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Celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of the Museum of East Anglian Life included a cake competition and behind-the-scenes tours.

Dementia-friendly care homes, forward-thinking mental health services and a café for people with disabilities are among those through to the final of the 2017 Suffolk Care Awards.

Libraries face a challenging future under Brexit – but determined Suffolk communities will put up a fight to help them survive.

A petition has been launched to continue the landfill search for missing Corrie McKeague following the news that it has been called off.

A grandmother who was awarded an MBE for helping to fight crime in her village community has died.

It’s time to raid the attic, dust off the family silver, and bring out those much-loved or overlooked treasures as the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow is rolling into Suffolk.

When the sun finally comes out it is great to have a day in the park and there are plenty to choose from in Suffolk and north Essex. Here are seven of our favourites.

A total of 31 care providers have been selected as finalists for this year’s Suffolk Care Awards.

A £3.8million funding boost has been given to the NHS in Essex and Suffolk for three major projects.

Today marks tell an old joke day, how many people can you make laugh?

Certified puppy breeders have spoken out over a hard-hitting new report which names Suffolk and Essex as illegal puppy farming hotspots.

This weekend is Jimmy’s annual festival, so we have created a stage set time list so you know where to be and when.

A paramedic for the East of England Ambulance Service has been suspended for six months on grounds of misconduct for failing to provide the correct care to a patient whose heart had stopped.

The family of missing man Corrie McKeague believe a criminal investigation should take place if he is not found by police searching landfill for the RAF gunner.

After 50 years charting the life and stories of people in East Anglia, a museum is looking ahead to an “incredibly exciting” time on their own journey.

Fresher, cooler temperatures will be felt across the region on Thursday and Friday – a welcome relief from today’s humid conditions.

Flames from a muck heap which caught fire in east Suffolk earlier today climbed to more than 10 metres in height, fire chiefs have said.

A man who died when he was hit by a car on a dual carriageway in Suffolk has been named by police.

Trains passing through Needham Market are cancelled because a vehicle has struck a railway bridge.

A phenomenal thunder and lightning storm in the early hours of this morning has left a devastating impact across the region, sparking fires, power cuts and travel problems.

Hundreds of disability benefit claimants in Suffolk and north Essex, including terminally ill cancer patients, were forced to attend tribunals to get the support they were entitled to.

With only 32 days before the festival kicks off, let’s remind ourselves of the line-up of V Festival.

Up to £7,500 is being made available to community groups, charities and projects as Stowmarket Town Council launches its annual grants scheme this week.

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Friday, July 21, 2017

In Mike Bacon’s bites this week: The BBC pay debate, life without the Open of free TV and how ITFC would love an Ipswich Witches home run!

Suffolk PGA, the inaugural winners of the PGA England and Wales inter-county Championship, will look to kick-start their bid to reclaim the title they won four years ago at the East qualifying event taking place at Bush Hill Park on Tuesday.

Mountain bike racing returned to Hill Farm, Hintlesham, where the high speed, power-demanding conditions were quite different from the mud-plug riders faced when the MSG Series was last there in March 2016.

James Reiss has named a competitive Aldeburgh squad for the visit of Felixstowe Ferry in the quarter-final of the Stenson Shield on Saturday. It promises to be a keenly-fought match. Reiss misses the match because of a wedding, so Roger Taylor takes over as captain.

In the Danny King column this week, the Premier League Pairs, who will win the British GP, Witches and Lions latest – and why Danny’s TV exploded!

Next week both the Suffolk men’s and ladies’ teams travel to compete in this year’s Summer Aegon County Cup Competition.

Ipswich Witches star Kyle Newman is convinced the best of the 2017 season is still ahead of him.

Ipswich Town fans seem to agree with Mick McCarthy’s decision not to offer former Newcastle United centre-half Steven Taylor a new deal.

Richard Neal has been appointed as the new chief executive of Suffolk FA.

In his latest Bacon’s Bites, Mike Bacon discusses The Open, the media storm surrounding Andy Murray’s correction of a journalist following his Wimbledon loss and brave Bradley Lowery.

The region’s top non-league sides discovered who they will be facing on the opening weekend of the 2017/18 season today.

The trainee structural engineer from Stonham Parva had barely a yard in hand over the short-distance grass track champion from Chelmsford whose sprint is not to be sniffed at.

Jaik Mickleburgh says he has not been surprised by the success of Suffolk’s Minor Counties side so far this season, writes Nick Garnham.

Seventeen-year-old Louis Martin became the youngest ever winner of the President’s Mashie, the Suffolk Golf Union match play championship played at Diss on Saturday and Sunday.

Around 1,200 school pupils took part in the latest instalment of the Suffolk School Games last week.

This year’s Open Golf Championship winner will apparently be paid in US dollars rather than sterling.

Ipswich Town take on League of Ireland side Drogheda United on Saturday, keeping up with the recent tradition of playing pre-season games in the Republic of Ireland.

A record crowd watched the motocross action at Wattisfield Hall on Wednesday.

William Mapus-Smith (Clwb Beicio Egni) won the second round of the Trinity Park Wednesday evening races, from Sam Toy (Velo Schils) and the previous weeks winner Fabian Horrocks (Team Vision).

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