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A fresh round of snow could fall at Easter according to experts – just when hopes were high that the wintry weather swept in by the Beast from the East had run its course.

A group of dachshund owners keen to put on a charity dog walk this month have secured a saviour sponsor after being told by the council that they must produce a £300 deposit and £5million insurance cover to hold the event.

Suffolk may have escaped the worst blows from the ‘Beast From The East’, but new pictures show the true cost of erosion of our coastline over the past ten years.

Primark has recalled a range of cushions after they were found to be a possible fire risk.

Customers will not be able to buy or adopt a rabbit from any Pets at Home store from Good Friday to Easter Monday.

It started off with 13 pioneers in a west London park but in the space of a few short years has become an international phenomenon, with almost three million participants in 17 countries, stretching from the UK to Singapore, South Africa, Australia and America.

The clocks will go forward an hour this month to mark the start of the British Summer Time.

The scheme is part of a nationwide campaign launching today to improve signal.

More than 170 hate crimes were recorded against children in Suffolk and Essex last year, a charity has revealed.

A company seeking to redevelop a Suffolk council’s former headquarters as housing claims the delayed project is set for approval in the coming weeks - despite calls for the deal to be started afresh.

Looking for some Easter fun for youngsters? Here are details of some egg hunts and seasonal activities in store across the area.

A symphony orchestra based in Ipswich has announced the date for its second major concert of 2018.

A large number of litter pickers turned out for this year’s event.

Specially designed nest boxes have been installed in Woodbridge ahead of the return of the swallows to the train station.

A programme to develop joint facilities between police and fire services in Suffolk which is currently underway could be the beginning of more measures to unite police, fire and ambulance services.

Easter eggs are a sweet treat for children and adults alike. But are you looking for dairy-free or gluten-free alternatives?

Forget child’s play – this Lego project brought all ages together in a quest to create the perfect minature town.

Organisers of a set of adult learning courses attended by thousands of people across Suffolk are celebrating a top Ofsted rating this week.

The former family home of famed Nineteen Eighty-Four author George Orwell in Southwold is set to get a fresh plaque in honour of his literary legacy.

Dog walkers visiting the Suffolk coast are being reminded to take extra care following further reports of palm oil washing up on the shore and the ongoing poisoning risk from shellfish.

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A Suffolk shooter will be taking aim at a gold medal in next month’s Commonwealth Games, writes Katie Tassell.

Jamie Scales would like Woodbridge to get to 88 points – the sooner the better.

This Sunday sees the Woodbridge & DMCC host the opening round of the Bickers Lifting ACU Eastern Motocross Championship at the Blaxhall circuit near Woodbridge.

Leiston chairman Andy Crisp has given an impassioned plea to Blues fans to get behind the club – and help them balance the books this season – and going forward.

Eastern Counties 3

Woodbridge Saxons 40

Ipswich 3s 17

With the lines swept and repainted and a nod from the ref, Jez Hannon led his Saxons into the frozen wasteland, writes Chris North.

London East 3

West Norfolk 12

Southwold 52

High-flying Southwold overcame the home side in a hard-fought battle played out in arctic conditions, writes David Vaughan.

Thurlow Nunn One

Woodbridge Town 1

Whitton United 0

This much anticipated clash between the division’s top two sides was decided by an 81st minute strike from Ryan Keeble as Woodbridge went six points clear of their nearest rivals, writes Dave Meeson.

Bostik Premier

Leiston 4

Wingate & Finchley 0

This was the most emphatic of wins in this Bostik Premier match at Vicarage Road, raising play-off aspirations for Glen Driver’s side, writes John Campany.

Keith Preston and Lawrence Dodd have completed their Suffolk junior winter coaching programme for the most talented teenagers Suffolk have produced for many years.

Ipswich Witches held their 2018 press launch today. MIKE BACON went along to find out the mood in the camp after an exciting 2017 season

TIM HENMAN was in Suffolk this week – coaching stars of the future at Culford School. MIKE BACON went along to talk to the former British No.1

London 3 East

Wymondham 24

Woodbridge Warriors 0

Heavy overnight rain didn’t dampen Wymondham’s enthusiastic start to this mid-table skirmish.

Fetcham Grove is the venue tomorrow afternoon as Leiston head to Leatherhead FC to take on 14th-placed Kingstonian, writes Craig Cooper.

Felixstowe and Walton will know there is no room for complacency as they travel to relegation-threatened Fakenham Town this weekend.

Route details for the Women’s Tour 2018 are due to be announced later today and we will discover where the country’s elite female cyclists will be visiting this summer.

Ipswich Witches skipper Danny King admits the new fixture list – for him personally – is ‘brilliant’ this season, writes Henry Chard.

Ipswich Witches team boss Ritchie Hawkins has said 2018 is a year in which talented Aussie Cameron Heeps needs to push on.

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