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An action plan to tackle food poverty in Suffolk is to be published before the end of next year as part of a pledge to help families struggling to make ends meet.

The number of motor vehicle thefts in Suffolk have more than doubled in the last four years, it has emerged.

The rate of coronavirus infection in Suffolk has risen slightly, according to new public health data – but remains one of the lowest in England.

Plans to create a new woodland space in memory of those who died after contracting Covid-19 have won the backing of councillors.

Suffolk County Council has slammed the brakes on a plan to close off roads in Bury St Edmunds town centre after protests from traders.

After the Government announced its latest lockdown changes on Thursday, we look at what happens next and when.

A spitfire is to fly over our local hospitals this afternoon to say thank you to NHS heroes.

More speed cameras are to be installed on the Orwell Bridge this year as part of measures to combat wind closures before the end of the 2020.

There is a chance of further rain on Friday - but this weekend is set to be warm and dry in Suffolk.

A charity that supports isolated communities has been awarded lifeline funding of more than £40,000 that will allow it to keep all members of staff working for the next six months.

A brewery worker is offering a cash reward after his Audi A5 was badly vandalised in what he feels was a “personal attack”.

Tributes have been paid to former mayor of Bury St Edmunds Stefan Oliver, who has died at the age of 80.

The chairman of Suffolk’s top rugby club has hailed a “humbling” community response for helping the club through the Covid-19 crisis.

People across the country are being encouraged to enjoy summer safely by following official advice and staying safe.

A veteran oak tree believed to be up to 350 years old has toppled over in Bury St Edmunds to the dismay of the community - but the council will leave as much as possible in place for habitat.

A man has been charged in connection with a string of burglaries following a series of search warrants executed across Suffolk and South Norfolk.

A catalogue of measures to make Suffolk County Council more environmentally friendly have been unveiled.

Bury St Edmunds farmers’ market is set to return this weekend after it was forced to close by the coronavirus crisis.

A lorry is stuck on the top of a roundabout after coming off the A143 in Ixworth this morning.

East Anglia could be facing a shortfall of thousands of flu jabs this year a health meeting has heard – with drive-through vaccinations under discussion for Suffolk.

A 21-year-old man could face jail after pleading guilty to a racially aggravated assault in Bury St Edmunds.

A scheme to build 35 holiday lodges on a golf course near Bury St Edmunds has been thrown out by planners.

A decision on how three new units at Haverhill business park are to operate is on hold.

Plans to convert a derelict former Suffolk primary school and its grounds into housing have been approved.

Suffolk couples have shared how they celebrated the biggest day of their lives – as they became some of the first in the country to say “I do” since the ban on weddings was lifted.

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Community sport

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Tributes have been paid to Stephen Williams, a well-known member of the Suffolk running and cycling community, who died last week.

The famous 2000 Guineas Stakes horseracing event at Newmarket Racecourse will be the first major sporting event held in Britain for three months after the Covid-19 lockdown.

Ipswich Town legend Terry Butcher has spoken openly about his son Christopher’s struggles with mental health as part of a new campaign.

Suffolk Bowls has lost one of its greatest-ever players following the death of Derek Johnson, writes Steve Prentice.

With all competitive road running put on hold for the foreseeable future, due to COVID-19, Carl Marston recalls some popular races that have long since disappeared from the calendar

Bury Town manager, Ben Chenery, has backed the Football Association’s decision to declare the 2019-20 season, in non-league from steps three down to seven, as null and void with all results expunged, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Looking for a subject now that all cycle racing is suspended, I discovered that it was exactly 50 years ago, in March 1970, that men and women were first allowed to compete together in the same open cycling time trial, writes Fergus Muir.

An inspirational Suffolk teenage speedway star battling his way back to health after suffering serious brain injuries in a crash is to talk at a conference about his fightback.

Suffolk’s leading non-league clubs should learn more about the fate of this season, in the midst of the Coronavirus outbreak, following tonight’s conference call involving the various leagues’ representatives.

Ipswich Town won the FA Cup on May 6, 1978 when they beat Arsenal 1-0 in the Wembley final – Roger Osborne the scorer.

Here are a few pictorial memories of that wonderful ‘day in May’, and the run to the final.

Bury Town chairman, Russell Ward, believes that it might ultimately be best to look towards starting next season on time, rather than trying to eventually complete all matches from the current, frozen season.

Suffolk enjoyed another fantastic day at the annual English Schools National Cross Country Championships, held at Sefton Park in Liverpool on Saturday, spearheaded by Ben Peck’s terrific win in the junior boys’ race.

Bury Town manager, Ben Chenery, has described the BetVictor Isthmian League’s decision to postpone this weekend’s games, and the following midweek fixtures, as “the right decision.”

It’s not long now until the start of the Premiership speedway season and Ipswich Witches will be looking to go one better than last year when they lost in the play-off final. MIKE BACON takes a look.

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