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Yesterday, 15:27

A lamppost was reported to be blocking the road following a single vehicle collision on the A134.

The case of a mentally ill Suffolk man who is awaiting sentence for stabbing a man 65 times has been adjourned until October.

The man attempting to become the first person to swim from the obscure micro-nation of Sealand to the coast has passed the half-way point and finally spotted land on his trip to Felixstowe.

A highly-criticised system for answering non-emergency phone calls to the police has been turned around thanks to the introduction of a new call handling system, Suffolk’s top police officer has said.

A business owner and grandmother whose bag was stolen at a local supermarket has spoken of her ordeal.

Check below for five stories you should have on your radar as the day gets underway.

Police are appealing for information after two incidents of violence in Colchester which they believe are linked.

Detectives investigating an assault in Bury St Edmunds – in which two men suffered serious injuries – believe it was a targeted attack.

One person has been injured in a two vehicle collision on the A12 at Benhall, near Saxmundham.

Police have arrested two men, aged 48 and 25, in connection with two violent incidents in Colchester.

Last week this newspaper revealed that the total footfall at Suffolk’s Libraries was down by around 60,000 visits in 2017/8 from 2014/5.

Car thefts in Suffolk increased by 14% last year, according to latest police figures.

There are two planned roadworks set for the coming week with one major operation currently active and due to expand and continue until Wednesday, August 22.

If you heard the bang and fizz of fireworks but didn’t see them you probably missed the first day of the Ipswich Maritime Festival.

Yesterday East Anglia enjoyed bright and sunny spells but it looks like there could be a build-up of clouds later today.

All lanes on the A14 eastbound have now reopened following a two-vehicle crash at the Suffolk/Cambridgeshire border.

A family fun day – organised by a Suffolk mother and campaigner – was held in Bury St Edmunds to raise money for a charity fighting a deadly bug that attacks babies at birth.

The sale of household coal could be phased out and wet wood sales restricted in a bid to cut down on pollution from people lighting fireplaces in their homes.

The eighth annual One Big Multicultural Festival will be held on Sunday September 2 in Ipswich’s Alexandra Park.

Celebrity chef and TV presenter Rosemary Shrager will headline the cookery demonstrations at this year’s Newmarket Food and Drink Festival.

A married couple from Suffolk will attempt to break the record for the fastest husband and wife crossing of the English channel to raise awareness of ocean plastic pollution.

A woman who lost a third of her own weight by dropping 5st and eight dress sizes is in the running for a slimmer of the year prize.

Police were contacted shortly after 4pm yesterday by members of the public who were concerned by a glider they saw in a nearby field.

A Colchester-based tattoo artist who decided to take up medical tattooing will be taking her services to Ipswich.

We’ve had a lovely start to the day and things are looking to stay the same with a dry morning and temperatures expected to range from 22-24C across the weekend.

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Yesterday, 12:07

David Southgate, a seven-handicap player, won the Coronation Cup at his home course by nine shots from three-handicap Greg Hills at Felixstowe Ferry, writes Tony Garnett.

The Mildenhall Fen Tigers have one foot placed firmly in the KO Cup Final after a stunning display saw them defeat the Belle Vue Colts 64-25 in the first leg at West Row.

Andy Ball of Bury St Edmunds is the Suffolk senior champion. He won the Geoffrey Barnard Bowl with a round of two over par 72 at Woodbridge.

Martyn Cull will make his first appearance of the season for Suffolk in the crunch Unicorns Championship match against Lincolnshire, starting on Sunday at Ipswich School, writes Nick Garnham.

The Mid-Suffolk Road Race on the Willisham-Barking-Offton circuit was dominated by a seven-man break featuring local riders Owen Geeson (Fast Test), Stephen Clark (Ipswich BC) and Mark Powell (Stowmarket & District), writes Fergus Muir.

In his latest column, Nino Severino discusses a little-known sport in which Suffolk have one of the very best talents on earth – and the Olympic dream the national side is chasing.

Bury St Edmunds have given themselves a fighting chance of avoiding a relegation play-off, something that was almost unthinkable a fortnight ago, following a third victory of the season over Cambridge Granta on Saturday.

Suffolk referee George Byrne has spoken of his ‘immense feeling of pride’ after receiving his Match Official of the Year accolade in The FA and McDonald’s Grassroots Football Awards, writes Nick Garnham.

James Biggs of Diss has made a clean sweep of all the Suffolk Golf Union silverware for 2018, writes Tony Garnett.

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A 79th minute strike from skipper Luke Butcher salvaged a point for Mildenhall in a game where the home side could have easily taken all three, as they struck the woodwork three times and had a penalty saved, writes Dave Meeson

Sufolk race walker Callum Wilkinson suffered a disappointing day at the European Championships in Berlin as he received a disqualification in the 20km race.

Bury Town boss, Ben Chenery, has had to revamp his squad for the new season, following a number of high-profile departures over the summer.

George Fricker of Ufford Park won the Mackenzie Cup as Suffolk junior champion with a level par round of 69 at Bungay, writes Tony Garnett.

It was a hard hot day for a twelve hour time trial at the CC Breckland event and while several records fell, other attempts fell by the wayside, writes Fergus Muir.

The BBC TV cameras are heading to Suffolk this weekend as the oldest cup competition in the world kicks off.

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