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West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds has been rated best for hip fracture care for the second year running.

Roads will be closed in Bardwell near Bury St Edmunds for five days next month while drainage investigation works take place, Suffolk Highways has announced.

A developer has been appointed to manage the construction of a new global headquarters for Bury St Edmunds-based company Treatt at a new business park in the town.

Plans for a new business park and hundreds of new homes on the site of a former RAF airfield near Stanton have been revealed.

The recent spate of fine weather has resulted in a flurry of early sightings of butterflies across Suffolk.

United States Air Force (USAF) aircraft from two Suffolk airbases will take part in a second flypast a little closer to home to honour the victims of a plane crash 75 years ago.

A Haverhill primary school has become the first in the town to create a pool of young Dementia Friends.

A family-owned Suffolk bakery has sliced the calories in its new cake range to meet healthy eating campaign guidelines.

In the old days, residents would have convened a Neighbourhood Watch group to share valuable intelligence and what criminals were up to in their areas.

An exercise and education programme is helping people living with lung conditions improve their physical and mental health.

Aircraft from RAF Lakenheath and RAF Mildenhall will perform a flypast in Cambridge as part of a tribute to a fallen American air crew 75 years ago.

Anger management and courses in dealing with anxiety will be run specifically for people affected by crime following a huge rise in offending.

Suffolk County Council’s entire reserves will be eradicated in less than a decade if current levels of overspend continue, it has emerged.

A study into housing growth funded by Suffolk taxpayers has resulted in a report just 14 pages long and costing the equivalent of more than £4,700 per page.

A Suffolk pool player won a major singles title in Ireland last week to become the first person to win the event three times.

A Bury St Edmunds man completed two half marathons in a week to raise hundreds of pounds for a hospital charity in memory of his dad.

More than £70,000 has been paid out to people in Suffolk injured in pavement falls between 2015-18.

Some Suffolk schools are actively encouraging parents to educate their children at home, the county’s education boss has revealed amid a spike in the number of pupils being home schooled.

Homes in the Forest Heath district will see a small council tax increase from April as the first budget was agreed for the new West Suffolk Council being established.

A new campaign has been launched to encourage people to stand for election as a councillor or vote in the May elections for the new West Suffolk Council.

A series of free seminars aiming to empower businesses to take control of customer experiences is set to take place across Norfolk and Suffolk.

Work on a multi-million pound scheme to create a new water treatment works near Haverhill will start next week.

Crowds of people flocked to RAF Honington today to wave goodbye to the Tornado jet on the aircraft’s farewell tour.

Campaigners behind a motion calling for garden waste collection charges to be scrapped in a Suffolk district described subscription fees as a “tax” on people for doing the right thing.

An investigation has been launched after a 1-12 ton digger was stolen from a building site in Sudbury.

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Community sport

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Football writer Carl Marston dons his anorak to visit clubs in the region (and beyond) in his quest for good football and a good cup of tea. Here he heads for Mildenhall Town’s Recreation Way

Three great guests join Mike Bacon on this week’s Non-League Podcast... Ian Brown, Iain Radnor and Christian Appleford

In his weekly column, Mike Bacon puts the question do players move on to ‘bigger’ clubs but possibly not play. Or stay put, and continue to be the first on the team-sheet.

A Suffolk pool player won a major singles title in Ireland last week to become the first person to win the event three times.

It was the climbs and descents that tested competitor’s legs to the limit in the final round of the Revel Outdoors Winter Series mountain bike races, writes Fergus Muir.

Point-to-point action returns to Higham on Sunday for the Waveney Harriers fixture with a six-race card – and the entry includes five of the six winners from the previous meeting, at the end of January.

Suffolk rugby talent Tui Uru has signed for the Northampton Saints.

A new set of reminiscence cards for horse racing have been launched today to help prompt memories for people with dementia.

Seventeen-year-old year-old Habebul Islam, last year’s junior captain at Ipswich Golf Club, has made an encouraging start to the new season.

The speedway season at Foxhall is just five weeks away. MIKE BACON caught up with Ipswich Witches promoter Chris Louis...

Bury Town boss, Ben Chenery, was “disappointed” to take just a point from Saturday’s 0-0 stalemate at Recreation Way, against a Mildenhall Town side who are battling to avoid relegation from the Bostik (Isthmian) League.

National League Two South

Bury St Edmunds 22

Taunton Titans 24

The Titans’ play-off push looked in serious doubt as a fired-up home side never gave their loftier opponents a moment’s rest.

In the latest in our Series on the ever-popular parkruns across Suffolk and North-East Essex, we feature a special edition of the Bury St Edmunds parkrun

Bury St Edmunds head coach, Nick Wakley, was upset with his side’s attitude and overall performance during last weekend’s disappointing 21-14 defeat at Dings Crusaders, and he is hoping for a big reaction against high-flying Taunton Titans at The Haberden this afternoon (3pm).

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