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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.

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.

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.

In his final column before he retires, Suffolk police chief constable Gareth Wilson reflects on a week which saw the best and the worst of the county - from the conviction of Tavis Spencer-Aitken’s killers in Ipswich, to an awards ceremony recognising police officers’ work.

Suffolk’s pothole blight has been described as a “poor advert for our county” as latest figures show the council spends the least on pothole repair in East Anglia.

Suffolk’s Creating the Greenest County Awards will be held this summer for the first time in three years.

He started working the same year that England won the world cup, the BBC first broadcast in colour and the first credit card was launched in the UK, but now, after five decades of service, this power worker from Stonham Aspal is retiring.

Almost 200 holiday park tenants have been left without a permanent home after being told they can no longer stay at the Suffolk site all year round.

Tributes have been made to a Stowmarket Town Council worker who died from a blood clot less than two days after being taken to hospital following a fall.

Volunteers, sponsors and guests attended a special ceremony to officially open the new headquarters for Suffolk’s specialist search and rescue team.

“We are getting ever closer to the first spade going into the ground to make this bridge a reality.”

Suffolk businesses have received nearly half the amount allocated to Norfolk in two regional grant pots, latest data has revealed.

Fears have been raised that Suffolk firms are not doing enough to prepare for Brexit, as D-Day looms for the UK’s European Union withdrawal.

The pace of technological development increases all the time but one Suffolk learning provider has the answer for those struggling to keep up.

The opening hours for recycling centres in Suffolk are to change from the beginning of next month.

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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.

On a weekend dominated by wind-related stories Lloyd Chapman and Mandy Bunn were the winners in Cycle Club Sudbury’s Mad March Hilly time trial on the Lavenham-Hadleigh-Monk’s Eleigh circuit, writes Fergus Muir.

Stowmarket Town manager Rick Andrews says his players deserve a place in the KBB NEFF Suffolk Premier Cup Final for their efforts this season, writes Nick Garnham.

Stowmarket Town 4 Woodbridge Town 2

Needham Market are desperate to stop the rot, after suffering their sixth defeat in their last eight games with a 2-1 loss at Banbury United last weekend.

Rick Andrews admits his Stowmarket Town players are playing for ‘personal pride’ as far as the rest of their Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division campaign is concerned, writes Alex Moss.

On this week’s Non-League Podcast, Mike Bacon and Carl Marston are joined by star strikers Joe Francis and Cemal Ramadan....

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