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Yesterday, 07:00

Radical changes are needed to make a Bury St Edmunds pedestrian zone safer for those corssing between the modern Arc shopping centre and the historic part of the town centre, it has been claimed.

Our judging panel put Christmas food from the supermarkets to the test.

Firefighters in Suffolk were called to a chip pan fire at a house in Great Ashfield this evening.

You would be forgiven for thinking Kenny and Keith Meekins are the same person.

The county court has banned a 59-year-old Bury St Edmunds builder from directing a company after he “dodged taxes and failed to keep accounting records”.

When the weather outside is as cold as it has been in Suffolk and Essex over the past few days, the temptation can be to stay at home over the weekend and take up residence in front of the TV.

Patients are set to face higher parking charges at West Suffolk Hospital, as rates go up across the board.

A glamorous Christmas party with the stars of hit ITV series The Only Way Is Essex takes place in Suffolk tomorrow.

Police are investigating a burglary in Bury St Edmunds where thousands of pounds in cash and jewellery were stolen.

Cheaper parking and shorter queues are just two of the benefits of shopping later in the day, and this Christmas stores across Suffolk and north Essex will be staying open later for some festive retail therapy.

The Princess Royal officially opened a £3.1million affordable housing project in Bury St Edmunds today (December 1).

Are you struggling to think of something to buy your loved one this Christmas? Don’t worry, we have put together a list of 14 gift ideas for the person in your life who already has everything they need.

Police, fire and ambulance crews were called to a crash on the A11 this morning.

The sudden death of a young, creative and charitable Suffolk architect has left a community in shock, as tributes pour in to the Lego-mad classic-car enthusiast from Bury St Edmunds.

The huge popularity of the Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre has been underlined once again after new statistics showed a 7% rise in the number of visitors from last year.

A west Suffolk print and translation business has gone into liquidation with the loss of seven jobs.

No more major maintenance work will need to take place at St Edmundsbury Cathedral for the next 100 years, it has been claimed, thanks to a £350,000 grant received this week.

Remember Teddy the Maltese? Last Christmas the pampered Ipswich pooch melted hearts with his Father Christmas outfits and was named the winner of our annual Santa Paws competition.

Singer Jess Glynne is set for Newmarket Nights return in 2017 after her sell out show this year, it has been announced.

Families in Ipswich, Felixstowe, Bury St Edmunds, Stowmarket, Woodbridge and Newmarket will be expecting a visit from a naughty little elf tonight as the Christmas tradition continues.

A big day for education in west Suffolk has seen the county’s newest secondary school open the doors to its striking multi-million pound home in Bury St Edmunds.

Parts of Suffolk shivered in temperatures as low as -4C (24.8F) overnight – and it is set to get even colder tonight.

A father-of-two and popular children’s football referee who died in a head-on collision near Haverhill collapsed at the wheel moments before the crash, his inquest heard.

An errant cockerel spotted on CCTV wandering the streets of Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre has been picked up by the cops.

A “much-loved father” who died after a car crash in Newmarket may have fallen asleep at the wheel just prior to the accident.

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Mon, 17:19

The Touchline SIL Senior Division side is guaranteed at least one representative in the semi-finals of this season’s Suffolk FA Senior Cup.

The clubhouse at Bury Town Football Club was evacuated on Wednesday night after a fire broke out in the kitchen.

An injured Newmarket jockey has been moved out of intensive care but says he has a “long road” in front of him.

National League Two South

Bury St Edmunds 12

Barnes 10

A dramatic last-gasp penalty from Scott Lyle snatched the victory for Bury at a dank and drizzly Greene King IPA Haberden.

Suffolk’s Joe Le Maire is one of the best young Thai Boxers in England. For the next year, he’ll be living and fighting in Thailand, the home of the sport, and every month he’ll be writing a diary about his experiences. Here, in his second diary entry, he has exciting news.

The racing community has rallied round a Newmarket jockey and raised an incredible £273,000 after a four-horse fall left him paralysed.

Two goals from Ollie Snaith gave Needham Market a 2-0 victory at Bury Town in the second round of the Alan Turvey Trophy (League Cup), at Ram Meadow, on Tuesday night.

With swimmers starting the hunt for county, regional and national qualifying times ahead of these championships next year, clubs turned out in force at one east Suffolk side’s open meet last month.

Three swimmers from Newmarket and District SC made the journey to Sheffield as part of the Suffolk squad competing in the National County Team Championships.

Hundreds of people have been in Newmarket today for a special visit by the monarch.

It is a sporting story straight out of a Hollywood script.

Ryman League Premier rivals Needham Market and AFC Sudbury will meet in the quarter-finals of this season’s Suffolk FA Premier Cup.

It took an 85th-minute goal from Thurlow Nunn Premier Division league leaders Mildenhall to snatch a deserved victory against a resilient Hadleigh side, whose rearguard performance frustrated the visitors for long spells.

An early strike from Adam Scotcher was enough to see the Hertfordshire visitors progress in a bad-tempered affair which saw Walsham finish the game with 10 men.

Bury Town could be on top of the Ryman North table come 5pm this evening, if they manager to topple current leaders, Phoenix Sports, in Kent today.

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