John Goodwin, from donor Virridor Credits, Church Warden Wendy Sadler, PCC Treasurer June Pendle and Revd Liesbeth Oosterhof lead a service of thanksgiving at St Mary the Virgin Church in Erwarton after people raised more than £125,000 to repair its tower.

Gallery: Historic St Mary’s church at Erwarton is preserved for generations to come thanks to the dedication of parishioners

Once in danger of crumbling, the tower of an historic Suffolk church has been saved for future generations.

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Simon and David take their bromance to another level as Simon makes David's face funny for money to mark the launch of this year's Red Nose Day campaign. Picture: Tom Dymond

Gallery: Comic Relief and the EADT team up to provide £75,000 of community cash for organisations and good causes

Community groups in Suffolk and north-east Essex are in line for vital cash boosts – thanks to Comic Relief and the East Anglian Daily Times.

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Andy Cutting recently scored consecutive 300 games at Kingpin Bowling Alley in Martlesham Heath.

Gallery: Andy Cutting scores back-to-back perfect 300 games at Kingpin in Martlesham

Achieving perfection is the Holy Grail in sport. There is simply no better way of etching your name into folklore.

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Hadleigh United v Whitton United 

Left to right, Chris Williams and Paul Donnelly.

New Hadleigh United boss Ian Brown gets off to perfect start against former side Whitton United

Ian Brown got off to the perfect start as manager of Hadleigh United on Saturday as the Brettsiders defeated Suffolk rivals Whitton United 3-2 in a five-goal thriller.

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West End star Ruthie Henshall participates in St Joseph's Preparatory School's Aerobathon with her daughter and the schools' Dr Martin Hine to raise money for a school in Kenya. Photographs: Su Anderson

Gallery: West End star Ruthie Henshall joins St Joseph College Ipswich students for workout

What better way to get ready for the day ahead than an aerobics workout with West End and Broadway star Ruthie Henshall?

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Alasdair Nicol and Barry Twomey, with the Felixstowe Coastguard, go through a mud rescue exercise at Kirton Sluice on Sunday, 25 January.

Video: Felixstowe Coastguard Rescue Team practice mud rescue drill with exercise in Kirton Creek

Last year they carried out 84 missions, helping those in need around the region’s waterways. Reporter Edmund Crosthwaite joined Felixstowe Coastguard Rescue Team as they staged a dramatic training exercise.

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Simon Witheford, Bill Lankford and Jacob Nymand at Ickworth

Bury St Edmunds: Seed firm KWS launches UK rye campaign

A German seed company is hoping to put rye on the UK map by encouraging more farmers to grow the versatile crop.

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Suffolk Agricultural Association has organised for a tractor to visit Wickham Market Primary School to promote and encourage kids into farming and a chance to learn more about tractors. Pictured is Ryan Chapman.

Gallery: Association aims to plant the seed to get more youngsters into farming

An initiative is being launched to teach young people across Suffolk more about farming, and the career opportunities it provides.

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Stowmarket's Sam Cross is beaten in this line out by a Beccles opponent

Gallery: Stowmarket rugby side can’t break down Beccles




This was a missed opportunity for Stowmarket as they dominated possession but failed to put together any real sequences of controlled attacks to break down a stubborn and well-organised Beccles defence.

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Pupils from Castle Hill Infant and Junior School take part in the fake wedding ceremony at St Mary and St Butolph church in Whitton Church Lane. Photograph Simon Parker

Gallery: Pupils at Castle Hill Infant School in Ipswich stage mock wedding at St Mary and St Botolph Church

Schoolchildren learned about the sanctity of marriage when taking part in a mock wedding at a church in Ipswich this morning.

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Paul Anderson tries to turn his marker at Brighton

GALLERY & REPORT: Ipswich Town pass up chance to go top at rejuvenated Brighton

‘After you’. ‘No, I insist, after you’ – this is turning into a rather polite Championship promotion race.

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Ipswich Witches 1976 Division One and KO Cup winners

Gallery: 10 moments in time for Ipswich Witches

EADT sports writer Mike Bacon takes a look at some happy and not so happy moments in time for the Ipswich Witches

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Carr Street in Ipswich as it was in 1962 compared to 2014

Gallery: Ipswich Society release pictures showing how town has changed over past 150 years

The Ipswich Society has delved into its photograph archive to give a fascinating insight into life in Ipswich over the last 150 years, and is now encouraging the public to take a look at its recently compiled digital archive for the first time.

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These a re a few sunrise shots from my #100sunrises challenge. 
	I plan to record 100 sunrises throughout 2015 and share them online.

Gallery: ‘100 sunrises in 2015’ – Jason Alexander, Suffolk’s ‘Wildlife Gadget Man’, explains his New Year challenge

A warm orange glow fills the morning sky as Jason Alexander, the self-styled Wildlife Gadget Man, captures some exquisite sunrises on film.

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The Greene King Westgate Brewery Fire Brigade line up outside their fire station in Bridwell Lane

Gallery: The brilliant Suffolk firefighters who have provided many wonderful memories

Andy Abbott has worked alongside many firefighters over the years and has wonderful memories of Suffolk Fire Service, especially from the early years of his career based in Bury St Edmunds, Sudbury and Stowmarket.

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Oysters at the annual Colchester Oyster Feast.

Gallery: Top 10 – Essex boasts the longest coastline in the UK and some of the sunniest weather, what else is the county famed for?

Essex is often derided by others elsewhere in the country as being full of spray-tanned buffoons. But here are our top 10 interesting facts about the county.

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Long Melford

Gallery: BBC hit Lovejoy set to return to our screens - will the cast once again set up home in Long Melford?

A popular TV series which put Suffolk on the map during the 1980s is set to be remade – and the news has been welcomed by villagers in “Lovejoy country”.

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Myland Community Primary School pupils tried five instruments as part of the 5Live Project.

Gallery: Colchester youngsters get to grips with new instruments at workshop

Youngsters at a north Essex school tried their hand at new music instruments as part of an interactive project.

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The 'Give it a Go' session at Chantry Library in Ipswich.

Gallery: Libraries in Ipswich and Chantry give communities the chance to try out new age kurling, boccia and table tennis with ActivIpswich

A library might not be the sort of place you would expect to be able to try out new sports but that is exactly what has been on offer at locations in Ipswich.

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Appointment of honorary aldermen, former long-serving councillors at Colchester Borough Council. Colin Sykes invites friend and Xfactor star Stevie Ritchie.

Gallery: X Factor star Stevi Ritchie witnesses special ceremony at Colchester Borough Council

A touch of celebrity was brought to Colchester Borough Council as an X Factor star was a guest at an official ceremony.

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