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The Orwell Bridge fully reopened before the rush hour this morning, Highways England has confirmed.

Another honour for Gipping Homes for the Bartlet convalescent home conversion in Felixstowe.

A national furniture chain which has stores and its head office in the region is looking for a buyer after calling in administrators.

The count down to Christmas has begun, with residents across Suffolk preparing for various Christmas lights switch on events.

A Suffolk woman forked out almost £200 a week for domestic care despite agency workers cutting visits short, a government watchdog has found.

After a year-long trial, no incidents or accidents, and the public in favour – cycling on Felixstowe’s promenade is set to be made permanent.

The Kesgrave High School pupil says she feels “amazing” after passing her driving test first time – a year earlier than her peers.

Suffolk-based Hopkins Homes wins Best Medium Housebuilder in the WhatHouse? Awards 2017

A charity has composed a list of 24 things you can do this advent to make a difference.

Concerns have been raised over how a new set of roadworks in Nacton Road lasting almost five weeks will impact Christmas shopping in Ipswich town centre.

Suffolk gardening expert, writer and broadcaster Ric Staines has died – prompting tributes from people who knew and worked with him.

Tonight’s Lotto draw has an estimated £18.1 million jackpot after no ticket holders scooped Wednesday’s top prize.

Thousands of people turned out for festive light switch-on events in Suffolk and north Essex this week.

A charity single penned and performed by a Suffolk-based community choir could be in the running for Christmas number one.

A series of amber flood alerts have been issued to stretches of the Suffolk and north Essex coastline overnight tonight.

Hundreds of Suffolk children helped “raise the roof” during a singing project first conceived to mark the centenary of one of the county’s most famous composers.

How well have you been keeping up with the region’s news in the last week? Find out with our East Anglia news round-up quiz.

Locations in Ipswich have emerged as the latest sets to feature in the new series of BBC series Detectorists – with one even doubling for London.

Pop on your Christmas jumper and get ready to feel festive at one of these Suffolk and north Essex Christmas markets.

The Whisstocks development at Woodbridge has taken a step closer to completion after a meeting of Woodbridge Town Council.

This year’s event was the Big Spotacular. So how did people raise money?

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A draw was the outcome at Worthing last Saturday as Leiston came from behind to grab a point drawing 1-1, writes Craig Cooper

Suffolk are searching for a new professional after award-winning batsman Jaik Mickleburgh confirmed he will not be able to commit to the whole of the 2018 Minor Counties season, writes Nick Garnham.

Suffolk will play eight T20 fixtures next season in a new-look Minor Counties programme, writes Nick Garnham.

Is speedway going in the right direction? MIKE BACON takes a look at the sport after the recent promoters’ AGM

Haverhill players dominated the Suffolk Winter Alliance meeting at Southwold last week.

Ipswich Witches promoter Chris Louis has said there will be no ‘ripping it up and starting again’ attitude to team changes for the Foxhall side in 2018.

Walsham-le-Willows enjoyed a fine 4-0 home win over Wivenhoe Town on Saturday.

Suffolk Senior Cup

Woodbridge Town 4

Capel Plough 0

Capel arrived at Notcutts Park on the back of five successive victories, however it was the home side who prevailed with a series of superb strikes which sent the majority of the 132-strong crowd home happy, writes Dave Meeson.

Leiston boss Glenn Driver admits it’s been nice for him and his players to have a week off.

Mike Bacon discusses Suffolk FA’s decision to scrap extra-time in their cup competitions and Italy’s World Cup demise in his weekly column.

Stephen James (Renvale RT) took his fifth successive league win in the Hempton Senior cyclo-cross despite losing over a minute when debris stuck in an obscure part of his bike’s transmission.

Felixstowe & Walton 1 Stowmarket 1. Felix won 4-2 on pens

The best of the county’s sporting talent was celebrated at the Suffolk Sports Awards at Kesgrave Hall, writes Elaine Anderson-Browne.

Women’s National Championships East 1

Chelmsford Bluebirds 0

Woodbridge Amazons 22

The Amazons returned to winning ways at an inhospitable Chelmsford on Sunday. Biting wind and a sloping pitch meant the Suffolk ladies had to fight for every score, writes Ian Girling.

A Suffolk sailing club is celebrating the completion of better clubhouse facilities with improved river views.

An independent Suffolk school has celebrated the opening of a new pavilion to match its “great sporting traditions” and inspire future generations.

Bacon’s Bites: Mike Bacon’s thoughts on the sporting world. Who wants to live Down Under?

Leiston head to Dorking tomorrow looking for more FA Trophy glory.

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