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Two men have been arrested after former Ipswich and England star Kieron Dyer was allegedly racially abused at Hintlesham Golf Club.

Rail passengers are being warned of disruption to services over the August Bank Holiday weekend because of maintenance work.

A metal detectorist unearthed the ‘biggest haul of his life’ when he discovered more than 1,000 silver coins estimated to be worth £100,000 near a Suffolk pub.

Prices of meals out will be slashed by 50% from today using the government’s new Eat Out to Help Out scheme – with more than 900 pubs, restaurants and cafes taking part in Suffolk and north Essex.

Doctor’s surgeries in Suffolk are performing better than the national average, according to new figures. Find out how yours ranked in our searchable table.

Police have reopened the A14 after an earlier incident saw the road closed for more than an hour.

The cheapest places to live in Suffolk are in Ipswich and Lowestoft, while the most expensive is in the heart of Constable Country, new figures reveal.

Mobile coronavirus testing is to be offered again across Suffolk and Essex next week.

People in Suffolk appear to be more willing to visit pubs, restaurants and use public transport than the UK average, Google tracking data reveals.

Test your family and friends on their general knowledge and how well they know their home county of Suffolk with these 50 pub quiz questions.

Foodie fans will be able to get their hands on their favourite meals from Nando’s, McDonald’s, and Wagamama for half the price in August using the government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme.

Major routes in Suffolk and north Essex have roadworks taking part on them this week, will you be affected?

Prime minister Boris Johnson has recently launched a crackdown on obesity - and ANDREW PAPWORTH thinks his wilingness to take personal responsibility makes this a powerful campaign.

“This for us is a complete culture change. We have got to all now wake up and smell the coffee.”

Residents in south Suffolk are being warned to stay vigilant after a series of burglaries and attempted burglaries in the area.

The popular East Anglian Railway Museum, which provides a living record of the region’s transport history, has reopened after being “hit hard” by the Covid-19 crisis.

Suffolk sweltered on Friday as the UK experienced its third hottest day on record.

Suffolk could see the hottest day of the year on Friday with temperatures predicted to soar as high as 34C across the county.

The coronavirus infection rate rose in every area of Suffolk last week, although numbers remain low.

Police said they understand the “natural concern” of pet owners who have taken to social media following a recent spate of dog thefts in Suffolk and neighbouring counties.

House prices in Suffolk have increased by nearly £100,000 in the past decade despite new figures showing that 2019 saw the lowest rise in seven years.

The first designs have been unveiled for a new primary school planned near Stowmarket.

Parents are facing uncertainty over how their children will get to school in September, as spare seats on school buses cannot currently be offered for sale.

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Community sport

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Tributes have been paid to Stephen Williams, a well-known member of the Suffolk running and cycling community, who died last week.

Ipswich Town legend Terry Butcher has spoken openly about his son Christopher’s struggles with mental health as part of a new campaign.

Suffolk Bowls has lost one of its greatest-ever players following the death of Derek Johnson, writes Steve Prentice.

Stowmarket Town had more to lose than most, when the Football Association initially made its decision to end the 2019-20 season, and then expunge all results following their further announcement yesterday, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Looking for a subject now that all cycle racing is suspended, I discovered that it was exactly 50 years ago, in March 1970, that men and women were first allowed to compete together in the same open cycling time trial, writes Fergus Muir.

Football writer Carl Marston talks to Stowmarket Town manager Rick Andrews and Hadleigh United boss Christian Appleford in the wake of the decision to seek termination of this season, from Steps 3 to 6

Ipswich Town won the FA Cup on May 6, 1978 when they beat Arsenal 1-0 in the Wembley final – Roger Osborne the scorer.

Here are a few pictorial memories of that wonderful ‘day in May’, and the run to the final.

Suffolk’s leading athletes Danny Rock and Helen Davies changed their half-marathon plans, late in the day due to the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak, to win the respective individual titles at the Robert Tomlinson Stowmarket Half-Marathon, held over a windswept 13.1-mile rural route from Buxall this morning.

Manager Kevin Horlock said his Needham Market players were ‘buzzing’ after reaching the semi-finals of this season’s Turners Hyundai Suffolk Premier Cup, writes Nick Garnham.

It’s not long now until the start of the Premiership speedway season and Ipswich Witches will be looking to go one better than last year when they lost in the play-off final. MIKE BACON takes a look.

Bang-in-form Brantham Athletic will travel to Stowmarket Town for their Turners Hyundai Suffolk Premier Cup quarter-final tie at Greens Meadow with ‘no fear’ this evening.

Join host MIKE BACON as he chats to Danish star Nicolai Klindt about his life on the shale.

Join MIKE BACON and CARL MARSTON as they take a look at the non-league scene.

Stowmarket Town and Liverpool might not be in the same division, but they are going toe-to-toe with each other in terms of home comforts this season.

Stowmarket Town 1 Whitton United 1

The postponement of the Revel Outdoors mountain bike racing, due to be held last Sunday, opens an opportunity to highlight the Sporting Courses (SPOCO) East Competition, writes Fergus Muir.

IT’S electrified the speedway scene... JASON CRUMP’S return to the UK this summer with Ipswich Witches... MIKE BACON caught up with him to speak to the 3x former World Champ...

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