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Aussie flu fears leads to flu jab warning from Suffolk doctors

Doctors are urging people to get a flu jab as a severer outbreak of flu is expected this winter.

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Christ Church United Reformed Church is closing in January and Rev Malcolm Hill is one of a few people proposing a public meeting to turn it into a community centre for the town.






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Bid to convert soon-to-be-defunct Sudbury church into community centre launches

A plan to turn a soon-to-be-defunct Sudbury church into a community centre has been launched, with a public meeting next month.

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Lidl supermarket to open in Halstead this week and create up to 40 new jobs

Award-winning supermarket chain Lidl is opening a store in Halstead this week, and says it will create up to 40 new jobs in the town.

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Great Cornard man avoids jail after downloading indecent images of children

A 52-year-old man from Great Cornard who admitted to downloading more than a hundred indecent images of children from the internet has been given a suspended prison sentence.

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Rail strike looms across Greater Anglia in guards dispute

The rail union RMT today confirmed its Greater Anglia members will take two days of strike action over the potential extension of driver only operation.

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Long Melford Neighbourhood Plan engagement Day 



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Uncertainty around future development in Long Melford fuels concerns

Uncertainty surrounding the future development of Long Melford has sparked alarm after a major consultation was launched.

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Matthew Bryan, left, and Lee Heane admitted 50 burglaries

Two jailed for 50 burglaries including seven in Suffolk and Norfolk

Two men have been jailed after admitting more than 50 burglaries across seven counties, including Suffolk and Norfolk.

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Car crash on the B1115, Little Waldingfield. Submitted photo.

Car collides with telegraph pole in Little Waldingfield

A car collided with a telegraph pole in Little Waldingfield last week — but nobody sustained any injuries.

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Josh Gilbert, back row fourth from left, who collapsed during a Thurston Rangers away match in Hadleigh on Saturday September 16

Tribute as popular rugby player, 25, dies during match

A Thurston rugby club is in mourning today after one of its most popular players suddenly collapsed and died during a match on Saturday.

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Hadleigh Quarry, Peyton Hall Farm, Hadleigh
Alan Shepherd is launching a petition against a planning application to build new facilities at Hadleigh Quarry. 
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Residents’ group campaigns against proposed development at Hadleigh Quarry

Plans to develop a working mineral site at Hadleigh Quarry have raised major safety concerns among residents.

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Ipswich Town fan Zach Ward.

Ipswich Town fan Zach Ward says: ‘We’ve had a great start – but we need to improve ahead of tougher tests’

Perhaps Ipswich can’t be described as convincing, but it’s back to winning ways.

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East Anglian Premier League champions Sudbury celebrate with their trophy at Friars Street, after their home match with Swardeston was abandoned due to the weather   Picture: Richard Marsham

Cricket round-up: Sudbury celebrate winning the EAPL while Haverhill are relegated

The weather played havoc with the final day of Saturday's cricket league season, but it could not rain on Sudbury's parade as The Talbots carried off the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League (EAPL) title for the first time in their history.
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AFC Sudbury's players celebrate Adam Mills putting them into a 2-0 lead against Chipstead in the Emirates FA Cup  Picture: Richard Marsham

Saturday's local football round-up

AFC Sudbury and Needham Market both made home advantage count to progress through in the Emirates FA Cup, while Diss, Mildenhall, Halstead and Stowmarket were among those to record important league wins.
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The campaign towards canonising world-famous Suffolk humanitarian Leonard Cheshire as a saint has begun with a Memorial Mass in Cavendish marking 100 years since his birth. Pictured from left: Jeromy Cheshire, Bishop Alan Hopes, Elizabeth Cheshire and Father James Fyfe. Photo credit - Keith Morris.

Campaign to canonise famous Cavendish humanitarian Lord Cheshire as saint begins

The campaign to canonise a famous Suffolk humanitarian and philanthropist as a saint was launched in his home village of Cavendish.

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Lavenham, Suffolk. Lavenham Library Summer Reading Challenge awards presentation with Suffolk County Councillor Robert Lindsay also pictured is Elise Hardly library manager.

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PICTURES: Suffolk’s young readers receive awards from Summer Reading Challenge

Children who took part in a summer reading initiative run by Suffolk Libraries have received their well-earned medals and certificates.

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Women on Wheels Sudbury charity cycle ride

Women on Wheels charity cycle ride hits the road tomorrow

A charity bike ride is encouraging women and girls to sign up and support a worthwhile cause when it rides through the Suffolk countryside tomorrow.

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MOVING ON: Jack Newman in action for AFC Sudbury against Aveley earlier this season. The midfielder has now signed for lower-league Hadleigh United

THURLOW NUNN LEAGUE: Hadleigh sign title winner Newman from AFC Sudbury

Hadleigh United have pulled off a transfer coup by landing AFC Sudbury's Isthmian League Division One North title winner Jack Newman.

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HIGH HOPES: Fledgling Cornard Kings face the camera ahead of Saturdays friendly match

Cornard hoping to emerge as the new kings of the basketball court

Setting up a new sports club would seem a daunting challenge but, with more players than kit, Cornard Kings Basketball Club are already making giant strides.

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Headstones have been taken down from a number of graves at the Church of St Lawrence in Little Waldingfield, due to health and safety concerns.



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Graves taped off in Little Waldingfield due to serious safety fears

Headstones have been taken down from several graves in Little Waldingfield due to serious health and safety fears – but one resident says he is unhappy with how the matter was handled.

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