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Yesterday, 16:40

Community leaders will decide next week whether to create one, large “super district” delivering services to people in east Suffolk – and ask the Government to approve the project.

More than 140 drink-drivers were caught in Suffolk during the police’s December crackdown, nearly double the number detained Norfolk, according to figures released today.

A Suffolk road has been closed after a crane overturned this morning.

Another hectic year of charity action gets underway for a celebrated Suffolk fundraiser this month.

A drink-driver who was twice the legal limit was caught after colliding with a parked car outside Halesworth police station.

Concerns have been raised that ongoing sewer repairs could become a public health issue.

Compromise appears to have been reached over new proposals to extend the ban on dogs from the beach at Southwold – with community leaders set to agree a shorter exclusion time.

Vulnerable older people in Suffolk are missing out on a million pounds worth of benefits they did not know they could claim.

One of Suffolk’s three most important roads is set to get shorter.

It was a country like no other. Here’s what I loved about the beautiful islands of Trinidad and Tobago and why you should grab the chance to visit.

A stolen Land Rover was driven at its owners at their property and rammed a police car during a pursuit in the Suffolk countryside in the early hours of Saturday morning.

An extremist “systematically” gunned down innocent holidaymakers – including two Suffolk men – on a Tunisian beach in 2015, an inquest has heard.

Suffolk can be a hotspot for expensive properties, with it’s stunning locations, historic towns and transport links to London.

A seaside Suffolk community is today recovering from the shock death of a dog walker crushed underneath the weight of a collapsed cliff.

There is plenty to be cheerful about in Suffolk during 2017. So what better time to celebrate that than today – ‘Blue Monday’. Here, we outline some of the great events coming to the region in the next 12 months.

Drivers will be given a visible reminder of their speeds when travelling through a Suffolk village in future thanks to the efforts of local people to fund a speed tracking sign.

A Suffolk MP has offered words of condolence following the death of a man who was crushed underneath a collapsed cliff in Thorpeness yesterday afternoon.

Efforts to create a “legacy for future generations” were set in motion as groups gathered to plot the resurrection of a condemned community hub.

The growing popularity of adult colouring sessions has seen yet another Suffolk library begin hosting regular events.

The storm surge hit coastal towns in Suffolk last night with high tides, strong winds and a storm surge combining forces.

Suffolk’s rich coastal heritage could be brought to life using virtual reality and an £800,000 revamp of one of Britain’s longest-serving town halls.

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Yesterday, 19:10

Grundisburgh entertained Coplestonians at home last Saturday and after a close match Cops deservedly doubled us with a narrow 1-0 win thanks to a stunning Matt Rutterford thunderbolt.

Ipswich Town managing director Ian Milne has urged disgruntled Blues fans to stick with manager Mick McCarthy, following the embarrassing 1-0 FA Cup defeat at Lincoln City last night.

Having enjoyed a terrific reversal over Tabard the previous Sunday, the chance to avenge a 26-5 defeat to Essex side Harwich & Dovercourt looked a tantalising and achievable goal for the in-form Woodbridge Amazons.

They may have plundered 15 goals in their previous three Ryman Premier Division games, but Leiston manager Glenn Driver is getting just as much satisfaction out of his side’s discipline in defence.

Ipswich Town take on non-league side Lincoln City in an FA Cup Third Round replay, at Sincil Bank, this evening.

Leiston continued their flying start to 2017 with a confident 4-1 win over Billericay on Saturday, the goals coming from Ollie Brown, Niko Muir and a brace from Matt Blake.

Glenn Driver believes today may be the ideal time to host a Billericay Town side that he feels could still gatecrash the Ryman Premier play-offs.

There are two all Suffolk match-ups tomorrow with Hadleigh United hosting Walsham-le-Willows and Ipswich Wanderers entertaining Long Melford respectively.

Felixstowe & Walton play host to basement side Swaffham Town tomorrow, in a game that carries plenty of importance for both clubs.

Women’s National SE North 1

Tabard 27

Woodbridge Amazons 39

A daunting road trip to Radlett in Herts to face third-placed Tabard posed a serious question for this season’s Amazons squad.

Leiston hitman Matt Blake has fired an ominous warning to the free-scoring Blues’ Ryman Premier League rivals, saying: ‘We are back to our best’.

A Suffolk recreation ground is set to be improved “massively” after an £82,500 grant was awarded to tackle drainage problems and create new sports facilities.

Prospective AS and A-level students could soon be pulling on a Leiston shirt, after the Ryman Premier League Blues teamed up with Kesgrave High School this week.

Seven-time British champion and Ipswich-born Scott Nicholls has admitted he would have loved a return to Foxhall this season.

Ipswich Town’s FA Cup Third Round replay will be shown live on the BBC on Tuesday, January 17.

Jack Baker rescued an equaliser from close range with 15 minutes to go, as Stowmarket Town left Badingham Road with a point.

There is no better feeling than scoring a late winner, just ask Diss Town.

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