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Yesterday, 10:12

Ambulances have been head butted, kicked, and had blue lights ripped off in shocking acts of vandalism on the emergency vehicles - sometimes while crews have been trying to treat patients.

They have been on a rollercoaster journey of self-discovery which is set to change their outlook on life forever.

A property investment firm created by two Suffolk councils that had come under fire for investing outside of the county has acquired its first Suffolk asset.

New types of housing - such as modular properties - could be part of the solution to addressing the need for more homes in west Suffolk, a new vision has suggested.

A campaign has been launched to help new parents and carers cope with their baby’s crying.

The countdown to Christmas is something to dread for some who face the prospect of spending the holiday alone, with no-one to talk to or share their turkey with.

Suffolk villagers have accused district planners of an “outrageous” attempt to push through 295 new homes against the community’s wishes.

Bildeston-based TMJ Interiors has won a national award from the British Woodworking Federation for its work on a high-profile project at Bloomberg’s flagship £1bn headquarters building in London.

Five young Ipswich Town stars visited West Suffolk Hospital to spread some Christmas cheer and hand out presents to children.

Suffolk’s Kingsfleet Wealth appear as one of the experts in The Parliamentary Review 2018, featuring alongside Prime Minister Theresa May, journalist and broadcaster Andrew Neil, plus a group of ministers and leading officials from a variety of organisations and industry.

The “amazing” fundraising efforts of the community have been hailed after a multi-million pound cardiac centre was officially opened at West Suffolk Hospital.

Two vehicles thought to be connected to ram raids in Suffolk overnight have been found by police.

Neighbourhood plans for Debenham and Stradbroke will go to the public for a referendum, after being given the green light by district chiefs.

Suffolk construction contractor Mixbrow has donated a defibrillator to the group where three-year-old Annabel Brightwell suffered a sudden cardiac arrest.

Plans for two PCSOs to be employed across Mid Suffolk from January have been given unanimous approval.

A Suffolk authority promoting campaigns to stop smoking has reduced its pension investments in tobacco firms – but says it still will not disinvest in cigarette firms entirely.

A fresh purge of Suffolk’s potholes with an innovative road repair machine is set to kick off this week, thanks to cash from the Chancellor’s Budget.

Fears have been raised that Suffolk may have a systemic problem with how children’s homes are run after a third establishment was given a poor Ofsted rating in the last 10 weeks.

Suffolk County Council will review its contract commissioning and procurement of services in a bid to help prevent modern slavery.

One Ipswich couple have taken the antics of their naughty elves to an impressive new level.

The winners who tracked down all of the 18 stunning artworks in the World War 1 Trail, in Bury St Edmunds, have been presented with their prizes.

After a bit of a damp and wet start to the day it’s set to get brighter later with good spells of sunshine being predicted by this afternoon.

Parents in Mid Suffolk who gave birth to a newborn in 2018 are being encouraged to plant a free tree in celebration.

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Yesterday, 13:21

Stowmarket Town could be forgiven for feeling a growing sense of déjà vu with how their title challenge in the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division is going this season, writes Alex Moss.

The Non-League Podcast: Why we love the game. Favourite hospitality grounds. Ex-pros, Christmas jumpers and hats off to Suffolk FA.

In this week’s Bacon’s Bites, Mike Bacon takes a look at the on-going racism debate in football. And why head injuries in sport are a concern, but should some sports be banned?

A big effort by a team of local cyclists led by Steve Grimwood of Elmy Cycles resulted in a fine weekend of National Trophy cyclo-cross at Trinity Park, Ipswich, writes Fergus Muir.

Coach Andy Northcote has described Suffolk’s 2019 fixture list as ‘arguably the hardest campaign we will enter’ in the Unicorns Championship.

In our latest round-up of rugby action from the region, there are wins for Colchester, Southwold, Stowmarket, Chelmsford, Braintree, Hadleigh and the Bury Foxes.

The Suffolk duo of John (Jack) Millar and Emily Moyes both featured in medal-winning squads at the European Cross Country Championships, staged at Tilburg in Netherlands today.

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Stowmarket Town are up to third in the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division table after a 3-0 win against Framlingham Town saw them stretch their unbeaten run to nine games, writes Alex Moss.

Rick Andrews feels his Stowmarket Town side are starting to build some momentum ahead of today’s home clash with Framlingham Town (3pm), writes Alex Moss.

Join host Mike Bacon for another fun-packed Non-League Podcast. Along with co-host Carl Marston, the pair are joined by Hadleigh United manager Shane Wardley and former Leiston boss Glenn Driver.

Ipswich Witches promoter Chris Louis has spoken openly of the fact the Foxhall Heath side are a tad behind with their team building... But there is no need for fans to worry.

A disconsolate Kieran Jarvis won the Eastern Senior Cyclo-Cross Championship at Stanborough Park, Welwyn on Sunday, writes Fergus Muir.

Emily Moyes, who will be running for Great Britain at the European Cross Country Championship this weekend, insists that she doesn’t even particularly like cross country!

Stowmarket Town manager, Rick Andrews, admitted that the final 10 minutes of last night’s FA Vase replay “felt like 10 hours.”

In our latest rugby round-up, there are good wins for Colchester and Stowmarket, while Sudbury run riot in a battle of local rivals against Diss.

Stowmarket Town will be away at either Tring Athletic or Biggleswade Town, if they can win tomorrow’s FA Vase third round replay against Swaffham Town.

Suffolk athlete Emily Moyes will be competing for Great Britain at next weekend’s European Cross Country Championships, following a gutsy run at the recent Trials in Liverpool.

Needham Market and Royston Town go head-to-head for the third time in eight days, at Garden Walk this afternoon.

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