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A 17-year-old girl has been attacked with a machete in Stowmarket – on the same night two police officers were assaulted in the town, with one suffering a fractured eye socket and broken jaw.

A heavy police presence was spotted across several streets in Stowmarket last night, and it is believed an assault may have taken place.

Rain is forecast again today as the weather remains unsettled following the region’s driest ever May.

Sackers Waste recycling Centre is raising money for a baby bank, after the tragic discovery of a newborn baby girl’s body at the site last month, in an effort to help prevent situations like this happening again.

Two new coronavirus related deaths have been reported in Suffolk, according to the latest NHS figures.

Libraries in Suffolk are set to reopen from July - albeit with limited services during the current Covid-19 pandemic.

Communities in Suffolk are being urged to be the “eyes and ears” for children in danger, as children’s services bosses report a 50% drop in referrals.

Police are narrowing their search as they continue to investigate the discovery of a dead baby at a recycling centre.

Market traders in Hadleigh, Stowmarket and Sudbury could be eligible for a new grant to support small businesses through the Covid-19 crisis.

A race equality campaigner has spoken out against “unlawful discrimination” ahead of a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest in Ipswich.

McDonald’s has revealed five more restaurants will open their drive-thru lanes in Suffolk and Essex.

Three more McDonald’s restaurants in Suffolk have reopened as the gradual relaxing of the coronavirus lockdown continues.

Greggs stores across Suffolk could be open as soon as mid-June after the company’s trial reopening in the north-east of England was successful.

Another day, another collection of beautiful gardens from our readers across Suffolk and Essex.

The Liberal Democrat, Green and Independent group at Suffolk County Council has adopted a new leader.

Schools in Suffolk have continued to adapt to the “new normal” after reopening to more children this week as part of eased coronavirus lockdown restrictions.

Hundreds of people treated for Covid-19 infections at Suffolk and north Essex hospitals have recovered enough to return home, it has emerged.

Race campaign leaders have said ‘the time for action is now’ after a public health review shows that black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) residents are more likely to die from coronavirus.

Mental health experts in Suffolk have produced a support pack for schools to help anxious pupils through their return from coronavirus lockdown.

We have been inundated with your garden photos – has yours made it into today’s gallery?

The death toll from coronavirus at Suffolk’s care homes remains in double figures this week – but new deaths are at their lowest level since the beginning of April, figures reveal.

Suffolk children’s entertainer Robbie James will be among the first in the country to launch socially distanced children’s parties.

Incredible drone footage shows Suffolk firefighters tackling a huge blaze at a Suffolk barn in the early hours of this morning.

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Thursday, May 21, 2020

Ipswich Town legend Terry Butcher has spoken openly about his son Christopher’s struggles with mental health as part of a new campaign.

Suffolk Bowls has lost one of its greatest-ever players following the death of Derek Johnson, writes Steve Prentice.

Stowmarket Town had more to lose than most, when the Football Association initially made its decision to end the 2019-20 season, and then expunge all results following their further announcement yesterday, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Looking for a subject now that all cycle racing is suspended, I discovered that it was exactly 50 years ago, in March 1970, that men and women were first allowed to compete together in the same open cycling time trial, writes Fergus Muir.

Football writer Carl Marston talks to Stowmarket Town manager Rick Andrews and Hadleigh United boss Christian Appleford in the wake of the decision to seek termination of this season, from Steps 3 to 6

Ipswich Town won the FA Cup on May 6, 1978 when they beat Arsenal 1-0 in the Wembley final – Roger Osborne the scorer.

Here are a few pictorial memories of that wonderful ‘day in May’, and the run to the final.

Suffolk’s leading athletes Danny Rock and Helen Davies changed their half-marathon plans, late in the day due to the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak, to win the respective individual titles at the Robert Tomlinson Stowmarket Half-Marathon, held over a windswept 13.1-mile rural route from Buxall this morning.

Manager Kevin Horlock said his Needham Market players were ‘buzzing’ after reaching the semi-finals of this season’s Turners Hyundai Suffolk Premier Cup, writes Nick Garnham.

It’s not long now until the start of the Premiership speedway season and Ipswich Witches will be looking to go one better than last year when they lost in the play-off final. MIKE BACON takes a look.

Bang-in-form Brantham Athletic will travel to Stowmarket Town for their Turners Hyundai Suffolk Premier Cup quarter-final tie at Greens Meadow with ‘no fear’ this evening.

Join host MIKE BACON as he chats to Danish star Nicolai Klindt about his life on the shale.

Join MIKE BACON and CARL MARSTON as they take a look at the non-league scene.

Stowmarket Town and Liverpool might not be in the same division, but they are going toe-to-toe with each other in terms of home comforts this season.

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The postponement of the Revel Outdoors mountain bike racing, due to be held last Sunday, opens an opportunity to highlight the Sporting Courses (SPOCO) East Competition, writes Fergus Muir.

IT’S electrified the speedway scene... JASON CRUMP’S return to the UK this summer with Ipswich Witches... MIKE BACON caught up with him to speak to the 3x former World Champ...

Join host MIKE BACON and co-host CARL MARSTON as they are joined by Stowmarket Town boss Rick Andrews.

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