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Yesterday, 23:51

A regional search and rescue organisation dedicated to finding missing people now has three new dogs in its team.

Around 30 people took to the streets in Bury St Edmunds this afternoon to make a stand over violence against women.

A police union boss has condemned a spike in ‘vile’ attacks on officers in Suffolk as latest figures reveal a 265% rise in more violent assaults.

A 23-year-old man from Bury St Edmunds, who was named as being missing earlier today by police, was located this afternoon.

School choirs from across Suffolk are fine-tuning their performances for competition with the Great EACH Choir Off now just a few days away.

Plans to transfer ownership of a major country park in Suffolk – which sees around £175,000 visitors a year – have been backed by councillors.

This year marks the fifth anniversary of the £1.2 million restoration of a medieval church in the grounds of Ickworth House.

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Sixty acts across 15 venues ... that’s the scale of this year’s Bury St Edmunds Festival which is set to attract thousands of people to the town during the Spring.

A group of business and retail students at West Suffolk College are staging a takeover of six charity shops in Bury St Edmunds with the aim of bringing in more cash.

Cockney Rebel singer and musician Steve Harley is the latest to be affected by ambulance wait times, after waiting three hours and ten minutes after injuring his leg on Thursday.

A woman has been flown to hospital with serious injuries after a two-vehicle crash on the A1071 between Boxford and Hadleigh this afternoon.

Emergency services have attended the scene of a car on its roof near in the village of Barrow near Bury St Edmunds.

Questions are being asked as to why a primary school, rated ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted last year, could be taken over by a trust from Cambridgeshire, rather than one across the road.

Children in Suffolk who grow up in areas that have the greatest literacy challenges are also likely to live much shorter lives than their peers, the first study of its kind has shown.

A driver was lucky to escape serious injury after her car ended up on its roof in a single-vehicle crash in Mildenhall in west Suffolk on Thursday night.

A prisoner and a member of staff were treated by paramedics after a fire at HM Prison Highpoint South in Stradishall in west Suffolk tonight.

Question marks have been raised over the strength of Visit Suffolk’s campaigns to attract visitors to the county, as those funding it fail to commit to cash beyond March next year.

Nearly £5,000 was raised following a football match which celebrated the lives of two friends who were tragically killed in a crash near Sudbury last year.

A woman is in hospital with suspected serious injuries after a collision at a petrol station in Haverhill.

A campaign has been launched to provide a new war memorial in a Suffolk village ready to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War in November this year.

Mendlesham Post Office has announced it will be moving to a new premises on Old Market Street, with plans to offer an extra 18 hours service per week.

Firefighters freed a man at a building site near Newmarket this morning after he became trapped under some roofing.

Two vehicles were involved in a crash near a west Suffolk business park this morning.

Laughter, mystery and intrigue are promised at four village halls in Suffolk with the Theatre Royal’s Murder At... performances.

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Yesterday, 10:17

‘Home, sweet home,’ has certainly applied to Bury St Edmunds this season.

Chelmsford teenager Mitch Powell was at the British Cycling Awards Ceremony in Birmingham at the weekend to receive the splendid trophy for winning the National Short Distance Grass Track Series.

This could be a big weekend for several of the top clubs, and for some at the wrong end of the table.

Ipswich Town fans have been urged to get behind the Blues and stop creating “dead atmospheres” ahead of the East Anglian derby. Meanwhile, see our photo gallery of the event - can you spot your child?

Gym United Manager Matt Morton has hailed his side’s togetherness after they became only the second Suffolk team to reach the semi-finals of the FA Sunday Cup, writes Nick Garnham.

Suffolk skiing sensations Honor Bartlett and Tilly Black both started their weeks off with a bang at the English Alpine Championships with Bartlett claiming third and Black taking fourth in the girls Super-G, writes Richard Dore.

Felixstowe Ferry’s Glen Davis and Gary Howard defied the bitterly cold weather to win the better ball prize in Southwold’s Suffolk Winter Alliance meeting.

National League Two South

Worthing Raiders 24

Bury St Edmunds 18

Bury started the game very well, but were made to pay for ill discipline late in the second half as they lost on the road at Worthing, writes Mark Wapshott.

Thurlow Nunn Premier

Haverhill Borough 0

Stowmarket Town 6

Stowmarket Town made it eight wins in a row after easing past Haverhill Borough 6-0 at the New Croft on Saturday, writes Alex Moss.

Bostik North

Bury Town 2

Mildenhall Town 1

Bury won this feisty Bostik North local derby on a Ram Meadow pitch that was heavy from the outset and deteriorated as the match progressed, writes John Campany.

Former Ipswich Town footballer Kieron Dyer has revealed details of sexual abuse he suffered as a boy.

Suffolk super-horse Frankel is 10 years old today.

Bury St Edmunds will be looking to build on their two recent encouraging performances, against Redruth and Taunton, when they travel to the south coast to take on Worthing Raiders in the National League Two South today (kick-off 2pm).

Mike Bacon takes a look at why 3G pitches are not loved by everyone. Also, are we going to witness a Tiger Woods comeback to rival any other sporting return?

Riders in West Suffolk Wheelers’ Suffolk Punch reliability trials faced a challenging morning in the hilliest parts of Suffolk, climbing and descending through villages like Ashley, Ousden, Whepstead and Hawkedon while playing hide-and-seek with a cold north-east wind, writes Fergus Muir.

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