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Yesterday, 20:24

A road is blocked in Saxmundham following a two car crash involving an Audi.

An independent review led by Suffolk's chief fire officer is set to take place over controversial school transport changes.

A hard-hitting video which sees SEND youngsters talk about how bullies have made them "sad and angry" is set to be rolled out in schools across Suffolk.

Trains may be delayed or cancelled through Needham Market after a van collided with a railway bridge this afternoon.

Ipswich MP Sandy Martin has demanded action over traffic management of the Orwell Bridge in high winds, warning that delays are "playing politics" with the town.

An early 20th century former cinema, lighthouses and a former atomic bomb inspection shed are just some of the East Anglian landmarks to be added to or removed from a register of at-risk historic sites.

Youngsters can swim for free at several Suffolk leisure centres over the October half term and Christmas holidays.

Suffolk is among the top five areas of the country for adult social care, according to latest data.

Half term in Suffolk is just next week and if you are one of the many parents looking for Halloween events that will keep your children entertained and won't cost the earth, take a look at this spooktacular list of ideas

The official AA Restaurant Guide 2020 has named its top 43 Suffolk establishments - and given a prestigious 'three rosette' ranking to two eateries.

One of Suffolk's biggest ever music stars has received an honorary doctorate from the University of Suffolk during a week of celebratory graduations.

The RSPCA is appealing for more people in Suffolk to adopt cats during its Cat Week, which runs until October 20, as part of its "Adoptober" campaign.

Warnings have been issued by environmental experts over water usage as they claim a wet winter is needed to prevent water sanctions being put in place next year.

Three burglars are still at large after they were involved in a police chase across Suffolk following the theft of a large number of items, including razor blades, at the Leiston Co-op.

An amber weather warning is in place for parts of Suffolk - with heavy rain and thunderstorms set to batter the county this afternoon as a band of stormy weather comes in from the south.

Measures to ease congestion at a key Ipswich junction are being planned which could see fresh technology used to monitor traffic levels.

ANDREW PAPWORTH asks: does every day really need to have a special status attached to it?

Harry was shot down while fighting the Nazis over Europe. Later, the businessman brought a huge number of jobs to Hadleigh

A hedgehog hospital in Suffolk has been struggling to cope with the sheer number of new arrivals as warmer temperatures mean more baby hedgehogs are being born later in the year.

There is exciting news for sausage dogs in Suffolk as the first ever cafe Dachshund is set to open its doors in Ipswich later this month.

Innkeeper William Cripps is calling time on The Peacock Inn, in the pretty village of Chelsworth.

A bird of prey struck by a truck in Suffolk had a lucky escape and has now returned to the wild thanks to the loving care of staff at Suffolk Owl Sanctuary.

A teenage murderer, a man who poured petrol over his neighbour to set her on fire and a pair who brutally attacked a woman outside a pub were jailed in Suffolk this week.

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Community sport

Yesterday, 14:22

Orwell Velo member Matt Day took the East District Hill Climb Championship with a 46 second ascent of the short, sharp Semer Hill near Hadleigh, writes Fergus Muir.

Join host MIKE BACON and co-host CARL MARSTON for a look back at the weekend's non-league action.

With the Witches versus Robins play-offs in sight, one promoter, one fan and one journalist got together to discuss the big meeting ahead.

It's IPSWICH WITCHES v SWINDON ROBINS in the Premiership speedway play-off final... MIKE BACON takes a look at how he feels the final will pan out.

Ipswich off-road expert Ross Tricker came out top of a three-way fight for the Senior win at the CC Ashwell cyclo-cross near Hitchin.

Long Melford 0 Stowmarket Town 1

In our latest round-up of the local rugby round-up action, there are good wins for Bury, Colchester and Braintree.

Join host MIKE BACON for a fun speedway podcast with Ipswich Witches skipper Danny King and Witches team boss Ritchie Hawkins.

Join host MIKE BACON and co-host CARL MARSTON, with guests Ben Deacon, Ricky Cornish and Paul Musgrove

Ipswich rider Gemma Melton (XRT/Elmy Cycles) scored a remarkable third place in a massive field in the women's cyclo-cross at Milton Keynes, writes Fergus Muir.

Trevor Newman has stepped down from his role as first team manager of Walsham-le-Willows following last night's match against Thetford Town.

Neil Pollard and Emilie Wix took the individual titles at the annual Stowmarket Half-Marathon, which saw just over 200 runners complete a 13.1-mile rural route from Tomlinson Groundcare premises in Buxhall. The event was organised by Stowmarket Striders.

Matt Blake crowned his Stowmarket Town debut with a goal, and an assist, in a 3-0 win at promotion rivals Norwich United yesterday, but he refused to celebrate.

Bromsgrove Sporting 0 Needham Market 1

Norwich United 0 Stowmarket Town 3

Stowmarket Town, already hot favourites to clinch promotion from the Thurlow Nunn Premier, have boosted their chances still further by signing former Leiston hot-shot Matt Blake.

MIKE BACON and CARL MARSTON are joined by one of Suffolk's longest-serving chairman, Bury Town's Russell Ward.

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