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Yesterday, 16:30

Children in a Suffolk village finally have a place to play - after the community worked together to secure a new £70,000 playground.

Back in the day (before Netflix, Alexa and YouTube) it was THE social highlight of the summer

In the run up to Christmas we are asking our readers to send in pictures of their pets dressed up in festive outfits.

Make sure you're wearing your Baggy Trousers, as Madness are set to headline the Thetford Forest Live summer concert series.

This Christmas mums and dads across Suffolk are desperately trying to get their hands on Kevin the Carrot and Edgar the John Lewis Dragon - but can you remember the must have toys when you were growing up?

A Suffolk farmer for whom the sky's the limit is within touching distance of finally fulfilling a 12-year dream - by building his own plane and flying 7,750 miles solo to Cape Town.

Plans have been unveiled to transform a field near Stowmarket into a community woodland and meeting place.

Video Were you at Lavenham Christmas Fair?

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Festive crafts and foods were on offer as Lavenham Christmas Fair got off to a flying - if soggy - start.

A mother of two has a warning for Christmas shoppers after she and a friend received parking fines whilst shopping for presents at the Anglia Retail Park in Ipswich.

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

We are in for a wet and windy weekend, and a blustery start to the week warn weather forecasters in East Anglia as they watch Storm Atiyah.

A narrow miss between a Toyota and a van has been captured on dashcam footage near Hadleigh.

Businesses in Suffolk are being warned to remain vigilant following reports of fake firefighters engaging in suspected scams in Ipswich.

Greater Anglia announced just after 6.30am this morning that rural routes across Norfolk and Suffolk would be disrupted.

A coroner has questioned online drug sales after a "bubbly" 22-year-old from Suffolk managed to purchase a huge quantity of tablets from regulated websites.

Opening the doors to Ed Sheeran's wardrobe to nose around the shirts he has worn and his still muddy trainers might seem like something fans could only dream of.

The NHS has issued a stark warning to Suffolk residents to stay at home if they have Norovirus, as hospitals in the county are forced to close beds due to the bug.

A number of people have been arrested following a Border Force operation in Blythburgh.

A pledge to regenerate high streets in some of Suffolk's market towns is being promised by council leaders as latest figures show as many as one in ten shops lay empty.

Multiple police cars and officers from the Border Force are currently at the scene of an incident in a Suffolk village.

Most of Stowmarket's residents will surely have a favourite pub - but what about the 70 forgotten inns, alehouses and taverns which used to line the town's streets?

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they are tracing in connection with four distraction thefts of iPhone and Samsung phones across Suffolk.

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Yesterday, 10:23

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.

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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

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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.

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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.

Stowmarket Town, the runaway leaders of the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division, have announced a big new signing in Dean Bowditch.

In his weekly column, MIKE BACON wonders if these games in hand are good news or not for the Super Blues. But why worry for goodness sake?

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Join host MIKE BACON and co-host CARL MARSTON for another fun-packed Non-league podcast.

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