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People living along a 183km stretch of Suffolk roads will witness the world’s greatest cyclists race past their doorsteps during Britain’s “premier” road event, which for the first time features a stage hosted entirely within the county.

This summer East Anglia offers a plethora of music events covering a wide range of genres. Whether you like to boogie to Bananarama, clap along to Mumford and Sons, be swept away by classical tones, or prefer the blues vibe of Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, there is more than enough variety to suit the discerning music-lovers in Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex. Here’s our pick of the best...

A project that will provide a place to share tools and resources in the Stowmarket area is underway, thanks to a cash boost from the town council.

There are traffic delays on the A14 because a lorry has dropped a “shed load of stones” in the road.

Young people who were representing Scouting during the Saint George’s Day parades have been a “credit” to their communities.

Tendring is the antidepressant capital of East Anglia according to a new study – and the Suffolk districts of Waveney and Babergh are not far behind.

A motorcyclist has sustained “life-changing” injuries after a two-vehicle crash on the B1113 near Ipswich, police have said.

Speeding fines are going up from tomorrow – with penalties doubling for motorists clocked doing more than 20mph above the limit.

Suffolk and Essex runners are bracing themselves for the 37th London Marathon this morning.

A record number of over 300 runners were treated to glorious sunshine when they took part in the 200th Bury St Edmunds parkrun in Suffolk.

These optical puzzles will both test you and frustrate you - but have you got a keen eye for detail?

Organisers of the inaugural Great East Run in Suffolk say they “can’t believe it’ after an extra 500 places made available this morning sold out.

The annual Stowmarket Railway Club’s model railway exhibition – which is one of the largest events of its kind in the area – takes place this Sunday (April 23).

A Wetheringsett man who died after a crash on the A140 at Little Stonham has been described as “kind, gentle and loving” by his family.

In the latest sign of headteachers and education chiefs taking a stronger stance on the controversial issue, unapproved family holidays accounted for 38,615 days of unauthorised absences in the 2015/16 academic year in Suffolk.

A slice of Broadway and West End musical theatre is coming to Stowmarket next month.

Senior Liberal Democrats in Suffolk have rejected a call for a “progressive alliance” with the Green Party to try to show a united front against the Conservatives in June’s general election.

Firefighters helped free a trapped casualty after a crash on the A14 in Stowmarket on Thursday.

There’s plenty to see and do across the region this weekend – with the annual East Anglian Game & Country Fair at the top of most people’s lists.

The search is on to find this year’s Stars of Suffolk - the ordinary people who do extraordinary things in our county.

Probably the world’s most famous steam locomotive is going to be travelling through Suffolk later this year.

Two men arrested after a man reported being attacked and robbed at knife-point in Bury St Edmunds in the early hours of this morning have been released under investigation.

A snap General Election has been called by Prime Minister Theresa May on June 8 in a surprise announcement which has stunned Westminster.

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Chris Bartrum and James Biggs of Diss became the first pair to win the Suffolk Amateur Foursomes Championship for a third successive year.

People living along a 183km stretch of Suffolk roads will witness the world’s greatest cyclists race past their doorsteps during Britain’s “premier” road event, which for the first time features a stage hosted entirely within the county.

Eastern Counties Ladies got off to a winning start, 26-20, against Warwickshire Women at Stowmarket RFC, in their Gill Burns Women’s County Championship Plate first round match.

You often hear about putting greens with a sting in the tail – but this is ridiculous.

Chris Bartrum and James Biggs of Diss became the first pair to win the Suffolk Amateur Foursomes Championship for a third successive year.

I had a wild and foolish thought on Saturday morning.

‘We are disappointed, but not ashamed’.

Suffolk got off to a losing start in their MCCA Unicorns KO Trophy Group 4 clash at Hertforshire on Sunday.

It’s beyond typical that I should have to write this column on the back of the 1-0 defeat at already-relegated Rotherham United after missing out on writing in the aftermath of that fantastic win over Newcastle United a week ago.

Ten-man Needham Market’s Ryman Premier Division play-off dreams ended on Saturday, but not without a fight.

Needham Market manager Mark Morsley says his side could lose 8-0 at home to big-spending Billericay Town this afternoon, such will be the Marketmen’s gung-ho attitude to the game.

There is a massive game at Ipswich Wanderers tonight as Hadleigh United visit Humber Doucy Lane clinging on to their Premier Division status by a thread.

He may not be everyone’s cup of tea.

There was close competition for the Wolsey Road Club Pat Pepper Trophy with visitor Amy Pritchard (Giant Camden) covering the 25 miles in 1:03:00, just 13 seconds faster that 2015 winner Verity Smith (Stowmarket & District CC).

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy could give a number of fringe players and youngsters the chance to impress at already-relegated Rotherham United on Saturday.

Mildenhall Town were crowned champions of the Thurlow Nunn Premier League today, with a 2-0 win at Thetford Town.

Suffolk father and daughter team John and Katherine Rednall just missed out in the final of the National Family Pairs Bowls Championship in Nottingham.

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy says Sir Bobby Robson would have had no problems cutting it as a manager in the modern era.

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