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Young people who were representing Scouting during the Saint George’s Day parades have been a “credit” to their communities.

Bookies are tipping the Missing People Choir which has among its membership Suffolk’s Nicki Durbin – to be named winners of this year’s Britain’s Got Talent.

Bosses at the Suffolk Food Hall hope to set a new world record for the most people eating a sausage roll in the same place at the same time.

The Alde Valley Spring Festival was officially launch at White House Farm, Great Gelmham, yesterday with a locally sourced lunch fit to feed the multitude.

Speeding fines are going up from tomorrow – with penalties doubling for motorists clocked doing more than 20mph above the limit.

More than £2,000 was raised at The Bell Inn’s 10th annual bike show and meet, which was described as “absolutely brilliant” by organisers.

A driver could be facing a ban and having his licence endorsed with 99 points after allegedly being caught speeding on the Orwell Bridge 11 times in just 25 days.

Suffolk and Essex runners are bracing themselves for the 37th London Marathon this morning.

A record number of over 300 runners were treated to glorious sunshine when they took part in the 200th Bury St Edmunds parkrun in Suffolk.

These optical puzzles will both test you and frustrate you - but have you got a keen eye for detail?

Housing developer Bloor Homes has bought the Woods Lane site at Melton, where it plans to start work on 180 new properties this summer once details have been approved by Suffolk Coastal council.

Organisers of the inaugural Great East Run in Suffolk say they “can’t believe it’ after an extra 500 places made available this morning sold out.

Bloor Homes announces plans for 180 new homes north of Woods Lane, Melton

Chiefs behind controversial plans to build a car park on an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Suffolk have vowed that they won’t even consider submitting a planning application until much later this year.

It’s a sure sign of summer’s approach when Aldeburgh selects a carnival queen.

A Wetheringsett man who died after a crash on the A140 at Little Stonham has been described as “kind, gentle and loving” by his family.

A planning inspector has turned down an appeal against refusal for housing at the border of Martlesham and Woodbridge.

Ed Sheeran has landed himself a spot on Time magazine’s most influential people list – where he joins the likes of Pope Francis, Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un.

A group of new EDF Energy apprentices have taken their families to meet the Sizewell B station director and find out more about the next steps of their career.

In the latest sign of headteachers and education chiefs taking a stronger stance on the controversial issue, unapproved family holidays accounted for 38,615 days of unauthorised absences in the 2015/16 academic year in Suffolk.

Volunteers are being sought to join the team at a prehistoric/Roman village near Snape.

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I had a wild and foolish thought on Saturday morning.

Suffolk got off to a losing start in their MCCA Unicorns KO Trophy Group 4 clash at Hertforshire on Sunday.

It’s beyond typical that I should have to write this column on the back of the 1-0 defeat at already-relegated Rotherham United after missing out on writing in the aftermath of that fantastic win over Newcastle United a week ago.

Long Melford secured their place in next season’s Thurlow Nunn Premier Division, with a 2-0 home win over Swaffham.

Goals from Craig Jennings, Rhys Barber and Ryan Birchfield saw Felixstowe & Walton United tighten their grip on second place in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division, with a 3-1 away win at Ely City.

With the destination of the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division title decided, the battle for the runners-up position goes into the last week.

Anyone inspired by coverage of this year’s London Marathon can go along to support runners in an annual town race this May.

The second round of the 2017 Eastern Centre Pre-70 Championship, with an accompanying twin-shock class was staged at Blaxhall recently.

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy could give a number of fringe players and youngsters the chance to impress at already-relegated Rotherham United on Saturday.

Leiston goalkeeper Ashlee Jones has spoken about the alleged racial abuse he received during the Blues’ 2-1 home defeat to Lowestoft Town on Easter Monday.

Eastern Counties, in conjunction with Southwold RFC, hosted its inaugural U21/University Returners Festival on Easter Sunday in Southwold.

Lowestoft Town have vowed to act in ‘the firmest possible way’ after it was alleged a fan racially abused an opposition player during a Suffolk derby clash on Easter Monday.

Waldringfield Sailing Club hosted their first open event of the year at Easter, with Easter Egg trophies and lots of chocolate eggs to be competed for by several classes.

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There was a dramatic finish in this Suffolk derby with three late goals in a feisty affair that saw referee George Laflin produce eight yellow cards and dismiss Leiston boss Glen Driver from the dug-out.

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy says Sir Bobby Robson would have had no problems cutting it as a manager in the modern era.

Today is ‘Sir Bobby Robson Day’ as Ipswich Town host Newcastle United in the Championship, with a number of events set to be held at Portman Road.

Saturday, April 1, saw 124 members of Waldringfield Golf Club play a Texas Scramble competition to mark the end of the course as they know it – the course now closed for the time being, as it gets set for a re-design – subject to planning permission.

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy says he won’t walk away from Portman Road, wants to build another play-off challenging side and has criticised supporters who claim he has ruined the Blues.

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