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Friday, August 26, 2016
A golden retriever puppy. Stock image.

Residents across Suffolk are being urged to be vigilant against illegally imported animals after a puppy had to be put into quarantine in Stowmarket.

Arrests made

Police are appealing for witnesses who may have seen the victim of an assault in Stowmarket soon after the incident occurred.

Tim Odgers on a recent trip to York Minster

Tributes have been paid to an “inspirational” former Stowmarket Middle School head teacher who has died of an aggressive blood cancer.

GCSE results - Debenham High School.

Brothers, left to right, Calvin and Aidan Coe (1A* Distinction 10A* 1A). Older brother Calvin also did very well in his A level results.

Debenham High School student Aidan Coe, said he was quite overwhelmed with his GCSE results after finding he had achieved one A* distinction grade, nine A* grades and one A grade.

GCSE Results Day - St Benedict’s Catholic School in Bury. Left to right, Tia Lowman, Niall Morris, Rachel Ellis, Georgina Coll, Peter Bryan, Ben Campbell, Abin Jose.

Youngsters across Suffolk will this morning end their anxious wait as they pick up their GCSE results.

Aldeburgh beach was packed with people enjoying the sun on Wednesday 24th August.
L-R Chris and Jane Linford,Jan and Ken Garratt.

With the school summer holidays drawing to an end East Anglia’s tourist hotspots are gearing up for bumper crowds looking to make the most of the bank holiday weekend.

New Ipswich Audi dealership is taking shape

New Audi dealership at Futura Park takes shape

Mid Suffolk District Council in Needham Market.

A former care home in a Suffolk town could be demolished and converted into more than 30 flats.

Maz Robinson and Harry Studd with April after she was found safe and well after more than four days.

Staff at Suffolk Owl Sanctuary have spoken of how relieved they are one of their birds of prey has returned – after going missing for more than four days.

The former Morrisons site in Stowmarket will become a B&M store.

A new retailer will be opening at a vacant site in a Suffolk town next month.

A week-long police campaign is being run to clamp down on speeding motorists in Suffolk this week.

Great Britain's Mo Farah with his gold medal following the Men's 10,000m final at the Olympics Stadium on the eighth day of the Rio Olympics Games, Brazil.

Sports chiefs say it essential to keep the momentum going and capitalise on the inspiration of Team GB’s record-breaking Olympians to get Suffolk fit and healthy.

Ipswich Magistrates' Court.

Just six weeks before Suffolk loses two of its three magistrates’ courts, serious concerns about the readiness of the Ipswich court to cope with the extra caseload have been raised.

A-Level results day at Northgate High School in Ipswich.

Hundreds of students across Suffolk and north Essex have been finding out their A-Level results today.

A bird takes a cold bath, by Pamela Bidwell.

Suffolk is enjoying some beautiful summer weather.

Find tasty vegetarian food in Suffolk.

The veggie lifestyle – or semi-veggie lifestyle – is one that seems to be appealing to more and more people, and in Suffolk we have a number of fantastic restaurants and cafes dedicated to serving tasty vegetarian food.

Karen Simpson, director of the Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds

If you could only listen to one playlist for the rest of your life, which songs would you choose? Karen Simpson, director of the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds, chooses her ultimate playlist, and explains the significance of each track in her life. Martine Silkstone listens in...

Sian and Jess Davies are taking on a cycling challenge for West Suffolk Hospital.

Two skydiving sisters from Suffolk are about to embark on their second challenge to raise money for West Suffolk Hospital in memory of their grandmother.

Stock image.

Fire crews have extinguished two fires in fields in Suffolk this afternoon.

Elmswell Butchers

An award-winning butcher’s has been asked to take over the running of an Elmswell business that closed suddenly.

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Community sport

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Luke Ingram scored for Needham Market at Lowestoft Town

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.

A company in Gt. Blakenham has been making insoles for years but everything has suddenly taken off since Usain Bolt started using their products. Pictured is director Bente Smith-Rewse.

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.

Brett Pitman celebrates scoring for Ipswich Town. Photo: Steve Waller (

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

Jo Locke, the first ever female winner of the Stowmarket Darts Open, pictured at the Woolpack Pub in Debenham.

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.

Adam Webster - Picture: Joe Pepler

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

Emmanuel Osei

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.

Mark Morsley

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.

Waveney celebrate Tom Mawford's late winner

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.

Gallery: Thousands enjoy the Bury Rugby Sevens

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
A Barracudas player breaks in their upset defeat over last year's champions Northampton Saints

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.

Lakenheat win the 2015 trophy

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

Haverhill Borough's Craig Pruden, left.

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.

Fishing at Waldegraves.

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

Kevin Keen, who has left his post as manager of Colchester United this afternoon

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

Prolific Achilles striker, Liam Hillyard

The biggest game of the SIL season so far takes place at Greshams Sports & Social Club tonight, when leaders Achilles travel to Crane Sports.

Mick McCarthy celebrates Ipswich Town's draw at Middlesbrough on Saturday

Some of the last-ditch defending was excellent, while Bartosz Bialkowski was his usual sublime self in goal, making two fine saves.

Dimitrios Konstantopoulos saves a Jonas Knudsen effort during the Ipswich's defeat at home to Middlesbrough in December

Ipswich Town face a formidable test this afternoon when they travel to Championship title contenders, Middlesbrough.

Mick McCarthy

The play-off dream is all but over for another season, but Mick McCarthy doesn’t sense a change in mood amongst the Portman Road faithful.

Jason and Andre Dozzell at the Ipswich Town  training ground.

Andre replcated his dad's feat last week when he scored on his debut as a 16-year-old.

On episode 13 of Sleeping Giants, we discuss whether the Blues can keep hold of their newest star as well as some of sport’s great excuses.

Bury St Edmunds entertain high flying Frinton at the Victory Ground.
Unsuccesfull big appeal from Mike Comber for David Brent's dismissal

Sudbury’s promotion last season means that five clubs from the Two Counties Championship will be plying their trade in the region’s top league, the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League, this summer.

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