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Dedicated staff at Colchester Hospital have been heralded as new figures show the trust has smashed the national A&E waiting time target for the third month in a row.

Eight companies have recalled their children’s blackcurrant cough syrup due to a problem with one of the ingredients.

A stakeholder group will be formed to assess the progress of new school transport proposals in Suffolk, it has been confirmed.

Six creative young people are set to take to the stage as part of an ambitious theatre project in Stowmarket.

The thoughtful staff at a food depot in Stowmarket took part in a bumper volunteering project this month – refurbishing a number of rooms at a local school.

Plans to approve an allowance increase for Babergh councillors of 25% upwards have been given the go ahead – despite swathes of public criticism.

Divisive plans to make cuts on free school transport in Suffolk have been given the go-ahead – but proposals for the decision to be reassessed have already been voiced.

A Suffolk woman living with a debilitating condition has spoken out about her “depressing” battle to keep her disability benefit – and her life-line car.

Volunteers at a popular Stowmarket museum have been commended for their work on a spectacular walled garden, due to open this weekend.

With Suffolk Day taking place this week we look at some of the many things we love about our county.

With just two days to do until we come together to celebrate our wonderful county, one Suffolk fan has created a range of tasty goods inspired by the place she calls home.

Commuters were evacuated from a busy train station in London today due to reports of a fire, which turned out to be a false alarm.

A former Suffolk police officer is taking on an epic cycle ride in a bid to save his three-year-old son.

The number of residential properties and community buildings with solar photovoltaic (PV) panels has rocketed over the past decade but in recent years the rate of adoption has slowed.

A school which claims it will lose hundreds of pupils if contentious plans for school transport cuts go ahead has made a final plea for councillors to “listen to the people of Suffolk”.

A courageous Second World War veteran has been remembered as a “real Ipswich hero” following his death at 101.

Police have arrested a man wanted in connection with making threats, harrassment and theft offences.

An eight-year-old Ed Sheeran fan has attended one of the pop star’s concerts just months after he joined a campaign to help save her life.

Controversial plans to award councillors at two Suffolk authorities an allowance rise of 25% upwards could be delayed until next year, if opposition proposals go through.

A book of rare picture postcards and prints of Elmswell over the past 100 years has helped to raise more than £1,200 for the village’s library.

Rail services on the Great Eastern Main Line are back to normal today after a track fault on the approach to Liverpool Street station caused disruption last week.

Forecasters have predicted some warmer weather in the region this week – and temperatures could hit the 26C (78F) mark on Wednesday.

Multi-million pound plans to create a pioneering institute of technology in East Anglia have leapt forward, it can be revealed today.

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Community sport

Thursday, June 14, 2018

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.

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.

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