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A cyclist has been rushed to hospital with “serious” injuries after colliding with a van in a Suffolk seaside town today.

Green Light Trust Martlesham project helps people who have ‘stalled’ in life - and helps nature too.

Police investigating a series of power tool thefts from vans and properties in Suffolk have recovered more than 120 items.

Plans to develop a 59-cabin holiday park on a former quarry in Wenhaston have been deferred until a planning committee has visited the site.

Suffolk patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families are set to benefit from a new resource centre after planners gave the green light.

The East of England Ambulance Service answered 3,200 calls per day over the winter period, new data shows.

The sunshine, blue skies and record breaking temperatures of recent days are set to come to a thundery end - with heavy rain and lightning expected across the region this weekend.

An Ipswich man who gives his time to widen opportunities for children from deprived backgrounds has been recognised by the Queen.

Candidates were announced today for an east Suffolk by-election – after four people secured nominations.

Realise Futures in Ipswich wins contract to pack gifts for Suffolk brewer Adnams.

Plans to transform the empty Cavendish Hotel on Felixstowe’s seafront into homes and commercial units have been given the go-ahead once planners secure financial agreements for affordable housing.

A 24-hour cookathon will be held at a Suffolk hotel this summer to raise money towards the fight against cancer.

Health bosses in Suffolk and Norfolk have said a change of mindset is needed to question whether hospitals are the best place for patients in order to stop bed blocking.

Controversial plans to create 100 homes on the former Suffolk Coastal District Council offices in Melton have been given the go-ahead after a narrow vote by planning committee.

Firefighters are clearing up after a fire at the John Grose Ford dealership this morning.

A Suffolk planning committee debating controversial plans for homes in Melton was left stunned after a parish councillor on the public bench threatened a committee member by imitating a gun with his hand.

A new visitor guide has been created for the Shotley Peninsula in a bid to promote an “undiscovered nugget” of Suffolk.

Councillors in Suffolk have warned that Government proposals for a new National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) will create a greater burden on local authorities.

Suffolk and Essex were hotter than Nairobi and the Canary Islands today, as the mercury reached more than 26 degrees Celsius (78.8 Fahrenheit) in parts of the region.

Coaches from the club will be hosting free tennis taster sessions as part of a variety of events on offer from Saturday May 12 - Sunday May 13.

Aldeburgh Baptist Chapel hosted a special day of fundraising for Brain Tumour Day.

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The push for a Bostik Premier Division play-off place continues tomorrow afternoon, with Leiston still in sixth place going into the match, writes Craig Cooper.

Another home victory on Saturday against Burgess Hill Town saw Leiston beat their previous best points tally of 73 in the Bostik Premier Division to move on to 75 points with three league games to play, writes Craig Cooper.

Suffolk start their preparations for the 2018 season with a T20 double-header versus Cambridge MCCU on Sunday.

Come and meet three of Ipswich Town’s 1978 FA Cup heroes!

London 3 East

Woodbridge Warriors 21

Ely 26

This last league match of 2017/18 re-acquainted contestants from the first, the tight 5-5 draw in torrential rain and lightning at Ely, writes Simon Ballard.

London 3 East

Wisbech 26

Southwold 38

Southwold claimed a bonus-point win at Wisbech, but will have to settle for a promotion-deciding play-off clash with Millwall after finishing as league runners-up to Stowmarket.

Bostik Premier

Leiston 2

Burgess Hill Town 0

The Blues started the match with an unchanged starting 11 after the win against Harrow Borough on Tuesday night.

Katy Sealy nursed herself through her second Commonwealth Games appearance and just failed to deliver on her top ten target, writes James Toney.

After an excellent result against Harrow Borough on Tuesday evening at Victory Road, Leiston will be looking to boost their play-off hopes with a win against second from bottom Burgess Hill Town at home tomorrow afternoon, writes Craig Cooper.

Assistant manager Glenn Snell said Woodbridge Town’s fitness levels were key to their CNet Training Suffolk Senior Cup semi-final victory over Achilles, writes Nick Garnham.

Competitors in the Fast Test Road Race faced 80 miles in rain and grime plus a dozen climbs of the finish hill at Willisham Tye near Needham Market, writes Fergus Muir.

Woodbridge Amazons 22 Southwold Swallows 5

Leiston 3 Harrow Borough 0

Mike Bacon takes a look back at the Masters and why Patrick Reed is no different to many of sport’s winners

London 3 Eastern Counties League

Southwold 33 Woodbridge Warriors 6

In his weekly column, Ipswich Witches skipper Danny King takes a look at a week of rain-offs, why a clock is the answer to the ‘gardening’ issue and why it’s great to see Tiger back.

Thurlow Nunn First Division

AFC Sudbury Reserves 2

Woodbridge Town 1

AFC Sudbury Reserves pulled off a major upset today, inflicting only the second league defeat on visiting Woodbridge Town, writes John Campany.

Suffolk Ladies, the reigning East champions, won a warm-up friendly with Sunningdale scoring against Ipswich Men at Purdis Heath.

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