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Some Suffolk schools are actively encouraging parents to educate their children at home, the county’s education boss has revealed amid a spike in the number of pupils being home schooled.

A series of free seminars aiming to empower businesses to take control of customer experiences is set to take place across Norfolk and Suffolk.

A music festival in memory of Sudbury teenager Arran Tosh is to return this summer.

Campaigners behind a motion calling for garden waste collection charges to be scrapped in a Suffolk district described subscription fees as a “tax” on people for doing the right thing.

A popular clown is returning to the Suffolk stage during half-term week after receiving donations of dozens of unwanted plates.

In a major boost for househunters, Clarion Housing, the UK’s largest social landlord, is proviing 132 affordable homes in Elmswell.

An abandoned camper van which has been daubed with offensive graffiti as it sat on a Lowestoft street for more than two weeks is to be removed.

Calls have been made for controversial out-of-county investments in commercial and retail property to be sold and the money pumped into housebuilding in mid Suffolk, ahead of a fresh budget debate this week.

Tina Maxey, an employment solicitor based at Ellisons Solicitors , offers some advice to her younger self

A woman was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving following a crash on the A14 near Stowmarket yesterday.

Two cars were involved in a crash on the A14 near Woolpit this morning.

A close family friend of a diabetic Suffolk student – who tragically died in his sleep at university – is to run the London Marathon in his memory.

Jails across Suffolk are on the look out for dozens of workers to support the day-to-day running of the county’s three prisons, including monitoring security.

Highways England has announced planned overnight roadworks and improvement works in Suffolk and north Essex for this week.

Steve Heapy would like to see an increase in the number of flights from the Essex airport to key destinations in the Mediterranean.

A car was seized by police after it was believed to be involved in hare coursing in a Suffolk field.

A Suffolk project to help young people get back into employment, education or training held a celebration of its work.

Welcome to the Enjoy Gardening More community where you’ll find amazing garden deals every day.

Thousands of young people across the UK opted to miss school or college on Friday to demand action on climate change.

A task force is set to be established later this year to come up with measures to tackle a shortfall of places for youngsters who cannot attend mainstream schools.

Developers behind rejected plans for 160 homes in Stowmarket dubbed the “worst case of speculative application to exploit for profit” have submitted a fresh bid to develop the land.

A successful scheme which gifted free fruit trees to newborns last year is set to continue for another year.

It is often considered as an illness that affects people in older age rather than their youth.

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It was the climbs and descents that tested competitor’s legs to the limit in the final round of the Revel Outdoors Winter Series mountain bike races, writes Fergus Muir.

Point-to-point action returns to Higham on Sunday for the Waveney Harriers fixture with a six-race card – and the entry includes five of the six winners from the previous meeting, at the end of January.

Seventeen-year-old year-old Habebul Islam, last year’s junior captain at Ipswich Golf Club, has made an encouraging start to the new season.

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The Marketmen lost further ground on the play-off places and frankly on this performance will need a miracle to attain such a lofty spot.

Join host Mike Bacon, co-host Carl Marston and guests Lee Norfolk and Jack Sibbons for another episode of non-league chat, some serious, some not...

In his weekly column, MIKE BACON takes a look at why more sports stars are protecting themselves from ‘going viral’.

A new fight promotion launches this weekend in Norwich, aimed at putting amateur fighters from across the region in the spotlight. Here’s a look at what you can expect from Road to Contenders...

The 2019 Ely & District Hardriders fully lived to its fearsome reputation as a tough early season challenge, writes Fergus Muir.

Manager Rick Andrews said Stowmarket Town’s dramatic 2-1 victory over Brantham Athletic in the quarter-finals of the Suffolk Premier Cup has kept their season alive, writes Nick Garnham.

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Stowmarket Town manager Rick Andrews accepts that the Suffolk Premier Cup represents the club’s last realistic chance of winning any silverware this season, writes Nick Garnham.

In the latest round-up of the local rugby action, Colchester and Sudbury enjoy wins in London One North, while Stowmarket and Southwold both triumph in the league below.

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Jake Rudge’s last minute effort gained the Woodpeckers a deserved point in the local derby in front of the biggest home crowd of the season at Notcutts Park, writes John Middleditch.

Horse owners are being urged to consider getting their animals vaccinated against equine flu even if they do not race.

Needham Market have bolstered their squad with the signing of experienced defender-cum-midfielder Russell Short, ahead of today’s home match against struggling Halesowen Town.

Enjoy the latest non-league chat with Bury Town chairman Russell Ward and Achilles first-team player/manager Andy Coote. Plenty of views, plenty of opinion. But will you agree?

Joint guests of honour at the Chelmer Cycling Club Gala Dinner were two people who had between them racked up 108 years of membership of the club, writes Fergus Muir.

A loyal Ipswich Town supporter said he was “overwhelmed” to receive a supportive letter regarding his mental health from Blues skipper Luke Chambers.

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