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Yesterday, 16:40

Emergency services were sent to the scene of a crash on the A14 in west Suffolk this afternoon.

With the clock ticking last minute plans are being made for the annual Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre which is set to attract record crowds this year.

Tributes have been paid to a 30-year-old father of four who died in a crash near Thetford on Sunday.

The appeal to raise £500,000 to fund the creation of a new heart centre at the West Suffolk Hospital, in Bury St Edmunds, is taking to the road this week.

A charity has composed a list of 24 things you can do this advent to make a difference.

The “inspirational” man who recognised the vital need for end-of-life care and support across West Suffolk over 30 years ago has died at his home in Bury St Edmunds.

A former winner of the Eurovision Song Contest and her French composer, musician, and arranger of songs and film music, were two high profile visitors to Bury St Edmunds to help mark the St Edmunds Day celebrations.

The boss of the region’s failing mental health trust has set out areas the organisation will focus on in order to recover.

It was a wonderful, fantastic combination of music which spanned jazz, latin and African influences.

A £4 million deal has been struck by St Edmundsbury Borough Council to buy a 3.26 acre warehouse in Bury St Edmunds.

A man died after two cars were involved in a collision near Thetford.

Bury St Edmunds was awash with flags and bunting at the weekend as the town paid its own special tribute to the original patron saint of England.

Bury St Edmunds-based brewer Greene King showcased its iconic London pubs on a float at this year’s Lord Mayor’s Show.

Specialist officers searching a landfill for missing RAF airman Corrie McKeague have still found any rubbish dated from when the 23-year-old went missing – nearly a month since the hunt restarted.

Volunteers are being urged to get involved with a project which will bring the history of the Guildhall in Bury St Edmunds to life.

Tonight’s Lotto draw has an estimated £18.1 million jackpot after no ticket holders scooped Wednesday’s top prize.

Thousands of people turned out for festive light switch-on events in Suffolk and north Essex this week.

How well have you been keeping up with the region’s news in the last week? Find out with our East Anglia news round-up quiz.

Police in Bury St Edmunds cracked down on illegal parking in the town this week by issuing 117 fixed penalty notices in one day.

A Risby mother-of-two says she “has been given a new start” thanks to a housing association scheme in the west Suffolk village.

A woman had to be freed from her vehicle by firefighters after it was involved in a crash in Suffolk.

Mystery surrounds the death of a 52-year-old woman from Suffolk as a post-mortem examination on her body has come back “inconclusive”.

A Parkrun enthusiast who was raced in every country in the world which has the event took on the Bury St Edmunds course at the weekend.

Pop on your Christmas jumper and get ready to feel festive at one of these Suffolk and north Essex Christmas markets.

A Suffolk doctor punched a shark on the nose to escape its jaws while surfing off the Australian coast with friends.

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Community sport

Yesterday, 10:56

Next year promises to be a big one for Suffolk fighting prodigy Hannah Turner.

Newmarket Town manager Kevin Grainger would love to emulate last year’s feat and reach the semi-final stage of this season’s Omni Freight Services Suffolk Premier Cup.

Haverhill players dominated the Suffolk Winter Alliance meeting at Southwold last week.

Senior Cup

Bury Foxes 50

Wellingborough 5

The Bury Foxes continued their excellent run of form with an assured display against Wellingborough in the Senior Cup, writes Natalie Palmer.

In the Bostik League, Reece Dobson bagged a brace to grab AFC Sudbury a share of the points at Waltham Abbey.

Walsham-le-Willows enjoyed a fine 4-0 home win over Wivenhoe Town on Saturday.

Bostik North

Bury Town 0

Bowers & Pitsea 0

Bury Town were looking for a win at Ram Meadow following their mid-week defeat at leaders Dereham, but were hugely frustrated by an Essex side that came for a point, writes John Campany.

Mike Bacon discusses Suffolk FA’s decision to scrap extra-time in their cup competitions and Italy’s World Cup demise in his weekly column.

Athletics correspondent Carl Marston is travelling around the region (and beyond!), running in different Parkruns.

Bury Town face a crunch game at Ram Meadow on Saturday, with manager Ben Chenery looking for his side to get Tuesday night’s defeat at Dereham out of their system.

Stephen James (Renvale RT) took his fifth successive league win in the Hempton Senior cyclo-cross despite losing over a minute when debris stuck in an obscure part of his bike’s transmission.

Both John Gosden and Frankie Dettori are eagerly anticipating a clash between their stable stars Enable and Cracksman in 2018.

Dereham Town 2 Bury Town 0

Having seen off one of the best fighters in the country at his weight, Suffolk Thai boxing talent Joe Le Maire is targeting a spot at the World Championships – and potentially an Olympic medal later in his career.

The best of the county’s sporting talent was celebrated at the Suffolk Sports Awards at Kesgrave Hall, writes Elaine Anderson-Browne.

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