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Yesterday, 14:15

The UK’s tallest bird, the common crane, is returning to wetlands in the region thanks to the success of conservation projects.

A Suffolk birdwatching group is offering people the chance to have something to crow about – by taking part in a county-wide rook survey.

Education chiefs are today facing accusations they brushed aside safety concerns at a Suffolk special school to avoid “rocking the boat” during its conversion to an academy.

An 18-year-old has been banned from the road for a year after causing a crash that has left a 71-year-old woman needing a wheelchair for nine months.

Festive food is a big part of what Christmas is all about, but when you are receiving treatment for cancer, the last thing you want to do is tuck into the turkey and mince pies.

Former pupils from a Haverhill secondary school are being asked to go back to the classroom to inspire current students.

The team at Festool, the Suffolk-based power tool manufacturer, has embraced the festive season by building a special sleigh for Santa, and delivering it to Ipswich.

A call for St Edmundsbury Borough Council to consider its position for a People’s Vote on Brexit will be made next week.

A piece of life-saving equipment has been presented to a primary school after a pupil supported his dad in saving a former Olympic boxer’s life.

They have been on a rollercoaster journey of self-discovery which is set to change their outlook on life forever.

The majestic and exotic-looking common crane is on the increase.

Work on a new business park is set to begin in the spring.

Pupils at Ixworth Free School, near Bury St Edmunds, enjoyed an action-packed day following a visit from a Paralympic swimmer and a deaf football player.

Work from graphic design students at West Suffolk College in Bury St Edmunds is now on display at a popular record shop in the town.

Ambulances have been head butted, kicked, and had blue lights ripped off in shocking acts of vandalism on the emergency vehicles - sometimes while crews have been trying to treat patients.

Get your baggy trousers out the wardrobe as the latest act heading to Newmarket Nights in 2019 has been announced.

The price of getting a Hackney cab in west Suffolk could rise by 3.3% in January under new proposals.

A campaign has been launched to help new parents and carers cope with their baby’s crying.

New types of housing - such as modular properties - could be part of the solution to addressing the need for more homes in west Suffolk, a new vision has suggested.

The countdown to Christmas is something to dread for some who face the prospect of spending the holiday alone, with no-one to talk to or share their turkey with.

Greene & Greene Solicitors is one of eight national firms shortlisted for Firm of the Year in the Human Resources Category (outside London) as part of the Legal 500 UK Awards 2019.

A driver was left trapped after a two car crash in Bury St Edmunds.

A former soldier who had both legs amputated following a bomb blast in Afghanistan nine years ago visited West Suffolk College to speak to students about his charity work.

An English teacher in Bury St Edmunds has avoided spending the Christmas break in an empty school.

A mum-of-two has said she is finding it hard to sleep after her family’s possessions were destroyed in a house fire.

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Yesterday, 09:34

Bury St Edmunds head coach, Nick Wakley, wants his side to show more of an attacking threat at National League Two South basement dwellers London Irish Wild Geese this afternoon (3pm).

The Non-League Podcast: Why we love the game. Favourite hospitality grounds. Ex-pros, Christmas jumpers and hats off to Suffolk FA.

Bury Town need to return to winning ways tomorrow, after three draws on the trot, when they entertain mid-table side Barking at Ram Meadow.

In this week’s Bacon’s Bites, Mike Bacon takes a look at the on-going racism debate in football. And why head injuries in sport are a concern, but should some sports be banned?

A big effort by a team of local cyclists led by Steve Grimwood of Elmy Cycles resulted in a fine weekend of National Trophy cyclo-cross at Trinity Park, Ipswich, writes Fergus Muir.

Suffolk official Abi Marriott said becoming a FIFA referee is the ‘pinnacle of her career’ so far, writes Nick Garnham.

Coach Andy Northcote has described Suffolk’s 2019 fixture list as ‘arguably the hardest campaign we will enter’ in the Unicorns Championship.

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Bury Town 1

Bury Town picked up another point on their travels but had to hold on at the end to secure another draw, writes John Alcock.

National League Two South

Bury St Edmunds 14

Canterbury 20

The City side did just enough to hold off a pumped up Bury side to earn the spoils and keep their promotion campaign intact, writes Simon Lord.

Bury St Edmunds new head coach, Nick Wakley, was delighted with his side’s first outing under his tutelage last weekend, which culminated in a first win in six matches.

Walsham-le-Willows boss, Trevor Newman, admits that his side have been “over-achieving” this season, but he believes that they can stay in the top five.

Join host Mike Bacon for another fun-packed Non-League Podcast. Along with co-host Carl Marston, the pair are joined by Hadleigh United manager Shane Wardley and former Leiston boss Glenn Driver.

Ipswich Witches promoter Chris Louis has spoken openly of the fact the Foxhall Heath side are a tad behind with their team building... But there is no need for fans to worry.

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert insists he’ll ‘go as strong as I can’ when selecting his team for the FA Cup third round tie at League One side Accrington Stanley on January 5.

A disconsolate Kieran Jarvis won the Eastern Senior Cyclo-Cross Championship at Stanborough Park, Welwyn on Sunday, writes Fergus Muir.

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