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It is GCSE Results Day today. With numbers replacing letters in some GCSE results this year, reflecting a new tougher curriculum, here is a guide to the new system for parents in Suffolk and Essex.

Highways chiefs have now reopened the A14 westbound at Stowmarket after it was shut to make emergency repairs to a bridge between Tot Hill and Stowmarket.

Plans to close down a Thetford care home are being mooted in a bid to save money.

Police are urging residents to be vigilant in their own home security following a spate of burglaries in the west of the county over the last month.

Police are investigating a ram raid in the village of Kedington, near Haverhill, which happened last night.

A man was found barely conscious in a playground in Bury St Edmunds last night after suffering life-threatening injuries which police are treating as unexplained.

Get your plans ready for the Bank Holiday Weekend by taking a look at our list of fun things to do around Suffolk and north Essex this Friday, August 25, to Monday, August 28.

Six people have been arrested, five on suspicion of supplying drugs, after a knife attack near Newmarket station saw two people rushsed to hospital.

An award-winning photography studio near Bury St Edmunds is raising funds for a hospice based in the town by offering a package for families in return for a donation.

A fun run and a bushtucker trial-style eating contest helped two friends raise more than £2,000 for a Bury St Edmunds-based hospice.

An addiction charity is hoping to secure its future for another 20 years after announcing the sale their iconic premises on Risbygate Street, Bury St Edmunds.

A “career criminal” who broke into a house in Bury St Edmunds while the owners were on holiday has been jailed for more than two years.

A charity bike run is being held to raise money for a Colchester toddler to have medical treatment in America.

East Anglians have been described as social media savvy after a survey revealed that they are the least likely to post about their holiday on Facebook.

A Bury St Edmunds student is following in the footsteps of some of Britain’s biggest sporting stars after being selected for the athletics squad at the 2017 School Games.

Ahead of GCSE Results Day tomorrow, we are asking Suffolk and Essex parents about how their children felt in the run-up to GCSEs earlier this year.

A presentation and tea party for elderly participants of a Bury St Edmunds gardening competition took place last week.

Large engineering works in Ipswich have employed thousands of people - now many of the companies have gone, writes David Kindred.

NHS bosses have announced a new wave of funding to boost the number of GPs across East Anglia.

A blast of tropical air which was meant to ensure the east of England basked in higher temperatures has failed to revive an already dwindling British summer, forecasters have said.

The second phase of a multi-million pound project to make travelling in Bury St Edmunds easier for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians will start next month.

Legendary entertainer Sir Bruce Forsyth was known for his numerous catchphrases, but how many can you complete?

It was Charlie Dalton’s real life challenge of raising his family and running a business that nudged him into being a manufacturer of high quality home offices.

A staff member at a convenience store in Red Lodge which was ram raided for the second time this year says the incident “makes you not want to do the job anymore”.

More than 250 costumed Tudors can be seen at Kentwell Hall in Long Melford until August 28 as part of a “hands-on” recreation event.

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Bury St Edmunds captain, Sean Park, had slammed his side for a “lack of application” following the previous weekend’s six-wicket defeat at league leaders Sudbury, when they had been skittled out for just 79.

Ipswich Town lost 2-1 at Crystal Palace in the Carabao Cup second round, on Tuesday night.

Five-handicap Mel Pipe set a new course record off the Felixstowe Ferry black tees of five under par 67 in his second round in the Coronation Cup.

Bury St Edmunds, having spent virtually the whole season on the bottom rung of the East Anglian Premier League, have clambered off the basement with just four matches remaining.

There’s a West Suffolk derby clash in the next round of the FA Cup.

National League

Mildenhall Fen Tigers 55

Lakeside Hammers 34

After a difficult fortnight on and off the track the Mildenhall Fen Tigers clawed their way back into the play-off picture with a performance of speed and aggression that left the Lakeside Hammers wondering what had hit them.

Paul Whiting is the new Suffolk Senior champion. He won the Geoffrey Barnard Trophy with a level par round of 69 at Bungay and Waveney Valley, his home course.

It was a mixed bag for Suffolk sides in the FA Cup over the weekend.

The five-star Blues are bursting with confidence!

CHRIS BRAMMER shares his Ipswich Town ratings from the Blues’ 2-0 victory over Brentford on Saturday.

Join In: Matchday Live: Re-live Ipswich Town 2 Brentford 0

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Ipswich Town defeated Brentford 2-0 at Portman Road on Saturday afternoon, thanks to goals from Martyn Waghorn and Joe Garner.

The Blues kept up their scintillating start to the season with a 2-0 home win over Brentford on Saturday afternoon.

Bury Town, fresh from a superb 6-0 win at Hertford in midweek, return to Ram Meadow for some FA Cup action tomorrow afternoon, against fellow Bostik North opponents Tilbury in a preliminary round tie.

Felixstowe & Suffolk Bowls Club dominated this year’s Suffolk Bowls (BE) County Competition Finals, taking three of the 12 county titles being played for and providing three of the runner-up places.

Suffolk Muay Thai fighter Joe Le Maire has just returned from a year spent training and fighting for the Sumalee Boxing Gym in Phuket, Thailand. In his final column, he gives an insight into what life is like as a sponsored fighter in the home of the sport...

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