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Yesterday, 17:02

Naughty elves have been holding toys captive, redecorating Christmas trees and swinging from the lampshades over the past week.

Police are investigating after six sheep were found injured in a dog attack in Bredfield, near Woodbridge.

Calls have been made for market towns in east Suffolk to join together and fund a CCTV scheme to crack down on offenders.

The award for a Suffolk town’s ‘best dressed Christmas window’ made a short journey across the street after changing hands for the first time in two years.

A cross-party group hit the streets to find agreement for a plan to improve traffic and parking in a Suffolk town’s main shopping street.

Businesses in a Suffolk town are being urged to decorate their windows with a “magical look for the whole season”.

Santa and Rudolph will once again tour the streets of Felixstowe in December, but when will he visit your home?

The young movers and shakers at a Suffolk preschool club welcomed a very special guest to their festive celebration.

Suffolk beach hut owners have been given the chance to have their say on controversial proposals to impose “extortionate” increases to rents and charges.

Developers have made a third attempt to win favour for plans to convert an empty police station into new homes.

Through our iwitness24 site, readers are able to share their photos of Suffolk’s top beauty spots, of landmarks and of some of our amazing wildlife in action.

Community leaders in an east Suffolk town have given their support to new housing, but raised objections to a nearby business park.

Council staff are this week settling into new surroundings, following completion of a move “driven by efficiency and effectiveness”.

Two rural schools have turned a chapter in their histories after reforming under a new partnership.

The “strong” sense of community in Saxmundham was on full display during the annual Christmas lights switch-on event on Saturday, organisers have said.

The first Christmas lights switch-on event in Leiston’s high street for “a number of years” has been celebrated by organisers.

Eagle-eyed shoppers have spent the day looking for the ideal gift at a Christmas market at a church in Felixstowe.

“We won’t let this happen without making a lot of noise”.

Suffolk Coastal District Council has exchanged contracts subject to planning, with developer Active Urban Property Group, on the sale of their office accommodation at Melton Hill in Woodbridge.

Our judging panel put Christmas food from Suffolk supermarkets to the test to help you with your Christmas 2016 food shop.

Temperatures have dropped dramatically this week and we have seen our frost of the winter, so to bring some cheer to your week we are taking a look back to summer with our picture of the day.

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Yesterday, 08:03

Ollie Brown and Jacob Marsden were Leiston’s FA Trophy heroes as the Blues emerged 5-3 winners in a spot-kick shoot-out last night.

Leiston have signed former Lowestoft Town midfielder Joe Marsden, although the 23-year-old will not be eligible to travel to Eastbourne Borough for the Blues’ FA Trophy replay this evening.

The Touchline SIL Senior Division side is guaranteed at least one representative in the semi-finals of this season’s Suffolk FA Senior Cup.

Leiston will face Needham Market for the second season running in the semi-finals of the Suffolk FA Premier Cup.

Ryman Premier League side Leiston forced a replay in the FA Trophy, securing a draw with a 90th-minute penalty.

AFC Sudbury will host Gosport Borough in the First Round of the FA Trophy, while Leiston will travel to National League Premier side Bromley, provided they defeat Eastbourne Borough in tomorrow night’s replay.

It’s hard to imagine, but a pile of timber chopped down on the edge of a Suffolk field could soon be used to steer England’s test team to victory.

Woodbridge Town hitman Mark Ray wants to smash the 50-goal barrier this season, and break the record for most goals scored in a Thurlow Nunn League term.

Leiston manager Glenn Driver believes Ipswich Town could have some bright young talent to call upon in the next couple of years.

New Leiston signing Jake Hutchings scored a hat-trick as the Blues defeated a young Ipswich Town side 6-3 in the Suffolk Premier Cup at Victory Road last night.

AFC Sudbury, Brightlingsea Regent and Leiston have discovered their opponents for the Third Qualifying Round of the FA Trophy.

Leiston lost their proud unbeaten league record on the Kent coast last night, well beaten by hosts Folkestone Invicta at Cheriton Road.

The Winter League got off to a flying start last weekend as it returned from its summer break.

With swimmers starting the hunt for county, regional and national qualifying times ahead of these championships next year, clubs turned out in force at one east Suffolk side’s open meet last month.

Leiston manager Glenn Driver insists he won’t stand in the way of Ollie Brown and Byron Lawrence after the duo had a trial at National League club Dagenham & Redbridge this week.

Five students at an independent school in east Suffolk could be playing hockey for their country after been selected for a prestigious assessment camp.

Ryman Premier duo Needham Market and AFC Sudbury have been handed home draws in the Second Qualifying Round of the FA Trophy.

There’s a good feeling about Woodbridge Town at the moment and it will increase further today if the Woodpeckers can inflict Stowmarket Town’s first defeat of the season, at Notcutts Park.

Ryman League Premier rivals Needham Market and AFC Sudbury will meet in the quarter-finals of this season’s Suffolk FA Premier Cup.

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