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A prestigious industry award that has seen Greater Anglia named 'train operator of the year' has been branded an 'insult to passengers' following a litany of problems to hit its services.

Blustery winds with gusts of up to 50mph are expected in Suffolk this weekend as Storm Jorge sweeps in.

The first bands for Ipswich's new music festival and conference have been unveiled - with organisers hoping for another sell-out event.

Ipswich's borough council chief has outlined major new roads needed in the town, after the demise of the northern bypass project.

A plan to convert a plot of land in the heart of the Suffolk countryside used for keeping horses into a permanent traveller site has been rejected by planners.

The body of a man has been discovered inside a car in Needham Market.

Parts of Suffolk and Essex have woken up to a light dusting of snow for the first time in 2020.

Lady Anne Wake-Walker, aunt of Princess Diana, has died - months shy of her 100th birthday.

One of these five Suffolk organisations will get a £7,000 boost in their efforts to make a difference to people's lives - thanks to a windfall from a housebuilder's charitable fund.

Fraudsters are calling Suffolk householders pretending to be from British Gas in an attempt to gain bank details, trading standards has warned.

A Suffolk man whose life was saved following a heart transplant has said he hopes more lives will be saved in the county due to changes in organ donation laws.

Greater Anglia has been awarded funding to improve disabled access to two stations in Suffolk.

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Ipswich MP Tom Hunt has put his name forward to chair a task group tackling Ipswich traffic problems, citing the importance of the project for the town.

Stowmarket's John Peel Centre for Creative Arts is to host a gig in April by the guitarist with one of the world's biggest ever bands - Peter Buck of REM.

The Met Office has issued a second yellow weather warning for snow which could see wintry showers and sleet arrive in parts of the region.

Hundreds of thirsty ale lovers are set to enjoy a tipple at this year's Chappel Winter Beer Festival as it gets set to return for 2020.

Northern Irish rock stars ASH have been announced as headline act for this year's LeeStock Music Festival in Suffolk.

Two Suffolk MPs have called on the government to review police funding amid fears the county receives an unfair share of national grants compared to others.

Multi-million pound plans to overhaul Suffolk's street lighting with LED lights have been given the nod by county chiefs.

Can't wait for spring, with its bluebells and lambs? Here are 19 suggestions of places to visit around the region over the coming weeks and months.

Plans for any further work on an Ipswich northern bypass have officially ceased, with work on a new task force to assess the town's traffic now getting underway.

Suffolk parents and children are being warned of the dangers of social media after a shocking viral craze left youngsters all over the world injured.

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Needham Market have 'nothing to lose,' when they travel to high-flying Chesham United for tonight's Southern League Challenge Cup semi-final tie.

Adam Mills has been impressed with the impact made by new Needham Market boss, Kevin Horlock, during the last fortnight.

New Needham Market boss, Kevin Horlock, was delighted with his side's hard-earned 1-0 win over Suffolk rivals Lowestoft Town, in what was his first home game in charge.

Needham Market 1 Lowestoft Town 0

During the week, Paige Peake knuckles down at college studying for her A-Levels - but this weekend she will go toe-to-toe with the England captain in a crucial FA Cup clash.

Time-trialists who compete under the age-related system of the Veteran's Time Trial Association gathered at Exning near Newmarket for the East Anglia Group's Lunch and Prize Presentation, writes Fergus Muir.

The Suffolk Winter League boasts a new venue this Sunday, with a cross country league race to be staged at Pakenham for the very first time.

Stowmarket Town striker Matt Blake admitted that Saturday's 2-0 defeat at Wroxham, in the last 16 of the FA Vase, was a big missed opportunity to go all the way to Wembley.

Stowmarket Town boss, Rick Andrews, admitted that Saturday's exit from the FA Vase, at the hands of Wroxham and in front of a bumper crowd of 1,041, was a "hard one to take."

Wroxham 2 Stowmarket Town 0

Join host MIKE BACON and co-host CARL MARSTON as they are joined by former Luton Town and Cambridge United defender and now Bury Town boss Ben Chenery.

Christy Finch says he would put a win for Stowmarket Town this weekend ahead of achieving any personal milestones.

Ipswich Town Football Club are trying to track down a supporter who came to the aid of an elderly couple in London, as they want to recognise his act of kindness.

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