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Campaigners have been left ‘disappointed’ after Persimmon Homes began work to axe a centuries-old oak tree as part of their new housing development in Thurston.

A Suffolk Royal Air Force veteran has celebrated his 100th birthday with some special visitors from RAF Honington.

A public rally for Suffolk calling for NHS workers to receive a pay rise this year is due to be held in Ipswich this weekend.

A cyclist has been taken to hospital after being involved in a serious collision with a car in Great Barton.

A man has been arrested following a burglary at an outdoor clothing store in Bury St Edmunds early this morning.

Jobs in Suffolk are at risk as Pizza Express has said it may close nearly 70 of its UK restaurants with the loss of up to 1,100 jobs.

A new interactive map shows which independent pubs, restaurants and cafes are taking part in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme here in Suffolk.

Construction to transform Bury St Edmunds’ iconic former town centre post office could start next month after the council secured £2.75million in Government investment.

Plans to redevelop part of the Cornhill in Bury St Edmunds have been given a £2.75m cash boost as part of a wider national bid to revive the ailing UK economy after the coronavirus crisis.

Two men have been arrested after former Ipswich and England star Kieron Dyer was allegedly racially abused at Hintlesham Golf Club.

A Suffolk emergency medical charity which supports the ambulance service has put a new response vehicle on the road.

Police closed part of the A14 after a pregnant woman was reportedly involved in a domestic incident where a car window was smashed.

Rail passengers are being warned of disruption to services over the August Bank Holiday weekend because of maintenance work.

A man from Bury St Edmunds has pushed his body to the limits to raise money so that terminally ill people can spend the last moments of their life in peace with loved ones.

A metal detectorist unearthed the ‘biggest haul of his life’ when he discovered more than 1,000 silver coins estimated to be worth £100,000 near a Suffolk pub.

An application to build 100 homes in a Suffolk village has been given the final green light despite strong local objections.

Doctor’s surgeries in Suffolk are performing better than the national average, according to new figures. Find out how yours ranked in our searchable table.

Prices of meals out will be slashed by 50% from today using the government’s new Eat Out to Help Out scheme – with more than 900 pubs, restaurants and cafes taking part in Suffolk and north Essex.

Police have reopened the A14 after an earlier incident saw the road closed for more than an hour.

The cheapest places to live in Suffolk are in Ipswich and Lowestoft, while the most expensive is in the heart of Constable Country, new figures reveal.

A new escape room is set to be built in a spooky derelict basement in a former Suffolk office block.

A new Scout hut and community centre is set to be built in Mendlesham after the former building was demolished after 50 years of use.

Mobile coronavirus testing is to be offered again across Suffolk and Essex next week.

People in Suffolk appear to be more willing to visit pubs, restaurants and use public transport than the UK average, Google tracking data reveals.

This stunning Grand Designs-style home was the vision of the late, award-winning Suffolk architect Mark Savin – and now the plot of land and plans for the property are up for sale.

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Monday, July 27, 2020

Danny Ayres’ partner has spoken about his struggles off the track after an inquest was opened into the speedway star’s death.

The inquest into the sudden death of Danny Ayres, the speedway star signed to race for the Ipswich Witches, will begin today.

Which stars from our region have represented Team GB across the last 100 years?

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.

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