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A globetrotting violinist who had to give up his career in music has been shortlisted for a national photography award after only picking up a camera four years ago.

Campaigners have said they “dared to hope” their local pub would reopen - only to find out brewing giant Greene King had sent a ‘welcome back’ message in error.

The owners of two dogs have been found after a cat was attacked and injured in Bury St Edmunds.

Calls for a Suffolk council to make sure all its contractors pay the real living wage by 2022 failed to gain enough traction, with the financial pressures of Covid-19 cited as a key reason.

A judge has welcomed seven new Suffolk magistrates in a ceremony nearly nine months after it had to be cancelled because of the coronavirus lockdown.

The former deputy leader of Suffolk County Council has left the Conservatives - just weeks after being dropped as a candidate in next year’s elections.

Improvements to the booking system for Suffolk’s rubbish tips are in the pipeline – and the system could be kept permanently post-Covid.

The first trailer for Netflix blockbuster movie The Dig, a drama based on the discovery of the Sutton Hoo burial site in Suffolk, has been released.

The Government has said it is confident that regular Orwell Bridge closures in high winds will rapidly be cut back in 2021 – with a reduction in closures by as much as 80% anticipated.

Villagers are celebrating a major victory in a long-running campaign against a controversial housing development.

An influential Suffolk Conservative is to step down from her councillor roles in 2021 – including her key positions as deputy leader and education cabinet member at the county council.

St Edmundsbury Cathedral’s Christmas tree now stands in its Nave adorned with special stars.

The mum of a 22-year-old woman who was killed by a drunk driver four years ago has urged people not to be the “cause of another family’s tragedy”.

Foodbanks in Suffolk and north Essex are working “flat-out to make Christmas happen” as many families continue to face financial hardship amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The death of a 54-year-old man who deliberately walked in front of a lorry on the A14 has led to “numerous changes” in procedure between two NHS trusts, an inquest heard.

Health secretary and West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock has pledged to take the coronavirus vaccine with Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan live on air.

Hospitals in Suffolk and north Essex will be among the first to receive supplies of the new coronavirus vaccine.

What a difference a day makes – in the space of 24 hours, Ipswich, Felixstowe, Bury St Edmunds and Lowestoft were transformed into bustling scenes as national coronavirus restrictions were lifted.

Coronavirus case rates have dropped across the whole of Suffolk, the latest Public Health England data has shown.

Police are concerned for the welfare of missing Bury St Edmunds man John Dick.

Suffolk is being urged to “stick with it” after the county entered Tier 2 of the enhanced regional lockdown system – but aims to return to less restrictions.

The second phase of a key 125-home development in Bury St Edmunds which has been in the pipeline for more than 13 years can finally go ahead after planning approval was secured.

Forecasters are predicting the chance of wintry showers before this weekend as temperatures continue to drop.

Queues formed outside Primark in Ipswich today as ‘non-essential’ shops across Suffolk reopen their doors after a month-long lockdown.

Newmarket’s former magistrates’ court which closed more than two decades ago is to finally get a new lease of life as luxury apartments, after planning permission was approved last week.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Golf clubs should be taken out of lockdown measures and courses opened up immediately.

Both Bury Town and Leiston bowed out of the FA Cup at the fourth qualifying round stage on Saturday afternoon, but only after delivering brave displays and taking the lead in both matches.

MIKE BACON takes a look at the happenings at Portman Road after Town’s first defeat of the season at Doncaster. And he looks ahead to the Lincoln trip...

Bury Town are by no means a one-man band – they have the core potential to be a very successful team this season – but Carlos Edwards has added that missing ingredient at Ram Meadow.

Bury Town chairman, Russell Ward, has revealed that the club would consider refusing to re-play last night’s abandoned Isthmian League match, if it was decided that the original result could not stand.

Bury Town 5 Witham Town 0 (match abandoned)

Explore the county’s stunning countryside... on your bike.

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.

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