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Olympic legacy: Warm-up at the Haverhill Go Run For Fun event

At the beginning of 2012, a campaign was launched to make Suffolk the most active county in England.

Budgens in the Turban Centre, Woodbridge which is to become a branchof the Co-op

Months of uncertainty over the future of a Suffolk supermarket are today over, after the Co-op announced it would be buying the former Budgens store in Woodbridge.

A man in his 20s has been injured after a metal pole went through the windscreen of the car he was driving.

Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with two burglaries in Lowestoft.

The River Deben, at Woodbridge Quay

Two young men were stuck up to their chests in mud before they were pulled free in Woodbridge tonight.

Lady Of the Lake Pub

A former soldier who was suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) when he punched a Suffolk pub landlord has walked free from court after his victim said he did not want him to go to prison.

A loo with a view in Pakefield

With so much to see and do on the Suffolk coast, a day trip is just never long enough - so why not make a weekend of it? Or even book a week-long holiday?

Search being co-ordinated at Jaywick for a missing kayaker

People are being urged to stay safe if they visit the seaside this summer after the death of a canoeist off the coast at Jaywick on Sunday.

Matthew King, Framlingham Prep School headmaster

A Suffolk prep school will begin offering its students classes on political systems and democracy to help prevent “voter apathy”.

Parham Airfield Fun Day. Feature military vehicles and 1940s army acting. Pictured is Dylan Sadler.

An airfield museum’s “independence fun day” has been hailed a “huge success” after hundreds turned out to enjoy displays of military vehicles, musical entertainment and more.

The Turner family, (L to R) Stuart, Joseph, Layla, Carla and Charlie, who raised £220 for the Sick Children's Trust

The family of an “inspirational” Suffolk teenager, who underwent life-saving brain surgery, have thanked the charity that enabled them to keep vigil at his bedside.

Suffolk's highways teams have been urged to cut back roadside grass verges.

Highways chiefs have been called on to tackle the problem of overgrown grass verges on Suffolk’s rural roads after repeated complaints highlighting safety fears.

The Sole Bay Health Centre, in Reydon.

Patients of a health centre in east Suffolk have been asked to share their views on the potential closure of two GP clinics in the area.

Aerial picture of Latitude festival in Henham Park. Photo : Steve Adams

Ten people were arrested at this year’s Latitude festival, police have said.

Sandcastle building at Southwold

What are we doing today? The summer holidays are here and to help parents in Suffolk we are offering a guide to 12 days out on the Suffolk coast that won’t cost a penny.

Philip Man, owner of the Castle Inn Tony Man and Colin MacKay are raising money for The Orchid Charity by riding 500 miles on static bikes on July 30.

Four cyclists hope to raise £1,000 to fight male cancer by tackling a 500-mile cycling challenge in a Suffolk pub.

Ipswich Hospital

Missed appointments at the region’s three main hospitals have cost the taxpayer almost £30million in the last three years, we can today reveal.

Special police officers arrive at the scene after an explosion occurred in Ansbach. (Friebe/dpa via AP)

A suicide bomber who blew himself up after being turned away from a music festival in southern Germany was a Syrian man who had been denied asylum.

The Summer of Pubs trails 2016

More than 100 pubs in Suffolk and Essex are celebrated in a series of new trails to encourage residents and visitors alike to visit different parts of both counties.

Some of Paul Dyson's artwork

An award-winning wildlife artist will be showcasing some of his work at the Suffolk nature reserve that inspired his work.

MP Dan Poluter and Christopher Hudson at Framlinghams  Radio Castle in 2012.

A community radio station has celebrated overcoming its “biggest hurdle” after being awarded an FM licence and broadcasting frequency.

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Local sport

Sunday, June 26, 2016
Action from the Felixstowe & Walton United v Bury Town in the Suffolk Premier Cup. Photo: Steve Waller

A football club’s dream of a new clubhouse and changing rooms fit for the 21st Century has moved a step closer with the award of a £50,000 grant.

