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Yesterday, 09:54

Smouldering grain saw 11 fire crews despatched to Stowmarket malt factory Muntons.

A vehicle collided with the Coddenham Bridge in Needham Market, causing disruption to rail services.

Residents with long-term illnesses can now get cash grants to help them convert and stay in their homes under a scheme approved by councillors.

Eleven fire crews have been called to a blaze at the Muntons factory in Stowmarket.

The next steps for work to reduce wind closures of the Orwell Bridge have been met with frustration, after initial findings failed to come up with concrete proposals.

Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of 47-year-old Lee Fitzgerald, from Gislingham, who has been missing for two weeks.

Following the closure of the Mothercare store at Copdock earlier this month, the team at a busy Ipswich pub are trying to help the shops former staff find new employment.

Four police cars and an ambulance were called to a fight between two men at a Newmarket pub.

Suffolk Trading Standards has warned households to beware so-called 'Nottingham Knockers' after a number of reports of their activities in the county.

It sounds almost impossible that anyone could ever believe it - yet a Suffolk court with the highest legal brains in the land was convinced two evil witches deserved the highest punishment possible.

Police commissioner Tim Passmore has assured taxpayers he will spend their money wisely as police gain almost £5million in extra government funding for the forthcoming financial year.

One marathon is enough for some runners but Suffolk accountancy worker Karen Hamilton has completed 50 before her 50th birthday.

Highways chiefs have outlined the next steps to reduce wind closures on the Orwell Bridge - and include options for single-file traffic and slower speeds.

Story is about a father and son in a normal house in a normal street. One is a psychopath…

'Quietly spoken, he had such a dry sense of humour... They do not seem to make people like Barry anymore'

Engineers are still trying to move a train which was damaged after it struck a deer on the main line from London Liverpool Street to Norwich, blocking the line

Ipswich MP Tom Hunt has said he is encouraged by plans to solve the town's Orwell Bridge closure problems - and is hopeful some solutions will be in place before next winter.

Jan Etherington's series shows people in late middle-age aren't ready to be pensioned off yet!

Households near Framlingham affected by a burst water main have now had their supplies restored, but the A1120 road is due to remain closed until later today.

Almost four in 10 primary school pupils in Suffolk are struggling to reach expected standards in reading, writing and maths, it has emerged.

The National Trust is marking its 125th birthday this month, but the celebrations are set to last all year. Here are some of the top sites in East Anglia to visit during 2020.

Train passengers are facing disruption during the evening commute following a points failure between London Liverpool Street and Stratford.

Two cars have been involved in a crash on the outskirts of Stowmarket, with the driver of the van fleeing on foot.

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Community sport

Yesterday, 14:44

At the end of a brilliantly sunny day of cyclo-cross at World Horse Welfare in Snetterton, James Madgwick raced to the Senior win over a fast-drying course, writes Fergus Muir.

In his latest look at happenings at Portman Road MIKE BACON hopes Town's young players stay at the club....

Join host MIKE BACON and co-host CARL MARSTON for a one-off special with AFC Sudbury manager Mark Morsley.

Stowmarket Town 7 Ely City 1

BetVictor South Premier Central

Needham Market 1

Nuneaton Borough 3

The Marketmen came into this game looking to make it three home wins out of three in 2020, but they were unable to match the dogged performance produced by the Midlands outfit, writes Paul Munn.

Join host MIKE BACON and co-host CARL MARSTON as they look into their crystal ball.

Newmarket Town are enjoying a fine season in Thurlow Nunn Premier and are up to second after an impressive run of results.

Stowmarket Town defender Tom Bullard has said his side will be going for it 'on all fronts' as the old Gold and Blacks continue their extraordinary season.

Stowmarket Town have been drawn away at Wroxham in the last 16 of the FA Vase, following this lunchtime's fifth round draw.

A rugby match honouring a soldier who died ten years ago in Afghanistan raised more than £1,000 for charity.

Woodbridge Town captain Sean Rea is hoping his side's FA Vase performances can see them through to the last 16 of this season's competition.

Faced with some fiendish off-camber corners in the Stow Scramble at Haughley, women's winner Imogen Chastell did not hesitate to dismount and run, swirling her bike round in her wake, writes Fergus Muir.

Nico Covatti is the sixth member of Ipswich 'Tru Plant' Witches team of 2020, writes Henry Chard.

MIKE BACON takes a look at the goings-on at Ipswich Town and admits it's tough going right now!

A 'phenomenal' number of runners kick-started the new year with a morning run beside the sea - and smashed a record along the way.

Ipswich Witches have reached seven major finals in the past decade and lost them all. It's been frustrating... But still entertaining. MIKE BACON looks back.

It was a sensational speedway season for Ipswich Witches in 2019. MIKE BACON looks back...

BetVictor Southern Premier Central

Needham Market 1

St Ives Town 1

Another frustrating day for the Marketmen at Bloomfields, as they had the lion's share of possession and created a hatful of chances but could not see off St Ives, who earned a point with a late leveller, writes Paul Munn.

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