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Youth gangs and drug violence have been described as “the biggest threat without question facing Suffolk”.

A Suffolk MP has spoken about his “deeply personal” reasons for respecting the NHS during his maiden speech as health secretary.

It is one of the most beautiful sights of nature which many wildlife lovers thought they would never see again.

The new health secretary will pledge a major funding package to transform technology in the NHS during a visit to West Suffolk Hospital today.

Firefighters tackled a blaze affecting around 300 square metres of gorseland close to a family resort on the edge of Ipswich.

Suffolk is full of great family businesses and Breheny Civil Engineering is one of them.

Future rail strikes look set to have been averted after an “important breakthrough” was made to end a long-running dispute with rail guards.

A former UKIP councillor has come under fire after declaring that he won’t turn his back on his friendship with an old colleague later convicted for murder.

Plans for a major shake-up of home care provision in Suffolk from next year have been revealed – with social care chiefs vowing that lessons have been learnt from previous disruptive changes.

A spectacular scene is set to unfold in the sky over Suffolk this month with the first total lunar eclipse for several years.

Suffolk’s very own dancing queen Jo Darby is feeling like a super trouper after casters for the second Mamma Mia! film took a chance on her.

A former UKIP councillor from Stowmarket who murdered his wife has been jailed for life today.

We have £10,000 worth of football equipment to be won, find out how you can be in with a chance of winning.

Funding of £6million is set to be pumped into upgrading Suffolk’s recycling centres – with fresh sites in Ipswich and Stowmarket set to be found.

Calls have been made for investment into Suffolk’s cycle path network, with opposition groups putting forward a proposal to set up a cross party group.

Police have issued the full 999 call made by a former UKIP councillor just an hour after suffocating his wife.

The family of a man who murdered his wife when she discovered he was having an affair with their daughter-in-law have given an emotional account of how the ordeal has affected them.

Changes announced to Suffolk’s policing workforce signal another nail in the coffin for community crime fighting, a union has warned.

Dignitaries including Bury St Edmunds MP Jo Churchill and the mayor of St Edmundsbury Margaret Marks are due to attend the formal opening of the World War 1 Trail, in Bury St Edmunds, on Saturday.

The bravery and heroism of a former soldier of the First World War who died from shrapnel wounds just a few days before the end of the conflict is to be commemorated.

Suffolk leaders have granted a six figure sum of cash to improve domestic abuse support services in the county – including plans for a dedicated contact point.

The jury in the trial of a former Suffolk UKIP councillor accused of murdering his wife is expected to retire to consider its verdict tomorrow.

Suffolk is one of 10 areas running a pilot scheme for the year which allows councils to retain 100% of the business rates it collects and invest it into the county.

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In his weekly look at the sports world, MIKE BACON tells of his enjoyment of this weather as summer sports at last get a fair crack of the whip

Leiston and Needham Market have today discovered their first foes as they prepare to embark on a new season in a new league.

Dominic Rudd, who turned 13 only a fortnight ago, became the youngest ever winner of the Silver Frigate at Thorpeness, writes Tony Garnett.

Two fine riders duelled in the sun in the East District Cycling Association 100 mile time trial and the result was a new national competition record of 3:42:03 for Alice Lethbridge of the Drag2Zero team, writes Fergus Muir.

Ollie Bocking will make his Unicorns Championship debut for Suffolk in the three-day fixture against Norfolk at Copdock, starting on Sunday, writes Nick Garnham.

Mark Heath and Andy Warren discuss all the latest Ipswich Town news – from Bart’s new deal to Paul Hurst’s cutting comments – in this week’s Kings of Anglia podcast.

Dave Theobald’s involvement in Suffolk football has resulted in him receiving an FA 50-Year Service Award, writes Nick Garnham.

Suffolk official Abi Marriott is to be an assistant referee at the UEFA Women’s Champions’ League Qualifying Round next month, writes Nick Garnham.

Suffolk batsman Jaik Mickleburgh has underlined how important it is to ‘cash in’ when the opportunity arises ahead of this weekend’s derby clash with Norfolk, writes Nick Garnham.

In his latest column, Nino Severino shares a very special series of experiences that youngsters at the Elena Baltacha Foundation were treated to on the road to Wimbledon.

We have £10,000 worth of football equipment to be won, find out how you can be in with a chance of winning.

In his regular weekly column, Mike Bacon looks at how the World Cup has overshadowed Wimbledon, Roy Keane’s rant and more injury woe for Ipswich Witches. Are they cursed?

Best Solution registered a gritty success in the Princess of Wales’s Arqana Racing Club Stakes at Newmarket.

Ipswich BMXer John Lillingstone seized the glory at the Gasp Up Gas Hill, the dramatic evening hill climb in Norwich city centre that is played out before crowds several deep lining the course from bottom to top.

A mouth-watering Suffolk derby between newly-promoted Felixstowe & Walton United and Bury Town is the standout clash of the first round of Bostik League North fixtures, released yesterday.

England play in their biggest match for 28 years tonight when they face Croatia in Moscow for a spot in the World Cup final – and here’s what we think will happen.

All-rounder Tom Rash says victory over Bedfordshire shows that Suffolk’s cricketers have put the disappointment of their Unicorns KO Trophy semi-final exit firmly behind them, writes Nick Garnham.

The pace continues to be relentless at the top of Division One of the Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship, with all three of the leading teams recording away wins on Saturday, although second-places Woolpit triumphed by the skin of their teeth.

In his latest column, Nino Severino returns to a topic very close to his heart - the health of the nation’s children and his fears for the ticking time bomb of unhealthy lifestyles.

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