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A crack-cocaine and heroin dealer has been jailed for more than six years after a police drugs operation in Leiston.

A few years ago, I was strolling through Framlingham with Tom, one of my children, writes Terry Hunt, editor-in-chief of the EADT and Ipswich Star.

‘Crude, clumsy and pointlessly lurid’ or ‘colourful, practical and deliverable’ the design for a Suffolk town’s new-look leisure centre has divided opinion.

Preparatory work on a masterplan for 2,000 new homes at Adastral Park at Martlesham Heath is under way.

Suffolk Business Women, part of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, is hosting a networking lunch on February 10 at Seckford Hall, near Woodbridge, at which Deborah Cadman OBE, chief executive of Suffolk County Council, will be the guest speaker.

A crewman has died after a boiler backfired in the engine room of the Manhattan Bridge container ship as it was docking at Felixstowe port last night – causing an “explosion”.

A Suffolk man has been evicted from his hospital bed by court order after he “unnecessarily” refused to leave for more than two years.

Beach huts, morning runs and golden sand. Not exactly the Felixstowe you might be expecting in January.

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The owner of a fire-damaged Suffolk pub has expressed his willingness to sell the historic building to a community group wishing to take it on.

Two communities in Suffolk have been awarded special status as part of a national project to drive forward future economic growth and prosperity in coastal areas.

A Suffolk factory has reported improved output after all its staff were enrolled on an 18-month team-building course.

Up to 20 asylum seekers could be temporarily housed in a Suffolk market town, under Home Office orders, as larger dispersal areas around the country reach capacity.

An uninsured Suffolk driver who sparked a five-hour full-scale police search after fleeing a crash scene and then lied to an officer has been given a community order.

Park and ride proposals linked with Suffolk’s new nuclear power station are anticipated to more than double traffic volumes through parts of a village – causing “extreme concern” for residents.

Community leaders will decide next week whether to create one, large “super district” delivering services to people in east Suffolk – and ask the Government to approve the project.

More than 140 drink-drivers were caught in Suffolk during the police’s December crackdown, nearly double the number detained Norfolk, according to figures released today.

A Suffolk road has been closed after a crane overturned this morning.

Another hectic year of charity action gets underway for a celebrated Suffolk fundraiser this month.

A drink-driver who was twice the legal limit was caught after colliding with a parked car outside Halesworth police station.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Woodbridge Town boss Jamie Scales says his side isn’t giving up on promotion, despite two defeats on the bounce,

Grundisburgh entertained Coplestonians at home last Saturday and after a close match Cops deservedly doubled us with a narrow 1-0 win thanks to a stunning Matt Rutterford thunderbolt.

Leiston 4 Canvey Island 0

Ipswich Town managing director Ian Milne has urged disgruntled Blues fans to stick with manager Mick McCarthy, following the embarrassing 1-0 FA Cup defeat at Lincoln City last night.

Having enjoyed a terrific reversal over Tabard the previous Sunday, the chance to avenge a 26-5 defeat to Essex side Harwich & Dovercourt looked a tantalising and achievable goal for the in-form Woodbridge Amazons.

They may have plundered 15 goals in their previous three Ryman Premier Division games, but Leiston manager Glenn Driver is getting just as much satisfaction out of his side’s discipline in defence.

Ipswich Town take on non-league side Lincoln City in an FA Cup Third Round replay, at Sincil Bank, this evening.

Leiston continued their flying start to 2017 with a confident 4-1 win over Billericay on Saturday, the goals coming from Ollie Brown, Niko Muir and a brace from Matt Blake.

Glenn Driver believes today may be the ideal time to host a Billericay Town side that he feels could still gatecrash the Ryman Premier play-offs.

There are two all Suffolk match-ups tomorrow with Hadleigh United hosting Walsham-le-Willows and Ipswich Wanderers entertaining Long Melford respectively.

Felixstowe & Walton play host to basement side Swaffham Town tomorrow, in a game that carries plenty of importance for both clubs.

Women’s National SE North 1

Tabard 27

Woodbridge Amazons 39

A daunting road trip to Radlett in Herts to face third-placed Tabard posed a serious question for this season’s Amazons squad.

Leiston hitman Matt Blake has fired an ominous warning to the free-scoring Blues’ Ryman Premier League rivals, saying: ‘We are back to our best’.

A Suffolk recreation ground is set to be improved “massively” after an £82,500 grant was awarded to tackle drainage problems and create new sports facilities.

Prospective AS and A-level students could soon be pulling on a Leiston shirt, after the Ryman Premier League Blues teamed up with Kesgrave High School this week.

Seven-time British champion and Ipswich-born Scott Nicholls has admitted he would have loved a return to Foxhall this season.

Ipswich Town’s FA Cup Third Round replay will be shown live on the BBC on Tuesday, January 17.

Jack Baker rescued an equaliser from close range with 15 minutes to go, as Stowmarket Town left Badingham Road with a point.

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