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History has repeated itself after a Suffolk barley grower scooped a coveted industry award.

The Home Office will help towards the cost of the search for missing RAF serviceman Corrie McKeague, Suffolk’s police and crime commissioner has announced.

Crowds queued from around 4am this morning to get the first look of a brand new home and leisure superstore in Bury St Edmunds.

A motion for a full council debate over controversial plans to shake up free school transport has been voted down – despite youngsters as young as 11 making representations in person.

Babergh District Council has the third highest gender pay gap of all local authorities in the country to have submitted their results so far, according to latest figures.

Pharmacies can provide health advice so you do not end up calling on A&E simply because your GP surgery is closed.

Roads across the country – including East Anglia – are facing a crisis after this winter’s storms according to a new report by the body which represents road engineering companies.

Ambitions to integrate health services across Suffolk and north-east Essex have taken another leap forward as plans for joint budgeting emerge.

A headteacher has spoken of the importance of reporting inappropriate behaviour after a Suffolk teacher was banned from the profession for life for sending sexually-motivated messages to former pupils.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue said that they had been called at around 2.45pm to a two storey building on Northgate Street in Bury.

A group of hardy volunteers from Stowmarket have showed their mettle by clearing over 50kg of waste from the banks of the River Gipping.

Suffolk gritting teams have had to spread twice as much salt on the county’s roads this winter, as latest figures reveal that nearly 150,000 miles of road have been covered – the equivalent of six trips around the globe.

Suffolk Constabulary has been rated ‘good’ by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) for its overall effectiveness in a report published today.

A McDonalds branch in Beccles said neigh to a customer who attempted to ride through the drive-thru on horseback.

Staff at West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds participated in a campaign which stresses the importance of introductions in healthcare.

New data reveals the top companies to work for in the UK it includes HSBC, Facebook and Lloyds.

Suffolk children are facing delays longer than six months for mental health support due to NHS staff shortages, it has been revealed.

A cycle shop manager from west Suffolk hanged himself while on police bail, an inquest heard.

Police are appealing for witnesses to a theft that took place in Beck Row earlier this month.

High street fashion retailer New Look has confirmed it will close 60 of its stores.

A 17-year-old boy has been charged with intent to cause GBH following a stabbing in Bury St Edmunds on Tuesday evening.

Education bosses in Suffolk have said a culture of parental preference has left more than 82% of the county’s schools with unfilled places, while the most popular are continually oversubscribed.

Thousands of runners will take their place on the starting line at the Colchester Half Marathon this weekend, but don’t be late!

With only 11 days to go until Easter we take a look at the most unusual eggs on the high street.

An eyewitness to the raid on a Co-op store in West Suffolk has spoken of the problems police face attending incidents in rural locations.

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Mildenhall Fen Tigers faced the press today at a sunny West Row. There have been plenty of changes in the winter for the Fen Tigers personnel. MIKE BACON went along to find out more.

Bury Town 2 Heybridge Swifts 1

Ipswich Witches returning star Nico Covatti wondered if his speedway career was over after last season’s horrific crash at Redcar.

Fighting a vastly experienced opponent at an iconic British sporting venue in front of a live TV audience of 100 million is not what you’d expect from your average 18-year-old.

AFC Sudbury boss Mark Morsley has hit out at a ‘minority’ of fans who appear unhappy he is in charge at King’s Marsh Stadium.

Suffolk’s Owen Pick wants nothing more than to forget all about his performances at his maiden Winter Paralympic Games, writes Ross Lawson.

Bury St Edmunds new head coach, Jon Curry, admitted that his new charges were “very poor” during his first match at the helm, an 18-27 home defeat to Henley Hawks last Saturday.

Keith Preston and Lawrence Dodd have completed their Suffolk junior winter coaching programme for the most talented teenagers Suffolk have produced for many years.

Constant attacks and splits made the 2018 Jock Wadley Memorial Road Race a memorable edition with riders attacking, and groups forming and disintegrating several times before the race was finally won from a two-man break by Mikey Mottram of the Morvello-Basso team.

Bury Town boss Ben Chenery praised the character of his players for giving the club’s supporters ‘something to shout about’ after reaching the final of the Omni Freight Services Suffolk Premier Cup, writes Nick Garnham.

Bury Town 0 Needham Market 0 (Bury win 5-4 on penalties)

Ipswich Witches held their 2018 press launch today. MIKE BACON went along to find out the mood in the camp after an exciting 2017 season

TIM HENMAN was in Suffolk this week – coaching stars of the future at Culford School. MIKE BACON went along to talk to the former British No.1

Bury Town manager Ben Chenery says the opportunity to potentially play at Portman Road is a ‘huge carrot’ for his players.

“Unbelievable. What a game. Brimming with pride.”

That was Gym United player-manager Matt Morton’s reaction to his side reaching the final of this season’s FA Sunday Cup, writes Nick Garnham.

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