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Parents have raised fresh questions about controversial changes to school transport, as some families say they will not find out if their child has a solution until just days before school starts.

A midwife is to make an impassioned plea for hospitals to pay for more childbirth assistants in a bid to vastly improve babies' and parents' health.

Children's dreams came true at a family festival at Trinity Park in Ipswich over the weekend.

Suffolk Highways has teamed up with a Finnish AI company on a pilot aiming to better assess the state of the county's roads.

A touch of Hollywood came to Suffolk when a town held its cinema-themed carnival.

Suffolk's fire service is to review its response to road traffic collisions, it has been confirmed.

As many as 12 councillors could be lost at Suffolk County Council when the next local elections are held in 2021 in a bid to save more than £128,000 a year.

Are you looking to brighten up your life with a new bird? The RSPCA in Martlesham is currently looking for homes for six Budgies, three Cockatiels and one Kakariki.

A scheme to enable volunteers to carry out low level highways work has already seen towns and parishes start work just weeks after being launched.

A senior council group leader has publicly apologised to a Labour party colleague who had complained she had been bullied by her.

Air ambulance charities in the East of England have secured a huge slice of government funding to support their life-saving work.

Roadworks which have crippled a Suffolk town are due to overrun to allow 'additional works' to take place.

Nine years after the third instalment of the Toy Story trilogy seemingly brought the series to an end, Woody, Buzz and their friends are back once again for another adventure. This time embarking on a road trip with their new owner Bonnie.

This delightful thatched cottage at Monks Eleigh, which comes complete with planning permission for a contemporary extension, is on the market for just £395,000.

Suffolk's first pagan festival is taking place at Stonham Barns, this weekend.

A £200,000 skate park has been given the go ahead in a Suffolk market town after a two year campaign driven by local parents.

Demonstrations against the northern bypass have ramped up after campaigners gathered at Suffolk County Council - but a motion for work to cease failed to gain traction.

Climate change protestors who staged a dramatic 'die-in' protest outside a Suffolk council have called on bosses to "act now" on its environmental pledges.

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

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This weekend children will be able to meet their favourite Toy Story characters and get to relax on a beach at Kidzfest at Trinity Park, Ipswich.

Tourism bosses in Bury St Edmunds are hoping for a big boost to the town's visitors, after the release date for Armando Iannucci's new Suffolk-filmed flick has been announced.

Stars of the silver screen are set to role down the red carpet as part of a film themed Carnival in Stowmarket.

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Friday, July 19, 2019

In his latest cricket column, Don Topley savours England's historic World Cup win - but wonders if it's enough to secure the future of the sport.

In the East District Cycling Association 100 mile time trial there was an epic battle for the top women's award between Kimberley Morrison and Vicky Gill.

In his latest column, Nino Severino discusses England's famous Cricket World Cup triumph, his own experiences in the sport and his admiration for one England star inparticular.

The Suffolk Premier Cup is to remain as a knock-out competition for the 2019-20 season, writes Nick Garnham.

Lee Dinmore, a six-handicap member at Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club, had an experience he will never forget at the Mercedes-Benz Golf Day at the Centurion Club in Hertfordshire.

The team at Picks from the Paddock bring you tips for all the weekend's televised racing - including the July Cup at Newmarket.

The Women's Five-Kilometre Grass Track Championship was the centrepiece of the racing at Bredfield near Woodbridge, promoted by the Plomesgate CC and drawing contestants from far afield, writes Fergus Muir.

In his latest column, Nino Severino discusses the experience of a lifetime at Wimbledon this week, as his Elena Baltacha Foundation players met some of the biggest stars in the tennis world - including the newest sensation on the circuit.

Ipswich Town have been drawn against Colchester United and Gillingham in Group A of the EFL Trophy.

Liam Fenner broke the sequence of sprinter's wins when he won the third round of evening racing at Trinity Park, Ipswich, after forging off the front of the Senior Men's field on his own, writes Fergus Muir.

Stowmarket Town assistant boss Paul Musgrove said he takes 'all the fuss' over his club's summer signings as a compliment.

Maldon professional Alex Dowsett followed up his win in British Cycling's time trial championship at Sandringham with fourth spot in Sunday's National Road Race Championships based in Norwich, writes Fergus Muir.

If you're watching Wimbledon this year, look out for Suffolk's Wendy Smith - who has been officiating at the tennis tournament since 1982.

Adam Holland, just a few hours after winning the second race in the Great Barrow 10 in 10 Marathon Challenge, surged to victory at tonight's Stowmarket Striders Friday Five.

Here's our tips for the weekend's televised horse racing, brought to you by the team at Picks from the Paddock.

A flat-out sprint gave Gemma Melton of Pedal Power Ipswich the win from Sophie Holmes (Datalynx-Parenesis) in the women's race at Trinity Park.

In his latest cricket column, Don Topley talks about England's World Cup performance so far and praises County Championship contenders Essex.

A new Facebook page has been set up to bring together runners of all ages and abilities from across Suffolk and North-East Essex, and it is already attracting big numbers.

Tony Garnett brings you all the latest news from the Suffolk and Essex golfing scene - including the Seaton Robson Trophy and Hambro Cup.

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