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Suffolk’s most senior Church of England clergyman is urging people to respond to the serious needs so many face, and to make a real difference in the lives of those facing poverty, loneliness, illness and lack of support.

Older people in east Suffolk could soon be getting out and about and enjoying the countryside – thanks to a new form of transport.

A pet dog narrowly escaped an icy fate – thanks to its husky ancestry and the bravery of Suffolk firefighters.

More than 100 “sausage dogs” with their owners helped to bring a dash of pre-Christmas colour to Southwold beach on Saturday.

An exhibition, showcasing a handmade replica of the Bayeux Tapestry has opened in Melton after an appeal to find it a temporary home.

A section of the A47 – formerly the A12 – in north Suffolk has reopened in both directions after icy conditions led to six crashes this morning.

Parts of Suffolk and Essex feature strongly as some of the UK’s best places to live in an annual quality of life survey.

New car spaces in east Suffolk are being marketed for £20,000-£45,000 – reigniting debates on parking and affordability.

Optimism in Suffolk’s tourism industry remains buoyant despite economic uncertainties linked with Brexit negotiations, a report has found.

Your weekend inspiration is here – these events are all taking place on December 16 and 17.

Sax Music Fest, is looking to get more people involved in next year’s event.

Suffolk police have reported an “overwhelmingly positive response” to their 24-hour “Tweetathon”, which was held to give the public a glimpse at the range of calls officers face on a daily basis.

Scandinavian style contemporary home at Reydon near Southwold. On the market for £1.5m.

Crime prevention advice has been issued to help people in Suffolk deter heating oil thieves – after more than 50 cases were reported this year.

The 2017 Key Stage 2 SATs results have been published. We list every Suffolk primary school in this searchable table so you can compare your local schools.

The 2017 primary school SATs results have been published today, but can you answer some of the English and maths questions they faced? Have a go here.

Firefighters have been called to rescue a cat that has reportedly been stuck up a tree in Yoxford for more than 36 hours.

Six minibikes used in championship races and worth an estimated £12,000 have been stolen from a Suffolk farm outbuilding.

Hundreds of UK cinemas will open late into the night as they welcome fans to the first public screenings of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Schools in Suffolk are continuing to improve and gradually beginning to claw up the performance tables, bosses at the official education watchdog Ofsted have said.

With Christmas only 12 days away we want to see how Christmassy the outside of your house looks.

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MIKE BACON takes a look at the resurgence at Turf Moor, why England players may not like the German World Cup win bonus. And why ‘grid girls’ are getting F1 all in a fluster!

Leiston go in search of a third straight win in the Bostik Premier Division tomorrow afternoon when they visit Harrow Borough, writes Craig Cooper.

In an epic day at a snow-covered Chantry Park in Ipswich there were first league wins for Suffolk riders Nick Cook of the Ipswich Bicycle Club and Seb Herrod of Strada Sport, writes Fergus Muir.

Felixstowe & Walton joint manager Ian Watson knows Saturday’s Thurlow Nunn Premier league clash at Stowmarket Town is a big game for both sides, writes Phil Griffiths.

Suffolk cricketer Jaik Mickleburgh has won the Wilfred Rhodes Trophy, which is presented annually to the batsman with the highest average in the Minor Counties Championship.

London 3 East

Woodbridge 3

Southwold 21

A week after losing to Woodbridge in a cup classic, high-flying Southwold returned for a league battle with eight new faces and revenge on their minds, writes Simon Ballard.

Bostik Premier

Leiston 2

Kingstonian 0

It was a fine day for Leiston as they secured their second win in five days whilst three teams above them were defeated, thus enabling Glen Driver’s side to move into sixth position in the table – just one point outside the play-off places, writes John Campany.

After a midweek win against Enfield Town, Leiston will be full of confidence going into tomorrow’s match at home to Kingstonian, writes Craig Cooper.

The Suffolk-based Renvale RT were double winners at the Eastern and South Eastern Regional Cyclo-Cross Championship at Welwyn Garden City, writes Fergus Muir.

Former Ipswich Town star Kieron Dyer made front and back page headlines in a controversial career he is set to re-live in his autobiography, ‘Old too soon, smart too late’. MIKE BACON went to meet him.

Women’s National Championship East 1

Woodbridge Amazons 5

Bury Foxes 22

This all Suffolk league fixture pitted a young up-and-coming Bury side with this season’s established and promising contenders, the Woodbridge Amazons.

Suffolk Chadacre Cup First Round

Woodbridge Warriors 42

Southwold 32

Top of the league Southwold faced mid-table Woodbridge in a cup clash for bragging rights, writes Simon Ballard.

It was a good day for Andrew Forgan and his son Sam at the Suffolk Winter Alliance meeting at Hintlesham, played in chilly conditions.

Big spenders Billericay Town continued their fine form against a resurgent Leiston team with a 4-0 home win in the Bostik Premier.

Thurlow Nunn First Division

Woodbridge Town 2

Halstead Town 2

Top-of-the-table Woodbridge Town were held to a draw at home and it was probably a fair result after the away side’s impressive second half performance at Notcutts Park, writes John Middleditch.

Mike Bacon’s looking forward to the day/night Ashes Test in his latest Bacon’s Bites column.

Leiston secured their first league victory since the middle of October last weekend against Tooting & Mitcham.

Suffolk went to the top of the British Inter County Championship Division Two promotion table following a superb 23-13 home win over Staffordshire.

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