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Yesterday, 17:09

Hollywood film star Russell Crowe referred to singer Ed Sheeran staying at his farm with fiancée Cherry Seaborn - but will the pair marry in Suffolk?

Bank Holiday revellers in Suffolk and north Essex will bask in temperatures far warmer than the average for May this weekend, forecasters believe.

St Peters Church, in Monk-Soham near Framlingham, will host a flower festival next month.

This years Flower Festival theme will be ‘Creation’ with a special performance for its Summer Serenade.

A fast-food wagon and a Dennis the Menace-inspired set of wheels were just some of the creations seen whizzing around Framlingham for the Soap Box Races.

Bank holiday weekend sees the return of a music festival to Woodbridge – with more than 50 acts performing at four venues.

It catered for equine guests in the late nineteenth century but a Suffolk building will soon be housing restaurant customers.

An east Suffolk church is aiming to raise £30,000 to pay for urgent repairs that were needed to its leaking roof.

People have until midnight to register to vote in the June 8 snap General Election.

A dead whale washed up at Felixstowe beach was one of a group of three whales which off the Suffolk coast this weekend, it has been confirmed.

Police have closed their missing person appeal for Daniel Hare, 19, from Felixstowe as he has been found safe and well.

“Never give up.” That’s the life motto of Ben Parker, a 39-year-old father who completed his first-ever Kesgrave parkrun on Saturday – three years after suffering his second stroke.

From traditional cheese, to unconventional curry all manner of appetites were catered for by Dunwich Heath’s annual ‘Sconeathon’.

Community leaders frustrated by town centre parking problems creating danger for shoppers have blamed a lack of police on patrol for the situation.

Best-seller Anthony Horowitz was “warned off” including a black character in his new book after being told by an editor it would be “inappropriate”.

Beach hut owners today face the prospect of having to move their beloved bolt-holes from an area of seafront declared unsafe due to erosion or pay for the relocation by council workers.

“It brings back old memories,” said retired US Air Force colonel Charles Halt on his return to the spot where, in December 1980, he was at the centre of a UFO mystery in Rendlesham Forest.

A record-breaking 2,500 fundraisers took on St Elizabeth’s Midnight Walk 2017 in Ipswich on Saturday night.

A missing dog appeal became a mission to make him ‘too hot to handle’, as friends and family spread word of his disappearance.

Friends and neighbours have been urged to continue supporting the families of three teenagers killed in a tragic car crash.

A 13-year-old Southwold pupil has completed a 200-mile sponsored bike ride in memory of a family friend who died from cancer.

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Local sport

Yesterday, 12:54

Ipswich golfer Hugo Dobson is hoping his hard work in the winter pays off as he targets a top-five finish on the Europro Tour and a move up to the Challenge Tour.

TONY GARNETT takes a look at the latest golfing news from the region in his Garnett on Golf column.

Ipswich Witches teenage reserve Connor Mountain is determined to ride through a difficult spell he is currently enduring.

New Leiston signing Kyle Hammond wants to pick up where he left off at Maldon & Tiptree, after joining Glenn Driver’s Blues on a two-year contract.

Join sports writer Chris Brammer and Archant Suffolk’s chief football writer, Stuart Watson, as they discuss a difficult season for Ipswich Town in the Championship.

The Championship season has barely finished yet the stories never stop when it comes to Ipswich Town.

New Leiston signing Kyle Hammond has arrived at Victory with a glowing reference, after completing his move from Maldon & Tiptree.

The Ipswich and District Badminton League end of season party took place at Goals Soccer Centre, with the event also commemorating the 70th anniversary of The League which was founded in 1947.

New Felixstowe & Walton signing Joe Francis says he wants to help the Dellwood Avenue club, ‘get to where they belong’.

Felixstowe & Walton United have signed Leiston winger Joe Francis, after the former Corby Town man left Victory Road earlier this month.

It’s been 15 long years since Ipswich Town graced the Premier League and the Blues will face a 16th successive season in the second-tier of English football come August.

It hasn’t been all shale and speedway bikes in the King household this week.

Leiston striker Matt Blake wants to fulfil his dream of playing Conference football, but insists he’ll be in a ‘win-win situation’ should he remain with the Blues.

Needham Market manager Mark Morsley will make his last appearance in the dugout on Monday night, when the Marketmen face Lowestoft Town in the Suffolk Premier Cup final at Colchester United.

Mark Morsley has finished managing to become Needham Market chairman. Having led Needham, Leiston and Sudbury in the dugout with some distinction, he reveals his best-ever XI.

She beat the resilient Sharon Luckman, county vice-captain, by one hole in a final that hung in the balance until the very end in the sunshine at Aldeburgh.

Suffolk Women’s Cup

Ipswich Town Ladies 5

Lowestoft Town 0

Ipswich Town Ladies retained the Suffolk Women’s Cup once again with a dominant 5-0 win over Lowestoft Town Ladies at Colchester United’s Weston Holmes Community Stadium, writes Tom Mortlock.

Kelsey Trotter scored a dramatic 89th-minute winner to down Senior Division runners-up Achilles and clinch the Bob Coleman Cup for Division One champions Benhall St Mary, on Friday night.

Retired Halesworth teacher Neil Howell took up masters swimming “by pure accident” - after being “badgered” into it by his wife and friend.

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