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A former Bury St Edmunds man accused of sexually assaulting three schoolgirls has dismissed the allegations as “pure madness and fantasy”.

Jewellery and accessory store Claire’s is considering closing a number of stores, it has been revealed.

A woman in early 30s was left alarmed and distressed after being verbally abused by a cyclist on a street in Bury St Edmunds.

The trial of a Suffolk man accused of a £9,000 fraud is due to take place next year.

Cyclists raised money for three good causes after climbing into the saddle for a charity ride last month.

Around 200 pupils, parents and teachers attended a special ceremony last week which honoured young gardeners in Bury St Edmunds.

Bury St Edmunds’ historic Theatre Royal turns 200 next year and a fundraising walk has been planned to celebrate the special anniversary.

Girls at a Suffolk school who are backing a campaign to end period poverty have said more needs to be done to break the taboo.

A series of ‘super-surgeries’ is being explored in Suffolk which would bring a host of primary healthcare services together under one roof.

Adventurous Suffolk couple are seeking £200,000 funding to launch their camping invention - the LayBakPak.

There’s going to be more unsettled conditions across Suffolk and Essex for the most part of the week.

Two vehicles came off the carriageways on the A12 and A14 this evening during the wet weather.

Fullers Mill Garden, in West Stow, the lifetime’s work of Bernard Tickner, has attracted record visitor numbers this year.

The inquest is due to be held today into the death of a man found trapped in a drain, in Bury St Edmunds.

He was a stretcher bearer in the First World War and never fired a shot in anger.

More potholes on Suffolk’s roads are set to be repaired as part of a fresh purge of highways problems, according to roads chiefs.

Ten life-sized sitting silhouettes are proudly displayed in an historic Suffolk church ahead of a week of poignant services to mark the centenary of the First World War.

A massively generous and “incredible” £150,000 legacy has propelled the Every Heart Matters appeal towards its £500,000 target.

The number of anti-social behaviour reports in Suffolk has dropped by nearly a third.

Brisk winds hit the region today but it has been unseasonally warm for this time of the year.

Scores of Dachshund owners barking mad for their four-legged friends flocked to Southwold for a sponsored walk to support sausage dogs in crisis.

Parents, family and friends were invited to see children from the new reception class at Culford School plant a tree to mark the start of their educational journey.

A born and bred Ipswich dancer celebrating 30 years on stage has been presented with an MBE by the Queen.

A cafe in Bury St Edmunds that encourages people to talk openly about losing loved ones has reached its first anniversary.

Motorists are being warned of disruption on the A14 in Suffolk as police escort an abnormal load through the county.

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Community sport

Bury St Edmunds Director of Rugby, Jon Curry, is looking for an improved performance from his side away at struggling Old Redcliffians in National League Two South this afternoon (kick-off 3pm).

Bury Town boss, Ben Chenery, will be renewing old rivalries with new Heybridge Swifts manager Julian Dicks at Scraley Road this afternoon (3pm).

Athletics correspondent Carl Marston is travelling around the region (and beyond) running in different parkruns. This week he reviews a few of the more local events

Thetford mountain biker Lee Woodcock raced through the night to win the solo category in the One Night In Thetford 12-hour night race in the forest near Brandon.

Essex and England legend Graham Gooch regaled guests with stories from his career in the game at Copdock & Old Ipswichian Cricket Club’s Annual Presentation Evening, writes Nick Garnham.

Stowmarket Town assistant manager Paul Musgrove admitted his side had to weather an early storm before knocking higher-league Mildenhall Town out of this season’s Suffolk Premier Cup, writes Nick Garnham.

It wasn’t a great season at Foxhall Heath for Ipswich Witches. Just 13 home meetings, they failed to win a cup tie or make the play-offs. MIKE BACON takes a look at what went wrong.

Unsung heroes of the grassroots game in Suffolk were honoured at an awards ceremony at Portman Road, writes Nick Garnham.

Mildenhall Town entertain Stowmarket Town, from one division below, in a Suffolk Premier Cup tie at Recreation Way this evening, although home boss Dean Greygoose does not consider his side to necessarily be favourites to progress.

In our weekly round-up of the local rugby action, there are wins for Colchester, Woodbridge, Braintree and Chelmsford....

The latest round-up of golfing action from Tony Garnett, featuring the Suffolk Ladies inter-club finals, the opening Suffolk Winter Alliance meeting of the season and a big event at Aldeburgh.

Bostik North

Mildenhall Town 3

Heybridge Swifts 4

Julian Dicks’ first game in charge of the Swifts ended in victory, after a pulsating second half which kept the 170 spectators entertained in the miserable conditions.

Thurlow Premier

Framlingham Town 2

Newmarket Town 2

Newmarket made their first visit to Badingham Road for this Premier Division match, with both sides having registered two wins thus far in the season, writes Iain Smith.

National League Two South

Bury St Edmunds 0

Tonbridge Juddians 10

An 80th minute Will Robinson penalty denied Bury a losing bonus point in this disappointing game, writes Simon Lord.

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