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Children will be able to see their favourite artists for free when accompanied by a paying adult at the Summer Saturday Live events at Newmarket Racecourses, it has been announced.

A “landmark development” to improve Bury St Edmunds historic town centre including a widened link between the Arc shopping centre and the old quarter have been approved.

If you are desperate for a three-day weekend you will be happy to hear that you don’t have long to wait.

The iconic Dulux dog will make an appearance in Bury St Edmunds tomorrow as a new store opens in the town, with the creation of a number of jobs.

A community project in Bury St Edmunds which is aiming to bring generations together is asking people to share old photographs and memorabilia of the town’s market for a pop-up museum.

As new research reveals just 50% of patients in Suffolk are happy with the way they book GP appointments, we are asking readers to share their views.

A hotly-tipped new film based around The Beatles, which is rumoured to star Ed Sheeran, will be shot in Suffolk, publicists have said.

A charity for victims of childhood sexual abuse in Suffolk and Norfolk has appointed former Ipswich Town and England footballer Kieron Dyer as its latest ambassador.

A Bury St Edmunds man raised more than £400 for a stillbirth charity after completing the London Marathon on Sunday.

Two English teachers from a Haverhill secondary school – who only met for the first time last week – managed to bump into each other as they prepared to tackle the London Marathon.

A Haverhill primary school celebrated its 50th anniversary with a fashion parade and historical exhibition.

More than 6,500 potholes in Suffolk have been repaired since the start of the year as the county council continues its all-out war to tackle the issue across the county.

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The Academy of Ancient Music, recognised as the finest period instrument orchestra in the world, is performing in Bury St Edmunds next month.

An iconic department store in Bury St Edmunds closed its doors for the final time yesterday bidding farewell to the town where it has been for the past 30 years.

The germ of an idea for setting up rickshaw rides in Bury St Edmunds all began with a six-week cycling tour from the town to Aberdeen.

Find out what date Father’s Day is this year so you don’t leave buying a present until last minute.

Suffolk-born campaigner Millicent Fawcett – a key player in the fight for women’s suffrage – has become the first woman to be honoured with a statue in one of London’s most famous squares.

Two people were taken to hospital after a serious crash on the Suffolk/Essex border last night.

Scores of handkerchiefs are to be displayed like bunting across Langton Place shopping parade, in Bury St Edmunds, as part of the My WiSH Charity’s First World War trail.

Wildlife experts fear important sites across Suffolk could be “irrevocably damaged” if they are not protected when planning laws are revised.

Health leaders have pledged to at least halve the number of people who die in hospital in Suffolk and north-east Essex by 2021.

New mental health beds for children and young people are set to open in the region after a review found current services were not enough.

A new flower bed has been installed at a Bury St Edmunds primary school following a community project.

The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a son weighing 8lbs 7oz, Kensington Palace has announced.

A Bury St Edmunds school named after a famous Suffolk artist has been donated a special work of art on the 120th anniversary of her birth.

People using town centre car parks in Newmarket will no longer need to worry about having the correct change after the district council invested £22,500 in contactless card machines.

Organisers of a new scheme tackling loneliness in Suffolk have been left “buzzing” after 11 venues signed up to host events – including five launching today.

Dazzling sunshine has poured down on Suffolk and north Essex this weekend – with sun-seekers flocking to coastal resorts to enjoy the hot weather.

A host of inspirational Suffolk and north Essex residents conquered the London Marathon today in conditions that certainly weren’t for the faint-hearted.

A teenage woman was raped after she was forced into a taxi outside a Suffolk nightclub.

A number of councillors have expressed concerns at the news that senior staff at West Suffolk Councils could see their salaries soar.

Hundreds of children from across Stowmarket and the surrounding villages came together over the Easter Holidays to celebrate the world of science.

Are you cheering on friends or relations taking part in today’s 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon?

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