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Yesterday, 20:44

Two men from Bury St Edmunds and Colchester are among the 71 people to be charged by the Metropolitan Police during climate change protests in London.

Animal rights activists released thousands of pheasants from their pens in a night-time raid on a farm at Mildenhall.

The blue-coloured car collided with two stationary vehicles without stopping at the scene.

A fire in a tractor and trailer nearly spread to nearby barn - but was stopped by quick-thinking firefighters.

The works of the CO10 Collective, a new group of artists in Sudbury, will go on show when it holds its first exhibition.

People are being invited to try their hand at sailing during an open day event near Bury St Edmunds.

Calls have been made by education champions in Suffolk to bring poorly performing academies back under council control.

A disqualified driver spotted by police tried to abandon the vehicle and get away on foot - but was caught by officers, who then arrested him on suspicion of drug-driving.

Fundraisers have completed a mammoth walk taking them 200 miles across East Anglia,to help raise money for a historic Suffolk playhouse on its 200th anniversary.

Householders in Suffolk are being warned about “Nottingham Knockers” operating across the county, following a series of unwanted house calls.

A popular country fair held in west Suffolk last year has donated a total of £40,000 to two charities in the area.

Ed Sheeran has lent his support to a Suffolk charity after being inspired by the girl behind it.

Temperatures peaked at 23C yesterday and families were keen to make the most of it by dancing in and out of the water fountains at Holywells Park, basking in the sun at Felixstowe and walking along the picturesque coast at Aldeburgh.

A petition to protect speech and language hubs across Suffolk has reached more than 1,000 signatures only a week after it was launched.

More people visited Bury St Edmunds town centre in the first three months of 2019 than the same period last year, according to latest footfall statistics.

Two of Suffolk’s top chefs will be battling it out to win top awards in a national competition.

A former Suffolk fire safety expert is leading a comprehensive study into the risk historic buildings face from fire with the hope of preventing more heritage being lost.

Children with special educational needs and disabilities in Suffolk are missing out on millions of pounds in funding, according to new data.

Born above a Norfolk fish shop, Jim was a Formula Three star, nurtured F1 champion Emerson Fittipaldi and ran a horse stud in Suffolk. He ‘will be remembered as a legend’

A day at the races is synonymous with fashion but it was the younger generation who stole the limelight and were dressed to impress at Newmarket’s first meeting of the season.

An iconic Bury St Edmunds hotel famed for its association with writer Charles Dickens has reopened following a £750,000 refurbishment.

A Suffolk foster mother is urging people who are interested in providing a loving home for a child not to be put off by some of the myths surrounding the application process.

Scientists investigating skin cancer in dogs hope new research can lead to a DNA screening test being made available for two of the UK’s most popular breeds.

Villagers near Bury St Edmunds are getting a real buzz from a project to plant wildflowers and help the bees.

Revered actor Sir Ian McKellen is the latest celebrity to offer his support to walkers trekking 200 miles to fundraise for Bury St Edmunds’ historic theatre.

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Community sport

Yesterday, 13:03

Copdock & Old Ipswichian, champions Sudbury, Bury St Edmunds and Frinton all enjoyed winning starts to the new East Anglian Premier League campaign on Saturday.

Bury Town manager, Ben Chenery, praised the “character” of his players after their dramatic 4-3 win at West Suffolk rivals AFC Sudbury yesterday.

People are being invited to try their hand at sailing during an open day event near Bury St Edmunds.

With the exceptional weather, all roads led to Higham racecourse for this popular Essex and Suffolk Hunt fixture and the normal parking area was soon at capacity whilst the designated overflow fields were experiencing similar volumes, writes Mike Ashby

Mildenhall Town boss, Ricky Cornish, admitted that it was “a big chance missed” following his side’s 3-2 home defeat to mid-table Canvey Island in the Bostik North on Saturday.

Bostik North

Bury Town 4

Grays Athletic 2

Ben Chenery’s side extended their winning sequence to four matches with a thoroughly workmanlike performance against eighth-placed Grays Athletic, who started the afternoon four points behind the Suffolk team, writes John Campany.

Mildenhall Town 2 Canvey Island 3

Mildenhall Town 2 Canvey Island 3

Mike Bacon takes a look back at an incredible weekend of sport, locally and nationally

The East Anglian Premier League starts tomorrow. Carl Marston gives the low-down on our region’s five top clubs, Sudbury, Frinton-on-Sea, Bury St Edmunds, Mildenhall and Copdock & OI

Higham racecourse stage the final meeting of their season on Saturday with the traditional Essex and Suffolk fixture, which normally attracts a bumper attendance.

Adrian Pettitt of the Stowmarket and District CC won his own club’s 20 mile Debenham time trial by the smallest of margins, beating David Crisp of Colchester club 3T Racing by just one second.

In this week’s Danny King column, the Witches skipper looks ahead to a busy Easter period and how important spreadsheets are to a racer.

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