Local headlines


A 'crunch' meeting is set to decide the future of a rural village as plans for 420 new homes go up for debate.

Railway fans can find their own holiday heaven at Coppins Farm in Suffolk.

Roadworks on the A12, A14 and A11 could cause delays over the coming week.

An inquest into the death of a 67-year-old man who died following a collision between a bicycle and a tractor in Redgrave has opened.

Find out who has been sentenced to time in prison over the last seven days.

A Suffolk doctor has been suspended after "extremely offensive" social media posts shared over a three-year span were discovered.

A mental health trust has said it will carry out full investigations after 12 patients died unexpectedly in two months.

Outrage has surrounded the stepping back of Harry and Meghan from their Royal titles.... but it's not the first (and won't be the last) controversy for the family

A Suffolk community is rallying round a family who lost everything in a devastating fire at their home.

Two Bury St Edmunds colleges have launched a weekly podcast by staff and students.

Sudbury will hold a silk festival every two years following the success of last year's inaugural event, it has been confirmed.

Controversial proposals for parking charges in Bury St Edmunds are to be considered by senior councillors.

Kim Kardashian West has shared a picture on Instagram with her son Saint dressed in a shirt from an independent Newmarket designer.

HMV in Bury St Edmunds has bowed out in musical style with the help of the John Peel Centre.

A drunk-driver who was more than twice the legal alcohol limit ended up stuck in a farmer's field after his car left the road.

The first female member of the Royal Air Force Regiment has passed out from basic training at her Suffolk base.

The headteacher of Sudbury's Woodhall Primary School has revealed his "relief and joy" at the school's "good" inspection rating.

Suffolk education campaigners have welcomed plans for Ofsted to scrap its inspection exemptions for 'outstanding' schools - but raised fears that some may not have been assessed in 17 years.

Patients have been told their concerns about care at a mental health trust are being taken seriously after it was graded as "requires improvement" in its latest inspection.

Looking for ideas for entertainment and activities this weekend? Here are suggestions for things to do around the area - ranging from stage shows to a Scottish-themed party for Burns night and watching a roller derby.

The next steps for work to reduce wind closures of the Orwell Bridge have been met with frustration, after initial findings failed to come up with concrete proposals.

Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of 47-year-old Lee Fitzgerald, from Gislingham, who has been missing for two weeks.

Four police cars and an ambulance were called to a fight between two men at a Newmarket pub.

A vehicle collided with the Coddenham Bridge in Needham Market, causing disruption to rail services.

A Bury St Edmunds care home has been rated 'Outstanding' following an inspection by standards watchdogs.

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Community sport

Fri, 10:56

Join host MIKE BACON and co-host CARL MARSTON as they catch up with Needham Market duo Craig Parker and Luke Ingram

At the end of a brilliantly sunny day of cyclo-cross at World Horse Welfare in Snetterton, James Madgwick raced to the Senior win over a fast-drying course, writes Fergus Muir.

In his latest look at happenings at Portman Road MIKE BACON hopes Town's young players stay at the club....

Joe White is delighted to be back in the Bury Town side, after a two-month absence with a knee injury, and he is looking to help wrap-up an Isthmian League North play-off berth over the next three months.

Join host MIKE BACON and co-host CARL MARSTON for a one-off special with AFC Sudbury manager Mark Morsley.

Bury Town boss, Ben Chenery, declared Saturday's convincing 4-1 home win over lowly Felixstowe & Walton United as a "really good win," following the recent defeats to Canvey Island, Heybridge Swifts and Aveley.

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There is no cause for panic at Ram Meadow, despite a hat-trick of defeats for high-flying Bury Town in Isthmian League North since the turn of the year.

Join host MIKE BACON and co-host CARL MARSTON as they look into their crystal ball.

Newmarket Town are enjoying a fine season in Thurlow Nunn Premier and are up to second after an impressive run of results.

Ruby Vinton recorded the biggest margin of victory, as Suffolk's leading junior athletes took part in the Suffolk Schools Series 'B' Cross Country Championships, staged at Woodbridge School last Thursday.

Faced with some fiendish off-camber corners in the Stow Scramble at Haughley, women's winner Imogen Chastell did not hesitate to dismount and run, swirling her bike round in her wake, writes Fergus Muir.

AFC Sudbury 1st team striker and Academy second year scholar Freddie King has again been picked to represent the England Colleges team in their European competition next month.

Nico Covatti is the sixth member of Ipswich 'Tru Plant' Witches team of 2020, writes Henry Chard.

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