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Getting a little brother ready for school, making food for dad or being a calming influence on a sibling with behavioural issues - these are some of the varied roles of remarkable young carers in Suffolk.

Overwhelming agreement to work towards cutting greenhouse gas emissions with the aim of the council becoming carbon neutral by 2030.

At least 30 jobs could be created at a new holiday lodge development at a west Suffolk golf course, if planning permission is approved.

Regional electronics retailer says it has received a “highly attractive” offer for its premises.

More than 60 people have now signed up to take part in a sponsored walk to mark the 200th anniversary of Bury St Edmunds’ historic theatre.

A teenager has spoken of her excitement after raising more than £600 to fund a ‘International Community Experience’ through the Guides.

The full line-up for this year’s Bury St Edmunds Fringe Festival has been announced, with more than 40 different events available for people of all ages to enjoy.

A pedestrian has been taken to hospital via air ambulance after a serious collision in Long Melford.

A Suffolk singer who penned her debut single about conquering mental health demons has released a music video for the hit – featuring a Jamiroquai star.

Senior officers across Suffolk’s ailing special educational needs service are to be held to account for its failings, it has emerged.

Failing to back calls to form a dedicated task force for improving outcomes of Suffolk’s girls has been dubbed a “major step backwards for gender equality”.

A truck driver accused of killing a motorist said he steered to the wrong side of the road as an instinctual reaction to try to avoid a crash, a court heard.

Plans to bring a long-awaited cinema to Newmarket’s town centre have been given a boost after £210,000 for a final business case was approved by councillors.

A pensioner whose heart-warming story inspired a special anniversary flypast to pay tribute to a fallen American air crew has visited two Suffolk airbases to thank those involved.

A special edition beer brewed to mark the centennial anniversary of the end of the First World War has raised nearly £33,000 for the Royal British Legion.

Controversial proposals to develop part of Belle Vue Park in Sudbury came under scrutiny at the town council’s annual meeting.

A sculpture paying tribute to a Bury St Edmunds-born cyclist who won the world’s first road race 150 years ago has been officially unveiled in the town.

People urged to help build a vision for a wilder Suffolk at summer event.

Driving through the Norfolk countryside you can come across some of the most beautiful houses in the country.

The former HSBC building in Haverhill town centre has been bought by the council to “act as a catalyst” for further investment in the area.

Councillors in west Suffolk are trying to secure more investment in the area’s rail lines to double the number of trains between Cambridge and Ipswich through Bury St Edmunds and Newmarket.

Demolition work has started at RAF Lakenheath to prepare the Suffolk airbase for the arrival of two squadrons of US Air Force F-35 fighter jets.

A man in his 20s whose body was discovered at a hotel complex in Stoke by Nayland died in “unexplained” circumstances, police have confirmed.

Health checks for 40 to 74-year-olds are on the rise again following concerns that confusion over new GDPR laws was causing fewer people to take them up.

Would ewe believe it - a sheep on a Bury St Edmunds farm has given birth to quad lambs.

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In his weekly column, MIKE BACON takes a look at the new multi-million pound deal for the Women’s Super League. And remembers the Shane Warne ‘Gatting ball’.

Newmarket mountain biker Jason Bouttell dominated the Senior Men’s category in at the Mud, Sweat and Gears races in Henham Park near Southwold, while Emily Quantrill from Bury St Edmunds took her first Elite women’s win, writes Fergus Muir.

Summer is almost here, so sharpen up your golf with Ufford Park director of golf, Stuart Robertson, as he gives MIKE BACON a few simple tips to help reduce his – and your – handicap.

Former Suffolk referee and administrator George Whight is the latest recipient of The FA 50-Year Service medal, writes Nick Garnham.

Carlyle Randolph Layne, a Suffolk county cricketer who made 45 appearances in the Minor Counties Championship between 1966 and 1971, has died at the age of 81.

In his latest column, Nino Severino discusses why it’s so important that female athletes are celebrated and given a platform from which to inspire girls taking their first steps on their sporting journeys.

Teenager Joshua Hulse, of Ipswich Harriers, tasted victory at the fifth race in the Suffolk Winter League, held on the Suffolk-Norfolk border at Fritton Lake.

Suffolk Veteran Ladies Golf Association held their spring meeting at Seckford which involved nine holes of Greensomes Stableford followed by lunch for 119 members.

Henrietta Cranfield overcame a scary moment at the fourth last fence to register her first ever riding victory, in the Novice Rider’s race at High Easter.

A new season of speedway and all the Ipswich Witches get round the table to discuss the year ahead

Suffolk’s junior boys had a sensational day at the English Schools Cross Country Championships.Carl Marston reports on a historic result

MIKE BACON was at Ipswich Witches press and practice day. He and video photographer Ross Halls bring you some of the action from the day

It’s Ipswich Speedway’s press and practice day and MIKE BACON was there

Suffolk’s junior boys’ team had a remarkable day at the annual English Schools Cross Country Championships, held at a very wet and windy Leeds yesterday.

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