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Children have had a 'fantastic' time practising how to balance on a bike ahead of a closed-road cycling event in Bury St Edmunds.

Thousands of people - including schoolchildren - are hitting the streets today to support the Global Climate Strike, with a series of climate change protests happening across Suffolk and north Essex.

A "groundbreaking" multi-million development which will combine health, leisure and education facilities has moved a step closer - after its business plan was approved.

Building work is about to start on a multi-million pound new global headquarters for Treatt in west Suffolk.

People have been asked to report any signs of cruelty to raptors as part of a national initiative being promoted by Suffolk Police.

More than 100 firefighters from 25 stations across Suffolk were called to tackle a serious blaze affecting two cottages on the edge of Blaxhall.

A mum whose own life and that of her baby son were at risk during labour is fundraising for vital equipment to improve his mobility.

Greater Anglia was one of the most improved rail companies in Britain for punctuality and reliability over the first three months of the current financial year according to the government's Office of Road and Rail.

A burglar who committed a spate of break-ins at businesses in a Suffolk town has been given an opportunity by a judge to get help for his drug addiction.

The scaffolding that shrouds the iconic rotunda at National Trust's Ickworth House will provide a canvas for an internationally-renowned artist as part of a £5 million conservation project.

'Bury would not be the wonderful town it is if the abbey church was still with us, because we would be a city equivalent to Durham or York' says author

Parents in Suffolk can now apply to secure a place for their children at schools for September 2020.

A relaxing of the rules on growing beards has seen airmen at RAF Honington in Suffolk gaining 'permission to grow' in a good cause.

Environmental protesters have held a 'die in' at the offices of West Suffolk Council.

Police are appealing for information after a laser pen was shone at a low-level aircraft at RAF Honington.

Residents in west Suffolk are being warned of overnight flying at RAF Honington involving helicopters and transport aircraft.

An air ambulance has been called to a two vehicle car crash in Holywell Row near Mildenhall.

Journalists of the future will begin cutting their news teeth on a new course at West Suffolk College.

The A14 has reopened after an accident closed one lane near Stowmarket, causing long delays.

A water company has been told to improve after a huge rise in complaints.

Uncertainty over Brexit is taking its toll on sales of niche homes in Lavenham, leading independent estate agent Tim West of Sworders has said.

A campaigning town council are hoping to create a 'ground swell of pressure' as they fight to protect green spaces, reduce climate change and protect our planet for generations to come.

Nurses were out in Bury St Edmunds calling for action over staffing levels within the National Health Service.

A Suffolk youngster is set to take on the world after being selected to represent England in an international karate competition next month.

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Colchester rider Cam Hurst led the Bloodwise/QSW team to a double win at the Amis Velo cyclo-cross, taking the Senior Men's race himself while new Bloodwise recruit Max Bolton was top Junior - Junior being the 16/17 year-old category, writes Fergus Muir.

Frinton-on-Sea wrapped up the Read Brothers Ltd East Anglian Premier League title for the first time in their history, following a 103-run victory at Mildenhall on Saturday.

Whilst September's 'Autumnal Test' is being played at Old Trafford, four important Vitality t20 Blast quarter-finals are taking place elsewhere in the country, writes Don Topley.

Suffolk athlete Lewis Sullivan was crowned an English champion when winning the 1,500 metres at the England Athletics Under 15/Under 17 Track & Field Championships, held in Bedford last weekend.

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Frinton-On-Sea are just one win away from clinching the East Anglian Premier League title, for the first time in their history.

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Join host MIKE BACON and co-host CARL MARSTON for another fun, and serious, look at the non-league scene.

Watchers at the Pedal Power Ipswich Road Race saw a demonstration of just how effectively a purposeful, committed and hard-working group can dominate a mass-start race.

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