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A drive to build a new breast care centre at Ipswich Hospital has captured the hearts of the public, passing the £100,000 mark just six months after the launch.

Thieves have stolen £200,000 of CCTV and security equipment from the trailer of a lorry which was parked on the A14, near Stowmarket.

A stoic former nurse from Suffolk has spoken about how she is adapting to life with dementia.

Suffolk Cineworld Cinemas have revealed some of the odd items they have had handed in to their lost property department - including a large amount of cash, cable ties and false teeth.

Caring staff and people who work at the West Suffolk Hospital, in Bury St Edmunds, have been honoured and celebrated at the annual Shining Lights awards.

Missed by a whisker – watch for the car overtaking the cyclist as the lorry comes around the corner.

Barry Gaspar has been elected as the new chairman of Babergh District Council.

No patients died as a result ambulance delays during the winter but three people did suffer severe harm, according to independent analysis.

The weather forecast for the Bank Holiday weekend looks set to be mostly fine and dry for Suffolk and parts of Essex.

Police in Suffolk have launched a brand new phone system to maximise the efficiency of the non-emergency line.

A campaign to save a much-loved Suffolk village pub has been given a helping hand through a unique programme dedicated to supporting community ownership.

Writer Richard Curtis says he would love to call his new film being shot in the region ‘Suffolk Lad’ – but he doesn’t think Americans could pronounce the county’s name.

The chief executive of Ipswich and Colchester hospitals is preparing to embark on a poignant trek in tribute to his “inspirational” wife following her death from breast cancer.

A Suffolk community has been left outraged, shocked and dismayed after an 18-year-old was stabbed in Newmarket.

Rail services between Stowmarket and Norwich were disrupted today due to a signalling fault.

The opening of a new legal advice hub in Suffolk has been so successful that leaders have already set their sights on expansion.

Dramatic cuts have enabled health services in Suffolk and north-east Essex to slice their deficit by even more than planned – but there’s still a long way to go to break even.

Critically ill patients in Suffolk are waiting too long for an ambulance despite new measures being introduced to tackle delays, figures reveal.

Ipswich Maritime Festival bosses are preparing to hoist the colours for the event’s return this year, as organisers have confirmed it will be annual once again.

More than £430,000 of payments to dead people and duplicate invoices had to be recovered by a Suffolk council last year, new figures reveal.

Find out what date Father’s Day is this year so you don’t leave buying a present until last minute.

A spike in Suffolk school pupil exclusions in March has raised concerns that children likely to get lower grades may be removed from mainstream schools before they sit GCSE exams.

The artists set to take to the stage at Stowmarket’s biggest annual music festival have been announced.

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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.

Head coach Andy Northcote anticipates a ‘cracking fixture’ when his Suffolk side host Buckinghamshire in the Unicorns Trophy on Sunday, writes Nick Garnham.

Josh Mayhew is targeting a run in the FA Vase with Stowmarket Town next season after signing a two-year deal to stay with the club until 2020, writes Alex Moss.

Alice Barlow of Hintlesham retained the Churchman Challenge Cup as Suffolk Ladies’ champion for the third successive year.

Mildenhall Cycling Club has unveiled details for this year’s Mildenhall Cycling Festival, including a brand-new event as part of the expanding line-up!

A sun-drenched afternoon of cycle racing in the Suffolk village of Ixworth climaxed in a long solo bid for victory by Mark Richards, writes Fergus Muir.

Some fighting stars of the future showed their skills in the ring at a ground-breaking show in Suffolk.

In his latest column, Don Topley discusses the new 100-ball cricket format – and gives his verdict on the idea.

Ipswich Town Ladies manager Ralph Pruden and captain Amanda Crump were both delighted to defend their county crown as the club celebrated a fourth successive Suffolk FA Women’s County Cup triumph with a 5-1 victory over AFC Sudbury at Colchester United’s Weston Homes Community Stadium, writes Kieren Standley.

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Ipswich Town Ladies responded to an early scare as they came from a goal down to brush aside AFC Sudbury 5-1 and lift the Suffolk FA Women’s Cup in front of a bumper crowd at a hot and sunny Weston Homes Community Stadium, writes Kieren Standley.

Against a backdrop of blue skies and scorching sunshine, spectators flocked in their droves into the Greene King IPA Haberden, home of Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club, to enjoy a day of exhilarating fast-paced rugby sevens, writes Becky Haywood.

The years rolled away this weekend. There was a feeling of the 1970s in the air as the New Wolsey Theatre premiered Our Blue Heaven, its musical celebration of Ipswich Town’s May 1978 FA Cup win over Arsenal.

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More than 4,000 fans are expected to enjoy the annual feast of top drawer sevens rugby on offer in Bury St Edmunds this weekend.

The Old Gold and Blacks finish their first season back in the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division with a trip to champions Coggeshall Town today (3pm), with Andrews’ side guaranteed now to finish third after Tuesday’s 3-2 comeback win against Godmanchester Rovers.

Head coach Andy Northcote says exciting times are ahead with the inclusion of England international Tymal Mills in Suffolk’s T20 squad for this weekend’s opening group games.

Felixstowe & Walton United Manager Aren Howell felt his side were worthy winners of this season’s Days Sports Suffolk Senior Reserve Cup, writes Nick Garnham.

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