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Eight properties in Suffolk and Essex have been shortlisted for a prestigious architecture award.

Children all over Suffolk will be proudly presenting their mums with flowers, chocolates and hand-crafted cards on Sunday as we celebrate Mother’s Day.

The new £1 coin being introduced next week has a hidden built in security feature to prevent forgary and a holographic image that changes depending on what angle it is viewed at.

What are you doing for Red Nose Day? See here to send in your stories and photos.

More than £75,000 has been given away to good causes in Suffolk to recognise the outstanding work they do in the community.

It’s Mother’s Day on Sunday and if you have left your shopping a little late, don’t worry - independent shops across Suffolk have got it covered. Check out these gift ideas and feel inspired.

A Felixstowe pre-schoool is determind to prove it is a good school following criticisms by Ofsted inspectors.

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Five people have died after a knifeman brought terror to the heart of Westminster, mowing down pedestrians then stabbing an unarmed policeman before being shot by armed officers.

A small Suffolk swimming pool is once again among the best represented in the country for a charity challenge in the fight against cancer.

Staff at a popular roadside café received an Eat Out, Eat Well award for their healthy food and local produce.

Community leaders in Leiston have put together an 18-point wish list of improvements they want EDF Energy to put in place if the Sizewell C nuclear power station is given the go-ahead.

This Sunday sees the start of the 101st year of British Summer Time (BST) as we put the clocks forward one hour at 1am – losing 60 minutes in bed but gaining lighter evenings to enjoy in spring and summer.

Melton councillors, James Bidwell and Jane Day, donated £2,000 from the Enabling Communities Bugdets to the Deben Community Farm in Melton.

An incident involving a number of casualties and emergency responders is going to take place in Lowestoft this weekend – but all will not be as it seems.

Work is under way to analyse the 1,000 responses EDF Energy has received over its proposals for Sizewell C – with the company saying examining the comments will be a “detailed process”.

St Andrews pre-school thanks local community for ‘overwhelming’ support after raising over £600 following ‘devastating’ break in.

A Lowestoft couple who set up a cannabis factory in their bungalow have been given prison sentences totalling 50 months.

Nigel Burgoyne, headteacher at Kesgrave High School, said budget reserves are becoming depleted after years of savings, leaving Suffolk’s school leaders “struggling” to avoid staff redundancies and curriculum cuts.

EDF Energy’s Sizewell B complex is backing the campaign aimed at cutting the number of drivers using mobile phones.

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Flying Leiston full-back Ollie Brown says the Blues will be buoyed by Matt Blake’s decision to stay at the club.

Manager, Micky Squirrell says keeping Grundisburgh in the SIL Senior Division will be his biggest achievement at the club.

Where Felixstowe & Walton United finish the season has been taken out of their hands, following last week’s defeat at Stanway Rovers.

AFC Kesgrave joint-manager Rob Juby is relishing the Division One side’s clash with Senior Division high-flyers Achilles, in the Bob Coleman Cup semi-final on Saturday.

Ipswich Town defender Tommy Smith has told a newspaper in New Zealand that he is 100% committed to playing for the national team, ahead of the All Whites’ World Cup qualifiers against Fiji.

A small Suffolk swimming pool is once again among the best represented in the country for a charity challenge in the fight against cancer.

With eight games to go, Ipswich Town are still not safe from relegation to League One, following a tough season in the Championship, and lost 3-1 at Cardiff City at the weekend.

Leiston manager Glenn Driver believes Matt Blake has the credentials to play at a higher level and said he will do all he can to make that happen, even if it results in the Blues losing their star man.

Tui Uru (Ipswich) was among the try scorers as Eastern Counties beat Middlesex 34-12 in the RFU under-20 Shield at Shelford, to clinch a quarter-final place.

Women’s National Championships SE North 1

Woodbridge Amazons 20

Harlow 0

The Amazons ended their 2016/17 season with a heart-warming win over Essex rivals Harlow.

Leiston hitman Matt Blake has followed his heart and not his pocket, after turning down a big-money move to Ryman Premier Division rivals, Billericay Town.

Mick McCarthy says his managerial record is the reason for his longevity at Portman Road, not owner Marcus Evans’ perceived patience with his managers.

The future of a Suffolk equestrian centre faces uncertainty after a public right of way was proposed to run through its top-rated cross-country course.

Suffolk RFU Chadacre Cup Final

Woodbridge Warriors 18

Southwold 15

The Woodbridge Warriors retained the Suffolk RGU Chadacre Cup by upsetting a higher division team in the final for the second straight season.

Ipswich Town fan and football reporter WILL RIDGARD gives his view on the controversy surrounding the increase in season ticket prices at Portman Road...

Ipswich Witches held their 2017 press day at Ipswich Sports Club this morning, with all the riders in attendance.

Leiston boss Glenn Driver admits that although he is disappointed to lose Byron Lawrence, he would never have stood in the way of the ex-Ipswich Town midfielder’s chance to move to Billiercay.

The Suffolk County Women’s Bowls Association (Federation) held their County Indoor finals at Sole Bay Indoor Bowls Club, Southwold recently.

Benhall St Mary go into tomorrow’s Suffolk Junior Cup semi-final with Oulton Broad at Beccles Town, still challenging on three fronts.

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