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A food loving duo are on a mission to find the tastiest roast dinner in Suffolk.

Lorry Watch schemes aimed at tackling HGV drivers ignoring weight restrictions have been launched in two west Suffolk villages.

Gok Wan is on the hunt for brides-to-be in Ipswich, who are ready to 'Say Yes to the Dress' for the new series of the hit show.

Next week a pop-up shop will open to the masses of Ed Sheeran fans that will be descending on Ipswich for his concerts in Chantry Park.

After a wet few days Ed Sheeran fans heading to his Chantry Park gigs in Ipswich next weekend are hoping better weather is on the horizon.

East Anglia is renowned for many things but few people will know it can lay claim to being the farm pond capital of England and Wales.

The closure of a key route into Bury St Edmunds could lead to "grid lock" as the summer break comes to an end and pupils go back to school.

The last support act for the final night of Ed Sheeran's mammoth world-wide tour in Ipswich has been announced after the conclusion of a nationwide battle of the bands competition.

It may not be the food combination that most people dream of - but candy floss flavoured grapes have this week made a return to Suffolk supermarkets.

The scale of Suffolk's pothole problem has been revealed as new figures show the county council received 24 reports of damaged roads a day last year.

Six friends and the brother of a 34-year-old Elmswell man fighting pancreatic cancer and cystic fibrosis (CF) are gearing up for a 150-mile cycle ride to his beloved Tottenham Hotspur.

Bury St Edmunds Carnival could be revived as early as next year, as the community rallies behind plans to bring back the popular event.

A child has been taken to hospital after a crash between two cars and the child.

A 48-year-old man has avoided prison after spitting at police officers following his arrest in Thetford town centre.

A "remarkable" historical archive relating to a once famous Suffolk dynasty is going under the hammer.

Fresh controversy has emerged over a £66,000 report on housing in Suffolk after it emerged a think tank commissioned to do the work had gone into administration just days before the publication.

Children who love horses and enjoy public speaking are being invited to enter a junior tour guide competition at The National Stud in Newmarket.

A vice principal has lashed out at those who claim A-levels are being "dumbed down" - as early figures suggest the pass rate in Suffolk has dropped in the past year.

West Suffolk Council will be asked to declare a climate emergency in a bid to become carbon neutral by 2030.

Walsham-le-Willows is to open its gardens to the public at its annual festival over the Bank Holiday weekend.

A multi-million pound plot of land in Suffolk has been put up to for sale with permission to build 68 brand-new homes.

One of the county's most prominent theatres has been boosted by a £96,000 grant which will be used to develop stories from the heart of rural Suffolk.

Most police officers are used to getting behind the wheel and racing along to incidents across Suffolk - but this team of volunteer cadets will drive a different kind of blue lights vehicle this summer.

Children in a west Suffolk village will be enjoying a brand new play area this summer.

After two years of hard work, thousands of A-Level students will today find out their results and whether they made it into their top choice university. But how did schools in West Suffolk perform?

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In his latest cricket column, Don Topley discusses an emotional day at the Ashes, and offers his thoughts on Jason Roy as an opening batsman.

Join MIKE BACON and CARL MARSTON for another Non-League podcast episode.

Zac Herrod won an action-packed Mid-Suffolk Road Race, finally outdistancing Stephen Fuller (Cambridge CC) on the long climb to the finish through Willisham Tye.

In his weekly look at life following the Blues, MIKE BACON, remembers an encounter with Mr 'Posh', Barry Fry. And says Town really should beat Peterborough on Saturday.

Ipswich Witches skipper Danny King is celebrating his birthday this week. So, what was he up to?

Teenage speedway rider Sam Norris has made an emotional return to Mildenhall Fens Tigers just weeks after being seriously injured in a crash.

FA Cup joy for many clubs in our region and MIKE BACON and CARL MARSTON give their thoughts, as well as Southern League action thoughts.

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Stowmarket Town have swooped to sign defender Seb Dunbar.

Hadleigh Pedal House proprietor Adam Chamberlin won the Abberton Road Race after a long breakaway in company with Orwell Velo's James Sherwood.

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