Local headlines

Yesterday, 19:30

A Bury St Edmunds restaurant owner who blamed two of his customers after fly-tipped rubbish was traced back to him has been fined.

It was a coronation more than a contest in West Suffolk as Health Secretary Matt Hancock increased his majority.

Conservative Jo Churchill has been re-elected as the MP for Bury St Edmunds with the largest majority in constituency history.

There were 50 shades of grey at a Suffolk care home when a pensioner's wild wish to see a male stripper perform came true.

A 24-year-old has admitted stabbing a man in the car park of a popular Bury St Edmunds pub in October.

A one-kilometre restriction zone placed around a Suffolk farm remains in place after bird flu was found there earlier this week.

In an era of secrecy, during the days of the Cold War, Suffolk had something to hide - and came closer to nuclear war than most expect.

Dogs at polling stations are once again a big social media trend for the General Election - with owners posting photos of their pets.

Hospital bosses have defended a so-called "witch-hunt" which saw doctors asked for fingerprints - to identify staff members who blew the whistle on potentially botched surgery.

Health secretary and West Suffolk Conservative parliamentary candidate Matt Hancock has been left red-faced after welcoming improvements to a non-existent unit in his local hospital in a newspaper article.

Emergency services are attending a serious collision on the A140 involving a lorry and two cars - with the road set to remain closed for most of the day.

All rail lines between Ipswich and Felixstowe are suspended until further notice, as commuters face another day of travel chaos due to signalling problems.

Refugees facing tough challenges while trying to settle in the UK could be left bereft without "lifeline" advice unless an Ipswich-based support service plugs a £20,000 funding gap.

A Suffolk man accused of sexually abusing a shy and quiet schoolboy was "like a god" to his alleged victim, a court has heard.

A study carried out by the University of Suffolk into the use of new police powers which allows officers to record sexting crimes without formerly arresting offenders has revealed the extent of offences by those under 18.

If you run out of a vital item over the Christmas and New Year period, or an unexpected guest arrives, which large stores can you go to for a grocery top-up?

Over Christmas, household bins will inevitably be overflowing - so you won't want to miss a bin collection! Here are details of collection changes announced so far in Ipswich, Suffolk and north Essex.

Police are investigating an online video which appears to show a schoolgirl being assaulted in Bury St Edmunds by two other girls.

Catering students at West Suffolk College served up a winner at a prestigious charity event.

Commuters in Suffolk are facing another day of chaos as Greater Anglia cancel or revise train services due to signalling problems.

The waiting is nearly over for General Election day - Thursday, December 12, 2019. So when and where do you vote - and when will the results be announced?

In the run up to Christmas we are asking our readers to send in pictures of their pets dressed up in festive outfits.

Children in a Suffolk village finally have a place to play - after the community worked together to secure a new £70,000 playground.

Santa Claus is getting ready for his annual Christmas street visits to Bury St Edmunds.

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Community sport

Yesterday, 15:11

Ipswich rider Gemma Melton won the Eastern Region Cyclo-Cross Championship despite being lassoed by loose tapes blowing in the wind, writes Fergus Muir.

More than 400 runners in Christmas fancy dress participated in the Festive Forest Challenge through Suffolk woodlands today - raising thousands for vital hospice care.

Join host MIKE BACON as he chats to former Ipswich Witch and Reading Racer .... JEREMY DONCASTER

British Cycling Eastern Region has honoured volunteers who have made a special contribution to organised cycling in our area.

The annual Suffolk Schools Series 'A' Cross Country Championships were held at Ipswich High School, Woolverstone Hall, on a bright but sunny last Saturday morning.

Cemal Ramadan, who swept home his 14th goal of the season in Saturday's 1-1 home draw against Coggeshall Town, has a double target this season.

Join MIKE BACON and CARL MARSTON as they look back at a fascinating weekend of non-league football.

Bury Town boss Ben Chenery praised his two debutants, Alex Henderson and Tommy Smith, following the 1-1 home draw against Coggeshall in the top-of-the-table clash.

BURY TOWN, sitting proudly on top of the Isthmian League North table, will bid to protect that lofty position when they entertain fellow high-fliers Coggeshall Town at Ram Meadow tomorrow afternoon.

Join MIKE BACON and CARL MARSTON for another exciting Non League podcast, with three cracking guests.

Young Bury St Edmunds rider Martha Lebentz and Liam Manser (Renvale RT) from Ipswich were the Senior winners as the Eastern cyclo-cross season resumed after a short break.

Suffolk athletes have celebrated some superb results on the cross country circuit, over the last week or so, on both sides of the Atlantic.

MIKE BACON and CARL MARSTON are joined by Needham Market boss Richard Wilkins.

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?

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