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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.

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.

The weed, which has been known to grow through concrete, knock down walls and destroy foundations is now prevalent across much of Britain.

Suffolk County Council’s budget featuring a 4% council tax rise and a controversial decision to cut Citizens Advice cash has been given the final go-ahead.

A project which gave more than 70 high risk victims of domestic abuse additional security is to be extended for another 12 months.

Almost 18,000 drivers took a speed awareness course in Suffolk last year - paying out a total of around £1.6million.

Leaders tackling drug supplies in Suffolk from larger towns and cities have highlighted some of the signs for people to look out for that a “county line” may be operating on their doorstep.

An application for 149 new houses on the site of a disused chicken processing factory has been unanimously rejected by councillors who described the development as “unsustainable”.

And now those looking for love this Valentine’s Day have been warned there are tricksters out there more interested in your wallet than your heart.

The driver of a car with illegal slick tyres told police that he had let them become so worn because he could not afford to get new ones.

Services are returning to normal this morning after a signalling fault caused delays to travellers in East Anglia.

A 16-year-old boy who was missing after saying he was visiting friends in a nearby Suffolk town has been found.

RAF Honington is one of the locations set for a flypast from the Tornado jet as the warplane embarks on its farewell tour next week.

A room dedicated to the memory of world-famous philanthropist Sue Ryder has been opened at a care home in Suffolk which was once her family home.

Major disruption is expected until 7.30pm on Greater Anglia services due to a person being hit by a train between Shenfield and Harold Wood.

A warning is going out that threatened cuts to rural bus services in Suffolk could leave some elderly and disabled people stranded.

Children across the UK - including some from East Anglia - are planning to miss school this Friday as part of a country-wide youth protest demanding action on climate change.

Disruption on trains into London Liverpool Street this morning has been caused by an earlier signalling fault.

Passengers travelling to and from Peterborough and the north face delays and cancellations this afternoon after a barrier fault at March.

It is known for bringing a smile to children’s faces - but the fun might stop this half-term unless a popular circus can find props for one of its most popular routines.

Students at one Suffolk primary school kicked off the day with Ipswich Town captain Luke Chambers who encouraged them to live healthy lives.

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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.

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.

In his latest column, Tony Garnett reports on the Suffolk Winter Alliance event at Southwold, Suffolk’s Men’s teams for the season ahead and the first game of the season for the Suffolk Ladies.

Rick Andrews says there is a ‘good buzz’ in the Stowmarket Town camp ahead of tomorrow’s scheduled trip to Ely City, writes Alex Moss.

Join hosts Mike Bacon and Carl Marston for more Non-League fun and chat....This week it’s Stowmarket Town assistant boss Paul Musgrove and Ipswich Wanderers player/manager Mark Goldfinch in the Non-League Pod ‘studio’.

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James Madgwick rounded off his cyclo-cross season in style, leading from start to finish in the final Senior Men’s race at Milton near Cambridge, writes Fergus Muir.

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