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Yesterday, 13:22

Police are appealing for help to find a missing 14-year-old girl who has links to Bury St Edmunds.

Four friends at an agricultural machinery makers at Bury St Edmunds are gearing up for a marathon charity ride across Europe in memory of a former colleague.

Take a look at our guide to see which pharmacies in Suffolk and north Essex which will be open this bank holiday Monday, May 28.

A man who left a 23-year-old victim from Newmarket with serious facial injuries has been jailed for 21 months.

A Suffolk MP joined in with a host of activities in Newmarket last week as part of a celebration event for a lottery-funded leisure project.

Excitement is building for the Women’s Tour as dignitaries take up the chance to ride part of the Suffolk route ahead of the main event next month.

Suffolk businesses are being encouraged to consider exporting as part of trade opportunities after Brexit.

The death of a cyclist in Great Waldingfield last week was not caused by a traffic collision, a police investigation has concluded.

There is under a month to go until Suffolk Day 2018 and people are being encouraged to get involved to celebrate everything which is great about the county.

Writer Richard Curtis had concerns that calling his new film “Suffolk Lad” may have brought some pronunciation issues, but as reporter MICHAEL STEWARD found out there is a Suffolk and Norfolk on both sides of the pond.

Police in Suffolk have launched a brand new phone system to maximise the efficiency of the non-emergency line.

Visitors to Bury St Edmunds’ market on Saturday, June 16, will have an opportunity to test their fitness and have a go at a range of activities free of charge.

Tickets are now available for a fundraising Summer Garden Party at Ickworth House, in Horringer, which is being held in aid of the estate’s church Conservation Trust.

A stoic former nurse from Suffolk has spoken about how she is adapting to life with dementia.

Suffolk Cineworld Cinemas have revealed some of the odd items they have had handed in to their lost property department - including a large amount of cash, cable ties and false teeth.

Caring staff and people who work at the West Suffolk Hospital, in Bury St Edmunds, have been honoured and celebrated at the annual Shining Lights awards.

A campaign to save a much-loved Suffolk village pub has been given a helping hand through a unique programme dedicated to supporting community ownership.

Missed by a whisker – watch for the car overtaking the cyclist as the lorry comes around the corner.

Plans for 51 affordable homes in a west Suffolk village have been put in place by the county council to offer people on low incomes the opportunity to get on the housing ladder.

No patients died as a result ambulance delays during the winter but three people did suffer severe harm, according to independent analysis.

An imaginative campaign has been kick-started to form a group to work for businesses in the heart of Haverhill which could see £1 million created to make improvements and enhance the local economy and attract further visitors and trade into the town.

The weather forecast for the Bank Holiday weekend looks set to be mostly fine and dry for Suffolk and parts of Essex.

Emergency services have been called to a two-vehicle crash in a small west Suffolk village this evening.

Writer Richard Curtis says he would love to call his new film being shot in the region ‘Suffolk Lad’ – but he doesn’t think Americans could pronounce the county’s name.

Two people were arrested on suspicion of drug driving following a police operation targeting light goods and passenger carrying vehicles near Bury St Edmunds last week.

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Yesterday, 12:56

Mark Arnold led a trio of Suffolk riders at the top of the Great Yarmouth CC 25 miler on the Somerleyton circuit, writes Fergus Muir.

Excitement is building for the Women’s Tour as dignitaries take up the chance to ride part of the Suffolk route ahead of the main event next month.

Mildenhall are now the only unbeaten side in the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League, after their five-wicket win at West Suffolk rivals Bury St Edmunds in a low-scoring encounter at The Victory Ground on Saturday.

REVIEW: Sports writer Andy Warren reviews Sir Bobby Robson: More Than a Manager - the new documentary about the life and career of the legendary manager.

Summer sunshine was the order of the day for parkruns across our region, as local runners, joggers and walkers warmed-up for the impending Royal Wedding and the FA Cup Final with their weekly 5K challenge.

County Championship Division One North

Eastern Counties 24

Yorkshire 27

Eastern Counties look set to beat the drop, despite finishing on the wrong side of this thrilling match.

In his latest Garnett on Golf column, Tony Garnett reports on the Eastern Counties Challenge Cup at Woodbridge and the first round of the Stenson Shield, which is set to get started on Saturday.

Mildenhall Fen Tigers 59 Eastbourne Eagles 31

Mildenhall Fen Tigers face their toughest challenge yet this Sunday (3pm) without Sam Bebee and Jordan Jenkins, but with Danny Ayres back in the fold following his absence last week.

Joe Reed and James Stamatis both struck unbeaten centuries as Mildenhall continued their impressive start to the 2018 Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League campaign, with an eight-wicket victory over Norwich on Saturday.

It was the sort of day time-trialists dream about. Despite outwardly unattractive conditions, both the VC Norwich 25 at Larling and the Eastern Counties CA 50 at Six Mile Bottom produced personal bests by the dozen, writes Fergus Muir.

Walsham-le-Willows completed a notable double at the Crown Imperial Youth Cup Finals Day, writes Nick Garnham.

Head coach Andy Northcote anticipates a ‘cracking fixture’ when his Suffolk side host Buckinghamshire in the Unicorns Trophy on Sunday, writes Nick Garnham.

After the boost of a superb six-wicket victory over Vauxhall Mallards the previous weekend, Bury St Edmunds were well beaten by strong opposition in Swardeston, in the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League on Saturday.

Alice Barlow of Hintlesham retained the Churchman Challenge Cup as Suffolk Ladies’ champion for the third successive year.

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