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Today schools and nurseries across Suffolk and north Essex are pulling on their Pudsey ears and raising plenty of pennies for Children in Need 2019.

Suffolk County Council - one of Suffolk's largest landowners - has outlined its vision for utilising vacant land for housing and which could include much needed bungalow and small family home developments.

Plans for a new visitor centre at Needham Lake have been revealed for the first time, with computer-generated images showing the designs for the new building.

A man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following an alleged knife attack in Needham Market will face no further action, police have confirmed.

The brother of missing Corrie McKeague has vowed to restore the serviceman's first car after retrieving the vehicle from the Suffolk RAF base where the gunner was stationed.

The 2019 John Lewis Christmas advert has landed... does it bring a tear to your eye?

This week saw World Kindness day - so what are some of the nicest things that people are doing in Suffolk?

Suffolk business chiefs have called on the county's Parliamentary candidates to end the Brexit stalemate and "do their bit" for local firms.

Suffolk was hit by serious flooding yesterday after a deluge of rain lashed the county.

A radical Suffolk Constabulary scheme to recruit detectives from the general public has been nominated in the World Class Policing Awards.

Nearly 170 people have been banned from Suffolk County Council buildings in just two years, new data has revealed - including instances of abusing staff, defecating in sinks and riding bicycles.

Hotels in Suffolk and Essex might be accustomed to customers asking for an extra pillow - but some requests have left Travelodge staff in the region a little more perplexed than most.

The number of people living with dementia in Suffolk could increase by more than 5,000 in the next decade, prompting calls for more support.

Greater Anglia's long-awaited hi-tech new trains have been spotted in service in Suffolk - but it appears commuters may need to wait just a little longer before seeing them on routes in and out of Ipswich.

Stowmarket teenager Rubi-May Mason met dance heroes Diversity backstage in Ipswich this week - a very different meeting to when they first met 10 years ago when she was battling a rare form of cancer.

The UK's biggest inflatable drive-in cinema is opening just off the A12 - promising to bring the best Christmas movies along with festive food and drink.

A man was threatened with a knife during a street robbery.

Multi-million pound expansion plans at Ipswich Hospital have been given the green light - with new facilities set to open at the end of 2021.

A man has admitted his role in a JCB ram raid on a Suffolk Co-op which saw a cash machine ripped from the wall of the store and a defibrillator destroyed.

Parking fines will be the same across the whole of Suffolk from early next year, when stronger enforcement is set to take place.

The headteacher of Stowupland High School in Suffolk has stepped down.

Stowmarket husband and wife team Shaun and Becky Sharman saw off the competition to win a prestigious angling competition.

A busy Suffolk road has been cleared after crash between a car and a lorry this morning.

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Join host MIKE BACON and co-host CARL MARSTON for another fun-packed Non-league podcast.

Town may have lost to Colchester United but MIKE BACON says there are plenty of positives to take.

Stowmarket husband and wife team Shaun and Becky Sharman saw off the competition to win a prestigious angling competition.

Ben Carpendale and Maddie Jordan-Lee celebrated victories at the annual Stowmarket Scenic Seven, which was a sell-out with a bumper field of 445 tackling a seven-mile distance over country lanes, starting from the Mid-Suffolk Leisure Centre and heading out to Onehouse.

Town fan KARL FULLER knows promotion is the bigger picture, but surely not the only picture as Town draw with Lincoln

A look back at the weekend's non-league action with Mike Bacon and Carl Marston

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Join host MIKE BACON and co-host CARL MARSTON for another Non-League podcast.

Young Ipswich rider Jack Parrish scored his first senior win in West Suffolk Wheelers' cyclo-cross at West Stow Country Park, writes Fergus Muir.

In his latest Ipswich Town column, MIKE BACON makes an apology. He of little faith!

In his latest column, Nino Severino discusses South Africa's win in the Rugby World Cup Final - and the powerful story of Springboks captain Siya Kolisi.

Goal poacher Matt Blake believes Stowmarket Town "can go the whole way" to the final of the FA Vase this season.

The Suffolk pair of Woodbridge Town and Stowmarket Town have both been handed home ties, in the third round of the FA Vase, following this lunchtime's draw.

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Stowmarket Town manager, Rick Andrews, insists that the FA Vase is a "competition to target" for his ambitious Greens Meadow side, although he concedes that tomororw's second round clash at Colney Heath will be a big test.

Manager Richard Wilkins has been left frustrated by his side's inconsistent start to the season, although he still insists that there is a "massive amount to play for" over the coming months.

Ipswich rider Liam Manser sprung a surprise at the Grafham Water cyclo-cross when he came from behind to win the Senior men's event - in his first race since the summer.

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