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The jury in the trial of a former Bury St Edmunds man accused of sexually assaulting three schoolgirls is expected to retire to consider its verdicts tomorrow.

Permission is set to be granted for the first work to get under way on a new 2,000-home development – agreement to build the entrance and main roads for the project.

A 21-year-old woman woke up in the early hours of the morning to find a burglar peering through an open window, a court has heard.

Tickets are on sale for a charity music night to boost the funds of an organisation which provides social activities and life skills training to support young adults with learning disabilities.

Kate Nears, activities coordinator at Felixstowe’s Mill Lane Nursing Home, is known for her pink hair but decided to sacrifice it for a good cause.

Playwright Suzanne Hawkes’ new work Courage Calls to Courage focuses on the struggle for the vote between Emmeline Pankhurst’s Suffragettes and Millicent Fawcett’s Suffragists.

The aim was to turn the complex in Station Road into more than just pool – and now it offers users a gym, classes, indoor cycling, sauna/steam room and more.

The Rt Rev Martin Seeley, Bishop of the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, travelled to Hong Kong on behalf of the Most Rev Justin Welby, who as the Archbishop of Canterbury is the Primate of All England and the spiritual leader of the worldwide Anglican Communion.

It’s always a big day in a youngster’s life when they meet a member of the royal family and it was children from the Leiston area who back in 1983 had the privilege of meeting and performing for Princess Margaret.

The East of England Co-op has leased its old dairy site in Felixstowe to the town’s rescue service as part of a package of support for the local independent lifeboat charity.

A resident at Maynell House care home in Felixstowe has celebrated her 100th birthday, marking the occasion with a special party with family and friends.

Youngsters from two schools learned about the traditional spirit of harvest when they brought their gifts for those in need.

A Woodbridge school pupil won the “golden ticket” to enjoy a screening of Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory at the new Film Feast Suffolk festival.

A poem written by a St Joseph’s College student Lia Taylor pleading with people to learn lessons from the Great War has won her a special trip to Germany.

Kate Nears, a member of staff at Mill Lane Nursing Home in Felixstowe, is getting ready to ‘brave the shave’ for Macmillan Cancer Support after losing her mother to the disease.

Government cash is being sought for a new £1million project to regenerate one of the most popular areas of the resort’s seafront.

The Rt Rev Martin Seeley, the most senior Church of England clergyman in Suffolk, has warned that Britain is in “serious danger” of ending up a shattered and divided nation when leaving the European Union.

Pirates are used to the water, but they would have liked a drier weekend as they came ashore for a special event at Landguard Fort.

A resort’s rat infestation is at last in decline – after the rodents started taking the bait.

Broadcaster, author, explorer and geographer Nicholas Crane will be speaking on the challenges facing Suffolk’s coastline at a conference in the county next month.

They claim the new attraction will blight their homes – and say they were not told about the plans when they bought the properties.

A Suffolk man who suffered a brain injury after falling at speed from his mountain bike is to talk about his experiences at a conference next month.

Campaigners are stepping up their fight to stop proposals for a 300-acre 24-hour business park on farmland next to homes in a small village.

A Lowestoft woman accused of obtaining £60,000 of benefits after allegedly failing to inform the authorities that she owned a property in Spain has been cleared after the case against her was dropped.

Back in the 1970s almost every town and village had its own carnival.

A Suffolk church is singing the praises of pop star Ed Sheeran – after he agreed to encourage the tradition of singing in the community.

People can enjoy visiting some of the resort’s most historic buildings this weekend as they open their doors as part of the Heritage Open Days.

Consultation is taking place over the project, which would see 350 acres of farmland stretching from the A14 dock spur roundabout to Old Felixstowe developed over the next 18 years.

Families turned out in force for a day of traditional fun as one of Suffolk’s fastest growing communities staged its annual fete.

Felixstowe’s seafront was packed as art-lovers enjoyed one of the highlights in the resort’s calendar of events.

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