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The “strong” sense of community in Saxmundham was on full display during the annual Christmas lights switch-on event on Saturday, organisers have said.

The first Christmas lights switch-on event in Leiston’s high street for “a number of years” has been celebrated by organisers.

Eagle-eyed shoppers have spent the day looking for the ideal gift at a Christmas market at a church in Felixstowe.

“We won’t let this happen without making a lot of noise”.

Former Suffolk Coastal District Council, Melton Hill offices are sold for re-development

Our judging panel put Christmas food from the supermarkets to the test.

Temperatures have dropped dramatically this week and we have seen our frost of the winter, so to bring some cheer to your week we are taking a look back to summer with our picture of the day.

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Cheaper parking and shorter queues are just two of the benefits of shopping later in the day, and this Christmas stores across Suffolk and north Essex will be staying open later for some festive retail therapy.

Suffolk skaters are calling on council bosses to do more for their park, which they claim has become “neglected” in recent months.

They take six weeks to prepare, add hundreds of pounds to electricity bills and could be considered a minor feat in electrical engineering.

Are you struggling to think of something to buy your loved one this Christmas? Don’t worry, we have put together a list of 14 gift ideas for the person in your life who already has everything they need.

Campaigners have renewed calls for a dedicated relief road to be built to serve Sizewell C – and have urged the public to get behind the idea.

A Suffolk tennis ace will be serving up festive cheer for the start of tomorrow’s Christmas celebrations in a riverside town.

One of radio’s most iconic stations is next year hoping to return to its heartland on the airwaves – in time to celebrate 50 years since the law that abolished the pirates.

Remember Teddy the Maltese? Last Christmas the pampered Ipswich pooch melted hearts with his Father Christmas outfits and was named the winner of our annual Santa Paws competition.

Families in Ipswich, Felixstowe, Bury St Edmunds, Stowmarket, Woodbridge and Newmarket will be expecting a visit from a naughty little elf tonight as the Christmas tradition continues.

Suffolk detectives are appealing for information over unsolved murders in the county dating back to 1961.

Paralympic swimmer Fran Williamson led an inspirational practical session on teamwork and perseverance as part of the Girls’ Sport Enrichment programme at Saxmundham Free School.

Substation fire in Laxfield

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

A substation blaze in Laxfield is being tackled by firefighters.

Parts of Suffolk shivered in temperatures as low as -4C (24.8F) overnight – and it is set to get even colder tonight.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Leiston have signed former Lowestoft Town midfielder Joe Marsden, although the 23-year-old will not be eligible to travel to Eastbourne Borough for the Blues’ FA Trophy replay this evening.

The Touchline SIL Senior Division side is guaranteed at least one representative in the semi-finals of this season’s Suffolk FA Senior Cup.

Leiston will face Needham Market for the second season running in the semi-finals of the Suffolk FA Premier Cup.

Ryman Premier League side Leiston forced a replay in the FA Trophy, securing a draw with a 90th-minute penalty.

AFC Sudbury will host Gosport Borough in the First Round of the FA Trophy, while Leiston will travel to National League Premier side Bromley, provided they defeat Eastbourne Borough in tomorrow night’s replay.

It’s hard to imagine, but a pile of timber chopped down on the edge of a Suffolk field could soon be used to steer England’s test team to victory.

Woodbridge Town hitman Mark Ray wants to smash the 50-goal barrier this season, and break the record for most goals scored in a Thurlow Nunn League term.

Leiston manager Glenn Driver believes Ipswich Town could have some bright young talent to call upon in the next couple of years.

New Leiston signing Jake Hutchings scored a hat-trick as the Blues defeated a young Ipswich Town side 6-3 in the Suffolk Premier Cup at Victory Road last night.

AFC Sudbury, Brightlingsea Regent and Leiston have discovered their opponents for the Third Qualifying Round of the FA Trophy.

Leiston lost their proud unbeaten league record on the Kent coast last night, well beaten by hosts Folkestone Invicta at Cheriton Road.

The Winter League got off to a flying start last weekend as it returned from its summer break.

With swimmers starting the hunt for county, regional and national qualifying times ahead of these championships next year, clubs turned out in force at one east Suffolk side’s open meet last month.

Leiston manager Glenn Driver insists he won’t stand in the way of Ollie Brown and Byron Lawrence after the duo had a trial at National League club Dagenham & Redbridge this week.

Five students at an independent school in east Suffolk could be playing hockey for their country after been selected for a prestigious assessment camp.

Ryman Premier duo Needham Market and AFC Sudbury have been handed home draws in the Second Qualifying Round of the FA Trophy.

There’s a good feeling about Woodbridge Town at the moment and it will increase further today if the Woodpeckers can inflict Stowmarket Town’s first defeat of the season, at Notcutts Park.

Ryman League Premier rivals Needham Market and AFC Sudbury will meet in the quarter-finals of this season’s Suffolk FA Premier Cup.

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