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One of the biggest festive markets in the country gets underway today in Suffolk - will you be visiting the 18th Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre?

Inspiring personal stories of how people have recovered following trauma and abuse will be heard at a special event in Suffolk.

NHS patients have hit out over a lack of dental care in Suffolk and north Essex - with some forced to travel several miles and others facing long waits for treatment.

Bury St Edmunds is a surprisingly urban constituency - it includes Stowmarket and Needham Market as well as the historic county town of West Suffolk.

Heartbroken relatives of violent crime victims in Norfolk and Suffolk are being left to struggle alone to help survivors pick up the pieces, it has been warned.

Explaining just how dire winter can be, Pat, an older woman who uses the Gatehouse Dementia Hub in Bury St Edmunds, said: "People don't put their heating on for fear of not being able to pay bills, some I know live in just one room, it's terrible."

Looking for fun events this weekend? Choose from spectacular light trails and Christmas fairs, fancy dress runs through parks and a seaside sausage dog walk.

Santa donned his hard-hat as his new two-tonne grotto was lowered into its magical new home at a former Ipswich church - thanks to a Sheppard.

West Suffolk College hosted a titan-sized visitor that opened up the world of science and technology to visiting youngsters.

He was the original patron saint of England and today the flags were out in Suffolk in tribute to St Edmund.

A new plant sales area and information centre is to open at a popular Suffolk location.

Suffolk businesses put their acumen to the test to raise more than £30,000 for St Nicholas Hospice Care.

Children from schools across Suffolk were able to experience what life was like for soldiers during the First World War in an innovative project launched by a leading mental health charity.

Hundreds of people in West Suffolk could be living with a potentially dangerous undiagnosed heart problem which has been described as a "ticking time bomb".

Lavenham is getting ready to host thousands of visitors to its annual Christmas Fair - but it was facing a bleak midwinter this year, with even the threat of Santa being left homeless.

An alcoholic who thanked a judge for sparing him prison and giving him a chance to get help for his drink problem has apologised after he was arrested for being drunk just four days later.

Properties that have lain empty for two years or more in West Suffolk could be slapped with soaring council tax bills in a bid to bring houses back into use.

A task force has been formed across four Suffolk councils in a bid to come up with ideas to support the county's Citizens Advice centres.

A day created especially to celebrate Suffolk's libraries brought an extra 4,000 visitors through their doors - and raised £16,400.

An app teaching asthmatic children to use their inhalers properly is being promoted across the county after being developed by a Suffolk company.

Barely a quarter of crimes reported in Suffolk last year resulted in prosecution, police figures show.

Commuters on Greater Anglia trains can expect disrupted services this morning - find out which services are affected in Suffolk and Essex.

Former tractor boy Nick Pope made his dream England full debut on Sunday, but the road to Wembley has never been simple for the goalkeeper.

The trial of a 30-year-old man accused of being involved in a burglary at a house in Suffolk during which a safe and gold were stolen will take place next year.

A retail chain with large stores across Suffolk and north Essex is staying closed on Boxing Day, to give staff an extra day of celebrations.

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Tue, 16:30

In his weekly column, MIKE BACON wonders if these games in hand are good news or not for the Super Blues. But why worry for goodness sake?

Former tractor boy Nick Pope made his dream England full debut on Sunday, but the road to Wembley has never been simple for the goalkeeper.

Former Ipswich Town youngster Nick Pope kept a clean sheet after being handed his full England debut in the Euro 2020 qualifier against Kosovo.

Join host MIKE BACON and co-host CARL MARSTON for another fun-packed Non-league podcast.

Town may have lost to Colchester United but MIKE BACON says there are plenty of positives to take.

Town fan KARL FULLER knows promotion is the bigger picture, but surely not the only picture as Town draw with Lincoln

A look back at the weekend's non-league action with Mike Bacon and Carl Marston

Join host MIKE BACON and co-host CARL MARSTON for another Non-League podcast.

Young Ipswich rider Jack Parrish scored his first senior win in West Suffolk Wheelers' cyclo-cross at West Stow Country Park, writes Fergus Muir.

In his latest Ipswich Town column, MIKE BACON makes an apology. He of little faith!

In his latest column, Nino Severino discusses South Africa's win in the Rugby World Cup Final - and the powerful story of Springboks captain Siya Kolisi.

Ipswich rider Liam Manser sprung a surprise at the Grafham Water cyclo-cross when he came from behind to win the Senior men's event - in his first race since the summer.

Exciting Suffolk MMA prospect Jimmy Fell is now a two-promotion champion - and he's taking aim at a step up to the full Cage Warriors show for his next fight on the path to turning profesional.

Bury Town are four points clear at the top of the Isthmian League North, following their seventh win from 10 starts via Saturday's 3-1 home success over bottom club Romford.

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