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Hundreds of people flocked to a popular Bury St Edmunds street today as independent businesses hosted a day of family fun.

If we are to reach 'net-zero' emissions by 2050, we need to capture carbon. Rewilding could sequester greenhouse gases, as well as bring many other benefits for man and wildlife.

Motorists have endured "nightmare" delays through Stowmarket today as bridge maintenance work got underway on the A14.

New data has revealed the top books being taken out of Suffolk's libraries.

Dozens of pigs have been stolen from a farmyard near Bury St Edmunds.

West Suffolk MP and health secretary, Matt Hancock has called for a "root and branch" review of NHS food after two more patient deaths were linked to a listeria outbreak.

In Weird Suffolk's history of mysteries, sightings of UFOs remain high on the list of unsolved phenomena. In the winter of 2008, strange lights were spotted in the sky above Bury St Edmund's Cathedral - was it a UFO or an early visit from Father Christmas?

Regional MP Matt Hancock has withdrawn from the Tory leadership race.

Two educational leaders from Bury St Edmunds were personally invited to meet Theresa May at Downing Street last month.

Weather experts are predicting a change in fortunes for East Anglia - with yesterday's cloud making way for sunny spells and true summer temperatures.

Health chiefs have said that there is not a threat to services for deaf and blind people in the county, after it emerged the council's specialist care company is to be wound up.

Neighbours have fiercely opposed plans for a new holiday park near their village, claiming it would have a "catastrophic impact".

The largest conservation project to ever take place at a Suffolk National Trust property will begin this year to safeguard its future for generations to come.

Shocking new data has revealed Suffolk salaries are being stretched ever thinner by sky-high rent prices.

Newmarket is set to host its first 'derby' for more than 75 years when soapbox racers take to the streets of the town in August.

Two Suffolk men helped raise £2,000 for the Royal British Legion by taking on a 66 mile challenge through Normandy during the D-Day 75 celebrations.

Haverhill grandmother Jo Upton is saying thank you to St Nicholas Hospice Care for its support after the death of her son by taking part in a sponsored 10,000ft tandem skydive.

West Suffolk MP Matthew Hancock is still in the running to become Britain's next Prime Minister - but he's still a long way behind favourite and pack leader Boris Johnson.

A school party were led to safety after the bus they were travelling on caught fire near to Bury St Edmunds today.

Suffolk's police cadets helped raise £15,000 for charity at the Elveden Classic Car Show, which was held on June 2.

Plans which could see a Suffolk village primary school extended, along with up to 40 new homes, have been revealed.

A huge rise in homelessness applications has seen councils spend six-figure sums placing people in emergency B&Bs.

A community group attempting to save its historic village pub by buying and running it themselves say it is "make or break time" in their fundraising bid.

Plans for 101 homes in Glemsford deemed to be of "considerable harm" to listed buildings have attracted more than 400 objections.

An unrepentant climate change protestor found guilty of acting in a disorderly manner in a protest at a Norfolk council meeting says he hopes his case "empowers others to act".

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Saint Edmund Pacers recorded a notable triple at the Sudbury Joggers Friday Five, held in warm and dry conditions from Great Cornard Sports Centre last night.

So, given the chance what would your 'favourite ever' Ipswich Witches team be? Well MIKE BACON is giving you that chance to tell the world. Send in your favourite ever side... Here is his.

After an eight kilometre race of attrition at West Suffolk Wheelers' grass track meet, Laurence Lisher (Green Arrow) finally dropped his last two rivals to take the big event of the afternoon - the "8K" being the counting event in the National League.

Following on from his popular top 10 Non-League teams of the season MIKE BACON has taken a look at 14 of last season's outstanding non-league matches...

This is PART TWO... The top seven...

In this week's column, Nino Severino shares his pride and admiration for British tennis star Jo Konta, after her fantastic run to the semi-finals of the French Open, and ahead of the Wimbledon Championships.

More than ten years have passed since she was denied her moment in the spotlight - and Goldie Sayers admits she can't wait to finally receive her Olympic bronze medal, writes Andy Baber.

Following on from his popular top 10 Non-League teams of the season, MIKE BACON takes a look at 14 of last season's outstanding non-league matches... In PART ONE, he counts down from 14 to eight. PART TWO, the top seven, comes up tomorrow.

With less than 24 hours to go, four champions of the OVO Energy Women's Tour are ready to set Suffolk alight with fierce racing between Beccles and Stowmarket.

Top tipster Rory Paddock takes a loook at the this weekend's televised horse racing, and gives his tips for the races you can watch...

In his latest column, Don Topley shares his views on the Cricket World Cup so far...

Ipswich mountain bike rider Dan Howe took his first win of the 2019 Mud, Sweat and Gears Series at the inaugural race at the Thickthorn venue which will host the East Anglian round of the national series at the end of the month.

Ipswich Witches were live on BT Sport in the Premiership on Monday night. Plenty of people watched... of all ages!

The Suffolk quartet of Sudbury, Bury St Edmunds, Mildenhall and Copdock & Old Ipswichian all celebrated notable wins, during the seventh round of matches in the East Anglian Premier League on Saturday, as did title challengers Frinton-on-Sea.

No easy task, but MIKE BACON has chosen his top 10 non-league teams of last season.... Feel free to disagree!

It hasn't been great. You don't have to tell Town fan STEVE MELLEN. Like many, he's tired of the change and the merry-go-round at Portman Road... But let's not count the sorrows, be positive - and who knows? Here, he brings you a short tale!

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