Leiston and Sudbury in the dugout with some distinction, he reveals his best-ever XI.

Suffolk clubs, leagues and individuals were recognised in the 2017 FA Community Awards last week.

Suffolk Women’s Cup

Ipswich Town Ladies 5

Lowestoft Town 0

Ipswich Town Ladies retained the Suffolk Women’s Cup once again with a dominant 5-0 win over Lowestoft Town Ladies at Colchester United’s Weston Holmes Community Stadium, writes Tom Mortlock.

Retired Halesworth teacher Neil Howell took up masters swimming “by pure accident” - after being “badgered” into it by his wife and friend.

Manager Terry Hovell paid tribute to his side’s defensive display after Stowmarket Town won this season’s Suffolk FA Senior Reserve Cup sponsored by Days Sports.

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