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Liverpool Street station

London’s Liverpool Street train station has been evacuated following reports of a suspicious package.

Solictor Sophie Grabham on Ben Nevis.

Sophie climbs a mountain for a charity

GCSE Results Day - St Benedict’s Catholic School in Bury. Left to right, Tia Lowman, Niall Morris, Rachel Ellis, Georgina Coll, Peter Bryan, Ben Campbell, Abin Jose.

Youngsters across Suffolk will this morning end their anxious wait as they pick up their GCSE results.

Skye Biggs with her mum Lana Heath.

All little Skye Biggs, of Felixstowe, wants from life is a day devoted to her favourite TV character.

What can you do with the kids in the last few days of the summer holidays?

There is just over one week left of the summer holidays but there is plenty still to do before the schools open their doors for a new term.

The 66th East Anglian Championships

Strong winds failed to deter archers’ enjoyment of an annual tournament held in Suffolk over the weekend.

Mark Shenton, chairman of the Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group

Senior doctors will be out on the streets of east Suffolk next week asking members of the public for their views on how to save the NHS money.

A week-long police campaign is being run to clamp down on speeding motorists in Suffolk this week.

The Anchor in Woodbridge

A man was left with a broken nose, fractured eye socket and cuts to his face in an assault in Woodbridge which saw him punched so hard he fell to the floor, Suffolk police have said.

World's biggest container ship MSC Oscar arriving at Port of Felixstowe.

Britain’s premier port is to undertake a multi-million pound project to enable it handle more of the world’s biggest container ships.

Police are appealing for information

A motorcycle was stolen from the roadside in Mettingham earlier this month.

Archaeologists taking part in a dig at Leiston Abbey - the project is set to move to RSPB Minsmere to find the shady secrets of the priest pirates.

Archaeologists are to carry out a dig at RSPB Minsmere to discover if the priests that lived in the abbey that once stood on the site were pirates.

Great Britain's Mo Farah with his gold medal following the Men's 10,000m final at the Olympics Stadium on the eighth day of the Rio Olympics Games, Brazil.

Sports chiefs say it essential to keep the momentum going and capitalise on the inspiration of Team GB’s record-breaking Olympians to get Suffolk fit and healthy.

A white 4x4, left, undertakes several cars to jump the red warning lights at a level crossing in Oulton Broad. Dashcam footage from Paul Whitlow

Police have traced the owner of a car which was caught on video swerving round queuing traffic and driving over a level crossing in Suffolk as the barriers came down.

Ipswich Crown Court.

A maintenance worker at a Suffolk holiday park has been cleared of taking advantage of a “tipsy” woman and raping her while her partner was crashed out on a sofa and his wife was asleep in bed.

Television presenter Phil Spencer with Anna Davies, owner of My Happy Hut, who is announced as winner of the Towergates Beach Hut of the Year Awards 2016, Dovercourt, Essex. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday August 19, 2016.  The beach hut has a fairy-tale interior with glass double doors, windows and a drawbridge, which drops down to create a decked area. Photo credit should read: Jeff Spicer/PA Wire

A mother-of-three has expressed her “delight” at winning Beach Hut of the Year 2016 – five years on from the “traumatic” death of her husband.


Community leaders are asking for more thought to be given to the name of a project to regenerate their town because it is the same as the banner under which several councillors were elected.

The annual Aldeburgh Carnival.

Windy conditions have been blamed for curtailing a carnival’s fireworks display, which is usually one of the most spectacular in the region.


More than 60 firefighters were dispatched to a field fire in north Suffolk this afternoon – with strong winds hampering their work.

A few shots taken In the early hours till daybreak of a ship being loaded at Felixstowe port from Languard Point

New ownership for Felixstowe shipping company Imorex

Supporters and users launching their appeal for a new home for the Hollesley RDA group earlier this year. Photo: KEV ELLIS UVUE LTD

A scheme which provides vital therapy for adults and children with disabilities has been saved from closure after finding a new home.

