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From its scenic leafy surroundings to its peaceful village church, Kelsale cum Carlton may seem like the typical quaint rural village you would expect to find in the heart of Suffolk.

Clear skies, sunny spells and cool temperatures - Suffolk and Essex have a week of settled weather ahead in the latest forecast.

A turf war has broken out between the local councils and the Government over whether garden waste should be collected for free.

Cows are causing delays on Greater Anglia for the second time in two days - leaving some passengers in udder despair.

Motorists have been warned of possible disruption on the A14 tonight by slow-moving lorries protesting over Brexit.

Getting a little brother ready for school, making food for dad or being a calming influence on a sibling with behavioural issues - these are some of the varied roles of remarkable young carers in Suffolk.

Overwhelming agreement to work towards cutting greenhouse gas emissions with the aim of the council becoming carbon neutral by 2030.

Senior officers across Suffolk’s ailing special educational needs service are to be held to account for its failings, it has emerged.

Failing to back calls to form a dedicated task force for improving outcomes of Suffolk’s girls has been dubbed a “major step backwards for gender equality”.

Starring Oscar-winner Brie Larson in the lead role, this latest instalment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe introduces the previously unseen Captain Marvel – a powerful cosmic warrior with links to Earth.

People urged to help build a vision for a wilder Suffolk at summer event.

The loss of a healthcare service which supports more than 250 people a day would be “devastating news” for local communities, it has been claimed.

This was the breathtaking scene when a rare, beautiful double rainbow appeared across the Suffolk skyline.

Health checks for 40 to 74-year-olds are on the rise again following concerns that confusion over new GDPR laws was causing fewer people to take them up.

Passengers travelling towards Ipswich have been caught in disruption after a train broke down at Stowmarket station.

A Stowmarket museum is celebrating after being awarded a total of £50,000 in grants to support plans for an ambitious transformation over the next ten years.

About 18,000 new homes are needed in part of Suffolk in the next 15 years, according to latest figures.

A Suffolk charity that supports unpaid carers across the county has scooped a national award for its work in the community.

Extra investigators are being appointed in Suffolk in a bid to halt poor rates for solving serious sexual offences.

A deal has been inked by Suffolk police over its supply chain which could save the force £3million a year – enough to fund 60 police officers.

Dozens of objectors have raised concerns about a proposal to create supported housing in a terraced street.

Drivers are being warned of planned roadworks which could disrupt journeys on major roads in Suffolk and north Essex over the coming week.

Five women living in Suffolk care homes have been sharing advice they would give to their younger self.

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Paul Musgrove feels a second-place finish is still possible for Stowmarket Town in the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division this season, writes Alex Moss.

Confidence is predictably in short supply, at Needham Market, following a terrible run of results, although they will hope to stop the rot at home to play-off chasing Coalville Town tomorrow (kick-off 3pm).

Join host MIKE BACON and co-host CARL MARSTON for a one-hour special featuring the Lowestoft Town boss, Needham Market ladies and one of the best non-league Vloggers around....

In his weekly column, MIKE BACON takes a look at the new multi-million pound deal for the Women’s Super League. And remembers the Shane Warne ‘Gatting ball’.

Newmarket mountain biker Jason Bouttell dominated the Senior Men’s category in at the Mud, Sweat and Gears races in Henham Park near Southwold, while Emily Quantrill from Bury St Edmunds took her first Elite women’s win, writes Fergus Muir.

Summer is almost here, so sharpen up your golf with Ufford Park director of golf, Stuart Robertson, as he gives MIKE BACON a few simple tips to help reduce his – and your – handicap.

Former Suffolk referee and administrator George Whight is the latest recipient of The FA 50-Year Service medal, writes Nick Garnham.

Carlyle Randolph Layne, a Suffolk county cricketer who made 45 appearances in the Minor Counties Championship between 1966 and 1971, has died at the age of 81.

In his latest column, Nino Severino discusses why it’s so important that female athletes are celebrated and given a platform from which to inspire girls taking their first steps on their sporting journeys.

Suffolk Veteran Ladies Golf Association held their spring meeting at Seckford which involved nine holes of Greensomes Stableford followed by lunch for 119 members.

Henrietta Cranfield overcame a scary moment at the fourth last fence to register her first ever riding victory, in the Novice Rider’s race at High Easter.

A new season of speedway and all the Ipswich Witches get round the table to discuss the year ahead

MIKE BACON was at Ipswich Witches press and practice day. He and video photographer Ross Halls bring you some of the action from the day

It’s Ipswich Speedway’s press and practice day and MIKE BACON was there

Thurlow Nunn Premier

Stowmarket Town 5

Kirkley & Pakefield 0

Stowmarket Town recorded their biggest win of 2019 so far with a 5-0 thrashing of Kirkley & Pakefield, writes Alex Moss.

Evo-Stik Southern Premier

AFC Rushden & Diamonds 2

Needham Market 1

A blustery Hayden Road saw the Marketmen fall to their fifth successive defeat, writes Paul Munn.

Rick Andrews plans to tinker with his Stowmarket Town line-up when Kirkley & Pakefield come to Greens Meadow tomorrow afternoon (3pm), writes Alex Moss.

After the excitement of Cheltenham, there’s an opportunity to go racing locally, at High Easter racecourse, near Chelmsford, on Sunday.

Join Mike Bacon and Carl Marston for a no holds-barred pod with Harwich & Parkeston chairman Tony Armstrong and Felixstowe & Walton chairman Andy Wilding.

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