Brett Pitman celebrates scoring for Ipswich Town. Photo: Steve Waller (

The 2016/17 season fixtures have been released by the English Football League for the Championship, League One and League Two.

The British National Team are introduced with the Mayor of Southwold Melanie Tucker before the start of the Aviva Women's Tour in Southwold

A crowd of thousands descended on the Suffolk seaside to watch some of the world’s best cyclists embark on the third edition of the Aviva Women’s Tour.

Gallery: Women’s Tour 2016 - Are you a face in the crowd?

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Crowds at the start of the Aviva Women's Tour in Southwold

Were you out supporting Lizzie Armitstead and Emma Johansson as they cycled through Suffolk today?

Elena Cecchini, left, and Hannah Barnes of the Canyon Sram team. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Today the eyes of the cycling world will be firmly fixed on our region as the Aviva Women’s Tour gets under way.

The Aviva Women's Tour pictured in Clacton-on-Sea.

The world’s top women cyclists left Suffolk this morning on day one of The Women’s Tour 2016.

The Women's Tour heads through Woodbridge.

A number of the world’s top cyclists will be racing through Suffolk and into Norfolk tomorrow as the 2016 Women’s Tour of Britain gets underway.

Women's Tour 2015

The Aviva Women’s Tour is coming to East Anglia once again next week with the Grand Depart taking place in our very own Southwold.

Suffolk County Council and Active Norfolk Aviva Women's Tour media ride launched in Southwold on Wednesday 25th May.

Some of the best female cyclists in the world visited Suffolk yesterday as preparations for next month’s Aviva Women’s Tour.

Adam Webster - Picture: Joe Pepler

Ipswich Town are preparing to tweak their approach in the Championship next season, with the signing of cultured Portsmouth centre-back Adam Webster.

Runners take part in the Woodbridge 10K road race

Places for this year’s Woodbridge 10k road race filled up within just 90 minutes – but those lucky enough to grab a spot at the start line enjoyed great running conditions yesterday.

Lowestoft Town's three goal scorers (L-R, Danny Crow, Joe Marsden and Michael Spillane) pictured with the trophy after their victory over Leiston in the  during the Leiston Suffolk Premier Cup Final at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 04 May 2016.      
Picture: Steve Waller

Holders, Lowestoft Town lifted the Suffolk Premier Cup for the 13th time last night and went some way to softening the blow of relegation from Conference North, the Trawlerboys winning 3-1 against Ryman Premier Leiston at Portman Road.

Fishing at Waldegraves.

Read some of our top picks for a relaxing spot of fishing in East Anglia.

Leiston manager Richard Wilkins.

Leiston manager Richard Wilkins does not expect Lowestoft Town to be suffering a relegation hangover when the two teams meet in the Suffolk Premier Cup final at Portman Road tonight (7pm kick-off).

Joe Sharpe (top row third from left) pictured with his football team at the University of Chichester who will be staging a memorial match in his memory on April 30, 2016

A memorial football match will be played this week to celebrate the life of an “adored” sportsman who died earlier this year at the age of 20.

Rose Winter and Molly Redgrove

Framlingham College pupils Rose Winter and Molly Redgrove played three test matches for England U16s against The Netherlands over the Easter weekend at the Lilleshall National Sports Centre.

Prolific Achilles striker, Liam Hillyard

The biggest game of the SIL season so far takes place at Greshams Sports & Social Club tonight, when leaders Achilles travel to Crane Sports.

Mick McCarthy celebrates Ipswich Town's draw at Middlesbrough on Saturday

Some of the last-ditch defending was excellent, while Bartosz Bialkowski was his usual sublime self in goal, making two fine saves.

Dimitrios Konstantopoulos saves a Jonas Knudsen effort during the Ipswich's defeat at home to Middlesbrough in December

Ipswich Town face a formidable test this afternoon when they travel to Championship title contenders, Middlesbrough.

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