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As the deadline for Stars of Suffolk nominations approaches, organiser Mick Parker is looking ahead to the “emotional and wonderful” annual ceremony that brings together the county’s unsung heroes for one night of celebration.

A motorist who consumed a cocktail of drugs before causing a crash on a Suffolk road which left a woman with “life-changing injuries” has been jailed for 28 months.

Suffolk nursing home owners say they are thrilled after one of their homes was awarded a coveted top rating by inspectors.

Officials behind the Stars of Suffolk awards are urging people to make nominations for carer of the year.

It is some time since the Labour Party went into a conference season with swagger and confidence – this year they very much do.

A top barrister from Suffolk has spoken out in a planning row over proposals for a multi-million pound expansion he fears may threaten the tranquillity of Constable Country.

Doctors anticipating a severe outbreak of flu this winter are desperately urging vulnerable people in Suffolk to get vaccinated against the virus.

The latest version of the iPhone, the 8 and 8 Plus went on sale for the first time this morning.

Go for regular eye tests – it could not only save your sight, but also your life. This is the message being pushed by campaigners across Suffolk and Essex during National Eye Health Week, from September 18-24.

The Bury St Edmunds’ branch of building supplies firm Ridgeons is donating £1,000 worth of construction materials and building tools to help people on the Caribbean island of Barbuda rebuild homes in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

Controversial plans for a £20 million waste hub on the outskirts of Bury St Edmunds have been approved.

Sunshine is set to pour down on Suffolk this weekend – bringing a summer feel back to the county just in time for one of the biggest sporting events of the year.

A long-awaited Bury St Edmunds relief road, which will “unlock land” to create thousands of jobs and attract millions of pounds of investment, is set to open next week.

Essex libraries have launched a checklist to help parents and children get the most out of their local library.

The most popular baby names for 2016 in England and Wales have been revealed with Olivia and Oliver being ranked as the number one choices.

With the weekend only a few days away you might be wondering how you are going to spend it, check out our what’s on guide for events near you.

The founder of a charity that supports sexually abused children in Suffolk has given an insight into what it’s like working in this harrowing field as the organisation marks its fifth birthday.

A former 400m runner from Suffolk who had to stop competing after suffering a heart attack has managed to get her health back on track and has the Great East Run in her sights.

Controversial plans for hundreds of new homes and a primary school in Lakenheath have been given the green light after the government decided not to intervene.

Pop star Cher has supported the campaign seeking to find RAF airman Corrie McKeague, who went missing in Bury St Edmunds almost a year ago.

A proposed merger of two authorities to create a new West Suffolk Council has the support of local residents and businesses, according to a new report.

A dog agility show was one of the highlights of this year’s Drinkstone village fete and hundreds of people turned out to enjoy the various attractions.

A Sudbury 24-year-old who jacked in her comfortable office job and promotion to pursue her dream career in filmmaking landed work on the latest Ridley Scott blockbuster just two months after making the big decision.

Witnesses to a crash in north Suffolk in which a cyclist suffered serious head injuries are asked to contact police.

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It’s been a dream start for AFC Sudbury caretaker boss Danny Laws at AFC Sudbury.

Head coach, Ollie Smith, admits that his new-look Bury St Edmunds side face their “first proper test” this weekend, with tomorrow’s National League Two South away fixture at Barnstaple (kick-off 2.30pm).

Olympic gold medallist Sally Gunnell will be the guest speaker at the inaugural West Suffolk Sports awards later this month.

Bury St Edmunds avoided finishing bottom of the East Anglian Premier League, after their home match against Cambridge Granta, and basement dwellers Horsford’s game at Great Witchingham, ended in ‘no results’ due to the wet weather.

AFC Sudbury caretaker boss Danny Laws is quite looking forward to his side’s long trip to Truro in the Third Qualifying Round of the FA Cup.

Cameron Heeps will miss the Witches play-off semi-final clashes with Edinburgh Monarchs this week.

Bury clawed their way back from a 20-9 deficit to grab a much-needed victory against Old Redcliffians at The Haberden.

Ben Chenery believes his Bury Town side still have more to offer, despite last Saturday’s 6-1 home win against Tilbury and the midweek victory at Norwich United.

Bury St Edmunds head coach, Ollie Smith, wants his players to put “smiles on the faces of Bury supporters” during tomorrow’s home match against bottom club Old Redcliffians (kick-off 3pm).

The Mildenhall Fen Tigers are back on the road tomorrow as they head to Arlington Stadium to face the Eastbourne Eagles.

Former Bury Town goalkeeper Nick Pope has described the emotions he went through making his Premier League bow last weekend, as he prepares for his full debut at Anfield tomorrow afternoon.

Sports reporter CHRIS BRAMMER is leaving the EADT and Ipswich Star after six years. In this feature, Chris recalls some of his fondest moments and talks about some of the people that made his job so special

New Premier League star Nick Pope ensured he didn’t forget his roots after making his top-flight debut for Burnley at the weekend.

Leiston goalkeeper Marcus Garnham has hailed former Ipswich Town youngster, Nick Pope’s ‘unbelievable’ rise to the Premier League and believes his story can inspire kids of all ages.

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