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The 66th East Anglian Championships

Strong winds failed to deter archers’ enjoyment of an annual tournament held in Suffolk over the weekend.

Luke Ingram scored for Needham Market at Lowestoft Town

Ten-man Braintree Town slumped to a 2-1 defeat at Maidstone United in the Conference Premier on Tuesday night, Bobby-Joe Taylor scoring twice in the first half.

Steve Morris picks out his arrows at last year's event

An archery group in east Suffolk is hosting a regional tournament this weekend, which it hopes can raise the profile of the sport.

Evie Lake and her family are organising a funday to raise money to help other deaf children.

Despite being profoundly deaf, Evie Lake is determined to be a winner in life – and is already an inspiration to everyone who knows her.

Action from the Felixstowe & Walton United v Bury Town in the Suffolk Premier Cup. Photo: Steve Waller

A football club’s dream of a new clubhouse and changing rooms fit for the 21st Century has moved a step closer with the award of a £50,000 grant.

Brett Pitman celebrates scoring for Ipswich Town. Photo: Steve Waller (

The 2016/17 season fixtures have been released by the English Football League for the Championship, League One and League Two.

The British National Team are introduced with the Mayor of Southwold Melanie Tucker before the start of the Aviva Women's Tour in Southwold

A crowd of thousands descended on the Suffolk seaside to watch some of the world’s best cyclists embark on the third edition of the Aviva Women’s Tour.

Gallery: Women’s Tour 2016 - Are you a face in the crowd?

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Crowds at the start of the Aviva Women's Tour in Southwold

Were you out supporting Lizzie Armitstead and Emma Johansson as they cycled through Suffolk today?

Elena Cecchini, left, and Hannah Barnes of the Canyon Sram team. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Today the eyes of the cycling world will be firmly fixed on our region as the Aviva Women’s Tour gets under way.

The Aviva Women's Tour pictured in Clacton-on-Sea.

The world’s top women cyclists left Suffolk this morning on day one of The Women’s Tour 2016.

The Women's Tour heads through Woodbridge.

A number of the world’s top cyclists will be racing through Suffolk and into Norfolk tomorrow as the 2016 Women’s Tour of Britain gets underway.

Women's Tour 2015

The Aviva Women’s Tour is coming to East Anglia once again next week with the Grand Depart taking place in our very own Southwold.

Suffolk County Council and Active Norfolk Aviva Women's Tour media ride launched in Southwold on Wednesday 25th May.

Some of the best female cyclists in the world visited Suffolk yesterday as preparations for next month’s Aviva Women’s Tour.

Adam Webster - Picture: Joe Pepler

Ipswich Town are preparing to tweak their approach in the Championship next season, with the signing of cultured Portsmouth centre-back Adam Webster.

Runners take part in the Woodbridge 10K road race

Places for this year’s Woodbridge 10k road race filled up within just 90 minutes – but those lucky enough to grab a spot at the start line enjoyed great running conditions yesterday.

Lowestoft Town's three goal scorers (L-R, Danny Crow, Joe Marsden and Michael Spillane) pictured with the trophy after their victory over Leiston in the  during the Leiston Suffolk Premier Cup Final at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 04 May 2016.      
Picture: Steve Waller

Holders, Lowestoft Town lifted the Suffolk Premier Cup for the 13th time last night and went some way to softening the blow of relegation from Conference North, the Trawlerboys winning 3-1 against Ryman Premier Leiston at Portman Road.

Fishing at Waldegraves.

Read some of our top picks for a relaxing spot of fishing in East Anglia.

Leiston manager Richard Wilkins.

Leiston manager Richard Wilkins does not expect Lowestoft Town to be suffering a relegation hangover when the two teams meet in the Suffolk Premier Cup final at Portman Road tonight (7pm kick-off).

Joe Sharpe (top row third from left) pictured with his football team at the University of Chichester who will be staging a memorial match in his memory on April 30, 2016

A memorial football match will be played this week to celebrate the life of an “adored” sportsman who died earlier this year at the age of 20.

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