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A body of a man has been found washed up at Felixstowe beach, police have said.

The chief executive of a Suffolk company on £170,000 a year has been banned from driving for six months with 21 penalty points for speeding after losing an ‘exceptional hardship’ plea.

A woman from Felixstowe has raised over £2,000 for St Elizabeth Hospice after taking a freezing dip in fancy dress on Christmas Day.

A nursery run by volunteers in Saxmundham has shown a significant improvement in its services after Ofsted boosted its rating from ‘Requires Improvement’ to ‘Good’.

KFC branches in Suffolk remain closed today due to a chicken shortage.

Pixie Lott could be your new neighbour, according to a national newspaper.

A key new agreement between the Government and the Church of England could see many more churches used to boost mobile connectivity around Suffolk.

Judges at the Suffolk Owl Sanctuary (S.O.S.) at Stonham Barns had over 350 images submitted, from which just eight winners have been selected.

Bullying is “brushed under the carpet” and has become part of Felixstowe Academy’s culture, the Ofsted inspection report which has placed the school in special measures claims. The Ofsted report has been published today. See the full report here.

Norfolk police has thanked both Ipswich Town and Norwich City supporters for their behaviour at today’s East Anglian derby at Carrow Road.

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A police union boss has condemned a spike in ‘vile’ attacks on officers in Suffolk as latest figures reveal a 265% rise in more violent assaults.

A young entrepreneur from Ipswich is to give the keynote speech at a business networking event held by MENTA in Woodbridge.

A Felixstowe man who was given a curfew as part of a suspended prison sentence for dangerous driving on the A12 has been fined £200 for breaching the order.

EDF has reported a 33% drop in UK earnings despite hiking gas and electricity prices, having taken a hit from the Brexit-hit pound and a drop in customer energy use.

Children in Suffolk who grow up in areas that have the greatest literacy challenges are also likely to live much shorter lives than their peers, the first study of its kind has shown.

The driver of a BMW is in hospital tonight with serious injuries after a crash near Southwold which police are investigating.

Question marks have been raised over the strength of Visit Suffolk’s campaigns to attract visitors to the county, as those funding it fail to commit to cash beyond March next year.

Young visitors to a Suffolk castle have been stepping back in time this week to experience life as chivalrous knights or a perfect princesses.

The team trying to save a Suffolk village’s fire ravaged pub have concluded it can be done – but will cost £1.6m and take up to three years.

Leading figures calling for a £133million bypass in east Suffolk have reaffirmed their commitment to the scheme after an opposing group raised environmental concerns.

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Yesterday, 14:07

London 3 East

Wisbech 19

Woodbridge Warriors 34

Woodbridge started vigorously, the Warriors pushing up-field for Jamie Smith to kick three penalty points.

London 3 Eastern Counties

Southwold 30

Stowmarket 27

The match-up between the top two teams in London 3 Eastern Counties proved to be an all-time classic which will live long in the memory of those lucky enough to be there, writes David Vaughan.

A dogged performance from Framlingham Town saw the Castlemen keep another clean sheet, Danny Smith score his 100th senior goal and young Portuguese Sini Rodrigues net his first for the club in a fine 3-0 win over Swaffham in Thurlow Nunn One.

Thurlow Nunn First Division

Holland FC 1

Woodbridge Town 3

Woodbridge Town maintained their lead at the top of the table with another away win on a difficult pitch, writes John Middleditch.

Bostik Premier

Leiston 3

Billericay Town 1

Billericay, the Bostik Premier champions elect, were brushed aside by a magnificent Leiston performance that made a mockery of the form book, writes John Campany.

After three league defeats in as many matches, Leiston’s season doesn’t get any easier tomorrow afternoon as table-toppers Billericay Town are the visitors to Victory Road, writes Craig Cooper.

Suffolk skiing sensations Honor Bartlett and Tilly Black both started their weeks off with a bang at the English Alpine Championships with Bartlett claiming third and Black taking fourth in the girls Super-G, writes Richard Dore.

Felixstowe Ferry’s Glen Davis and Gary Howard defied the bitterly cold weather to win the better ball prize in Southwold’s Suffolk Winter Alliance meeting.

Leiston’s recent struggles in the league continued as they fell to a 1-0 defeat at Merstham on Saturday.

Suffolk Senior Cup

Bramford United 2

Woodbridge Town 5

Woodbridge Town progressed to the semi-finals of the Suffolk Senior Cup as an excellent second half performance sealed the win against a home side who included ex-Woodpeckers Luke Moss and Harry Burman in their starting line up.

Former Ipswich Town footballer Kieron Dyer has revealed details of sexual abuse he suffered as a boy.

Suffolk super-horse Frankel is 10 years old today.

Mike Bacon takes a look at why 3G pitches are not loved by everyone. Also, are we going to witness a Tiger Woods comeback to rival any other sporting return?

The Felixstowe & Walton management team of Kevin O’Donnell and Ian Watson will be hoping the 14 days off, or rather, without a game, will have given their squad a chance to refocus ahead of this weekend’s trip to Newmarket Town, quickly followed by Tuesday night’s Suffolk Premier Cup tie at Bostik Premier Division, Needham Market, writes Phil Griffiths.

New Ipswich ‘Tru7.com’ Witches asset Michael Haertel says he is looking forward to learning as much as possible in his first season in British speedway, writes Henry Chard.

Manager Glenn Driver admitted he had to read the riot act to his Leiston side during the half-time interval of their 2-1 victory over Ipswich Town in the Omni Freight Services Suffolk Premier Cup, writes Nick Garnham.

Two Suffolk skiers are planning to make their mark at the English Alpine Championships, which start this weekend.

Ipswich Town fan Karl Fuller defends Freddie Sears against criticism, hail the travelling Town army, then admits some say we should be careful what we wish for!

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