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Yesterday, 16:55

The family of a seven-year-old girl from Bury St Edmunds in urgent need of a stem cell transplant is calling for as many people as possible to join the register.

The family of missing man Corrie McKeague believe a criminal investigation should take place if he is not found by police searching landfill for the RAF gunner.

The travellers who set up camp on the popular Nowton Park in Bury St Edmunds have left after a week’s stay.

The location of where new car parking spaces could go in Bury St Edmunds will be revealed as part of work to improve the town centre.

A west Suffolk-based school which provides training and support to teachers has appointed a new director.

A “stunning” £10,000 sum has been gifted by a mystery donor to help replace a charity’s stolen Rural Coffee Caravan - taking the campaign to more than half way.

The decision on a controversial new waste hub on the outskirts of Bury St Edmunds has been delayed again after councillors failed to reach an agreement following a specially convened four-hour meeting.

Four parks in St Edmundsbury have all retained their prestigious Green Flag status in recognition of their high standards and visitor facilities.

A paramedic for the East of England Ambulance Service has been suspended for six months on grounds of misconduct for failing to provide the correct care to a patient whose heart had stopped.

A newly opened Bury St Edmunds school rounded off its first academic year in style by winning a prestigious cheerleading competition.

Police are warning residents to remain vigilant following reports of rogue traders operating in Newmarket.

When the sun finally comes out it is great to have a day in the park and there are plenty to choose from in Suffolk and north Essex. Here are seven of our favourites.

Fresher, cooler temperatures will be felt across the region on Thursday and Friday – a welcome relief from today’s humid conditions.

Pubs and brewing group Greene King is to be the new official ale partner of Premiership rugby club Gloucester.

A man who died when he was hit by a car on a dual carriageway in Suffolk has been named by police.

Trains passing through Needham Market are cancelled because a vehicle has struck a railway bridge.

A phenomenal thunder and lightning storm in the early hours of this morning has left a devastating impact across the region, sparking fires, power cuts and travel problems.

New owners for residential care home Ixworth Court, Ixworth.

Three friends have relaunched a country fair in Long Melford with the hope of resurrecting the event on an annual basis.

Hundreds of disability benefit claimants in Suffolk and north Essex, including terminally ill cancer patients, were forced to attend tribunals to get the support they were entitled to.

With only 32 days before the festival kicks off, let’s remind ourselves of the line-up of V Festival.

Emergency services have been called to a collision in Newmarket this afternoon.

One third of people living with dementia in Suffolk and north-east Essex have not had a diagnosis, new NHS figures reveal.

A talented young actor and musician from near Bury St Edmunds has launched a crowdfunding bid to help fund his next step on the road to stardom.

A 34-year-old who man who held a knife to a woman’s neck and threatened to kill her if she didn’t tell him who his ex-girlfriend had been sleeping with has been jailed for five years.

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Yesterday, 18:39

New Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club head coach, Ollie Smith, is excited about the prospect of taking the club forward to the next level.

Alex Oxley continues to re-write the record books, writes Nick Garnham.

Mountain bike racing returned to Hill Farm, Hintlesham, where the high speed, power-demanding conditions were quite different from the mud-plug riders faced when the MSG Series was last there in March 2016.

James Reiss has named a competitive Aldeburgh squad for the visit of Felixstowe Ferry in the quarter-final of the Stenson Shield on Saturday. It promises to be a keenly-fought match. Reiss misses the match because of a wedding, so Roger Taylor takes over as captain.

Former British & Irish Lion and England international Ollie Smith has been revealed as the new head coach at Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club.

Next week both the Suffolk men’s and ladies’ teams travel to compete in this year’s Summer Aegon County Cup Competition.

Ipswich Town fans seem to agree with Mick McCarthy’s decision not to offer former Newcastle United centre-half Steven Taylor a new deal.

Bury St Edmunds captain, Sean Park, still believes that his side can engineer an escape from the clutches of relegation, despite failing to win for the 12th time from 13 starts in the East Anglian Premier League , at home to Horsford on Saturday.

Culford School’s under 18 boys have lifted the LTA National Schools Team Tennis Championships for the first time.

Richard Neal has been appointed as the new chief executive of Suffolk FA.

In his latest Bacon’s Bites, Mike Bacon discusses The Open, the media storm surrounding Andy Murray’s correction of a journalist following his Wimbledon loss and brave Bradley Lowery.

After being the bridesmaid on countless occasions, Roly Poly came of age when completing a Group-race double for trainer Aidan O’Brien and jockey Ryan Moore at Newmarket with victory in the Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes.

Students from County Upper School in Bury St Edmunds have earned an exciting sporting experience watching the world’s best golfers at The Open Championship at Royal Birkdale.

The trainee structural engineer from Stonham Parva had barely a yard in hand over the short-distance grass track champion from Chelmsford whose sprint is not to be sniffed at.

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