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A 31-year-old man who took part in a knifepoint robbery at a Suffolk store during which two female assistants were told they would be stabbed if they didn’t do as they were told has been jailed for five years.

A car trailer has flipped on the A11 between Newmarket and Red Lodge, causing travel disruption.

A former RAF serviceman from Bury St Edmunds has opened up on his health and employment struggles since suffering a stroke.

A former baby bottling plant in Suffolk looks set to become a cocoa production plant.

Anorexic teenager Averil Hart, who died just weeks into her first term at university, was referred into an eating disorder team experiencing a “severe staffing crisis”, an inquest heard.

Controversial plans to make a Bury St Edmunds road cycle and pedestrian friendly have been delayed for consultation after an angry backlash from some residents.

Nearly 60% of parents said they are worried about the size of their children’s class bubbles in Suffolk and Essex amid coronavirus fears – with more than half calling for face masks to become compulsory in schools.

A taser was used by police during an incident involving a knife in Bury St Edmunds.

Mobile coronavirus testing stations are continuing to visit towns across Suffolk and north Essex this week.

The latest coronavirus infection data released by the government shows a further fall in cases in parts of Suffolk - despite fears of rising cases elsewhere.

The mother of a “beautiful and intelligent” teenager with anorexia, who penned a diary about her rapid weight loss while at university, has told an inquest her “tremendously courageous” daughter’s death could have been prevented.

You can be fined up to £10,000 for failing to self-isolate when asked from today - as tough new rules to contain the spread of Covid-19 come into effect.

Two NHS managers at the region’s mental health trust were paid six figures to leave their jobs while it remained in special measures, it can be revealed.

An inquest into the death of a 19-year-old woman from Suffolk is due to take place from today - almost eight years after she died.

Coronavirus cases and infection rates are continuing to drop in Suffolk, but cases in north Essex have been rising, new public health figures show.

The deadline is nearing for people who want to apply to become “interested parties” who will have their say on the examination of the application to build Sizewell C.

These four criminals are currently wanted by Suffolk Constabulary and anyone who believes they may have seen them, or who has any information regarding their whereabouts, is urged to contact police on 101.

New data reveals the average rent across Suffolk fell by more than 10% during lockdown, in part because tenants are unable to pay their rents.

The rate of coronavirus infection in Suffolk has fallen again, new public health data reveals.

Go on your very own antiques roadshow discovering everything from retro glassware to upcycled chandeliers at these local shops.

Police would like to speak to a man pictured on CCTV after a public order incident in a Bury St Edmunds car park.

More than 400 households in west Suffolk have been offered emergency housing in the six months since the coronavirus lockdown was introduced, a council has revealed.

New Government data has shown the last coronavirus R rate and infection rates in Suffolk.

The flu vaccine is offered free each year to children, but due to the coronavirus pandemic may be even more at the forefront of parents’ minds this winter.

A plan to ban motorists from using a busy Bury St Edmunds road for at least six months to prioritise walking and cycling has been described as “ridiculous” and a “waste of money”.

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Bury Town fans had a taste of Carlos Edwards in action for their side last season, and now the 41-year-old ex-Ipswich Town star is set to play a bigger part in the Blues’ 2020-21 campaign after signing full-time for the Ram Meadow club.

Tributes have been paid to a former director and long-standing fan of Bury Town Football Club who has died at the age of 81.

Explore the sights of Suffolk on bike with these more rural routes.

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

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