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A Christmas tree made from marshmallow and gingerbread is one of more than 400 unusual festive firs drawing in huge crowds to a popular annual Suffolk festival.

Visitors to Needham Market on Sunday saw both a fayre and festival underway to celebrate Christmas.

A BMW driver was taken to hospital after a crash near Stowmarket on Saturday night.

A person has died after being struck by a train at the Mellis crossing this morning.

Cheaper parking and shorter queues are just two of the benefits of shopping later in the day, and this Christmas stores across Suffolk and north Essex will be staying open later for some festive retail therapy.

Are you struggling to think of something to buy your loved one this Christmas? Don’t worry, we have put together a list of 14 gift ideas for the person in your life who already has everything they need.

A passer-by desperately tried to save a cyclist’s life after he was struck by a lorry and “catapulted” into a ditch during a hit-and-run crash.

The sudden death of a young, creative and charitable Suffolk architect has left a community in shock, as tributes pour in to the Lego-mad classic-car enthusiast from Bury St Edmunds.

Remember Teddy the Maltese? Last Christmas the pampered Ipswich pooch melted hearts with his Father Christmas outfits and was named the winner of our annual Santa Paws competition.

Families in Ipswich, Felixstowe, Bury St Edmunds, Stowmarket, Woodbridge and Newmarket will be expecting a visit from a naughty little elf tonight as the Christmas tradition continues.

A woman has been rushed to Ipswich Hospital this morning after trapping her fingers in a car door while de-icing her car.

A man has died following a crash in Hitcham today.

Parts of Suffolk shivered in temperatures as low as -4C (24.8F) overnight – and it is set to get even colder tonight.

Below-target ambulance response times to the most serious emergencies in Suffolk are improving in parts of the county, despite thousands more 999 calls being made.

Villagers have celebrated the life of one of Suffolk’s historic sons, a leading Elizabethan writer, courtier and a priest who lived in the county 400 years ago.

Housing developer Lovell is to start work in the New Year on a £10.9million development which will bring 56 new homes to a former warehouse site in Mendlesham.

A level crossing which has claimed the lives of two people is finally to be closed and replaced with a new safe route for walkers.

Highway bosses will receive hundreds of thousands of pounds extra to tackle potholes in Suffolk next year, the EADT can reveal.

Looking for a fun family day out in Ipswich, Stowmarket, Bury St Edmunds or Felixstowe this weekend?

A sea of green ducks will stream down the River Lark, in Bury St Edmunds, on Sunday in a bid to raise funds for St Nicholas Hospice Care.

The first in a series of Light up a Life services with St Elizabeth Hospice is being held in Framlingham this weekend.

Suffolk charities are asking people to give the gift of time this Christmas and volunteer to help out over the festive period.

There has been a lot of talk lately about hygge; the lifestyle phenomenon from Denmark that is credited with the country’s reputation as one of the happiest in the world. But how do we embrace the concept in Suffolk?

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Monday, November 28, 2016

The Touchline SIL Senior Division side is guaranteed at least one representative in the semi-finals of this season’s Suffolk FA Senior Cup.

Leiston will face Needham Market for the second season running in the semi-finals of the Suffolk FA Premier Cup.

Stowmarket Town and 10-man Coggeshall Town played out a goalless draw on Saturday, as the top two sides in the Thurlow Nunn League First Division cancelled each other out at Greens Meadow.

Needham Market bounced back from their FA Trophy disappointment with a pleasing 1-0 win over local rivals AFC Sudbury in the Suffolk Premier Cup on Tuesday night.

The clubhouse at Bury Town Football Club was evacuated on Wednesday night after a fire broke out in the kitchen.

Needham Market boss Mark Morsley has welcomed striker John Sands’ decision to sign a new two-year contract at Bloomfields, just weeks after it seemed the frontman’s short spell at the club was over.

Two goals from Ollie Snaith gave Needham Market a 2-0 victory at Bury Town in the second round of the Alan Turvey Trophy (League Cup), at Ram Meadow, on Tuesday night.

Stowmarket returned to winning ways as they ended the visitors’ unbeaten league record at a bitterly cold Greens Meadow.

Ryman Premier duo Needham Market and AFC Sudbury have been handed home draws in the Second Qualifying Round of the FA Trophy.

Needham Market really are sharing the goals this season.

Ryman League Premier rivals Needham Market and AFC Sudbury will meet in the quarter-finals of this season’s Suffolk FA Premier Cup.

Goalkeeper Danny Gay scored a dramatic last-gasp equaliser to earn Needham Market a point at Canvey Island and send the Marketmen to the top of the Ryman Premier League on Tuesday evening.

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.

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