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Community leaders at two east Suffolk district councils which are set to merge to save money are raising their tax by just over 3% in April.

Members of Deben Rowing Club, in Woodbridge, were left devastated after nearly £10,000 worth of damage was caused by Storm Doris.

It’s not too late to book tickets and take in a great show this March. Suffolk’s theatres offer a wide range of performances to choose from with something for everyone including music, comedy, plays and wrestling.

New contributors will be showing their work when 20 artists take part in a two-day winter exhibition this weekend.

An alleged internet Romeo accused of conning five women out of money has denied targeting the females on dating websites.

A leading music school has extended the chance for young talent to join this year’s intake.

Money raised from the reuse of office furniture at Suffolk Coastal’s old offices has been donated to the East Suffolk and Ipswich branch of the RSPCA.

Health inspectors have found improvements at a residential home rated inadequate and put into special measures last spring.

A district council has taken its four-year fight against plans to build homes in a Suffolk village to the highest court in the land.

Rural Coffee Caravan, the mobile charity that offers a place for Suffolk’s most rural and isolated communities to meet for coffee, friendship and access to vital support services, has announced the fundraising support of Suffolk Life, one of the UK’s leading providers and administrators of specialist pension products.

Nearly 11 hours after it was closed, motorists are now able to use the Orwell Bridge.

Ipswich’s MP has said work must continue to provide the town with alternative routes for diverted Orwell Bridge traffic in the wake of yesterday’s closure.

Ipswich was again forced to deal with the disruption caused by an Orwell Bridge closure yesterday as Storm Doris wreaked havoc across East Anglia.

Storm Doris descended on Suffolk yesterday causing disruption, damage and travel misery for thousands.

Corgi toys, Ipswich Town autographs and Aboriginal art were among a huge assortment of items brought along as popular BBC One antiques programme Flog It filmed in Suffolk.

A not-so-frighteningly named storm is set to wreak havoc on our roads today with gusts of up to 65mph expected on the A14 and A12.

It’s pancake day on February 28 and as people across Suffolk dig out the frying pan and stock up on eggs, flour and milk, you might be wondering why we make these flipped treats on Shrove Tuesday at all and indeed why the day is significant. Well, it’s funny you should ask...

Some of the county’s finest playwrights, authors and actors are lining up to present new work for the third edition of a drama and film festival in Halesworth.

By day Darren Hills is a café kitchen cook in Adnam’s flagship store on Drayman Square in Southwold.

But in his spare time the 25-year old serves as a special constable in Halesworth and Lowestoft, patrolling the streets at night, attending traffic accidents and investigating crimes. Last year, he clocked up more than 350 hours volunteering as a ‘’special”.

People who park illegally on yellow lines in Suffolk are more likely to be fined after a new civil parking enforcement scheme was agreed by the county council.

TV antique experts will be at a Suffolk estate today to film an episode of Flog It for the forthcoming series.

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Yesterday, 11:00

Ipswich Town star Josh Emmanuel is the star of the new edition of Kings of Anglia - which is now on sale.

Ipswich Town skipper Luke Chambers admitted he didn’t know whether he was coming or going as speculation mounted over his future on deadline day.

Felixstowe & Walton will be hoping for another bumper crowd when they host local rivals Brantham on Saturday for what could be a crunch game in their pursuit of leaders Mildenhall.

Leiston boss Glenn Driver has called on his players to ‘believe’ as the Blues look to arrest their current poor run.

Alan Quinn scored in Ipswich Town’s last derby win, but has bittersweet memories, ahead of the Blues’ trip to Carrow Road at the weekend.

Ipswich Town head to Carrow Road for the East Anglia derby on Sunday, aiming to pick up their first victory from the bitter encounter in seven years.

Women’s National Championships SE North 1

Wymondham Wasps 34

Woodbridge Amazons 5

Buoyed by a super performance in last week’s win over Chelmsford, the Suffolk side were determined to get closer than the 36-12 loss to the league leaders just a few weeks ago.

Eastern Counties 1

Ipswich YM 8

Woodbridge Warriors 27

Woodbridge opened the scoring in this fiery local derby as full-back Jamie Smith touched down after an arcing sprint saw him receive fast ball.

Any sign of trouble between Ipswich and Norwich fans during the East Anglian derby this weekend will be quickly tackled, police have warned.

National League Two South

Redingensians 25

Bury St Edmunds 21

Another superb second half performance from Bury almost stole them the win after they once again trailed heavily at half time.

Young Suffolk rugby players took lessons from a team of premiership winning professionals – before watching their new mentors secure a bonus point win in front of a 21,000 strong crowd.

Leiston chairman Andy Crisp is hoping that the Blues will not be playing three games a week come the end of the season.

It was a day to remember for young Ipswich Town fans today – meeting their heroes at Portman Road.

Ipswich Town are sweating on the fitness of skipper Luke Chambers, who cracked a rib scoring the Blues’ goal in Tuesday night’s draw at Brighton, for Saturday’s home game with Leeds United.

Potential troublemakers have been warned ahead of Ipswich Town’s home clash against Leeds United on Saturday.

Suffolk golfers have donated a four-figure sum to the appeal for a new £10million children’s hospice.

Women’s National Championships SE North 1

Woodbridge Amazons 32

Chelmsford 5

This rebuilding year is fast turning into a terrific league campaign for the Woodbridge ladies as they crushed the visiting Chelmsford side by 27 points.

A former Ipswich and England hockey player, who also captained Suffolk County Ladies’ golf team, passed away just before Christmas.

Leiston skipper Tom Bullard says the Blues have fire in their bellies and are determined to right the wrongs of the shock weekend defeat at home to Staines Town in the Ryman Premier.

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