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Highways bosses have announced they will be carrying out a series of improvements to the road network across Suffolk and north Essex this week.

Snow could fall in parts of Suffolk this morning as temperatures dropped overnight.

A toddler has been rushed to hospital with a fractured skull after a serious crash in Barningham this morning.

The resignation of the region’s ambulance trust’s medical director has been announced just a day after it was alleged 20 people died waiting for help whilst the service was stretched.

Engineers worked through the night to restore power to households across Suffolk and north Essex after the region was battered by winds of over 70mph.

The mother of a selfless Suffolk fundraiser is continuing her daughter’s fight to persuade women and girls to have smear tests in her honour.

Commuters using Greater Anglia trains in Suffolk and Essex are facing further disruption after the region’s rail network was brought to its knees by yesterday’s storm.

An A&E department in Suffolk had to close to ambulances for a temporary period because patient safety was at risk, it has been revealed.

An independent auctioneer and valuation firm launched in Suffolk just three years ago has seen its gross annual profit top £1.5m after continued growth in its programme of specialist sales.

Major traffic disruption and storm damage is being reported across the region today as gusts of up to 80mph were recorded in Suffolk and north Essex.

An MP has told parliament 20 people died in instances when ambulances arrived late to emergencies in East Anglia during a spell of intense pressure over the Christmas period.

A smitten Stowmarket couple who fell in love at first sight have confessed they would not change each other for the world as they prepare to celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary.

Nearly nine nurses a day are leaving the NHS across the East of England, new figures reveal.

A new sixth form college in Bury St Edmunds which will open its doors to 700 students next year has unveiled its logo.

Forecasters have warned of strong winds of around 65mph that are expected to sweep into the county this evening, as a wet and windy night is expected to continue into the morning.

A Suffolk woman reported missing has been found safe and well.

A formation of Lynx helicopters made a stop at Wattisham Flying Station today to mark the end of the aircraft’s distinguished 40-year career with the British Army.

The Orwell Bridge is expected to close for the third time this winter as high winds are forecast again on Thursday morning.

Staff at Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre in Stowmarket are celebrating after the facility was rated ‘excellent’ following an inspection.

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The Met Office has issued a weather warning for very strong winds across Suffolk and Essex.

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The annual fundraising charity golf day in aid of the Theatre Royal, in Bury St Edmunds, has already attracted over 40 participants but there is still time to enter.

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Community sport

Terry Hunt says a feeling of togetherness between fans and the club appear a million miles away at Portman Road right now.

Mike Bacon takes at look at how the Video Assistant Referee is working in football as asks, is there too much technology in the game now?

Laura Sampson’s win in the Revel Outdoors women’s 90-minute mountain bike race in Brandon Park was convincing but not unexpected, writes Fergus Muir.

Thurlow Premier

Stowmarket Town 7

Fakenham Town 1

Stowmarket Town moved back up to second in the table after thrashing Fakenham Town 7-1 at Greens Meadow, writes Alex Moss.

Bostik Premier

Needham Market 1

Kingstonian 2

A goal in the opening minutes of each half proved sufficient to give the Surrey side the points, despite a late rally from Needham which saw them grab a consolation goal in injury time, writes John Campany.

Leeds United fans threw bottles and broken seats at Ipswich Town fans during yesterday’s match at Portman Road, police have confirmed.

Mike Bacon takes a look at ‘No Hunger In Paradise’, the book and TV programme about youth academy football..

Rick Andrews insists his Stowmarket Town side’s focus is on the teams below them rather than the top two, writes Alex Moss.

The Ipswich National Trophy cyclo-cross got off to the best possible start when Suffolk rider Stephen James won the first race of the day – for veterans aged 40-49.

Former Ipswich Town captain Carlos Edwards is looking forward to bringing his experience to Woodbridge Town, and says he still takes every game ‘very seriously’.

Former Ipswich Town captain Carlos Edwards would like to see more leaders on the pitch among the current crop of Blues players.

Needham Market travel to Margate tomorrow night sitting just five places off the one and only relegation position in Bostik Premier.

Felixstowe & Walton United FC annual sportsman’s dinner will take place on Maundy Thursday, March 29, 2018

A Stowmarket bowls club is set to introduce a new era of junior members who will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of previous successful youngsters.

Mike Bacon remembers the day Ipswich Town won the FA Cup – as 40 years on Town begin another FA Cup adventure...

Stephen James, already regional champion, moved a step closer to winning the Eastern Cyclo-Cross League when he rode away from the Senior Men’s field at Trinity Park to win the final race at the Ipswich Bicycle Club’s “Trinity Cross” by 33 seconds, writes Fergus Muir.

Glenn Driver felt that the 5-2 scoreline in this afternoon’s Suffolk derby flattered Needham Market, writes Alex Moss.

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