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The annual summer production in Stowmarket is underway, with families invited to see The Railway Children this week.

A new East of England Co-op funeral branch will open in Stowmarket this week to extend its support to the town’s community.

A footbridge in Stowmarket has received a new lick of paint as part of two initiatives in the town.

With Bank Holiday Monday on August 28, many chemists and pharmacies will be closed for the day or open for a limited time.

A Stowmarket museum is looking for individuals, community groups and schools to help set a Guinness World Record for the longest Suffolk puff caterpillar.

A delivery driver is facing a trial after pleading not guilty to causing the death of a 72-year-old Suffolk cyclist by careless driving.

Colourful hanging baskets which are brightening a Stowmarket shopping street are on display thanks to the town council and a housing developer.

An Essex theatre has been given a cash grant to buy a captioning unit.

With numbers replacing letters in some GCSE results this year, reflecting a new tougher curriculum, here is a guide to the new system for parents in Suffolk and Essex.

Work to maintain safety by repairing the Ewell Bridge in Essex continues this week, and there will be several closures on the A14 in Suffolk starting from August 21.

A highly respected member of the governing body of the West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is set to retire at the end of the month.

Thousands of students in Suffolk and Essex are this week waiting for their GCSE results, but can you correctly answer these eight sample GCSE questions?

If you live in Ipswich then you have probably noticed the growth in restaurants and eateries in the past two years. We have compiled a list of them for you to try.

More than 100 pollution incidents have been reported at livestock farms in Suffolk and Essex since 2010, including pig muck leaking into rivers.

The research has revealed the county is in the top 10 – with key indicators showing it’s a great place for pensioners to live.

Take our 20 question quiz to see how much of an expert you are on global cuisine.

With the V Festival getting under way, health chiefs say it’s important to make sure you are vaccinated if you are attending major events.

This quiz is bound to take you down memory lane – see how well you do at identifying what year these pictures of popular Ipswich spots were taken.

Nearly 200 suspects are wanted by Suffolk police for crimes from rape to drug offences – but we can’t tell you who they are because officers say it would breach their privacy.

More than 1,700 people will be running through Ipswich this evening – here are the key details for those taking part and going along to cheer them on.

Part of the A14 has re-opened after a lorry towing a trailer with a ride-on lawnmower on top crashed near Stowmarket this morning (August 18).

Urgent action needs to be taken against childhood obesity, leaders have warned, as new figures show at least 34 people aged under 25 in the East of England have Type 2 diabetes.

Health bosses are warning people to stay healthy and look after themselves during this year’s V Festival.

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Ipswich Town travek to Crystal Palace tonight in the second round of the Carabao Cup.

Five-handicap Mel Pipe set a new course record off the Felixstowe Ferry black tees of five under par 67 in his second round in the Coronation Cup.

There’s a West Suffolk derby clash in the next round of the FA Cup.

Paul Whiting is the new Suffolk Senior champion. He won the Geoffrey Barnard Trophy with a level par round of 69 at Bungay and Waveney Valley, his home course.

It was a mixed bag for Suffolk sides in the FA Cup over the weekend.

The five-star Blues are bursting with confidence!

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Wingate & Finchley 1

The North London side climbed off the bottom of the Bostik Premier table to inflict the Marketmen’s first defeat of the season, writes John Campany.

CHRIS BRAMMER shares his Ipswich Town ratings from the Blues’ 2-0 victory over Brentford on Saturday.

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Ipswich Town defeated Brentford 2-0 at Portman Road on Saturday afternoon, thanks to goals from Martyn Waghorn and Joe Garner.

The Blues kept up their scintillating start to the season with a 2-0 home win over Brentford on Saturday afternoon.

Felixstowe & Suffolk Bowls Club dominated this year’s Suffolk Bowls (BE) County Competition Finals, taking three of the 12 county titles being played for and providing three of the runner-up places.

Brantham Athletic, after their sensational 7-2 victory at Felixstowe & Walton United in the previous round, are back in FA Cup action on Saturday, when they host Ryman North Cheshunt in the Preliminary Round.

Needham Market manager Richard Wilkins has expressed his surprise at the impact of new signing Ryan Gibbs, but remains in the loan market for a new striker, ahead of Saturday’s Bostik Premier home clash with Wingate & Finchley.

Suffolk’s senior men over 35’s team are on a mission to match their younger counterparts and make it to Division One, writes Mike Watling.

A trio of Suffolk cricketers were awarded their county caps during the final Unicorns Championship match of the season, writes Nick Garnham.

Darren Ironside was the unlikely match-winner with the bat as Suffolk finished runners-up in the Eastern Division of this season’s Unicorns Championship, writes Nick Garnham.

Soham’s Brett Claydon was crowned Stowmarket Darts Grand Prix champion after beating last year’s winner Stephen Burton 5-4 in the final on Saturday night.

Suffolk cricket claimed an impressive victory over Bedfordshire in their final three-day Minor Counties Championship clash of the season.

Ipswich Town won 4-3 at Millwall on Tuesday night, and we followed them every step of the way.

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