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Former BBC broadcaster Bill Turnbull sent a poignant message to women competing in Ipswich’s Race for Life this weekend: don’t leave it too late to get checked for cancer.

Efforts to raise awareness of diabetes and how to prevent it are being redoubled in Suffolk as the number of new diagnoses rises by 5% year on year.

Scores of bikers took to the region’s roads today under the blazing sunshine to raise money to support unwell children.

An elderly woman on a mobility scooter inadvertently drove onto the A14 this morning and had to be escorted off by police.

More than 2,000 intrepid women and children braved a daring obstacle course in Suffolk to raise money for vital cancer research.

The publication of Wind in the Willows in 1908 caused a whole nation to look more favourably on badgers. Exactly 110 years on to the month, Ross Bentley talks to expert Adrian Hinchcliffe to find out how badgers are faring in 21st century Suffolk.

A guide to what is appropriate housing for Suffolk could help “mitigate some of the worse excesses of development” expected in the county in coming years, a housing preservation expert has said.

Many farmers are ready to deliver environmental benefits in a post-Brexit Britain, attendees at a Suffolk conservation forum heard last week.

From a tribute music festival to a muddy obstacle course – there are plenty of events for people to enjoy across Suffolk and north Essex this weekend.

Thousands of runners dressed in pink are expected to descend on Trinity Park near Ipswich this weekend to play their part in the fight against cancer.

Rail services between Ipswich and Cambridge are returning to normal after a freight train broke down at Bury St Edmunds this morning.

The restoration of one the last working steam trains in East Anglia will take a major step forward this weekend.

A private company has been awarded a five-year contract to run the NHS 111 helpline and out of hours services in Suffolk and north east Essex.

Former council offices in Needham Market which were vacated last autumn are set to be transformed into 98 homes.

Suffolk and north Essex will bask in sunshine next week and temperatures could reach a scorching 30C (86F) - making the region as hot as Spain.

A major review of how Suffolk’s roads are maintained was launched yesterday with the county’s new highways chief claiming that there are “improvements that can and must be made”.

Proposals to award Mid Suffolk councillors an allowance rise upwards of 25% have been given the green light – just days after Babergh decided the same.

Plans to cut back on free school transport in Suffolk which were given the go-ahead on Tuesday have been formally challenged by opposition parties.

Our readers tell us what their perfect day in Suffolk would be to mark Suffolk Day 2018.

Find out which summer weekends you can travel all the way to London by train from Ipswich, Stowmarket, Diss and Norwich.

Waiting times for patients visiting A&E at Ipswich and West Suffolk hospitals have greatly improved, monthly figures have revealed.

Our readers tell us what they think are the best things about Suffolk to mark Suffolk Day 2018.

Suffolk’s seven MPs will be hosting some of the finest food, drink and entertainment from across the region as the county’s special day is celebrated in parliament.

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Friday, June 22, 2018

Mike Bacon, in his weekly column, takes a look at the antics of Nick Kyrgios and how is VAR doing for you?

Athletics correspondent CARL MARSTON highlights some terrific results for Suffolk athletes at the English U-23/U-20 Champs and Anglian Schools Champs

The second stage of The Women’s Tour 2018 is today underway following yesterday’s successful start in Framlingham.

National Series mountain bike racing brought top riders from across the country to the Phoenix Cycleworks off-road facility at Kentford near Newmarket, writes Fergus Muir.

The experience of losing to eventual winners Berkshire at the same stage should stand Suffolk in good stead in Sunday’s Unicorns KO Trophy Quarter-Final, writes Nick Garnham.

In the Orwell Velo ten mile event Ross Fawcett of Pedal Power Ipswich broke Lloyd Chapman’s already very competitive course record for the Crowfield circuit, writes Fergus Muir.

In his latest column, Nino Severino discusses the work being done at the University of Suffolk to support elite athletes – and his mission to help many more get the benefit of the superb facilities and experts there.

Paul Blake believes a third promotion on the spin could be on the cards for Stowmarket Cricket Club after their bright start to the new season, writes Alex Moss.

Max Melanson says he cannot wait to get started at his new club Stowmarket Town this summer, writes Alex Moss.

Martyn Waghorn is loving his time at Ipswich Town. STUART WATSON spoke to the popular street footballer who plays with a smile on his face.

Stowmarket Town have signed defender Sam Nunn on a two-year deal starting from next season, writes Alex Moss.

Two teenagers are poised to play for Suffolk for the first time in their final T20 group games this weekend, writes Nick Garnham.

With the wind bringing a taste of Belgian conditions to a short circuit in south Norfolk, the Diss Road Races proved exceptionally competitive with breaks succeeding in both the men’s and women’s events.

Suffolk have been dealt a big blow ahead of Sunday’s T20 double-header against Bedfordshire at Bury St Edmunds, writes Nick Garnham.

Excitement is building for the Women’s Tour as dignitaries take up the chance to ride part of the Suffolk route ahead of the main event next month.

Mark Arnold led a trio of Suffolk riders at the top of the Great Yarmouth CC 25 miler on the Somerleyton circuit, writes Fergus Muir.

In his latest Garnett on Golf column, Tony Garnett reports on the Eastern Counties Challenge Cup at Woodbridge and the first round of the Stenson Shield, which is set to get started on Saturday.

It was the sort of day time-trialists dream about. Despite outwardly unattractive conditions, both the VC Norwich 25 at Larling and the Eastern Counties CA 50 at Six Mile Bottom produced personal bests by the dozen, writes Fergus Muir.

Walsham-le-Willows completed a notable double at the Crown Imperial Youth Cup Finals Day, writes Nick Garnham.

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