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A traffic officer has said he is "still flabbergasted people think they can get away" with drink and drug-driving during a video revealing how dozens have been caught in recent weeks.

A collision between four vehicles on the A12 has now been cleared and both carriageways have been reopened.

The inquest has begun into how Labour so badly lost the 2019 General Election - its worst performance since the 1930s.

The 2019 General Election produced something of a landslide for the Conservatives - and locally included a strong result to take Ipswich back.

Frustrated passengers face yet another day of rail chaos after several services were cancelled on trains to and from Ipswich.

It might be 45 years since ABBA won Eurovision 1974. But the Swedish superstars are still as popular as ever, as the launch of the Super Troupers exhibition this week showed.

Plans to build 41 new homes on the former Needham Market Middle School site have been given the go ahead despite concerns raised by neighbours over the suitability of the site.

Members of a Suffolk group aiming to use allotments to combat mental ill health have celebrated a successful year by cooking a festive meal in their shed.

Rail chiefs are apologising to commuters after another week of disruption in East Anglia and say they aim to restore a full service on all lines except two from Monday.

Today people across Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and the rest of Suffolk have been doing their bit for local and national charities by pulling on their favourite Christmas jumpers.

Christmas may bring good cheer - but it also brings empty wallets. Here are some suggestions for fun family activities over the festive period which won't cost a fortune.

A lorry driver has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after his vehicle collided with another HGV, blocking one lane of a busy road.

An incident where seven people were found in the back of a lorry on the Suffolk border with Cambridgeshire has been handed over to immigration officers.

The interim boss of the East of England Ambulance Service has been given the role permanently - a year after taking over from former chief Robert Morton on a temporary basis.

Conservative Jo Churchill has been re-elected as the MP for Bury St Edmunds with the largest majority in constituency history.

A one-kilometre restriction zone placed around a Suffolk farm remains in place after bird flu was found there earlier this week.

In an era of secrecy, during the days of the Cold War, Suffolk had something to hide - and came closer to nuclear war than most expect.

Dogs at polling stations are once again a big social media trend for the General Election - with owners posting photos of their pets.

Writer Julian Tennyson found Stowmarket 'rather dull', and Aldeburgh 'a far more pleasant place fifteen years ago'.

Developers have been given outline planning permission to build 29 homes in Haughley.

A schoolgirl from Ipswich has described her appearance on the popular Ellen DeGeneres television show as her "best day ever" - after wowing the famous talk show host with her talent.

Plans for the future of an empty pound store in Stowmarket have been given the green light.

Plans for a visitor centre and cafe at one of Suffolk's most popular tourist destinations have been given the go-ahead.

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Saturday, December 14, 2019

Needham Market 0 Bromsgrove Sporting 3

Stowmarket Town will have to reshuffle their defence this weekend in the absence of the suspended Tom Bullard, writes ALEX MOSS.

Ipswich rider Gemma Melton won the Eastern Region Cyclo-Cross Championship despite being lassoed by loose tapes blowing in the wind, writes Fergus Muir.

Tamworth 1 Needham Market 2

Stowmarket Town's high-profile attacking midfielder, Dean Bowditch, predicts an exciting future for the Greens Meadow club over the next few years, not just this season.

Stanway Rovers 0 Stowmarket Town 3

More than 400 runners in Christmas fancy dress participated in the Festive Forest Challenge through Suffolk woodlands today - raising thousands for vital hospice care.

Stowmarket Town can take another giant stride towards achieving their ultimate goal, of promotion to Step Four, when they travel to Stanway Rovers this afternoon.

Join host MIKE BACON as he chats to former Ipswich Witch and Reading Racer .... JEREMY DONCASTER

British Cycling Eastern Region has honoured volunteers who have made a special contribution to organised cycling in our area.

Join MIKE BACON and CARL MARSTON as they look back at a fascinating weekend of non-league football.

Needham Market boss, Richard Wilkins, admits that this season has been a "very slow-burner' for the Suffolk club.

Join MIKE BACON and CARL MARSTON for another exciting Non League podcast, with three cracking guests.

Young Bury St Edmunds rider Martha Lebentz and Liam Manser (Renvale RT) from Ipswich were the Senior winners as the Eastern cyclo-cross season resumed after a short break.

Stowmarket Town are flying high in Thurlow Nunn Premier having made some major signings... MIKE BACON caught up with first-team boss Rick Andrews

Thurlow Premier

Stowmarket Town 2

Mildenhall Town 1

Stowmarket's relentless pursuit of the league title showed no sign of abating in this win over Mildenhall Town at Greens Meadows, in front of an impressive 347 spectators.

King's Langley 2 Needham Market 2

MIKE BACON and CARL MARSTON are joined by Needham Market boss Richard Wilkins.

New Stowmarket Town signing, Dean Bowditch says he just wanted the 'feelgood factor' back in his football once more.

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